By bus

Hop on a bus and see Birmingham the easy way. There are experienced guides and frequent trips to make sure you pack in as much as you can.

Birmingham Tours

The Big Brum Open Top Buz Sightseeing Tour runs every Saturday and Sunday from the end of April until the end of September 2017.

Jump on board at the corner of Colmore Row or Waterloo Street (next to the Council House in Victoria Square) at 10.30am, 12.30pm and 2.30pm and use the bus as as a hop-on, hop-off service, by request.

You can buy a ticket on the bus. For further information call Birmingham Tours on 0121 427 2555/ 078051 15998 or email


Birmingham Tours Event Guide 2017


 Sue Behan

Sue Behan is a Heart of England Blue Badge guide providing driving and walking tours of Birmingham under the company name Birmingham Tours Ltd.

Having studied Birmingham in more depth at Birmingham University and as a Brummie, Sue is very proud to show off and promote the city to local and overseas visitors.

Sue also owns and runs the Big Brum Open Top Bus sightseeing tour on a seasonal fixed date basis and for private hire all the year round.

The bus is operated as a not for profit organisation aiming to work with schools and communities to promote pride, unity and identity in the city.

For more information contact Sue on 078051 15998 or visit here


Mary Moore

Mary Moore is a professional Blue Badge Tourist Guide offering coach tours of Birmingham and the Jewellery Quarter.

Mary can help you to get the most out of your visit to the City by joining you on your coach where you can learn about Birmingham’s historical past and hear about the people who made Birmingham the “Greatest Manufacturing City in the World”.

During your coach tour of the City she can show you the Jewellery Quarter, the Cadbury's Bournville Estate, Edgbaston and Birmingham University, the Bull Ring. Or you may prefer a separate tour where you can visit areas in the city linked to JRR Tolkien.

Mary also conducts Guided Tours of Stratford upon Avon, Warwick, The Cotswolds, Oxford and the Black Country. She looks after Conference Delegates and Partners. Offers Relocation advice to Company’s. Familiarisation tours to Journalist and Media visitors.

Living close to Birmingham Airport, Mary can offer a Check-in and Meet & Greet and Hotel transfer service.

For more information please contact Mary Moore on 0121 705 1364 or 07960 459740.


Roger Bailey

Heart of England Blue Badge Tourist Guide Roger Bailey offers guided coach tours of the region.  

He offers a variety of coach tours of Birmingham and the surrounding area. Follow the trail of its musical heritage, with over 100 artists and groups originating from here. Discover the links to Tolkien and find out where he grew up and what influenced him. Visit Bournville village, home of Cadbury’s, followed by the Jewellery Quarter, with its Jewellery Quarter Discovery Centre and Pen Museum. 

Also visit Coventry, Stratford upon Avon, The Black Country, The Cotswolds, Oxford and much more in the Heart of England. Roger also offers conference support, meet & greet, employee familiarisation and transfers from airports and hotels. He is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. He gained the 2012 Venues endorsement in 2007, being the first regional tourist guide to do so.

For more information contact Roger on 024 7669 1212 or visit here


Guiding You Ltd

Groups and individuals can join award winning Blue Badge Guides on the fascinating ‘Secrets of the Squares tour’ in the world famous ‘Jewellery Quarter’. Why not book one of their high quality Coach or Executive Driver Guided tours to see the intriguing ‘Tolkien Trail’, ‘Matthew Bolton’s industrial heritage’, the historic ‘Gun Quarter’, Birmingham’s ‘historic Parks and Gardens’, ‘Bournville with Cadbury’s Chocolate factory visit’ or have your own personal and exclusive guide introduce you to the amazing art in the ‘Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery’ or the ‘Barber Institute’. They also specialise in cultural and retail excursions both in and out of the city including Bride and Groom ‘Jewellery Quarter’ visits. 

Also providing visits to central England and beyond, travel by 5 seat, executive, Driver Guided vehicle, or by coach. These include Birmingham, the Black Country, the Potteries, Shakespeare Country, the Cotswolds, Oxford, Coventry, Ironbridge, Malvern and the Welsh Marches, The Black and White Villages, the Spring Blossom Trail, King Arthur’s Shropshire, Nottingham and Sherwood, Royal Windsor, The London Olympic Park and a range of other locations across the country. 

They offer itinerary planning, ground handling, hotel/airport transfers and meet and greet services for families, social groups and corporate organisations. Their award winning customer service and specialist knowledge will show you the very best of Birmingham’s regional culture, heritage and retail experiences. 

To book a tour or for further information visit


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