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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: City and Beatles Tour with Hop-On Hop-Off Ticket

2. Liverpool: City and Beatles Tour with Hop-On Hop-Off Ticket

Hop aboard the open-top bus tour of Liverpool and The Beatles. Listen to the social history of the city and where the Beatles were born and raised, stayed, and played. See all the city’s historic sights, including the Unesco World Heritage waterfront and the 2 magnificent Cathedrals. Your first stop is Penny Lane and the second Strawberry Field, where you can leave the bus for a priceless photo opportunity. Then you'll go to the childhood homes of John Lennon and Paul McCartney, before traveling back towards the city where you will hear all about the great River Mersey. Once you have completed the City and Beatles tour, use your ticket to join the hop-on hop-off city tour. Ride through the historical landmarks and attractions including The Royal Albert Dock, the iconic UNESCO waterfront, the world-famous Cavern Club, the World Museum, both of the magnificent Cathedrals, The Philharmonic Dining Rooms, China Town, and much more.  You will also have exclusive offers throughout the city, including a free glass of bubbly at the Philharmonic Dining Rooms.

Liverpool: Beatles Magical Mystery Bus Tour

3. Liverpool: Beatles Magical Mystery Bus Tour

Immerse yourself in the sights of Liverpool through the eyes of The Beatles on a guided bus tour. Explore the places that inspired songs such as Penny Lane and Strawberry Fields and finish at the iconic Cavern Club, where you can while away the evening with entry included. Start your tour at Albert Dock at the meeting point in Anchor Courtyard, then board the colorful Magical Mystery Tour coach for an unforgettable tour. See the Beatles' childhood homes, schools, and colleges, and get up close to places that inspired some of their most memorable songs – Penny Lane and Strawberry Field. You’ll be kept entertained along the way by a professional Beatles guide and some Fab Four tunes. As you travel around Liverpool city center and its outskirts, many more Beatles locations will be pointed out. The Magical Mystery Tour is the only Beatles tour that finishes at the legendary Cavern Club. Tour tickets also include free general admission to the Cavern in the evening of your tour date (excluding admission to ticketed shows).

Liverpool: River Cruise and Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

4. Liverpool: River Cruise and Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Appreciate Merseyside and Liverpool’s iconic waterfront from the vantage point of the River Mersey on a sightseeing cruise. Then, soak in the city's sights from a hop-on and hop-off open-top bus with live commentary. Start the adventure from the Pier Head, where the 50-minute river cruise departs hourly. Enjoy commentary that highlights the city’s waterfront heritage as you take a ferry across the Mersey. Then, head back to dry land for an open-top city bus tour of the city. See the best of Liverpool from your bus and hear commentary on Liverpool's history. 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 City Sights 24hr Hop-On Hop-Off Open Top Bus Tour

5. Liverpool City Sights 24hr Hop-On Hop-Off Open Top Bus Tour

Explore the historic UNESCO Mercantile Maritime City, taking in the stunning architecture of Liverpool on this entertaining tour of the city's top attractions and historic landmarks. Hop aboard the open-top bus at the Royal Albert Dock, and take a seat on the top deck for the best views.  You will learn about all of Liverpool's major sights, including The Royal Albert Dock, the iconic waterfront, and the world-famous Cavern Club. You will also hear about the World Museum, both of the magnificent cathedrals, the Philharmonic Dining Rooms, China Town and much more. The complete tour takes about 50 minutes and returns back to its original starting point at the Royal Albert Dock. You will also have access to exclusive offers throughout the city, including a free glass of bubbly at the Philharmonic Dining Rooms.

Liverpool: Beatles Explorer Bus Tour Ticket

6. Liverpool: Beatles Explorer Bus Tour Ticket

Embark on an enchanting journey through the streets of Liverpool aboard the City Explorer Bus. Explore the Beatles' hometown, see the world-famous Penny Lane, and discover the filming locations for tv series such as the award-winning Peaky Blinders. Start at the Royal Albert Dock. Visit the Beatles' neighborhoods, childhood homes, and schools to see where they grew up, and how their careers were influenced. Continue the celebration of Liverpool's music heritage stopping for priceless photo opportunities at Penny Lane and Strawberry Field. You'll even recognize TV and film locations including Peaky Blinders. With a guide on board who's an expert in all things Liverpool, you'll explore the history, drama, talent, and humor that’s made Liverpool what it is today.

Liverpool: Albert Docks Sightseeing Cruise with Commentary

7. Liverpool: Albert Docks Sightseeing Cruise with Commentary

Enjoy a cruise through the Albert Docks with a family-run sightseeing cruise agency. Purchase a hot or cold drink from the onboard bar and take in the waterfront vibe from the Tate Gallery to the Liverpool Marina and Yacht Club. Dive further into the sights with the onboard commentary.  Hop aboard and settle into a comfortable river boat with covered seating that ensures that passengers are comfortable no matter the weather. Enjoy comfy seats and tables with drinks available to purchase. Have an onboard toilet available for your use.  Relax as you soak up views of the Albert docks which were built in the 1860’s as a revolutionary new complex of docks. Today they are a popular, vibrant destination for locals and tourists. Pass by bars, restaurants, museums, and shops. Starting outside the Tate Gallery, travel through all the docks up to Liverpool Marina and Yacht Club while uncovering information about the sights with the onboard commentary. Turning in the middle of the Marina, return to the Royal Albert Dock with music. 

Liverpool City Explorer 24 hour hop-on hop-off Bus Tour

8. Liverpool City Explorer 24 hour hop-on hop-off Bus Tour

Liverpool is a city of great tradition, fabulous humor and stunning architecture. This hop-on hop-off bus service is serious about culture, comedy and style. On board see the city with an informative guide to help you explore the best bits of Liverpool. Hear about the history, drama, talent and funny stuff that’s made Liverpool what it is today. Hop on and off at 14 stops including, the Mersey Ferries, cathedrals, Chinese Arch and Museum and galleries. The full loop takes approximately 50 minutes and runs all year round. 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 • Echo Arena & ACC  

Liverpool and The Beatles Day Tour from London

9. Liverpool and The Beatles Day Tour from London

Take a day tour of the area where The Beatles first started out. Learn details about their lives in Liverpool, and visit some modern bars, cafes, and shops along the way. First, arrive at Liverpool Lime Street and have time to explore this Victorian City. Stroll along the world-famous waterfront admiring the stunningly refurbished Albert Dock Complex. Walk past bars, cafes, restaurants, shops, and other unique attractions. Then, visit The Beatles Story, where you can experience the most sensational story the pop world has ever known. In the afternoon your "Magical Mystery Tour" will be waiting to take you away. See the landmarks in the lives of the Fab Four, including their homes, schools, birthplaces, Penny Lane, Strawberry Field, and many other significant spots. Ends at the famous Cavern Club.

Liverpool: Beatles Bus Tour with Strawberry Field Entry

10. Liverpool: Beatles Bus Tour with Strawberry Field Entry

Experience the Beatles Explorer, a brand new open-tour sightseeing bus that shows the best of Liverpool and iconic destinations related to the Fab Four. Listen to a live tour guide onboard, who will provide insightful knowledge, interesting facts and good humor about the band and the city. Start at the stunning Royal Albert Dock Liverpool. Hop on the bus, and begin your history tour of the Beatles, passing some of Liverpool's best sights on the way. Stop at Penny Lane, a road frequently visited by the band members during their childhood and made famous by the popular song. Later, go to Strawberry Field and spend some time exploring the exhibition, which includes the piano on which John Lennon composed "Imagine." Take some time to see the gardens and stop for refreshments the the café before buying some gifts from the exclusive range in the shop. Jump back on the bus and return to the Royal Albert Dock Liverpool.

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What people are saying about Royal Albert Dock Liverpool

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Highly recommended ... guide (Dale) was ultra knowledgeable on the subject matter and driver (Dave) complemented the team. Stop offs at appropriate locations and photo opportunities were part of the experience. Cavern Club ticket included was the icing on the cake!

It's an absolutely brilliant tour.. our guide was funny, entertaining and very knowledgeable. my daughter is the Beatles fan and after this tour, I am a converted fan!

Great tour, absolutely made by a thoroughly entertaining, talented and informative guide - Damien.

Brilliant On the Mersey , Great Communication telling you all about the history

Excellent, fully entertained the whole journey and very informative.