These are just a few of the tours available
Coach Tours Around the City of Birmingham, Including the Jewellery Quarter, with an Experienced Tourist Guide
Birmingham Old and New
On the panoramic tour of the city you will hear about the people and the events that made Birmingham “The Greatest Manufacturing City in the World”. You will see where JRR Tolkien lived. The Oratory Church and home of Blessed Cardinal Newman which Pope Benedict XV1 visited in 2010. Pass through Birmingham University. Visit Bournville, the village developed by the Cadbury family for their workforce with perhaps a stop at Cadbury World. You will see the Bullring Shopping Centre, St Martin's church, and the Iconic Selfridge building. We will pass by the Anglican Cathedral dedicated to St Phillip which has four magnificent stained glass windows by Birmingham’s own Pre-Raphaelite Artist, Sir Edward Burne Jones and see St Chad’s Catholic Cathedral which was the first Catholic Cathedral to be built in England since the Reformation.
During our tour we will drive through the unique Jewellery Quarter, passing the Assay Office which is the busiest in the world. You will see St Paul’s church which is located in our only surviving Georgian Square. View “The Golden Triangle” where the jewellery shops are located and hear about the "pen trade" and a host of other trades carried out in the area.
On this tour you will see how Birmingham has developed from a Medieval Market Town, to the "Modern, Vibrant, Regenerated" city that we are today.
Tours on foot:
From Medieval to Modern Brum
Walk a time-line with me from Medieval St Martin's church in the Bull Ring to the Modern 2012 Brindley Place, passing through the new Bull Ring Shopping Centre, walk along the 16th century New Street, pause in the Victorian Squares and finish at the International Convention Centre. You might be ready for a canal boat trip by this time or lunch at one of the many bars and restaurants in the area.
What did the Victorians do for us?
See the fabulous Victorian Architecture whilst hearing about the people and events which transformed Birmingham from a Medieval Marketplace to the "City of 1000 Trades".
A Canal Trail starting at the Gas Street Basin and ending in the Jewellery Quarter or vice versus.
Walk the canal network and hear about the engineers who brought the canals to Birmingham in the Industrial Revolution and hear about the lives of the people who worked on the boats. Did you know we have more miles of canal than Venice?
Here for the day? Why not visit the unique Jewellery Quarter?
Start the day with a panoramic tour of the City. Combine a walk around the historic Jewellery Quarter with a visit to the Catacombs in Warstone Lane Cemetery. You could visit the museums and art galleries, and still have time for shopping and lunch. Feeling energetic? You could walk along the canal to the International Convention Centre and take a boat trip to round the day off nicely.
All tours and walks are interchangeable and all tours can be arranged to suit your group’s needs. Please contact me to discuss your requirements.
I also offer walking tours and coach tours in Stratford upon Avon and Warwick as well as Oxford and the Cotswolds. If you are visiting the Black Country, why not combine a visit to the Ironbridge Gorge with a visit to The Black Country Museum or a ride on The Severn Valley Railway? The list is endless.
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