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Belfast: Political Taxi Tour

Activity provider: City Tours Belfast

Belfast: Political Taxi Tour

Activity provider: City Tours Belfast
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From US$ 69.47 per group up to 2

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Enjoy a guided tour with a Belfast taxi driver showcasing the history of Belfast and the Troubles. Visit murals and hear accounts from both sides of the conflict in the Falls and Shankill.

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Duration 1 hour
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible
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  • Visit the famous murals from both sides of the conflict
  • Uncover interesting facts and history about Belfast past and present
  • Find out what life was like throughout the troubles
  • Receive tips and advice on everything you need to know about spending your time in Belfast
  • Hear an unbiased viewpoint and make your own mind up about the past
Full description

Meet your guide, a working Belfast cab driver, and hear about their personal involvement in The Troubles on this car tour. Be welcomed to Belfast and dive into this facinating political conflict from a local perspective.

Explore important locations from the conflict like the Falls Road and Shankill Road. See how two communities are still separated by the looming Peace Walls. View many telling political murals.

Be transported back in time by stories from those who lived through the conflict. Take the same tour as notable public figures like Anthony Bourdain, Vince Vaughn, and George Negus.

Experience unique insights from the past and present. Have your burning questions about the city's troubled history answered. Discover how the city has undergone changes and find out about its future. Get recommendations from a local about where to shop, eat, drink, or do for fun.

  • Live guide
  • Air-conditioned car
  • Food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

Meet at Jurys Inn Belfast, Great Victoria St. Wait at the front doors of the hotel.

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 723 reviews

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Martin was an excellent guide with first-hand knowledge of the area and troubles. It was never too much for us to stop and take photos and twice we spun round to look at other sites near-by. A truly great experience. We felt we got on so well with Martin that he was the sort of bloke we'd go to pub with afterwards.

September 20, 2022

This is the perfect way to discover more about the recent history of Belfast and Ireland. Our guide had first-hand knowledge of all the people and places involved, and painted a vivid picture of the last 50 years. He was passionate and knowledgable and friendly. I only wish it was a bit longer.

September 19, 2022

We took the tour with Martin, he was brilliant, he played hurling and visited our town Wexford often. Gave us a great insight into life especially in last 50 years but also much earlier in his native West Belfast. He introduced us to friends who had led amazing lives. Lastly he dropped us out to Titanic centre . He also returned my phone to me after I left it in his taxi, Thank you, Jim and Joan.

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September 8, 2022

Product ID: 264477