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Political Wall Murals and Peacewall

1. Political Wall Murals and Peacewall

With this tour package, you will be given a personal tour from your guide about what life was like as a teenager living in Belfast during its troubled past. Hear how the city has turned a corner and is now looking towards a brighter future. Along the way there will be plenty of opportunities for taking photos and a chance to sign your name on the world famous peacewall, that has divided the city's communities for over 45 years. See the raw side of Belfast city on this tour. Your guide will take you to all the most important areas in Belfast.

Belfast: Political Conflict 3-Hour Walking Tour

2. Belfast: Political Conflict 3-Hour Walking 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 men and women who have served time in the prisons of Northern Ireland for standing up 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 that tell the history and culture of the area from a unique perspective. Start by meeting a Republican ex-political prisoner for a guided walk along the infamous Falls Road. See visible signs of the community's desire to be part of an Irish Republic.  Then, pass through the electronically-controlled gates to the predominately Protestant area of the Shankill Road, where you will meet a Loyalist ex-political prisoner to investigate the determination of the locals who wish to remain part of the United Kingdom. For more than 30 years, “The Troubles” have had a powerful impact on the city and its residents. Very few people were unaffected by the violence, and everyone has a tale to tell. Investigate the real stories beyond the history books with first-hand accounts from those intimately involved.  Explore the world’s largest, outdoor art gallery as you examine the many murals, and get the opportunity to sign the Peace Wall and leave your thoughts alongside those of Bill Clinton and the Dalai Lama.

Belfast: Private Black Taxi Cab Murals Tour

3. Belfast: Private Black Taxi Cab Murals Tour

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. As you drive around this area, listen to remarkable stories from your guide. Your next stop is the Hunger Strike Mural featuring Bobby Sands. Hop back into the taxi to travel to Bombay Street's Clonard Martyrs Memorial Garden. 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.

Belfast: Black Taxi, Crumlin Road Jail Tour

4. Belfast: Black Taxi, Crumlin Road Jail Tour

Sit back and relax in the comfort of a black taxi and learn about the history and contemporary character of the city of Belfast. Join an expert guide who will take you around West Belfast where you can learn the stories behind Belfast’s famous wall murals. Get the full picture of the tumultuous history of the city, and discover the story behind the famous Peace Wall which separates different communities and traditions. After the tour, you will be escorted to the Crumlin Road Prison. Discover the history of this famous jail on a self-guided tour. Afterward, you will enjoy a meal and a drink at a popular local eatery.

Belfast: Political Murals, Street Art, and Peace Gate

5. Belfast: Political Murals, Street Art, and Peace Gate

On this 2.5 hour walk, you will discover some of the modern street art, by international street artists, for which Belfast is now becoming known. After meeting your guide, head into the west of the city to view some of the more controversial political murals. Hear how Northern Ireland is working with locals to create peace. You will also see a project called re-imaging murals, which aims to put street art or murals up that the local communities want to share with all that pass by. You will then pass through the loyalist Shankhill area. And the to the peace gates. And view the Peace wall. Taking in the international wall and political murals on the nationalist/republican falls road area. Before desending back into the city center again finishing not far from cityhall.

Belfast: 1.5-Hour Private City Murals Tour

6. 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.

Belfast: Music, Street Art, and Pubs Walking Tour

7. Belfast: Music, Street Art, and Pubs Walking Tour

Enjoy the perfect introduction to the city of Belfast on this part street art tour, part bar crawl. Learn about the city's troubled history, find the best places for a pint, and get your bearings of the city center. Meet your local guide in St. Annes Square and see the square's best restaurants, sculptures, and live music venues. Continue your stroll around the city center, following a route designed to show you street art painted by the international artists who descend on Belfast every year. Next, explore the birthplace of a new generation of musicians. As you wander through the city's narrow alleyways, hear how the history of music, from its traditional beginning to its rock and roll, punk, and modern genres, influenced change in Northern Ireland. Throughout your tour, pass by the city's most iconic pubs, including The Crown Liquor Saloon, Robinsons, and The Duke of York. Find out what goes on inside each of them and the best places to enjoy some live music with your drink.

Belfast: More Than The Troubles Walking Tour

8. Belfast: More Than The Troubles Walking Tour

The tour starts after you meet at the front gates of Belfast's City Hall. Your guide will help you understand how the city developed from a small settlement to the Northern Powerhouse in Ireland. You'll hear about the major industries based in Belfast and how they played a part in the partition of Ireland. After you get your bearings at the city hall you'll visit the Titanic Memorial and the war memorial plus the main sites associated with the Linen industry and the Victorian period. You'll discover the major figures from Belfast and find out how religions impacted Ireland and Ulster in particular. You then move to some of the oldest parts of town including the Cathedral Quarter and High Street areas. Your guide will point out some amazing street art along the way and tell you the stories behind some of the stand-out pieces. You'll hear about famous people, times and places and you'll discover how the legacy of the troubles has changed the landscape of the area. You then visit the Laganside (waterfront) area and learn how the city has changed in recent years and how the Titanic disaster has been turned into a success that has stimulated tourism and business in Belfast. Your guide will tell funny and some moving stories that will help you understand how Belfast's people survived the Troubles conflict and how they still live in a place that has hidden political and social divisions. Your tour will end back at the gates of the City Hall.

Best of Belfast Walking Tour

9. Best of Belfast Walking Tour

Embark on a journey through Belfast's history and a celebration of its resilience. Everyone knows about the Titanic and the Troubles, and you will of course hear about these on the tour, but there is so much more to discover. Visit historic buildings such as St. Anne’s Cathedral, the Customs House, Exchange Rooms, and Kelly’s Cellars where will hear stories of some of the most intriguing people who called Belfast their home over the centuries. Explore the cultural hub of the Cathedral Quarter, stroll along the waterfront, and over to the iconic yellow cranes, Samson and Goliath, in the Harland and Wolff shipyard where the Titanic was built over 100 years ago. Stops also include landmarks such as the Salmon of Knowledge, the Beacon of Hope, and the Spirit of Belfast where you can marvel at the best public art in the city.

Belfast: Famous Murals Private Tour

10. 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 reconciliation. This tour has been designed for all, regardless of your knowledge of Ireland's history, with an easy-to-understand format. Learn with photos and other tools, and gain a much better understanding of the city, its past, and its future.

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Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 5 reviews

Great detailed information provided before the trip about where to meet and start time and duration of tour plus information on what to expect. Liked the fact you could add tickets to your iPhone wallet. Our guide, Steve was friendly, informative and knowledgeable. We could all hear his commentary clearly through the headset provided despite the background noises on the busier streets. It was easy to see how much he enjoys his job and his passion for Belfast which made the tour all the more enjoyable. He offered a coffee/comfort stop halfway through the tour in case it was needed and the whole tour was set at a nice walking pace.

Enjoyed this experience. I am totally impartial to this but thought the catholic guide was far more informative and and positive about the future whilst the protestant guide although ok found him more bitter and far less optimistic about the future. I assume this must be the sign of the Times unfortunately. Would definitely recommend it.

This was the best tour we took on our UK trip. The stories and landmarks were fascinating. The passion of the guides was incredible. I will remember that experience forever.

An informative, colourful insight into the troubles in Northern Ireland.

Very informative and fun! Our guide Steve was great!