Free tour

Royal Albert Dock free tour

Duration: 2h
Languages: English, Spanish
Guru: KR Tours
Quality Verified Registered on June 12, 2020

We are a group of local tour guides who are passionate about Liverpool's amazing history. Our aim is to make our visitors feel welcome, giving them a tour full of humor and knowledge. We have prepared a history tour related to one of Liverpool's most famous and successful bands - the Beatles, the history of the city often revolving around the port, its development and the secrets of its streets. So what are you waiting to discover about Liverpool?

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
    This tour allows payment by electronic means or credit card

Tour description

Welcome to the Liverpool seafront, an area with privileged views, which will allow us to delve into the fascinating history of the Port Albert Dock, a living testimony of the city's past and wealth.

We begin our exciting historical tour from Derby Square, then walk to the main port, the Royal Albert Dock which, during World War II, played a crucial role in the war effort. Its docks were essential for the supply and transportation of troops and supplies. The scars of that time can still be seen in some corners, reminding us of Liverpool's bravery and resilience during those difficult years.

Our historical tour continues next to the site where the Customs House was. exploring the layers of its history, from its beginnings as the first Wet Dock to its current resurgence.

The buildings that line the port tell their own story. From commercial warehouses to customs offices, each structure has a specific function that has contributed to the development of Port Albert Dock. These buildings are silent witnesses to the rise and transformation of Liverpool as a commercial and port centre.

We contemplate the continued development of the Port over the years. From its construction to modern renovations, this port has evolved, adapting to the changing economic and social needs of Liverpool.

Throughout our tour, we will admire iconic monuments that adorn the waterfront, such as the Liver Building, the Cunard Building and the Port of Liverpool Building. These imposing structures bear witness not only to the architectural grandeur, but also to the historical importance of Liverpool as a key port.

We find iconic monuments that not only adorn the waterfront, but also tell stories of past greatness. Each meticulously preserved structure transports us to times when Liverpool was the center of world trade

We'll tour Pier Head, a historic site that has seen countless arrivals and departures, serving as the heart of maritime trade and a key setting for some of the city's most significant events.

Our last stop will be Mann Island , a strategic point that gives us a panoramic view of the Mersey River and its surroundings. From here we'll head a few steps next door to talk about George's Dock , the precursor to Albert Dock, where Liverpool's maritime history began to take shape. This old dock was the scene of important events and commercial transactions that laid the foundations for the subsequent development of the port.

Liverpool has allowed us to explore the traces of its past, better understanding its identity as a port city and witness to world history. We say goodbye knowing that the waters of the River Mersey continue to carry with them the priceless stories of this iconic port.

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Derby Square, Liverpool L2 7NU, UK
    Derby Square, Liverpool L2 7NU, UK
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    We will start in Derby Square, next to the statue of Queen Victoria, where our guides will be waiting for you with their multicolored umbrellas. Come and ask about the Port tour.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Royal Albert Dock Liverpool
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Hilton Hotel
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Salthouse Dock
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Museum of Liverpool
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Mann Island Buildings
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Pier Head

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Birgit 07 Jul 2024

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Travelled in group - Jul 2024
Spannende Details, interessante Route, sehr kurzweilig, absolut empfehlenswert!
Susanne 02 Apr 2024

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Travelled in group - Mar 2024
If one wishes to know more about Liverpool’s dock area, this is the best tour to take. Our guru was a retired dock master who was very knowledgable.
Sue broxham 31 Mar 2024

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2024
First time visiting Liverpool it was good to get some background and history of the docks and surrounding area. Walk published at 2 1/2 hours but actually lasted 11/2 which we felt was about right for the content of the tour. Would certainly recommend. Terry was a good local guide,
Juan 09 Mar 2024
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Travelled alone - Mar 2024
Terry es un guía fantástico. Siempre muy atento y respondió las preguntas que se le hacían en el grupo. Este es el segundo tour que hagoncon esta empresa, y la verdad que me dejan con una buena experiencia y buenos recuerdos.
DANIEL 19 Feb 2024

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Travelled alone - Feb 2024
Fue un tour super genial, la pase super, se aprende mucho, la forma de explicar del guía es genial y hace que uno se introduzca en la explicación y en los deferentes eventos y cosas que explica. Gracias KR Liverpool tour y Guruwalk por la atención que me brindaron y solucionar mis inquietudes
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 4 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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