The City Explorer

Pick Up Point:
Royal Albert Dock
L3 4AF

Tel: +44 (0)151 933 2324

Fax: 0151 922 7521

City Explorer Liverpool

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£12.00 per ticket
Children (5 - 15)£7.00 per ticket
Family Ticket (2 Adults, 3 Children)£35.00 per ticket
Student / Concession£9.00 per ticket

Further Discounts Available For Group Bookings. Local Fares Available Between Stops. Pay the driver or visit the website to pre-pay


Running Times

Monday - Sunday
Running every 30 minutes from 10:00am
Last bus is 3pm

Book Online for Priority Boarding

Please arrive 15 mins before tour departure. Visitors will also be able to purchase tickets contactless from our drivers – subject to availability.


City Explorer brings the best of Liverpool to you at an unbeatable price. The tour has been carefully designed to give you the freedom to explore many of Liverpool's top attractions.

Hop off as often as you like, if a long lunch beckons, or if some serious retail therapy calls, then hop on the City Explorer bus and soak in some more sights.

Liverpool is a city of great tradition, fabulous humour and stunning architecture. Scousers are serious about culture, comedy and style. Seeing the city in style couldn't be easier – join our Open top tour - there's an informative Tour Guide on board to help you explore the best bits to the full and talk you through the history, drama, talent and funny stuff that's made Liverpool what it is today. The Tour is approx 50 minutes long and has 11 stops around the city. Hop on and off and explore !

Tickets valid for 24 hours.

The Tour starts at the Royal Albert Dock 10 am and run every 15 minutes (except Christmas Day and Boxing Day) with 11 stops for you to hop on and off and we have a friendly guide on board to point out all the sights to make sure you do not miss a thing.

For Full details and to book tickets, visit their website through the link at the top of the page and below.

LFC City Explorer

Do you fancy venturing a bit further out of the city centre? If so, and you’re a Liverpool FC supporter, you may want to consider the LFC City Explorer bus which drives past the best view in the city before stopping outside Anfield Stadium.

For more information on the LFC City Explorer click here.

The Beatles Explorer

Come together for an enchanting journey that will take you here there and everywhere. A wonderful way to visit the Beatles’ neighbourhoods; see where they grew up and how their careers were influenced. How the lads got together and became the worldwide sensation of which we are so proud.

Accompanied by a live guide throughout who will entertain you with a music related commentary with insights to the characters and places who and which have become famous in the words of the songs you know and love. You will get the chance to sing along!

You will see visit Penny Lane and Strawberry Field where you will have great photo opportunities to remember your trip. We want you to keep the memories of your visit forever like it was only yesterday.

The Tour is running twice a day at 11 am and 1:00pm currently - you will be able to hop on and off at Penny Lane and Strawberry Field – you will be then free to explore at your leisure and then resume your journey back to the city centre.

For more information on The Beatles Explorer click here

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COVID-19 Response

  • Contactless payment possible
  • COVID-19 measures in place
  • Face mask essential (not provided)
  • Online booking possible
  • Open now

Map & Directions



Tripadvisor Traveller Rating:

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    Recent Reviews:

    • F7531IDphilb
      Trip type:
      Tourists?..not really!
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 30th October 2022
      Matt the tour guide and ‘his’ driver Chris gave us a one hour trip of great info and fun comments and banter. Lived in Liverpool area all my life (55) and thought I would give it a try with my... Read full review
    • HelenGarrod
      London, United Kingdom
      Trip type:
      Friends getaway
      Good times in Liverpool
      5 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 3rd November 2022
      A great way of exploring Liverpool and getting around between the highlights. The guides were friendly, knew their stuff and were fun, they gave us great history and insight into the city. Special... Read full review
    • B3419YSbelindaw
      Trip type:
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 3rd December 2022
      What a fascinating place. Donna and Dennis our tour team on the city explorer are brilliant. Liverpudlions are very friendly eople Read full review

    Opening Times

    Open (1 January 2023 - 31 December 2023)

    * Tours run 7 days per week except for Christmas week – check the website, through the link on this page for full details


    • Visit BritainWe're Good to Go We're Good to Go 2020
    • Regional AwardsWTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2021


    • VAQAS VB Attraction
    • VisitEngland Quality Assured Tour - Tour Operator
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