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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$ 78.46 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. Sign your name on the Peace Wall, visit murals, and hear accounts from both sides of the conflict.

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Duration 1 hour
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • 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
  • Visit the peace wall and sign your name
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 and have the chance to write your own name on the wall.

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.

Includes
  • 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 655 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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This was our 4th tour while here in the UK and this was my favorite by far. We got incredibly lucky and had Jo Jo as our tour guide. He had a wealth of knowledge and is related to the artist whom painted the mural of Bobby Sands. What an eye opening tour because I didn’t know too much of the history of all of The Troubles and what still goes on til this day. Thank you Jo Jo!! Anyone considering this tour while staying in Belfast should book immediately.

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August 7, 2022

This is a very informative tour, excellent historical knowledge and great craic the whole way! However I did think it was a little one sided in terms of the troubles information, and had hoped we would see both side of the community to give an even side of events. I thought we might have seen a bit more of Belfast, the museum was so interesting however I would happily go and se sit in my own time to get more info from the driver- as the driver had so much information etc to give!

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August 3, 2022

The Black Cab Tour is well worth doing. You get a guided tour of all the important historical places in Belfast relating to the 'Troubles'. I would advise you to book the Black Cab Tour as soon as you decide to do it. I delayed my decision and a cruise ship arrived into the harbour and took up all the places. I was lucky to get a tour 24 hours later. I would also advise you to ask the company if the guide/driver would pick you up at your own accommodation. I had to make my way through the rain to the Jury's Hotel pick up point. 15 minutes walk. No big deal, but this could've been avoided. I would brush up on all the different acronyms used for the different organisations involved in the 'Troubles' as the guide spoke quickly and it was difficult to keep up. All the 3 letter acronyms just tripped lightly and often from his mouth and was a bit confusing. Also, there are two or three different expressions used constantly, to describe the same organisation or group of people.

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July 25, 2022

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