Guided tour

Belfast: Murals Taxi Tour

4.9 / 5

17 reviews

Activity provider: XploreBelfastMurals

Belfast: Murals Taxi Tour

Activity provider: XploreBelfastMurals
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From US$ 38.86 per person

Explore the Falls and Shankill Roads on this taxi tour of Belfast. See iconic murals and learn about the city's political history.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Hotel pickup in the city center
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 7 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Travel back in time to the Northern Irish Troubles through murals and storytelling
  • Drive through Protestant and Catholic communities in an iconic black taxi cab
  • Witness the Peace Line and learn about its history and why it gets locked daily
  • Visit landmarks dedicated to locals and learn about their importance to Belfast
  • See the Divis Tower and the place where the Troubles started on Bombay Street
Full description

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.

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  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private air-conditioned transportation

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    • The tour will take place in a historic black taxi
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.9 /5

    based on 17 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      5/5
    • Transportation
      4.7/5
    • Value for money
      4.8/5

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    Jim was our guide and he was brilliant. Full of information that gave a balanced picture of the Troubles from both sides. The visits to the Falls Rd and Shankill Rd showing the murals, the 40ft high "Peace Wall" and the memorial parks gave a real insight into the Troubles that I have never heard or seen on TV or read before. At times the tour was emotional on how humans can do this to each other. Jim was always sensitive and managed in his Irish way to make the trip very enjoyable as well as educational and used humour to lighten the load.

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    June 23, 2022

    Jim was very friendly. It was fascinating to see the real places that I had previously only seen indirectly on the news. Jim helped bring history to life and the use of photos was very valuable. I got the impression that I knew more of the obvious detail than some of the people who take the tour so Jim had to adjust his usual 'script' but he did this pretty quickly and was very happy to answer questions and provide insights and detail beyond the obvious to the point that it felt like we were having a real conversation. The time went very quickly. This was the highlight of my trip to Belfast. I would recommend the tour without reservation.

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    June 13, 2022

    Small taxi tour much better than a bus and more personalized. We also got to see both sides of the wall which apparently isn't always possible by bus.

    June 28, 2022

    Product ID: 407412