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Belfast: Private Black Taxi Cab Murals Tour

1. 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. Learn about its murals that show support of various oppressed communities. 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 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: Guided Food Walking Tour with Street Art and Pubs

2. Belfast: Guided Food Walking Tour with Street Art and Pubs

On our Secret Food Tour of Belfast, you'll enjoy some of the best food in Northern Ireland. Your tour starts in front of Belfast City Hall. During the tour, you will dine on a freshly prepared breakfast with the locals, relax in historic pubs, and enjoy traditional home-cooked Northern Irish dishes. We'll introduce you to our street art known worldwide. At the end of your tour, you'll have sampled some of Northern Ireland's most delicious dishes and gained a better understanding of its local culture and history.

From Dublin: Giant's Causeway Tour and Whiskey Tasting

3. From Dublin: Giant's Causeway Tour and Whiskey Tasting

Meet your friendly guide and board the bus from the Dublin City Gallery in the early morning, then set out on a full-day adventure to Northern Ireland. Leave the busy city behind and head into the luscious, rolling countryside landscapes on your way to the first destination of the day, Bushmills Whiskey Distillery. Arrive at Bushmills, which is the world’s oldest licensed Whiskey Distillery, and meet their resident whiskey expert. Enjoy a tasting session of some of the distillery’s most beloved whiskeys, including a 10-year-old, 12-year-old, and reserve whiskey. Head to the idyllic Dark Hedges next, which is the most photographed natural phenomenon in Northern Ireland. Spend 20-minutes at the site taking photos, and learn about how the hedges were planted more than 270-years-ago by the Stuart Family as a driveway to their mansion. Continue the tour through the sprawling rural surroundings, stopping at the ruins of Dunluce Castle for a photo op. The next destination of the day is the iconic Giant’s Causeway, which is Northern Ireland’s most popular visitor attraction and a UNESCO World Heritage Listed Site. Enjoy 2-hours at the site, taking photos of the magnificent seascape and fascinating stone columns, some of which reach 40 feet into the air. Finally, spend at least an hour of free time in Belfast to explore at your own leisure and visit some of the city center attractions. Make the most of the opportunity to pick up a souvenir of your trip, or grab some snacks for the return journey to Dublin. At the end of an unforgettable day, sit back, relax, and enjoy a well-deserved on the way back to Dublin.

Belfast: Giant's Causeway and Bushmills Whiskey Tour

4. Belfast: Giant's Causeway and Bushmills Whiskey Tour

Take an exclusive tour to the Giants Causeway in Northern Ireland, accompanied by a whiskey tasting at the world's oldest licensed whiskey distillery, Bushmills Distillery. During your whiskey tasting your resident whiskey expert will tell you all about the fantastic 10 year old, 12 year old, and distillery reserve whiskey that you will sample. Following that, you will move on to the Dark Hedges, off Bregagh Road. The Dark Hedges were planted 270 years ago by the Stuart family as a driveway to their mansion, Gracehill Manor. You will get to spend approximately 20 minutes there. There are over 200 beech trees along the driveway, which create the perfect backdrop for incredible photos. You will then get to admire the views of Dunluce Castle for a quick 5 minute stop. The castle is the oldest in Ireland, with its ruins still intact. Following that, spend 2 hours at the Giant's Causeway. This must-see World Heritage Site is Northern Ireland's most popular visitor attraction, and for good reason. It is also known as the 8th World Wonder, and whilst there you can embrace the 60,000 hexagonal columns made of basalt as you learn about the story behind them. Some people say that the Giant's Causeway was created by Finn McCool himself when he was creating a walkway from Northern Ireland and Scotland.

If Buildings Could Talk Tour Belfast

5. If Buildings Could Talk Tour Belfast

Take a guided walk through Belfast and hear stories of things that have happened to some of the most famous and not-so-famous buildings in the city. You'll hear about the biggest ever bank robbery in the UK. See the grand Europa Hotel which at a time was the most bombed hotel in the world. Walk past the historic Crown Bar, the most famous Bar in the city, and learn how it was almost wasn't called the Crown. Visit Bank Square, which the locals call the Bermuda Triangle, and find out why they give it that name. Then, take a stroll along Cathedral Quarter, the heartbeat of Belfast nightlife, a place that was a no-go area 35 years ago but is now a hub of activity and socializing. Finish off with stories of what were the best hotels in the country before the troubles forced them to close.

Belfast: City Highlights Bike Tour

6. Belfast: City Highlights Bike Tour

Enjoy some time in the fresh air on a bike ride trip around Belfast. See some of the city's most well-known highlights as you explore Belfast together with your guide. Meet your guide and explore the historic and vibrant city of Belfast on a Dutch-style city bike. See highlights, including Belfast's famous murals, one of Ireland's oldest pubs, City Hall, St. George's Market, and the Titanic and Cathedral Quarters. Learn the history of The Troubles and how Belfast has persevered. Stop at the Peace Wall and write on it to leave your mark.

Belfast: North Irish Coast and Giant's Causeway Private Tour

7. Belfast: North Irish Coast and Giant's Causeway Private Tour

Drive the North Antrim Coast to Carnlough harbor, most famous for the Game of Thrones, then through the nine Glens of Antrim. You will be passing through Glendun, the smallest of the nine glens but by far the most beautiful. Arrive at the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge where you can brave the bridge if you dare, followed by some well-earned lunch. After this, you travel along the Causeway Coast and arrive at the Giants Causeway, famous for the legend of Finn McCool and a must-see world heritage site. After leaving the Causeway you will visit the world-famous Bushmills Distillery where you will taste the oldest whiskey in the world in their 1608 bar. You’ll visit the majestic Dunluce Castle before starting your return journey to Belfast. Finally, as you journey back towards Belfast you will take in the Dark Hedges made famous as the ‘Kings Road’ in the Game of Thrones.

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What people are saying about Northern Ireland

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

I would wholeheartedly recommend this tour! Barney is such an amazing tour guide; he did his own research for this tour calling up or e-mailing the owners of the buildings to get to know all the amazing stories and knowledge he shares with you! My sister and I loved getting to know the history of the buildings and seeing them as figures of history rather than just dead structures that just stand there. Barney tells their stories so well that you really feel transported to each building's heyday!

An enjoyable way to spend 2 hours. I have walked past these buildings and never knew the history behind them. The guide Barney was very knowledgeable and was also witty in how convied the information

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!