1. United Kingdom
  2. North West England
  3. Liverpool
  4. River Mersey

Liverpool: River Cruise, City Bus Tour & Cathedral Tower

Product ID: 101429
Spend a day exploring Liverpool on this package of tours. Head to the River Mersey for a 50-minute sightseeing cruise, visit the top attractions of the city on a hop-on hop-off bus tour and climb the Liverpool Cathedral for panoramic views.
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  • Take in views of the UNESCO World Heritage waterfront from a Mersey ferry
  • Hop off and on the open-top bus tour to visit Liverpool's gems of history and culture
  • Climb the Liverpool Cathedral tower for spectacular panoramic views from the top
  • Benefit from free entry into the U-Boat Story - World War II submarine museum
Full description
A river cruise is a must-do when in Liverpool and the only way to really appreciate the world-famous UNESCO-listed waterfront. During the 50-minute river cruise that departs hourly on the hour from Liverpool’s pier, you’ll discover the well-loved legacy of Liverpool and the River Mersey, and hear about its musical and maritime history.

From The Beatles performing on the Riverboat Shuffle cruises in the early 1960s to tales of smuggling, Mersey ferries carry a cargo of memories. Sit back and enjoy the fascinating commentary, the wildlife, and the heritage. There is simply no better way to enjoy Liverpool’s iconic waterfront and heritage than from the deck of a legendary Mersey ferry. With so much to see and do in Liverpool, it can be hard to make the most of the city’s unique views and fascinating history.

On this 12-hour combination tour package, you’ll discover more about Liverpool on the open-top city bus tour, departing every 30 minutes from outside the ferry terminal at the pier head. The hop-on-hop-off bus brings the best of Liverpool to you. Stop to visit iconic places of interest and learn about the city’s culture and history from the live guide on board every bus. Visit the Liverpool Cathedral, where you can take the elevators up to the final stairs that will take you all the way to the top of the UK's tallest cathedral tower. From this viewpoint, you’ll have an amazing view of the historical city from yet another perspective.
  • Ticket for the 50-minute river cruise departing hourly, on the hour
  • Ticket for the hop-on hop-off open-top city bus tour
  • Ticket for the Liverpool Cathedral tower tour
  • Ticket for U-boat Story at Woodside Ferry Terminal
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks

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Meeting point

Liverpool pier head

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Important information
Know before you go
• The Liverpool Cathedral tower is accessible by 2 consecutive lifts followed by 108 stairs
• Please note that caution must be exercised by those with asthma, heart problems or other chest conditions before deciding whether to climb such a large number of stairs
• There are no external views of the city available at the intermediary levels of the Liverpool Cathedral
• Cruise, bus and cathedral tickets can be redeemed separately within a 24-hour period of validity
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 80 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.6 / 5
  • Organization
    4.5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.5 / 5
  • Safety
    4.6 / 5
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We were unlucky that Storm Ciara closed the ferries. So check the weather beforehand if you can. Also that our hotel gave us the map for the other red hop on hop off bus so we were waiting in the cold at the wrong stop at the wrong time. The one time we did get on this companys yellow bus, the commentary was excellent and very welcoming and friendly. It's a very good way to have a general idea of what to visit on Liverpool And to hear the stories about the Beatles and the two Cathedrals and much more. We never did find the right map of these tours. So be careful to get the right info.

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February 19, 2020

The tour was nice.

The tour was for Liverpool to North Wales one day trip.However I was asked to come to Chester to resume the trip.The tour company reimbursed the train fare.The tour itself was very nice.Beautifully executed and time provided in each stop was adequate.Highly recommended. I would request the tour operator to start trip from Liverpool as advertised rather than asking passengers to go to Chester to meet the bus.

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October 13, 2019

The lovely architecture of Liverpool

We really enjoyed the bus tour more than anything. It gave us an opportunity to see the lovely architecture of the old buildings in Liverpool. We could not have covered the same area on foot. We really enjoyed our visit to the Roman Catholic Cathedral (one of the stops on the bus tour). It was spectacular. We also really enjoyed our visit to the U-Boot Submarine Museum (one of the stops on the boat trip). The view from the boat trip was not as spectacular as we had imagined, so we were a tiny bit disappointed with that. However, all in all, a very good trip. Thank you!

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October 28, 2018

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Mersey Ferries

Product ID: 101429