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Liverpool: 50-Minute Mersey River Cruise

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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50 minutes to 2 hours 40 minutes  (Approx.)
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Offered in: English and 6 more


Maximize your time in Liverpool with a hop-on hop-off sightseeing cruise along the Mersey River. Aboard a colorful ‘dazzle ferry,’ pass main city attractions and disembark at any of the port stops to check out the sites up close. Admission to the U-Boat Story for a look at an authentic WWII German submarine is included. Upgrade your tour to include entry to Spaceport, an interactive space center.
  • Standard hop-on hop-off Mersey River explorer cruise
  • Ticket to the U-Boat Story submarine included
  • Audio commentary on board the River Mersey cruise
  • Visit the three main Liverpool ports—Pier Head, Seacombe, and Birkenhead Woodside
  • Save money by upgrading your ticket to include visits to the Spaceport
  • Purchase an all-inclusive ticket, to see the best of Liverpool in one day
Discover Liverpool’s best activities and sites by boat with a single-day hop-on hop-off sightseeing pass. To start your exciting Mersey River adventure, head to any of the three embarkation points: Pier Head Port, Seacombe Port, or Woodside Port. Enjoy the family-friendly attractions and the flexibility of determining your own itinerary and pace. 

Listen to colorful audio commentary about Liverpool’s riverside history, speckled with stories of smuggling, war, and music—all influential players in the city's development. Catch impressive views of Liverpool’s key riverside landmarks and hop off wherever you’d like to explore—another boat will be by to pick you up shortly. 

Enrich the day by combining your river tour with an access pass to Liverpool’s out-of-this-world Spaceport attraction, located near Seacombe Port. Kids and adults alike will love the interactive space exhibits, the planetarium, and the cosmic coaster space ride. History buffs may also enjoy the U-Boat Story for a fascinating tour inside a real WWII German submarine, with included admission.

To end your tour, simple disembark at any of the stops.

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Combined with Beatles Liverpool Day Rail Tour from London
, Aug 2019
Despite the raw weather last week, we thoroughly enjoyed our Mersey River Cruise and it worked out perfectly, as we combined it with our Beatles Magical Mystery Bus Tour, also from Albert Dock, so the timing was advantageous as well. It's very reasonably priced and well worth it...I would strongly recommend that you parlay the two tours.
Do not book with Viator
Wendy F
, Aug 2019
I booked on line and received confirmation of two tickets. On arrival the bar code was for one. At the terminal I tried and failed to contact Viator. Missed the boat literally.
Highly Recommended
, Aug 2019
We took the river cruise on two very different days but loved it. It was a bit choppy but nothing too bad. If you sit at the back you get a bit of diesel fumes from the funnel but that's easily rectified.....don't sit at the back.
60th birthday celebrations
, Aug 2019
Was quite disappointed with this trip, although it gave you some commentary on the local history it wasnt as exciting as I thought it would be.
"No Time to Swallow the Whale!"
, Aug 2019
It was very nice, I loved the breeze and the flying Britain Flag in front of the Ferry. The information was just a little too basic for a tour. Buildings, Museums, the touch of humor was, ok, but a bit dry in comparison to the Ferry Boat Tour in London. We were farther from the shoreline, the view would have been more interesting closer up. It wasn't clear to me if when Visitors got off at one or the other of the 2 Ports, if people were allowed to tour these sights at leisure, or if they had to get back on the ferry boat within the 90 minute journey. There wasn't any Assistant to the Tour Guide on deck, that i could see, so questions weren't answerable.
Ferry across the Mersey
, Jul 2019
It was a lovely trip, the space port was interesting as was the uboat. A enjoyable few hours. Would recommend it.
Ferry cross The Mersey
, Jul 2019
Fab boat trip, good commentary, friendly staff getting everyone aboard. Lots of local information as we set sail.
Mersey river cruise
, Jun 2019
The cruise was popular as there were a lot of people, but the boat was not too crowded. Easy access on and off the boat. Commentary was interesting and informative. I enjoyed it.
Just try it, you won’t regret it
, Jun 2019
Great overall experience , enjoyed the journey, the guide and the museum Tried this for the first time and absolutely loved it I recommend this
Lovely Liverpool
, May 2019
Lovely staff and a great way to spend a few hours in Liverpool. Great for families or just adults. We went to see the U-boat in Birkenhead as part of our river cruise and it was fantastic! Definitely recommend!

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