Experience political, historic and culturally rich Belfast City and beyond like never-before, with our legendary award-winning, 5-star rated Belfast Mural Taxi Tours.
On this Belfast black taxi tour passengers discover and experience the world famous West Belfast murals from the comfort of a black taxi cab or executive vehicle. All Mural Tours include a local tour guide providing political and historical background information and local knowledge about the murals and ‘The Troubles’ and conflict in Northern Ireland.
Driving along the Loyalist Shankill Road, Republican Falls Road and the ‘Peace Walls’ that separate them, the taxi tour guides explain the fascinating history of each mural and the stories behind them. This amazing mural and Belfast troubles tour provides many opportunities to stop, exit the taxi cab, take photos and ask questions. 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.
Discover and experience first-hand the raw side of historic Belfast City, and its colourful history, with local guides who have lived through the conflict and have many a story to tell.
Cab Tours Belfast are the only taxi tours company in Belfast co-owned by Protestant and Catholics owners offering black taxi mural tours. This joint cross community ownership means we can give travellers a fair and unbiased opinion and insight of Northern Ireland politics, and the stories and experiences surrounding the conflict, and our famous West Belfast Murals.
Travellers on our Belfast Mural Tours will soon have the option of also visiting the truly unique Crumlin Road Gaol, a former Prison situated in North Belfast and the only remaining Victorian era prison in Northern Ireland. An entrance discount exclusive to our company will soon be available to purchase as an add on, when booking this tour.
Jurys Hotel, Street Victoria Street, Belfast
Or at your hotel, cruise ship or another location in Belfast
Tours run from 8:00am – 5:00pm, 7 days a week.
If you have a special requirement please do not hesitate to give us a call on 028 9558 2072 or email us at [email protected] to discuss your needs. We can accommodate any request including larger group bookings and special rates for children.
The Belfast Murals Tour begins in the Protestant / British Shankill Road area of Belfast with the Black Taxi Cab driver providing a detailed history of the area.
Beginning 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 Good Friday Peace Agreement was signed in 1998.
There will be an opportunity to go for a short walk around the area, where the black taxi cab driver will explain the loyalist wall murals and what they represent. Passengers will have the opportunity to take photographs of murals and ask any questions.
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.
Next, the tour will stop at Clonard Martyrs Memorial Garden in Bombay Street where the garden and the reason for its existence will be explained in detail.
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.
Following Clonard Martyrs Memorial Garden, the tour will stop at the Sinn Fein Press Office, which is the site of the iconic Bobby Sands mural. Here passengers will learn about the history of the Irish hunger strike in the Maze Prison in 1981.
The final stop of this taxi tour will be the International Wall, where a variety of different murals are visible. These 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.
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 Political and 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.
Our tour typically departs from Jurys Hotel, Street Victoria Street, Belfast. However, we can also collect you and drop you off at your hotel, cruise ship or at various locations in Belfast. Please inform us of your preference at the time of booking.
* Additional fees do exist for locations outside of Belfast City Centre.