© Belfast Political Tour 2017

* The recent period known as 'The Troubles' is a very contentious time and is still raw in many peoples minds and hearts, the purpose of this tour is to give the guest an insight to why young men and women would voluntary involve themselves in a conflict knowing that it would ultimately lead to their imprisonment at best or potential death.

Any statements and opinions expressed on this tour by the guides are strictly their own and Belfast Free Walking Tour does not endorse any political view, the use of violence and promotion of any political agenda. The guides are contracted to share their own personal story of the troubles. 

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Visit the medieval walled city of Derry and uncover through the eyes of two local and engaging guides, it’s often chequered and troublesome past.

Coming from opposite sides of the political conflict; these guides will lead you on their walking tour of the city walls and nearby Bogside area and will tell you as they see it. You will learn of pivotal events such as The Siege of Derry, Battle of the Bogside, civil rights campaign and Bloody Sunday.

Find out also how today's unionist's rallying call of 'No Surrender' and the nationalist slogan 'Free Derry' came about This guided tour provides an opportunity for the visitor to walk the walls giving a platform to view the original street plan below which is still in existence today, and then to be led on a guided tour of the nearby Bogside area situated just outside the old town walls.

ITINERARY

  • Checkin at 9:15am

  • Departs Belfast at 9:30am

  • Tour of North Belfast peace walls

  • Comfort stop at the the Applegreen services

  • Scenic drive through the Sperrin Mountains

  • Guided Tour of the Seige Museum

  • Guided Tour of the Derry Walls

  • Free time in the city for sightseeing, food and drinks or shopping

  • Guided Tour of the Free Derry Museum

  • Guided Tour of the Bogside

  • Depart Derry

  • Stop for food and refreshments at the Ponderosa (Ireland's highest pub)

  • Return to Belfast approx 8.30pm

 

 

PICKUP

  • Check in at Irish Tour Tickets, 10 Great Victoria Street, Belfast at 9:15am

  • Tour departs at 9:30am

 

DROP OFF

  • Drop off in Belfast City Centre at approx 8:30pm

 

THINGS TO BRING

Please come dressed appropriately for not only the season, but also for the activity.

  • Warm clothing

  • Comfortable shoes

 

INCLUSIONS

  • Luxury coach

  • Two qualified and entertaining tour guides

  • Entrance into Free Derry Museum

  • Entrance into the Seige Musuem

  • Walking Tour of the Walls

  • Walking Tour of the Bogside

  • Complimentary bottle of water

 

EXCLUSIONS

  • Food and drinks

 

CANCELLATION POLICY

  • For cancellation up to 72 hours prior to departure date: 10% administration fee will be imposed

  • For cancellation less than 72 hours prior to departure date or 'no-show': 100% of the total amount will be charged