Liverpool & The Manchester Ship Canal

Discover Liverpool’s magnificent architecture and remarkable musical heritage and experience a truly memorable cruise on the Manchester Ship Canal.

5 Day Tour - Suggested Itinerary:

Day 1: Travel to Liverpool for a 4 night stay.

Day 2: Enjoy a fascinating and informative two hour coach guided tour of Liverpool directly from your hotel and marvel at the history, heritage and architecture of this vibrant city. This afternoon, explore Liverpool, a UNESCO World Heritage City, at your own leisure. You could visit one of its two cathedrals, its historic waterfront, home to the Albert Dock - the largest collection of Grade I listed buildings in Europe, the Tate Liverpool, the Maritime Museum, the Beatles Story and Pier Head, the location of the affectionately titled Three Graces – the magnificent Liver Building.

Day 3: Cruise along the Manchester Ship Canal, one of Britain’s most historic waterways between Liverpool Pier Head and Salford Quays. This fascinating six hour cruise, with a lively commentary along the way, is as awe inspiring as it is relaxing. Hear the story of this magnificent waterway and enjoy wonderfully differing scenery as your cruise takes you through locks and under bridges, which have remained largely unchanged for over 100 years.

Day 4: The choice is yours. Visit the traditional and elegant seaside resort of Southport with its tree-lined boulevards and the UK’s oldest iron pier. Alternatively, travel through the Mersey Tunnel to the charming 19th Century village of Port Sunlight, which was built by William Hesketh Lever to house his soap factory workers and continue to the wonderful Ness Botanic Gardens or the historic walled city of Chester.

Day 5: Time to head for home.


The 4* Atlantic Tower by Thistle Liverpool is in the very heart of the city and overlooks Liverpool’s world famous waterfront and the iconic Liver Building. Ideally located to visit all of Liverpool’s historic attractions, it has 225 bedrooms, three lifts and fantastic views over the River Mersey from its Vista Restaurant, Vu Bar and Terrace.

Tour Package

Includes return luxury coach travel with Johnsons, accommodation on dinner, bed & breakfast basis, a two hour coach guided tour of Liverpool and a single journey cruise along the Manchester Ship Canal between Liverpool and Salford Quays.

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