Over 3,700 people lost their lives.
For 30 years there was conflict between the Catholic community and Protestant community which is known as The Troubles in Belfast. The peace process helped Northern Ireland into a new phase, leaving The Troubles behind, and creating a vibrant capital city. Belfast has the biggest open art gallery in Europe, due to our world-famous murals that can be found in both communities. The Belfast murals and artwork tell stories of what both of our communities have endured in the past, and what we hope are future will be.
Our Black Taxi Tour of Belfast lasts 90 minutes and your local guide will take you into both communities where you will have the opportunity to take as many photos as you like on the Mural Tour of our city. On your Belfast Black Taxi Tour you have the opportunity to sign Belfast’s infamous Peace Wall that still divides our communities. All of our local guides have lived through the suffering of our city and they will give you a better understanding of what it was like to live during this time.
Cab Tours Belfast is the only Black Taxi Tour company in the city with owners from both Catholic and Protestant backgrounds which promises a non-biased Black Taxi Tour.
Our most popular tour, experienced in our black taxi cab, is the Belfast Mural Tour.
The Cab Tours Belfast famous black taxi tour of West Belfast’s murals on the Falls Road and Shankill Road has been popular with both locals to Belfast as well as visitors from around the world. The tour begins in the back of the Black Taxi Cab, where your Black Taxi Cab Tours Belfast guide will provide information about ‘The Troubles’ in Northern Ireland and then take you around the city in a range of licensed 6 and 7 seater London-styled black taxis. Hear first-hand the stories from the Belfast Troubles on your Black Taxi Tour, from our friendly and knowledgeable guides.
Experience historic and culturally rich Belfast and the famous Murals of the Shankill and Falls Road area like never before with this award-winning 5-star rated legendary Belfast Political Mural Tour.
Steeped in myths and legends, experience the best of the stunning and majestic Antrim Coast including Giant’s Causeway, Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, Dunluce Castle, Dark Hedges, Bushmills and Ballintoy Harbour.
Not all our tours take place in black taxi cabs, enjoy a private taxi tour up the Antrim Coast in a luxury vehicle and experience a tour filled with history and natural beauty.
Stevie our tour guide was amazing. Such a wealth of knowledge. Gave a great insight and tour of Belfast and its history. A must do tour if you are ever in Belfast.
Absolute Must! We did many things in Belfast and this was by far my favourite. The history of the troubles was way more than a history book every told. We had Isaac giving us the tour and the amount of knowledge he had, along with his friendly and welcoming manner, made it all the more enjoyable! Amazing tour, would highly recommend!
Great tour would really recommend as it gave a good insight into the troubles and more giving us a really good understanding of what went on. Pody our tour guide was really friendly and knowledgeable making the experience even more memorable.
We and our black taxi tour guides have been giving a tour of the troubles in Belfast for over 20 years. We pride ourselves on being the only black taxi tour company to be run by Catholic and Protestant families, aiming to provide unbiased tours.
Reviews from customers of our tours show that we are the best black taxi tour in Belfast with TripAdvisor marking us in the Top 4 Tours in the UK and the Top 17 Tours globally. Our Belfast Mural Tour was even enjoyed by the 8th president of Ireland, for a documentary on the BBC and RTE. So, don’t just take our word for it, book the best black taxi tour in Belfast.
On our famous Belfast Murals Tour, escorted by iconic black taxi, you can hear from our taxi tour guides to get a real insight into The Troubles in Belfast. The Troubles, as the locals call it, was a 30-year conflict between Catholic and Protestant sides of Belfast. The Troubles have been over for 20 years now but the murals and peace walls that tell its history still stand.
The black taxi tour guides taking you around Belfast are all people who grew up in West Belfast and experienced The Troubles in Belfast. Our highly popular black cab murals tour gives you the chance to learn about Belfast’s history in paintings, and you can make your mark by signing one of the peace walls which divide Belfast.
If you want to know more about the murals you will see on your black taxi Belfast Murals Tour we have a blog ‘Belfast Murals Explained’, telling you the origin of the murals and a bit about their symbolism. This will help you understand the history presented by our black cab tour guides. The murals featured are from both sides of the 30 year conflict in Belfast and show the many facets of The Troubles, such as the perspective of mothers and woman in the Women’s Quilt Mural. Read our blog here.
In addition to our Belfast Murals Tour, our famous black taxi guides will take you for a tour of Crumlin Road Jail, known colloquially as ‘The Crum’. Our Belfast Murals Combo Tour is your ticket to visit a jail used in The Troubles. This historic prison held people such as Ian Paisley and De Valera, key figures in the history of The Troubles. This tour of the prison will add context and interesting new perspectives to your tour of the Troubles in Belfast.
Our taxi tours can also take you out of Belfast city and up the Antrim Coast to take in beautiful scenery and locations such as the Bushmills Distillery, the Dark Hedges, and the Giants Causeway. All in a luxury taxi cab as part of our Giants Causeway Tour, also available to tourists arriving by cruise through our offering of Shore Excursions.
We are a taxi cab tour company and so will make your day easier by picking you up where you are in Belfast to start your tour. Additional charges will apply for areas outside of Belfast city centre. If you are staying on a cruise ship visiting Belfast, book our black taxi tours to pick you up there. Once you have finished your tour we will drop you off at Belfast City Hall or Jury’s Inn Hotel.
We also offer private hire of our vehicles and drivers that will suit you for the rest of your time in Belfast, including airport transfers.