SAIL TO LIVERPOOL – ENJOY THE BUZZ OF THIS BUSTLING CITY

Sail with us to Liverpool and experience everything this great city has to offer. 

A vibrant city which attracts millions of visitors each year – this vast area of natural beauty, culture, history and entertainment is well worth a trip. Whether you are visiting for a weekend shopping spree, watching the football or enjoying a night at the theatre – Liverpool has something for everyone.  

CULTURE

Liverpool was awarded World Heritage status in 2004, a reflection on the city’s beauty, significance and heritage.

Immerse yourself in the history of the city at one of the many museums for a truly enlightening experience. Liverpool’s commitment to art, both high and popular, is without question. The Walker Art Gallery boasts Rubens, Rembrandts and Poussins, while some of the countless smaller galleries draw influence from around the world. Other museums, such as The Tate, are packed with beautiful art for all tastes.

The International Slavery Museum, located in The Albert Dock, is not to be missed. You are taken on a thought-provoking journey as you move through the museum where 18th century slave trading ships once stood. Just a short walk from our ferry port; you can hop off as a foot passenger and start your historical adventure into the history of Liverpool within minutes.

The Three Graces of Liverpool at Pier Head, with the blue sky reflecting off the water.
Pier Head. Photo Credit: Visit Liverpool.

THE BEATLES

Liverpool is proud to be the birthplace of one of the greatest British bands in history, The Beatles. The city offers a range of tours and attractions dedicated to John, Paul, George and Ringo that won’t disappoint fans. You can visit the world-famous Cavern Club where The Beatles often played in the 1960s, or take a stroll down the famous Penny Lane, walking in the footsteps of the British legends.

A male and female enjoying a drink in The Cavern Club, Liverpool.
Photo Credit: Visit Britain/Rod Edwards

SPORT

Many associate Liverpool with football and the city is home to two Premiership Clubs, Everton FC and Liverpool FC – both of which are just minutes away from Liverpool City Centre. Why not take a tour and walk in the footsteps of your favourite footballers?

The Grand National, held at the famous Aintree Racecourse, is the world’s most-watched sporting event, with an annual audience of 600 million. While Haydock Park, a premier dual-purpose racecourse nearby, boasts an active and energetic year-round racing calendar perfect for horse racing fans.

A horse being walked on the grass on a sunny day at Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool.
Aintree Racecourse. Photo credit: Visit Liverpool.

RETAIL THERAPY

You will find almost every form of retail therapy in Liverpool. Arguably one of the best shopping centres in the UK, Liverpool ONE is home to some of the largest big-name stores in the country. And with so many high street and designer shops, independent stores and beauty outlets packed into the city centre, you can take advantage of having no luggage fees when travelling by ferry and bring home everything you desire in your suitcases.

Lots of people milling around and shopping at Liverpool One
Liverpool One. Photo Credit: Visit Liverpool

FAMILY FUN

Dive into some fantastic family fun at Imagine That! Science and Discovery Centre –  a great day out where little ones can learn through play. With 15,000 square feet to explore including a Science, Imagination, Construction and Art Zone (plus an outdoor area for when the weather is nice!), there is something to amaze and delight youngsters of all personalities.

For the older children, a trip to Knowsley Safari, located in Merseyside, offers an exciting day out with more than 700 animals to go and see, along with amusement rides and play areas to keep younger siblings entertained. Take advantage of our Car Offers and enjoy the convenience of driving off the ferry and straight to your destination.

AND BEYOND

Liverpool has a fantastic network of transport links and you can organise connections from the city to the rest of England, Scotland or Wales – or even further afield – with ease.

Please note that some destinations may have COVID-19 measures in place.

GETTING THERE

The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company operates ferry services between Douglas and Liverpool on fast craft Manannan. We also sail year-round to Heysham and seasonally to Belfast and Dublin. 

Fast craft Manannan in Liverpool Harbour

Our fabulous Foot Passenger Offers are perfect for a shopping day-trip to Liverpool; bring an empty suitcase and shop until your heart’s content! Or if travelling by foot isn’t for you, take advantage of one of our Car Offers and enjoy the freedom to explore the city and beyond at your leisure. Our popular Kids Go Free Summer Special is also ideal for families who want to make the most of exploring this wonderful destination by car – simply pack everything you need for your lovely family holiday.

Please note that at the time of publishing (May 2021), some travel restrictions are in place.

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