Guided tour

Belfast: A History of Terror Walking Tour

Activity provider: DC Tours

Belfast: A History of Terror Walking Tour

Activity provider: DC Tours

From US$ 21.73 per person

Take an inspiring journey through war and peace on a multi award-winning city center walking tour of Belfast. Learn the history of The Troubles and the path to reconciliation.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • Discover how 800 years of history brought about the birth of the Troubles in the 1960s
  • Learn about life in Belfast during the Troubles from local expert guides who lived through it
  • Stand where history happened at the actual sites of the important events in the conflict
  • Hear how peace was achieved and witness the reconciliation and regeneration of the city
Full description
Learn the turbulent 20th-century history of Belfast on an award-winning sightseeing tour. Visit 8 sites in the city center where some of the most tragic events of The Troubles took place. Learn what it was like to live in the city when the threat of bombs was ever-present.  Walk through the developing Cathedral Quarter, with St. Anne's Cathedral at its heart, and hear about the peace process and regeneration that has taken place in the city since the ceasefires of the early 1990s. Get a feel for the real history of the city and be transported back in time through detailed storytelling. The guides are amongst the most knowledgeable conflict historians in Northern Ireland and the tour is recognized as being unbiased, objective and historically accurate. It is suitable for all visitors, regardless of how much or little they may already know of the troubled past.
  • Local guide
  • Optional gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 12 years
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones

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Meeting point

Meet at the front gates of Belfast City Hall, Donegall Square North, Belfast. Your guide will be wearing a black jacket or t-shirt with the 'DC Tours' logo on the left breast.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • This tour is not recommended for children under 12 years old
  • The tour will take place regardless of the weather. Check the forecast and dress accordingly
  • A waterproof jacket is recommended in case of rain. Warm clothing is strongly recommended in the winter months
  • Belfast city center is completely flat, so no hills or steps are involved. However, comfortable footwear is advised
  • Please arrive 10 minutes before the tour start time
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 123 reviews

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This tour was really top-notch from start to finish. You start at City Hall where the stage is set via a brief history of how Northern Ireland came into existence. You then walk through the streets and get to not only see the places where major events happened but learn about the decisions that made those events happen. I really think this tour is worthwhile and the tour guide was excellent.

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September 18, 2022

This tour was my favourite activity whilst in Belfast. Our tour guide, Paul, was exceptional. His knowledge and unbiased perspective provided a great insight to the history of the troubles. Every now and then he was draw on his own experiences whilst growing up in Belfast and the stories hit pretty hard. The tour is entirely based on real events. If you take any walking tour of Belfast, this is the one. Absolutely not to be missed.

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August 26, 2022

Great tour and convivial host. I learned a lot about the troubles. Guide had a story to tell but was always eager to engage with the group and answer questions. Long tour but you get a lot out of it. FYI, you don't go into sectarian neighborhoods or see any murals.

August 21, 2022

Product ID: 101453