Belfast Guided Tour

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Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Learn about Belfast's turbulent history with this guided tour of approximately 2.5 hours through the city centre . Enjoy this walking tour in small groups of around 20 people and together with a professional guide visit the sites of The Troubles .

Explore the streets and alleys of Belfast's historic city centre, stroll through the St Anne's Cathedral Quarter and discover the story of how peace and reconciliation were achieved.

Join this historical tour, travel back in time and hear the personal stories of those who grew up and lived through the most tragic events.

  • Learn about Belfast's ancient history of struggle with this approximately 2.5 hour walking tour of the city centre .
  • Learn more about this part of Northern Ireland's history with a local guide .
  • Visit the sites of the most tragic events of the Troubles .
  • Walk around the Cathedral Quarter, the Guildhall and Ann Street in small groups of around 20 people .
  • Discover what life was like in Belfast during the conflicts and learn about the peace and reconciliation agreement.

What’s included

  • Approximately 2.5 hour guided tour of Belfast city centre.
  • Walking tour in small groups.
  • Professional guide.
  • Headphones to listen to the guide without difficulty.

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Discover Belfast's turbulent past with this guided tour of approximately 2.5 hours through the historic city centre . Explore the narrow streets of the city in small groups of around 20 people and together with a local guide discover the history and life of Belfast during The Troubles. Visit 8 sites in the city centre where tragic events took place, hear the personal stories of those who lived through them and see how the city has changed as a result of the peace and reconciliation agreement.

Your tour will begin with a brief introduction to Irish and British history and the 800 years of history that led to the birth of the Troubles in the 1960s. Your guide will give you a detailed history of what happened, why, and how it affected the daily lives of the people of Belfast.

Starting at Belfast City Hall and ending by the River Lagan, you will visit a total of 7 locations in the city centre where the main catastrophic events of the conflict took place. You will pass through Donegall Place, Belfast's main shopping street, and here you will learn the story behind the bomb attack on one of its nightclubs in 1971.

You'll also walk along Castle Lane, Ann Street and St Anne's Cathedral Quarter in the heart of Belfast as you hear the stories of the people involved and how it affected their daily lives. Let yourself be transported back in time by the detailed narration of your local guide and finish the tour by learning how far the city has come since the ceasefires and the Peace Process .

Enjoy this historical tour of a city that lived through the threat of bombs, visit a memorial to forgotten troubles, as well as the Spirit of Belfast sculpture and the iconic Nuala with the Hula and see the progress made from the dark days of conflict to the present day.


· 978 Reviews
  • R
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    It is a guided tour, which makes the experience quite enjoyable but also impressive, through a tour of the ancient enclaves of the city we were able to better understand the history.
  • A
    (0 Reviews)
    The guide gave us an authentic insight into history and showed us landmarks I had no idea about. More than interesting!
  • J
    (0 Reviews)
    We were able to see up close the historical sites that played a crucial role in the city's past troubles. The time allowed for the tour was ideal to get to know every detail.
  • P
    (0 Reviews)
    The tour guide was passionate and knowledgeable, and gave us an in-depth look at the events and tensions that have existed in Belfast.
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