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River Cruise & Sightseeing Bus Tour

Experience Liverpool from land and water, with Mersey Ferries and City Explorer Liverpool.

Ferry ‘cross the Mersey on our 50-minute River Explorer Cruise for a unique view of Liverpool and Wirral’s spectacular waterfronts on the world-famous Mersey Ferry. Then visit 14 of Liverpool’s most famous landmarks from the City Explorer Liverpool open top bus, including the Royal Albert Dock, the Cavern Quarter and the Chinese Arch. With a live guide on every bus, it is the perfect way to learn about the city’s history and culture.

You can save money and buy a joint ‘River Cruise & Sightseeing Bus Tour’ ticket from any one of our three ferry terminals, from a City Explorer Bus or from Liverpool Tourist Information Centres. 
For more information about both of these fascinating tours and for up-to-date running and opening times at each attraction, please visit Mersey Ferries' River Explorer Cruise and City Explorer Open Top Bus Tour
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  • Infant

    Under 5s


  • Concession

    Over 60s & NUS card holders


  • Family

    2 adults & up to 3 children


Visitor Information & Ticket Validity

Your City Explorer Bus Tour ticket can be used on both the same day as your cruise and the following day, giving you the maximum sightseeing opportunity! The ferry ticket can only be used once, on the date you have booked or on the day you have bought it from any of our city outlets. 

Please check City Explorer Bus Tour for timetable information.

Please note we only accept card payments at Mersey Ferry terminals.

Other Sightseeing Experiences 

May - July

Liverpool Bay Cruises

Experience breath-taking views of Liverpool’s coastline as you sail into Liverpool Bay on this new three-hour sightseeing cruise. Learn more about the history of the River Mersey with live commentary from a Blue Badge Guide and enjoy live music from talented local artists.



Groups 20+


April - October

Evening Cruises on the Mersey

Watch the sunset with a glass of prosecco in your hand as you listen to live music from talented local artists, or dance the night away to a DJ or tribute band.