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Belfast: City Centre Beer Bike Tour

1. Belfast: City Centre Beer Bike Tour

Cruise the bustling streets of Belfast City Centre on a unique beer bike. Join a group of between 7 and 16 participants, all working together to move the bike through town. From Royal Avenue to Cornmarket, City Hall to the Opera House, use your own energy to pedal throughout the city.  Soak up the atmosphere and toast your pedal partners on a tour catered to your wishes. Sneak in a stop at a traditional public house such as Kelly’s Cellars, Mourne Seafood Bar, Bittles, or Robinsons. If you would like extra drinks for the journey itself, the pedal vehicle is licensed for customers to bring their own beer, prosecco, or more — or you can contact the local operator to order drinks ahead of time.

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Belfast: Political Conflict 3-Hour Walking Tour

2. Belfast: Political Conflict 3-Hour Walking Tour

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 men and women who have served time in the prisons of Northern Ireland for standing up 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 that tell the history and culture of the area from a unique perspective. Start by meeting a Republican ex-political prisoner for a guided walk along the infamous Falls Road. See visible signs of the community's desire to be part of an Irish Republic. Then, pass through the electronically-controlled gates to the predominately Protestant area of the Shankill Road, where you will meet a Loyalist ex-political prisoner to investigate the determination of the locals who wish to remain part of the United Kingdom. For more than 30 years “The Troubles” have had a powerful impact on the city and its residents. Very few people were unaffected by the violence, and everyone has a tale to tell. Investigate the real stories beyond the history books with first-hand accounts from those intimately involved. Explore the world’s largest, outdoor art gallery as you examine the many murals, and get the opportunity to sign the Peace Wall and leave your thoughts alongside those of Bill Clinton and the Dalai Lama.

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Political Wall Murals and Peacewall

3. Political Wall Murals and Peacewall

With this tour package, you will be given a personal tour from your guide about what life was like as a teenager living in Belfast during its troubled past. Hear how the city has turned a corner and is now looking towards a brighter future. Along the way there will be plenty of opportunities for taking photos and a chance to sign your name on the world famous peacewall, that has divided the city's communities for over 45 years. See the raw side of Belfast city on this tour. Your guide will take you to all the most important areas in Belfast.

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Belfast: A History of Terror Walking Tour

4. Belfast: A History of Terror Walking Tour

Learn the turbulent 20th-century history of Belfast on an award-winning sightseeing tour. Visit 8 sites in the city center where some of the most tragic events of The Troubles took place. Learn what it was like to live in the city when the threat of bombs was ever-present.  Walk through the developing Cathedral Quarter, with St. Anne's Cathedral at its heart, and hear about the peace process and regeneration that has taken place in the city since the ceasefires of the early 1990s. Get a feel for the real history of the city and be transported back in time through detailed storytelling. The guides are amongst the most knowledgeable conflict historians in Northern Ireland and the tour is recognized as being unbiased, objective and historically accurate. It is suitable for all visitors, regardless of how much or little they may already know of the troubled past.

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From Belfast: Giant's Causeway Guided Tour with Admissions

5. From Belfast: Giant's Causeway Guided Tour with Admissions

Depart Belfast and journey by air-conditioned coach towards the basalt rocks of the Giant's Causeway. Stop to take photos of historic Dunluce Castle and then visit the Bushmills Distillery visitors center to learn more about the oldest licensed whiskey distillery in the world. Hear the legend of the giant Finn MacCool at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Giant's Causeway. Enjoy exclusive access to the Giant's Causeway visitors center and a guided walking tour of the site. Brave the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge that links the mainland to the tiny island of Carrickarede. Stretch your legs in the beautiful village of Carnlough on the stunning Antrim Coast Road. End with a short stop at Carrickfergus Castle before arriving back in Belfast.

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Best of Belfast Walking Tour

6. Best of Belfast Walking Tour

Embark on a journey through Belfast's history and a celebration of its resilience. Everyone knows about the Titanic and the Troubles, and you will of course hear about these on the tour, but there is so much more to discover. Visit historic buildings such as St. Anne’s Cathedral, the Customs House, Exchange Rooms, and Kelly’s Cellars where will hear stories of some of the most intriguing people who called Belfast their home over the centuries. Explore the cultural hub of the Cathedral Quarter, stroll along the waterfront, and over to the iconic yellow cranes, Samson and Goliath, in the Harland and Wolff shipyard where the Titanic was built over 100 years ago. Stops also include landmarks such as the Salmon of Knowledge, the Beacon of Hope, and the Spirit of Belfast where you can marvel at the best public art in the city.

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Belfast: Political Murals, Street Art, and Peace Gate

7. Belfast: Political Murals, Street Art, and Peace Gate

On this 2-hour walk, you will discover some of the modern street art, by international street artists, for which Belfast is now becoming known. After meeting your guide, head into the west of the city to view some of the more controversial political murals. Hear how Northern Ireland is working with locals to create peace. You will also see a project called re-imaging, which aims to put street art or murals up that the local communities want to share with all that pass by.

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Giant's Causeway Full-Day Guided Tour from Belfast

8. Giant's Causeway Full-Day Guided Tour from Belfast

On this full-day excursion to the Giant’s Causeway you’ll leave Belfast at 09:45 with your Irish guide and fellow travel partners for a drive through the rolling farmland of County Antrim to the northern coast of Ireland – an area of outstanding natural beauty. Take an exhilarating walk across the rope bridge to Carrick-a-Rede Island for a real cliff-top experience. This 30-meter deep and 20-meter wide chasm is traversed by a rope bridge erected by salmon fishermen. Visitors bold enough to cross to the rocky island are rewarded with fantastic views of Rathlin and the Scottish islands. Consider crossing at your own risk for a small optional charitable donation to the National Trust, the registered UK charity that maintains the bridge. The Giant's Causeway has often been described as the 8th wonder of the world, and once you have visited the site you’ll quickly see why. The area consists of around 40,000 hexagonal basalt columns formed during a volcano eruption 60 million years ago. This is one of the world’s great natural attractions although many Irish passionately believe the causeway was built buy the Celtic warrior hero Finn McCool! A new and ultra-modern visitor center is now open and provides visitors with unique audio guides and earphones that relate the story of the rock formations in many different languages. You’re guaranteed 2 hours at the Giant's Causeway on this tour before returning to Belfast.

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Game of Thrones & Giant's Causeway: Guided Tour from Belfast

9. Game of Thrones & Giant's Causeway: Guided Tour from Belfast

If you are a fan of the thrilling TV series, 'Game of Thrones,' then this tour is for you. Visit some of the iconic sites from the series in Northern Ireland with an expert guide, and hear all the insider gossip about the cast and crew. Departing from central Belfast, walk into the caves where Melisandre of Asshai gave birth to her 'shadow assassin,' and learn gossip about the morally dubious King Joffrey Baratheon. Continue your journey north to Renly's encampment where the mighty Brienne of Tarth battled and overcame Loras Tyrell. Along with many other exciting 'Game of Thrones' related venues, enjoy a visit to the UNESCO-listed Giant’s Causeway. Although it hasn’t been featured in 'Game of Thrones,' the spectacular site is a must-see. On your journey back to Belfast, enjoy one final stop at the Dark Hedges and explore its natural archway of intertwined trees where Arya Stark dressed as a boy to escape from King’s Landing.

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Belfast: Walls and Bridges Troubles Tour

10. Belfast: Walls and Bridges Troubles Tour

After meeting on the pavement outside Belfast City Hall, you will go through an introduction including a guide to the local humor, before the tour begins with a brief history to set the scene. You will make a quick visit to City Hall before setting out through the City Center, wandering past scenes of the recent troubled past before meandering through the famous Entries. They, like much else in the city have secrets hidden in plain sight. In Belfast, it's often what you don't see or what's hidden subtly below the surface that's the most illuminating The tour will then move down towards the River Lagan, passing the Statue of Harmony on the way and allowing time for photo opportunities. You will follow the river back to the Big Fish before moving back towards the city center again. You will then pass the Albert Clock and move through the Cathedral Quarter which has some wonderful murals, here you will be able to learn how punk rock brought people together, as well as finding the link between the mural and President Clinton. After that you will cut through an entry to visit the sites of Belfast’s radical, humane past on it’s oldest street. The tour concludes with a visit to the First Presbyterian Church, a hidden gem and a building that sits at the center of Irish history. The tour concludes within sight of Belfast City Hall. The pace is gentle, you will cover 2.5 miles whilst being entertained, engaged and informed. You will also receive plenty of insider tips on things to see and do, this is not a standard sightseeing tour although there are plenty of opportunities to do that. It is part walking tour, part theatrical experience. If you're looking for something a little deeper, something that gets below the surface yet is good fun, this is the tour for you.

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What people are saying about Belfast

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4.8 / 5

based on 1,381 reviews

Everyone who is interested in learning about the troubles in Northern Ireland, particularly West Belfast, should take this tour. It is insightful to hear from both sides exactly what they went through from people who experienced it first hand. The tour us upsetting and thought provoking but definitely a must whilst in Belfast. Thank you to the guides who experienced such atrocities and still talk about it to tourists everyday.

Absolutely fascinating tour, getting to hear the stories from both sides of political prisoners of the time. It was hard listening at times, but such a great idea to get both sides I'd the story when there is usually only one narrative. The walk isn't actually that far as there is a lot of stopping, but still wear good comfortable shoes!

What an amazing way to learn about the history of Belfast, an absolute must for anyone visiting this city, Mark our guide was an amazing character who was so knowledgeable about his city, highly recommended.

We had a fabulous time. Our guide, the driver, was amazing. He is well informed and very friendly. My family had an amazing experience.

Excellent experience, be aware, you can book this direct with yellow umbrella for £10 cheaper.