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Guided Belfast Troubles City Centre Walking Tour provided by DC Tours

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Updated 02/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Guided Belfast Troubles City Centre Walking Tour
Our guest’s health, safety and ability to enjoy our tour is of vital importance to us. We have implemented extensive safety measures relating to Social Distancing, Personal Protective Equipment, and creating a contactless tour. Our safety-conscious guides will take the best possible care of you!
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Updated 02/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Learn about an important part of Belfast’s history by going on a walking tour that explains key events that happened during the Troubles. Get more out of the experience than exploring alone, by hearing a guide’s perspective on the conflict, and how Northern Ireland has progressed on its path to peace. Sights you pass include the Cathedral Quarter, the Lagan River, the City Hall, and much more.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Donegall Square North
    Donegall Square N, Belfast BT1, UK
    We meet at the front gates of Belfast City Hall in Donegall Square North. The tour starts every day at 10.30am.
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  • 1
    City Hall
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 2
    Spirit of Belfast
    Stop: 60 minutes
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  • 3
    Cathedral Quarter
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 4
    Beacon of Hope
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • You'll end at
    Oxford Street
    Belfast BT1 3NB, UK
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Highlights
  • Visit key locations associated with the Troubles in Belfast
  • Learn as you explore—headsets are provided to hear the guide
  • No getting lost—a guide takes care of the navigating
  • Ask questions and get an insider’s perspective from your guide
Important Information
Departure Point
Donegall Square North, Donegall Square N, Belfast BT1, UK
Duration
120–150 minutes
Return Details
Oxford Street, Belfast BT1 3NB, UK
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
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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 travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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annemills5k wrote a review 18 Oct
Edinburgh, United Kingdom112 contributions38 helpful votes
Absolutely excellent tour Guide was so informative and give us a great sense of how things had been in Belfast and of its future development Just about the right distance and time for a city walking tour
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Naomi Watt wrote a review 16 Oct
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This is an absolutely brilliant tour. Paul was really friendly, informative, entertaining with a deep nuanced knowledge and understanding of the historical and present day issues and occurences. I cant recommend DC Tours enough!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Cara S wrote a review 13 Oct
Glasgow, United Kingdom3 contributions11 helpful votes
James was an excellent guide and this tour did not disappoint. I learned a lot and the 2.5 hours flew by. I can’t recommend it enough.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from dctoursbelfast, Owner at Guided Belfast Troubles City Centre Walking Tour
Responded 1 week ago
Hi Cara0511, Thanks so much for taking the time to post your review of James' tour, it's massively appreciated and fantastic to hear how much you enjoyed it! Thanks for rating us so highly! Best wishes, Mark
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Frances wrote a review 11 Oct
Bristol, United Kingdom2 contributions3 helpful votes
Our tour with Paul was the highlight of my trip to Belfast. Paul was very informative, an excellent and competent speaker who made the history of the Troubles comprehensive yet easy to understand. He offered a completely unbiased perspective using facts and personal anecdotes,
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from dctoursbelfast, Owner at Guided Belfast Troubles City Centre Walking Tour
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Hi francesj1803, Thanks so much for taking the time to post your review of Paul's tour, it's massively appreciated and fantastic to hear it was the highlight of your trip! Thanks for rating us so highly! Best wishes, Mark
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SarahUK21 wrote a review 8 Oct
Paris, France87 contributions41 helpful votes
On a rainy day in Belfast we had an excellent tour with our guide Paul. We knew very little about ‘the troubles’ other than what we had seen on the tv, Paul was excellent at explaining the events of the past 50+ years and doing so from a completely neutral point of view, we were
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Response from dctoursbelfast, Owner at Guided Belfast Troubles City Centre Walking Tour
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Hi SarahUK21, Thanks so much for taking the time to post your review of Paul's tour, it's massively appreciated and fantastic to hear how much you enjoyed it! Thanks for rating us so highly! Best wishes, Mark
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375annmariem
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Fantastic walking tour of Belfast
I would highly recommend this tour. Paul was an amazing tour guide with unlimited knowledge. You are so interested
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si2020447
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Really informative tour of Belfast centre
On a long weekend to Belfast we did this tour on the first morning and it gives a really interesting perspective on
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AndyMack1963
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Even-handed and informative
I thoroughly recommend the 'History of Terror' walk from DC Tours. Our guide Paul had an encyclopaedic knowledge of
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Christine J
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An instructive and enjoyable history lesson
I found the History of the Troubles tour to be really informative. I was slightly apprehensive before going as th
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Rowena102
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Brilliant, funny and informative guide
An enjoyable walking tour trough Belfast city centre. The guide was very informative and had a great sense of humou
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gboyd987
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A History of Terror tour
Excellent. Knowledgeable and informative guide. Thoroughly recommend. It was also very nice to receive a special gi
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telhaa
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Essential part of a Belfast trip
We found this tour to be the best way to gain an insight into the history of the Troubles and what life was like du
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simonrowbottom
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Fascinating Informative Tour
Our guide Paul gave us a fantastic insight into the recent history of Belfast with his knowledge and passion for hi
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colincL9288HZ
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Interesting and informative
Staying near Belfast for a few days on our first trip to N Ireland, we heard about DC Tours from someone at our hot
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roryboyle
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Great tour
We did the Walking Tour on Sunday 30th Aug and it was brilliant. Mark gave a great overview from both perspectives
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Wendy760944
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Really interesting tour
Wouldn’t miss this tour if your visiting Belfast to understand the past helps us change the future. Knowledgeable g
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Tulio K
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Excellent
Highly recommended. Very rich history. Paul was excellent. He added his personal experience to his historic knowled
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mking637
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History of Terror
The guide really brought the events of the ‘Troubles’ alive with his passion and great story telling ability.
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819cecilyd
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Excellent
This is a most informative and mind opening tour delivered with humour and empathy.Would highly recommend
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Sduffy55
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Historians - excellent
Thank you so much Mark for the excellent tour. These guys aren’t any run of the mill tour guides, they are histori
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Key Details
  • Duration: 120–150 minutes
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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