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Liverpool: River Cruise and Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour provided by Mersey Ferries

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Overview
Sightseeing in Liverpool isn’t just about viewing the sights on land, it’s also about admiring the UNESCO-listed waterfront from the River Mersey. This tour lets you do both and more with a hop-on hop-off double-decker tour, a Mersey cruise to see the skyline from the water, and an admission ticket to Woodside’s U-Boat Story Museum. Ideal for first-timers and anyone seeking a hassle-free overview of the city with background on the sights.
Highlights
  • See Liverpool’s highlights from land and water in one day
  • Combine a hop-on hop-off bus and Mersey boat tour
  • Learn every side of the city’s history via both bus and boat commentary
  • Gain further insight with an admission ticket to the U-Boat Story Museum
  • Flexible sightseeing for personalizing a sightseeing itinerary
What to Expect
River Explorer Cruise: Board your River Explorer ferry at River Mersey’s Pier Head. The boats run regularly throughout the day. Cruise by the UNESCO-protected waterfront, passing the Royal Liver Building and Albert Dock, and learn about Liverpool’s history from the information zones and commentary. Hear about The Beatles ‘Riverboat Shuffle’ gigs of the 1960s. Hop off at the Seacombe, Wirral, or Woodside stops, and opt to use your included admission ticket to Woodside’s U-Boat Story Museum to learn about Germany’s World War II U-boats City Explorer Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Tour: At Pier Head, use your 24-hour pass to board the open-top City Explorer double-decker bus, and enjoy a sightseeing drive around attractions such as Chinatown and Albert Dock. Disembark at any stop to explore independently, or stay aboard for the full loop, listening to the onboard commentary. See the Itinerary for listed stops.
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Important Information
Inclusions
  • Hop-on hop-off tour
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation to/from attractions
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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
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Josie wrote a review May 2020
Bristol, United Kingdom6 contributions3 helpful votes
Well worth the money! We were feeling a little hungover when we decided to go on this tour but it really did make us feel better! The person doing the tour was so funny. We had an excellent time. Thank you all!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from MTAttractions, Guest Relations Manager at Liverpool: River Cruise and Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
Responded 29 Jun 2020
Hi Josie, thank you for your review sorry for the late reply. We are glad you enjoyed the "Do the Double".
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Lois wrote a review Mar 2020
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom3 contributions1 helpful vote
Well worth the money. It was our first time in Liverpool so thought it was perfect to go on the Mersey ferry and open top bus tour to learn a bit more about the city. The ferry ride was good and it was great to see Liverpool from the water. Even if it was a bit chilly! We also
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Response from MTAttractions, Guest Relations Manager at Liverpool: River Cruise and Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
Responded 12 Mar 2020
Hi Lois, thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your first visit to Liverpool and hope to see you again soon. Thank you also for your recommendation.
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Jos W wrote a review Mar 2020
Plymouth, United Kingdom229 contributions46 helpful votes
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TOP TIP : book the double. Ferry and open topped bus tour. £15 for both per person, with a free ticket to the U-Boat museum thrown in. The ferry ticket is for one full trip, while the bus ticket is valid for 48 hours and you can jump on and off as much as you like. Needless to
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Response from MTAttractions, Guest Relations Manager at Liverpool: River Cruise and Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
Responded 10 Mar 2020
Hi, thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your trip and doing "do the double". Great tip also :) we look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Michael J wrote a review Mar 2020
Telford, United Kingdom1 contribution
Great time on the hop on bus get on and off where you like and see some great sites. We lost our ticket for the ferry and when asking about it, we were told they can’t reprint as someone else could use it if they find it, so in the end paid for both only got to use hop on bus.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from MTAttractions, Guest Relations Manager at Liverpool: River Cruise and Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
Responded 12 Mar 2020
Hi Michael, I’m sorry to hear that you lost your ticket for the ferry. Unfortunately, we’re unable to replace lost tickets. I do hope that you have a chance to take a ferry ‘cross the Mersey on your next visit to Liverpool.
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Lynn135 wrote a review Mar 2020
Sheffield, United Kingdom56 contributions6 helpful votes
Many of the attractions can be bought as either single, double or trebles. My friend and I decided to buy the double and did the Mersey Ferry and then the yellow hop on hop off bus. The ferry was great, if there was a problem at all it was that they never actually played the
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from MTAttractions, Guest Relations Manager at Liverpool: River Cruise and Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
Responded 05 Mar 2020
Hi Lynn, thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed doing "Do the Double". We hope to see you again soon.
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By: Mersey Ferries
julieaS288QE
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Ferry trip across the mersey
As part of my bucket list to cross the Merseyside this did not fail to amaze me. Although we was not allowed to do
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MrsCWR
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Ferry Across the Mersey
We were visiting Liverpool and read the reviews on Tripadvisor and had to get on the ferry across the Mersey. An e
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ginawG5004IX
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Fantastic First Class
We went on this tour on thr 9/9/20, Oliver and Dave were our guides and drivers, Was another young chap, Sorry I do
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ian_dempster
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Only 2 visitors
Had the pleasure of being one of only two on the boat going from pier head to Seacombe. Not been on in over 25 year
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HelenLytham
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Lovely staff - excellent service
We very much enjoyed our ‘ferry cross the Mersey’ ride but the most memorable aspect of our trip was the excellence
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C2924IUgeorgem
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Very poor customer
I tried to book the ferry as per there web site for a private trip for my terminally ill family member after severa
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girvo8
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mr ferry across the mersey
nice weather on way there , rain on way back but still enjoyed the experience , unfortunately because of the covid
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Charles S
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Very smooth crossing.
We took the ferry from Seacombe on the Wirrall to Liverpool Pier Head, then returned later in the day. It only took
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eiger2020
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Calm
We took the 10min commuter trip during covid lockdown. It was brilliant. Great views of Liverpool. The river was c
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947marinar
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It’s a boat trip
Well it is what it is. Good to do the cliche tourist thing. Staff very friendly and helpful. Went across and came b
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921ianp
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Pity about covid19
My wife and i have made the crossing numerous times, taking in the u-boat experience etc.. Unfortunately on this oc
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lbalad
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A must do when in Liverpool.
Been to Liverpool several times but never been on a ferry cross the Mersey. Finally got to do it last Thursday.We
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OntotheFuture
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Not impressed
All I can say is in my opinion the fellow checking tickets at the gate this afternoon needs to reconsider if the wa
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Howard-Liverpool
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Super Trip
Mersey Ferry back on !! Yippee. Only the cross river service Liverpool to Seacombe but a great start. Still a nice
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Amanda J
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It was breath taking
It was amazing it was a real life experience 😁 I love 💓 this hotel 🏨 and I recommend it to everyone
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