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Belfast: Political Taxi Tour

1. Belfast: Political Taxi Tour

Meet your guide, a working Belfast cab driver, and hear about their personal involvement in The Troubles. Enjoy a welcome to Belfast while learning about how they are now dedicated to delivering an unbiased account of this dark period. Encounter locations like the Falls Road and Shankill Road, two communities still separated by the looming Peace Walls. You will see many telling political murals, and share in stories from those who lived through the conflict. Enjoy an experience with a maximum of 5 participants, though groups can be as small as 1-3. Notable people who have undertaken this same Black Cab Tour in the past include Anthony Bourdain, Vince Vaughn, and George Negus, to name but a few. Experience unique insights from the past and present. Your guide will be happy to answer any questions about the city's troubled history, its changes, and its future, or give recommendations for food and entertainment.

Political Wall Murals and Peacewall

2. 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: Private Black Taxi Cab Murals Tour

3. Belfast: Private Black Taxi Cab Murals Tour

Immerse yourself in Belfast's troubled political history through its murals on a guided black taxi tour. Listen to challenging narratives and personal recollections from your accredited guide as you journey through the most important locations in the city's past, including the Falls and Shankill Roads. After getting picked up from your hotel, head to your first stop, the world-famous Crown Liquor Saloon, a designated National Trust property. Travel by black taxi to the Falls Road, where you can see the Welcome Wall which will set the scene for the rest of your tour. Visit the International Wall which marks entry into Republican West Belfast. As you drive around this area, listen to remarkable stories from your guide. Your next stop is the Hunger Strike Mural featuring Bobby Sands. Hop back into the taxi to travel to Bombay Street's Clonard Martyrs Memorial Garden. Continue your tour by entering Loyalist Belfast, starting by signing your name on the Peace Wall before driving along the Shankill Road. Here, see many memorial murals of UVF and UFF Volunteers and learn about the Battle of the Boyne as explained through the William of Orange mural. Finish your tour with a visit to some of the city's lesser-known murals before getting dropped off back at your hotel.

Belfast: Conflicting Stories Political Taxi Tour

4. 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

5. 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.

Belfast: Famous Murals Private Tour

6. Belfast: Famous Murals Private Tour

Learn all about the most recent conflict in Irish history during this unique tour. Meet your private tour guide and get a deep understanding of The Troubles of Northern Ireland. Start the tour in West Belfast and visit the well-known areas of Falls Road and Shankill Road. Stop at many of the famous murals that adorn this part of the city. Listen to the stories behind each mural while you take amazing photographs. Discover both sides of the political and religious divide. Receive an honest and first-hand account of the conflict, the turmoil, the community spirit, the protests, the prison breaks, the peace process and the reconciliation. This tour has been designed for All, regardless of your knowledge of Irelands history, with an easy to understand format, aided with photos and other tools, our customers will leave witha much better understanding of our city, its past, but more importantly...its future

Belfast: Giants Causeway and North Coast Small Group Tour

7. Belfast: Giants Causeway and North Coast Small Group Tour

Excite and challenge your senses with a feast of beauty, sights and smells that have to be experienced first hand. After getting picked up from your hotel in Belfast, begin your journey along the beautiful North Coast. Take in the breathtaking beauty and scenery this leisurely drive has to over as you stop at fishing villages and pass through glens and valleys. Listen to your guide as they recount myths and legends along the way, from the arrival of Scottish clans to the battles of Giants and why wolves or snakes have no place in Northern Irish landscapes. At your first stop, experience the beauty of the famous Dark Hedges which formed the backdrop of that iconic Game of Thrones scene. Later, walk in the footsteps of giants on the Causeway, or if you dare, cross the famous Carrick-a-Rede Rope bridge. This tour has something for everyone, young and old alike, using drone technology you can also see the coastline from a birds-eye view, making the tour perfect for those with mobility issues who still want to see the sights. Get dropped off back at your hotel in Belfast at the end of the day.

Belfast: Full-Day Giant's Causeway & Antrim Private Tour

8. Belfast: Full-Day Giant's Causeway & Antrim Private Tour

Start your tour from the center of Belfast and head to the north coast through Antrim. Visit the only UNESCO World Heritage site in Northern Ireland, the famous Giant’s Causeway, made up of 40,000 interlocking basalt columns. Head to Old Bushmills Distillery to discover Belfast's long tradition with distillation. Visit Dunluce Castle, one of the most dramatic ruins in the world, for a photo-stop. Move on to Dunseverick Castle, destroyed by General Robert Munro in 1642 and his Cromwellian troops in 1650. As you head over the Knocksoghey Brae, be greeted by spectacular views on Ballintoy Harbor. This stunning seaside location has been used for exterior Pyke shots and as the Iron Islands. Move on to Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, near the charming village of Ballintoy. Choose to cross the bridge to support the National Trust, enjoy a coastal walk, or visit the charming tea-rooms on the site. Finally, make your way back to Belfast along the Antrim Coast Road to see fine views of Rathlin Island, and on a clear day, see the Scottish coast 13 miles away.

Belfast Like a Local: Customized Private Tour

9. Belfast Like a Local: Customized Private Tour

On this customized tour of Belfast, you’ll skip the mundane historical tours and discover the city through a local’s eyes. Experience a tour that will transform the way you travel to make it as much about the people you meet, as the places you see. The local guides (Lokafyers) are passionate about their city and eager to share their knowledge and perspective. Since Lokafyers are not professional guides and tour occasionally, they provide an experience that’s authentic and personal, like a friend showing you around their city. Meet where you're staying to get familiar with the neighborhood, find out about the best places to eat, the easiest ways to get around, and the hidden gems you might have missed. By the end of the tour, you'll feel comfortable navigating the city and confident you have all the information you need to make the most of your stay. Through conversations with your Lokafyer, you’ll learn about cultural differences, local events, and what it’s like to be a true local. The more notice you provide, the better, as these tours are organized on demand and are completely personalized. With this experience, you won’t just be passing through the city, you’ll be part of it.

Belfast: Causeway and Antrim Coast Private Tour

10. Belfast: Causeway and Antrim Coast Private Tour

Travel along the Causeway Coastal Route, one of the world’s 5 most spectacular drives, and discover some of Ireland’s most exciting spots. Start your day with a stop at beautiful Ballycastle before travelling on to Giant’s Causeway. Spend some time climbing over ancient stones and untamed landscapes. And when you have explored enough, take a well-deserved break at one of the local cafes to enjoy a delicious lunch. After your meal, visit the ancient ruins of Dunluce Castle for a photo opportunity. Visit Bushmills, the world’s oldest licensed whiskey distillery, and browse the extensive gift shop, or make a quick visit to the bar to have a taste of the famous drink. Your next stop will be Carrick-a-rede Ropebridge. Take a trip across the bridge if you're brave enough, or take an exhilarating walk to enjoy the stunning views if you prefer to keep your feet firmly on land. Finalize your adventure with a relaxing drive to Belfast through the 9 Glens of Antrim.

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What people are saying about Belfast

Absolutely brilliant trip around the Troubles area of Belfast. Our tour guide was so insightful and told us stories in an unbiased way. So glad we chose to do this trip. Would highly recommend

Our guide, Mark was very informative and interesting. He was happy to show us some places that we asked about and had great local knowledge.

Our guide Jimmy was interesting and informative. He showed a passion for the subject but maintained a sense of humor.

Fantastic guide. Gave us personal anecdotes which brought our experience alive. Sometimes funny sometimes emotional!

Engaging conversation and history of Belfasts political and secular “Troubles”.