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Belfast: Political Taxi Tour

1. Belfast: Political Taxi Tour

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.

Belfast: Political Conflict 3-Hour Walking Tour

2. Belfast: Political Conflict 3-Hour Walking Tour

Venture beyond the guidebooks 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 were intimately involved as combatants in the period known as The Troubles.  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 Shankill Road, where you will meet with either a Loyalist ex-political prisoner or an ex-member of the security forces who is from the area. 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.

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.

Belfast: Guided Food Walking Tour with Street Art and Pubs

4. Belfast: Guided Food Walking Tour with Street Art and Pubs

On our Secret Food Tour of Belfast, you'll enjoy some of the best food in Northern Ireland. Your tour starts in front of Belfast City Hall. During the tour, you will dine on a freshly prepared breakfast with the locals, relax in historic pubs, and enjoy traditional home-cooked Northern Irish dishes. We'll introduce you to our street art known worldwide. At the end of your tour, you'll have sampled some of Northern Ireland's most delicious dishes and gained a better understanding of its local culture and history.

Belfast: A History of Terror Walking Tour

5. 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 the detailed storytelling of your local expert guide. Born in the years the Troubles began, they weave their own stories and experiences into their tour and bring the history to life. Your 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.

Belfast: Political Murals, Street Art, and Peace Gate

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

On this 2.5 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 murals, which aims to put street art or murals up that the local communities want to share with all that pass by. You will then pass through the loyalist Shankhill area. And the to the peace gates. And view the Peace wall. Taking in the international wall and political murals on the nationalist/republican falls road area. Before desending back into the city center again finishing not far from cityhall.

Belfast: Line of Duty Guided Walking Tour

7. Belfast: Line of Duty Guided Walking Tour

Explore the filming locations from the hit show in central Belfast on a walking tour. The Series 6 finale was a watershed moment for Line of Duty fans. Since Series 2, Belfast has been the show's home. Your expert local guide will take you to iconic locations and share details about the story, the cast, and other information that you won't find anywhere else. Beginning in central Belfast, you will proceed to AC-12 HQ, where Superintendent Ted Hastings leads his team in fighting corruption within the Central Police Force. The series has had its ups and downs, and your guide will show you where Steve Arnott discusses leaving anti-corruption with his ex. You will not get disappointed visiting locations where a dramatic arrest or ambush occurred. See the shooting between Kate, Jo, and Ryan from Season 6 and the car chase in which Kate and Jo got caught. The final stop is one of the most well-known locations in the show, You can stand in the graffiti-covered tunnel where AC-12's covert agents have their secret meetings, throughout the series. This tour is full of memorable moments, so bring your camera.

Belfast: City Center Eclectic Walking Tour

8. Belfast: City Center Eclectic Walking Tour

This eclectic city center tour covers the history, architecture and people of Northern Ireland. Leaving from the city hall you'll discover some of the Belfast buildings along the way that make the city such a beautiful and unique space. Hear about the colorful history that has shaped this part of the island of Ireland over thousands of years. You'll also hear about some of Belfast's famous people and of things invented here. Pass along the river Lagan and look out to sea. See the area now known as the Titanic Quarter and discover the Waterfront Hall. Pass by the Belfast leaning tower, built on the docking point for Queen Victoria on her first visit. You'll then continue on through the birthplace of Belfast to St. Anne's Cathedral in the Cathedral Quarter. It's in this area you'll view the street art and murals and hear of how Belfast and it's people are coming together to reconcile and build a brighter space for all, through it's many free festivals, creative organisations, and new industries. You can then finish the tour in St. Anne's Square. 

Belfast: Music, Street Art, and Pubs Walking Tour

9. Belfast: Music, Street Art, and Pubs Walking Tour

Enjoy the perfect introduction to the city of Belfast on this part street art tour, part bar crawl. Learn about the city's troubled history, find the best places for a pint, and get your bearings of the city center. Meet your local guide in St. Annes Square and see the square's best restaurants, sculptures, and live music venues. Continue your stroll around the city center, following a route designed to show you street art painted by the international artists who descend on Belfast every year. Next, explore the birthplace of a new generation of musicians. As you wander through the city's narrow alleyways, hear how the history of music, from its traditional beginning to its rock and roll, punk, and modern genres, influenced change in Northern Ireland. Throughout your tour, pass by the city's most iconic pubs, including The Crown Liquor Saloon, Robinsons, and The Duke of York. Find out what goes on inside each of them and the best places to enjoy some live music with your drink.

Belfast: Interactive Sensory Cocktail Tasting with 4 Drinks

10. Belfast: Interactive Sensory Cocktail Tasting with 4 Drinks

Find out why you like what you like through a series of sensory experiments and incredible cocktails that use only the best locally distilled spirits. Enjoy a total sensory cocktail experience at one of Belfast's oldest buildings with four cocktails or mocktails. Do some bizarre experiments, find out what kind of taster you are, and take a trip into the Inhibitor's audiovisual world. Then, enjoy some cocktails on the rooftop that have been chosen by your emotional memory and the sensory spectrum through which you experience the world. This experience is set over three floors in one of Belfast's oldest buildings and includes four cocktails.

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4.8 / 5

based on 1,381 reviews

Ours was truly a "living tour". A priceless experience with an exceptional man who is giving back by telling his story and honoring his friends and family by telling theirs. Learned so much from someone who experienced history firsthand. Thank you, Martin!

Our guide Jackie was very knowledgeable and had a first hand perspective of the times of the Troubles. He was also very compassionate and optimistic to keep moving ahead. I highly recommend this unique opportunity.

An enjoyable way to spend 2 hours. I have walked past these buildings and never knew the history behind them. The guide Barney was very knowledgeable and was also witty in how convied the information

A very informative tour - learnt and saw lots! Our guide, Jimmy was great - not sure he paused for breath! Would definitely recommend

Time and money well spent. Very informative and impactful.