Liverpool Waterfront

Liverpool Waterfront: Our most recommended tours and activities

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

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

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: Royal Liver Building 360 Degree Tower Tour

2. Liverpool: Royal Liver Building 360 Degree Tower Tour

Gain entry to the Royal Liver Building with this entry ticket and guided tour. Visit the West Clock Tower of the building, witness an Audio Visual experience and behold panoramic views of the city of Liverpool from various outdoor viewing platforms. Start your tour in the visitor's centre in the West Basement. See unique images and pieces from the building's construction as well as information about the creation of Liverpool's most famous residents. Meet your guide in the presentation area and watch a brief safety video before learning about the original owners of the building, the Royal Liver Friendly Society as well as history of the building's creation. Hop in a lift to the first viewing platform and head out onto the 10th floor roof to behold views of the River Mersey towards the Welsh Mountains. Take photos from the highest external point granting you clear views of the Great George Liver Clocks. Head up 89 stairs to the 14th floor to partake in a 270 degree Audio Visual experience. Set behind the clockfaces of the West Tower the projection show utilizes a mixture of lights, sound, and 4D elements like wind machines that will give you a look back through time. Enjoy the AV display that lasts for 9 minutes and tells the story of the city's history over the last 100 years since the creation of the Liver Birds and Liver Building. Using digital mapping the architecture of the room is used as part of the storytelling to give you an experience unlike any other in Liverpool. Move on to the final destination as you ascend 35 stairs to the top of the Royal Liver Building and out onto the 15th floor. Admire the Liver Bird sculptures that sit atop of the building and enjoy breathtaking 360 degree views of the city.

Liverpool: Albert Docks Sightseeing Cruise with Commentary

3. Liverpool: Albert Docks Sightseeing Cruise with Commentary

Enjoy a cruise through the Albert Docks with a family-run sightseeing cruise agency. Purchase a hot or cold drink from the onboard bar and take in the waterfront vibe from the Tate Gallery to the Liverpool Marina and Yacht Club. Dive further into the sights with the onboard commentary.  Hop aboard and settle into a comfortable river boat with covered seating that ensures that passengers are comfortable no matter the weather. Enjoy comfy seats and tables with drinks available to purchase. Have an onboard toilet available for your use.  Relax as you soak up views of the Albert docks which were built in the 1860’s as a revolutionary new complex of docks. Today they are a popular, vibrant destination for locals and tourists. Pass by bars, restaurants, museums, and shops. Starting outside the Tate Gallery, travel through all the docks up to Liverpool Marina and Yacht Club while uncovering information about the sights with the onboard commentary. Turning in the middle of the Marina, return to the Royal Albert Dock with music. 

Liverpool: The Beatles and Waterfront Guided Walking Tour

4. Liverpool: The Beatles and Waterfront Guided Walking Tour

Learn about the history of Liverpool on a live guided walking tour with an extra app on your phone with a city map. Stroll along the famous Waterfront and take a trip through time at the Beatles Story. Admire the traditional architecture of the Royal Albert Dock and pass by the Town Hall. Make your way to the Queen Victoria Monument to meet your friendly guide and group for the day. Have brief introductions and an overview of your adventure before you set off through the city. Follow a rags-to-riches story with live commentary as you pass along the Royal Albert Docks and understand how the icons of Liverpool's humble beginnings have become its greatest treasures. This tour includes stops at: • Liverpool Town Hall • Castle Street • Titanic Memorial • Royal Albert Dock • Beatles Story • Museum of Liverpool • The Liver Birds • Church of Our Lady and Saint Nicholas • Derby Square • Chavasse Park

Liverpool: Guided City Walking Tour

5. Liverpool: Guided City Walking Tour

Trace the historical roots of Liverpool on a guided tour of the city center. Experience the city with a local guide as you tour its most important spots, including the Cavern Club and the waterfront. Learn about Liverpool's turbulent history as you explore the eclectic streets and admire the diverse architecture. Stop by the waterfront and the Albert Docks and hear about the city's trading history and its connection to the Titanic. Follow the lives of the Beatles from their early days in the Cavern Club. Admire the beloved city buildings that form the Three Graces along the Pier Head as well as lesser-known hidden gems along the way.

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What people are saying about Liverpool Waterfront

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 1,923 reviews

A cracking way to see Liverpool and some of the iconic locations that contributed to The Beatles story. Our guide Damian was fantastic and appeared to enjoy the tour as much as we did. Thanks so much and we will be back to enjoy again!!

The tour was fantastic made more so by our ‘commentator’ and driver, Chloe & Colin. They were brilliant and Chloe was a laugh a minute and got everyone singing! They were so helpful when we made stops and took loads of photos for us.

Absolute must for Beatles fans. A brilliant experience. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable & entertaining throughout.

Damian was very entertaining with his guitar, he had a fab sense of humour. Really enjoyed it

Big laughs and so enjoyable. Would recommend any age to join