Our Belfast political tour takes you on a dark journey into the social and political conditions that led to the infamous 'Troubles' periods of Belfast's history. Your guide is an award-winning author and historian who was a combatant during the 'Troubles' and also a political advisor during the post ceasefires and Good Friday Agreement periods. The tour covers the origins of political and civil sectarianism and includes a guided visit of the Crumlin Road Gaol before visiting the locations of the Oscar winning movie 'Belfast' in the company of someone who appears in the movie from 1970! The tour includes an analysis of the many murals and images of violence that you will experience on the way, and you will have lunch in an historic pub frequented by local Belfast citizens that was once targeted by bombers and also sat on the infamous 'Ring of Steel' fortifications that once surrounded Belfast City Centre. Your guide is someone who knew the key figures of the Troubles and its therefore a personal experience.