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Belfast: Murals Taxi Tour

1. Belfast: Murals Taxi Tour

Immerse yourself in the history of the Troubles in Belfast on this taxi tour and see some of the city's most iconic murals. The murals depict the most important events and figures in Belfast's political history. Get picked up from your hotel and head to your first stop, Divis Tower. Learn about its importance during the Troubles and take some photos. Continue to the International Wall and learn about the wall's current murals. At your next stop, the Peace Wall, hear its history and write a message on the wall. Continue to West Belfast to see several political murals and hear their stories. Stop at Bombay Street to see where the Troubles started and visit the memorial garden. Learn about political segregation at Crumlin Road Gaol before continuing to Lower Shankill, Belfast's main Protestant area. Here, see the Shankill's most important murals and learn about their history before getting dropped off back at your hotel.

From Dublin: Giant's Causeway and Belfast City

2. From Dublin: Giant's Causeway and Belfast City

Depart Dublin and begin your journey northward through the beautiful countryside with plenty of comfort breaks. The vehicle seats no more than 17 passengers for maximum comfort. Once you cross the border into Northern Ireland, venture through the scenic glacier-carved landscape known as the Glens of Antrim. Have the opportunity to view beautiful mountains, rollings hills, and magnificent coastal views of Rathlin Island and the Shore’s of Scotland. One of nature's most breathtaking sights is the Giants Causeway, made up of 40,000 hexagonal basalt columns that were created by volcanic activity 60 million years ago. However, legend has it that the Giant’s Causeway was used by legendary Irishman, Finn McCool, during his journey to fight the Scottish giant, Benandonner, and steal the most beautiful girl in all of the highlands. After viewing this unique UNESCO World Heritage Site, have time to stop for lunch where you can savor some local cuisine.  While in Northern Ireland’s capital you will have two hours to enjoy one of two options: A) The legendary ocean liner RMS Titanic was built here in Belfast’s docklands, which used to be the leading manufacturer of ships in the world. In order to commemorate the loss of the notorious cruise liner, they have created the Titanic Experience. Opened on the 100th anniversary of the ship’s sinking, the exhibition brings to life the 40,000 workers who built the famed vessel and unveils unseen details of the Titanic’s tragic sinking on her maiden voyage in 1912. You will have the opportunity to experience original artifacts and virtual reality exhibits while exploring one of Belfast’s most famed attractions.  B) Belfast’s neighborhoods are painted with infamous political murals and the prominent peace walls that are remnants and reminders of the conflict known as the Troubles (1969-1998). You will have the option to take a Black Taxi Tour of these neighborhoods where you can discover the dark history that lies behind these painting. The Black Taxi Tour guides are leading experts on the Troubles and are the perfect tour for those wanting to learn more about Ireland’s history.  Return to Dublin at approximately 7:30 PM after an awe-inspiring day. Choose to be dropped off either in downtown Dublin or at the same accommodation that you were collected from.

From Dublin: 3-Day Discover Northern Ireland Tour

3. From Dublin: 3-Day Discover Northern Ireland Tour

Day 1 Departing Dublin at 09:00, you will travel north towards the border with Northern Ireland. From here, it will be a short journey into the city of Belfast famous for its industrial past and turbulent history. After a short tour of some of the key areas of the city, you will arrive in the newly redeveloped Titanic Quarter, where you will have time for lunch and perhaps a visit to the award-winning museum. Other options here include a visit to the SS Nomadic, the last surviving White Star Line steamship, HMS Caroline, the fascinating Titanic’s Dock and Pump-House or perhaps take a black cab tour of the city. Later in the afternoon, you will leave the city and travel into the countryside of County Down for a visit to the world-famous house and gardens at Mount Stewart before arriving in the seaside resort town of Bangor - your base for the next two nights. Day 2   Today, you will follow one of the world’s great driving routes – the Causeway Coastal route through the beautiful scenery of the Antrim Coast and Glens. The tour follows the coast road from Larne to the world-famous Giant's Causeway. Along the way, you will makes stops in attractive historic villages such as Glenarm and Ballycastle as well as scenic attractions such as the Cushendun Caves and the many viewpoints along this stunning coastline. In the afternoon, you will have a chance to explore the incredible rock formations at Giant’s Causeway. Several places along the route were used as filming location for the TV series "Game of Thrones" and the last stop of the day will be at the stunning Dark Hedges - make sure your camera still has some battery power left.  From here, you will return back to Bangor for another night. Day 3  After another day full of contrasts and fascinating visits, start with a trip along the Ards Peninsula – a great favorite with holiday makers from all over Northern Ireland. At Portaferry, take a boat across the mouth of Strangford Lough to visit Castle Ward with its 18th century mansion, extensive gardens and grounds, estate walks and for "Game of Thrones" enthusiasts, the location of Winterfell and other scenes. From here, it will be a short drive to Downpatrick, site of the burial place of St. Patrick, Ireland’s patron saint. You will have time for lunch here and perhaps a visit to Down Cathedral or St. Patrick's center. In the afternoon, the tour will continue along the coast with the brooding granite peaks of Mourne Mountains on one side and the Irish Sea on the other. After a detour into the heart of the mountains through an area of traditional farms with their fascinating field patterns and huge stone walls, you will reach the coast again on the shores of Carlingford Lough for the final stop of the day. From here, you will return back across the border and travel south to Dublin arriving around 19:00.

Ireland's North Atlantic Coast 5-Day Tour from Dublin

4. Ireland's North Atlantic Coast 5-Day Tour from Dublin

Enjoy a scenic tour of Eire and Northern Ireland’s Atlantic Coast on a 5-day package tour from Dublin. Stay in quaint bed and breakfast accommodation in Portrush, Donegal, and Westport along the way. Go to the edge of Europe at Achill Island, explore the new Titanic Quarter in Belfast to see where the ill-fated ocean liner was built, marvel at the dramatic geology of the Giant’s Causeway, and immerse yourself in Gaelic culture. Day 1: Depart Dublin at 09:00 and travel north towards the border with Northern Ireland. From here it is a short journey to Belfast, famous for its industrial past and turbulent history. After a short tour of some of the city’s key areas, arrive in the newly redeveloped Titanic Quarter, where you will have time for lunch and a visit to the award-winning museum. In the afternoon, experience the contrast between the busy city center and the scenery of the Antrim Coast and Glens. Follow part of the coast from Ballycastle to the world famous Giant's Causeway. Marvel at the stunning coastal scenery, before checking into your overnight accommodation in the holiday town of Portrush. Day 2: Go to the walled city of Derry, designated a UK City of Culture in 2013. Enjoy some free time to explore the old city center, and visit one of the many museums or galleries. Then cross the border to the Republic of Ireland, traveling into one of the most remote and unspoilt areas of the country. Explore County Donegal’s dramatic scenery and Gaelic culture. Pass through Glenveagh National Park and the Errigal Mountains, before following the coast through traditional fishing villages. Stop for nature walks along the way, and soak up the local culture before checking into your overnight accommodation in Donegal. Day 3: Travel south along the coast from Donegal to County Sligo, and see the grave of the famous poet W.B. Yeats. Gaze at the mountain scenery of Ben Bulben, before exploring Sligo Town at Carrowmore, site of the largest collection of megalithic tombs in Ireland. Continue west into County Mayo to discover an area hit hard by the great potato famine, leading many to emigrate to North America. Drive through large areas of farmland, bog, and open moor, enjoying panoramic views of the distant hills. Return to the Atlantic Coast and Achill Island on the edge of Europe. Savor the peace and quiet of the beautiful area, before driving to Westport for your next 2 nights accommodation. Day 4: Today’s itinerary is weather dependent, and your guide will advise the best things to see. Explore the beautiful house and grounds of Kylemore Abbey, or marvel at the wilderness of Connemara National Park. Go to Clifden to see where the first transatlantic flight landed. Other options include the scenic Sky Road and 12 Bens of Connemara. Return to Westport for an evening at leisure, and the chance to sample some local seafood in one of the many excellent restaurants. Day 5: Enjoy a leisurely start to the day, before leaving Westport and going inland through the heart of Connemara. Visit the village of Cong on the shore of Lough Corrib to see where the classic movie “The Quiet Man” was filmed. Explore Cong Abbey, or the Quiet Man Museum, before driving through the Maam Valley to Galway City. Enjoy some free time for lunch, and to explore the vibrant city center. Return to Dublin, stopping at the old whisky distillery of Locke’s Distillery in Kilbeggan to learn about Ireland’s favorite tipple en route.

Game of Thrones: Private Filming Locations Day Tour

5. Game of Thrones: Private Filming Locations Day Tour

Start with pickup from your chosen location in Belfast or at a specified meeting point in Ballycastle and begin your journey to some of the most iconic locations from Game of Thrones. Depart promptly at 9:00 AM and visit several locations surrounding Ballycastle, right at the heart of The North Coast. Less time is spent traveling between the sites, with more time to enjoy each individual location. Travel to the village of Cushendun and visit the Cushendun Caves, where Melisandre gave birth to her "shadow baby". See Door No. 8 at Mary McBride’s pub in the village. Continue to Murlough Bay, used as the location of Renly's Camp and Slavers Bay. Next, see the Dragonstone Cliffs of Season 7 located on Fair Head, Ballycastle. Next, make your way to Ballintoy village and Larrybane Quarry. Visit Door No. 6 at the Fullerton Arms pub in the village. Stop at the harbor, used as the location of Free Cities in the series, where Varys was born. Discover the Hidden Beach located nearby. Taking a break from Game of Thrones, discover more of the area's mythical history and discover the famous Giant's Causeway on a guided walking tour. Afterward, enjoy some free time to explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Finally, visit the King's Road which was the route of Arya's escape from King's Landing. Also, spot Door No. 7 at Gracehill Estates before finishing up the tour in the evening, with drop-off back in Ballycastle or Belfast.

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What people are saying about Belfast

Jim was a fantastic tour guide, super friendly and extremely knowledgeable. We've thoroughly enjoyed the tour and will be recommending Jim to everyone we know. Thank you Jim for a great afternoon!! If you're looking for an amazing taxi tour through Belfast to learn about its history, Jim's your man.

Jim was absolutely brilliant, if your looking for the murals tour pick this one!! he gives so much info! he's so friendly and really honestly made this a really great experience! I cannot recommend it more! fav tour in Belfast! thanks a mil Jim!

It was a very worthwhile trip, albeit a long one. Giants Causeway is fantastically beautiful and in Belfast we did the Black Taxi Tour and got a lot of political/religious information.

Great trip, can thoroughly recommend Jim, knowledge and enthusiasm second to none and certainly a education in the troubles.

words can not describe this tour absolutely excellent the guide is so knowable amazing !!