Water activity

Liverpool: Sightseeing River Cruise on the Mersey River

Activity provider: Mersey Ferries

Liverpool: Sightseeing River Cruise on the Mersey River

Activity provider: Mersey Ferries

From US$ 14.06 per person

Glide over the Mersey river on a sightseeing cruise. Uncover Liverpool's musical and maritime past with live commentary and see sights like the Royal Albert Dock and the 3 Graces.

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Experience

Highlights
  • See major sights on the River Mersey, including the Albert Dock, the 3 Graces, and Liverpool’s 2 cathedrals
  • Learn about Mersey Ferries and the performances of the Beatles on board
  • See the Razzle Dazzle Ferry Snowdrop, design by pop artist Sir Peter Blake who also designed The Beatles Sgt Peppers album
Full description

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.

Includes
  • Cruise on the River Mersey
  • Commentary
  • Refreshments (can be purchased on board)

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Meeting point

Start your river cruise at the Mersey Ferries, show your ticket when you board the cruise.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Jacket
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Cash

Know before you go

  • Dress for the outdoors as it can get windy (there is also seating inside)
  • The river cruise runs every hour on the hour from Liverpool Pier Head
  • The ferry’s main deck is fully accessible for passengers with disabilities
  • Food and drinks are not included in the cost of the tour but a café bar serving local products is available on board
  • There are restrooms on board
  • You can travel at any time on the day that you book the cruise
  • Please arrive at least 25-minutes prior to sailing to redeem your voucher as the cruise starts prompt on the hour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 1612 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    3.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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Never been to see the historical side of Liverpool before and this was the ideal opportunity as we had decided to stay for two nights at the Titanic Hotel. For the price I would wholeheartedly reccomend the trip on the mersey which lasts 50 minutes and worth every penny. The weather was atrocious but this didn't detract from the views of the city. Take your kids on a memorable journey or just go yourself or with some friends.

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January 5, 2023

Overall the tour was good. We arranged a ferry across the Mersey excursion for myself & my friend's family. We pre-booked our tickets online, when you arrive at the ferry terminal you will have to show them your barcode to exchange for a ticket. We were lots of enjoyed on the ferry. It was on informative and interesting ferry trip giving explanation of Liverpool's contribution to history & also enjoyable details about the music& sporting scene. Definitely would recommend this to my other friends.

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January 2, 2023

It was a very special experience for me to be on a cruise on the Mersey because of it’s historic and musical associations to the port of Liverpool. The playing of the song ‘Ferry Cross the Mersey’ by Gerry and the Pacemakers only enhanced the pleasure of the cruise for me.

September 21, 2022

Product ID: 48033