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Hop on hop off is back! City Explorer is delighted to announce that our full hop-on, hop-off bus tours have resumed alongside our new Beatles Explorer Tours – we hope to see you on board soon!
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Discover the Best Destinations in Liverpool on Our “Hop on Hop Off” Bus Sightseeing Tour
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Sightseeing Bus Tours in Liverpool

Go sightseeing in Liverpool, a city of great tradition, fabulous humour and stunning architecture. Scousers are serious about culture, comedy and style. Discovering the city in style couldn't be easier than with City Explorer, our Liverpool tours are not to be missed.

Onboard our open-top Liverpool sightseeing bus tour is an informative Tour Guide who will help you explore the city’s best bits to the full and talk you through the history, drama, talent and humour that’s made Liverpool what it is today.

Why Choose Our Liverpool City Tour:
Tour includes:
 Live Tour Guides
 24 Hour Tickets
 11 Iconic Stops
 Unbeatable Price
 The Best Views

Liverpool City Tour Stops

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

Royal Albert Dock Liverpool

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

Location Gower Street

Stop Times Stops 0, 15, 30 and 45 minutes past the hour.

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(2 adults, 3 children)

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*Tickets can be purchased at any stop along the tour.

*All of our vehicles are now wheelchair friendly! Please call 0151 933 2324 if you have any other accessibility requirements.



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The first tour leaves the Royal Albert Dock Liverpool at 10am and runs every 30 minutes on weekdays and 15 minutes on weekends. The last tour leaves at 4pm.

All City Explorer tickets are valid for 24 hours from time of purchase.



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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 are 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.

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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, 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 and visits 11 iconic destinations across the city centre. The last tour leaves the dock at 4pm. We run regular services with the bus stopping at each stop every 30 minutes on weekdays and 15 minutes on weekends. Visit our tour information page to learn more about our route and times.

What does hop on hop off mean?

Hop-on hop-off means you can board and disembark the bus at any of our designated stops, as your ticket is valid for 24 hours. You can choose to 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! 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. 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.

How do I book a ticket?

Click here to buy your tickets through our online booking provider FareHarbor. You will be provided with a voucher which can be exchanged at any of our stops. Once you board the bus, you will have 24 hours to hop on and off at your leisure. Tickets can also be purchased on the day at any of our stops or ticket stalls.

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! Our second stop 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!

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. We also operate LFC City Explorer, a sightseeing bus to Anfield, and the Beatles City Explorer, taking you on a tour of the Fab Four.

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