River Explorer Cruise

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A great day out on the River Mersey


A great way to see the city of Liverpool is to view it from the Mersey. You can see the Three Graces, the two Cathedrals, and the football grounds of Everton and Liverpool. The skyline is something to admire. You also get to admire it from the Wirral side of the Mersey, too, as you stop off at either Birkenhead or Seacombe.

If you get off at Seacombe, you can walk down the river path to New Brighton. Excellently paved all the way there, it is a great walk and takes you past beautiful houses, scenery and the odd pub or two. At New Brighton, they even have their own mermaid (similar to Copenhagen).

Birkenhead's park is supposedly the influence for Central Park in New York, so that is always worth a visit! The River Explorer Cruise tickets get you into the U-boat Story museum for free, though dogs (bar guide dogs) aren't allowed in this area.

Your pooch is allowed inside and outside the boat and also inside the terminals and gift shop. They go for free on the boat.

The River Explorer Cruise is around 50 minutes if you stay onboard for the whole cruise and you receive an interesting, pre-recorded history of the river and city. Well worth doing if you are in Liverpool.

Check with Mersey Ferries for exact sailing times.

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Liverpool Exploration

Cruise across the River Mersey and then eat at the great Brasco Lounge.

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River Explorer Cruise