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

1. 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. 

Birmingham: City Center Highlights Private Guided Tour

2. Birmingham: City Center Highlights Private Guided Tour

Discover Birmingham through a local's eyes and take Birmingham at your own pace with your own dedicated guide on a private tour. Choose any start time, and we can pick you up at your hotel in the city centre. Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the city as you travel back through the centuries to discover how our city exploded from a small market town, to the second largest city in the UK. On this 1.5 hour tour, you'll not only see and learn about our history, but you’ll also gain an authentic insight into modern life in the city today and explore some hidden gems along the way! From Birmingham’s boom during the industrial revolution, to our iconic canals, and of course, the home of Cadbury chocolate! There’s something for everyone on this unique experience. The tour includes: St Philip’s Cathedral Broad Street Centenary Square Symphony Hall Victoria Square And many hidden treasures!

Birmingham: Self-Guided Outdoor Escape Game

3. Birmingham: Self-Guided Outdoor Escape Game

Experience a unique outdoor escape game right on your smartphone. Take on the role of a profiler who travels back in time to solve a tricky case. Complex challenges await you in this adventure that will lead you deeper and deeper into the swamp of organized crime. The puzzles are location independent, so you can look forward to tricky and exciting tasks. But after each level, you'll learn interesting facts about the environment around you. While solving the puzzles of this thrilling case, you'll wander past some of Birmingham's most fascinating sights. Grab your smartphones and head to the starting point to get started. Whether you work together as a team or split into smaller groups and teams, you can expect an exciting walk with breathtaking sights and relaxing breaks. Solve tricky puzzles, combine clues, discover surprising facts about each location, and enjoy the freedom to walk at your own pace. This game is ideal for escape game enthusiasts and puzzle fans who are looking for a challenging challenge for their group and don't want to miss out on the city's interesting locations.

Birmingham: Self-Guided Audio Tour

4. Birmingham: Self-Guided Audio Tour

Welcome to the vibrant and historic city of Birmingham, where the echoes of industrial innovation, cultural diversity, and a rich heritage resonate through its streets. Embark on a journey of discovery with our Birmingham Self-Guided Audio Tour, designed to be your personal companion as you explore this dynamic city at your own pace. As the second-largest city in the United Kingdom, Birmingham boasts a compelling blend of modernity and tradition. Uncover the tales of its industrial past, from the pioneering days of the Industrial Revolution to the thriving metropolis it has become today. Immerse yourself in the architectural marvels that line the cityscape, from the iconic Bullring Shopping Centre to the historic Jewellery Quarter. Our self-guided audio tour will lead you through key landmarks and hidden gems, providing insightful commentary that unveils the secrets behind each site. Whether you're a history enthusiast, a culture connoisseur, or simply an avid explorer, Birmingham offers something for everyone. Learn more about the top 16 tourist attractions in Birmingham. Its history, culture, myths, architecture, and other important facts are in this audio commentary which starts from the city's central station then the itinerary gradually moves one by one. 1. Birmingham New Street Railway Station 2. Town Hall Birmingham 3. Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery 4. Library of Birmingham 5. Symphony Hall 6. National SEA LIFE Centre 7. Pen Museum 8. Jewellery Quarter 9. Birmingham Botanical Gardens and Glasshouses 10. Winterbourne House and Garden 11. Cadbury World 12. Cannon Hill Park 13. Birmingham Hippodrome 14. Birmingham Back to Backs 15. Thinktank Birmingham Science Museum 16. Aston Hall So, grab your headphones, set out on an adventure, and let the Birmingham Self-Guided Audio Tour be your knowledgeable companion, weaving together the past and present of this remarkable city. Get ready to unlock the stories that have shaped Birmingham into the vibrant tapestry it is today.

Birmingham : Private Custom Walking Tour With a Local Guide

5. Birmingham : Private Custom Walking Tour With a Local Guide

Make Birmingham more accessible by exploring the city with a local on a private, customizable walking tour. Learn about Birmingham, its landmarks, and local life as you wander around the city's streets with your guide. Choose from 2, 3, 4, 6 and 8-hour tour options to suit your needs. Enjoy a private tour for just you and your group, and gain a deeper insight into Birmingham life than would be possible alone. Get contacted by your guide before your tour so they have a feel for your interests and tastes, ensuring you only visit the places you are interested in. Then, see Birmingham through the eyes of a local and discover its hidden gems on your guided walking tour.

Private 3 Hour Birmingham City & Jewellery Quarter Tour

6. Private 3 Hour Birmingham City & Jewellery Quarter Tour

Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the city as you travel back through the centuries to discover how our city exploded from a small market town, to the second largest city in the UK. On our longest private tour, see everything you need to see in Birmingham, from the key sights in the city centre to the historically-important jewellery quarter area of the city. You'll not only see and learn about our history, but you’ll also gain an authentic insight into modern life in the city today and explore some hidden gems along the way! From Birmingham’s boom during the industrial revolution, to our iconic canals, and of course, the home of Cadbury chocolate! There’s something for everyone on this unique experience. The tour includes: St Philip’s Cathedral Broad Street Centenary Square Symphony Hall Victoria Square Malt House Canal Island Pen Museum Chamberlain Clock Assay Office And many hidden treasures!

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4.7
(23 reviews)

A bunch of thanks for awesome sightseeing. Enjoyed the tour greatly. Got to know a lot. Have just one proposal - to tell about the place and give some minutes to take pictures as sometimes it was difficult to combine both not to miss those interesting facts informed by the guide.

Very friendly and knowledgeable tour guide called Dee. Born locally, she had excellent knowledge of the city’s history. The tour took in key sites and really helped us with our navigation.

Very good, informative and enjoyable. The guide was excellent very enthusiastic which added to the whole experience.

Excellent tour and well-planned tour in the city, the amazing guide.

Lovely guide 😊 Was very knowledgeable about Birmingham