Ascend to the panoramic viewpoint atop Liverpool Cathedral's Vestey Tower. Tickets also include two fun tours.

• Explore Liverpool Cathedral and climb Vestey Tower.

• Tour Liverpool aboard a 24-hour sightseeing bus.

• Enjoy a River Mersey cruise and U-Boat Story entry.

• Use code DC5 (all caps) at checkout for 5% off.


Liverpool Cathedral Tower Experience:

As the fifth largest of its kind in the world Liverpool Cathedral has plenty of unique and stunning sights for international visitors. First but by no means least there's its awesome scale, standing 101 meters in height and 189 meters in length. But if such size seems impressive from the outside we can guarantee that the full grandeur won't become apparent until you step inside.

Liverpool Cathedral claims to house the world's highest and widest gothic arches, the world's heaviest peal of bells, and the largest organ in the United Kingdom. Then there's the elaborate stained glass windows, both an artistic and technical feat in their own right. The literal high point of your visit is likely to be Vestey Tower, whose summit can be ascended via 2 lifts and 108 stairs. Providing you're fit and able to reach the top you'll be rewarded with some of the most astounding views east of the Mersey. Looking northwards it's even possible to see Blackpool Tower and the Big Dipper 50 miles away!

Liverpool Cathedral's general opening hours are from 10:00 till 17:00. During summer months the Vestey Tower Experience can have slighty altered opening and closing times, view details of these here.

place Cathedral Address:

  • St James Mt, Liverpool L1 7AZ.

schedule Cathedral Opening Hours:

  • 10:00 to 17:00.

schedule Tower Opening Hours:

  • Monday - Friday: 10:00 to 17:00 (Last entry at 16:30).
  • Saturdays: 09:00 to 17:00 (Last entry 16:30).
  • Sundays: 12:00 to 16:00 (Last entry 15:30).

directions_bus | City Explorer Liverpool Tour:

This ticket for the Liverpool Cathedral Tower Experience includes a 24-hour hop-on hop-off bus pass. Click/tap the link below to find out more about Liverpool's official sightseeing tour.

directions_boat | River Mersey Explorer Cruise:

This combo ticket also includes the River Explorer Cruise - a 50 minute journey on board the renowned Mersey Ferry. Guided by expert commentary throughout the trip, the cruise offers fantastic views of Liverpool's iconic skyline. You can disembark and re-join the cruise at any terminal to complete the full journey.

Climb aboard at either Seacombe Ferry Terminal (Wirral), Woodside Ferry Terminal (Wirral), or Pier Head Ferry Terminal (Liverpool). River Explorer tickets include free entrance to the U-Boat Story at Woodside Terminal.

  • Ferry Timetable | Download the Summer 2019 schedule here.
  • Ferry Fact Sheet | Download the fact sheet here.

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Helpful ticket usage instructions are listed below.

Important Information & Usage instructions

Please print off the ticket voucher you receive from this site and take it to any of the City Explorer Liverpool bus stops. City Explorer staff will exchange it for bus, ferry, Cathedral and U-Boat Story tickets. The River Mersey Ferry Cruise can be boarded easily at Pier Head (stop 2).


• You DO NOT need to ride the tour buses and Mersey ferry on the same day. You can do either one first, then complete the other on a consecutive day. However, you cannot do both tours on both days.

• Concession tickets include seniors (60+ years), disabled travellers and their carers. You may be asked to present a valid form of ID when showing your concession ticket to the staff. Valid international IDs are accepted.

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