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Belfast Political Tour-Conflicting Stories in Two Taxis

Belfast Political Tour-Conflicting Stories in Two Taxis
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About
The opportunity to experience a tour of a lifetime.   Unknown to most, modern-day Belfast remains a divided city. 40 kilometers of a physical wall, up to ten meters high in some locations divides two religious communities living side by side. For more than 30 years, the controversial time is known as "The Troubles" has had a powerful impact on the city and its residents. Very few people, if any, were unaffected by the violence that plagued the area, and everyone has a story to tell. We invite you to hear first-hand accounts from both sides of this conflicted region. This is a unique opportunity for you to discover the real story you won't get from history books; shared by people who were intimately involved in this turbulent period of modern history. Republican and Loyalist ex-prisoners or ex-British soldiers share their own stories Explore- up close, the world-famous murals of the city and understand the stories behind them.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 15m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 15m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 51652P1
Call +6037-7240250
Important information
Inclusions
  • Two Guides
  • Private transportation
  • Two taxis
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
2h 15m
Departure details
  • Hotel ibis Belfast City Centre, 100 Castle St, Belfast BT1 1HF, UK Departure Point: Tour starts at Divis Tower 10 minute walk from City Hall and 30 minutes from Queens University Address: Ibis Hotel 100 Castle St, Belfast BT1 1HF, United Kingdom .
  • City Hall, Belfast BT1 5GS, UK The second guide will drop you off at a city center location
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • This Tour may not be suitable for children under 16 years at the parents discretion.
  • Please be aware that discussion of murder and violence may be explained in graphic detail.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Two Guides
  • Private transportation
  • Two taxis
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Hotel ibis Belfast City Centre, 100 Castle St, Belfast BT1 1HF, UK Departure Point: Tour starts at Divis Tower 10 minute walk from City Hall and 30 minutes from Queens University Address: Ibis Hotel 100 Castle St, Belfast BT1 1HF, United Kingdom .
  • City Hall, Belfast BT1 5GS, UK The second guide will drop you off at a city center location
Duration
2h 15m
Return details
  • City Hall, Belfast BT1 5GS, UK The second guide will drop you off at a city center location
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • This Tour may not be suitable for children under 16 years at the parents discretion.
  • Please be aware that discussion of murder and violence may be explained in graphic detail.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 15 Oct 2020
A note from Belfast Political Tour-Conflicting Stories in Two Taxis
This is a private tour in your own private vehicles that are sanitized before every tour
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Hotel ibis Belfast City Centre
    100 Castle St, Belfast BT1 1HF, UK
    Departure Point: Tour starts at Divis Tower 10 minute walk from City Hall and 30 minutes from Queens University Address: Ibis Hotel 100 Castle St, Belfast BT1 1HF, United Kingdom .
    See address & details
  • 1
    Falls Road
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Shankill Road
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    City Hall
    City Hall, Belfast BT1 5GS, UK
    The second guide will drop you off at a city center location
    See address & details
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SIMONTEMPLAR1967
Glasgow, UK20 contributions
A fly on the wall view from both sides
Oct 2021 • Couples
Totally unique experience being guided through the Nationalist and Loyalist areas of Belfast. Our guides, Michael and Mark were absolutely brilliant and had an unrivalled knowledge from both sides which was fascinating; they were both very engaging and friendly. Michael picked us up and Mark dropped us off at our Hotel which was very kind. (It was pouring with rain!)
An absolute must for any tourist that wants to see a warts and all description of the political tensions in Belfast. Thank you both for a great tour.
Written 29 October 2021
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NDMEdinburgh
Edinburgh, UK321 contributions
Insightful and thought provoking
An interesting insight with 2 different perspectives. Hard hitting. Who’s perspectives do you believe, or is it somewhere in between - or neither. Creates a debate well after the tour. Let’s hope the future is more positive than the past.
Written 9 September 2021
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Ciaran
County Meath, Ireland1 contribution
Excellent tour
May 2021
Excellent tour.
Gerard and Mark were both equally informative and entertaining .
Would highly recommend
Written 23 June 2021
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Carlily
Northern Ireland, UK3 contributions
Brilliant
Jun 2021
Great tour with Michael who talked us through the areas and the conflict. Well known in his local area as a orator of the troubles.
Mark was also informative from a local perspective. Narrating us through some terrible times. A worth while tour.
Written 23 June 2021
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Johnny O
Killarney, Ireland16 contributions
Well worth the experience
Micheal our tour guide was highly informative and entertaining. The tour was very educational amd I would highly recommend. If your lucky enough to get Micheal as your tour guide you will not he dissapointed. It says the tour was an hour but Micheal was not rushed and it lasted about 90mins. Thanks for an amazing experience.
Written 12 June 2021
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Explorer42545694918
Thank you for reviewing Belfast political tour, Our guides strive to give all our guests a personal experience and we're delighted that you enjoyed the tour. We will be sure to pass on your review to Michael
Written 13 June 2021
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paul g
12 contributions
Fascinating personal accounts
Sep 2020
This is a brilliant tour because you get to hear two sides of the same story, from two people who lived on either side of the Peace Wall. We started on the Falls Road with Gerard, a Republican who was a former IRA volunteer and served two stints in jail for his part within that organisation. He explained the context for the beginnings of the Republican movement in Northern Ireland, and how and why he got involved in the IRA, and how people in the Republican community felt at that time. Gerard is a really compelling speaker and is happy to answer any questions you might have. On the other side of the wall, Mark (a former soldier), showed us the Peace wall and the gates which divide the two communities, which are still shut every night - something we found very surprising. His perspective gave great insight into the consequences of the troubles on his community, and the fear many unionists lived with at the time. He also shared some of the work he is doing to try and bring children from different communities together.
All in all, both guides gave a unique and well articulated perspective on the history and future of their respective communities. This was a highlight of our trip to Northern Ireland - would highly recommend.
Written 27 September 2020
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Julie3110
Stoke-on-Trent, UK25 contributions
Thought provoking
Sep 2020
I went on the Belfast taxi tour - conflicting stories and would highly recommend the tour ..... Due to covid the walking tour wasn’t available so we chose the taxi tour and I am really glad we had this option.
The tour started with Paul - ex prisoner who had served 12 years for his involvement during the troubles in Ireland back in the 70’s/80’s and was very passionate and knowledgable about how the ‘troubles’ have shaped west Ireland today. He spoke about the people he shared time with in prison and how the hunger strikes affected the outcome of many of the prisoners fighting for what they believed to be the truth at that time. He clearly felt the English Army fought unfairly and lives were lost for this reason. Paul didn’t try and persuade - he just clearly and informatively gave his side of a very very troubled story. I grew up in a world where I was taught the IRA bombed and killed without thought of their consequences - will Paul change your mind?

We then passed through some huge gates and parked beside the Peace Wall to meet Mark - an ex British Army Solider and MI5 employee and how the story changed. He again was amazingly knowledgable and clearly loved protecting Ireland .... a really lovely family man who had been through an awful ordeal and nearly lost everything for what he believed in. He explained the divide in Ireland and how, despite lots of hard work, the inground memories will almost stop change ever happening.
The PEACE WALL! - I shudder to call this the peace wall as clearly there is no peace in this part of Ireland. These people use different school, different shops, different pubs, different banks - the list goes on ..... peace almost doesn’t exist and this amazing tour will explain the reasons why.

I loved the tour but have the admit that I have come away feeling even more confused. Maybe that is the real point. Maybe coming away to research and think about what you have been told is a good thing. Not to accept the past but explore the reasons it all happened.
Written 15 September 2020
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MarkLB
Pasadena, CA11 contributions
Unforgettable
Sep 2019
This was a highlight of our trip. The stories, told as we walked the neighborhoods, were personal, jarring, with both convictions and regrets. Highly recommended.
Written 28 July 2020
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Steven Swift
Oakland, CA3 contributions
Incredible and Informative
Mar 2020 • Couples
Our walking tour was superb! Our guide was knowledgable of the era discussed, personable and very engaging.
I would (and will) encourage anyone to take the tour!
Written 12 March 2020
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susancarolyn47
Doncaster, UK7 contributions
Highly recommended
Mar 2020 • Couples
A fascinating tour of the History of the troubles with excellent informative dialogue from both sides of the wall. We have all read about it or seen the news at one time or another but to walk with the guides both of whom had involvement is something else. Excellent and good value, wrap up well as your outdoors for 3 hrs in all weathers.
Written 6 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Mike J
Mike J
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What an experience!
We chose to take this taxi tour in order to learn a little more about the “Troubles” and what an eye opener it was!
Zoe H
Zoe H
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Belfast Political Tour- A must ‘n
What an interesting tour! Both Paul and Mark gave us an intriguingly interesting view and account of the turbulent
caro_bee99
caro_bee99
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Fascinating and thought provoking
We were in Belfast for just a weekend, so this guided walk was an ideal way to get a first hand view of the Trouble
savvytravelllerss
savvytravelllerss
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excellent tour
Excellent tour, both sides. Was left asking myself the question, at the end of the tour: "How could anyone support,
Noeleen S
Noeleen S
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One of the best and most challenging tours I’ve been on. Do not miss the opportunity to do this.
I went on a 3 hour walking tour that has given me a lot to think about- a lot to digest. It was raining and cold-
Traveler708941
Traveler708941
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Really great , very interesting
We loved this , you spend 1.5 hours with each side of the conflict ( catholic’s and Protestants ) . You get to hear
Karl M
Karl M
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Saturday afternoon
A huge thank you to Jack and Robert for giving us your time and opening your hearts to a difficult past and what is
TravellingAussies_11
TravellingAussies_11
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Excellent tour! Fully Recommended. Very very interesting - however “the first casualty of war is the truth!”
Fully recommend this tour - captivated and enjoyed every moment ..... but as titled “Conflicting Stories” is just t
Eleonore3
Eleonore3
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Insightful, powerful and thought provoking
This is one of the best tours I have ever done. The tour guides are knowledgeable, very passionate and tell their s
Mike x
Mike x
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No Show
Cancelled the night before at 10:00 pm by guide. Tried to reschedule us in the afternoon but we were on a cruise sh
emmamO2679GX
emmamO2679GX
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hard going but well worth it
Really glad we done this , yes three hours is a long time in the cold but without walking the streets you will not
phobic1d
phobic1d
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I cannot recommend highly enough!
This 3 hour walk was the highlight of our 3 weeks in the UK & Ireland. While I cannot say that it was enjoyable due
katieg4704
katieg4704
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Very Educational, a Must if You're Interested in The Troubles
This tour is a bit lengthy, but the amount of time is necessary to just scratch the surface of the decades of confl
Patrick O
Patrick O
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Powerful insights into NI’s tragic past and possible futures
This is a well conducted and professional tour that offers powerful and moving insights into the tragedy of Norther
Wayne C
Wayne C
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Honest and First-hand history of The Troubles
Walking tour with Paul guide #1 to itroduce us to the Troubles and his first hand experience. Very emotional times
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