Birmingham Tours Bus Tours 2014
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BUS TOURS 2014

BIG BRUM OPEN TOP BUZ 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.

A live guided exciting adventure through the UK’s second city – the Brummagem tour takes you to the commercial heart of the city and includes the major buildings of architectural interest. Following the road to the unique Jewellery Quarter which really emphasises why Birmingham was known as the city of a thousand trades in Victorian times we then travel along Broad Street – the Golden Mile with the Golden Boys. Picking up the highway to Edgbaston – home to the manufacturers of the city and the international cricket ground we link up with the Tolkien trail and the world famous Cardinal Newman Oratory. Entering the city from the Eastside extravaganza 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: The Big Brum Open Top Buz as a hop on hop off tour by request will be running ONLY every weekend - Saturday and Sunday from 26th April to 28th September 2014 except for the first Sunday of the month (May to October) when we will be operating as the MUSEUM HERITAGE BUS.

Tour times: 10.30, 12.30 and 2.30

Meeting point: corner of Colmore Row and Waterloo Street, Victoria Square, next to the Council House.

Tickets cost: £15 souvenir to include the Big Brum Buz book, £12 adult; £10 concessions, £8 students, £5 children (5 to 15 years), £20 family ticket (2 adults and up to 3 children).Ticket valid for the day.


To download the 2014 flyer click here.

Tickets for the Big Brum Open Top Buz Sightseeing tour can be purchased on the bus or booked in advance in person at the Birmingham Central Library Reception. To book online click here or ring the Oxboffice booking line on 0845 6801926.

This tour is available on a private basis at any time throughout the year.


BIRMINGHAM TOURS MUSEUM HERITAGE BUS

Enjoy a ride on the BIG BRUM OPEN TOP BUZ and discover Birmingham's unique community museums on the first Sunday of the month from May to October 2014.

Manufactories and Mansions - 4th May, 6th July, 7th September - visit Aston Hall, Soho House, the Pen Room Museum.

Victoria Square 11.30, 13.15, 14.30, 15.45 - LAST BUS IS A DROP OFF ONLY BUS

Aston Hall 11.45, 13.30, 14.45, 16.00

Soho House 12.05, 13.50, 15.10, 16.20

Pen Room 12.15, 14.00, 15.20, 16.30 - LAST BUS BACK TO EDMUND STREET

Tolkien and Tudors - 1st June, 3rd August, 5th October - visit Sarehole Mill and Blakesley Hall

Victoria Square 11.30, 13.15, 14.30, 15.45 - LAST BUS IS A DROP OFF ONLY BUS

Sarehole Mill 11.50, 13.35, 14.50, 16.10

Blakesley Hall 12.10, 13.55, 15.10, 16.30 - LAST BUS BACK TO EDMUND STREET

Tickets cost £5.00 for adults, FREE for children. No pre-booking available, first come first served. Timings may vary due to unavoidable circumstances with an estimate of 20 minutes between pick up stops.

Community Museums will be FREE OF CHARGE on these dates.


BIRMINGHAM TOURS TOLKIEN HOBBIT BUS TOUR

To celebrate MIDDLE EARTH WEEKEND we will be running a guided tour on the Big Brum Open Top Buz. Our `unexpected journey' will highlight the area around Sarehole Mill which is said to have been the model for `The Shire' the home of the hobbits and Moseley Bog which is recalled in Tolkien's description of the `Old Forest' last of the primeval wild woods where `Tom Bombadil' lived. The route will take us past his home in Moseley where he could take a tram to King Edward's School in the centre of the city and progresses to St Anne's Church where the family worshipped when Tolkien's mother became a Catholic. The trail continues on to the Oratory - the foremost Catholic Church in Birmingham, home to Cardinal Newman and passes a number of houses in the Ladywood area where Tolkien lived - the one in Highfield Road being identified by a blue plaque. Living in this area it is possible to see that the Two Towers - Perrotts Folly and the Edgbaston Waterworks Tower would be the basis of the `Two Towers of Gondor' - Minas Morgul and Minas Tirith. Your guide will bring alive the background which led to the creation of these original fantasy novels.

Date: Sunday 11th May 2014

Time: 2.30pm

Meeting Point: end of Colmore Row/corner Waterloo Street, Victoria Square next to the Council House.

Cost: £10.00 per person.

The tour lasts approximately one and a half to two hours finishing at the starting point.

Tickets must be booked in advance through Birmingham Tours on 0121 427 2555/078051 15998 or email enquiries@birmingham-tours.co.uk. We reserve the right to cancel if minimum numbers are not reached.

This tour is available on a private basis at any time throughout the year - link it with a visit to Sarehole Mill and the Birmingham Oratory.


BIRMINGHAM TOURS WORLD WAR ONE HISTORY BUS

Birmingham has a fascinating story to tell with its involvement in the First World War. Starting at the iconic Town Hall you will hear about Neville Chamberlain’s rousing inspirational speech and the massive recruiting parade in Victoria Square. On the route we will visit sites to learn about Zeppelins and Armaments; the Quakers and conscientious objectors; War hospitals taking over the University of Birmingham and Highbury Hall; the Hall of Memory built to commemorate the 12,320 Birmingham citizens who died and the 35,000 who were wounded during the War; the massive involvement of the Jewellery Quarter and Cadbury’s; the women’s stories including the 15,000 migrant women working in the factories and the plight of the Belgian Refugees.  Come and join us in this very special year which will mark 100 years since the outbreak of the First World War.

Date: Sunday 10th August 2014

Time: 6pm

Meeting Point: end of Colmore Row/corner Waterloo Street, Victoria Square next to the Council House.

Cost: £10.00 per person.

The tour lasts approximately one and a half to two hours finishing at the starting point.

Tickets must be booked in advance through Birmingham Tours on 0121 427 2555/078051 15998 or email enquiries@birmingham-tours.co.uk.


BIRMINGHAM TOURS BIRMINGHAM GHOST BUS TOUR

Join us on the Big Brum Open Top Buz for a guided tour through the darker side of Birmingham. Our tour will take you from the heart of the city in Victoria Square to Aston Hall to the chilling catacombs in the famous Jewellery Quarter. We can promise tales of plague, public execution, hauntings and murder most foul along the way – prepare to be entertained and spooked by ghostly stories from around the city on nearly the most haunted night of the year. Prize for the best costume on the night.

Dates: Sunday 26th October 2014 at 6pm

Meeting point: Victoria Square. The tour lasts approximately one and a half hours finishing at Victoria Square.

Tickets cost: £10 per person.

The tour lasts approximately one and a half to two hours finishing at the starting point.

Tickets must be booked in advance through Birmingham Tours on 0121 427 2555/078051 15998 or email enquiries@birmingham-tours.co.uk. This tour is bookable on a private basis all the year round

For further information follow the link


BIRMINGHAM TOURS CHRISTMAS LIGHTS BUS TOUR

A very special sparkly tour on the Big Brum Open Top Buz to light up your Christmas nights - Birmingham Santa Special Christmas Lights. Our tour will take you from the heart of the city in Victoria Square to the glittering magical Jewellery Quarter and beyond. We can promise a truly unforgettable night - Birmingham as you have never seen it before - prepare to be entertained and intrigued by festive stories from around the city. Come and sing your favourite carols along the way.

Date: Sunday 7th December 2014 at 6pm.

Meeting point:
Victoria Square, next to the Council House. The tour lasts approximately one and a half to two hours finishing at the starting point.

Tickets cost:
£10 per person.

The tour lasts approximately one and a half to two hours finishing at the starting point.

Tickets must be booked in advance through Birmingham Tours on 0121 427 2555/078051 15998 or email enquiries@birmingham-tours.co.uk.


WELCOME TO BIRMINGHAM PANORAMIC BUS TOUR - the very best way to get to know Birmingham

Chocolate, custard, cars, whistles and bangles to the best in the world for science, medicine, education, culture, sport and art – Birmingham has it all.

A live guided exciting adventure through the UK’s second city – the Brummagem tour explores the commercial centre and highlights the global city with a local heart. Following the road to the unique Jewellery Quarter which really emphasises why Birmingham was known as the city of a thousand trades in Victorian times we then travel along Broad Street – the Golden Mile with the Golden Boys.  Picking up the highway to leafy Edgbaston – home of Birmingham University and the international cricket ground we link up with the Tolkien trail and the world famous Cardinal Newman Oratory. Finally, entering the city through the Eastside extravaganza 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.


BIRMINGHAM TOURS SCHOOLS EDUCATION BUS TOUR

Chocolate, custard, cars, whistles and bangles to the best in the world for science, medicine, education and art – Birmingham has it all.

The Big Brum Open Top Bus besides running as a fixed date sightseeing tour on a seasonal basis is available for hire all the year round offering themed educational tours of the city. We can provide tours on your own or hired double decker bus if more appropriate at any time - price on application.Tours last approximately one and a half to 2 hours with a professional qualified city guide experienced in working with children. The bus can pick up and drop off at your school and has a capacity of up to 75 people – 40 upstairs and 35 downstairs. In many cases we have started the day with two classes swopping over at half time and then following on with another tour for another two classes. Drawing and photography have been an option at half time in Victoria Square. Tours can be linked in with places of interest in Birmingham such as the BMAG, Back to Back Houses, Museum of the Jewellery Quarter, etc., combining transportation with a themed event. Risk assessment available.

This tour can be tailored to your school year and subject requirements. Developing the theme Be Proud to be a Brummie we can take a general look at the city including the major buildings of interest pitched at the right level for the age group concerned. Just riding on the Big Brum Open Top Buz is an exciting experience in its own right. We can explore the social and industrial history of the city and its geography comparing it with other regions of the country and our most recent theme has been studying the city as a tourist destination.

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BIRMINGHAM TOURS BALTI BUS TOUR

Birmingham Tours as part of Birmingham's first food festival in October 2011 presented a celebration of the city's cuisine, an exciting adventure through the UK's second city. Starting in the heart of Birmingham where there are many fabulous restaurants we drove along the Golden Mile with the Golden Boys into the leafy suburb of Edgbaston. Highlighting the culinary delights of the Chinese Quarter & Moseley we ended up in the Balti Triangle - the star of our show! Try the delicious balti-licious BALTI at a restaurant in the Balti Triangle. Combined with the information from the Big Brum Open Top Buz Sightseeing we can promise a truly unforgettable night - prepare to be entertained, amused and intrigued with tales from around the city.

Link this tour with a glass of Pimms or bubbly on the bus and finish with a curry at your venue. To add an extra special dimension try your quiz for the evening - the Big Brum Buz and So you think you know Birmingham Challenge Quiz. Alternatively, chose from one of the many fabulous restaurants throughout the city and link it with a visit to a museum, attraction, sporting venue, heritage site, art gallery, ballet, theatre, concert or cinema.

For further information click here.


BIRMINGHAM TOURS THEMED BUS TOURS

Themed bus tours on the Big Brum Open Top Buz, covered double decker or your own coach by arrangement at any time of the year.

* Big Brum Open Top Buz Sightseeing Tour
* Birmingham Tours Educational School Bus Tour
* Tolkien/Hobbit Bus Tour
* Music Rocks Bus Tour - rhythms of the city

* Balti & food Bonanza Bus Tour
* Brewery Bus Tour
* Industrial Revolution Bus Tour - genius Matthew Boulton & the Industrial Revolution
* Factory Bus Tour
* Christmas Lights Bus Tour
* Birmingham Ghost Bus Tour
* Black Country Ghost Bus Tour
* Tennis Bus Tour - a tennis twist in the tale!
* Sport Special Bus Tour
* Broadcasts Bus Tour - your favourite shows including the Archers, Brum, Hustle, Survivors and Doctors
* Cardinal Newman Celebration Bus Tour
* Pugin Extravaganza Bus Tour
* Hidden Gems of the City Bus Tour
* Birmingham Tours Royal Bus Tour

Tours tailored to your organisation or school group requirements - (minimum numbers or minimum charge applies) - contact Birmingham Tours on 0121 427 2555, 078051 15998, email enquiries@birmingham-tours.co.uk.

Tickets for any fixed date themed bus tours must be booked in advance through Birmingham Tours on 0121 427 2555/078051 15998, email enquiries@birmingham-tours.co.uk

Link any of the tours which can be booked at any time throughout the year, with a glass of Pimms or bubbly on the bus and finish with a gorgeous fish and chip supper or curry at your venue. To add an extra special dimension try your quiz for the evening - the Big Brum Buz and So you think you know Birmingham Challenge Quiz. Alternatively, chose from one of the many fabulous restaurants throughout the city and link it with a visit to a museum, attraction, sporting venue, heritage site, art gallery, ballet, theatre, concert or cinema. Birmingham the UK's second city is second to none in terms of the very best cultural experience.

 

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