Join us for a memorable black taxi tour that takes you on a journey through the rich history and culture of Belfast and the Crumlin Road Gaol. The Belfast Mural and Crumlin Road Gaol Combo Tour is a five-star rated tour and one of the most sought-after experiences in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
This political mural tour, which has been featured on British, European, and US television, offers passengers a unique opportunity to explore the famous West Belfast murals in the comfort of a black taxi, accompanied by a local guide who provides political and historical insights and local knowledge about the murals and the events of “The Troubles.”
The tour concludes with a visit to the Crumlin Road Gaol, a former prison in North Belfast and the only remaining Victorian-era prison in Northern Ireland, now a popular tourist attraction. Some notable figures who were imprisoned here include De Valera and Ian Paisley. During the guided tour, you’ll learn about the 17 men who were executed and buried in the prison.
As you travel along the Loyalist Shankill Road, Republican Falls Road, and the peace walls that divide the communities, your Tour guide will share the history behind each mural and the stories they depict. The tour provides ample opportunities to stop, exit the vehicle, take photos, and ask questions. You’ll even have the chance to sign your name on the world-famous Peace Wall, which has separated Catholic and Protestant communities in Belfast for years.
Book your Belfast Mural Tour and Crumlin Road Gaol tour today to discover the raw and colorful history of Belfast with local guides who have lived through “The Troubles” and have fascinating stories to share. We are the only black taxi tour company in Belfast that is jointly owned by both a Protestant and a Catholic, allowing us to provide a fair and unbiased tour of the political and mural landscape of the city.
For special group rates and discounts for children, please don’t hesitate to call us at 02896 00 50 23 or email us at [email protected]. We look forward to accommodating your requests and delivering the best black taxi cab tour experience in Belfast.
Note: We have a special relationship with Crumlin Road Gaol, which offers an entrance discount. This offer will soon be available as an add-on when booking your Belfast Mural Tour.
Your Belfast Mural Tour commences in the Shankill Road area, known as the Protestant/British neighborhood. Your black taxi driver will provide a comprehensive history of the area starting with King William III's arrival in Ireland in 1690 to defeat King James II at the Battle of the Boyne. They will then discuss the recent troubles that took place from 1969 to 1998 and the peace agreement that ended it. During a short walk, the driver will explain the significance of the loyalist murals in the area and offer the opportunity to take photographs.
The Belfast Mural Tour starts in the Protestant/British neighborhood of Shankill Road, where your black taxi cab driver will give you an in-depth history of the area. Beginning with King William III's victory over King James II in the Battle of the Boyne in 1690, your driver will then cover the recent troubles that lasted from 1969 to the signing of the peace agreement in 1998. During a brief walk, your driver will guide you through the loyalist murals in the area and explain their significance. You'll also have the chance to take your own photos of the Belfast murals.
The tour continues to Clonard Martyrs Memorial Garden in Bombay Street where, according to some, the modern troubles began with the burning of Catholic homes. This is also the birthplace of the Provisional IRA. Your black taxi driver will provide a detailed explanation of each section of the garden and its purpose. The next stop is the Sinn Fein press office, featuring one of the most recognizable Falls Road murals: the Bobby Sands mural. Your driver will enlighten you on the history of Bobby Sands and the 1981 Irish hunger strike at Maze Prison.
The tour concludes at the International Wall, showcasing an array of murals with a common theme of "highlighting oppression," ranging from the 1969 race riots in America to contemporary events in Palestine.
Prices start from £90 for 1 – 2 people. £45 pp thereafter
For peace of mind, you can request an invoice to pay in advance. You can also pay with cash on the day of your tour. The choice is yours.
The Belfast Political Mural Tour typically lasts for 90 minutes.
Yes, wheelchair friendly cabs are available. If you have any additional needs, please make us aware at the time of booking. Cabs can take up to 8 passengers.
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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