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$ 26.98 per person

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.

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  • Enjoy the fresh air on a sightseeing cruise on the famous Mersey Ferry
  • Visit 14 of the Livverpool'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
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 • 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. You must redeem your voucher for a ticket at least 20 minutes prior to sailing.

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What to bring

  • Weather-appropriate clothing

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 on the weekend. During the winter months, the tours run from 11:00 AM-3:00 PM every day
  • The cruise must be taken on the day of the ticket and you can choose anytime 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 582 reviews

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We highly recommend the river cruise & bus combo, good value for money & a great way to see & learn about Liverpool. There is commentary on the cruise & a very knowledgeable guide on the bus. We stayed on the bus but that was just because we had a small amount of time, next time we will take advantage of the hop on/off. There really is so much to see in Liverpool one trip isn’t enough to see everything

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June 22, 2022

Hop on hop off bus is essential, guides are knowledgeable and made it easy to decide which stops we wanted to get off and explore. The mersey cruise was a bit boring but it was a sit down and have a drink time and just to say you sailed on the mersey but wouldn't do that part again. All in all good value you for money and lots to see in Liverpool.

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June 14, 2022

This was excellent, gr8 value for money took the ferry then had the hop on hop off valid for 48 hrs, met Dave & the driver Wayne top guys very professional, we used this bus to get around, met other tour guides an always heard something a little extra, great laugh & fantastic atmosphere, really made our little break away fun ! Many thanks will definitely return x

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May 28, 2022

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