Birmingham Tours, Dunlewey House
134 Greenfield Road
Tel : +44 0121 427 2555/078051 15998
BIG BRUM OPEN TOP BUZ SIGHTSEEING TOUR
Chocolate, custard, cars, buttons, whistles and bangles to the best in the world for science, medicine, education 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 East side 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 bus runs ONLY every Saturday and Sunday as a hop on, hop off tour by request from the 28th April 2012 until 9th September 2012 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
Ticket prices: £12 per adult, concession £10, £8 students, £5 children (5 to 15 years), £20 family ticket (2 adults and up to 3 children), £8 Brummie (proof of address or accent will be required!)
Tickets can be purchased on the bus, in person at the Central Library reception, online or by phone through Oxboffice on 0845 6801926. For further information call Sue at Birmingham Tours on 0121 427 2555/078051 15998 or email email@example.com
Birmingham Tours Jewellery Quarter Walk – Diamonds are forever!
A unique guided tour around the Jewellery Quarter learning about its colourful past and present day glory. Visit St. Paul’s Square, the last remaining Georgian Square in Birmingham and the `jewellers’ church where Matthew Boulton, pioneer of the Industrial Revolution worshipped. Discover the architecture of the buildings around the square particularly those converted into workshops called `shopping’ where jewellery of all sorts has been manufactured over the centuries. Find the `Golden Triangle’ and marvel at the Chamberlain Memorial Clock, Key Hill cemetery – where many of Birmingham’s illustrious citizens are buried, Warstone Lane cemetery – site of the glacial War Stone and the Druids grave, the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter, the Pen Museum, the Assay Office to name but a few of the fascinating sites on this hidden gem of a walk!
Dates: first Sunday of the month from May to September 2012 - 6th May, 3rd June, 1st July, 5th August, 2nd September 2012
Start time: 11am
Meeting point: main entrance of St Paul’s Church, St Paul’s Square, B3 1QZ
Ticket price: £8 per person
Tickets can be purchased in person through the Central Library reception or online by phone through Oxboffice on 0845 6801926. For further information call Sue at Birmingham Tours on 0121 427 2555/078051 15998 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For the Big Brum Open Top Buz Sightseeing Tour - park at Livery Street, Snow Hill Station car park and walk to the end of Colmore Row for Victoria Square
By Public Transport
For the Big Brum Open Top Buz Sightseeing Tour - alight at the bus stops on Colmore Row next to St Philip's Cathedral and walk to the end of Colmore Row for Victoria Square
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