Birmingham Sightseeing Tour – chocolate, custard, cars, whistles and bangles to the best in the world for science, medicine, education, culture, sport and art – Birmingham has it all
The Birmingham Sightseeing Tour begins in the commercial heart of the city at Colmore Row and includes most of the major buildings of architectural interest including St Philip’s and St Chad’s Cathedrals, the Victoria Law Courts, the Town Hall, the Council House, Art Gallery and Library.
The route takes you to the unique Jewellery Quarter which really emphasises why Birmingham was known as the city of a thousand trades in Victorian times. Travelling along Broad Street – the Golden Mile looking at some of the more recent developments in the last 10 years such as the ICC, Symphony Hall and the National Indoor Arena we move into Edgbaston – home to the manufacturers of the city and the international cricket ground.
Linking up with the Tolkien trail and the world famous Cardinal Newman Oratory we finally enter the city from the East side so that we get the full panoramic view of St Martin’s Parish Church and the new state of the art Bullring shopping complex with the iconic building of Selfridges.
Dates: 26th April to 28th September 2014 – every weekend Saturday and Sunday from end April to end September 2014 except for the first Sunday of the month when we operate as the Museum Heritage Bus. Hop on and hop off by request.
Times: 10.30, 12.30 and 2.30
Meeting point: End of Colmore Row/corner of Waterloo Street, Victoria Square, next to the Council House.
Length of tour: The guided tour lasts approximately one hour 20 minutes finishing back at the starting point in Victoria Square.
Cost: £12 adult, £10 concession, £8 student, £20 family (2 adults & up to 3 children), £15 souvenir (adult price £10 + Big Brum Buz Book £5) children under 5 are FREE.
Tickets can be purchased on the bus on the day or in person through the Central Library Box Office. Bookings in advance will have priority. Alternatively call Oxboffice on 0845 6801926 or click here to book online
THE BIG BRUM OPEN TOP BUZ SIGHTSEEING TOUR IS BOOKABLE ALL YEAR ROUND ON A PRIVATE BASIS.