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Liverpool: Sightseeing River Cruise on the Mersey River

1. Liverpool: Sightseeing River Cruise on the Mersey River

Step back in time as you hear about the Beatles and Mersey Ferries on this river cruise in Liverpool. Discover Liverpool’s iconic waterfront from the deck of a legendary Mersey Ferry. Hop aboard the ferry at Liverpool Pier Head and begin your water adventure. Have the option to purchase some delicious refreshments while you admire the city from the water. Listen to commentary as your guide points out sights Sail past the cast iron, brick and stone buildings at the Royal Albert Dock. Take in views of the architectural ensemble of the 1900-era 3 Graces which includes a stunning Gothic-style skyscraper. Hear about the Beatles performing on the Riverboat Shuffle cruises in the early 1960s to tales of smuggling, Mersey Ferries carry a cargo of memories. Find out how they are connected to the Mersey Ferries. Sit back and enjoy the fascinating commentary and absorb the heritage.

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: Silent Disco Adventure Tour

3. Liverpool: Silent Disco Adventure Tour

Join your silent disco team as they take you on a journey of song and dance through the sound-soaked streets of Liverpool. This musically instructed adventure aims to have your funky moves on display and your pop star voice serenading the people of the city. Experience a unique roaming riot of revelry around the music capital of the United Kingdom. Expect all your inhibitions to evaporate away as you don your hi-tech headset and bust some swinging grooves whilst your tour guide takes you on a one hour adventure of this amazing city. Be prepared to never look at Liverpool, or yourself, in the same way again.

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What people are saying about River Mersey

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 1,606 reviews

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

We took a ferry 'cross the Mersey River which was delightful. Our HOHO bus driver recommended a great little pub for lunch which was wonderful, too. We really enjoyed this inexpensive Liverpool experience,

Really worth a go!! Bit apprehensive beforehand but this was seriously fun . Would definitely recommend people to do it , we laughed from start to finish and felt the guides were excellent .

Lovely leisurely trip with well informed commentary plenty of seats and tables. Very pleasant staff. Stopped off at Woodside. Could have played complete version of Ferry Cross the Mersey

This mini trip was very relaxing, all the staff were so friendly & enjoyed learning some history