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Belfast: Political Conflict 3-Hour Walking Tour

1. 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

2. 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. After getting picked up from your hotel, head to your first stop, the world-famous Crown Liquor Saloon, a designated National Trust property. Travel by black taxi to the Falls Road, where you can see the Welcome Wall which will set the scene for the rest of your tour. 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: 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.

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: Famous Murals Private Tour

5. 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. This tour has been designed for All, regardless of your knowledge of Irelands history, with an easy to understand format, aided with photos and other tools, our customers will leave witha much better understanding of our city, its past, but more importantly...its future

Belfast: Staycation Private Guided Bus Tour

6. Belfast: Staycation Private Guided Bus Tour

Embark on a fully guided private tour around Belfast City. See some of the local sights including the International Wall of Murals, Division Gates, and Crumlin Road Jail. Hear some first-hand stories from your guide and walk past Shankill Road and Crumlin Road Courthouse. Head to the Belfast Peace Wall, a structured wall that segregates communities from each other due to the civil unrest in 1969. Sign the wall with a message of peace, your name, or a drawing. Stop at different locations throughout the tour and ask your guide questions along the way, they grew up through this time and will be able to tell you about their personal experiences. Gain insight into how it was to grow up in Belfast, how life is now, and the progression that's been made on this light-hearted tour. Afterward, your guide will be happy to provide you with recommendations on the best places for food and drinks and what you can do with your time in Belfast.

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What people are saying about Belfast Murals

Hugh is an amazing guide. His interpretative tour was unbiased and gave views from both sides. He's professional, knowledgeable as well as amusing. My sons and I were fascinated with the stories he shared with us. Thank you Hugh for all the information that you shared with us.

Cannot speak highly enough about Hugh. He spoke very fairly about both political sides of the Troubles and answered all our questions. Although this was a tour about a very serious time, he kept things light when he could. We learned so much! Highly recommend him.

This was superb. Both guides were totally engaging and receptive to questioning. Very intense as you can imagine but ultimately very enjoyable and fascinating. Couldn't recommend this higher.

A very informative way of hearing two sides of the story, and experiencing two communities through the eyes of people who live there. The guides were both brilliant. Thank you.

Roger and Mark did an excellent job of providing their opposing perspectives and left me with a better understood of why this violence persists to this day.