Why not try Our Belfast Supreme 3.5hr Black Taxi Tour – 2 tours all in 1
Starting with our famous Black Taxi Cab Tour of our city. We are the only company in our city that has been awarded travellers choice best of the best awards, in the top 1% of businesses by TripAdvisor. Also ranking number 17 in the world of tourist attractions.
You are taken around Belfast iconic Shankill & Falls Road in one of our traditional London type taxi or one of our luxury Mercedes Vianos and shown our world famous murals from King William 3rd to Bobby Sands
We bring you into the heart of both the protestant and catholic communities and explain in great detail the stories behind the murals and artwork that adorn the walls in our city
On our black taxi mural tour you will also visit the infamous peace wall that still to this day separate the protestant & catholic community’s. Here you will be given the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of the Dalai Lama or President Bill Clinton who are just a few of the many 100s of thousands of people that have left peace messages on the wall.
On our black taxi tour of our city you will also visit the international wall on which the murals are highlighting oppressed people or revolutionaries from throughout the world
The 2nd and final stop on this supreme 3.5hr black taxi tour would be a visit to Crumlin Rd gaol (admission fee paid).
This Victorian Jail has a lot of stories to be told where 17 people in total were hung in this Jail. The latest hanging was only 1963. This is a self guided tour so you can spend as much time as you like learning about the history of some of the loyalist and republican prisoners from rooftop protest to mass breakouts.
(PLEASE MAKE SURE WHEN BOOKING THIS TOUR THAT THE LATEST YOU WILL GAIN ENTRY INTO THE JAIL IS 3PM)
If that wasn’t enough for you??
With CabToursBelfast.com Supreme 3.5hr Black Taxi Tour we will give you a set menu meal and complimentary drink at cuffs bar and grill in the Crumlin Road Jail
PLEASE BOOK WELL IN ADVANCE TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT
Prices start from £230 for 2 people then £60pp thereafter
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us.
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Your Belfast Mural Tour starts in the Shankill Road neighbourhood, a predominantly Protestant and British area. Your knowledgeable Black Taxi driver will guide you through the area’s rich history, starting with King William III’s victory over King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. You’ll learn about the recent troubles, which lasted from 1969 until the signing of the peace agreement in 1998.
During a brief walking tour, your driver will point out the Loyalist murals and explain their significance. You’ll have the chance to capture pictures of these vibrant and thought-provoking pieces of public art.
The peace walls in Belfast were created to separate the Catholic (Nationalist) and Protestant (Unionist) communities, after violence erupted in 1969. Initially meant to be temporary, the effectiveness of the first “peace lines” led to their extension and reinforcement, resulting in permanent structures that still stand today. Despite their original purpose, the walls now feature art and messages of hope from visitors.
On the black taxi tour, you will make a stop at the Clonard Martyrs Memorial Garden in Bombay Street. This area is regarded by some as the birthplace of the modern troubles in Belfast, as Catholic residents were forced to flee their homes. It is also the place where the Provisional IRA was formed. Your guide will provide a comprehensive explanation of each section of the garden and its significance.
The tour will then proceed to the Sinn Fein press office, home to one of the most famous murals on Falls Road, depicting Bobby Sands. You will learn about the life of Bobby Sands and the 1981 Irish hunger strike at the Maze Prison.
The International Wall, where you will view a diverse collection of murals in Belfast. These murals are focused on bringing attention to oppression, from the 1969 race riots in America to ongoing situations in Palestine.
The Crumlin Road Gaol is the last remaining Victorian Prison in Northern Ireland. The high security Crumlin Road Gaol (known locally as ‘The Crum’) held prisoners since 1846 up until 31st March 1996 when it closed. This Gaol held over 500 prisoners who had a cell each, meaning that the prisoners could not communicate with one another; however in the early 1970's, there was a major increase in the amount of prisoners, resulting in each cell to be tightly packed with 3 prisoners. Numerous children as young as 6 or 7 were also imprisoned as a result of stealing food and clothing during these times. In the later years of this prison's life, it was used to incarcerate Loyalist and Republican prisoners. Today, the prison is now used as a museum for tourists to learn the history of the old Gaol.
Now you can sit back, relax, and enjoy a meal and a pint on behalf of Cab Tours Belfast
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