Take an iconic ferry trip across the Mersey

Liverpool, Merseyside

No trip to Liverpool would be complete without venturing on to the water – especially on a newly ‘dazzled’ ferry.

One of the most famous images associated with Liverpool is ferries crossing the River Mersey. Hop aboard, take in Liverpool’s skyline from the water and gain a sense of its rich history.

The 50-minute River Explorer trip from Pier Head provides spectacular views of the UNESCO World Heritage Liverpool Waterfront, a fascinating sail through Liverpool's past, and a chance to hear the legendary 1960s Gerry and the Pacemakers song Ferry ‘Cross the Mersey. 

One of the Mersey Ferries has recently had a special makeover by Sir Peter Blake, the artist behind The Beatles’ Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover. He 'dazzled' the ferry, creating a stunning psychedelic design. It operates as a normal Mersey Ferry, taking commuters and visitors across the water, as well as special trips up the Manchester Ship Canal.

Liverpool is in northwest England, just over 2 hours from London by train.

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Ferry 'Cross the MerseyFerry 'Cross the Mersey © Mersey Ferries
Cunards' QM2 on berth at Liverpool's WaterfrontCunards' QM2 on berth at Liverpool's Waterfront © Christopher Ison/Cunard

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