Private Birmingham Canal Kayak Tour | La Vacanza Travel

Private Birmingham Canal Kayak Tour

Duration: 2 hours
Destination: United Kingdom, England, Birmingham

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  • 2 hours
  • Birmingham
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable


Do you want to find something fun to do in Birmingham? How about a Private Kayak Tour for just you and those you invite? Read on for more information about this incredible way to visit Birmingham.

See Birmingham’s canals as they were intended with a kayak tour through the heart of the city. This private Kayak Tour takes you into the heart of Britain’s canal system, starting along the route of James Brindley’s first canal into Birmingham that resulted in the industrial revolution booming! You’ll discover Birmingham’s hidden heritage and have plenty of opportunities to see its landmarks from a different angle. Birmingham certainly has more canals than Venice, but ours are quieter! Even though we’ll be heading towards the International Convention Centre, The Cube, The Mailbox and the heart of Britain’s canal system, Gas Street Basin, we’ll still be able find quieter areas along our blue highway.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: National SEA LIFE Centre Birmingham, Brindleyplace, The Water's Edge, Birmingham B1 2HL England

We'll pass by the Sea Life Centre, they won't let us paddle in their shark tank but we do talk about about aquatic life on the tours.

Pass By: LEGOLAND Discovery Centre & LEGO Store Birmingham, LEGOLAND Discovery Centre, Arena, King Edwards Rd, Birmingham B1 2AA, UK

We'll paddle past the big Giraffe made of Lego that marks the Legoland Discovery centre, we used to be part of their displays.

Pass By: Gas Street Basin Gas Street, Birmingham B1 2JT England

All roads lead to Rome but all canals lead to Gas Street Basin, the heart of the UK canal network. Here we'll learn about a legal battle over water and how the government got involved.

Pass By: The Cube, 196 Wharfside Street, Birmingham B1 1RN England

Looking up at the Cube from a unique perspective, you'll learn about how a goose stopped construction and how its heated by canal water.

Pass By: Roundhouse Birmingham, 1 Sheepcote Street, Birmingham B16 8AE England

Our start and finish point, the Roundhouse was built in 1874 as stables and stores and is now home to our kayak stores.

  • Use of kayaking equipment
  • Safety Equipment

  • You'll need to bring some clothes to get damp in - and a change just in case
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point

Roundhouse Birmingham, 1 Sheepcote St, Birmingham B16 8AE, UK

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


2 hours

User's Reviews


04 Sep, 2023

We all know Birmingham has LOTS of canals but until you actually take a tour, of even a small part of the waterways, you cannot imagine the rich history associated with the city's past. The tour was relaxing, informative and a real eye-opener. I'm planning to do it again next year with even more friends.


03 Sep, 2023

Fantastic experience kayaking through some of the city canal network. Would like to have gone further into the city itself but it was a great tour and Lilly was the perfect leader.


19 Aug, 2023

Very informative of the industrial history of the area, the guides were very knowledgeable. You get to see a great mix of the old and new birmingham. The trip is well organised, a thorough briefing is given at the start and waterproof clothing offered if needed. Don't miss it, the whole area just oozes history.


07 Aug, 2023

A great team bonding activity. Well organised, easy to book, helpful staff, simple check in and Keith, our guide, was terrific! Highly recommended.


06 Aug, 2023

Brilliant guided tour, completely suitable for a complete beginner and the guide/instructor put everyone at ease. Lots of interesting background to the history of the canals and the birmingham area. We will definitely be booking one of the other tours!

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Fantastic kayak experience


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