Provides a fascinating insight in to the history of “The Troubles”.
We all have our own stories to tell. Join us for a unique and personal insight into Belfast's well-known past often referred to as “The Troubles." With a local guide, you will enjoy an educational, often emotional, yet fascinating tour.
During your tour, we will visit many historic sites and discuss events which have been significant in Northern Ireland's history. We provide you with an impartial tour focusing on two main areas. The predominately Protestant/Unionist Shankill Road area and the predominately Catholic/Nationalist Falls Road area. Both suffered immensely during “The Troubles” with many of the struggles depicted on the walls as the famous Belfast Murals.
We will visit and discuss the famous Bobby Sands Mural, who died aged 27 whilst on Hunger Strike. The International Wall includes murals on political themes and famous figures. This is in the nationalist area of Belfast where can see Divis Tower, which in the past, had a lookout tower manned by the British Army.
Our infamous peace walls were originally constructed to protect neighbourhoods from attacks and provide a sense of protection. Take your opportunity to write on the wall where both US President Clinton and the Dalai Lama have added their signatures, providing you with excellent photo opportunities.
We will pass the Crumlin Road Gaol which was opened in 1845 and closed as a working prison in 1996. Now a visitor centre, the gaol and cafe can be pre-booked directly with the gaol. You can arrange to finish your Black Taxi tour at the Goal, but please request this when booking the Political Tour.
All our tours are designed to suit the individual and airport or hotel pick-ups can be arranged at an additional cost.