Hop-on Hop-off Liverpool & River Explorer Cruise

Activity code: RECL

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  • Hop-on Hop-off bus tour around Liverpool
  • 50-minute River Cruise on the famous River Mersey
  • Take in the sights and sounds of Liverpool and it's Waterfront
  • Onboard commentary telling you the story of Liverpool and it’s waterfront heritage


Sightseeing Bus Tour
Discover 11 stops in the vibrant city of Liverpool with the City Explorer Sightseeing Bus Tour. With museums, attractions and fascinating history just waiting to be uncovered, the open top bus is the most ideal way to see all that Liverpool has to offer. 

If you’re a Beatles fan, then hopping off at Mathew Street and the Royal Albert Dock is a must. Here, you’ll see the famous Cavern Club, the Liverpool Beatles Museum, a statue of John Lennon as well as The Beatles Story. Another must-see is St Luke’s Bombed Out Church. It was damaged by the Blitz and lay derelict for 60 years before transforming into a cultural venue! 

You’ll also pass by the Metropolitan and Anglican Cathedrals — the only two cathedrals in the city. Did you know that the Anglican Cathedral contains the largest and highest set peal of bells in the world? It’s worth also going up the tower for spectacular views across the city.

River Cruise
Hop aboard the famous Mersey Ferry for a 50-minute River Explorer Cruise — a must-do for all visitors to the vibrant city of Liverpool.

Enjoy spectacular views of Liverpool’s skyline and its famous sites including the world-famous Waterfront, Royal Albert Dock and Museum of Liverpool.

As you cruise along the River Mersey, you’ll learn about the history of the city whilst listening to the onboard commentary. Discover the important facts about the buildings, notable inhabitants of Liverpool and the city's rich musical heritage, including The Beatles playing on the Mersey Ferry. You’ll also find out what role the ferries played in World War I.

There are cruise factsheets available in various other languages. So, sit back and relax as you take to the river. No doubt the famous song from 1965 by Gerry and the Pacemakers will be in the back of your mind.

See the route map here.
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Additional Information

What's Included:

  • 24hr Open Top Bus
  • 50 minute River Cruise
  • Live commentary
  • Fact sheets available in multiple languages

What's Excluded:

  • Refreshments
  • Entry to attractions

Please note:

  • Toilets are available in the terminal and on the ferry.
  • The sightseeing buses are wheelchair accessible.