Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
- No fly
- Half board
Take your seats for a performance from this renowned orchestra
The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic is one of this country’s oldest concert bodies, founded in 1840. Today it continues to promote music in the city at the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall and through the well-known Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. On this holiday look forward to an opportunity to hear this award-winning orchestra perform. During your holiday you can also enjoy music-related talks from your expert host to enhance your concert experience and holiday, plus an included guided city tour with a visit to Liverpool Cathedral.
All breakfasts (B) and dinners (D)
Local expert guide
- Cancellation rights
- Expert host talks
- Hosted welcome drinks reception
- Free Wi-Fi
- Hotel porterage
Included excursions and visits
- A concert at the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
- Guided city tour and cathedral visit
The Aerodrome, Liverpool Airport Speke, Liverpool, L24 8QD. 0151 494 5000
Located in a 1930s art deco building, this 4-star hotel lies seven miles from the centre of Liverpool, in the bustling commercial area of Speke. Once an airport terminal, the building was where thousands of fans greeted The Beatles during their heyday in the 1960s.
The hotel has 164 bedrooms.
Free Wi-Fi internet access is available to all guests (extra charge for higher speed access and download).
Tea coffee making facilities
Food and Drink
The hotel's Starways Restaurant overlooks the former runway with its vintage aircraft. All your breakfasts and dinners will be served here. The Club Central Lounge and Bar also serves bistro-style dishes (extra charge).
Other Hotel Information
A swimming pool, gym and spa bath are available at the adjacent David Lloyd Leisure Centre.
The hotel is around seven miles from the centre of the city and Liverpool Parkway Station is approximately a mile away.
Liverpool grew as a seaport on the River Mersey, and the Liver Building, with its famous Liver Birds, the Cunard Building and the Port of Liverpool Building dominate the waterfront. The city of Liverpool has given birth to such talents as The Beatles, and two famous football teams, Everton and Liverpool. One of the highlights of the city is the splendid 18th-century Town Hall, which stands just above the waterfront at the junction of Water Street and Castle Street. Other attractions include Liverpool's two cathedrals, located in the heart of the city. The Anglican cathedral in St James Road is the second largest Anglican Cathedral in the world, while the circular building of the Roman Catholic Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral has a fascinating glass lantern tower.
Head to Liverpool's renovated Albert Dock. Now a World Heritage Site waterfront, it comprises an impressive array of Grade I listed buildings, plus an array of bars, restaurants and cafes. Attractions here include The Tate Liverpool housing art from the Tate Collection, and special exhibitions of contemporary art on loan. Follow the Fab Four at the award-winning Beatles Story, and take the Magical Mystery Tour to Strawberry Fields, Penny Lane and more. You’ll also find the Merseyside Maritime Museum, describing the city’s maritime heritage and, on a grim note discover Liverpool’s connections to the slave trade at the International Slavery Museum. Don’t miss the opportunity to view sculptors Antony Gormley's ‘Another Place’ – an enigmatic sculpture of 100 cast-iron figures spread over a two-mile stretch of Crosby Beach, around five miles north of the city. Each figure is almost 6'2" tall and weighs over 1,400Ibs. The figures were cast from the artist's own body, and are revealed and submerged as the tide ebbs and flows…
Either north or southbound, follow the M6 until you reach junction 21A (signposted M62 Liverpool). Continue along the M62 and exit at junction 6 (sign posted Liverpool South and Airport). Continue to the end of Knowsley Express Way (A5300). At the roundabout turn right onto Speke Boulevard (A561). Continue for 4 miles, past the turning for Liverpool Airport and at the next set of traffic lights the hotel will be on your left. There is a free car park at the hotel subject to availability.
If you have arranged rail travel through Saga you will receive tickets to the closest mainline station. Transfers to and from the hotel are not included. Your Saga host will meet you on arrival at the hotel.
If you wish to make your own travel arrangements, the closest rail station is Liverpool Parkway Station. Details of train services may be obtained from National Rail Enquiries on 03457 484950 or through their website. A taxi between the station and the hotel will cost approximately £5 each way.
If you wish to pre book a taxi the hotel recommends Village Taxis on 0151 427 7909. Village Taxis are not associated with Saga and any contract is between you and Village Taxis. All queries regarding their service must be referred directly to them.
The nearest National Express drop off point is Liverpool one bus station. Details of coach services can be obtained by phoning 08705 808080 or you can visit their website for up-to-date timetables and bookings.
Once you arrive
On your day of arrival, please aim to get there after 2pm. Any earlier and you may find that your room is not ready. When you do arrive, your luggage will be portered from reception to your room (and from your room to reception when you leave).
Jean is a concert pianist, harpsichordist, lecturer and writer and was a junior and senior exhibitioner at the Royal College of Music. She now specialises in playing period keyboard instruments as well as being a ‘Steinway Artist’. Her concerts include work for the National Trust, Finchcocks Musical Museum, Jane Austen’s House at Chawton and music club and church concerts throughout England.
Guided city tour with Cathedral visit
Enjoy a guided tour of Liverpool city, which was an important trading port from the 18th century onwards. With its rich and varied architecture and social history, discover some of the highlights of Liverpool which may include the maritime area – now a UNESCO World Heritage site, Georgian architecture, the Victorian St George’s Quarter, Ropewalks, and more. You’ll also visit the city’s Cathedral.
Included on 4 nights itinerary
Choose from the following departure dates:
Departure: March 15, 2021:
Departure: May 12, 2021:
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