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Walking, Bus or Taxi: What’s the Best Way to Tour Liverpool?

22nd September 2022 / Latest News
walking, bus or taxi: what’s the best way to tour liverpool?

Liverpool is a hugely entertaining city with plenty of things for tourists to see and do, but are you wondering about the best way to experience this wonderful city to the fullest?

No matter where you come from, whether across England or an international country, Liverpool is one of the best cities in the world to visit. The only problem with visiting Liverpool is there’s just so much to take in! You can make the most of your trip by booking an official tour with a guide. The tour guide will take you to some of the city’s key highlights, from cultural hotspots to entertainment venues, while offering insightful facts and humour along the way.

You have several options for touring Liverpool, including walking, bus and taxi tours. Each type of city tour has its advantages and disadvantages, which we will compare in this article.

Walking vs Bus vs Taxi Tours

Walking tours are best suited to people who are good on their feet and can cope with walking for several hours. Liverpool isn’t a particularly massive city, but it still covers a lot of ground if you want to see as much as possible, so a walking tour can be physically demanding. But it does mean you can burn calories while sightseeing! In comparison, buses and taxis allow you to relax and sit down, helping you enjoy the tour in a comfortable position. By conserving your energy, you won’t be exhausted when exploring Liverpool’s tourist attractions.

One of the best factors to consider when exploring a new city is how much you will get to see. Buses and taxis cover far more distance than walking, meaning you will see more attractions and have more time to tour each landmark. Walking allows you to explore at your own pace, and you can stop to look at every sight that catches your eye. However, many bus tours run a hop-on hop-off service so you can embark and disembark at your leisure via specified stops. Even during the journey, there will be plenty of opportunities to take pictures from the comfort of your seat, including unique snaps from the top deck. Bus routes are carefully planned to help tourists get close to iconic destinations, and as you will know where the bus stops beforehand, you can plan an itinerary.

As you may well know, the British weather is very unpredictable! A walking tour is far from ideal when heavy rain is pouring down, or the temperature is freezing. Even when the weather is terrible, buses and taxis provide shelter so your sightseeing experience won’t be affected. Many open-top buses, including ours, will have partial cover upstairs and space downstairs to keep you dry. When the sun is out and the heat is scorching, you can stay cool with air-conditioning and an open-top breeze.

Taxis are somewhat similar to buses, except they provide a more private experience. However, sometimes meeting other people is an exciting experience you lose with a private vehicle. Taxi tours are also usually more expensive and don’t provide the same immersion as an open-top bus or walking tour. There are fewer viewing angles and an enclosed space that may feel uncomfortable after a while. If you book a taxi tour, you will be limited in how many people can join you.

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We’re proud to offer one of the best Liverpool city tours around. Our open-top buses visit 11 iconic destinations in the city several times a day.

Here are just some of the reasons to book a tour with us:

  • Hop on hop-off in Liverpool – explore at your leisure!
  • Live informative tour guides
  • Unbeatable prices
  • 11 iconic stops
  • Discounted family tickets
  • Tickets last for 24 hours

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