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Liverpool Cathedral: Our most recommended tours and activities

Liverpool: Sightseeing River Cruise on the Mersey River

1. Liverpool: Sightseeing River Cruise on the Mersey River

Step back in time as you hear about the Beatles and Mersey Ferries on this river cruise in Liverpool. Discover Liverpool’s iconic waterfront from the deck of a legendary Mersey Ferry. Hop aboard the ferry at Liverpool Pier Head and begin your water adventure. Have the option to purchase some delicious refreshments while you admire the city from the water. Listen to commentary as your guide points out sights Sail past the cast iron, brick and stone buildings at the Royal Albert Dock. Take in views of the architectural ensemble of the 1900-era 3 Graces which includes a stunning Gothic-style skyscraper. Hear about the Beatles performing on the Riverboat Shuffle cruises in the early 1960s to tales of smuggling, Mersey Ferries carry a cargo of memories. Find out how they are connected to the Mersey Ferries. Sit back and enjoy the fascinating commentary and absorb the heritage.

Liverpool: Hop-On Hop-Off Ticket with City and Beatles Tour

2. Liverpool: Hop-On Hop-Off Ticket with City and Beatles Tour

Hop aboard the open-top bus tour of Liverpool and The Beatles. Listen to the social history of the city and where the Beatles were born and raised, stayed, and played. See all the city’s historic sights, including the Unesco World Heritage waterfront and the 2 magnificent Cathedrals. Your first stop is Penny Lane and the second Strawberry Field, where you can leave the bus for a priceless photo opportunity. Then you'll go to the childhood homes of John Lennon and Paul McCartney, before traveling back towards the city where you will hear all about the great River Mersey. Once you have completed the City and Beatles tour, use your ticket to join the hop-on hop-off city tour. Ride through the historical landmarks and attractions including The Royal Albert Dock, the iconic UNESCO waterfront, the world-famous Cavern Club, the World Museum, both of the magnificent Cathedrals, The Philharmonic Dining Rooms, China Town, and much more.  You will also have exclusive offers throughout the city, including a free glass of bubbly at the Philharmonic Dining Rooms.

Liverpool: St James' Cemetery Historical Ghost Tour

3. Liverpool: St James' Cemetery Historical Ghost Tour

In the shadows of the biggest cathedral in Britain, lies one of the most mysterious and actively haunted locations in the world; Liverpool’s St. James Cemetery. Once the settlement of an ancient pagan witch-cult, then a quarry, then a Victorian graveyard, this remarkable 'Canyon of the Dead' is crammed with almost 60,000 Victorian and Edwardian corpses and is positively steeped in supernatural folklore and genuine paranormal phenomena. Join Mr. Roberts and Miss Llewellyn- your friendly guides- as they lead you down by lantern light and regale you with the incredible, true local legends of ghosts, witches, vampires, black magicians, demonic shadow-entities, and even friendly elf-like creatures… all of which have been sighted countless times at this... otherworldly place. Embark on a whimsical, paranormal adventure right in Liverpool's city centre- this is undoubtedly a must-see experience for anyone even remotely curious about Liverpool’s folkloric legends and mind-blowing supernatural history. So, what are you waiting for? Get your tickets now!

St James' Necropolis, Secret Garden Cemetery Tour Liverpool

4. St James' Necropolis, Secret Garden Cemetery Tour Liverpool

Begin your Journey outside Liverpool’s most famously haunted hostelry, The Philharmonic Pub Hope Street, surrounded by the former hospitals, asylums, workhouses, and children’s homes once served by the Necropolis. View the surrounding neighborhood that envelops the Dormitory of the Dead, St James’ Cemetery. Enter Liverpool’s Père Lachaise, City of the Dead, St James’ Secret Garden Cemetery. Listen to your guide masterfully weave ghostly tales and gruesome fables, medical accounts of the realities of the many Public Health crisis experienced by the city’s residents all swept up in the melancholy moods that pass through this great green lung. Absorb Liverpool’s awe-inspiring Anglican Cathedral “head and shoulders of the City” from the underbelly of this sea-soaked sanctuary. Experience the otherworldly soul of St. James’ Cemetery Gardens after dark, where nearly 58,000 of Liverpool’s great and good are entombed. Visit the venerable Chalybeate spring, where Liverpool’s only remaining natural spa waters flow from the rock bed of the town, believed to possess enlivening healing properties. Marvel at the impressive mausoleums and shrines including William Huskisson- the first victim to fall beneath the grinding might of a locomotive train- whose ghoulish presence still haunts his final resting place.

Liverpool: Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & City Highlights Tour

5. Liverpool: Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & City Highlights Tour

Explore the top sights in Liverpool with an immersive smartphone scavenger hunt and self-guided walking tour. Discover the city with location-based while admiring the sights in a unique way. See the World Museum and visit the largest cathedral in Britain. After downloading your tour app (download instructions received via email after booking), begin your adventure to 10 of the most important attractions of the city. With maximum flexibility, you can start the activity at any time, stopping and going as you please. Once you start, you'll uncover clues at each attraction to reveal your next destination. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to solve a puzzle at the exterior of each attraction and work toward finishing the game. Along the way, take in the sights at your own pace while learning information and facts about Liverpool. Choose to take a lunch break, stop to fully enjoy the sights, and capture as many pictures as you want. The tour route includes the World Museum, St. George’s Hall, St. Johns Beacon, the Cavern Club, The Three Graces, the Museum of Liverpool, Tate Liverpool, Nordic Church and Cultural Centre, Chinatown, Liverpool Cathedral, and more.

Liverpool: Self-Guided City Sightseeing Treasure Hunt

6. Liverpool: Self-Guided City Sightseeing Treasure Hunt

Embark on a self-guided treasure hunt for a fun and unique way to explore Liverpool. Receive messages to a phone from Captain Bess, a snarky pirate testing out new recruits to join her ship. Travel Captain Bess's carefully designed route through the city. Follow the treasure maps to get to the right place, then try to decipher the clue. Search high and low for the answer and see hidden sights usually missed by tourists. Ask for a hint to continue the journey through the city if the clues get too tough.  Start at the top of Bold Street and sneak along Georgian terraces and smaller streets, passing hidden gardens, delightful docks, and the stunning waterfront. Learn interesting facts and hear stories along the way about the sights along Bess's route and get a better understanding of the history of Liverpool. Get ready to explore Liverpool in a new way through this fun and interactive treasure hunt.

Liverpool: City Highlights Exploration Game

7. Liverpool: City Highlights Exploration Game

Explore Liverpool and learn about the city in this exploration game played on your phone. As you progress, see sights like the Anglican Cathedral, the Central Library, and more. Travel to the Liverpool Central Library to start the game. You’ll take on the role of an avid geocaching fan set on winning the grand prize. As you solve challenges, the story will unfold and directions on your phone will take you to the next location and puzzle to solve. It will take you between 1-1.5 hours but you should explore at your own pace: simply pause the game and resume when you want from the location where you paused it. You can play on your own, in a large group, or in several smaller groups that compete against each other before meeting at the final stop of the game, Liverpool Town Hall.

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What people are saying about Liverpool Cathedral

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based on 2 reviews

Tried both experiences. Excellent value and both tour guides amusing and informative. The time passed so quickly. So many interesting anecdotes and places visited from the top of an open blues in the sunshine!

Fab family day, thoroughly enjoyed it. Damien the tour guide and singer brilliant. thank you

Great way to see the things in Liverpool you would miss. Take comfy shoes !!

It was a great boat trip that showed you everythibg that was on the river

A great trip along with Beatles songs relevant to the place visited.