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Belfast: Private Black Taxi Cab Political Murals Tour

1. Belfast: Private Black Taxi Cab Political Murals Tour

Immerse yourself in Belfast's troubled political history through its murals on a 1.5 Hour 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.Picking you up from your Hotel, you will travel to our first Mural at the base of the world Famous Divis Flats a former British Army Watch Tower,. Your guide will always explain the context of the murals on the way. Your guide will always try and find out your level of knowledge, this ensures that the tour will always be pitched at the right level. Under no circumstances will you arrive at the Murals and jump right in. Next you will visit the International Wall which marks entry into Republican West Belfast. Learn about these Murals that show support for various oppressed communities, local and international events. 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 (not compulsory) before driving along the Shankill Road. Here, see many memorial murals of UVF and UFF Volunteers, The Royal Family and many memorials to victims of the conflict Remember this is your tour, please let your guide know your requirements. You may want to concentrate on seeing mural after murals with just a basic description from your guide. Other visitors are interested in the politics and getting to know about life growing up in the areas visited. Please don't suffer in silence, your guide will be more than happy to alter the format of the tour Please be advised that because of the pricing bracket there is no solo traveller option on this tour. The price per person decreases as your private group increases. Please only book when you are totally satisfied with the price.

Private Belfast City Sightseeing Tour

2. Private Belfast City Sightseeing Tour

Explore Northern Ireland’s fascinating capital city with this Private Belfast City Sightseeing Tour with one of our local experienced guides. Appreciating the historical context of Belfast’s conflict-related attractions can be tricky on a self-led tour. Belfast now becoming famous as an open-air gallery, with hundreds of murals painted on streets and walls throughout the city. Let us take you through these once war-torn streets, where now the murals tell the history. Benefit from the undivided attention of your guide on a private Belfast City Sightseeing tour and famous Belfast Murals. Belfast City tours stop at major Belfast attractions like Belfast Peace Wall, Falls Road Murals, Titanic Belfast, Stormont Parliament Buildings, St George’s Market, Belfast City Hall, Crumlin Road Jail, and much more. On this Belfast City tour, you will visit the Peace Wall that still divides the working-class communities of the catholic Falls and Protestant Shankill. This tour is fast becoming the most popular tour in Ireland. ITINERARY This is a typical itinerary It can be modified to suit your individual needs and desires. St George’s Market:  is the last surviving Victorian covered market in Belfast. St George’s Market was built between 1890 and 1896. City Hall:  This was designed by architect Sir Alfred Brumwell and was opened in 1906. This is the civic building for Belfast City Council. Crown Bar: This pub in Great Victoria Street is one of the best-known in Northern Ireland. It was renovated and renamed in 1885. International Wall Murals:  Northern Ireland has become famous for the murals painted in almost every area of the country. Bobby Sands Mural:  The 1981 Irish hunger strike started with Sands refusing food on 1 March 1981. Clonard Monastery:  Clonard Monastery is a Catholic church and monastery, located off the Falls Road in Belfast. Bombay Street:  In 1969, a sectarian mob burned 1,500 residents from their homes on Bombay Street, Belfast Around 1,500 Catholic families were left homeless.  Peace Wall:  The first peace lines were built in 1969, following the outbreak of the 1969 Northern Ireland riots and the Troubles They were built as temporary structures meant to last only six months. Shankill Road and Murals:  The Shankill Road (from Irish, Seanchill, meaning “old church” is one of the main roads leading through west Belfast. Crumlin Road Jail:  Crumlin Road features two imposing structures of Belfast’s criminal justice system. Please note there is no time for the official Crumlin Road Jail tour. Belfast Castle:  Situated in the north of the city on the slopes of the Cavehill Country Park the castle sits 400 feet above sea level offering beautiful views of the city.  St Anne’s Cathedral:  Located in the Cathedral Area of Belfast now a very trendy area with numerous restaurants and bars. Titanic Area: Please note there is no time for the official Titanic Museum tour.

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4.9 / 5

based on 28 reviews

Hugh gave us such a wonderful tour , he is so knowledgable on the area and both sides of the conflict in Northern Ireland, while remaining humerous and chatty. We also got the opportunity to sign the wall, markers provided by him. He also gave recommendations for fun places to go in Belfast. The tour was exactly and hour and a half which was perfect for us on a time crunch. He answered all of our questions in great detail. An over all brilliant experience that we would recommend to anyone visiting Belfast who wants to learn about the history

Excellent tour, Hugh was a font of knowledge. A very enjoyable, memorable & humorous couple of hours. Will definitely take this tour again when I return. Would probably be a main reason for returning!!

Wonderful experience for our friends’ first visit to Belfast Hugh was a very welcoming host and gave a very balanced insight into the issues behind the murals and recent troubles in Belfast

This tour was amazing … Hugh was very friendly, knowledgeable and professional. Genuinely can’t recommend this tour enough. Thank you so much E&M 11th November 2022

Hugh was excellent - very knowledgeable and a good sense of humor. I went with 3 of my friends who were over and we all really loved it! Thanks again!