Jim Porter has been the a licensed entertainment agent and talent manager for 30 years. He was a partner in G&J Rock ‘N’ Roll Entertainment one of Sydney’s leading 50’s and 60’s Entertainment Agencies and now with his wife owns Summer Breez Promotions. During his time in the industry Jim has been responsible for putting together a number of club shows covering Elvis, The Beatles and other top artists from the 50’ s, 60’s and 70’s as well as arranging and promoting well over 100 Rock ‘N’ Roll Shows featuring the music of the ERA and also judging talent quests and Rock ‘N’ Roll Dance Competitions. His love of the music of that ERA started at an early age and like most people grew up in the 60’s with the British Invasion as it became known and of course The Mersey Beat. Like many of you he grew up an avid fan of The Beatles watching and listening to their music, who could forget the release of the movie Hard Day’s Night or The Beatles Cartoons on TV every Saturday morning. From Love Me Do to Get Back, I love not only the music of The Beatles but also the Solo Careers of John, Paul, George and Ringo. I have been lucky to lead a number of Music Tours to the USA and look forward to you joining me as we travel to Hamburg, London and Liverpool to visit the amazing Beatles sites, homes and locations of the world’s greatest band. So join me as we look back at Eleanor Rigby, Strawberry Field and Abby Road on this Beatles adventure of a lifetime.VIEW ITINERARY
DAY 1 Monday, 12 August 2024 Depart Australia
DAY 2 Tuesday, 13 August 2024 Hamburg
On arrival we are transferred to our hotel. The tour manager will take those interested to a nearby restaurant for dinner (own expense).
DAY 3 Wednesday, 14 August 2024 Hamburg
Today we will have a Beatles tour of Hamburg. We will visit the Indra Club, where the group performed as The Beatles for the first time, on August 17, 1960. We visit the Bambi Kino, the old cinema where The Beatles first had their digs. We see the other venues where they performed: the Kaiserkeller, the Top Ten and the Star Club. We will also visit Beatles Platz and the Pacific Hotel, where they stayed in December 1962, just as “Love Me Do” entered the Top Twenty.
DAY 4 Thursday, 15 August 2024 Hamburg
We continue our Beatles exploration of Hamburg. We visit some of The Beatles places outside of the Reeperbahn district. We see where Stuart Sutcliffe studied and visit the historic locations of Astrid Kirchherr’s famous 60s photo shoots.
DAY 5 Friday, 16 August 2024 London
We take a short flight from Hamburg to London. On arrival we transfer to our hotel. This evening we will have dinner at the original Hard Rock Cafe, welcoming us to London. We will also take a tour of the famous memorabilia vault. D
DAY 6 Saturday, 17 August 2024 London
This morning we will visit the famous Portobello Road market, where we will have a chance to hunt for Beatles memorabilia. This afternoon, we will take a walking and tube tour of the central London Beatles locations with a local expert. See and take photographs at the famous Abbey Road zebra crossing, the EMI Abbey Road Studios, flats and houses where The Beatles lived, the Marylebone Register Office where Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr were married (separately that is), the Magistrates’ Court where John was convicted in 1968, theatres were they performed and much more.
DAY 7 Sunday, 18 August 2024 London
Today will be George day. We travel out to Henley-on-Thames and see George Harrison’s famous estate, Friar Park. We will have time to explore the town of Henley, with its quaint shops and riverbank along the Thames. We will have lunch in George’s favourite pub, the Crooked Billet. The rest of the afternoon will be free.
DAY 8 Monday, 19 August 2024 London
Today we will have a full day London tour of The Beatles and Rock Legends. We will see places where some of the music videos were filmed, including the park where ‘Rain’ and ‘Paperback Writer’ were filmed. The same tree limb used in a Beatles photo is amazingly still there, for a photo opportunity.
DAY 9 Tuesday, 20 August 2024 London
This morning we have a further exploration of London’s Beatles sites. We will have a lunch at Ringo’s favourite pub. The afternoon will be free. L
DAY 10 Wednesday, 21 August 2024 Liverpool
This morning we depart London and travel north to Liverpool, where we stay for the next week and get ready to celebrate all the special Beatles events as part of International Beatles Week. The annual International Beatles Week celebrates the music of the most famous pop group the world has ever known. There is so much to do and see that you don’t need to be a Beatles fan to enjoy the festival, though it probably helps! This is truly an international event with bands from over 20 countries and fans from over 40. As well as live gigs, there are exhibitions, memorabilia sales, guest speakers, video shows, sightseeing tours and a convention. On arrival we will have a walking tour of some of the central-Liverpool Beatles sights, including The Cavern Club, Wall of Fame, Tom Dooley’s and Eleanor Rigby’s famous statues. This evening we enjoy our first concert at The Cavern Club to celebrate our arrival in Liverpool.
DAY 11 Thursday, 22 August 2024 Liverpool
Today we have a comprehensive Beatles sightseeing tour of Liverpool. We see the real Penny Lane, Strawberry Fields, St Peter’s where John and Paul first met, Ringo’s childhood home, the schools The Beatles attended and much more. This evening we will enjoy another concert for International Beatles Week at The Cavern Club.
DAY 12 Friday, 23 August 2024 Liverpool
Today we visit the childhood homes of John and Paul. Now National Trust-owned, they preserve the houses as they were when John and Paul were growing up. A fascinating experience. This afternoon we visit “The Beatles Story” museum, a wonderful tribute to Liverpool’s favourite sons.
DAY 13 Saturday, 24 August 2024 Liverpool
Today we have a guided tour, with one of Pete Best’s family, of the famous Casbah Coffee Club, which is virtually unchanged since the time of The Beatles. The site of The Beatles’ first live performance, it is a major part of Beatles history. This evening we attend the Philharmonic Hall for the Fab Four tribute band concert.
DAY 14 Sunday, 25 August 2024 Liverpool
A day to enjoy International Beatles Week.
DAY 15 Monday, 26 August 2024 Liverpool
This morning we take a ferry over the Mersey River, made famous in song by Liverpool’s own Gerry & The Pacemakers. The rest of the day will be free to enjoy International Beatles Week.
DAY 16 Tuesday, 27 August 2024 Liverpool
The last day of International Beatles Week. This evening we have a farewell dinner to celebrate our fantastic tour and then attend the final night’s concert at the Cavern Club.
DAY 17 Wednesday, 28 August 2024 Departure
This morning we depart Liverpool and travel to Manchester Airport for our flight back to Australia.
DAY 18 Thursday, 29 August 2024 Arrive Australia
We arrive into Australia this morning and the tour concludes.
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