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PLAN A TOUR
When tour groups get down to Birmingham, they get down to the business of exploring the city s personality. Among the themed tours are trips to sample the city s locally produced snacks, real Southern dining and the influence of immigrants on the city s cuisine. Other tours explore the diversity of Birmingham s ethnic communities, reflected in the architecture and cultural events throughout the city. Plan a tour to visit the Eternal Word Television Network, founded by Mother Mary Angelica. Take in the historic sites from Birmingham s tumultuous role in America s Civil Rights Movement. Hear interesting tales from the city s rowdy pioneer days. Visit the factory where the popular Mercedes-Benz M-Class is manufactured. Sample the art, outdoors, dining, sports and entertainment that bring tour groups back to Birmingham time and again.
(Sample itineraries include more locations than a full day of touring will accommodate. Let us help you customize your tour from these suggested destinations. Reservations are required and appreciated.)
GRITS, GREENS AND GREEKS: THE SOUTHERN FOODS TOUR SPEND A DAY SAMPLING THE FLAVORS OF BIRMINGHAM.
Wake up the day with breakfast at Niki s West, a Birmingham institution that serves up a heaping helping of Southern favorites: country ham, cheese grits, cathead biscuits with sawmill gravy and eggs any way you like em.
Walk off some of that fine meal at the Pepper Place Saturday Market. This seasonal spread of Southern foods is a delight to wander through. Farmers stalls are filled with peaches, peppers and tomatoes. Local chefs demonstrate their skills at outdoor kitchens. Live Southern music and the smell of fresh-cut flowers fill the air. Open Saturdays, 7 am - noon. Season begins in April and runs through December.
Begun in 1923, Golden Flake Foods is now among the largest snack food companies in the country. This popular tour takes visitors from the potato bin to the final packaging of a dozen different potato chips, corn curls and fried pork skins (loved in the South with a little hot sauce sprinkled on). And everyone gets to sample along the way.