City Explorer Liverpool

Cut through the crowds and spy some of Liverpool’s best bits from the elevated view of an open-top bus (there’s downstairs seating too for those rainy days). Your tour guide will give you all the insider scoops on the city and talk you through the most iconic attractions. 

The best bit? You can customise the tour to suit you. Hop on and off at any of the 14 stops to take a longer look, picking the tour back up whenever you like. Stops include the Cavern Quarter with its Beatles-themed pubs, the historic Albert Docks lined with galleries and bars, and ornate Liverpool Cathedral. 

Tours take place all year round - whatever the weather.

What's Included:

Sightseeing Bus Tour


Please visit the stops at Albert Dock (Gower Street) or Pier Head (Canada Boulevard) to start your journey and scan your pass.

Head to our Plan Your Visit page for more information about finding this attraction and getting around the city.



Know Before You Go!

Running Times

Monday 30th October – Sunday 17th December 2023

Monday to Sunday – Every 30 minutes

10am – 3pm

Monday 18th December 2023 – Monday 1st January 2024


Tuesday 2nd January - Sunday 3rd April 2024

Monday to Sunday – Every 30 minutes

10am – 3pm

Please note, the City Explorer bus is not a commuter service. Please visit our 'Plan your visit' page for information about the city's regular bus service.

Additional Benefits

When you are scanned onto the City Explorer bus you'll be issued a paper ticket by a member of bus staff that allows you to hop on and off the bus during the day.

In addition to the brilliant Offers that Liverpool Pass holders can enjoy by showing their Liverpool Pass, anyone travelling on City Explorer also has access to a number of additional offers by showing their paper ticket at the following locations:

  • 20% off at Jurgens Bar
  • 20% off at Carpathia Bar, 30 James Street hotel
  • 20% off at The Liverpool Pub
  • 20% off at Thomas Rigby's & Lady of Man pubs
  • 20% off at the Radio City Tower
  • 20% off at The Courtyard Royal Court
  • 20% off at The Philharmonic Dining Rooms
  • 20% off at The Quirky Quarter
  • 20% off at the Baltic Hotel & Duck and Swagger
  • 20% off at Manhattan Bar & Grill
  • 20% off at Gin Distillery, Castle Street
  • 10% off at Taggy's Bar (Anfield, near LFC)
  • 10% off at The Sandon (Anfield, near LFC)
  • 20% off at Shenanigans Irish bar
  • 20% off at Hooters bar
  • 10% off at Arts Bar Hope Street and Baltic

Please note:

  • Your City Explorer paper ticket will not give you access into other Liverpool Pass attractions.
  • The offers shown above are only available with your City Explorer paper ticket, not your Liverpool Pass.
  • If you have questions about the above offers, please contact the City Explorer team directly.