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$ 26.88 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 796 reviews

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Liverpool cruise was very good but sound system could do with improving. Nevertheless it was still enjoyable. From the cruise terminal we got on the hop on hop off bus. Whuch was a fantastic experience. Donna our guide and Wayne the driver made it very enjoyable . Donna was very knowledgeable of the city. All in all both is a must when visiting the city of Liverpool.

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January 13, 2023

Really enjoyed the cruise up the Mersey. Commentary gave information on the Liverpool dock buildings and on it's return journey gave info on the Berkenhead side. It also stopped off at the Berkenhead side. I would highly recommend it and also combining it with the hop on/off bus ride which was also informative and at times amusing. Priced just right at £22 each.

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December 7, 2022

What a lovely way to see and hear about Liverpool. Taking the ferry across the Mersey was iconic, there is so much history on the Riverside. Make sure you wrap up warm tho it's very windy and if like me your memory is not so good video the trip so you record the sights but also the commentary which is excellent on the boat and the bus. The bus also has excellent pick up and drop off points so you can spend the whole day exploring safe in the knowledge your transport is sorted.

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November 5, 2022

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