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Guided Political Taxi Tour of Belfast

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Explore Belfast's storied past and vibrant present on a taxi tour, guided by a local cabbie who lived through The Troubles.


  • Delve into Belfast's past with this Political Taxi Tour, guided by an actual cab driver, this tour offers a truly local perspective of the city's history.

  • Unlike regular city tours, this experience unearths the real, unfiltered Belfast. Hear personal stories of The Troubles, providing insights you won't find elsewhere.

  • Step into iconic locations from the conflict era, and let the stirring political murals weave the tale of the city's past, an inclusion that sets this tour apart.

  • The tour extends beyond history, with insider tips on the best local hangouts. It’s a historical tour and a city guide, all rolled into one!

  • Fun Fact: By the end of the 19th Century Belfast was known as the world's linen capital and was nicknamed Linenopolis.


  • Political taxi tour of Belfast

  • Local cabbie (guided)

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Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Ratings & Reviews

2 Ratings
Simon Crow



Mar, 2024

We thoroughly enjoyed the taxi tour. It was great to learn the history of the troubles and what happened first hand from someone who had lived through it and was able to share his experiences with us. A one to one guide is something you don't usually get and it made it more personable. Thoroughly recommend this tour
maria kieran



Mar, 2024

Amazing tour with Jackie. He was very knowledgeable and had a very warm personality. Would definitely recommend, just the right amount of historical information with visuals. Great time.

Embark on a Historical Journey with a Local Expert

Embark on the Belfast: Political Taxi Tour and step into a time machine that will transport you back to the era of The Troubles. Your guide, not just any guide, but a taxi driver who has personal ties to this historical period will pick you up from a spot just a stone's throw away from the iconic Belfast City Hall. As you drive through the once-no-go areas of Belfast, get ready to be immersed in tales that unveil both the Protestant and Catholic perspectives, providing a balanced understanding of the past.

Traverse the significant locations of Falls Road and Shankill Road, seeing the vividly narrated history of Belfast through the eyes of its inhabitants. You won't just be following any guide, but tracing the same route taken by renowned personalities like Vince Vaughn and Ross Kemp.

Uncover Belfast's Secrets in the Present

Your guide’s personal anecdotes from the era of The Troubles, combined with a visit to the city's poignant murals, will paint a vivid picture of Belfast’s turbulent past. But the journey doesn't stop there. Discover how Belfast has transformed over time, with the iconic Peace Walls still standing between communities. You'll have the chance to step out at some locations – a perfect opportunity to snap a photograph of the unpredictable Belfast weather. Round off the tour by picking your guide’s brain for insider tips on the best places to eat, shop, and have fun in the city.

Important Information

  • Bring along comfortable footwear and warm clothing for this tour.
  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 10 mins before the scheduled time of your tour to avoid any delays.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.

Meeting Point

  • Meet your guide in front of Leonardo Hotel Belfast - Formerly Jurys Inn.

  • Address: Great Victoria St, Belfast BT1 6DY, United Kingdom.

Get Directions to the Meeting Point

Getting There

By Bus

  • The closest bus stop is Grand Opera House. It is a quick 1-minute walk to the meeting point.

  • Board buses #513, #515 , #518a, or more to get you there.

By Train

  • The closest train station is Great Victoria Street. It is a quick 4-minute walk to the meeting point.

  • Board trains #1, #2 or #3 to get you there.

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