GetYourGuide uses cookies to give you the best possible service. If you continue browsing, you agree to the use of cookies. More details can be found in our privacy policy.

  1. United Kingdom
  2. North West England
  3. Liverpool
  4. Walker Art Gallery

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

Product ID: 101414
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.
About this activity
Valid 24 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Vouchers must be exchanged for tickets.
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, French, German, Italian, Japanese
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

Select participants, date and language:



  • Admire Liverpool’s UNESCO-listed waterfront area
  • Enjoy a sightseeing cruise on a famous Mersey Ferry
  • Hop off and back on the open-top bus and visit the city’s main attractions
  • See U534, one of only four German U-boats left in the world
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
• Echo Arena & ACC
  • 50-minute river cruise
  • Hop-on hop-off open-top bus (with English commentary)
  • Entry into the U-Boat Story World War II Submarine Museum
What’s Not Included
  • Refreshments

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Liverpool Pier Head

Open in Google Maps ⟶
Important information
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 at the weekend
• During the winter months, the tours run from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM every day
• Once vouchers are redeemed the bus tickets are valid for 24 hours
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 524 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.6 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
Sort by

Excellent value for money. We could use our tickets all day on the bus. River cruise was great, river Mersey a bit choppy but we thoroughly enjoyed it. The only fault was the commentary on the boat was not quite audible in parts. Could do with some more speakers. The 2 guides on the hop on hop on bus where fantastic, very informative and with a great sense of humour.

Read more

March 13, 2020

2 Scousers and 2 visiting friends took the ferry and open bus tour. Although Mersey mist cut short our river trip, we used the opportunity to see the gascinating U Boat and exhibition at Woodside Ferry terminal. Before getting the train back to Lpool, a quick visit to the Wilfred Owen WW1 memorial sculpture 'Futility' Hamilton Square. Thoroughly enjoyed the Hop on Hop Off tour. A bus top tour our lovely city except for the ruination of Lime St. by developers & planners. Learned a lot and laughed all the way with the tour guides Carlos & Chris.

Read more

January 26, 2020

Good value, knowledgeable guides, we feel we saw the important landmarks from both land and sea and enjoyed both.

March 3, 2020

Organized by

Mersey Ferries

Product ID: 101414