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Belfast Falls Road Tours

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Belfast Falls Road
West Belfast’s Falls Road was a violent flashpoint during the Northern Irish conflict. Falls Road is in a predominantly Catholic nationalist neighborhood that borders Shankill Road, a mostly Protestant unionist area. The two areas are now separated by a peace wall that is adorned with hundreds of colorful politically themed murals.
 
The Basics
The Falls Road murals are a must for travelers who want to gain a deeper understanding of the Northern Irish conflict, known as the “Troubles.” Hop-on hop-off bus tours of Belfast ride along the stretch of murals, allowing passengers to disembark to view these evocative, large-scale images.
 
Many of the murals have political themes, including one depicting Bobby Sands, the Republican prisoner who died while on hunger strike in 1981. Informative Black Cab tours of the area can help visitors understand the motifs and symbolic meanings behind the Falls Road murals. These can be combined with Northern Ireland highlights tours, which typically visit scenic sights outside the city, such as the Giants Causeway and Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Falls Road murals are a must for anyone with an interest in Northern Irish history, and the changing city of Belfast.
  • Wear comfortable shoes as you’ll spend most of your time exploring on foot.
  • Bring an umbrella or a waterproof outer layer as there is little shelter on the Falls Road.
 
How to Get There
Falls Road is situated in West Belfast, a 5–10 minute drive from the city center. Translink metro bus routes 10a, 10b, 10h, and 10j all depart from Castle Street in central Belfast and stop along the Falls Road. Most hop-on hop-off bus tours of the city also stop at the Falls Road murals.
 
When to Get There
The Falls Road is a busy city street. It is rarely crowded with tourists, but it does see quite a lot of vehicular traffic. Go during daylight hours for the best views of the colorful murals, and keep out of the way of cars.
 
The Peace Walls of Belfast
Erected in parts of Belfast and other Northern Irish cities during the height of the Troubles, the Northern Irish peace walls were erected to help prevent outbursts of violence between divided communities. Though they were originally designed to be temporary, many of Belfast’s peace walls remain, including the one that runs along Cupar Way between the Falls Road and Shankill Road. This wall is punctuated by gates, which typically remain open during the day, allowing visitors and locals to pass freely between both sides of the divide.
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City Sightseeing Belfast Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

City Sightseeing Belfast Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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Explore historic Belfast in an open-top double-decker bus on this hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour.  With your 1- or 2-day pass, create your own adventure with possible stops at wall murals in Falls and Crumlin Roads, St George's Market, Titanic Dock, and Albert Clock. Enjoy unobstructed views, colorful onboard commentary, and a personalized itinerary.
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  • 1 hour
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Official World Famous Belfast Taxi Tour

Official World Famous Belfast Taxi Tour

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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.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 1 hour 40 minutes
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$56.78
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Belfast Political Tour-Conflicting Stories

Belfast Political Tour-Conflicting Stories

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Step across Belfast’s divisions—and learn what life was like during the Troubles—on this powerful, two-in-one tour. You’ll have the rare chance to explore the city with two different guides: both former political prisoners, one with Loyalist and one with Republican allegiances. In their company, you’ll learn more about the era in history, will see the city’s murals, will tour Catholic Falls Road and Protestant Shankill Road, and more.
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  • 2 hours 15 minutes
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$71.94
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Private Belfast Exploration Sightseeing and Political Murals Tour

Private Belfast Exploration Sightseeing and Political Murals Tour

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Explore more of Belfast’s top attractions—including the Peace Wall, St Peter’s Cathedral, and more—than you could on foot during this private tour, ideal for first-time visitors. Adapt the itinerary to suit you, enjoy the sights as you’re driven from point to point, and get to grips with Belfast’s complex history, as your private guide provides context on each location.
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  • 2 hours 40 minutes to 3 hours
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Ira And Uvf Black Taxi History And Mural Tour Of Belfast

Ira And Uvf Black Taxi History And Mural Tour Of Belfast

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Belfast’s history of conflict can be tricky for visitors to understand. Learn about the Troubles directly from the people that were affected on this private history tour. Hop into a black taxi and set off with your driver-guide to see world-famous landmarks including Falls Road, the Peace Wall, and Shankill, and gain intimate insight into the dark past and hopeful future of the vibrant Northern Irish capital.
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  • 2 hours
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Belfast Original Drivers from The Troubles Black Taxi Tour

Belfast Original Drivers from The Troubles Black Taxi Tour

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We have been est over 25 years and our company is unique as our work force is 50% Republican and 50% loyalist work force and as seen on RICK STEVES and ANTHONY BOURDAIN Travel programme
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IRA Troubles Conflict Private Tour Museum Graves Murals and Political Analysis

IRA Troubles Conflict Private Tour Museum Graves Murals and Political Analysis

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This tour has been highly recommended by universities around the world hugely popular for people interested in political conflict studies.This tour is unique as it specialises in Irish Republicanism by a Professional Guide with a unique insight into the conflict as well as Irish History. Your guide is also a member of Sinn Féin and an Irish Republican Political Activist and is fully equipped to give you an in-depth analysis of the conflict from an Irish Republican perspective and view from the start in 1969 to the present day, as well as the last 848 years of British Occupation. From 1969 until 1997, the Provisional Irish Republican Army conducted an armed military campaign primarily in the Northern part of Ireland (the occupied 6 counties and England and Europe,aimed at ending British rule in Northern Ireland in order to create a united Ireland. We will visit areas that ordinary tourists do not have access to you will gain Access to a Private Museum not open to the general public.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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Official World Famous Belfast Conflict Taxi Tour

Official World Famous Belfast Conflict Taxi Tour

Discover the history and landmarks of Belfast with a private tour. Get picked up at your hotel and hear stories about the tumultuous period of history known as The Troubles. See the Shankill and Falls Road political murals up close. Stop at popular city attractions including Queen’s University, St. Peter’s Cathedral, the Albert Memorial Clock, and the Titanic Quarter.
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  • 1 hour to 1 hour 20 minutes
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$107.42
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Step on Tour Guide To explore the best of Belfast City and Iconic Murals

Step on Tour Guide To explore the best of Belfast City and Iconic Murals

We do not provide the Vehicles for this tour. Our Accredited Guides will join your group on your Coach, Car or MPV. Please note that group size does not matter. As long as there is a seat retained for the Guide. All guides are from Belfast and therefore can provide local insights. Guides will give a deeper understanding of the Iconic Belfast Wall Murals and are well versed in the history of recent conflicts
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  • 1 to 3 hours
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Belfast Black Cab Tour

Belfast Black Cab Tour

Experienced and Accredited Guide. Maximise your time here in Belfast, see the main sites and gain a deep insight. Suitable for Tour Guides or Visitors to our City
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  • 2 hours
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Irish Republican Army IRA Private Tour Murals Museum Graves

Irish Republican Army IRA Private Tour Murals Museum Graves

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Escape the hustle and bustle of the city, make the most of your visit to Ireland, and explore the Black Mountain ridge trail while in Belfast during this private half-day excursion. Don’t worry about getting lost as you explore the Divis and Black Mountains as your guide will show you way while you focus on enjoying the views over Belfast and looking out for local wildlife.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Belfast Cab Tour of Peacewalls, Murals and the Famous Titanic Slips

Belfast Cab Tour of Peacewalls, Murals and the Famous Titanic Slips

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Your tour guide will have lived throughout the Troubles and also worked in Harland & Wolff shipyards where the Titanic was built and this tour has been rated in the top 5% of Five Star Tours Worldwide. Your guide will be been a former combatant who signed up and agreed to the Good Friday Agreement before qualifying as a professional tour guide. The tours are fully validated and have been approved by international tour associations and also universities in the USA. The tours are informative yet also fun and carried out in a luxury Mercedes Taxi-Bus. My tours have been running for over 20 years with 1000s of satisfied travelers.
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  • 1 to 3 hours
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Private Tour: Belfast Political Mural Tour - by TaxiToursNI

Private Tour: Belfast Political Mural Tour - by TaxiToursNI

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Our Belfast Mural Tour is conducted by local guides that grew up in the areas you tour through with first hand accounts of the stories painted on the walls. We provide the tour in Executive Mercedes Vehicles to give you the best possible experience! Belfast City was one of the most divided cities in Europe from 1969 through to the 2000's, with small changes in society there has been more inclusion from both sides of the wall and a cultural shift to a more relaxed view on the politics that once governed the streets. The Belfast City Mural Tour will bring you back in time to 1969 where you will be shown the different areas throughout the city where the events unfolded. The tour lasting approximately 90 minutes will see you cover both sides of the wall, the Nationalist Falls Road alongside the Unionist Shankill Road. The art on the walls joined with the stories provided by your guide will leave you on the edge of your seat, they have first hand accounts that are chilling on their own.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Belfast Political & Murals Tour

Belfast Political & Murals Tour

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Make the most of your time in Belfast and learn about the city’s Troubles during this mural tour of Shankill Road and Falls Road, something not all travelers get to experience. Listen as your guide tells you both historical and anecdotal stories that you wouldn’t otherwise hear about life during the Troubles, as you admire the murals painted throughout both communities.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Belfast Political & Murals Tour

Belfast Political & Murals Tour

On this Tour you will visit the Shankill Road & the Falls Road Communities that are separated by the Peace Wall. During the tour you will get to see the murals that are painted throughout the two communities and also you will hear first hand the history and local stories of what life was like growing up and living in these areas during the Troubles, Of which both communities suffered greatly.
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  • 1 minute to 1 hour 30 minutes
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2-Hour Private Belfast political MuralTour with 2 Guides

2-Hour Private Belfast political MuralTour with 2 Guides

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2 hours, 2 Guides, 2 sides, 2 perspectives, A unique way to get the most out of your Belfast experience, every tour booked will be conducted by 2 guides, one a republican participant, the other a loyalist participant, both of whom were involved, in some way, with our very divided history. Speak directly to those who don't shy away from the difficult questions. This is an unique opportunity to see how those that once were divided are working together, enhancing our community relations and more importantly,..sharing it with you No other cab tour in Belfast offers this duration or quality of guides. Speak directly to guides from both sides of the political and religious divide. Real people with real stories of life in conflict, peace and reconciliation
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  • 2 hours 10 minutes
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$72.14
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Republican Murals Walking Tour

Republican Murals Walking Tour

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A casual walk in to a conflicted history. Experience the amazing insight of a former Republican prisoner as He/She weaves their own personal stories into the most recent conflict in Irish History. Visit some of the most famous murals and buildings in Political Belfast. Ask the questions you always wanted answers to, This is a direct no holds barred narrative into a Troubled past that was seen on news reels worldwide. Grab the opportunity and get your own personal guide and narrator.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$145.81
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Belfast Executive Black Taxi Tour, Drive across the divide, segragated Belfast,

Belfast Executive Black Taxi Tour, Drive across the divide, segragated Belfast,

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This Tour is with a Local who grew up with the conflict. Born in May 1969, The Conflict "started in August 1969". The Troubles "That I Grew Up With". Who better to take you and show you around the Conflict Zones than a Local. Parts of this Tour is very Hard Hitting. I will try to keep my Tour as Balanced as possible "But" at all times I will be honest and Truthful. I tell it as it was.
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  • 4 hours to 4 hours 30 minutes
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Belfast city tour and Hillsborough - Private shore excursion

Belfast city tour and Hillsborough - Private shore excursion

Our journey starts at Hillsborough where the main attraction is Hillsborough Castle and Gardens. This castle has been a grand family home and a royal residence. As well as visiting the castle we will visit the gardens, which are a joy to explore. Keep an eye out for rare plants and take your time to relax and get inspired. After that we head for Belfast where we will visit some of the main attractions: Crumlin Road Gaol, a 19th century Grade A listed jail known as the “Crum”. Our tour guide will take you on a sightseeing tour around the city, explaining to you the history behind peace walls, Falls road, the City Hall or the many political murals around the city. We will also go past the famous Belfast Dome at Victoria Square Then, a quick stop at the Titanic Memorial. Our final visit is the Botanic Gardens, a popular meeting place for residents, students and tourists. PLEASE NOTE: WALKING INVOLVED MISSING YOU ALREADY!!
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
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$249.54
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Private Driver Guided Day Tour of Belfast

Private Driver Guided Day Tour of Belfast

Consistently 5 star rated on Tripadvisor, this comprehensive tour is delivered by experts on all aspects of Belfasts history and includes visits to all the key sites in the city. Visitors can expect to learn the details of the political conflict and peace process, the story of the Titanic, the story of Belfasts development as an industrial powerhouse and also enjoy some great Irish craic along the way!
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  • 8 hours
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$345.32
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Belfast Mural Taxi Tour

Belfast Mural Taxi Tour

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At Belfast.tours we pride ourselves in providing our customers with a professional,informative and thought provoking tour.All our guides have grown up and lived through this most recent conflict in Irish history. This is real people with real stories. Our Belfast mural taxi tour guides have over 20 years experience and use their natural gift for storytelling to share the stories behind each mural,building, the neighborhood and Belfast's history. Belfast is an ever changing city with a fascinating history and no-one tells it's stories better than our guides here at Belfast.tours.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$35.97
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$35.97
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Belfast world famous black taxi and mural tour

Belfast world famous black taxi and mural tour

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We where the first company to bring tourist into the work class communities after the war.You will get a in-depth history lesson from the original black taxi drivers who put their own lives at risk day and daily to provide a transport system for there people.When the war raged for over 25 years and over 3,500 lost their lives. Welcome to the biggest out door political art gallery in the world with 100s of mural dawn the walls of homes.
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  • 2 hours
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$138.13
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Belfast Private Mural Tour and Historical Sites

Belfast Private Mural Tour and Historical Sites

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A tour that tells the story of Belfast, but also concentrates on the recent conflict in Belfast and throughout the North of Ireland. This tour being one of my most popular tours. I will take this time to explain in detail the history and meaning of each of the world famous murals of the Falls, and Shankill road. \ We begin by explaining the Origins of the Conflict, from the Plantation of Ulster, Home Rule, The Partition of Ireland, The civil rights Movement, The Orange order, Internment, right through to the current day peace process. We take time out sign the peace wall Bill Clinton and the Dalai Lama have done. You will many opportunities for photos and questions :)
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  • 3 to 15 minutes
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$935.25
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3 hour Original Black Taxi Political, Mural, Peacewalls History Tour of Belfast

3 hour Original Black Taxi Political, Mural, Peacewalls History Tour of Belfast

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IN-DEPTH 3 HOUR POLITICAL MURAL HISTORY TOUR Every city has it’s shopping and coffee culture but Belfast city has a unique past after coming out of 30 years of conflict.Your guides are the original  drivers who had to transport their communities through the bullets and bombs of THE TROUBLES and have their lives at risk every time they seat in their black cabs. The North of Ireland has become famous for the murals painted in almost every area of the country . These pictures of IRA ,UVF murals are often flashed around the world on news bulletins or used as a backdrop when interviewing people. They often depict the history and political views of both traditions and are a way of marking territory. These wall paintings often look intimidating but they have become as much of a tourist attraction as many of the regular attractions within Belfast and beyond.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$191.86
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