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Belfast: Political Conflict 3-Hour Walking Tour

1. Belfast: Political Conflict 3-Hour Walking Tour

Venture beyond the guide books and explore Belfast through the political conflict known as “The Troubles.” Walk the streets on both sides of the Peace Line with men and women who have served time in the prisons of Northern Ireland for standing up for their beliefs. Hear stories from both the Republican and Loyalist communities about the effects of the conflict, and get explanations about the political murals that tell the history and culture of the area from a unique perspective. Start by meeting a Republican ex-political prisoner for a guided walk along the infamous Falls Road. See visible signs of the community's desire to be part of an Irish Republic. Then, pass through the electronically-controlled gates to the predominately Protestant area of the Shankill Road, where you will meet a Loyalist ex-political prisoner to investigate the determination of the locals who wish to remain part of the United Kingdom. For more than 30 years “The Troubles” have had a powerful impact on the city and its residents. Very few people were unaffected by the violence, and everyone has a tale to tell. Investigate the real stories beyond the history books with first-hand accounts from those intimately involved. Explore the world’s largest, outdoor art gallery as you examine the many murals, and get the opportunity to sign the Peace Wall and leave your thoughts alongside those of Bill Clinton and the Dalai Lama.

Belfast Taxi Mural Tour

2. Belfast Taxi Mural Tour

Belfast is a city best explored with those who have lived through its ups and downs and can share with you its wonderful secrets. An excellent and informative guide will take you deep into the underbelly of the streets of Belfast with an exciting ride in a taxi.  The tour begins at the corner of Falls and Shankill Road, where you start in the epicenter of the conflict between the Roman Catholic population and its Protestant brethren. Drive past the "Peaceline wall" which divides the two sides of the communities, as your guide painstakingly points out the meanings of the murals and art that you'll see painted onto the side of these walls. Belfast may be known for its troubles, but your guide is here to share with you all the things that make this city something truly unique - its people and its history! The tour will cater exactly to your needs and answer any questions you have about the place, whether its about the conflicts, or just a great restaurant to try out! Guides are real taxi drivers, so trust them, they know about this city!

Political Wall Murals and Peacewall

3. Political Wall Murals and Peacewall

With this tour package, you will be given a personal tour from your guide about what life was like as a teenager living in Belfast during its troubled past. Hear how the city has turned a corner and is now looking towards a brighter future. Along the way there will be plenty of opportunities for taking photos and a chance to sign your name on the world famous peacewall, that has divided the city's communities for over 45 years. See the raw side of Belfast city on this tour. Your guide will take you to all the most important areas in Belfast.

Belfast: Political Murals, Street Art, and Peace Gate

4. Belfast: Political Murals, Street Art, and Peace Gate

On this 2-hour walk, you will discover some of the modern street art, by international street artists, for which Belfast is now becoming known. After meeting your guide, head into the west of the city to view some of the more controversial political murals. Hear how Northern Ireland is working with locals to create peace. You will also see a project called re-imaging, which aims to put street art or murals up that the local communities want to share with all that pass by.

Belfast: Black Taxi, Crumlin Road Jail Tour

5. Belfast: Black Taxi, Crumlin Road Jail Tour

Sit back and relax in the comfort of a black taxi and learn about the history and contemporary character of the city of Belfast. Join an expert guide who will take you around West Belfast where you can learn the stories behind Belfast’s famous wall murals. Get the full picture of the tumultuous history of the city, and discover the story behind the famous Peace Wall which separates different communities and traditions. After the tour, you will be escorted to the Crumlin Road Prison. Discover the history of this famous jail on a self-guided tour. Afterward, you will enjoy a meal and a drink at a popular local eatery.

Belfast: Music, Street Art, and Pubs Walking Tour

6. Belfast: Music, Street Art, and Pubs Walking Tour

Enjoy the perfect introduction to the city of Belfast on this part street art tour, part bar crawl. Learn about the city's troubled history, find the best places for a pint, and get your bearings of the city center. Meet your local guide in St. Annes Square and see the square's best restaurants, sculptures, and live music venues. Continue your stroll around the city center, following a route designed to show you street art painted by the international artists who descend on Belfast every year. Next, explore the birthplace of a new generation of musicians. As you wander through the city's narrow alleyways, hear how the history of music, from its traditional beginning to its rock and roll, punk, and modern genres, influenced change in Northern Ireland. Throughout your tour, pass by the city's most iconic pubs, including The Crown Liquor Saloon, Robinsons, and The Duke of York. Find out what goes on inside each of them and the best places to enjoy some live music with your drink.

Belfast: More Than The Troubles Walking Tour

7. Belfast: More Than The Troubles Walking Tour

The tour starts after you meet at the front gates of Belfast's City Hall. Your guide will help you understand how the city developed from a small settlement to the Northern Powerhouse in Ireland. You'll hear about the major industries based in Belfast and how they played a part in the partition of Ireland. After you get your bearings at the city hall you'll visit the Titanic Memorial and the war memorial plus the main sites associated with the Linen industry and the Victorian period. You'll discover the major figures from Belfast and find out how religions impacted Ireland and Ulster in particular. You then move to some of the oldest parts of town including the Cathedral Quarter and High Street areas. Your guide will point out some amazing street art along the way and tell you the stories behind some of the stand-out pieces. You'll hear about famous people, times and places and you'll discover how the legacy of the troubles has changed the landscape of the area. You then visit the Laganside (waterfront) area and learn how the city has changed in recent years and how the Titanic disaster has been turned into a success that has stimulated tourism and business in Belfast. Your guide will tell funny and some moving stories that will help you understand how Belfast's people survived the Troubles conflict and how they still live in a place that has hidden political and social divisions. Your tour will end back at the gates of the City Hall.

Belfast: Conflicting Stories Political Taxi Tour

8. Belfast: Conflicting Stories Political Taxi Tour

Venture beyond the guide books and explore Belfast through the political conflict known as “The Troubles.” Walk the streets on both sides of the Peace Line with people who have spent time in prison for their beliefs. Hear stories from both the Republican and Loyalist communities about the effects of the conflict, and get explanations about the political murals. Hear about the history and culture of the era from two unique perspectives. Start by meeting a Republican ex-political prisoner for a drive along the infamous Falls Road. See visible signs of the community's desire to be part of an Irish Republic. Pass through the electronically-controlled gates to the largely Protestant area of the Shankill Road, where you will meet a Loyalist ex-political prisoner/local British soldier to get the Loyalist perspective. Investigate the real stories of The Troubles beyond the history books with first-hand accounts from those intimately involved. Sign the Peace Wall and leave your thoughts alongside those of Bill Clinton and the Dalai Lama.

Belfast: 1.5-Hour Private City Murals Tour

9. Belfast: 1.5-Hour Private City Murals Tour

Take a tour through the biggest open art gallery in Europe and see the story of Belfast unfold along the walls. Explore major historical sites on this 1.5-hour Black Taxi Cab tour and understand "The Troubles" with a local guide who experienced them. Make your way along the Loyalist Shankill Road, the Republican Falls Road, and finally, to the peace walls that separate them. Stop along the way to capture photos of these incredible murals while your guide explains the history and conflict they represent. Finish your private tour at a souvenir shop, and feel free to ask your guide any questions about the communities and history in the area.

Best of Belfast Walking Tour

10. Best of Belfast Walking Tour

Embark on a journey through Belfast's history and a celebration of its resilience. Everyone knows about the Titanic and the Troubles, and you will of course hear about these on the tour, but there is so much more to discover. Visit historic buildings such as St. Anne’s Cathedral, the Customs House, Exchange Rooms, and Kelly’s Cellars where will hear stories of some of the most intriguing people who called Belfast their home over the centuries. Explore the cultural hub of the Cathedral Quarter, stroll along the waterfront, and over to the iconic yellow cranes, Samson and Goliath, in the Harland and Wolff shipyard where the Titanic was built over 100 years ago. Stops also include landmarks such as the Salmon of Knowledge, the Beacon of Hope, and the Spirit of Belfast where you can marvel at the best public art in the city.

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What people are saying about Belfast

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 5 reviews

Paul was excellent with a great insider knowledge of Belfast. Lovely sense of humour and full of interesting facts and figures. Would absolutely go on a tour with Paul again. The weather helped of course (!) but the microphone and ear pieces were brilliant.

Brilliant taxi tour with two contrasting stories of how each side was affected by the troubles and still is today. Very informative and would definitely recommend hearing both sides no matter what you already believe or know.

We had a fabulous experience. Our guide, Hugh, was very knowledgeable. We had two children under the age of twelve that he managed to keep engaged throughout. Highly recommend.

Brilliant tour guide, extremely knowledgable and answered all questions we had. Would recommend to anyone visiting Belfast to experience.

Outstanding tour. Thoughtful and intelligent. Be prepared for a lot of walking and bring rain gear.