Official World Famous Belfast Taxi Tour

Official World Famous Belfast Taxi Tour

Get a local’s insight into the Troubles that divided Belfast and how they shaped the city and its street art on this intimate street art tour. See colourful murals created by both Republican/Nationalist and Loyalist/Unionist communities, including the celebrated Peace Wall, as you travel around Belfast with ease in your very own Private Transportation!
You will visit the areas that where deeply scarred during the conflict as well as learning over 800 years of history. Your guide will provide visual aids to help you imagine how life was like during the Troubles and your tour will visit the politically charged murals from both sides of the divide as well as stopping at the memorial gardens to the dead, stops include a visit to the peace lines and peace walls , you will get to write your name on the largest Peace Wall in Western Europe and leave a message!
We Also Provide Umbrellas for when it's raining!
Several start times are available so this Private tour will slot into most schedules.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: 139 Falls Road, Belfast BT12 6AF Northern Ireland

A visit to the World Famous Murals at the International Wall to learn all about the conflict. Ample photo opportunities-Learn about Belfast's Dark History! Get a local’s insight into the Troubles that divided Belfast and how they shaped the city and its street art on this intimate street art tour. See colorful murals created by both Nationalist and Loyalist communities, including the celebrated Peace Wall, as you travel around Belfast with ease in your very own Private Transportation!

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Peace Wall, 15 Cupar Way, Belfast BT13 2RX Northern Ireland

A tour and history on the Peace Wall which still divides Belfast to this very day. Write your Name and a Message of Hope on the Wall, other notable signatories include US President Bill Clinton and the Dalai Lama

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Clonard Monastery, 1A Clonard Gardens, Belfast BT13 2RL Northern Ireland

See the beautiful Clonard Monastery and where it is situated right in the middle of no-mans land.

Stop At: Clonard Gardens, Belfast BT13 2RL, UK

A visit to Clonard Martyrs Memorial Garden. You will learn a lot of history and how the conflict began in 1969, Address: Bombay Street, Clonard.
Commemorating: Fallen Volunteers of "C" Company, 2nd Battalion, Belfast Brigade, Oglaigh na hEireann. Civilian casualties from the Greater Clonard area. Deceased Republican prisoners from the Greater Clonard area 1916-1970.
Commissioned by: Greater Clonard Ex-Prisoners' Association.
Date unveiled: 20 August 2000
Notes: Plaques in memory of all Republican prisoners from the area who have died since 1916 were unveiled on 11 March 2001. Annual commemorative march held around 11th March.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Shankill Road, Shankill Rd, Belfast Northern Ireland

View the Loyalist UDA & UVF Murals
See King William of Orange Aka King Billy Mural
Take photos

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: International Mural Wall Divis Street, A 501 Divis Street, Belfast BT12 4AL Northern Ireland

Politically Charged Street Art Murals in Northern Ireland have become symbols of Northern Ireland, depicting the region's past and present political and religious divisions.

Belfast and Derry contain arguably the most famous political murals in Europe. It is believed that almost 2,000 murals have been documented since the 1970s. In 2014, the book, The Belfast Mural Guide estimated that, in Belfast, there were approximately 300 quality murals on display, with many more in varying degrees of age and decay. Murals commemorate, communicate and display aspects of culture and history. The themes of murals often reflect what is important to a particular community. A mural therefore exists to express an idea or message and could generally be seen as reflecting values held dear to that community.

In Irish republican areas the themes of murals can range from the 1981 Irish hunger strike, with particular emphasis on strike leader Bobby Sands; murals of international solidarity with revolutionary groups are equally common, as are those which highlight a particular issue, for example the Ballymurphy Massacre or the McGurk's Bar bombing. In working class unionist communities, murals are used to promote Ulster loyalist paramilitary groups such as the Ulster Defence Association and Ulster Volunteer Force and commemorate their deceased members. However traditional themes such as William III of England and the Battle of the Boyne, the Battle of the Somme and the 36th Ulster Division are equally common

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Shankill Road, Shankill Rd, Belfast Northern Ireland

The Bayardo Bar attack took place on 13 August 1975 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. A unit of the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA), led by Brendan McFarlane, launched a bombing and shooting attack on a pub on Aberdeen Street, in the loyalist Shankill area. IRA members claimed the pub was targeted because it was frequented by members of the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF). Four Protestant civilians and one UVF member were killed, while more than fifty were injured.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Bobby Sands Mural, 49 Falls Rd, Belfast BT13 2QR, UK

In Irish republican areas the themes of murals can range from the 1981 Irish hunger strike, with particular emphasis on strike leader Bobby Sands

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: St Peter's Cathedral, St. Peters Square South, Belfast BT12 4BU Northern Ireland

Saint Peter's Cathedral, Belfast. (Irish: Ard Eaglais Naomh Peadar) is the Roman Catholic cathedral church for the Diocese of Down and Connor, and is therefore the episcopal seat of the Roman Catholic Bishop of Down and Connor. It is located in the Divis Street area of the Falls Road in Belfast, Northern Ireland and construction began in the 1860s. It is home to St Peter's Schola Cantorum (Choir).

Duration: 1 minute

Stop At: Cupar Way, Belfast BT13, UK

The peace lines or peace walls are a series of separation barriers in Northern Ireland that separate predominantly Republican and Nationalist Catholic neighbourhoods from predominantly Loyalist and Unionist Protestant neighbourhoods. They have been built at urban interface areas in Belfast, Derry, Portadown and elsewhere. The stated purpose of the peace lines is to minimise inter-communal violence between Catholics (most of whom are nationalists who self-identify as Irish and Protestants (most of whom are unionists who self-identify as British.
The peace lines range in length from a few hundred yards to over three miles (5 km). They may be made of iron, brick, and/or steel and are up to 25 feet (8 m) high. Some have gates in them (sometimes staffed by police) that allow passage during daylight but are closed at night.
The majority of peace walls are located in Belfast, but they also exist in Derry, Portadown, and Lurgan.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Clonard Martyrs Memorial Garden, Bombay St, Belfast BT13 2RX Northern Ireland

Commemorating: Fallen Volunteers of "C" Company, 2nd Battalion, Belfast Brigade, Oglaigh na hEireann. Civilian casualties from the Greater Clonard area. Deceased Republican prisoners from the Greater Clonard area 1916-1970.

Duration: 10 minutes



Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Stroller accessible"
"Near public transportation"
"Infants must sit on laps"
"Tour Start Times 9am 11am 1pm 3pm 5pm Please indicate which time slot suits you"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Face masks provided for travelers"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Gear/equipment sanitized between use"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"



Duración: 90 To 100 Minutes
Lugar de comienzo: Traveler pickup is offered
Free Pick up Belfast City Centre-Outside Belfast City Centre Incurs Extra Charges Including Airbnbs Typically £10 Extra pickup and drop back off each way.
We Do Not Offer Airport Pickup Or Drop Off!
Free Train Stations Pickup Central Belfast.
Drop off After Your Tour at Either Crumlin Road Gaol or Titanic Museum is Also Extra £5 (Cash) Paid Directly To Your Guide. Please Message Us For Further Details including Exact Extra Charges.
Cruise ship Clients an additional charge of £30 paid directly to your guide.


Ports

  • Belfast



Cancelaciones y devoluciones: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Incluye

  • See the Bobby Sands, Falls Road, and Shankill political murals up close
  • Learn more about the city’s former conflict from your guide
  • Gain intimate insight into Belfast’s history and culture from your guide
  • Let your driver handle navigation, leaving you free to admire the city
  • Benefit from the personalized service and itinerary of a private tour
  • Optimize your time with hassle-free round-trip transfer from your hotel
  • Free Pick Up Central Belfast
  • Private transportation
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • See the Peace Walls and Peace Gates Up Close
  • Write your name on the Peace Wall
  • Entry/Admission - Clonard Gardens
  • Entry/Admission - Shankill Road
  • Entry/Admission - International Mural Wall Divis Street
  • Entry/Admission - St Peter's Cathedral
  • Entry/Admission - Clonard Martyrs Memorial Garden

No Incluye

  • Tip for your Guide
  • Extra Pickup Charges Apply Outside Belfast Central
  • Upgrade to Top of The Range Luxury Mercedes Benz V-Class for £10(Where Available)
  • Extra pickup charge varies for instance pickup and drop off: Airbnb outside Central Belfast is £10
  • Extra pickup charge varies: pickup & drop-off from the Port & includes international airport is £32
  • Drop off After Your Tour to Titanic Museum or Crumlin Road Gaol Extra £5 Cash

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