By joining us at Cab Tours Belfast, you can experience the best black taxi tour Belfast has to offer with a political, historic, and culturally rich tour of Belfast City and beyond. Our legendary award-winning, 5-star rated Belfast Mural Tours will give you an insight into everything you need to know.
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 are private tours by local guides 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.
Our amazing murals in Belfast and troubles tour provide many opportunities to stop, exit the taxi cab, take photos and ask questions.
There is even the opportunity to sign on the world-famous Peace Wall, which has divided catholic and protestant communities for years.
Discover and experience first-hand the raw side of historic Belfast City, and its colorful history, with local guides who have lived through the conflict and have many a story to tell.
Traveler’s on our Belfast Mural Tours will 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 is available to purchase as an add-on, when booking this tour.
free pick up locations Jury’s inn or 3 donegal Square east all other locations there will be additional charges
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 +4407713640647 or email us at [email protected] to discuss your needs. We can accommodate any request including larger group bookings and special rates for children.
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 £45 for 1 – 2 people.£20pp after 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. If you would like picked up from your hotel additional charges would apply alternatively if you would like to avail of our free pick up service the meeting points would be Belfast city hall or Jury’s inn Please inform us of your preference at the time of booking.
* Additional fees do exist for locations outside of Belfast City Centre.