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Belfast: Murals Taxi Tour

1. Belfast: Murals Taxi Tour

Immerse yourself in the history of the Troubles in Belfast on this taxi tour and see some of the city's most iconic murals. The murals depict the most important events and figures in Belfast's political history.  Get picked up from your hotel and head to your first stop, Divis Tower. Learn about its importance during the Troubles and take some photos. Continue to the International Wall and learn about the wall's current murals.  At your next stop, the Peace Wall, hear its history and write a message on the wall. Continue to West Belfast to see several political murals and hear their stories. Stop at Bombay Street to see where the Troubles started and visit the memorial garden. Learn about political segregation at Crumlin Road Gaol before continuing to Lower Shankill, Belfast's main Protestant area. Here, see the Shankill's most important murals and learn about their history before getting dropped off back at your hotel.

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.

Belfast: Private Black Taxi Cab Political Murals Tour

3. Belfast: Private Black Taxi Cab Political Murals Tour

Immerse yourself in Belfast's troubled political history through its murals on a 1.5 Hour guided black taxi tour. Listen to challenging narratives and personal recollections from your accredited guide as you journey through the most important locations in the city's past, including the Falls and Shankill Roads.Picking you up from your Hotel, you will travel to our first Mural at the base of the world Famous Divis Flats a former British Army Watch Tower,. Your guide will always explain the context of the murals on the way. Your guide will always try and find out your level of knowledge, this ensures that the tour will always be pitched at the right level. Under no circumstances will you arrive at the Murals and jump right in. Next you will visit the International Wall which marks entry into Republican West Belfast. Learn about these Murals that show support for various oppressed communities, local and international events. As you drive around this area, listen to remarkable stories from your guide. Your next stop is the Hunger Strike Mural featuring Bobby Sands. Continue your tour by entering Loyalist Belfast, starting by signing your name on the Peace Wall (not compulsory) before driving along the Shankill Road. Here, see many memorial murals of UVF and UFF Volunteers, The Royal Family and many memorials to victims of the conflict Remember this is your tour, please let your guide know your requirements. You may want to concentrate on seeing mural after murals with just a basic description from your guide. Other visitors are interested in the politics and getting to know about life growing up in the areas visited. Please don't suffer in silence, your guide will be more than happy to alter the format of the tour Please be advised that because of the pricing bracket there is no solo traveller option on this tour. The price per person decreases as your private group increases. Please only book when you are totally satisfied with the price.

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What people are saying about Divis Tower

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4.7 / 5

based on 911 reviews

First part of the tour was excellent and informative. Balanced narrative given. This was contrasted with the inciting nature of the second part of the tour. 40 minutes of a lecture next to the peacewall was overly excessive and bordered on propaganda at times. Don't mistake passion for pushing an agenda. A shame as it took away from the overall experience and reduced the time spent on more interesting spots which could have been seen on the second half of the tour.

Cannot recommend enough. This was an amazing tour Jim was so knowledgeable and thought provoking whist having a warm humour and manner, if everyone I meet in Belfast is a Jim then this is the tour and city for me! Get booked with this man. 5 stars everyday

I enjoyed it very much and the driver was so friendly and polite and told us the history of the troubles

Hugh our tour guide was excellent. Full off history knowledge. Highly recommend Hugh and the tour

Absolutely fantastic tour, would recommend it to anyone. Brilliant!