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Political Tour-Conflicting Stories

#27 of 193 Tours in Belfast
Belfast, United Kingdom
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About Political Tour-Conflicting Stories
Discover a side of Belfast you won't find in the Tourist books, We invite you to walk the streets of the city on both sides of the Peace Line with the men and women who have served time in prisons for standing up for their beliefs. Ex-political prisoners from the Republican Falls Road and Loyalists or ex British soldiers from the Shankill Road, all ex-combatants who grew up the the area will share their own personal stories on this 3 hour tour
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Understanding Belfast's troubled history with a honestly presented political tour by Republican and Loyalist ex-political prisoners. Discover a side of Belfast you won't find in the Tourist books, We invite you to walk the streets of the city on both sides of the Peace Line with the men and women who have served time in prisons of Northern Ireland for standing up for their beliefs. Republican and Loyalist ex-prisoners will share their own personal stories and the effects on their communities and explain the murals that tell the local history and culture of each area. The only tour to give you two truly opposing views of the Troubles on this 3 hours walking tour through the streets of West Belfast.
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I cant think there can be many better walking tours anywhere. An amazing insight into what was a backdrop of my younger life. In spite of at least one previous review (which was clearly biased) both guides, Jack and Gary, gave a reasonably balanced commentary...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank david l
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This trip is a must for anyone wanting to understand 'The Troubles' from the points of view of the communities either side of the 'Peace walls' in Belfast. Both guides were very well-informed, having been personally involved in the conflict. It would be great if...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If hearing both side of the story is what you’re after, you’ll definitely get it from this tour. Still done fairly objectively, it’s an interesting view of history from people who know

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Adam C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There was a sharp contrast between the two guides on the walking tour. Eugene on the Falls Road seemed much more relaxed and confident. Mark, on the Shankhill Road was more animated but also less convincing. He projected a rather inconsistent message. On the one...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Rod W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I found the tour fascinating especially Rocky talking about the history and conflict on the Falls side. He was very passionate when talking about the history and past events! On the Shankhill Road I couldn’t really here the guide as he was quite quiet spoken...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Highly interesting tour with two competent guides. A touching and sensitive subject well presented. We are glad to have joined.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took this tour last Sunday at 9:30. My first bit of advice is, if you take a morning tour and plan on finding your own way to the meeting point, don't rely on directions from Google to get you there! I was staying in...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank DanCWa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the tour under the pretense that we were getting a fair balance of views from both sides of the troubles. The first half seemed to do that. The second part was disgusting to listen to from a southern and catholic perspective. The Protestant...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great way to hear from two very different sides to the stories of West Belfast. First part of the tour was with Paul, an (ex)IRA soldier imprisoned with a lot of the names from the troubles. Walking up the Falls road and seeing...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank PatrickM79
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This two-part tour is a must if you want to understand more on the conflict in Northern Ireland and in West Belfast specifically. Our guides presented their side very differently and the contrast could be startling at times. Wherever your sympathies lie, it is sobering...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Carol B
July 26, 2019|
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Response from thelevins1 | Reviewed this property |
No more than a few city blocks really. Most time spent at the various historical sites listening to discussion
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jmtyu
June 22, 2019|
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Response from Steven Y | Reviewed this property |
Will not be advisable.the walk from the end of the tour to the ibis is a good distance...I would not suggest it
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May 27, 2019|
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We have a normal 24 hour policy info place. You can cancel for a full refund until this time except in exceptional circumstances such as ship not docking.
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