Shankill Road
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Belfast Taxi Mural Tour

1. 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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From Dublin: Giant's Causeway Full-Day Trip with Titanic Belfast Entry

2. From Dublin: Giant's Causeway Full-Day Trip with Titanic Belfast Entry

Leave the hustle and bustle of Dublin on a full-day trip that boats spectacular views from start to finish. Visit both Titanic Belfast and the Giant's Causeway and soak up the coastal scenery of Norther Ireland. From Dublin, go first to the world’s largest state-of-the-art Titanic experience in Belfast’s Titanic Quarter, located in the former shipyards of Harland and Wolf. Relive the liner’s tragic voyage, sinking, and eventful discovery on the seabed via exhibits that explain her construction, launch, and history in 9 different galleries. You’ll also be swept away to the Giant’s Causeway. While there, marvel at this jewel of the Antrim coast, the legends of giants, and the unique geological structure composed of thousands of hexagonal stones and symmetrical columns. Enjoy plenty of time at this UNESCO World Heritage Site to walk along the cliffs overlooking the causeway, take stunning pictures, and go for a stroll on the Giant's Causeway itself.

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Belfast: Game of Thrones Tour with 3-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

3. Belfast: Game of Thrones Tour with 3-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Hop on your luxury air-conditioned coach in Belfast for a full-day tour of all the main filming locations in the area used in the hit HBO series Game of Thrones. Visit the iconic Dark Hedges, used as The Kingsroad in the first season and Carnlough Harbour, where Arya Stark came out of the water in Braavos in season six. Make a stop at Dunluce Castle, visit the famous Giant's Causeway, and see the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge.  This is an exclusive offer through GetYourGuide, which includes a 3-day hop-on hop-off city tour pass that will allow you to explore the city of Belfast with your 2-day hop-on hop-off city tour pass. Discover the city’s beauty with the ability to hop off at over 20 stops in the city tour and discover attractions with discounted admission, like Titanic Belfast, HMS Caroline, and Crumlin Road Gaol. You’ll also take in the best views of the political wall murals on the Falls Road and Shankill Road.  

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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: Full-Day Tour with Titanic Experience

5. Belfast: Full-Day Tour with Titanic Experience

Catch the cross border Enterprise train from Dublin to Belfast for a full-day sightseeing tour of the Northern Ireland capital, and get a ticket to the shipyards of the Titanic Quarter and hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus. Departing from Dublin’s Connolly Station on the 07:35 Enterprise Express, travel in comfort across the border. Snacks are available to purchase on board. Cross into Northern Ireland at Milepost 59 for an arrival at Belfast Central, and then transfer by local train to Belfast Great Victoria Street Station in the heart of the city. Here, you will join the hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour, taking a loop around the city, including the Titanic Quarter, where you will have complimentary admission to the Titanic Visitors Centre. Explore the birthplace of the Titanic ocean liner, and see the new state-of-the-art building constructed on the 100th anniversary of the ship’s fatal voyage. An optional visit to the newly refurbished Crumlin Road Gaol gets you access to the eerie cells and gallows of the historic jail. Built in 1845, Crumlin Road Gaol closed its doors in 1996 and has now reopened as an immersive visitor attraction Drive the famous Falls and Shankill Roads to see the political murals of The Troubles. Then, enjoy some free time to shop in Belfast City Centre. Return trains to Dublin depart at 16:05, 18:05, or 20:05 depending on your preference.

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Belfast: Conflicting Stories Political Taxi Tour

6. 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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Dublin: Belfast Titanic Quarter & Giant's Causeway Tour

7. Dublin: Belfast Titanic Quarter & Giant's Causeway Tour

Travel through the Boyne Valley on a full-day scenic tour from Dublin, and discover the home of the 5,000-year-old Hill of Tara, the ancient capital of the High Kings of Ireland. A dedicated tour guide will tell you about the Battle of the Boyne between the Catholic King James and the Protestant Dutch King William of Orange, a chapter in Ireland’s history that still resonates and is closely tied to the story of Belfast. Upon arrival in Belfast you have the option to take a political sightseeing tour by iconic black cab (taxi) OR visit the Titanic Experience and Quarter to explore the shipyards where the great ocean liner was built. For the black cab tour you will see sites that have played a key role in the city’s political history, such as the Falls and Shankill neighborhoods. Learn about the industrial roots of Belfast, and the 4 decades of civil unrest in the late 20th century. Sign the peace line, the towering wall that divides the communities, and read the political murals. A guide will relate their own family experiences to give your tour a more personal touch. Alternatively, go to the world’s largest state-of-the-art Titanic experience in Belfast’s new Titanic Quarter, located in the former shipyards of Harland and Wolf. Relive the liner’s tragic voyage, sinking, and eventful discovery on the seabed, via exhibits that explain her construction, launch and history in 9 different galleries. Your destination is the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Giant’s Causeway, formed more than 60 million years ago by volcanic eruptions. Known for its distinctive rock formations that span nearly 18 miles (29 kilometers) of coastline, you can hike to the formations known as “The Wishing Chair”, “Giant's Boot”, and “Giant's Organ”. Learn the legend of the Irish giant Finn McCool, said to be the Causeway's creator. Before your return drive to Dublin, make one last stop at the picturesque ruins of Dun Luce Castle, located next to Bushmills Village, home of the famous Irish whisky. This is where you have the option to have lunch in a number of venues located at the Causeway. With 2 hours there is ample time to lunch and walk this fabulous coastal landscape. Typically the tour would visit the Carrick A Rede Rope Bridge. However, it is currently closed to the public and it is not yet clear as to when it will reopen. As an alternative attraction, you will visit the very popular Dun Luce Castle. This iconic historical castle dates back over 500 years and its location on the Cliff Edge of the North Atlantic makes it one of the most dramatic settings in Europe. The castle has been frequently used over the years in many movies, most recently in the tv series Game of Thrones. There will be paid admittance to visit and peruse the castle and grounds for 45 minutes. Continue along the Antrim Coastal, driving past spectacular scenery of stony shores, wooded glens and sheltered harbors. See the remains of Dunseverick Castle, and admire views of the Mull of Kintyre. On a clear day you will see Scotland in the distance. The route back to Dublin is different than the route taken to the Causeway earlier in the day, giving you different scenery to enjoy. Arrive back in Dublin City Center at 20.30 and enjoy the rest of your evening. The tour guide will be on hand to help you with any directions or information you need.

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Belfast: Line of Duty Walking Tour with HOHO City Pass

8. Belfast: Line of Duty Walking Tour with HOHO City Pass

Go behind the camera of the popular television series Line of Duty and have the chance to stand on the spots of your on-screen heroes. Find the locations where some of the most exciting and memorable scenes were filmed. See the location of a dramatic arrest, an ambush during prisoner transportation, and the finding of a dead body. Have plenty of opportunities to take photographs. Learn about the real-life inspiration for this crime drama. Hear anecdotes about filming, between takes shenanigans, and snippets from the show’s impressive cast list from your knowledgeable guide. After the tour, ride around the city at your own pace with the hop-on-hop-off bus tour and make stops wherever you like. See the ever-changing Titanic Quarter, the birthplace of the RMS Titanic, and now an exciting new development for the city. Explore modern Belfast and hear the political story of the city, see the murals on the Falls Road and Shankill Road. Make a stop at the Belfast Peace Wall where you can hop off and leave your mark.

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Belfast: Private 4-Hour City Sightseeing Tour

9. 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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What people are saying about Shankill Road

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 4 reviews

Met our Guide Brian at the Jury’s Inn and was immediately welcomed to the tour, Brian was first class took us to see all the Murals stopped and allowed us to get out and take pictures whilst explaining what they were and why they were there, Brian took his time and was very knowledgeable and interesting to listen too, I would definitely recommend the tour and in particular Brian, absolutely well worth it a must if your in the City

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.

We enjoyed this experience from start to finish, our tour guide Brian was excellent! Would highly recommend

Brilliant tour highly recommend. Very knowledgeable guide.