Pier Head Tours

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Pier Head serves as the ferry departure point on the River Mersey and as a Liverpool symbol, marked by buildings known as the Three Graces, the most famous of which is the Liver Building, with its Liver Birds. Pier Head, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is also home to memorials, the Museum of Liverpool, and Mersey Ferries landing stage.

The Basics
There are multiple ways to experience Pier Head. Absorb riverside views of the landmark from a cruise, or get a close-up look at its memorials on a city bike tour. Be immersed in the historic pier’s atmosphere as you walk the streets, before catching a ferry across the Mersey. Take advantage of combination tickets to see it alongside other Liverpool attractions, or opt for a flexible hop-on hop-off tour to explore at your own pace.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Three Graces and the Liver Birds are a must-see for any visitor to Liverpool.
  • Be sure to dress for the weather as the area is mostly uncovered and outside.
  • The wide, paved pathways are wheelchair accessible.
  • Take advantage of river boat cruises for sweeping views of the iconic buildings.

How to Get There
Many tours offer transportation as part of city sightseeing itinerary. Pier Head is a 20-minute walk from central Liverpool. The nearest train station is James Street, with direct services from Lime Street. The 14A bus stops there directly from the city center. Free street parking is limited.

When to Get There
Pier Head is striking at any time of year, but sunset tours offer particularly charming views of the Three Graces against a dusk backdrop. Main attractions, such as the Museum of Liverpool, close around 5pm, and the last Mersey Ferry departs at 6:40pm.

Spot the Superlambanana
Look out for the Superlambanana sculptures outside the Museum of Liverpool. The design, a cross between a lamb and a banana, pays homage to the city’s port history, as both were historically common cargoes. Beginning at Tate Liverpool, the sculptures spread through the city during its time as the European Capital of Culture, and have since been found as far away as Wales.
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Address: Pier Head, Liverpool L2, England
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Liverpool Do The Double: River Cruise and Open Top City Sightseeing Bus Tour Combination Ticket

See Liverpool by land and water on this enjoyable combo tour.  Take a River Explorer cruise along Liverpool’s UNESCO-listed waterfront, seeing the sights as the onboard commentary recounts their history. Plus, enjoy included entry to the U-boat Story, a museum dedicated to a War II German U-boat. Couple your cruise with a hop-on hop-off City Explorer open-top, double-decker bus tour. With your 24-hour pass, travel around must-sees such as the Cavern Club and Liverpool Cathedral, listening to the live commentary and hopping off at stops of interest.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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Liverpool Combination Ticket: River Cruise, Open-Top Bus City Tour and Cathedral Tower Tour

See Liverpool from every angle — from water, land and above — on this Liverpool Experience combination. Join a River Explorer cruise to admire Liverpool’s UNESCO-protected waterfront and gain included entry to the U-Boat Story museum along the way. Plus, enjoy a 24-hour pass for a City Explorer hop-on, hop-off tour. Board the open-top, double-decker bus and view landmarks including the Albert Dock and Cavern Club, where The Beatles found fame. On route, disembark at Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral and enjoy free entry to the cathedral tower for stunning views over the city.
  • Duration: Flexible
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  • Duration: Flexible
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Liverpool City Center Small-Group Bike Tour

Get to know Liverpool and see more sights in less time than you could on foot with this small-group bike tour. With a guide, pedal through the streets and enjoy photo stops at highlights such as the two Cathedrals, Albert Dock, and the Cavern Club, all while learning about Liverpool’s history. Ideal for day-trippers and weekend visitors who want to cover the sights in the shortest time possible, the tour includes a bike and helmet.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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