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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.

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Belfast Taxi Mural Tour

2. Belfast Taxi Mural Tour

Belfast is a city best explored with those who have lived through its ups and downs and can share with you its wonderful secrets. An excellent and informative guide will take you deep into the underbelly of the streets of Belfast with an exciting ride in a taxi.  The tour begins at the corner of Falls and Shankill Road, where you start in the epicenter of the conflict between the Roman Catholic population and its Protestant brethren. Drive past the "Peaceline wall" which divides the two sides of the communities, as your guide painstakingly points out the meanings of the murals and art that you'll see painted onto the side of these walls. Belfast may be known for its troubles, but your guide is here to share with you all the things that make this city something truly unique - its people and its history! The tour will cater exactly to your needs and answer any questions you have about the place, whether its about the conflicts, or just a great restaurant to try out! Guides are real taxi drivers, so trust them, they know about this city!

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Belfast: 1.5-Hour Private City Murals Tour

3. 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.

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Belfast: Famous Murals Private Tour

4. 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.

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Belfast: Conflicting Stories Political Taxi Tour

5. 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.

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Belfast: Private 4-Hour City Sightseeing Tour

6. Belfast: Private 4-Hour City Sightseeing Tour

Discover Belfast on a private sightseeing tour with a local guide and visit the city's main attractions. Benefit from the undivided attention of your guide and see how Belfast is becoming famous as an open-air gallery, with hundreds of murals painted on streets and walls throughout the city. Let your guide take you through these once war-torn streets where now the murals tell the history. This private tour visits attractions like Belfast Peace Wall, Falls Road Murals, Titanic Belfast, Stormont Parliament Buildings, St George’s Market, Belfast City Hall, Crumlin Road Gaol, and much more. You will also visit the Peace Wall that still divides the working-class communities of the catholic Falls and Protestant Shankill.

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From Belfast: Private Northern Ireland Highlights 2-Day Tour

7. From Belfast: Private Northern Ireland Highlights 2-Day Tour

Make the most of your time in Northern Ireland with a private and customizable 2-day tour from Belfast. See the country's most iconic sights including Dunluce Castle, Giant's Causeway, and Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge. On day 2, see the capital city's highlights on a guided Belfast city tour. Day 1 Discover the magic of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Giants Causeway on a full-day trip from Belfast. Enjoy some of the most beautiful Antrim coast and Causeway coast scenery that Northern Ireland has to offer and visit some of the North's best attractions. Climb across the stones of the jewel in the crown that is the Causeway coast at the Giant's Causeway. You can also visit attractions such as Dunluce Castle and Old Bushmills distillery. If you're feeling courageous, cross the nail-biting Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge. Travel back to Belfast along the Antrim Coastal Road and take in incredible views of the seaside, unspoiled beaches, and sheltering under rugged cliffs. You may even see Scotland on a clear day. Day 2Take away the stress of planning a tour itinerary that covers the historical context of Belfast’s conflict-related sights with a private guided tour. Benefit from the undivided attention of your guide on a private tour of the city's sights and murals, and gain an intimate insight into landmarks such as the Shankill murals, Clonard Monastery, and Titanic Quarter. Travel in a private vehicle and relax with hotel pickup and drop-off included. Drive through the once war-torn streets with your guide where now the murals tell the history. Pass through the Peace Wall that still divides the working-class communities of the Catholic Falls and Protestant Shankill.

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What people are saying about Shankill Road

Myself and my boyfriend came to Belfast for a festive trip and were lucky enough to get an opportunity to take this taxi tour. Michael our tour guide from Belfast Tours gave us a highly enjoyable and insightful tour. I would highly recommend all to book this tour and would like to thank Michael for making this the highlight of our trip! 10/10

Myself and my wife had an excellent tour with our guide Jimmy Poland . Jimmy was very friendly and made the tour very interesting with his detailed knowledge of the troubles . We would highly recommend Jimmy for anyone doing the black taxi tour. Paul & Geraldine from Dublin

A must-have activity in Belfast to learn about the history and culture! Brian was extremely knowledgeable and gave us great insights about the city throughout the journey.

We booked 2 cabs as there was 8 in our group. Our cab drivers were both called Brian. They were very informative in their stories while also very entertaining.

Really informative tour, our tour guide John was excellent.