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Mersey Ferry

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Neighborhood: Central Liverpool
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Address: Pier Head | Georges Parade, Liverpool L3 1DR, England
Phone Number: +44 151 330 1444
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes
Description: Hop aboard one of our daily River Explorer Cruises for stunning views...
Hop aboard one of our daily River Explorer Cruises for stunning views, fascinating history and unlimited sea air. An iconic Mersey Ferry will take you on a 50-minute journey that lets you explore the River Mersey's rich past... And present. You'll see the unrivalled and ever evolving UNESCO world heritage waterfront from the deck of this famous ferry.
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Ferry - cross the Mersey!

Couldn't wait to actually go on the Ferry cross the Mersey. It was worth the money, and the commentary was good throughout, explaining what could be seen, and a bit of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 29, 2015
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Sleaford, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Couldn't wait to actually go on the Ferry cross the Mersey. It was worth the money, and the commentary was good throughout, explaining what could be seen, and a bit of the history of the area, and of the boat itself. Worth a trip across.

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wales
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

had to do this trip, when in rome as they say!!!!! have to say though, it wasnt what i expected....having said that, i dont know what i was expecting!!!! there is information on a loop so you never miss what is being said about the tour. think it wouldn have been better is it had not been so cold.....would lovr... More 

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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

A must do for any tourist visiting Liverpool. Well worth the money got a trip in one of the world most famous ferry. Very smooth cruise even In rough whether

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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166 reviews 166 reviews
23 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

We took the Mersey ferry on a fairly bright Sunday afternoon at 11am, and very much enjoyed it! £8.50 for a 50 minute journey is perhaps a little steep for what is essentially a passenger transit ferry across the Mersey, but the commentary was great and the views of the Liverpool quayside were definitely worth it! Beware the little on... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We did the tour as a circuit without getting off, 50 minutes and worth giving up every second. Slick efficient operation start to finish and not over priced in my opinion even though the ferry itself may be a little aged and less than flash. Maybe it's the link with the past that makes it special!! I should say that... More 

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Suffolk
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Took the 3:00 p.m. trip across the river on a January afternoon. It was cold and windy but well worth it. The view of both river banks is brilliant, especially the return journey as the city was starting to light up.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

A nice way to see the port from the sea, and a good commentary during the trip. Refreshments available

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The ferry trip is very popular, the comentary was interesting although the hard of hearing would appreciate a written format.

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Cardiff
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Paid £8.50 for the 50 minute journey. Very informative journey re the history of the Liverpool docks área with great views of the city. Worth a go

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Well it had to be done! Can't go to Liverpool and not go on the Ferry Cross the Mersey. Bit disappointing though. And expensive. There was a recorded commentary playing through loudspeakers but it was very difficult to hear above the noisy engines and we sat in 2 different places (usually we get earphones on tourist buses & boats). Excellent... More 

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