In Birmingham, tourists can indulge in varied guided tours, including Walking Tours, Canal Tours and others, based upon their preferences.
The Walking Tour begins from the central part of the city and enables tourists to explore the International Convention Centre (ICC) and the Symphony Hall on the top of Broad Street, along with the Bullring shopping complex. Apt for providing an insight into the culture of the city, this tour also covers Central Library, Chamberlain Square, and Repertory Theatre in Centenary Square, the Town Hall and New Street.
Canal Tours permit tourists to take a cruise along the canals dating back to the 18th century. These are available from Old Main Line Canal, Tame Valley Canal, New Main line Canal, Worcester and Birmingham Canals, and Fazaley and Grand Union Canals. Passing through the Gas Street Basin, tourists can catch a glimpse of Brindleyplace, National Sea Life Centre and Sherborne Wharf.
Nature Tours are another favourite, which enables tourists to visit National Sea Life Centre and Birmingham Nature Centre in the city, and Lickey Hills Country Park outside it. During this tour, tourists can also explore Sutton Park, Woodgate Valley Country Park and Birmingham Botanical Gardens & Glasshouses that are home to various flora and fauna.
Another option available is the Heritage Tours, which allows visitors to explore various museums and galleries in the city and get an insight about its culture and history. As a part of this tour, the Barber Institute of Fine Arts, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery and Thinktank are visited.
The Cadbury Tour that involves a tour of the company's factory at Bournville is also quite popular. In addition to these common tours, tourists can also indulge in shopping tours, religious and nightlife tours.
Popular excursions from the city enable tourists to travel to London via Virgin Trains, or Chiltern Railways. Apart from opting for public transportation, tourists can also drive to reach Leeds, Manchester, Scotland and North Wales from Birmingham.
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