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Sightseeing in Liverpool, England

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Sightseeing in Liverpool, England

Four of us will be cruising in August with a stop in Liverpool. Two men use canes. Do you advise taking a hop-on-hop-off bus tour (which we have done elsewhere) or are the sights close enough that we can walk around the city.

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1. Re: Sightseeing in Liverpool, England

It really depends on which sites/sights you want to see.For instance it is quite a walk uphill to the Cathedrals.However the waterfront is very flat so Museum,Albert Dock,Liverpool ONE,The Three Graces, are easily visited on foot. If you want the serious Beatles tours then transport is needed likewise for the handicapped to the area around St Georges plateau(art gallery,St Georges Hall).

I would take a tour as you do at other ports.However by comparison to many where the cruise terminal is some miles from the city centre at Liverpool it is right on the edge of the city.

Edited: 11:56 am, January 26, 2013
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2. Re: Sightseeing in Liverpool, England

For visually impaired people the hop on, hop off tour may be best as l would think you get a commentary, don't know though as l only live here! Others may know that. Liverpool is very well set up for people with disabilities with plenty of sensory stuff as well as visual displays.

Have a great time

Edited: 12:01 pm, January 26, 2013
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3. Re: Sightseeing in Liverpool, England

there not blind just not good on their feet is what the Op is saying

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4. Re: Sightseeing in Liverpool, England

There is a citysightseeing bus stop very close to the cruise terminal and will encompass the main attractions in the city.

Alternatively you may want to look into a taxi tour whether that is a history tour of Liverpool or if you are a beatles fan the Beatles tour. The sightseeing bus is £10 per person. The history tour is £38 to £45 per taxi (up to 5 people) and beatles one £50 so you might prefer something more personal for the money. You could arrange pick up near to the cruise terninal and maybe be deposited eventually at the Albert dock

Walking from the cruise terminal past the graces to the albert dock is about 2/3 of a mile. As mentioned previously it is flat and a nice walk. The museum will give you a lot of history of Liverpool and you will pass it on this route. At the docks are the maritime museum among other attraction.

I am not sure how long you will have in Liverpool but if it is the usual 6 or so hours this would be a good itinerary to learn about the city and it's history. You could always take a taxi up to the cathedrals and past st georges hall which

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5. Re: Sightseeing in Liverpool, England

Sunndays, it's not clear from Laura's post if her friends have a mobility or visual impairment, just says they use canes, l presumed white canes you've presumed a walking stick.

Laura please can you clarify so we can answer your question more accurately

Thanks

Edited: 3:46 pm, January 27, 2013
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6. Re: Sightseeing in Liverpool, England

Last year there was a complimentary bus service laid on for cruise liner passengers leaving every 30 mins. It took passenger to The Albert Dock, shopping area and possibly St Georges Hall as well. I assume it will also be running this year. I think the hop on/off bus is a good idea though as this goes further and stops very close to the cruise terminal.

If you qualify for the seniors rate you can travel on the service all day for £5 or £6 which is a really good deal. There is also an information point within the terminal where you usually purchase bus tickets and book tours.

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