Fortunatley we had glorious weather the combination ticket was purchased online and was good value for moneyWe travelled on 2 separate buses the first driver and guide were really pleasant and informative ( the guide was female)The second driver and guide were both male and younger and we felt tried too hard to be witty sometimes bordering on disrespectful
loved the tour both by boat and bus. i did the boat first so as to allow plenty of time for the hop on hop off bus. it really made me wish i had time to go on the longer cruise as so much was so interesting to see and hear about. highly recommended. one small niggle, i should have booked a concession but missed the option when buying. nevertheless the whole thing was excellent value. i went round more than once to hear different commentators on the bus - worth thinking about as they all had their own tales to tell.
Mersey river cruise was a bit limited in terms of what you got to see but showed some interesting parts and told you what they were. Bus was good, have to say the staff were particularly friendly and helpful. Commentary was a bit difficult to hear at the back upstairs but staff were very knowledgable and provided an excellent overview.
The Hop On Hop Off Bus has a live commentator onboard, which we really enjoyed. As we got on and off several times, we got to experience several people telling us about Liverpool. We rode all the way around the first time so that we could see everything. The second time around we started getting off. The bus made a big loop around the city so we were able to get to most of the sights. My partner went on the River Cruise and said that it was a lot of fun and enjoyed being on the river.