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Full Day Tour of Eclectic Belfast And The Political Murals

£35 pp

Belfast, Northern Ireland

6 Hours

Join a Group of 2-8

Full Day Tour of Eclectic Belfast And The Political Murals

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What You'll Do

Discover Belfast like never before, getting truly under the skin of this city with such a complex and fascinating history, by joining Marti, your Belfast-born local guide, who will bring the city to life. Experience Belfast like a local, visit the most important sites from the infamous Troubles, and really understand the conflict that has shaped the city so much.

Meet Marti at a prearranged meeting point, and set off on a tour to gain a more in-depth view of the history of Belfast and Northern Ireland. The tour will also include a fascinating, comprehensive overview of the period known as the Troubles.

As you wander the streets, you’ll discover how Belfast became an industrial giant off the back of its inventive nature. You’ll hear of and see many of the famous people and buildings that are so abundant in the city, immortalised both in its history and physically on the streets.

See sculptures and street art by internationally famous artists in the city centre, and get local recommendations of things to see and do while in Belfast.

There will be free time for lunch, Marti will provide recommendations in the local area.

After lunch, you’ll meander into the west of the city up the famous Shankill and down the Falls Road, both renowned for their numerous examples of political murals and street art.

As you discover political murals, more modern street art, and a project called re-imaging murals, you’ll learn about the history and culture of Belfast and how it is presented through them, including how Northern Ireland is building on it’s Good Friday agreement.

You’ll pass through the Peace Gate, with its International Day of Peace mural created by both sides of the conflict, and you’ll see the now-famous Peace Wall that separates communities.

See the Bobby Sands Mural, and as you pass the International Wall, take in the many different aspects of life this controversial art portrays, as you descend back into the city centre.

Experience
Highlights

Discover the very best of Belfast city centre like a local, getting insight that tourists usually miss

Learn about the conflict that has defined the city and the murals that commemorate it

Get local recommendations so that you can really make the most of the city

Your Local Host:

Marti

I was born with an i and not a y. On an island known at one time as land of Saints and Scholars.  One of 14 kids on the edge of the city of Belfast that also gave birth to the legendary HMS Titanic; the place where the iconic Delorian car was manufactured. Let me take you on an alternative walking tour of the place where I grew up, we’ll discover some more of its hidden gems and learn about its rise from humble beginnings to become an industrial giant. And as we go I'll paint a picture of its past, present and future, on a voyage of how it was and how it will be now the dust has finally settled; a place full of people just happy to be.

Reviews (2)

Rachel

Friday 23rd October, 2020

We had a great afternoon exploring Belfast with Marti. The tour provides a unique view of Belfast and Marti really takes the time to understand what you are looking to get out of your tour. Originally from Belfast, it was great to hear and see things...

We had a great afternoon exploring Belfast with Marti. The tour provides a unique view of Belfast and Marti really takes the time to understand what you are looking to get out of your tour. Originally from Belfast, it was great to hear and see things that may have passed us by before. We particularly enjoyed seeing all the beautiful street art popping up around Belfast. It's clear how passionate Marti is about the history and future of NI and we hope to be able to join him again for another tour in the future.

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Mary

Friday 2nd October, 2020

Myself and my 2 siblings were in Belfast at the week-end and went on Marty's walking tour. As we were Irish he adapted his tour to suit us and showed us places and things we wouldn't otherwise have noticed, especially the street art. He was very well...

Myself and my 2 siblings were in Belfast at the week-end and went on Marty's walking tour. As we were Irish he adapted his tour to suit us and showed us places and things we wouldn't otherwise have noticed, especially the street art. He was very well informed, knows Belfast inside out and had so much to show us he ran way over time at no extra cost. When in Belfast again I'd do another tour with him and it would be completely different.

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Location Information

The tour takes place in the city centre during the morning, then moves slightly out of the centre so that you can take in some of the famous murals and street art, mostly inspired by the infamous period known as the Troubles.

The exact meeting point for your tour will be provided on your booking voucher.

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FAQs

This is available Monday - Saturday and begins at 10am.