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Our Liverpool city tours run every day, leaving the Royal Albert Dock at 10am with regular services until the last tour leaves the dock at 4pm.
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Discover the Best City Sights in Liverpool on an "Open Top Hop On, Hop Off" Sightseeing Bus Tour
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Sightseeing Bus Tours in Liverpool

Discover one of the most unique cities in the world. Liverpool is known for its incredible history, music, football, culture, comedy and more. Scousers are proud of all they offer, and City Explorer covers it all with an exciting collection of guided tours in Liverpool.

  • Explore the city's history, culture, art and architecture with the City Explorer Liverpool sightseeing hop-on, hop-off bus tour, visiting 11 iconic locations.
  • Explore the major attractions of the world's greatest band, visiting their childhood homes, Penny Lane, Strawberry Field and more with Beatles City Explorer.

At City Explorer, we have covered everything, whether you want an individual tour bus in Liverpool, combined offerings, or more.

Why Choose Our Liverpool Tours:
Tour includes:
 Live Tour Guides
 Flexible Tickets
 Iconic Stops
 Unbeatable Price
 The Best Views
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Liverpool City Tour Stops

Our Sightseeing Bus Tour Stop At City Destinations in Liverpool
Stop 1

Royal Albert Dock Liverpool

The Royal Albert Dock Liverpool is the start and finish point of the tour. You can visit the Tate Liverpool, the Beatles Story or the Liverpool Wheel. You can also relax and browse in the many shops, restaurants and bars.

Location Gower Street

Stop Times Stops 00, 15, 30 and 45 minutes past the hour

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(ages 16 and over)
(between ages of 5-15)
(senior, student, NHS and Blue Light Card)
Family Pass
(2 adults and 3 children)

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Tickets can be purchased at any stop along our Liverpool city tours or at our booking offices at the Royal Albert Dock and Canada Boulevard.

City Explorer tickets are valid for two days.

Our vehicles are wheelchair friendly. Please call 0151 933 2324 if you have any other accessibility requirements.



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The first tour currently leaves the Royal Albert Dock Liverpool at 10am and the last tour leaves at 4pm.

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Explore Our Top 90 Things to Do Guide!

The city of Liverpool is a firm favourite with visitors from the UK and beyond, and we know why. Liverpool’s huge choice of shopping attractions, museums, art galleries, bars and restaurants is what draws in the crowds. Whatever you want to do and see in the city, we recommend taking a look at our top things to do guide for some inspiration - and then why not go on one of the best sightseeing Liverpool city tours?

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Experience the Ultimate Day Out in Liverpool

With so much to see and do in Liverpool, you’re truly spoilt for choice. To help you plan the perfect city sightseeing Liverpool tour, we have created an ultimate day out guide bursting with ideas. It has a little something for everyone where shopping, dining, discovery and fun can all be enjoyed in a single day. This guide presents an example itinerary of someone’s visit to our wonderful city based around the route of our Liverpool open top bus tour.


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Discounts From Our Partners

We’re delighted to offer our customers several unmissable discounts, allowing you to save money on some of Liverpool’s most exciting attractions, restaurants, bars, and more while touring the city with our guided tours! All you have to do is show your valid bus tour ticket to the below venues for up to 20% off. The more money you can save, the more you can spend on touring the wonderful city of Liverpool with our tour bus!


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Frequently Asked Questions

We look forward to welcoming you onboard our Liverpool city tours, and our staff will be more than happy to assist in any way they can. However, if you have any queries beforehand about our open top bus tours, please check out some of our most frequently asked questions below. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have a question that isn’t covered here.

When and where does the tour run?

Our sightseeing bus tour begins at the Royal Albert Dock Liverpool at 10am until the last tour leaves at 4pm, visiting iconic destinations across the city centre. We run regular services throughout the day, with the bus stopping at each stop every 30 minutes on weekdays and more frequently on weekends. Visit our tour information page to learn more about our route and times.

What does hop on hop off mean?

We are a hop on hop off bus in Liverpool, meaning you can board and disembark the bus at any of our designated stops, as your ticket is valid for two days or 72 hours with a Golden Ticket. You can visit each location or remain on the bus for the entire journey. The freedom is yours to explore the way you want.

How long is the full tour?

The bus tour takes approximately one hour from the first to the last stop. We highly recommend disembarking at each stop to enjoy the most of your Liverpool sightseeing experience, allowing you to explore the city in your own time.

Will my dog be allowed on the bus?

Yes, your dog can join our guided tours in Liverpool! We are happy to welcome canine guests on board as long as they are well-behaved. Service animals are also allowed.

Do you offer discounted tickets?

Yes, we offer concession tickets for seniors and students. Please bring ID with you. Discounts are available for NHS and Blue Light Card holders. We also offer a discounted price for families with two adults and three children.

What does the price include?

Your ticket will include entry on the City Explorer bus. A live tour guide will also be provided on board, ensuring you receive a mix of facts and good humour while visiting each stop.

What are your accessibility features?

All our vehicles are now wheelchair friendly, and we can also cater to strollers. Please call us on 0151 933 2324 if you have any other accessibility requirements.

I am visiting by cruise, where’s best to board?

We’re always happy to welcome visitors to our wonderful city by cruise or ferry! The second stop for our guided tours in Liverpool is at Canada Boulevard, seconds from the cruise terminal. Just look for our bright yellow bus as you leave the ship – you won’t miss us!

How do I book a ticket?

Click here to buy your tickets through our online booking provider FareHarbor. You will receive a voucher that can be exchanged at any of our stops. Once you board the bus, you will have two days to hop on and off at your leisure or 72 hours with a Golden Ticket. Tickets can also be purchased on the day at any of our stops along the tour or at our booking offices at the Royal Albert Dock and Canada Boulevard.

Do you offer any other tours?

Yes, we certainly do! We offer several combined tours, including our city bus tour and the River Explorer Cruise, for one great price. There is the Golden Ticket, which provides access to the city, Beatles and river tours. We also operate Beatles City Explorer, taking you on a tour of the Fab Four, their childhood homes and other historic locations.

We also now offer combined tours involving the Beatles Story, the Liverpool Beatles Museum on Mathew Street, and many more.

Please ask for upgrades for other tours.

Our Partners

We work with some of Liverpool’s leading tourism organisations in order to provide the very best experience the city has to offer