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“A Must in Belfast” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Belfast Mural Tours

Belfast Mural Tours
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Belfast Mural Tour
Ranked #3 of 106 Tours in Belfast
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: offering tours in ENGLISH, FRENCH SPANISH. WORLD HOST and WELCOME HOST service providers, NITB CERTIFIED (levels 1&2), John and Joe head up this team of local tour guides, with decades of experience between them, and specialising in the famous Belfast murals,an unforgettable experience is guaranteed. With the emphasis on the needs of the customer, our tours can be tailored to suit both your timescale and budget. Local guides bring local knowledge, this is a narrative you will not better in any book or media. Visiting the infamous FALLS and SHANKILL areas, peace walls and barriers, and much, much more, we take you to the heart of our history. Guides Certified and trained to NITB standards. "I learned more in a morning with these guys than I have in 20 years of reporting"... HECTOR O hEOCHAGAIN, IRISH TV/RADIO presenter. "Joe McCullough doesn't need a script to conduct his tour"...DAVID BLEVINS, IRELAND CORRESPONDENT, SKY NEWS.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access
Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“A Must in Belfast”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2014

We had been in Belfast for a few days and had seen a few of the murals when we visited the Falls Rd/Shankill Rd area ourselves. Then we met John one morning as we were getting set to leave Belfast. He gave us his card and after we had given it some thought we decided to take a tour with him. It was the best decision we have ever made.
John took us to places we had missed, as well as some we had seen. But his informative and balanced perspective on the story behind all the places we visited was a real eye opener for us. He gave us a great insight into the history of the area, explanations about why some things were as they are, and made the the whole experience one to remember.
John was so knowledgeable, yet perfectly objective in his accounts. He was warm and friendly and did everything he could to make this an experience for us to remember. He took us to all the significant sites, told us the story behind each one, and made the place come alive with his anecdotes.
This is a trip you must do in Belfast and John is your man. We could not recommend John more highly for a real insight into the life of this area.
John and Kath Stewart.

Visited May 2014
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belfastmuraltours, Manager at Belfast Mural Tours, responded to this review, May 15, 2014
Hi Kath
I am so glad you enjoyed your experience,
we are confident we produce the most informative mural tour on offer in Belfast today,
local guides, certified and approved, and many excellent reviews,
we do exactly what it says on the tin

thank you
john
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Dublin, Ireland
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“Excellent, informative and interesting tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2014

We found the tour very interesting, our guide was Brian R and he was really knowledgable, informative and friendly. He was also very enthusiastic when telling us the history behind the troubles. We would have a great interest in Irish history so found the level of detail perfect. I liked that he was a local and had a personal insight into the situation however he always gave a balanced view. We couldn't have asked for a better tour or guide! Thanks Brian for a great tour!

Visited May 2014
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belfastmuraltours, Manager at Belfast Mural Tours, responded to this review, May 6, 2014
HI Ciara
Brian has seen your review and is very pleased you took the time to write of your experience

thank you
JOHN
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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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“Short trip”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2014

I was part of a school trip which took this tour as part of our studen's learning experience. We had Joe who was a fountain of knowledge,honesty and interest.No question was a 'stupid question' and it really brought to life the stories I witnessed as a child on tv. Would recommend this tour to any one.

Visited May 2014
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belfastmuraltours, Owner at Belfast Mural Tours, responded to this review, May 5, 2014
HI MASIE

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, It was a pleasure showing you through the areas
I must commend the students who not only showed an interest, but were a credit to your school and great ambassadors, I thoroughly enjoyed their company

thank you so much and I am looking forward to working with you all in the future

JOE
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Buffalo, New York
1 review
“Wonderful Tour - Insightful, Balanced, Friendly”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2014

We travelled to Belfast in a group of 25 students as part of a study abroad program in Europe. Obviously, we couldn’t fit in one cab, so we split up into groups of five. All five tours had a positively fantastic experience. The murals incredible in their own right, but the stories that our guides shared with us are what made the tours truly great. Each guide had a different experience and relationship to the murals, so each tour we took was a little different; but they were all perceptive and thoughtful. When we shared stories, it seemed that each guide had a personal connection to the Troubles, some even having participated in them. We also really appreciated their willingness to answer our questions about the murals and Belfast's history. Being in small groups and having a chance to really talk to our guides was far more personal, and more engaging, than a bus tour would've been. The tour doesn't last so long - maybe about two hours - and it is a truly special way to get a sense of Belfast. We would wholeheartedly recommend these tours to anyone visiting Belfast and hoping to really engage with the murals.

Visited April 2014
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belfastmuraltours, Owner at Belfast Mural Tours, responded to this review, May 1, 2014
Hi Pededrick

Thank you all for travelling with us, its good that you point out that all 5 groups had a great personal interaction with their drivers,

All our guides are certified WorldHost and WelcomeHost service providers, but more than that, they are Local guides bringing local and first hand knowledge of the history you travel through.

Thank you
JOE
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Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
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“Belfast Murals Tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2014

My husband Dave & I went on tour with John last Saturday, and we are so pleased we did. Informative & well balanced it gave us an insight to the way people have lived with conflict most of their lives. Johns' recall of dates & statistics was impressive. He was extremely helpful when he noticed that Dave wasn't very mobile. We will be recommending the tour to any friends & family who intend visiting Belfast. Regards Chris x

Visited April 2014
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belfastmuraltours, Manager at Belfast Mural Tours, responded to this review, May 1, 2014
HI Christina

A great review and thank you for your recommendation to others, we really appreciate that,
I was so glad I could help you both in every way

JOHN
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