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Pier Head, Liverpool: Our most recommended tours and activities

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

1. 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

2. 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: Guided City Walking Tour

3. Liverpool: Guided City Walking Tour

Trace the historical roots of Liverpool on a guided tour of the city center. Experience the city with a local guide as you tour its most important spots, including the Cavern Club and the waterfront. Learn about Liverpool's turbulent history as you explore the eclectic streets and admire the diverse architecture. Stop by the waterfront and the Albert Docks and hear about the city's trading history and its connection to the Titanic. Follow the lives of the Beatles from their early days in the Cavern Club. Admire the beloved city buildings that form the Three Graces along the Pier Head as well as lesser-known hidden gems along the way.

Liverpool: Beatles Highlights Walking Tour

4. Liverpool: Beatles Highlights Walking Tour

Meet your local guide in central Liverpool then travel back in time to the 1960s as you head off to some of the most iconic Beatles landmarks. Visit a selection of places in Liverpool that the Beatles were emotionally connected to and frequented on their path to global fame. Highlights include the world-famous Cavern Club, the Cavern Wall of Fame, and the Beatles statues. During the 2 ¼ hour tour, listen to fascinating stories about the Beatles and their lives in Liverpool, and stop to take selfies at the statues of Eleanor Rigby and John Lennon.

Liverpool Self Guided Sherlock Holmes Murder Mystery Game

5. Liverpool Self Guided Sherlock Holmes Murder Mystery Game

The Sherlock Holmes City Game is a self-guided tour that gives you a fun and interactive way to walk around the city. All you need is a phone with an internet connection. As soon as you book the game, we will send you all the information you need via email. By moving around the city, you will unlock assignments. Here you will find characters who are willing to help. But the information comes at a price! Solve their puzzles, take on hilarious photo challenges, chase down culprits and play along to get closer to solving the murder of Balthasar. IMPORTANT INFORMATION: - Difficulty level: easy – also suitable for families with children - Duration: 2 hours - Tickets: You only need to buy 1 ticket per group (1-4 people) - Each group will play with 1 device. For groups of more than 4 people, you can buy 2 or more tickets. - To book this game you need to indicate a date/time, BUT you can start whenever you like. - *NOTE: this City Game uses the city as an interactive playing field but DOES NOT provide any information about the city! HOW TO PLAY: Book the City Game, check the email we send you with the instructions, download the Loquiz App, and begin your gaming experience! Explore the city at your own pace while playing the Sherlock Holmes City Game, a self-guided tour that offers a lot of freedom and flexibility. You can play when, where and with who you want. Whether you want to play alone for personal excitement or with a group of people this is the game for you! Playing with more groups will turn into a competitive experience, perfect as a teambuilding activity. This game is a fun activity you can do while visiting a city with your family and friends or as a couple. Our City Game offers the maximum independence, you can play pause & continue whenever you want!

History Guided Tour of Liverpool and the Beatles

6. History Guided Tour of Liverpool and the Beatles

This Beatles and History Tour will take you on a day you'll never forget! If you visit Liverpool, this is a must for you. We will start Outside the Liverpool Central Library, where our guides with a colourful umbrella will be waiting for you. You will be guided by a local Qualified Tour Guide who will show you Liverpool's hidden gems. American History in William Brown Street outside Walker Art Gallery, World Museum and the stunning Victorian Round Reading Rooms. Enjoy the history and architecture during your walkthrough Liverpool's World Heritage Site Guided walk through the Royal Albert Dock. Learn how and why the city has now emerged as the most vibrant UK city outside London. Mini Magical History Walk along Mathew Street and see outside the famous Cavern Club. Selfie at the new Beatles statues on Liverpool Waterfront in front of the iconic Liver Birds Your guide will give you lots of ideas and suggestions to explore Liverpool and the surrounding area. Tour Timings - 2-hour guided walking tour (the start time can be amended for group bookings) 11:00 am - Start – Outside Liverpool Central Library. 11:45 am – Mathew Street Walk, Eleanor Rigby statue. 12:15 am – Liverpool One leisure 12:30 am - Royal Albert Docks 13:00 pm – Finish - Official Beatles Statues

Liverpool: Private City Highlights Walking Tour

7. Liverpool: Private City Highlights Walking Tour

Discover Liverpool on a private tour led by a local guide. Explore iconic spots, including Pier Head & The Waterfront, The Albert Docks, The Three Graces, The Cavern Club, The Blitz, immersing yourself in the vibrant Scouse culture. Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the city as you travel back through the centuries to discover its turbulent history, and how it has shaped Liverpool into the vibrant place you see today. Learn about our history, but also gain an authentic insight into modern life in the city today and explore some hidden gems along the way. From Liverpool’s trading history that created its foundations, to the Titanic and the Beatles. Discover renowned attractions such as Pier Head & The Waterfront, The Albert Docks, The Three Graces, The Cavern Club, The Blitz, and Eleanor Rigby statue, all while embracing the local culture.

Private Beatles Walking Tour with Cavern Club & 137m tower

8. Private Beatles Walking Tour with Cavern Club & 137m tower

This superb fun private walking tour of Liverpool starts from your Liverpool City Centre Hotel or the cruise terminal. You will visit the Cavern Club & take in the panoramic view from the Radio City Tower 137m above the city. Your local tour guide will bring the story of the city and the Beatles to life showing how and why the city has changed. Your guide will help you plan the rest of your visit to this superb modern vibrant city. Journey down one of Liverpool's original streets en route to Mathew Street to visit the Cavern and see the Eleanor Rigby Statue and new statue of Cilla Black in the Cavern Quarter. The experience includes the Tower Tour and a short walk through the Royal Albert Docks passing the Maritime Museum of Liverpool and the Billy Fury statue. The tour finishes at the new statue of the Beatles in front of the Mersey Ferry Terminal at Pier Head where you can take some souvenir photos in front of the famous Liver Buildings and alongside the lifeblood of this city the River Mersey. The tour can be tailored to your interests and is the very best way to make the most of your visit to this amazing city.

Liverpool: Self-Guided Audio Tour

9. Liverpool: Self-Guided Audio Tour

Welcome to the Liverpool Self-Guided Audio Tour, where you'll embark on a journey filled with preferences, freedom, and flexibility. Get ready to explore one of the most vibrant and historically rich cities in the United Kingdom at your own pace, on your terms. With our self-guided audio tour, you have the freedom to tailor your experience to suit your interests and schedule. Whether you're an avid history buff, a culture enthusiast, or simply seeking to immerse yourself in the charming atmosphere of Liverpool, this tour offers the flexibility to delve into the city's treasures at your leisure. As you wander through the bustling streets and iconic landmarks, our audio guide will accompany you, providing fascinating insights into Liverpool's history, culture, myths, architecture, and other important facts about each tourist attraction. From the legendary Albert Dock to the majestic Liverpool Cathedral, each stop on the tour unveils a new layer of the city's rich tapestry. Discover the captivating stories behind famous landmarks such as The Beatles Story, where you'll learn about the legendary band's humble beginnings and their rise to global stardom. Marvel at the stunning architecture of the Royal Liver Building and delve into its significance in Liverpool's maritime history. Immerse yourself in the vibrant cultural scene of the city as you explore the renowned museums, galleries, and theaters that showcase Liverpool's artistic heritage. From the Tate Liverpool to the Everyman Theatre, each venue offers a unique glimpse into the city's creative spirit. Throughout your self-guided adventure, you'll have the flexibility to pause, rewind, and explore at your own pace, ensuring that you can savor every moment and delve deeper into the attractions that capture your imagination. Whether you're traveling solo, with friends, or as a family, the Liverpool Self-Guided Audio Tour promises an unforgettable experience filled with discovery and wonder. Learn more about the top 16 tourist attractions in Liverpool. Its history, culture, myths, architecture, and other important facts are in this audio commentary which starts from the city's central station then the itinerary gradually moves one by one. 1. Liverpool Central Railway Station 2. Saint John's Beacon 3. St George's Hall 4. The Walker Art Gallery 5. Central Library 6. World Museum 7. Mathew Street 8. Western Approaches 9. Pier Head 10. Beatles Pier Head 11. Museum of Liverpool 12. Maritime Museum 13. Royal Albert Dock 14. The Beatles Story 15. Liverpool Cathedral 16. Sefton Park So, grab your headphones, map out your route, and prepare to embark on a journey through the heart and soul of Liverpool, where preferences, freedom, and flexibility reign supreme. Let the adventure begin!

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Excellent tour, very interesting and informative. Terry was very friendly and clearly enjoys taking the tours. We thoroughly enjoyed listening to all of his facts and stories. We always love visiting Liverpool and will not hesitate to do another tour next time we are here.

Brilliant. Donna our guide was so informative and told us loads of funny anecdotes about what we were seeing. Wayne, the driver was excellent, polite and helpful Best way to explore Liverpool.

The staff on the hop on/hop off bus were extremely friendly, helpful and informative. I would recommend this experience good value for money

Excellent tour! Martin was patient, informative and very helpful, giving us a lots of really insightful information about Liverpool.

Very informative trip about the ferry, river, docks and surrounding buildings.