Liverpool: River Cruise and Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Activity provider:Mersey Ferries

Liverpool: River Cruise and Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Activity provider:Mersey Ferries

From US$ 27.77 per person

Make the most of Liverpool and see it from the water and from a bus's top deck. Enjoy a sightseeing cruise on the River Mersey and then head to land for a hop-on hop-off open-top bus tour of the city.

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  • Enjoy the fresh air on a sightseeing cruise on the famous Mersey Ferry
  • Visit 14 of Liverpool's most famous landmarks from an open-top bus
  • Choose what main attractions you visit by hopping off and back on the bus
  • See Liverpool from both water and land as you blend into local life
  • Experience the perfect way to learn about Liverpool's history and culture
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Appreciate Merseyside and Liverpool’s iconic waterfront from the vantage point of the River Mersey on a sightseeing cruise. Then, soak in the city's sights from a hop-on and hop-off open-top bus with live commentary.

Start the adventure from the Pier Head, where the 50-minute river cruise departs hourly. Enjoy commentary that highlights the city’s waterfront heritage as you take a ferry across the Mersey. Then, head back to dry land for an open-top city bus tour of the city. See the best of Liverpool from your bus and hear commentary on Liverpool's history. Visit iconic places of interest and learn about the city’s culture and history with a live guide on every bus. Hop off and back on to visit sites of interest to you. Bus tour stops: • Albert Dock • Pier Head • Liverpool One • The Cavern Quarter • Museums, Gallery & Library • Queen Square Bus Station • Adelphi Hotel • Metropolitan Cathedral • Philharmonic Pub • Liverpool Cathedral • St Luke's - Bombed Out Church • Chinese Arch • Cain's Brewery Village • M&S Arena & ACC

  • 50-minute river cruise
  • Hop-on hop-off open-top bus (with English commentary)
  • Refreshments

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Meeting point

Start your experience at Liverpool Pier Head with a river cruise. You must redeem your voucher for a ticket at least 20 minutes prior to sailing. After your river cruise, you can board the board from Liverpool Pier Head. The last bus tour leaves at 3:00 P.M.

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What to bring

  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • The cruise must be taken on the day of the ticket and you can choose any cruise throughout the day. The bus ticket can be used separately within a 48-hour period after you validate your ticket (validation instructions found on confirmation voucher)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 862 reviews

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It was a very enjoyable day with the ferry trip and hop on hop off bus. The tour guide on the bus was very informative and you get to see a lot of interesting places in Liverpool. Great value for money and great way to see a city on a short vacation.

May 5, 2023

Thoroughly enjoyed the Rover Cruise very informative on the history of Liverpool and how it played an important role in history. Open bus tour with our guide for the trip was Gary. Brilliant knowledge of the city and funny to with his quips. Recommend both of these activities.

April 30, 2023

Very entertaining bus tour, the guide Viv was excellent. The bus tour route is quite short as the city is quite compact but the tour was informative as well as fun. The boat trip on the Mersey was equally informative but with pre-recorded guide information. Overall good value for money.

April 11, 2023

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