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Liverpool: Hop-On Hop-Off Ticket with City and Beatles Tour

1. Liverpool: Hop-On Hop-Off Ticket with City and Beatles Tour

Hop aboard the open-top bus tour of Liverpool and The Beatles. Listen to the social history of the city and where the Beatles were born and raised, stayed, and played. See all the city’s historic sights, including the Unesco World Heritage waterfront and the 2 magnificent Cathedrals. Your first stop is Penny Lane and the second Strawberry Field, where you can leave the bus for a priceless photo opportunity. Then you'll go to the childhood homes of John Lennon and Paul McCartney, before traveling back towards the city where you will hear all about the great River Mersey. Once you have completed the City and Beatles tour, use your ticket to join the hop-on hop-off city tour. Ride through the historical landmarks and attractions including The Royal Albert Dock, the iconic UNESCO waterfront, the world-famous Cavern Club, the World Museum, both of the magnificent Cathedrals, The Philharmonic Dining Rooms, China Town, and much more.  You will also have exclusive offers throughout the city, including a free glass of bubbly at the Philharmonic Dining Rooms.

Liverpool: River Cruise and Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

2. Liverpool: River Cruise and Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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

Liverpool City Sights 24hr Hop-On Hop-Off Open Top Bus Tour

3. Liverpool City Sights 24hr Hop-On Hop-Off Open Top Bus Tour

Explore the historic UNESCO Mercantile Maritime City, taking in the stunning architecture of Liverpool on this entertaining tour of the city's top attractions and historic landmarks. Hop aboard the open-top bus at the Royal Albert Dock, and take a seat on the top deck for the best views.  You will learn about all of Liverpool's major sights, including The Royal Albert Dock, the iconic waterfront, and the world-famous Cavern Club. You will also hear about the World Museum, both of the magnificent cathedrals, the Philharmonic Dining Rooms, China Town and much more. The complete tour takes about 50 minutes and returns back to its original starting point at the Royal Albert Dock. You will also have access to exclusive offers throughout the city, including a free glass of bubbly at the Philharmonic Dining Rooms.

Liverpool City Explorer 24 hour hop-on hop-off Bus Tour

4. Liverpool City Explorer 24 hour hop-on hop-off Bus Tour

Liverpool is a city of great tradition, fabulous humor and stunning architecture. This hop-on hop-off bus service is serious about culture, comedy and style. On board see the city with an informative guide to help you explore the best bits of Liverpool. Hear about the history, drama, talent and funny stuff that’s made Liverpool what it is today. Hop on and off at 14 stops including, the Mersey Ferries, cathedrals, Chinese Arch and Museum and galleries. The full loop takes approximately 50 minutes and runs all year round. 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 • Echo Arena & ACC  

From Liverpool: North Wales Adventure Sightseeing Day Trip

5. From Liverpool: North Wales Adventure Sightseeing Day Trip

Leave the music city of Liverpool and travel to Wales on a 90-minute, fully-narrated journey arriving at Llandudno. Visit the 12th-century hidden chapel of St. Tudno on the Great Orme.  Next is the walled town of Conwy, constructed in 1283 with a fabulous 3/4-mile wall circuit. Go inside Conwy Castle (not included), a gritty, dark-stoned fortress built by James of St. George in partnership with Frenchman Richard The Engineer. Afterward, head to Snowdonia National Park using carefully-selected, off-the-beaten-track routes with a stop at the so-called “capital of North Wales,” Betws-Y-Coed prayer house in the woods.  Finally, take the unique opportunity to experience the Pontcysyllte Canal Aqueduct, built by Sir Thomas Telford between 1795 and 1805. Prepare to be entertained and informed by your experienced guide and driver along the way.

From Liverpool: Lake District Sightseeing Adventure Day Trip

6. From Liverpool: Lake District Sightseeing Adventure Day Trip

The tour departs from Liverpool and drives out of the city into the luscious surrounding countryside. Admire the views as you travel to the UK’s largest national park, the Lake District, stopping at the underground Rheged Discovery Center along the way. During the partially narrated 2-hour journey to the Lake District, the tour also stops by the famous Castlerigg Neolithic Stone Circle where you can feel ancient mythical energy flowing around you. Continue onto Grasmere Village, which boasts an array of beautiful 19th-century architecture, as well as the grave of well-known poet William Wordsworth. Afterward, let your nose lead the way to Sarah Nelson’s Gingerbread Shop, where you can taste a selection of traditional sweet treats. Once you’ve filled up on gingerbread, it’s time to explore the national park and navigate through the Langdales, also known as "Little Switzerland". As you wander around the park, marvel at breathtaking views over the landscape, consisting of some of the most dramatic and diverse scenery in the UK. Throughout the tour, enjoy plenty of stops both on and off the bus to make the most of your trip to the Lake District. One of the highlights of the day includes an amble around Blea Tarn and a stop at Ambleside, where you can get lost in the maze of twisting streets or shop at a selection of picturesque stores.

Liverpool: Official Peaky Blinders Half-Day Tour

7. Liverpool: Official Peaky Blinders Half-Day Tour

Enjoy a bus tour that immerses you into the world of Peaky Blinders in the city of Liverpool. You'll get to visit over 10 locations from the show, get behind-the-scenes information and get a fully guided tour of Liverpool. Along the way you'll hear fascinating stories about the show as well as the real life Peaky Blinders upon whom the show was based. This guided bus tour is a 4-hour excursion starting and finishing in Liverpool city center but which also takes in sites in the Wirral, Port Ellesmere and along the River Mersey. The tour is for fans of the Peaky Blinders TV show who want to take the next step and get a little bit closer to the world of Tommy, Arthur, Polly and the dark underworld in which they inhabit. This innovative coach tour is guided by a local expert with years of experience in leading groups. You'll be entertained, fascinated and enjoy a trip that will take you back to a different era.

The Liverpool Pass: All top attractions including Bus Tour

8. The Liverpool Pass: All top attractions including Bus Tour

Admire Liverpool from the land and see with a 1-day or 2-day Liverpool Pass that gives you access to the River Explorer Cruise and the City Explorer Liverpool hop-on hop-off bus. Enjoy entry to British Music Experience, Strawberry Fields, The Beatles Story, and the Liverpool FC Museum. Discover the waterfront Liverpool and travel along the river Mersey with a River Explorer Cruise. Hear commentary that tells tales of smuggling, music, and war as you glide down the river.  Step into music history with access to the British Music Experience. See Freddie Mercury’s stage outfits, handwritten Adele lyrics, the Sex Pistols’ guitars, and a dance studio.  Cut through the crowds and spy some of Liverpool’s best bits from the elevated view of an open-top City Explorer Liverpool bus. Hop on and off at any of the 14 stops in locations like the Cavern Quarter, the historic Albert Docks, and the Liverpool Cathedral.  See where John Lennon would play in the gardens as a child with access to Strawberry Fields. Feast your eyes on rare album sleeves, handwritten lyrics, Lennons’ spectacles, and Ringo Starr’s drumkit at 'The Beatles Story.' See replicas of iconic Beatles locations like Abbey Road Studios and Casbah. Explore Liverpool Football Club's silverware and memorabilia at the Liverpool Football Club Museum. Visit the brand new Boom Room Exhibition, which tells the epic story of Jurgen Klopp's dream team. 

From Liverpool: Full-Day Yorkshire Sightseeing Adventure

9. From Liverpool: Full-Day Yorkshire Sightseeing Adventure

Get a taste of Yorkshire on a full-day minibus tour from Liverpool. Explore the county's history and cuisine, admire feats of Victorian engineering, and see the picturesque Hardraw Force waterfall. After a partially-narrated 2-hour journey, arrive in Haworth to discover the stories of the Bronte Sisters – Anne, Charlotte, and Emily. From there, head to the stunning limestone feature of Malham Cove, formed by melt-water from glaciers over 12,000 years ago. See the impressive Ribblehead Viaduct, a masterpiece of 19th-century engineering, and take a stroll to get a closer look at its 1.5 million bricks. A stop at the must-visit Wensleydale Creamery follows. Sample some of its famous cheeses, made originally by Cistercian Monks. Next, visit the pretty village of Hawes, a honeypot of a town boasting shops, cafes, pubs, and locals sipping John Smith's while munching a Yorkshire Pudding. Once you have explored Hawes, head to Hardraw Force, the UK's highest single-drop waterfall, which is over 100 feet tall. Enjoy the splash pool and the breathtaking natural “amphitheater” before beginning your journey back to Liverpool.

Liverpool and The Beatles Day Tour from London

10. Liverpool and The Beatles Day Tour from London

Arriving at Liverpool Lime Street, you'll have time to explore this Victorian City - stroll along the world-famous waterfront admiring the stunningly refurbished Albert Dock Complex. These beautifully restored dock warehouses are now home to a dazzling collection of bars, cafes, restaurants, shops, and other unique attractions. Your tour includes tickets to The Beatles Story, where you can experience the most sensational story the pop world has ever known. In the afternoon your 'Magical Mystery Tour' is waiting to take you away. This 2-hour tour takes you around all the landmarks in the lives of the Fab Four, including their homes, schools, birthplaces, Penny Lane, Strawberry Fields, and many other significant spots. Ends at the famous Cavern Club.

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What people are saying about Liverpool

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 820 reviews

Beatles your first was very good , got to get out for photo ops at the famous signs , hop on/off bus was excellent too, love these tours as you get to learn a lot of interesting things about the cities

This was an excellent tour and the guide made it. The bus was full and the guide got us all singing Beatles songs and he was very informative. Would recommend.

Really great day trip , got to see a lot of the countryside which we otherwise wouldn’t have seen, you get a good varied trip in one day

Nice short, but informative tour. Lots of fun. Having a live guide was a nice experience and he was great.

Tour was great, great knowledge of the tour guide.