Political/History Tour of Belfast with an Award-Winning Historian & Lecturer
3 Hour Tour running – 9am – 5pm (September – April) 9am – 7pm (May – August)
This unique tour visits and explains the Troubles related sites of conflict in Belfast before taking customers to the fascinating walls and murals that is the ongoing legacy of the Troubles.
The tour is undertaken by a qualified teacher, author and lecturer in Irish history and includes first-hand accounts of the killings, murders, and bombings of an inter-community conflict that has been ongoing for over 250 years. The tour is guided by an expert in the field of Conflict Resolution who was a combatant in Belfast during the 1966-97 Troubles and who is a lecturer and professional tour guide in conflict studies. Now an award winning author and historian who lectures on the sectarian history of Belfast your guide will explain how and why the Troubles began and also the political struggles behind the conflict and how that conflict ended in the Belfast Agreement. The tour will also include political analysis on the conclusion of political struggles still ongoing in Northern Ireland.
The tour will finish with a short walking tour of Belfast City Centre and will also include a visit to historic pub to complete the tour.
The tour begins at Belfast’s Brown Square where community division violence began in the early 19th century and has been the subject of Francis’ latest book on Belfast’s long history.
The tour then completes a journey of six sites of historical and visual interest across the Peacewalls of Belfast including:
– Dividing Walls
– Sites of ‘hidden’ history (not available on any other tour!).
On this tour you will discover the incredible history of the terrible events that have become known as the ‘Troubles’ by those who lived and were combatants during the era.
This is a suggested itinerary, let me know what you would like to see and do and I will customize the tour accordingly.
Thomas from California's Review
“If I could could give this man more than 5 Stars I would, his passion and knowledge are second to none. This was the best trip my wife and I have ever been on.”
Donna from Washington's Review
“This day we spent in Belfast with Frank (Francis H.) was one of the highlights of my entire trip. I could not have asked for a better day. So fortunate to be able to experience Belfast this way. I feel like I made a friend for life.”
Rachael from New York's Review
“Frances was an outstanding guide. We saw the beautiful coastline and ancient castles too. We would highly recommend him as this was the perfect day.”
Seb from Honolulu's Review
“The best thing is having a private guide, he asked what was important for us to see. I didn’t care too much about touring Bushmills, we drove by, but skipped it and spent more time at Giants Causeway and the Carrick-A-Rede rope bridge. For the price we paid for 6 of us – there was just nothing on the ship as far as excursions that would’ve compared. Everyone must do this tour while in Belfast!”