Experience historic and culturally rich Belfast and Crumlin Road Gaol, with our legendary Belfast Mural and Crumlin Road Gaol Combo Tour – a five-star rated tour and one of the most popular black taxi tour 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.
The tour finishes with a tour of Crumlin Road Gaol Belfast “colloquially known as the Crum”, a former Prison situated in North Belfast found on the Crumlin Road and the only remaining Victorian-era prison in Northern Ireland, and now a visitor attraction. Some of the prisoners included were De Valera and Ian Paisley, and these men spent time in this prison.
There were 17 men who went to the execution chamber and were hanged and buried in the prison. You now have the opportunity to go on a guided tour of this prison, and it is now one of the main tourist attractions in Belfast.
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.
Book your Belfast Mural Tour and Crumlin Road Gaol tour and 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, which offers an entrance discount. This offer will soon be available to purchase as an add-on when booking your Belfast Mural Tour.
For larger group bookings & special rates for children please do not hesitate to call us 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.
Jurys Hotel, Street Victoria Street,or Belfast City Hall
EXTRA CHARGE At Other Locations
Tours run every 30 minutes from
9:00am – 5:00pm, 7 days a week.
Our award-winning black taxi Belfast Mural Tour has been now been made extra special with the addition of a visit to the truly unique Crumlin Road Gaol.
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 nestled deep in West Belfast’s Shankill and Falls Neighbourhoods.
Passengers 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. To top it off, they will also enjoy a tour of the famous Belfast jail to learn its rich history.
Cab Tours Belfast is Northern Ireland’s top black taxi cab tour company, recipient of the TripAdvisor Certificate Of Excellence Award, and ranked number 17 in the world on TripAdvisor.
And top 4 in the uk .
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 murals Belfast has in the area 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 one of the most iconic Falls Road murals of the Bobby Sands mural. You will hear about the history of Bobby Sands and 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 in Belfast. 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 £47 for 1 – 2 people.
For peace of mind, you can request an invoice to pay in advance. You can also pay 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 additional needs, please make us aware at the time of booking. Cabs can take up to 8 passengers.
Are free pickup – And drop of points are Belfast City Hall and jury’s inn hotel, Additional fee for pickup at other locations Please inform us of your preference at the time of booking.