Shore excursions in Liverpool

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Useful information for excursions in Liverpool

In the following paragraphs, you will find information about the cruise port, the most beautiful sights and a lot of useful information for shore excursions in Liverpool.

The most beautiful sights in and around Liverpool

The port city of Liverpool is located at the mouth of the Mersey River and the Irish Sea. Located in the northwest of England, the city has a population of about 495,000. It is mainly known for its football clubs and music history – after all, Liverpool is the birthplace of the Beatles. Thanks to its numerous museums and historic warehouses, Liverpool was named European Capital of Culture in 2008 and inspires many visitors with impressive buildings, such as Liverpool Cathedral. Just outside the city there are many small, picturesque places and also the Lake District National Park. Wales is also easy to reach from Liverpool. Discover the diversity of the city on your shore excursion!

Liverpool Docks

Liverpool’s historic warehouse city, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, has developed into a lively district. At the Royal Albert Dock there is something for everyone. The small boutiques and galleries invite you to stroll around. There is also a large selection of cafés, bars and restaurants where you can enjoy a drink and watch the hustle and bustle. There are also some interesting museums, such as the Tate Liverpool, The Beatles Story or the Merseyside Maritime Museum. A little further on, at the Harbor Head, one sees the three impressive buildings The Three Graces that characterize the harbor front of Liverpool.

On the trail of the Beatles

All music lovers and Beatles fans get their money’s worth in the award-winning museum The Beatles Story. Here the history of the famous band is vividly presented. Check out the original instruments and other memorabilia from John Lennon, Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney and George Harrison. If you want to, you can relax in the Fab4 cafe afterwards or buy a souvenir in the souvenir shop.

Of course, you can also take a walk around the city to visit memorable Beatles sites such as Penny Lane, Strawberry Fields and the Cavern Club, or take a souvenir photo with the popular Beatles statue.


Only about 18,6 miles south of Liverpool lies Chester, the capital of the county of Cheshire. In the almost 2000 year old city there are a lot of historical memories of the Romans. During a walk on the city wall, which leads around the old town, one gets a good overview of Chester. Another highlight of the city are the Chester Rows in the center. The covered walkways connect picturesque half-timbered houses, which today house small shops as well as cafés and restaurants. The Chester Cathedral is also worth a visit. As the cathedral has been extended and rebuilt in different eras, it combines many different styles.


Not far from Liverpool is Wales, a country belonging to the United Kingdom. Here the place names are difficult to pronounce and the accent of the hospitable inhabitants is unique. Especially the beautiful nature in Snowdonia National Park attracts many visitors. The landscape is characterized by numerous high mountains, which are also popular with climbers. Wales also has many centuries-old castles, such as Conwy Castle, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. During a tour of the north of the country, the picturesque towns of Llangollen and Betws-y-Coed are particularly popular.

Lake District National Park

About 1.5 hours north of Liverpool is the Lake District National Park in the county of Cumbria. It is the largest national park in England and has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The picturesque landscape impresses with old glacial lakes, which lie between green mountains. If a hike through the beautiful nature is too strenuous for you, you can also enjoy the view during a boat trip on one of the lakes. The idyllic towns of Bowness-on-Windermere, Ambleside and Grasmere have a small-town charm and are particularly popular for a tea or coffee break.

Map of the cruise port in Liverpool

Cruise ships dock at the Princes Dock in Liverpool. The terminal offers guests a comfortable arrival and departure. From here it is only a 10-minute walk to the city center. The popular harbor district around the Royal Albert Dock is also within walking distance. Due to increasing popularity, a new cruise harbor is currently being built so that larger and several ships can dock at the same time.

Things to know before your trip to Liverpool

Shipping companies and routes

International shipping companies such as Norwegian Cruise Line, Costa Cruises, Princess Cruises, Holland America Line and Celebrity Cruises also use Liverpool as a port on their transatlantic cruises.

Entry and visa

U.S. citizens do not need a visa for tourist or business travel to the United Kingdom for a stay up to 6 months. A valid U.S. Passport is required.

For more detailed information, we recommend that you obtain information on all valid entry requirements directly from the Federal Foreign Office and your cruise company in good time before your trip.

National Currency

In Great Britain, the national currency is the British pound sterling (GBP). Payment by credit card is possible almost everywhere, as is cash withdrawal from ATMs. Alternatively, you can exchange money in advance or use one of the exchange offices. Please note, however, that different fees may apply.

Taxi and public transport

Taxis are available in Liverpool and all travel at the same fixed rate. However, due to the walking distance to the city center, taxis from the port are rarely used.

Besides the normal buses that drive through Liverpool, there is also the CityLink, which is designed for tourists and goes to almost all the sights of the city.

You can also explore the city by bike on your own. Several CityBike bike rental stations are located in the city center and offer a good starting point.

Travel Time

The climate in Liverpool is mild all year round thanks to the Gulf Stream. In the summer months temperatures can reach 68 Fahrenheit, so the best time to travel is from June to September. Typical for England, however, there are also 12 rainy days per month in Liverpool.

The main season for cruise ships is from March to November.

Website port operators and tourism organisations

Video: Impressions of Liverpool

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