1-hour leisurely guided Waterfront Walk along Liverpool World Heritage Site
- Duration: 1 Hours (approx.)
- Location: Liverpool Waterfront, Merseyside
- Product code: PTNSYU
During this easy walk which is suitable for everyone you will learn about the impact made with years of trading and with lots of American and Canadian connections for example once Samuel Cunard realised he was able to regularise the mail service. Imports and exports, Rum, Sugar, Cotton, Tobacco & “Superlambananas!”.
The route is level and starts close to the Cruise Terminal and continues alongside the famous River Mersey. Your local tour guide will explain why since 1712 Liverpool has peaked and been in decline and yet now especially since its European Capital Culture Year of 2008 it has once again risen from the ashes and emerged as the most vibrant UK city outside of London.
Itinerary and timings
13:30pm - The tour starts at the Beatles Statues in front of the Mersey Ferry Terminal on Canada Boulevard where you will meet your local tour guide.
13:35 - The first thing you will be shown is the Titanic Memorial which is alongside the Cruise Terminal, if you've seen the film "Titanic" when the accident happened in 1912 the ill fated ship sank with the words "Titanic Liverpool" at the stern as it was registered by White Star Line shipping whose Head Office you will be shown later on in your tour and if you wished after your walk you can visit the Titanic exhibition in the Maritime Museum.
13:45 - Admire the "Three Graces" our principle waterfront buildings with the iconic Liver Birds. With stunning Italianate and Edwardian Baroque Architecture and the first British Skyscraper taken from inspiration in Chicago.
14:00 - Your guide will bring the panoramic view off the opposite side of the River Mersey to life with famous ships like the CSS Alabama, and the importance of Liverpool during WW11 when around 65% of the UK's supplies arrived in the Port of Liverpool. If you are lucky you will see the famous ferry across the Mersey and your guide will explain how you might take a River Cruise after your tour.
14:15 - Walk across the bridge guarding the 9metre tidal range at the entrance to the Royal Albert Dock, passing statues and even the propellor from the Cunard Ship the Lucitania which was sunk by a German torpedo.
14:20 - Your Guide will point out the Tate Gallery and the Maritime & International Slavery Museum and answer any questions you might have and suggest other things you can do with the rest of your day in Liverpool.
14:25 - Admire the historical docks and the Tall Ships safe in the harbour built to be fireproof and opened by Prince Albert himself in 1846.
14:30 - Why not finish your tour with free time in the Albert Docks with lots of things to do. The tour finishes at the Pumphouse, once the powerhouse of the docks and now a pub, you are also only minutes away from the newly regenerated Old Dock area which was bombed during the blitz and now contains the UK's largest open air retail and leisure area called Liverpool One.
We know you will love Liverpool and this is the very best tour available, perfect for first time visitors, as a Shore excursion and for groups wanting to learn more about the architecture and history along the waterfront with a friendly informed local tour guide.
Local tour guide for your 1-hour tour
Food or refreshments
Admissions (although your guide can advise you how to book the , Maritime or International Slavery Museum, Tate Gallery, Beatles Story and lots of other attractions for the rest of your visit to Liverpool)
Please wear suitable outdoor clothing, we suggest you bring a bottle of water and suncream.