River Mersey explorer cruise with open top bus and cathedral tower options
History & heritage tours

River Mersey explorer cruise with open top bus and cathedral tower options

Free cancellation
Language: English , Italian , French , Spanish , German , Japanese
Availability: Daily
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 50 minutes
Do this because
  • Discover the history of Liverpool and its waterfront heritage on this river cruise
  • Admire the beauty of the city as you delve into its history
  • Upgrade your river cruise to explore more of the city
What to expect

A cruise down the River Mersey is a must do for any tourist to the North West and it's the only way to really see and appreciate the world famous, unrivalled UNESCO world heritage waterfront of Liverpool. On board this 50 minute cruise, visitors will discover the much-loved legacy of Liverpool and the River Mersey with its musical and maritime history. You'll take in the views of Liverpool's riverside architecture and wildlife as you listen to entertaining audio commentary that will help you learn all about the city's fascinating maritime history. Get ready to hear the tales of the three diverse influences, smuggling, music and war, that have touched this friendly city over the years and given it a unique charm.

If you want to step things up a notch, upgrade your Mersey River explorer cruise and squeeze more of Liverpool's sights and sounds into your day!

Do the Double: 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. If you're in the mood to discover some of the best sights in the world, try this upgraded tour with a 50 minute river cruise and a fabulous open top bus tour of the city.

This open top bus tour promises to bring you the best of Liverpool as you visit the city's most iconic sights while learning about the city’s culture and history with a live commentary on every bus.

Do the Treble: Step things up and see Liverpool from the water, the streets and even from above with this upgraded tour. Alongside the river cruise and open top bus tour, you'll step inside the Liverpool Anglican Cathedral and climb to the top of its tower to take in the spectacular panoramic city views. It's the best way to see Liverpool!

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What's included
  • Fantastic commentary
  • Cruise fact sheets in French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese and Mandarin
  • Coffee shop and bar on-board
Reduced price
  • Infants (0-4 years): free
  • Children (5-15 years): reduced

Pier Head, Liverpool L3 1DP, UK

Meeting point:

Catch your river cruise from Liverpool Pier Head.

What to remember
  • This cruise departs hourly and sails from Liverpool Pier Head, calling at Seacombe and Woodside, Wirral
  • Free entry to the U-boat Story is included in the full River Explorer ticket. You can visit the U-boat Story at Woodside ferry terminal (the second stop)
  • The open top bus ticket is valid for 24 hours once it has been redeemed
  • The stops included on the open bus tour are: Liverpool Pier Head // Mathew Street // Walker Art Gallery and St Georges Hall // Metropolitan and Anglican Cathedrals // The Philharmonic Hall and Pub // St Luke's // China Town // Cains Brewery // Liverpool Marina, Echo Arena and Conference Halls // Albert Dock
  • Please note that the tower is accessible by two consecutive lifts followed by 108 stairs and caution must be exercised by those with asthma, chest conditions and heart problems
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  • This runs daily:
    • Monday - Friday: 10.00am - 4.00pm
    • Saturday and Sunday: 10.00am - 6.00pm (April - October) and 10.00am - 4.00pm (November - March)
    • Bank Holidays: 10.00am - 6.00pm (April - October) and 10.00am - 4.00pm (November to March)
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Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the activity begins.

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