Liverpool, United Kingdom

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2 hours (Approx.)
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Offered in: English and 5 more


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.
  • Liverpool River Explorer cruise and City Explorer hop-on hop-off bus tour
  • View all Liverpool’s iconic waterfront and city sights in one day
  • Cruise by the UNESCO World Heritage-site waterside, including the Albert Dock and Liver Building
  • Hear about Liverpool’s history from the onboard boat and bus commentary
  • Enjoy included entry to the U-Boat Story, a museum showcasing a real German U-boat
  • See top Liverpool attractions by open-top, double-decker bus, including the Cavern Club
  • Hop on and off as you wish at the designated stops with your 24-hour pass

Inclusions & Exclusions


  • Hop-on hop-off tour
  • Entry/Admission - Bombed Out Church


  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation to/from attractions
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Departure & Return

Departure Point

Central Liverpool

Departure Time

10:00 AM

Hop-on hop-off tour with stops near cruise port

Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.

Tour departs within walking distance of the cruise port

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What To Expect

River Explorer Cruise (50-minute full loop):
Make your own way to Pier Head on the River Mersey, arriving at least 15 minutes prior to your chosen departure: the ferry departs hourly between 10am and 4pm.
Step aboard for your cruise, and sail along Liverpool’s UNESCO World Heritage site waterfront, passing sights such as the Royal Liver Building and historical Albert Dock.
As you admire the sights, explore the boat’s information zones and listen to the illuminating commentary. Hear about Liverpool’s maritime and musical history, from tales of smuggling to stories of how The Beatles performed on the Mersey ferries ‘Riverboat Shuffles’ of the 1960s.
Break your journey at any of the three stops: Seacombe, Woodside and Wirral. Your cruise ticket includes entry to the U-boat Story at Woodside. Head inside this interactive exhibition to learn about life aboard a real German U-boat during World War II.
City Explorer Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour:
At Pier Head, board the City Explorer open-top, double-decker bus with your 24-hour pass. Buses run every 30 minutes and travel around sights such as the Walker Art Gallery and bombed-out St Luke’s Church, damaged in 1941. Hop off at any stops that interest you or stay aboard for a comprehensive overview of the city complemented by the onboard commentary. See the Itinerary for a list of stops.


Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Stops:

• Albert Dock 
• Pier Head, UNESCO World Heritage Site waterfront 
• Mathew Street, home of the famous Cavern Club 
• Walker Art Gallery & St Georges Hall 
• Metropolitan & Anglican Cathedrals 
• The Philharmonic Hall & Pub 
• St Luke's bombed-out church 
• China Town – Chinese Arch 
• Cains Brewery 
• Liverpool Marina and Echo Arena and Conference Halls 
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Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A coffee shop & restrooms can be found onboard the ferry
  • The ferry is accessible on the main deck for wheelchairs
  • Your tickets will be held at Liverpool Pier Head Ferry Terminal for collection on the day of the cruise
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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Viator Traveler's Reviews

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, Oct 2018

I did two days of this open top touring with 4 different live guides. All were excellent in different ways and while they provided the same basic information, each one had some twists or additional stories to keep us entertained. Highly recommended.

, Oct 2018

Fortunatley we had glorious weather the combination ticket was purchased online and was good value for moneyWe travelled on 2 separate buses the first driver and guide were really pleasant and informative ( the guide was female)The second driver and guide were both male and younger and we felt tried too hard to be witty sometimes bordering on disrespectful

, Sep 2018

Great bus tour. River cruise was very nice as well.

, Aug 2018

This was the worst tour we have ever taken. The bus did not having proper lower level seating to see the city and there were less than 20 seats. And, some of the seats did not face a window which were to small to see some of the buildings. The tour guide was on the top of the bus. One could not understand most of what he said due to the poor sound system on the bus. And, it did not have the latest equipment on the bus for people to have ear plugs to listen to the narration. Awful tour and I would NOT recommend this from Viator. As far as I'm concerned, Viator should be returning our money for a tour that was substandard including the equipment used. City Explorer Bus Tour. Voucher PH245237701/0003.

, Jul 2018

Enjoyed the bus and boat tour very much. The first bus needed a better microphone. Our live guides were delightful. Easy to find when we got off the boat without any hassle. I now appreciate Liverpool more than I expected. Took credit so no issue with currency exchange.

, Feb 2018

the u boat was great

, Jan 2018

Really well structured and enjoyable. Non negative issues to report.

, Jan 2018

What I loved about the hop-on/hop-off is the explanation was done by the very amusing and well informed Tony.
I liked it much better than the usual headphones.
When we arrived to do the River Cruise first thing in the morning, it was cancelled because of the fog.
Getting your money back however was no problem.
Fortunately the weather got better and we were able to take the ferry cross the Mersey as planned.

, Nov 2017

Value for money! Loved the trips. The bus tour had a tour guide pointing out the sites and explaining about Liverpool. You can get off at certain points and back on over 24 hrs. Loved Liverpool definitely going back. Would do both trips again hopefully when its a bit warmer.

, Oct 2017

brill submarine was great

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