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Mersey River Explorer Cruise from Liverpool
"Whether you’re looking for a relaxing way to see Liverpool or you want a full day of family-friendly attractions the Mersey River Explorer Cruise with optional upgrades is your ticket to Liverpool fun. The standard Mersey River Explorer Cruise lasts a leisurely 50-minutes with scheduled stops at Seacombe and Birkenhead Woodside ports. Enjoy the cruise as a hop-on hop-off tour to see what interests you most - simply hop off when you want and re-board the boat when you're ready to continue to the next stop.While taking in views of Liverpool's riverside architecture and wildlife you can listen to entertaining audio commentary about the River Mersey's fascinating maritime history. Hear tales of smuggling music and war - three diverse influences that have touched this friendly city over the years and given it a unique charm.Make a full day of it by upgrading your hop-on hop-off cruise to include tickets to the Spaceport attraction at Seacombe. Thi interactive exhibits and audio-visual experiences. Highlights include a ""Wallace and Gromit in Space"" feature - a themed display that showcases the popular main characters from the British animated short films. Alternatively
From GBP9.00
 
Mersey River Explorer Cruise from Liverpool
"Whether you’re looking for a relaxing way to see Liverpool or you want a full day of family-friendly attractions the Mersey River Explorer Cruise with optional upgrades is your ticket to Liverpool fun. The standard Mersey River Explorer Cruise lasts a leisurely 50-minutes with scheduled stops at Seacombe and Birkenhead Woodside ports. Enjoy the cruise as a hop-on hop-off tour to see what interests you most - simply hop off when you want and re-board the boat when you're ready to continue to the next stop.While taking in views of Liverpool's riverside architecture and wildlife you can listen to entertaining audio commentary about the River Mersey's fascinating maritime history. Hear tales of smuggling music and war - three diverse influences that have touched this friendly city over the years and given it a unique charm.Make a full day of it by upgrading your hop-on hop-off cruise to include tickets to the Spaceport attraction at Seacombe. Thi interactive exhibits and audio-visual experiences. Highlights include a ""Wallace and Gromit in Space"" feature - a themed display that showcases the popular main characters from the British animated short films. Alternatively
From GBP9.00
 
The Beatles Story Experience
"Formed in Liverpool in 1960 the Beatles became one of the most successful and critically acclaimed bands of all time. As testament to their success they gained a devoted fan base around the world and the Beatles Story Experience was later created to satisfy the Beatlemania that still grips Liverpool to this day.The attraction was initially based at Liverpool's Albert Dock (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and housed a large exhibition of exciting Beatles memorabilia for fans to see. It quickly proved so popular that a second Beatles Story Experience site was developed at Pier Head a short walk away from the Albert Dock.Both sites are included in your ticket price. While you can start your Beatles Story Experience at either location it's recommended that you start at the Albert Dock site to experience the history of the Beatles first. Listen to an audio guide
From GBP15.00

Ferry Cross the Mersey Tips (20)

Ferry Cross the Mersey

Some people may know the song "Ferry Cross the Mersey" sung by Gerry & the Pacemakers, turns out there is still a ferry cross the Mersey, used as both a tourist attraction and by commuters. Since we arrived by car, we took the tunnel under the Mersey so we didn't take it, the attached link has all the information on taking it either just across the River or on a tour.

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Dabs
Sep 06, 2014

Take the Ferry

Wether you decide to take a River Explorer Cruise or just a direct service the Mersey Ferry is a must do thing if your in Liverpool, Wallasy or Birkenhead.

We only went on the Direct Service which goes from The Pier Head in Liverpool to wallasy then Birkenhead and straight back to the Pier Head taking only 20 minutes. It was a little chilly out on the deck but the views were great and it was nice to see Liverpool getting further away if only for a short time!

Earlier in the day there are longer journeys for tourists which visit the same terminals but takes longer with a 30 minute journey from Birkenhead back to the Pier head. There is also a comentary telling you about Liverpool and about the river.

Visit the website for the full details of these and other great trips like a 6 hour cruise up the Manchester ship canal to Salford Quays!

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Balam
Nov 21, 2011

Ferry Ferry Good!!

I've always wanted to go on a Ferry Across the Mersey - it was probably the Gerry and the Pacemakers song which was ingrained in my memory from all those years ago that did it! Rather by luck than judgement, Gareth & I boarded the Ferry, just as the sun was going down over Birkenhead giving some great photo opportunities. Our Ferry was called the Royal Daffodil which I thought was rather apt what with me being from Wales! It was a little cold being the beginning of November but we braved it and sat outside at the front of the Ferry to get some great views of the Three Graces, Albert dock and not to mention some fabulous views of the sunset with the occasional sea-bird flying past in the distance. It was a perfect most memorable experience.

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Myfanwe
Nov 20, 2011

Mersey Ferry

Every time I visit Liverpool I just have to go on the Mersey Ferry. I go on the River Explorer Cruise. This departs hourly from the Pier Head, crossing the Mersey and stopping at Seacombe & Woodside on the Wirral. With a return ticket you can start your journey at any of the three terminals, you can then break your journey along the way and rejoin the ferry later in the day. I stay on the ferry for the duration and the round trip takes 50 minutes. From the water you get spectacular views of Wallasey, Birkenhead and Liverpool. The Liverpool skyline with The Three Graces looks particulary impressive from the river. Obviously on the ferry you get to hear that song played as well.

For current prices & timetables, please see the link below.

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tim07
Jan 03, 2010
 
 
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A trip on the river on the YELLOW DUCK MARINE

DUCK MARINE (DM) is a water-bus. You can have a tour of the city center. During the trip a splash down into the water and you can enjoy the site of the City from the river Marsey. The Captain and the Guide are very funny people!!

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mmilazzo
Aug 09, 2009

Birkinhead to Liverpool on the frerry

Ferry crossing on this site exist from the early X centuary when Franciscans monks settled in Birkinhead area, and started ferring people across the Mersey.
In th early 1600s King Charles I, gave the monks Royal Charter, in wich is stated that they are the only ones who can do the ferring of people and & lifestock and be paid for that.
In the time of King Henry the VIII (1500s), he fall out with the Franciscan monks, and the Charted was desolved, after that the ferry buisnes went to the higher bidder. And it has been ever since.
it is great adventure for young & old.
Return ferry crossing ticket is 3.50 GBP
Ferry leaves every hour on the hour.
The ferry name is Snowdrop!

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MacedonianUK
Mar 24, 2009

The Mersey Ferry

There is just one boat operating across the Mersey at anyone time these days although there is a second boat that operates cruises on the Manchester Ship Canal. The ferry offers the best way to see the Liverpool skyline - I never get bored with this trip and have done it several times.
Take a train from any of the four city centre stations on the Wirral Line and get off at Hamilton Square ( the train goes under the river) and then it is a short five minute walk to the Woodside terminal where you get the ferry back to Liverpool. If you buy a day ticket at £4.30 this will be cheaper than a train ticket and then a ferry ticket.
The boat has refreshments on sale and there are souveniers too. The boat does not just cross the river but sails along the Wirral bank to Rock Ferry before crossing the river and sailing along the Liverpool bank to the Pierhead.
Work is going on at both river terminals ( Feb/March 09) that we saw but we did not go to the Seacombe terminal in Wallesey where there is a Spaceport and play centre for younger visitors.
I think the boat is fairly disabled friendly but pushing someone in a wheelchair up the ramp at Woodside could be difficult.

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Britannia2
Mar 08, 2009

Ferry Across The Mersey

The River Mersey has an incredibly rich and varied history and the ferry service itself is more than 850 years old. The River Explorer Cruise takes you on a ferry that not only crosses the Mersey, but also explores many of its most interesting facets, which are all described in a fascinating commentary (yes they do play the song). Taking you north on the river up towards New Brighton, before turning around and heading for the opposite piers the journey takes about 50 minutes.

River Explorer Cruises operate hourly from Pier Head, Liverpool, Seacombe and Woodside on the Wirral. You can start your journey at any of our three terminals and a return ticket allows you to break your journey at any terminal and rejoin the cruise later in the day.

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Apr 29, 2008

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"Ferry cross the Mersey"

Definitely worth a trip on the ferry across the river. Relatively inexpensive to do and you get a great view of Liverpool's waterfront.

If it's a dry day, go on the top deck to get the best views. If you don't want to get off, just stay on until it returns to the Pier Head terminal.

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keen88
Feb 25, 2006

FERRY ACROSS THE MERSEY...

A great childhood experience was of my father taking me on the mersey ferry from wallasey to liverpool and back on my first visit to liverpool. What an experience..

There's no better way to experience Liverpool and Merseyside than from the deck of the Mersey Ferry. Take the Ferry Across the Mersey Experience to learn about the city region's fascinating history, see its spectacular sights and discover its unique character. River Explorer Cruises run daily throughout the year and include a fascinating commentary on the 850 year history of the ferry service. The journey can be broken at Seacombe (Aquarium and Children's play area) or Woodside (Waterfront Cafe) which are both on the Wirral side of the river.

Other cruises include regular day long Manchester Ship Canal Cruises to Salford Quays from May through until October (return bus transfer to Liverpool included) as well as evening dance cruises.

Admission Charges
Adult- £4.65
Child- £2.60
Concession- £3.40
Groups- £11.99
Manchester Ship Canal Cruise £29.00
Evening Dance Cruises from £12 to £15 per person

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jhorsfield30
Sep 15, 2005

Mercy Ferry

A round trip of the ferry ride around the mercy river cost GBP2.4. The whole journey takes about 30 mins and you can get a great view of Albert Dock, the Cathedral Church of Christ on the hill and some historical buildings along the river. A must during your visit to Liverpool.

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Sambawalk
Jul 31, 2005

FERRY 'CROSS THE MERSEY

When I knew I was going to Liverpool I was especially looking forward to taking a legendary "Ferry cross the Mersey" (as known from the Gerry and the Pacemakers song from the early 1960s!)

The first time I was in Liverpool there wasn't time enough to go on the ferry but this time we finally had the chance to take it. It was a stormy day which made the trip even a bigger experience ;-)

The round trip takes 50 minutes and costs £4.65. It connects Liverpool with Birkenhead and leaves at every full hour. There are 4 different stops along the river. There's commentary and the obligatory "Ferry cross the Mersey" tune all the time.

GERRY AND THE PACEMAKERS
"Ferry 'Cross The Mersey"

Life goes on day after day
Hearts torn in every way

So ferry 'cross the Mersey
'cause this land's the place I love
and here I'll stay

People they rush everywhere
Each with their own secret care

So ferry 'cross the Mersey
and always take me there
The place I love

People around every corner
They seem to smile and say
We don't care what your name is boy
We'll never turn you away

So I'll continue to say
Here I always will stay

So ferry 'cross the Mersey
'cause this land's the place I love
and here I'll stay
and here I'll stay
Here I'll stay

sabsi
Jan 12, 2005

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Pier Head, Georges Pierhead, Liverpool L3 1DP, U. K.

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