Private tour

Belfast: Conflicting Stories Political Taxi Tour

Belfast: Conflicting Stories Political Taxi Tour

From US$ 66.02 per person

Take the opportunity to experience a unique tour through the streets of Belfast and gain an understanding of its troubled history. Take a taxi tour with both Republican and Loyalist ex-combatants and hear their stories.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore living history with ex-political prisoners and ex-combatants who were intimately involved in The Troubles
  • Learn about The Troubles from each side's perspective
  • Visit the world famous murals and hear the stories behind them
  • Pass through the gates of the Peace Wall that are still locked nightly
Full description
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 people who have spent time in prison 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. Hear about the history and culture of the era from two unique perspectives. Start by meeting a Republican ex-political prisoner for a drive along the infamous Falls Road. See visible signs of the community's desire to be part of an Irish Republic. Pass through the electronically-controlled gates to the largely Protestant area of the Shankill Road, where you will meet a Loyalist ex-political prisoner/local British soldier to get the Loyalist perspective. Investigate the real stories of The Troubles beyond the history books with first-hand accounts from those intimately involved. Sign the Peace Wall and leave your thoughts alongside those of Bill Clinton and the Dalai Lama.
Includes
  • Two taxis
  • Two guides
  • Drop-off at city centre at end of the tour
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off (this can be arranged if required)
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 15 years
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Participants

Date

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Please stand at the front door of the hotel 5 minutes before the scheduled tour time and look for a Belfast Taxi. The driver will have your name and will identify himself to you. You will be changing taxis half way through the tour.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Rain gear
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • Wheelchair accessible vehicles
  • This tour may be done in reverse due to gates closing
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Product ID: 401513