Private tour

Belfast: Private Black Taxi Cab Murals Tour

Activity provider: Hugh Jordan

Belfast: Private Black Taxi Cab Murals Tour

Activity provider: Hugh Jordan
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From US$ 41.86 per person

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Discover Belfast's political history through the medium of the city's wall murals in an iconic black taxi. Learn the story of the conflict between two communities and see stunning artwork with a local guide.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
• Please wait outside your hotel. Your guide will send you a text when they arrive • For Bullit Hotel, meet at the junction of Church Lane and High Street • For Belfast St George Market, meet at Ronnie Drews Pub • For City Hall, meet at Front Gates • If you are staying in a location not listed, please select the nearest hotel to you and you will be met there
Wheelchair accessible
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Tick travelling in a famous traditional Belfast black taxi off your bucket list
  • Listen to firsthand accounts of growing up during the Troubles from your guide
  • Learn about important events in Northern Ireland's history from Belfast's murals
  • Drive safely through former centers of conflict such as the Falls and Shankill
  • Sign your name on the Peace Wall that separates Loyalist and Republican areas
Full description

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.

Visit the International Wall which marks entry into Republican West Belfast. Learn about its murals that show support of various oppressed communities. As you drive around this area, listen to remarkable stories from your guide. Your next stop is the Hunger Strike Mural featuring Bobby Sands.

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.

Includes
  • Inner City hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Tour guide
  • Transportation by Black Taxi Cab
  • Cruise port pickup
  • Outer city pickup
  • Tips
  • Drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Masks are optional but are strongly recommended while indoors
Traveler requirements
  • Masks are optional for this activity

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Jacket

Know before you go

  • Content of this tour can be challenging and outlines the tensions and still recent troubled history of Belfast. Please tell your guide if there is an aspect or particular site or event that you would like to hear more about
  • The time spent in each area will be reflective of the questions asked during the tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 68 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.9/5

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Had a fantastic time. Hugh Jordan was every thing we needed in a tour guild. Very knowledgeable about the troubles, great story teller, and with a sense of humor... While keeping his own political views neutral. I felt like he reflected both sides in a historical way that really showed different perspectives. Completely recommend this tour to anyone who is interested in the Irish story of Belfast.

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June 29, 2022

Hugh was great he explained things going on at the murals there was nothing he did not know we would recommend the Black Taxi Hugh to take a round trip with him He was on time and even dropped us of at the same spot and still had time to tell us where to go very recommendable

June 13, 2022

The Tour was very interesting. We got deep insights and the guide was very friendly. He told us about the life in the past and the life today. We drove in a black authentic cab which looked very nice. We understood him very good and the Time flew by very fast. It was our highlight of our time in Belfast and we are happy that we took part of this tour. Philip and his parents :-)

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October 15, 2022

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