Discover the "garden suburb" of Bournville, where the Cadbury family built not just their chocolate factory but a healthy and pleasant place for their workers to live. With the atmosphere of a typical English village, Bournville has its own unique charm. On this tour, we will explore this very distinctive and unexpected part of the city.
Ian is a professionally qualified guide with over 15 years' experience guiding in English and German. He loves to share information about places through stories rather than lists of facts. On Ian's tours you will find out not just about the places, but about the people, events and secrets behind them. He's never happier than when he's bringing places to life for guests' enjoyment, and looks forward to giving you a warm British welcome wherever in the world you are from.
Ian has been guiding since Feb 2002
Get ready for something special. We're travelling to Birmingham with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing guide.
The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Birmingham. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!
While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.
We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.
Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.
Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.
For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.
20 March 2021
Always a joy!
16 March 2021
brill tour. thank you
16 March 2021
Ian is a great guide- clearly cares about both the topic and the attendees
Jen Mc M.
15 March 2021
Thoroughly enjoyed walking down memory lane with this tour. I learnt so much more with Ian than when I lived there.
Essex Babs 🌞🇬🇧 U.
15 March 2021
Another excellent tour with Ian. He walked around Bournville telling us lots of interesting facts about the history of the Cadbury area. Thanks very mych
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