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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: City & Beatles Tour 24-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Bus

2. Liverpool: City & Beatles Tour 24-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Bus

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 City Sights 24hr Hop-On Hop-Off Open Top Bus Tour

3. Liverpool City Sights 24hr Hop-On Hop-Off Open Top Bus Tour

Explore the historic UNESCO Mercantile Maritime City, taking in the stunning architecture of Liverpool on this entertaining tour of the city's top attractions and historic landmarks. Hop aboard the open-top bus at the Royal Albert Dock, and take a seat on the top deck for the best views.  You will learn about all of Liverpool's major sights, including The Royal Albert Dock, the iconic waterfront, and the world-famous Cavern Club. You will also hear about the World Museum, both of the magnificent cathedrals, the Philharmonic Dining Rooms, China Town and much more. The complete tour takes about 50 minutes and returns back to its original starting point at the Royal Albert Dock. You will also have access to exclusive offers throughout the city, including a free glass of bubbly at the Philharmonic Dining Rooms.

Liverpool and The Beatles Day Tour from London

4. Liverpool and The Beatles Day Tour from London

Arriving at Liverpool Lime Street, you'll have time to explore this Victorian City - stroll along the world-famous waterfront admiring the stunningly refurbished Albert Dock Complex. These beautifully restored dock warehouses are now home to a dazzling collection of bars, cafes, restaurants, shops and other unique attractions. Your tour includes tickets to The Beatles Story, where you can experience the most sensational story the pop world has ever known! In the afternoon your 'Magical Mystery Tour' is waiting to take you away! This 2-hour tour takes you around all the landmarks in the lives of the Fab Four, including their homes, schools, birthplaces, Penny Lane, Strawberry Fields and many other significant spots. Ends at the famous Cavern Club.

Liverpool: 2 City Walking Tours

5. Liverpool: 2 City Walking Tours

Go on a stroll through Liverpool and become an honourary scouser with your newfound knowledge of the city that has made a lasting influence on world trade, sport, and music. Join 2 guided walking tours, and explore other routes via a city guide app to discover the best of the city. For the best introduction to the city, start at the place that puts it on the map: the waterfront. The Waterfront tour takes you on a rags to riches journey along the docks. Learn about the port's humble beginnings to its greatest treasures, including The Royal Albert Dock, Liverpool Town Hall, and the elegant Castle Street. Hear of the city's dark dealings in slavery from the 17th to 19th centuries. See buildings that 'grace' the city's skyline from the waterfront itself, aptly named The Three Graces: the secrets of Liverpool's greatest industry success lie between them. Afterwards, head into the city center and discover more must-see Liverpool highlights hidden from view at the waterfront. Take a walk down William Brown Street, the heart of Liverpool's Cultural Quarter, and stop by Liverpool Library, the Picton Reading Rooms, and the World Museum. From the high street stores to the boutiques and craft stores in The Bluecoat, this tour leaves you with the best local tips for spending in the city. The Waterfront and City Centre are just two of six tours you can take throughout the city. The Anfield self-guided route takes you on a sojourn into the city's strong sports culture and history, starting at the awe-inspiring Anfield Stadium. Meanwhile, the Penny Lane and Strawberry Field self-guided tours follow in The Beatles' footsteps on their journey to success and everything that came after. Embark on the Cathedral Quarter tour that offers a mix of culture and entertainment, cathedrals and bars to finish off your stay in the fine city of Liverpool. So, after exploring many of the city's landmarks with your guide, use the free app included in your ticket to discover more of Liverpool and its incredible culture.

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: Guided City Walking Tour

7. Liverpool: Guided City Walking Tour

Trace the historical roots of Liverpool on a guided tour of the city center. Experience the city with a local guide as you tour its most important spots, including the Cavern Club and the waterfront. Learn about Liverpool's turbulent history as you explore the eclectic streets and admire the diverse architecture. Stop by the waterfront and the Albert Docks and hear about the city's trading history and its connection to the Titanic. Follow the lives of the Beatles from their early days in the Cavern Club. Admire the beloved city buildings that form the Three Graces along the Pier Head as well as lesser-known hidden gems along the way.

Liverpool: Private Experience See the Best w/ a Local

8. Liverpool: Private Experience See the Best w/ a Local

This experience is essential to anyone who is serious about exploring the best of Liverpool. See the main tourist attractions like Albert Docks. Walk along the dock’s and pop into some of the small shops dotted along the waterfront. If you want to pick up a few souvenirs or some Beatles memorabilia, this is the place to do it. If you are passionate about art, pop into the Tate Liverpool or if you are into history, your local host may suggest a walk to the Maritime Museum. Whichever your preferences, a bespoke experience will be designed for you. Book this experience and you will be contacted within 24-hours with questions about your preferences and interests. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. A like-minded and vetted local host who knows the city intimately and shares your interests will be handpicked and assigned to you and will design a personalized and bespoke itinerary built just for you. Please note that this will be outlined but flexible. During the exploration, if you feel like changing direction, or if your local host believes that you'd enjoy a sight or different experience, he/ she will suggest and discuss with you changes to the itinerary. Enjoy discovering amazing spots in Liverpool that you don't know about and are difficult to find in any guidebook or on the internet, as they are lesser known to the crowd but loved by locals. Let your private local host show you the Liverpool you will love. Please indicate your desired meeting place and time when you book.  

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What people are saying about Royal Albert Dock Liverpool

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Wonderful two hour tour taking in the history of the beatles and visiting all the major parts of there journey to global superstars, from childhood homes, to inspirations for there songs, with stops including penny Lane and strawberry fields. The tour guides were extremely knowledgeable and helpful along the way. A must for any beatles fan.

Very enjoyable trip Very helpful and informative staff Seeing all the sites by bus then could walk and find the places of interest later in the holiday

Enjoyed the boat trip and found it informative, learned alot about Liverpool dock area, would recommend it to anyone

Excellent tour guide!!! One of the best I have ever had. Chris was his name

Superb way to see the beautiful city and hear the history