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“Understanding the murals”

Belfast Attractions
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US$59.91*
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Belfast Black Taxi Tour
Ranked #11 of 107 Tours in Belfast
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Belfast black taxi tours: new game of thrones seasons 1-6 /causeway full day tours. As the official belfast attractions we have been offering our award winning tours for over 15 years. Even though our beautiful city is now almost unrecognisable from the bomb ravaged city of over 35 years ago, we feel it is important to help everyone understand what life in belfast was like during the dark years of ‘the troubles.’ By taking you on a tour of the now world famous hotspots, such as the republican(ira) murals of the falls road and the protestant(u.f.f &u.v.f) murals of the shankill road and by the use of important evidence such as newspapers, photos, videos and even plastic bullets we hope to paint a vivid picture of what life was like for the everyday belfast resident. You will travel in style through the back streets of our city in an old vintage london black taxi cab as our guides, who all lived through the troubles, help you understand over 800 years of british / irish political history. We offer full day giants causeway & game of thrones from your cruise ship/hotels etc.
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Lighthorne, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“Understanding the murals”
Reviewed 2 July 2014

Fantastic,informative and personal tour given by Gerard. Great insight into the real Belfast. Spend extra time with family to explain it all and was more than happy to answer any questions also has a real passion for the city and it's troubled history and bright future of the city
GREAT TOUR A MUST IF YOU ARE IN TO HISTORY !!

Visited July 2014
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llovebelfast, Owner at Belfast Attractions, responded to this review, 4 July 2014
Hi Thanks for the 5 star review all our guides come from a work class background both republican and loyalist and lived through the heart of the conflict.We go the extra mile to make your stay memorable and promote our changing city.Once again a big thank you because people like yourself have got us awarded the award of excellence 2014.

Best regards
Gerard
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Los Angeles, CA
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“Great tour”
Reviewed 2 July 2014

Great tour, highlight of my trip. Dermott did a great job - eye opening and informative - and a super nice guy - highly recommended!

Visited July 2014
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llovebelfast, Owner at Belfast Attractions, responded to this review, 4 July 2014
Hi Thanks for the 5 star review all our guides come from a work class background both republican and loyalist and lived through the heart of the conflict.We go the extra mile to make your stay memorable and promote our changing city.Once again a big thank you because people like yourself have got us awarded the award of excellence 2014.

Best regards
Gerard
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Seaton Delaval, United Kingdom
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260 reviews
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“A real eye opener”
Reviewed 1 July 2014

10 us arranged this tour for a team weekend in Belfast not knowing what to expect. the drivers Dermot and Paddy were so knowledgable and friendly that they made the tour one of the highlights of our visit to Belfast. The political tour gave us a great insight into the troubles, the reasons behind the troubles and the current political siituation as well as the usual murals and walls. Even the walk around a Shankhill Road Housing Estate was done is such a professional way, that you knew you were in safe hands. Have to admit I've spent time in Ni, but now my knowledge of the troubles has increased 10 fold thanks to Paddy & Dermot, a superb tour and highly recommended.

PS
Sorry Paddy, for the wife who referred to Bobby Sands as a she ! Quite embarrassing !

Visited June 2014
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llovebelfast, Owner at Belfast Attractions, responded to this review, 4 July 2014
Hi Thanks for the 5 star review all our guides come from a work class background both republican and loyalist and lived through the heart of the conflict.We go the extra mile to make your stay memorable and promote our changing city.Once again a big thank you because people like yourself have got us awarded the award of excellence 2014.

Best regards
Gerard
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Vancouver, Canada
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“Tours by Locals with Gerard at the Helm”
Reviewed 29 June 2014

Excellent, excellent tour given by Gerard. He picked us up at our B&B and proceeded to explain the murals, troubles and history of Belfast. He told us past and current information, showed us personal pictures and share newspaper articles. This is a must when in Belfast and Gerard is the best.

Visited May 2014
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llovebelfast, Owner at Belfast Attractions, responded to this review, 1 July 2014
Hello We just like to thank you for taking the time to visit our changing country and writing a excellent review for our company.We have been award the award of excellence 2014 because tourist like yourself took the time to promote Belfast attractions.

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Gerard
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“Great informative tour!! Experience real life accord!”
Reviewed 24 June 2014

Wow! Being totally honest as a mainland UK citizen I was unaware of the real struggles and how this peace is still bubbling under the surface. Taking the tour is a must if you are visiting Belfast. This is a true modern day example of two cultures trying to co-exist. I feel a bit stuck for words after what I experienced today and a little embarrassed at not appreciating the real extent of the history. I had a balanced view and insightful history of past and present Belfast. Great tour guide, friendly, clean cab and time for pics. Thanks.

Visited June 2014
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llovebelfast, Owner at Belfast Attractions, responded to this review, 1 July 2014
Hello We just like to thank you for taking the time to visit our changing country and writing a excellent review for our company.We have been award the award of excellence 2014 because tourist like yourself took the time to promote Belfast attractions.

Thanks
Gerard
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