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Harper Taxi Tours - Political & Historical Tours of Belfast

Belfast, Northern Ireland
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A first-hand account of The Troubles and today's Belfast

We went on the Political Tour and were lucky to have Ken himself as our driver and guide. In the... read more

Reviewed 15 November 2017
piquak p
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Rancho Cucamonga, California
Very nice knowledgeable tourguide, thanks Ken

We had a great trip with Ken - he has lots of really interesting stories and insights into Belfast... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2017
Dannyniu
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 November 2017

We went on the Political Tour and were lucky to have Ken himself as our driver and guide. In the couple hours we were with him, we learned so much from someone who lived through The Troubles and who knows Belfast intimately. We visited both...More

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Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

We had a great trip with Ken - he has lots of really interesting stories and insights into Belfast. We really enjoyed chatting with him - he kindly dropped us at Titanic when the tour came to an end. Thanks for a great introduction to...More

Thank Dannyniu
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

Live and learn with Ken Harper behind the wheel. He provides a sobering history lesson, as well as judicious insight into present conditions, up and down Shankill and Falls roads. A gentleman and a scholar, not to mention a congenial host -- all at a...More

Thank Michael B
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Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Visit with my adult daughter. Both keenly interested in historical peace development in Belfast. Our driver:tour guide Conor was truly professional and interesting in covering the background from Catholic and Loyalists points which we wanted to hear and see. A moving experience that I highly...More

Thank Larry E
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Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Did not show up for tour nor did he return phone calls and email. I booked tour in June. The tour was scheduled for July 31. I confirmed the tour on July 28. But now thing. I recommend Taxi Trax tours instead.

Thank jaimeaaaaaaa
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Reviewed 8 July 2017

For anyone travelling to Belfast and trying to understand the place and its history, a 'Black Cab tour' is essential. We went with Ken Harper, whose tour at 38 pounds was slightly more expensive than the other taxi company we spoke with but because Ken...More

Thank JElliot32
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Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Ken Harper's political tour of the sectarian neighborhoods in Belfast, and their striking murals, is fascinating, surprising, disturbing, enlightening... A lifelong resident of Belfast, Mr. Harper is scrupulously even-handed talking about the city's Troubles; even so, he is passionate about the city, its history, and...More

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Reviewed 29 September 2016

Ken Harper's driver, Padrig, met us at the train station. Our tour was a couple hours. He was very well informed, animated, had facts and anecdotes about a very interesting but troubled city. We saw both the republican and the British sides of town. Padrig...More

Thank Leda M
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Reviewed 16 August 2016

We decided to pick Harper Taxi tours because it was recommended by Rick Steves. With so many taxi tours to choose from it was good to have some guidance. We were not disappointed at all and would highly recommend this tour as well. We took...More

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Reviewed 29 July 2016

Ken is a kindly man, who grew up in an everyday nightmare of bombings, shootings and citizen against citizen intrigue. As a man who lived it, he wants his clients to see both sides of the conflict that was The Troubles. His guidance along "the...More

Thank Richard W
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