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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

Birmingham: Winterbourne House and Garden Admission Ticket

4. 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.

Alton Towers Resort: Entrance Ticket

5. 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!

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. 

eSIM Europe and UK for Travelers

7. 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: Slogging Gangs Guided Walking Tour

8. 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.

Birmingham: Victorian Canals to Today's City Walking Tour

9. Birmingham: Victorian Canals to Today's City Walking Tour

This walking tour starts at the modern Library of Birmingham in the brand new Centenary Square. The public art of the Square gives some early clues on the history of this central birthplace of the Industrial Revolution. Buildings all around help you understand the depth of arts and commerce that Birmingham overflows with today. Heading through the International Convention Centre, appreciate the modern Symphony Hall known as one of the finest concert hall acoustics to experience in the world today. Discover why the opening of James Brindley’s canal into the town in the 1770s was hugely important to the development of Birmingham. Experience these rejuvenated waterways and see the many new uses that they have been put to. Moving through Brindleyplace see the huge efforts of the Victorians in working to make the burgeoning town into a model for others to follow. This was the home of the Civic Gospel with the Municipal Revolution seeing efforts to educate, bring clean water to the town and clear poor quality housing. Modern architecture is all around and the walk through the city squares gives an appreciation of the way old and new has been integrated into the modern city.

From Birmingham: Stonehenge & Bath Day Tour

10. 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.

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4.6
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This is a wonderful place to visit. The gardens are delightful and the house is really cosy, fully fitted out with original furnishings and furniture. Very interesting exhibits about GKN and wild flowers. The tearoom serves excellent food and drink. The greenhouses were full of unusual plants. And there is an excellent, well stocked second hand bookshop. Very close to to the centre of Birmingham.

Outstanding tour, due entirely to the knowledge and delivery of the tour guide Jonathan. Excellent excellent excellent. Will be booking the Saturday tour next.

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It was good. Well organized! The tour guide was excellent! The quiz was good

Lovely guide 😊 Was very knowledgeable about Birmingham