This tour is for those passengers arriving into Belfast on Cruise Ships, that want to learn about the political history of Belfast, see the famous murals on the Falls and Shankill Road, and hear stories about the troubles.
Experience historic and culturally rich Belfast like never-before, with our legendary Belfast Mural Tour – a five star rated tour and one of the most popular black taxi tours in Belfast Northern Ireland.
Previously featured on British, European and US Television, this is a Belfast political mural tour where passengers get to explore and experience the famous West Belfast murals from the comfort of a Belfast black taxi or executive vehicle, with a local tour guide providing political and historical background information and local knowledge about the murals of Belfast and ‘The Troubles’ in Northern Ireland.
As you make your way along the Loyalist Shankill Road, Republican Falls Road and the ‘Peace Walls’ that separate them, the Belfast Mural Tour guide explains the history of each West Belfast mural and the stories behind the murals you see. This amazing transport-based tour of Belfast’s murals provides ample opportunities to stop, exit the vehicle, take photos and ask any burning questions about the tour. There is even the opportunity to sign your name on the world-famous Peace Wall, that has divided catholic and protestant communities in Belfast for years.
With our Belfast Mural Tour passengers get to experience first-hand the raw side of historic Belfast City, and its colourful history, with local guides who have lived through the troubles and have many stories to tell. We are the only Black Taxi Cab Tour company in the city of Belfast that’s jointly owned by both a Protestant and a Catholic. This puts us in a highly unique position for giving all customers a fair and unbiased Belfast Political and mural tour, allowing passengers to hear both sides of the stories and events that we call ‘The Troubles’.
Please Note: Cab Tours Belfast have a unique relationship with Crumlin Road Gaol, that offers an entrance fee discount of 15%. This offer will soon be available as an extra add on to customers booking our Belfast Mural Tour.
For larger group bookings & special rates for children please do not hesitate to give us a call on 028 9558 2072 or email us at [email protected].
We are more than happy to accommodate your requests to continue providing the best Belfast black taxi cab tours.
From and To your ship at Belfast Port
(Please note, there is an additional charge for cruise ship pickup and drop off)
We guarantee that you will arrive back at your ship before departure time.
Northern Ireland has had a complicated political past, and while the region is vibrant and peaceful today, only 40 years ago, Belfast was a city at war. Today Belfast is a modern and exciting city with many must-see attractions.
Cab Tours Belfast are Northern Ireland’s top black cab tour company, ranked number 1 on TripAdvisor and recipients of the TripAdvisor Certificate Of Excellence Award. Recently featured by America’s most respected authority on European travel, Rick Steves, on his TV show and his most recent book “Rick Steves Europe”, our Belfast Murals Tours are famous.
Passengers on our Belfast Murals Tours get to experience the real Belfast, with cabbies who grew up in West Belfast, living through the troubles. All our cabbies know the city well, offering honest viewpoints and intimate details on the Troubles, political murals, and local culture.
From the comfort of a black taxi cab or executive vehicle passengers can enjoy a 1.5 hour journey back in time, with local guides who have knowledge, stories and experiences to share about ‘The Troubles’ and the famous wall murals nested deep in West Belfast’s Shankill and Falls Neighbourhoods.
During this tour passengers will stop at the following murals and attractions:
Your Belfast Murals Tour begins in the Shankill Road area of Belfast which is (Protestant/British), where your Black Taxi Cab driver will explain a detailed history of the area. We begin in 1690, when King William the 3rd arrived in Ireland to defeat King James the 2nd at the famous Battle Of The Boyne. There will then be an explanation about the recent troubles, which started in 1969 and ended when the peace agreement was signed in 1998.
You will go for a short walk around the area, where your black taxi cab driver will explain the loyalist wall murals and what they represent. You will have the opportunity to take your own photographs of the Belfast murals.
The peace walls were designed to separate the Catholic (Nationalist) and Protestant (Unionist) populations in Belfast. The first ‘peace lines’ were erected, following the outbreak of violence in 1969 in Northern Ireland.
They were built as temporary structures, meant to last only six months. Due to their effective nature they were built higher, longer and made permanent and are still here today. The peace walls are adorned with art and messages of hope from tourists.
You will visit Clonard Martyrs Memorial garden in Bombay Street in the black taxi cab tour. Bombay Street in Belfast is where some say the modern troubles began, when Catholics were burnt out of their homes. This is also where the Provisional IRA was formed. Each section of this garden will be explained in detail and the reasons it exists.
The next stop on the tour will be Sinn Fein press office, which is the site of the iconic Bobby Sands mural. You will hear about the history of the Irish hunger strike in the Maze Prison in 1981.
The final stop will be the International Wall, where you will see a variety of different murals. The murals have a general theme of ‘highlighting oppression’ – from the race riots in America in 1969 to current events in Palestine.
Prices start from £37 for 1 – 2 people. Larger group booking are also catered for up to 7 people in total.
For peace of mind, you can request an invoice to pay in advance. Alternatively you can also pay a deposit online to reserve the tour and then pay the remainder 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 disabled needs, please make us aware at the time of booking so the appropriate vehicles can be provided.
We can collect you and drop you off at your cruise ship or at various locations in Belfast City Centre. Please inform us of your preference at the time of booking.
*Additional fees apply for locations outside of Belfast City Centre.