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Birmingham: Cadbury World Entry Ticket

1. Birmingham: Cadbury World Entry Ticket

Learn how your favourite confectionery is made, doodle in chocolate and add your favourite treat to a delicious pot of warm melted Cadbury Dairy Milk with this ticket to Cadbury World in Birmingham. Discover the origins of the cocoa bean before jumping onboard the magical Cadabra ride and meeting the infamous Cadbury drumming gorilla. Choose a favorite treat to add to a yummy pot of warm liquid Cadbury Dairy Milk in the Chocolate Making Zone.  Join Freddo and a whole host of Cadbury characters as they whisk you away in the 4D Chocolate Adventure cinema experience, complete with motion seats. Dive into a bowl of liquid Cadbury Dairy Milk, ride the Crunchie Rollercoaster and take to the skies in a Cadbury Creme Egg airship piloted by the Caramel Bunny. 

Birmingham: National Sea Life Centre Entrance Ticket

2. Birmingham: National Sea Life Centre Entrance Ticket

Prepare for an underwater realm full to the brim with glittering scales, humongous tentacles, and razor-sharp teeth. Marvel at the cheeky antics of the Gentoo penguins before meeting a crab or starfish at the Interactive Rockpool. Discover the majestic jellyfish, be brave and take a peek at the piranhas and feel part of the story in the 4D Cinema. Venture into an underwater realm like no other and get face-to-fin with some of the strangest creatures you’ll ever meet in the UK’s only 360° Ocean Tunnel, home to sharks, rays and a giant green sea turtle!

Birmingham: Legoland Discovery Center

3. Birmingham: Legoland Discovery Center

Discover the wonderful world of LEGO at the Legoland Discovery Centre in Birmingham. Bring your imagination and creativity to life at the many build stations, discover the wonders of Miniland, and enjoy the 4D movies at the LEGO® Cinema Experience. Upon arrival, first explore Miniland and see airships swoop and towers glow as the wonderful LEGO world changes from day to night. Spot the mischievous Minifigures hiding in amongst the constructions, and check out the world's smallest Primark! You can bring your imagination and creativity to life where you’ll help build the coolest city that you can imagine at the build stations. From towering skyscrapers to cosy cottages, the possibilities are endless. Join your favorite LEGO characters on action-packed adventures at the 4D LEGO Cinema Experience, complete with rain, wind, and even snow, all under one roof. Enjoy an immersive short 4D movie that will bring the characters to life. Hop on the Kingdom Quest ride to defeat the beastly trolls and sneaky skeletons lurking. Can you zap them all to save the Princess? Kids can enjoy the LEGO City Soft Play Area where they can conquer a variety of obstacles and slides. Choose to include an admission ticket to the National SEALIFE Centre located nearby. Discover over 60 displays of freshwater and marine life such as giant green sea turtles, blacktip reef sharks, and tropical reef fish. Stroll through only fully transparent 360-degree underwater tunnel in the UK

eSIM Europe and UK for Travelers

4. eSIM Europe and UK for Travelers

Whether you're a traveler exploring the UK or embarking on a multi-country European adventure, an eSIM card ensures you're always connected. Enjoy instant mobile delivery and 1- to 30-day coverage options with 500 MB to 10 GB. This eSIM is ideal for modern travelers using devices like the iPhone or other smartphones supporting the eSIM feature. Enjoy the convenience of prepaid coverage in all major European destinations with uninterrupted connectivity and no surprises. This eSIM covers the following locations: Austria (Österreich) Belgium (Belgien) Bulgaria (Bulgarien) Cyprus (Zypern) Croatia (Kroatien) Denmark (Dänemark) Estonia (Estland) Finland (Finnland) France (Frankreich) Germany (Deutschland) Greece (Griechenland) Hungary (Ungarn) Ireland (Irland) Iceland (Island) Italy (Italien) Latvia (Lettland) Lithuania (Litauen) Luxembourg (Luxemburg) Malta Norway (Norwegen) Netherlands (Niederlande) Poland (Polen) Portugal Slovakia (Slowakei) Slovenia (Slowenien) Spain (Spanien) United Kingdom (Vereinigtes Königreich) Czech Republic (Tschechische Republik) Romania (Rumänien) Sweden (Schweden) Switzerland (Schweiz) Ukraine

Birmingham: Winterbourne House and Garden Admission Ticket

5. Birmingham: Winterbourne House and Garden Admission Ticket

Only minutes from Birmingham city center, Winterbourne House is a unique heritage attraction set within beautiful botanic gardens. Find yourself in a 7-acre oasis home to over 6000 different plant species, and enjoy a peaceful stroll in tranquil surroundings. Inside, escape the modern world as you explore period rooms filled with antiques and Edwardian era soft furnishings. Learn about the families that lived here and how Winterbourne came to be part of the University of Birmingham.

Birmingham: City Center Walking Tour (10:30am & 5:00pm)

6. Birmingham: City Center Walking Tour (10:30am & 5:00pm)

Find out how Birmingham grew from a small market town to the second largest city in the country on this guided walking tour of the city center. Gain authentic insights into modern life in the city and explore some hidden gems along the way. Meet your guide amid the lush greenery in Cathedral Square where you can admire the English Baroque architecture of St Philip’s Cathedral. Continue down Broad Street which is popular for it's vibrant nightlife.  Listen as your guide tells you about Birmingham’s boom during the industrial revolution. Hear the story of its iconic canals and about how it is the home of Cadbury chocolate. Make your way to Centenary Square where you can admire the fountains. Stroll past the modern Symphony Hall and head to Victoria Square in the center of the city. View the Town Hall and the Council House. Finish your tour at the 19th-century Ikon Gallery. 

Alton Towers Resort: Entrance Ticket

7. Alton Towers Resort: Entrance Ticket

Discover the excitement of Alton Towers Resort with its variety of rides, attractions and entertainment for thrill-seekers, families and kids of all ages! See the Alton Towers Dungeon which was launched in 2019 and is a hilariously hideous journey through Staffordshire’s darkest history. Experience 7 world-class rollercoasters throughout the resort. Ride on the latest addition, "Wicker Man", that brings together wood and fire, as well as "Nemesis" with its iconic twists and turns, "Oblivion" with its sheer vertical drop, and "The Smiler" with its world-record 14 inversions. For those with little ones in tow, explore "CBeebies Land", which is the perfect place to meet some of your favourite CBeebies friends including the Teletubbies, Peter Rabbit, and Postman Pat. Families can also discover Sharkbait Reef by SEA LIFE, learn to drive at Cuckoo Cars Driving School, catch the Runaway Mine Train, or enjoy the spins and thrills on Spinball Whizzer!

From Birmingham: Stonehenge & Bath Day Tour

8. From Birmingham: Stonehenge & Bath Day Tour

Travel by comfortable coach and visit two of Southern England's most important historical and cultural landmarks in one day. Witness Stonehenge and Bath as your travel from Birmingham in a group tour. Hop aboard your comfortable coach and set-off from Birmingham. Hear interesting facts about the region and your first destination — the prehistoric monument of Stonehenge on Salisbury Plain. Eenjoy time to explore this atmospheric site at leisure. Head inside, collect an informative audio guide and ride the shuttle or follow the pathways to the UNESCO-listed stones that date back some 4,500-years. Head to Bath and visit Pulteney Bridge, an architectural monument that you cannot miss. Built around 250 years ago, Paltney Bridge is in the heart of Bath. It is recommended for city guests to take a walk from the bridge and along the river embankment. Witness Bath Abbey, an Anglican parish church and former Benedictine monastery in Bath, Somerset, England. Founded in the 7th century, it was reorganized in the 10th century and rebuilt in the 12th and 16th centuries. Enjoy a spot of shopping in Green Street. Peruse the streets and surrounding areas that are full of independent shops and stalls that call this area home. Also close to Green Street are the Jane Austen Center and The Raven pub, where you can dine on classic British dishes. Take a trip to the Royal Crescent and the Circus (Royal Crescent and the Circus). The Royal Crescent was built around 250-years ago and is considered one of the finest Georgian buildings to be seen in Britain. Walk around the crescent and go down Brock Street to the circus. Built by John Wood the Elder, the Circus is a replica (in circle size) of Stonehenge. See the Roman Baths which were built nearly 2,000-years ago. Visit the Jane Austen Centre and the permanent exhibition. Situated in an original Georgian townhouse, it tells the story of Jane’s time in Bath, including the effect that living here had on her and her writing.

Birmingham: Slogging Gangs Guided Walking Tour

9. Birmingham: Slogging Gangs Guided Walking Tour

Take a journey back in time and follow in the footsteps of Edward Shelby and his notorious comrades on a guided walking tour in Birmingham. Wander through the city's dark alleys and discover hidden corners while learning about the slogging gangs that operated here in the 19th and 20th centuries. Meet your guide and begin exploring the city of Birmingham. Listen to interesting stories and learn about the notorious gang members portrayed in the popular series Peaky Blinders, including Billy Kimber and Alfie Solomon. Pass by historical sights as you wander through the city and stop at a local pub, taking advantage of the opportunity to enjoy a pint while there.

Stratford-upon-Avon/Moreton-in-Marsh: Cotswolds Bus Tour

10. Stratford-upon-Avon/Moreton-in-Marsh: Cotswolds Bus Tour

Embark on a leisurely full-day tour through the enchanting Cotswolds National Landscape, guided by a local driver. Immerse yourself in the essence of this quintessentially English region as you explore six distinct and charming locations. After departing from Stratford-upon-Avon or Moreton-in-Marsh, head to Dover's Hill, the northernmost viewpoint in the Cotswolds, providing panoramic vistas towards Stratford-upon-Avon, Birmingham, and Coventry. Continue to Chipping Campden, an enchanting wool town where an hour of free time awaits, accompanied by maps and local recommendations. Then, explore Snowhill, a village steeped in history. Next, make your way to Stow-on-the-Wold for a well-deserved lunch break. Choose from a variety of delightful food options. Proceed to Bibury, often hailed as the prettiest village in England, home to the iconic Arlington Row of cottages. Finally, discover Bourton-on-the-Water, famous for its crystal-clear waters of the River Windrush and charming bridges. In the stretches between stops, your driver-guide will share the captivating story of the Cotswolds, offering commentary along the narrow back lanes known only to the locals.

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Our most recommended things to do in Birmingham

Birmingham: Cadbury World Entry Ticket

Birmingham: Cadbury World Entry Ticket

Learn how your favourite confectionery is made, doodle in chocolate and add your favourite treat to a delicious pot of warm melted Cadbury Dairy Milk with this ticket to Cadbury World in Birmingham. Discover the origins of the cocoa bean before jumping onboard the magical Cadabra ride and meeting the infamous Cadbury drumming gorilla. Choose a favorite treat to add to a yummy pot of warm liquid Cadbury Dairy Milk in the Chocolate Making Zone.  Join Freddo and a whole host of Cadbury characters as they whisk you away in the 4D Chocolate Adventure cinema experience, complete with motion seats. Dive into a bowl of liquid Cadbury Dairy Milk, ride the Crunchie Rollercoaster and take to the skies in a Cadbury Creme Egg airship piloted by the Caramel Bunny. 

Birmingham: National Sea Life Centre Entrance Ticket

Birmingham: National Sea Life Centre Entrance Ticket

Prepare for an underwater realm full to the brim with glittering scales, humongous tentacles, and razor-sharp teeth. Marvel at the cheeky antics of the Gentoo penguins before meeting a crab or starfish at the Interactive Rockpool. Discover the majestic jellyfish, be brave and take a peek at the piranhas and feel part of the story in the 4D Cinema. Venture into an underwater realm like no other and get face-to-fin with some of the strangest creatures you’ll ever meet in the UK’s only 360° Ocean Tunnel, home to sharks, rays and a giant green sea turtle!

Birmingham: Legoland Discovery Center

Birmingham: Legoland Discovery Center

Discover the wonderful world of LEGO at the Legoland Discovery Centre in Birmingham. Bring your imagination and creativity to life at the many build stations, discover the wonders of Miniland, and enjoy the 4D movies at the LEGO® Cinema Experience. Upon arrival, first explore Miniland and see airships swoop and towers glow as the wonderful LEGO world changes from day to night. Spot the mischievous Minifigures hiding in amongst the constructions, and check out the world's smallest Primark! You can bring your imagination and creativity to life where you’ll help build the coolest city that you can imagine at the build stations. From towering skyscrapers to cosy cottages, the possibilities are endless. Join your favorite LEGO characters on action-packed adventures at the 4D LEGO Cinema Experience, complete with rain, wind, and even snow, all under one roof. Enjoy an immersive short 4D movie that will bring the characters to life. Hop on the Kingdom Quest ride to defeat the beastly trolls and sneaky skeletons lurking. Can you zap them all to save the Princess? Kids can enjoy the LEGO City Soft Play Area where they can conquer a variety of obstacles and slides. Choose to include an admission ticket to the National SEALIFE Centre located nearby. Discover over 60 displays of freshwater and marine life such as giant green sea turtles, blacktip reef sharks, and tropical reef fish. Stroll through only fully transparent 360-degree underwater tunnel in the UK

eSIM Europe and UK for Travelers

eSIM Europe and UK for Travelers

Whether you're a traveler exploring the UK or embarking on a multi-country European adventure, an eSIM card ensures you're always connected. Enjoy instant mobile delivery and 1- to 30-day coverage options with 500 MB to 10 GB. This eSIM is ideal for modern travelers using devices like the iPhone or other smartphones supporting the eSIM feature. Enjoy the convenience of prepaid coverage in all major European destinations with uninterrupted connectivity and no surprises. This eSIM covers the following locations: Austria (Österreich) Belgium (Belgien) Bulgaria (Bulgarien) Cyprus (Zypern) Croatia (Kroatien) Denmark (Dänemark) Estonia (Estland) Finland (Finnland) France (Frankreich) Germany (Deutschland) Greece (Griechenland) Hungary (Ungarn) Ireland (Irland) Iceland (Island) Italy (Italien) Latvia (Lettland) Lithuania (Litauen) Luxembourg (Luxemburg) Malta Norway (Norwegen) Netherlands (Niederlande) Poland (Polen) Portugal Slovakia (Slowakei) Slovenia (Slowenien) Spain (Spanien) United Kingdom (Vereinigtes Königreich) Czech Republic (Tschechische Republik) Romania (Rumänien) Sweden (Schweden) Switzerland (Schweiz) Ukraine

Birmingham: Winterbourne House and Garden Admission Ticket

Birmingham: Winterbourne House and Garden Admission Ticket

Only minutes from Birmingham city center, Winterbourne House is a unique heritage attraction set within beautiful botanic gardens. Find yourself in a 7-acre oasis home to over 6000 different plant species, and enjoy a peaceful stroll in tranquil surroundings. Inside, escape the modern world as you explore period rooms filled with antiques and Edwardian era soft furnishings. Learn about the families that lived here and how Winterbourne came to be part of the University of Birmingham.

Birmingham: City Center Walking Tour (10:30am & 5:00pm)

Birmingham: City Center Walking Tour (10:30am & 5:00pm)

Find out how Birmingham grew from a small market town to the second largest city in the country on this guided walking tour of the city center. Gain authentic insights into modern life in the city and explore some hidden gems along the way. Meet your guide amid the lush greenery in Cathedral Square where you can admire the English Baroque architecture of St Philip’s Cathedral. Continue down Broad Street which is popular for it's vibrant nightlife.  Listen as your guide tells you about Birmingham’s boom during the industrial revolution. Hear the story of its iconic canals and about how it is the home of Cadbury chocolate. Make your way to Centenary Square where you can admire the fountains. Stroll past the modern Symphony Hall and head to Victoria Square in the center of the city. View the Town Hall and the Council House. Finish your tour at the 19th-century Ikon Gallery. 

Alton Towers Resort: Entrance Ticket

Alton Towers Resort: Entrance Ticket

Discover the excitement of Alton Towers Resort with its variety of rides, attractions and entertainment for thrill-seekers, families and kids of all ages! See the Alton Towers Dungeon which was launched in 2019 and is a hilariously hideous journey through Staffordshire’s darkest history. Experience 7 world-class rollercoasters throughout the resort. Ride on the latest addition, "Wicker Man", that brings together wood and fire, as well as "Nemesis" with its iconic twists and turns, "Oblivion" with its sheer vertical drop, and "The Smiler" with its world-record 14 inversions. For those with little ones in tow, explore "CBeebies Land", which is the perfect place to meet some of your favourite CBeebies friends including the Teletubbies, Peter Rabbit, and Postman Pat. Families can also discover Sharkbait Reef by SEA LIFE, learn to drive at Cuckoo Cars Driving School, catch the Runaway Mine Train, or enjoy the spins and thrills on Spinball Whizzer!

From Birmingham: Stonehenge & Bath Day Tour

From Birmingham: Stonehenge & Bath Day Tour

Travel by comfortable coach and visit two of Southern England's most important historical and cultural landmarks in one day. Witness Stonehenge and Bath as your travel from Birmingham in a group tour. Hop aboard your comfortable coach and set-off from Birmingham. Hear interesting facts about the region and your first destination — the prehistoric monument of Stonehenge on Salisbury Plain. Eenjoy time to explore this atmospheric site at leisure. Head inside, collect an informative audio guide and ride the shuttle or follow the pathways to the UNESCO-listed stones that date back some 4,500-years. Head to Bath and visit Pulteney Bridge, an architectural monument that you cannot miss. Built around 250 years ago, Paltney Bridge is in the heart of Bath. It is recommended for city guests to take a walk from the bridge and along the river embankment. Witness Bath Abbey, an Anglican parish church and former Benedictine monastery in Bath, Somerset, England. Founded in the 7th century, it was reorganized in the 10th century and rebuilt in the 12th and 16th centuries. Enjoy a spot of shopping in Green Street. Peruse the streets and surrounding areas that are full of independent shops and stalls that call this area home. Also close to Green Street are the Jane Austen Center and The Raven pub, where you can dine on classic British dishes. Take a trip to the Royal Crescent and the Circus (Royal Crescent and the Circus). The Royal Crescent was built around 250-years ago and is considered one of the finest Georgian buildings to be seen in Britain. Walk around the crescent and go down Brock Street to the circus. Built by John Wood the Elder, the Circus is a replica (in circle size) of Stonehenge. See the Roman Baths which were built nearly 2,000-years ago. Visit the Jane Austen Centre and the permanent exhibition. Situated in an original Georgian townhouse, it tells the story of Jane’s time in Bath, including the effect that living here had on her and her writing.

Birmingham: Slogging Gangs Guided Walking Tour

Birmingham: Slogging Gangs Guided Walking Tour

Take a journey back in time and follow in the footsteps of Edward Shelby and his notorious comrades on a guided walking tour in Birmingham. Wander through the city's dark alleys and discover hidden corners while learning about the slogging gangs that operated here in the 19th and 20th centuries. Meet your guide and begin exploring the city of Birmingham. Listen to interesting stories and learn about the notorious gang members portrayed in the popular series Peaky Blinders, including Billy Kimber and Alfie Solomon. Pass by historical sights as you wander through the city and stop at a local pub, taking advantage of the opportunity to enjoy a pint while there.

Stratford-upon-Avon/Moreton-in-Marsh: Cotswolds Bus Tour

Stratford-upon-Avon/Moreton-in-Marsh: Cotswolds Bus Tour

Embark on a leisurely full-day tour through the enchanting Cotswolds National Landscape, guided by a local driver. Immerse yourself in the essence of this quintessentially English region as you explore six distinct and charming locations. After departing from Stratford-upon-Avon or Moreton-in-Marsh, head to Dover's Hill, the northernmost viewpoint in the Cotswolds, providing panoramic vistas towards Stratford-upon-Avon, Birmingham, and Coventry. Continue to Chipping Campden, an enchanting wool town where an hour of free time awaits, accompanied by maps and local recommendations. Then, explore Snowhill, a village steeped in history. Next, make your way to Stow-on-the-Wold for a well-deserved lunch break. Choose from a variety of delightful food options. Proceed to Bibury, often hailed as the prettiest village in England, home to the iconic Arlington Row of cottages. Finally, discover Bourton-on-the-Water, famous for its crystal-clear waters of the River Windrush and charming bridges. In the stretches between stops, your driver-guide will share the captivating story of the Cotswolds, offering commentary along the narrow back lanes known only to the locals.

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Overall rating

4.6
(197 reviews)

The tour of the Cotswolds that we did was fabulous. Our guide, Paul, was knowledgeable about the areas we visited and nothing was too much trouble for him. We travelled through some smaller villages as well as visiting the larger towns so we were able to get a great overview. Highly recommend this tour!

Lovely day. Everything was on time. Our guide Ana was very nice. It is quite pricy in my opinion, especially considering it doesn't include tickets to the Roman Bath Museum. Other than that, I've got no complaints.

The trip was fantastic, covered all the places mentioned and the guide, Paul was extremely helpful and explained everything on the way really well. Highly recommended.

It’s been very good. Thanks for that assurance, it’s what you need when you’re long way from home. So Thank you

Nice places to stop off with lovely scenery and plenty to do