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2-Hour Black Taxi Tour of Belfast’s Murals and Peace Walls provided by Belfast Attractions

2-Hour Black Taxi Tour of Belfast’s Murals and Peace Walls

2-Hour Black Taxi Tour of Belfast’s Murals and Peace Walls
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About
Hear historic tales of The Troubles civil rights clash directly from a black taxi driver who lived through them on this 2-hour private driving tour of Belfast. There's nothing like learning historical information directly from the source. This tour allows you to experience Belfast's Falls Road and Shankill Road sites in an authentic way.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Private tour with plenty of time to ask questions about a complicated subject
  • Visit the famous Belfast murals on Falls Road and Shankill Road
  • Hear about Belfast's history from someone who lived through it
  • Convenient hotel or port pickup and drop-off for a seamless experience
What to expect
  • This tour of Belfast with a black taxi driver who lived through the civil rights clash of The Troubles allows you to learn loads more about the city's complicated history than you would traveling on your own. Sit back in rapt attention to your driver's narration, as you visit the famous Belfast murals on Falls Road and Shankill Road, painted by ex-prisoners on both sides of the conflict. Hear four versions of the city's history: the British version, the Republican version, the Loyalist version, and the truth according to someone who lived through it. Listening to your guide's narrative helps you make sense of a tangled history that is complicated and difficult to understand for visitors. You'll also see photos and videos depicting the neighborhoods visited on the tour as they were at that time.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Private tour with plenty of time to ask questions about a complicated subject
  • Visit the famous Belfast murals on Falls Road and Shankill Road
  • Hear about Belfast's history from someone who lived through it
  • Convenient hotel or port pickup and drop-off for a seamless experience
What to expect
  • This tour of Belfast with a black taxi driver who lived through the civil rights clash of The Troubles allows you to learn loads more about the city's complicated history than you would traveling on your own. Sit back in rapt attention to your driver's narration, as you visit the famous Belfast murals on Falls Road and Shankill Road, painted by ex-prisoners on both sides of the conflict. Hear four versions of the city's history: the British version, the Republican version, the Loyalist version, and the truth according to someone who lived through it. Listening to your guide's narrative helps you make sense of a tangled history that is complicated and difficult to understand for visitors. You'll also see photos and videos depicting the neighborhoods visited on the tour as they were at that time.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 34160P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by private vehicle
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Falls Road Library
  • Entry/Admission - Shankill Road
  • Entry/Admission - Peace Wall
  • Entry/Admission - International Mural Wall Divis Street
  • Entry/Admission - Clonard Monastery
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • we pick up free in Belfast city centre outside this radius there will be a surcharge 1km from City hall
  • Belfast City Hall, Donegall Square N, Belfast BT1 5GS, UK We can also pick up 1km from city hall hotels etc for free
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by private vehicle
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Falls Road Library
  • Entry/Admission - Shankill Road
  • Entry/Admission - Peace Wall
  • Entry/Admission - International Mural Wall Divis Street
  • Entry/Admission - Clonard Monastery
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • we pick up free in Belfast city centre outside this radius there will be a surcharge 1km from City hall
  • Belfast City Hall, Donegall Square N, Belfast BT1 5GS, UK We can also pick up 1km from city hall hotels etc for free
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Belfast City Hall
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Falls Road Library
    Stop: 25 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 2
    Shankill Road
    Stop: 25 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 3
    Peace Wall
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 4
    International Mural Wall Divis Street
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 5
    Clonard Monastery
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 6
    Bombay Street
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Crumlin Road Gaol
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Shane McDermott
1 contribution
Thank you Brendan
Nov 2021 • Couples
We had a really great time, our driver Brendan was top class, very friendly and informative. He was a real gent. I would highly recommend this tour and Brendan in particular as a guide to anyone who wants to learn more of life was like during the troubles in Belfast.

Thank you again Brendan

Shane (Donegal) and Therese (Leitrim)
Written November 26, 2021
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Emer
1 contribution
Sean Mc: Excellent Tour Guide
Nov 2021 • Friends
We had driver Sean Mc who was excellent! He had just the right amount of information to keep us engaged and answered all our questions with thoughtful consideration. It was very informative and we found his insight very interesting. Sean's personal experiences really added to this tour and gave us a unique perspective. We really enjoyed this tour and would definitely recommend!!
Written November 21, 2021
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V. Brett
County Mayo, Ireland1 contribution
Drive through history
Oct 2021 • Couples
We really enjoyed our tour. Brendan, our driver was fantastic. Very informative and pleasant man. He gave a fantastic insight to what it was like living through the troubles.
Written October 31, 2021
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Y May
2 contributions
Great tour, brilliant guide
Oct 2021 • Couples
Brilliant tour by Davy and amazing to hear the stories told by someone who lived in the area during the time of the troubles. Would definitely recommend. Thanks Davy!
Written October 17, 2021
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Maps41228798433
Thank you for taking the time to write Davy this 5 star review. Aoife
Written October 18, 2021
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Alexis C
4 contributions
Amazing tour that everyone should take
Oct 2021
The driver had deep knowledge of the murals and told an in-depth story of the Troubles. It was interesting and really enlightened me to Belfast. Highly recommend this to any who wants to hear history along with seeing the murals.
Written October 5, 2021
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Maps41228798433
Thank you for this excellent review and taking the time to share with other tourist.
Written October 17, 2021
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Robin S
1 contribution
Black Cab Tour is a must do!
Aug 2021
We did a political tour with our driver Sean Mc. It was absolutely stunning! Our driver Sean Mc told us loads of very interesting facts about the Troubles and the areas we drove through. At every spot were we stopped and got out of the cab he told us a lot about the sites and answered all of our questions. But it was not like "just telling some facts out of the history books" but more like different perspectives and a lot of knowledge from a local person who experienced the times back then.
Even though I thought my knowledge about the Troubles was not too bad I was absolutely impressed by the tour!
Definitely a must do when in Belfast.
Written September 1, 2021
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Hi We delighted you enjoyed our award winning tour with the original drivers who lived and worked during the conflict. Our drivers come from Republican and loyalist working class communities and tell 800 years or Irish/British. Thank you Tierna
Written September 15, 2021
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Moira L
1 contribution
as above
Jul 2021
I had the tour on 14th July with Jim, who picke me at the Clayton Hotel. I would highly recommend him! He is knowledgeable, fun and flexible. I will be asking for him when I return to Belfast later in the year for a longer tour. Jim, sorry for delay in posting this! I was in Donegal and Sligo after Belfast and neither of my rentals had wifi! Looking forward to meeting with you again and thanks for the amazing insights you gave me. Those walls are scary and should make all of us, especially those from the Republic, reflect on the fragility of 'peace'. Moira Leydon, Meath
Written August 31, 2021
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Maps41228798433
Thank you Jim is delighted you took the time to write this wonderful review. Best regards Aoife
Written September 1, 2021
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Seamus
1 contribution
Excellent tour guide
Aug 2021 • Couples
The driver was awesome at bringing the history of Belfast to life and had the hair standing on the back of our necks with the real insight of the murals and peace walls. Definitely recommend doing this tour.
Written August 29, 2021
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Maps41228798433
Thank you for this amazing review Gerard. Best regards Aoife
Written August 30, 2021
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Ryan C
Cork, Ireland3 contributions
Black taxi tour
Aug 2021 • Couples
We did the black taxi tour with the best driver, Brendan! Brendan had so much knowledge and was so friendly, we had a good laugh!
Written August 22, 2021
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Maps41228798433
Hi Brendan delight with this amazing review Thanks Alisa
Written August 30, 2021
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olivia
2 contributions
Must do tour when visiting Belfast!
Aug 2021
We are visiting from Canada and was told the black cab tour was a must do. It did not disappoint! Davy was an amazing driver...he was very informative, friendly and went above and beyond. We were not knowledgeable about the troubles in Belfast but Davy was more than happy to answer all of our questions. This tour was definitely a highlight of our time in Belfast and our favourite tour in Northern Ireland. I would recommend anyone visiting to take this tour to learn the history of this beautiful city and their people.
Written August 19, 2021
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Maps41228798433
Thank you Davy delighted you took the time to write this review. Aoife
Written August 20, 2021
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Great
John R (JR) took us on the 2 hours tour regarding the toubles. The tour was first class and JR was very approachab
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Belfast tour
A Fantastic and detailed tour which exceeded our expectations. It was eye opening, first hand incredibly comprehens
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What Brendan doesn't know isn't worth knowing...
Fantastic tour by Brendan; a true gent who made our first day visiting Belfast. What Brendan did not know about the
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Great tour with Gerard
I strongly would recommend this tour to anyone interested in history, politics and above all game of thrones. Me an
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Wonderful experience
The tour was a great experience. Our guide was very friendly and informative. I would go on this tour again in the
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If you only do one tour in Belfast do this
Our driver Jim couldn’t have made this a better experience, his knowledge was amazing the journey took us through b
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The best trip!
We thoroughly enjoyed our black taxi tour with driver Brendan he made the experience enjoyable as he was funny but
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Thank you Brendan
Had a great tour with Brendan. Extremely insightful from a man who experienced the troubles first hand himself. Tol
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Excellent
Brendan was the taxi driver. Ask for brendan! The best tour I have ever been one. The man is a fountain of knowled
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Black taxi tour
Unbelievable experience, our driver Brendan was really friendly and full of local knowledge. I would 100% recommend
Poleinahole
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Passionate and Personal Tour
Brilliant introduction to understanding the history of the “Troubles” by a guide who lived through it and who had
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Fantastic tour
We had a brilliant tour . Brendan was our guide . Very interesting and intelligent. With a deep knowledge of the ci
Caitlin D
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Great tour
Brendan gave us a brilliant tour and what a lovely man. Very informative a great experience. Would highly recommend
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Real, informative but also easy to follow. Excellent.
Davy gave us an absolutely fantastic tour of the Murals and relevant sites of The Troubles. He lived through the ex
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Great and rewarding visit with Brendan
I took a 2 hour black cab tour with my friends to learn more about the history of Ireland and Belfast. We were not
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