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Belfast: Political Taxi Tour

Belfast: Political Taxi Tour

From $82.32 per group up to 2

A guided tour with a Belfast taxi driver showcasing the history of Belfast and its troubles. You can sign your name on the famous peace wall, visit the murals, receive accounts from both sides of the past, and learn about how the city has changed.

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Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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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
  • Receive an unbiased viewpoint and make your own mind up about the past
  • Visit the peace wall and sign your name
Full description
After meeting with your guide, who also a real cab driver, you will learn how they were personally involved in "The Troubles". You will then learn about how they are now dedicated to delivering an unbiased account of this dark period to visitors. Locations throughout your tour include Falls Road and Shankill Road, two communities still separated by the looming "peace walls". You will see many telling political murals, and share in stories from those who lived through the conflict. You will be picked up from the Jurys Inn on your chosen date and time. The maximum number in a party is 5, though groups can be as small as 1-3. Notable people who have undertaken this same Black Cab Tour in the past include Anthony Bourdain, Vince Vaughn, and George Negus, to name but a few. The tour will deliver a deep insight from the past & present, with your guide happy to answer any questions you have about the place. You will be free to ask about the troubled past, to changes in the city, or just a nice places for food and entertainment. Your guide will be a real taxi driver, who enjoys engagement with passion for the changing city.
Includes
  • Live guide
  • Food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

Jurys Inn Belfast, Great Victoria St, Belfast BT1 6DY Stand at front doors of hotel.

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 343 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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It was a fantastic tour. Very educational and very interesting. Our driver Martin was brilliant. Very patient never rushing only too happy to tell us the history of our trip. He was extremely polite and even gave us extra time to learn more about things that went on. Would highly recommend it.

September 17, 2021

This trip was fabulous - Jason (our driver) went above and beyond explaining the troubles, the many murals, and his own experiences. It was absolutely fascinating and an experience that neither I nor my son will ever forget. We learnt so much on our tour I want to return to Belfast with my husband to discover more. Jason also made recommendations for our evening in Belfast (bars and restaurants), which turned out to be a lot of fun, including one bar playing live Irish music. This tour is not to be missed!!!

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September 10, 2021

The political taxi tour was absolutely fantastic. Couldn’t recommend it enough for anyone interested in the political history of the area. Jimmy was an outstanding tour guide and being from the area had such vast knowledge and made the tour very interesting. We enjoyed every minute of it, will definitely be back again!

August 19, 2021

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