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 the end of Colmore Row, Victoria Square and includes 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, Birmingham Museum & 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 with the Golden Boys! looking at some of the more recent developments in the last 20 years such as the ICC, Symphony Hall and the National Indoor Arena we move into leafy 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 through the East side Extravaganza 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: 29th April to 30th September 2017 – every weekend Saturday and Sunday from end April to end September 2017.
Running dates and time updates: 7th May – 2.30 tour will not be running as it is the Tolkien tour, 27th May – the 10.30 and 12.30 tours will not be running as it is the Pride Parade, 4th June starting point will be Edmund Street, 17th June – the 12.30 and 2.30 tours will not be running as it is Aston University Open Day, 24th June – the 2.30 tour will not be running as it is Birmingham University Open Day, 9th September – 2.30 tours will not be running as it is Birmingham University Open Day.
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), £5 child (5 to 15 years), children under 5 are FREE.
Tickets can be purchased on the bus on the day, call Oxboffice on 0845 6801926 or click here to book online , bookings in advance will have priority.
THE BIG BRUM OPEN TOP BUZ SIGHTSEEING TOUR IS BOOKABLE ALL YEAR ROUND ON A PRIVATE BASIS.
“Everyone really enjoyed the tour – did not realize there was so much about Birmingham – certainly raised their curiosity” – Karen Trace, PA to Leadership Team, HSBC Bank Plc
Londoners guide to Birmingham: A survival guide – thank you BBC – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-37584781