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Pier Head Tours

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Pier Head
Pier Head serves as the ferry departure point on the River Mersey and as a Liverpool symbol, marked by buildings known as the Three Graces, the most famous of which is the Liver Building, with its Liver Birds. Pier Head, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is also home to memorials, the Museum of Liverpool, and Mersey Ferries landing stage.

The Basics
There are multiple ways to experience Pier Head. Absorb riverside views of the landmark from a cruise, or get a close-up look at its memorials on a city bike tour. Be immersed in the historic pier’s atmosphere as you walk the streets, before catching a ferry across the Mersey. Take advantage of combination tickets to see it alongside other Liverpool attractions, or opt for a flexible hop-on hop-off tour to explore at your own pace.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Three Graces and the Liver Birds are a must-see for any visitor to Liverpool.
  • Be sure to dress for the weather as the area is mostly uncovered and outside.
  • The wide, paved pathways are wheelchair accessible.
  • Take advantage of river boat cruises for sweeping views of the iconic buildings.

How to Get There
Many tours offer transportation as part of city sightseeing itinerary. Pier Head is a 20-minute walk from central Liverpool. The nearest train station is James Street, with direct services from Lime Street. The 14A bus stops there directly from the city center. Free street parking is limited.

When to Get There
Pier Head is striking at any time of year, but sunset tours offer particularly charming views of the Three Graces against a dusk backdrop. Main attractions, such as the Museum of Liverpool, close around 5pm, and the last Mersey Ferry departs at 6:40pm.

Spot the Superlambanana
Look out for the Superlambanana sculptures outside the Museum of Liverpool. The design, a cross between a lamb and a banana, pays homage to the city’s port history, as both were historically common cargoes. Beginning at Tate Liverpool, the sculptures spread through the city during its time as the European Capital of Culture, and have since been found as far away as Wales.
Address: Pier Head, Liverpool L2, England
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The Beatles Private Walking Tour in Liverpool

The Beatles Private Walking Tour in Liverpool

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Your guide Charlotte is one of the most qualified Beatles-specialist guides in the world, and is the only qualified guide to have a Masters Degree in The Beatles, Popular Music and Society. With over 20 years' experience of guiding, Charlotte's knowledge about The Beatles and the city of Liverpool is unrivaled, making this tour one of the most ideal and trust-worthy that you will find.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Enjoy Liverpool by Night - Luxury Transport

Enjoy Liverpool by Night - Luxury Transport

This is the only bookable private 2 hour Liverpool by night tour in luxury transport for from 1 to 6 guests in your private group with stunning waterfront views from the opposite side of the River Mersey. We can meet you at your hotel and drop you off as you wish within Liverpool City centre. Face masks are available from your guide at a small additional cost and there is hand sanitiser gel in the luxury vehicle.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$53.01
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Liverpool Waterfront Photography Tutorial Walk

Liverpool Waterfront Photography Tutorial Walk

We will take a steady stroll around Liverpool’s fabulous waterfront, soaking in the beauty of the architecture, the people and the unique atmosphere that you only find in the wonder that is Liverpool! Whatever the weather, you will discover ways of creating excellent photographs whilst gaining key insights in to the wider issues of location Photography from highly experienced Photographer and Lecturer. You will learn how to more confidently and creatively approach photographing locations. Discover how to be the master your camera and utilise the light around you. Begin to understand the importance of considering the final image whilst you are shooting. By learning these important and enjoyable steps, you are guaranteed to leave feeling excited by your experience and the images you have created.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Liverpool Waterfront Photo Tutorial Walk

Liverpool Waterfront Photo Tutorial Walk

  We will take a steady stroll around Liverpool’s fabulous waterfront, soaking in the beauty of the architecture, the people and the unique atmosphere that you only find in the wonder that is Liverpool! Whatever the weather, you will discover ways of creating excellent photographs whilst gaining key insights in to the wider issues of location Photography from highly experienced Photographer and Lecturer. You will learn how to more confidently and creatively approach photographing locations. Discover how to be the master your camera and utilise the light around you. Begin to understand the importance of considering the final image whilst you are shooting. By learning these important and enjoyable steps, you are guaranteed to leave feeling excited by your experience and the images you have created. Maximum Group size is 8
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  • 7 hours
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Reel Tours: Liverpool Film Location Walking Tour

Reel Tours: Liverpool Film Location Walking Tour

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Liverpool is one of the most filmed in cities in Europe and with us, you will embark on Liverpool's only dedicated Film & TV location walking tour in the region. You will visit the sites of some of Hollywood's biggest blockbusters, right through to some of the most exciting, independent features of recent years. Even if you're not a movie buff, there is plenty to enjoy with a whole host of pop-culture and local history trivia thrown in for good measure. Your guide, Gary regularly appears on BBC radio discussing the latest projects being made in the city and he also frequently hosts Q&A events with stars of the stage and screen. He has also worked on numerous productions that have been made in the region, so expect anecdotes and personal tales that you wouldn't be able to find anywhere else. If you want to discover how Liverpool shaped Gotham City, why Tom Hardy loves Merseyside and what started Samuel L. Jackson's love affair with the city, then this is the tour for you!
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Private Tour, Liverpool City Highlights, including Cavern Club entry

Private Tour, Liverpool City Highlights, including Cavern Club entry

Join us for this half day tour of Liverpool, a beautiful city where plentiful history is surrounded by modern culture and sport. Let’s explore the city centre together and hear about some of the famous residents, past and present. Follow your private guide through the streets that scream the name of the words most famous pop group, The Beatles. Sports fans won’t be disappointed either, with a stop at the shop of one of football biggest clubs. Our tour winds its way around the City taking in the highlights, ending in the dock area. Just imagine a few hundred years ago many thousands of Europeans boarding ships bound for the New World. Today you will probably spot one of the many cruise liners dropping off passengers to enjoy this fantastic city!
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  • 3 hours to 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$226.95
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