Guided tour

Troubles Tour: Walls & Bridges

4.9 / 5

41 reviews

Activity provider: Experience Belfast

Troubles Tour: Walls & Bridges

Activity provider: Experience Belfast
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From US$ 18.15 per person

Likely to sell out

See the Peace Walls and Murals. Learn about the Troubles from a local with a detailed, personalised account. Visit the new vibrant Belfast for a tour that provides the best overview of Belfast.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Audio guide included
English
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • See the famous Peace Walls
  • See the Murals
  • Detailed description and history
  • Hidden History, walk through our Entries, visit Historic Church
  • Friendly, funny local guide
Full description
At the Meeting Point, you'll receive your Listening Set. You'll visit Belfast City Hall before walking to the Peace Walls a journey of some 20 minutes. Along the way, as you walk past scenes of the recent troubled past, you receive a detailed, objective commentary covering the history and background to the 'Troubles'. At the International Wall, you have time for photographs of Belfast's famous murals. After that you walk through the security gates to Belfast's 'Peace Walls'. There is plenty of time for questions. After the 'Peace Walls' you walk back to Belfast City Centre. You see St Anne's Cathedral and move through the vibrant Cathedral Quarter which is full of cafes, bars, music and modern murals. You meander through the famous Entries and learn about Belfast's opposition to the slave trade and it's a radical, past. You walk towards High Street, where you will see the Albert Clock before visiting a historic church. From the outside, it doesn't seem imposing but as you step inside, you step back 240 years to a different time when the Church was at the centre of Irish history. The tour concludes within sight of Belfast City Hall. At the end of the tour, you'll have the most complete understanding of Belfast. Belfast is a City of Contrasts and the tour reflects that. You will be entertained, engaged and informed.
Includes
  • Entrance to an historic church
  • Audio listening devices to hear the tour guide
  • Meals and drinks
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

Please meet your guide on the pavement outside the large railings of Belfast City Hall. It is outside the ornamental gates on the pavement beside a blue information table.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • This tour is not suitable for small children, with a recommended age of 15+
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 41 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.9/5
  • Service
    5/5
  • Organization
    4.9/5

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This was a good tour, and well worth the time. Our guide was a little quirky but good natured and interested in giving us good insight. As the title suggests, one gets a good look at the walls of Belfast. Spoiler alert: the "bridges" are the connections and people have reached across Belfast's sectarian divide.

June 30, 2022

Arthur is such a caracter! Not only he has a knowledge about the whole history of the city, but also brings into the tour some real life experiences. Just for the record, it was Christmas Eve, it was raining and only my girlfriend and I were taking the tour. He gave us tips of what would be open and what we could explore in the city during the holidays. 10/10 for Arthur being such a gentlemen and sharing with us his stories, his music and his charisma.

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January 3, 2022

This was our first visit to Belfast and we wanted to start with an overview of the place, its history, and its people. This tour did that and more, and Arthur our guide was excellent in providing an interesting, entertaining and thought provoking insight...the two hours flew by, despite the rain! Arthur also took an interest in us, and provided us with lots of tips for the remainder of our trip. I felt we had made our first friend in the city. We highly recommend this tour and Arthur as a guide.

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March 2, 2020

Product ID: 176673