Liverpool has in the last few years gained a reputation as being one of the most desirable European destinations. It’s ideally located in the Irish Sea Close to Ireland and North Wales and unlike some ports, once you arrive in Liverpool on a cruise ship you berth on the River Mersey in the heart of the city meaning you can easily and quickly walk to and from your berth during your stay in the City.
It's not surprising that since opening in 2007 Cruise Liverpool has grown and now attracts over 70 cruise calls each summer. Liverpool is often still viewed by Americans before they arrive as a “small borough” yet when they see the imposing water-front or are walking around the city with us they say "Wow it's really a large “Metropolis!”.
You can either book one of our public shore excursions or if you have a private group we can create a tailor-made or "Sur Mesure" tour with one of our Tour Guides in seven languages (English, German, French, Mandarin, Italian, Portuguese & Spanish).
We can also offer private group Holyhead Shore Excursions for Cruise ships arriving in North Wales on Holyhead Cruise Excursions. These tours can either explore, Anglesey, Snowdonia & the castles of North Wales or you can visit Chester or Liverpool which are 2 hours away in a luxury vehicle.
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Panoramic Liverpool & Beatles - From £55
This Shore Excursion showcases the city centre in the footsteps of the Fab4. It starts after meeting your local tour guide with a very short walk on level ground along Canada Boulevard with its Canadian Maple trees as you leave the Cruise Terminal. You are immediately greeted by the iconic Liver Birds the height of a double-decker bus towering above the Liver Buildings. Your tour guide will explain the day and tell the history of the waterfront buildings which include the Italianate Cunard Buildings which together we call the "Three Graces" & on weekdays you will see inside the Port of Liverpool Buildings with its sumptuous marble interior exuding wealth and representing Liverpool perfectly as it once stood at the helm of the British Empire.
This is the very best Shore Excursion in Liverpool with 5-star reviews on the Liverpool Beatles Walk and Brilliant Liverpool Day Tours Trip Advisor Sites. We also have excellent reviews on Cruise Critic.
This 6-hour tour starts at the Cruise Terminal where you will meet your friendly local & fun Tour Guide.
90-minute Liverpool Beatles Walk - From £18
The Liverpool Beatles Walking Tour is a great way to explore the City with a fun Liverpool Tour Guide who will bring your day to life.
This easy walking tour is perfect for both first-time visitors and for Beatles fans and it is also a Brilliant Shore Excursion as the starting point at the new Beatles statues is less than 5-minutes walk from Liverpool Cruise Terminal. This tour is also available for private groups in seven languages.
Liverpool Beatles Walk & Radio City Tower Tour - From £16
This easy half day tour in Liverpool City Centre is great fun and combines an easy 90-minute guided Beatles walking tour with a tour of St John's Beacon 138m above this incredible city with views across the River Mersey and the Welsh mountains. This guided tour with a local tour guide will help you to see why Liverpool is now recognised as the UK’s most vibrant City Outside of London and why Liverpool is such an amazing place to visit. This tour is available to private groups in seven different languages - the public daily tour is only available in English.
Liverpool Beatles Walk & British Music Experience - From £22.50
This half day guided walking tour in the heart of Liverpool City Centre is much more than just a Beatles Tour. The guided Beatles walk and entrance to the British Music Experience Museum are an unbeatable combination and your enthusiastic tour guide will bring the contents of the fabulous museum alive on the streets of Liverpool. This tour is available to FIT & private Groups in seven languages the daily public tour is only available in English.
Liverpool Beatles Walk & Ticket To Ride Tour - From £37.50
This is a daily tour with a fun Beatles tour guide which starts a 10.30am. This is our most popular shore excursion and we only get 5 star trip advisor reviews. This 5-hour Beatles tour with a local tour guide showcases the city centre in the footsteps of the Fab4 and you'll take a public bus ride to the suburbs to see Penny lane, Strawberry Field’s & outside the childhood homes of John Lennon. On large cruise ship days we use a coach for the extended parts of your tour. This tour is available to the travel trade, you can book directly on to our .API platform & request negotiated rates.
Shore Excursions for Private Groups & the Travel Trade
Here you can book privates cruise excursions & we can tailor any of our tours for private groups & we will amend the starting time to match the disembarkation time in the morning after the passengers have had breakfast – typically around 08.30am. Transport to & from the cruise terminal will be provided and we will plan the finish time at least 1-hour before “All aboard”. We already sell several of our tours to Independent tour operators who have groups of passengers on board cruise ships visiting Liverpool and Holyhead in North Wales. Negotiated rates are availale to the Travel Trade we have tour guides in seven languages and we would love to work with you.View All Tours
Cunard, White Star & the Titanic in Liverpool
The Canadian born Samuel Cunard started things off around 1860 when he realised that with the arrival of Steam Ships that he could regularise the mail service timetables. To help fund this passenger accommodation was added and Cunard set and maintained the fasted Atlantic Crossings repeatedly gaining the Blue Riband while other companies, for example, White Star with their ill-fated Titanic oozed luxury. Hotels like the Liverpool Adelphi were built and the industry boomed.
The new steamships increased the number of people leaving Europe for the new world in search of a new and better life and over nine million people emigrated from the Port of Liverpool travelling to North America, Australia and New Zealand.
Not everyone travelled in luxury with most passengers in second class and steerage, however, with the arrival of modern Cruise Ships Liverpool is once again enjoying transatlantic travel and in 2015 a Cunard Ship commenced an Atlantic Crossing from Liverpool for the first time in almost 50 years.
2015 was an amazing year for Cruise Liverpool and Cunard with the arrival of the three Cunard Flagships all sailing on the River Mersey at the same time, magnificently pirouetting in harmony, it was an awesome sight and one we very much hope might one day perhaps on Cunard’s 200th anniversary be repeated!
Liverpool is a tremendous Port of Call and is undoubtedly the UK’s most friendly City, its only a 90-minute drive to North Wales from the Cruise Terminal although most choose to take a shore excursion by coach or a walking tour in Liverpool itself.
Brilliant Liverpool Tours also offers private or group tours for cruise ships arriving in North Wales on a Holyhead Cruise Excursion. A Holyhead Shor Excursion can be a guided tour of Anglesey, Snowdonia & the castles of North Wales or you can explore further afield to the Medieval City of Chester or Liverpool which are 2-hours away in a luxury vehicle.