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Birmingham Back to Backs
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US$13,38*
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Sightseeing Birmingham open top bus tour
Ranked #1 of 318 things to do in Birmingham
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Spent a very enjoyable Easter Monday afternoon with the kids (11 and 13) who were reluctant at first but really got into it. Our guide Jeff was very friendly, knowledgeable and patient with all the questions that were fired at him. I come from nearby but only recently learnt about the back-to-backs and am really glad we found them as well as grateful that someone had the foresight to save and preserve this fascinating depiction of how people lived.

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Jeff Williams was our guide, we were with our friends from USA . Jeff was humorous efficient friendly and very informative. We had a good tour and plenty of useful information of how people lived many years ago.

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

A brilliant way to experience the living conditions of previous generations. The essential guides are a must. GO GO GO

Thank WFRE636
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

Tour was very informative, gave good insight on how people lived through the ages.
Tour guides were brilliant and information was excellent.
Glad national trust saved the buildings.

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Reviewed 1 April 2018

4 of us. Thoroughly enjoyed the tour, very informative, funny, thought provoking.
Brought back lots of memories of Mum and Nan's houses, and a not too distant completely different way of living. Not a 'conventional' National Trust visit. Much more fun, engaging, and real. No stuffy curtains, oil paintings or sculptures here. Real Birmingham life as it used to be going back 100 years +, all shown and narrated by the gem of a volunteer guide that is Joyce. She only guides once a week, so would recommend calling before booking if you have flexibility about your visit and book on with Joyce. She is funny, knowledgeable, slightly irreverent ( in a good way) grew up nearby, friendly, engaging, charming, and we learned so much more than we probably would have about life through the years locally if she had not made us all feel like we had known her for years. Who knows, this may be a tad unfair, there may be other diamonds within the group of guides at the B2Bs. I do hope so, what a winning formula What ALL guides should be like. There were 3 children in the group too and she had them enthralled too. Go!!

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