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$ 23.89 per person

There’s much to see and do in Liverpool, and this combination tour package ensures that you take in all the top attractions. 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 the Livverpool'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
Full description

The best way to appreciate Merseyside and Liverpool’s iconic waterfront is from the River Mersey. Start the adventure from the Pier Head, where the 50-minute river cruise departs from hourly. Departing hourly, on the hour, the 50-minute river cruise sails from Pier Head. Enjoy commentary that highlights the city’s waterfront heritage.  The open-top city bus tour shows the best of Liverpool to you by land. 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. You must redeem your voucher for a ticket at least 20 minutes prior to sailing.

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What to bring

  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • Ferries run every hour on the hour. During the summer months, the tours run from 10:00 AM-4:00 PM on weekdays and 10:00 AM-6:00 PM on the weekend. During the winter months, the tours run from 11:00 AM-3:00 PM every day
  • The cruise must be taken on the day of the ticket and you can choose anytime 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

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4.6 /5

based on 719 reviews

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This is definitely worth doing, we went on the boat and it was lovely you could get off the other side of the river if you wanted to to look around and return on a later boat, the hop on hop off bus was great we did the whole tour then stayed on so we could get off at the places we'd seen, tickets lasted for 24 hours so we got on & off several times, it's a great way to see around Liverpool and the Guide was fantastic, we had a great time well worth the money you pay, we will be doing this again when we return to Liverpool.

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August 29, 2022

We took a trip on the hop on hop off bus for my dad's, who was born Liverpool, 90th birthday. The tour from start to end was fantastic, the guide ( I think his name was Chris) was so informative and cheerful even though he must say the same thing several times per day and he obviously took a real pride in Liverpool. The driver (Jo I think) was fantastic at navigating Liverpool's busy streets. We told the guide it was my dad's birthday and everyone sung happy birthday to him which made him feel extra special. There were 8 of us in total, some of us sat on the open top roof deck and we all agree it was a great experience for those used to Liverpool as well as newbies and definitely worth the money. Our tickets were also for the Mersey river cruise which we also recommend.

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August 23, 2022

The Mersey cruise was really good and informative it lasted about 50mins we went on the first one which was probably a good thing as the queue for the next one was huge it was quick and easy to pick up the tickets we then did hop on bus that showed some amazing buildings and some good stories would have been better if the guide spoke less he was far to distracting talking more about himself

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August 15, 2022

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