Join us for the ultimate black taxi tour experience in Belfast and beyond. Our award-winning, 5-star rated Belfast Mural Tours offer a rich and insightful journey through the city’s political, cultural, and historical landscape.
As you tour Belfast in the comfort of a black taxi cab or executive vehicle, you will be guided by local experts who will share their knowledge and perspectives on the city’s world-famous murals. The tours are private, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the experience and ask questions as you go.
Your journey will take you along the Loyalist Shankill Road, the Republican Falls Road, and the iconic peace walls that separate these communities, and your guide will explain the history and stories behind each mural. You will have opportunities to take photos, ask questions, and even sign the world-famous peace wall.
Embark on a journey to discover the raw and vibrant history of Belfast, and hear stories from local guides who have lived through the conflict and have much to share. Book your tour with belfastblacktaxitour.com today for a truly unforgettable experience.
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Your Belfast Mural Tour starts in the Shankill Road neighborhood, a predominantly Protestant and British area. Your knowledgeable Black Taxi driver will guide you through the area's rich history, starting with King William III's victory over King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. You'll learn about the recent troubles, which lasted from 1969 until the signing of the peace agreement in 1998. During a brief walking tour, your driver will point out the Loyalist murals and explain their significance. You'll have the chance to capture pictures of these vibrant and thought-provoking pieces of public art.
The peace walls in Belfast were created to separate the Catholic (Nationalist) and Protestant (Unionist) communities, after violence erupted in 1969. Initially meant to be temporary, the effectiveness of the first "peace lines" led to their extension and reinforcement, resulting in permanent structures that still stand today. Despite their original purpose, the walls now feature art and messages of hope from visitors.
On the black taxi tour, you will make a stop at the Clonard Martyrs Memorial Garden in Bombay Street. This area is regarded by some as the birthplace of the modern troubles in Belfast, as Catholic residents were forced to flee their homes. It is also the place where the Provisional IRA was formed. Your guide will provide a comprehensive explanation of each section of the garden and its significance. The tour will then proceed to the Sinn Fein press office, home to one of the most famous murals on Falls Road, depicting Bobby Sands. You will learn about the life of Bobby Sands and the 1981 Irish hunger strike at the Maze Prison.
The last stop of the tour is the International Wall, where you will view a diverse collection of murals in Belfast. These murals are focused on bringing attention to oppression, from the 1969 race riots in America to ongoing situations in Palestine.
Prices start from £60 for 1 – 2 people.£30pp after Larger group booking are also catered for.
For peace of mind, you can request an invoice to pay in advance. Alternatively you can also pay a deposit online to reserve the tour and then pay the remainder with cash on the day of your tour. The choice is yours.
The Political and Mural Tour typically lasts for 90 minutes.
Yes, wheelchair friendly cabs are available. If you have any disabled needs, please make us aware at the time of booking so the appropriate vehicles can be provided.
Our tour typically departs from 3 Donegall Square East, Belfast. If you would like picked up from your hotel additional charges would apply. * Additional fees do exist for locations outside of Belfast City Centre.
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