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Tickets now selling for the Tolkien Hobbit Bus Tour on 11th May and the Birmingham World War 1 History bus on 10th August 2014.

Birmingham Tours set up in 2001 by Heart of England Blue Badge Guide Sue Behan, specialises in providing friendly professional guides for driving and walking tours of Birmingham to make your stay in the city an enjoyable unique experience. We offer private themed coach/bus tours and walks for groups all the year round and the Big Brum Open Top Buz Sightseeing Tour on a seasonal basis.

The bus is available for private hire at any time throughout the year. As a not for profit organisation we aim to promote and unite the people of Birmingham.

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Big Brum Open Top Buz Sightseeing Tour - chocolate, custard, cars, whistles and bangles to the best in the world for science, medicine, education, culture, sport and art - Birmingham has it all!

A live guided exciting adventure through the UK’s second city – the Brummagem tour explores the commercial centre and highlights the global city with a local heart. 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 leafy Edgbaston – home of Birmingham University and the international cricket ground we link up with the Tolkien trail and the world famous Cardinal Newman Oratory. Finally, entering the city through the Eastside extravaganza 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.

In 2014 the bus as a hop on hop off tour by request will be running on a fixed date basis from 26th April to 28th September every weekend at 10.30, 12.30 and 2.30 from Victoria Square, except for the first Sunday of the month from May to October when we become the Museum Heritage Bus linking the community museums of Birmingham City Council.

The tour with a live guide lasts approximately one hour twenty minutes depending on traffic and is the very best way to explore the city.

Tickets for the Big Brum Open Top Buz Sightseeing tour can be purchased on the bus or booked in advance in person at the Birmingham Central Library Reception or online by clicking here or ring the Oxboffice booking line on 0845 6801926.

Check out the bus tours page for further information on ticket prices.

To download the 2014 flyer click here.

For further details ring 0121 427 2555/078051 15998, check out www.birmingham-tours.co.uk or email Sue at enquiries@birmingham-tours.co.uk.

Exciting news - we have just had a new promotional video produced of the Big Brum Buz tour - check it out here

Big Brum Open Top Buz

The Big Brum Open Top Buz is available all the year round for themed guided tours - check out our Bus Tours or the Days Out in Birmingham page.The Big Brum Open Top Buz is also available for private hire for any event all the year round. So how can you use the bus - for a birthday party, anniversary party, team celebration, wedding, as a stage, for a prom, for a promotional event - for anything you can think of!

Bus Tours

For the Big Brum Buz sightseeing experience, fixed date and ideas for private bus tours check out our Days Out in Birmingham or the Bus Tours page. Welcome to Birmingham Bus Tour - the only way to see Birmingham, Birmingham Tours Tolkien/Hobbit Bus Tour, Birmingham Tours Ghost Bus Tour, Birmingham Tours Schools Education Bus Tour, Birmingham Tours Balti Bus Tour and many more. New for this year the Birmingham World War One History Bus Tour.


HOT OFF THE PRESS! At the start of the season of the Big Brum Buz we launched the Big Brum Open Top Buz Book which takes a unique look at Birmingham through the `eyes' of the bus. Sir Albert Bore leader of the Council, other councillors and friends joined us for a tour of the city and then a reception at the top of the Cube kindly sponsored by Mark Davies of Hotel Indigo and Marco Pierre White restaurant.

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If you would like to purchase the Big Brum Open Top Buz Book please follow the link to our Birmingham Tours Souvenirs page. The book is also available to purchase on the bus or at selected outlets.

This is the press release which was sent out to anyone and everyone!

To see press coverage of the event click on the links below.

Birmingham Post
Birmingham Mail
Sunday Mercury
Post People


Hatters Hostel filmed a promotional video of Birmingham on board the bus - check out the footage here.

Marketing Birmingham have produced an amazing new video to promote the city - check it out here

As members and supporters of Birmingham Heritage Forum if you would like to download their 2013 flyer click here.

Promotional offers please check out the Friends of the Big Brum Buz page by following the link.

Walking Tours

For ideas for private walks check out our Walking Tours page. Birmingham Tours Ghost Walk - ghosts, ghouls & spooks - a night on the town! Birmingham Tours Jewellery Quarter Walk - diamonds are forever, Gothic Pugin, the Big Brum Welcome to Birmingham Bonanza Walk - the perfect introduction to the city, Birmingham Tours More Canals than Venice Walk, Birmingham's Literary Heritage, Birmingham Tours Real Ale Walk, Art and Architecture, Catholics & Cathedrals, Murder, Mystery and Suspense, Heroes and Villains and many more.

Days out in Birmingham

Package tours can be arranged to suit your specific requirements. Start with the Big Brum Welcome to Birmingham Bonanza Walk or panoramic coach tour to get a snapshot of the city. Either tour can be used for any event and are totally flexible - combine them with whatever interests your group - you will find the answer in Birmingham. A walk along the canal with a trip on a narrow boat. A walk around the Bullring, time for shopping, visit the Back to Back Houses. Cadbury's World, the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter. Suggested itineraries for group organisers are available on our Days out in Birmingham page.

Client focused solutions that are tailored to your requirements. We can offer a very special event for any occasion. We cater for large or small groups. Themed walks, birthday parties, Easter or Christmas present, corporate entertainment, children's walks, school parties. If you have any particular language requirements please let us know as we cater for most of the major European and Scandinavian languages - check out www.europatranslations.com.

Birmingham Tours are members of the Institute of Tourist Guides the Heart of England Tourist Guide Association, Marketing Birmingham, Birmingham Chamber of Commerce, the Birmingham Civic Society, the Birmingham & District Local History Association and Birmingham Heritage Forum.

AND FINALLY a little bit about Birmingham - England's second city in the centre of the country with a unique industrial heritage, close to Shakespeare's Stratford upon Avon, Warwick Castle, The Cotswolds. Top attractions include Cadbury World - Birmingham's very own chocolate paradise, the Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery - home to one of the world's finest collections of pre-Raphaelite paintings, the National SEALIFE Centre, the Back to Back Houses, Thinktank – Birmingham’s Science Museum, the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter. Opened in 2003 Bull Ring offers the ultimate shopping experience with its flagship stores Selfridges and Debenhams.


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