Belfast Troubles City Centre Walking Tour (10.30AM)

Overview

Over 2 hours and 15 minutes, with the help of expert guides who are conflict historians, this walking tour of Belfast city center will take you on a journey back in time. Discover how the conflict known as the Troubles started, see the locations where the most important events of the period occurred, and learn about the path to reconciliation and eventually peace. You will discover the realities of growing up and living your life in a conflict zone and how it affected everyone who lived here. This is an educational tour that is unbiased and suitable for visitors who want to learn more about this part of Northern Ireland's history. The tour starts each day at 10.30am. Between April and September afternoon tours will also be available from Thursday to Monday inclusive, starting at 2.00pm.

Highlights

  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Fully narrated tour

Details about this tour

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: City Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Introduction to the tour and background information on the history of the Troubles
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Belfast City Centre and Laganside Walk, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Visit the locations of some of the most important incidents of the Troubles, discover the stories of the people involved and the effects they had on our history
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Cathedral Quarter, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Discover more about the history of the Troubles and the path to peace while exploring the streets and alleys of the newly regenerated Cathedral Quarter with it's bars and street art.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Belfast City Centre and Laganside Walk, Belfast, Northern Ireland
We end the tour by the banks of the river Lagan, where we will show you how far we have come since the dark days of the conflict, explain how we achieved peace and talk about what the future may hold.
Duration: 20 minutes

Inclusions

  • Local guide
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly

Exclusions

  • Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Wheelchair accessible

A moderate amount of walking is involved (1.5 miles)

Minimum age is 12 years

The tour will take place regardless of the weather. Please check the forecast and dress accordingly

A waterproof jacket is recommended just in case of showers, as is warm clothing during the winter months

Belfast City Center is completely flat, so no hills or steps are involved. However, comfortable footwear is advised

Stroller accessible

Service animals allowed

Near public transportation

Transportation is wheelchair accessible

Surfaces are wheelchair accessible

Most travelers can participate

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Reviews

  • Tim B
    05-Aug-2019

    Very informative and worthwhile insight into the history of the Belfast Troubles and Belfast. Mark provided a non-biased, balanced account in great detail with many interesting stories. The headsets worked well in a large group. Highly recommended.

  • neetsyclean
    30-Jan-2019

    Mark the tour guide was brilliant. Really enjoyed the stories and his memories. Easy walking tour.Would recommend for folk to understand the 'troubles' and how affected the people living there.

  • John T
    11-Dec-2018

    Great tour, brings the troubles to life and explains them in an accessible way. Worth taking a brolly just incase.

  • andreamiz8
    03-Aug-2018

    This was an outstanding walking tour, probably the best I've done in any city. Our guide, Paul, added personal experiences and stories that were at times quite moving.

  • Brendan M
    10-Jul-2018

    The guide shared many personal stories and was great answering questions anyone had. The guide had photos that really helped with imagining what the period was like.

  • Caroline B
    12-Mar-2018

    This is a hugely interesting and topical tour, guiding you through the city centre of Belfast, outlining how the Troubles came about, how it escalated, what daily life was like in that period and what the situation is like now. Paul was an amazingly thorough guide full of knowledge and wit!, the time flew by. I wholeheartedly recommend this tour.

  • kbregan
    31-Dec-2017

    highly recommend for a first hand, well balanced and non judgmental tour and history of The Troubles. Paul was wonderfully engaging and informative his stories captivating yet horrifying. Easy walk and a great intro to City. This was our first tour on arrival in Belfast and allowed us a wonderful overview of locations and best way to navigate on our own later.

  • Flemming N
    16-Nov-2017

    Excellent guide

  • Cynthia M
    01-Nov-2017

    This was a fantastic tour led by someone who lived through those troubling times with a personal perspective, and not too political in nature. Interesting history from not that long ago. But important to hear and remember what the people of Belfast went through, and the effects of those events still linger to this day. Powerful.

  • geoff.smithers
    28-Oct-2017

    Fantastic tour! Guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. Highly recommended.

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