Muscat Half-Day City Tour with Audio Guiding

Muscat Half-Day City Tour with Audio Guiding

From $45 per person

Explore Muscat on a half-day tour of the traditional markets and city landmarks, such as the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque. Learn about the history and modern-day culture of the cosmopolitan city.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 4 hours
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Driver
English
Optional audio guide
English, German, Italian, Spanish, French
Pickup included
Pick-up from your hotel or the cruise port in Muscat.

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the ancient and modern-day culture of Muscat
  • Visit the emblematic Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque
  • Wander the covered alleyways of the historic Muttrah souk
  • Enjoy GPS enabled real time audio commentary on the sights you pass
Full description
Discover the rich blend of ancient and modern architecture of Muscat on a half-day city tour. Learn how the city has undergone dramatic development in the past 3 decades, yet managed to preserve its age-old culture and heritage. Your driver will show you how to use the audio guide system to benefit the GPS enabled commentary that follows the tour. Start with a visit to the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, and then continue through the Ministries' area to see a number of modern buildings with a touch of ancient, Islamic architecture. Go to the fish market and explore the narrow alleyways of the Muttrah souk to soak up the scent of exotic spices, coffee beans and ancient remedies. Learn more about the history of Oman at the Bait Al Zubair Museum. Take a souvenir photo at the magnificent Al Alam Palace, flanked by the twin Portuguese forts of Mirani and Jalali. Itinerary: • 45 mins in Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque • 15 mins in the fish market • 30 mins in the Bait Al Zubair Museum  • 10 mins for a photo stop in Al Alam Palace • 10 mins for a photo stop in Mirani & Jalali • 30 mins in Muttrah Souq
Includes
  • Transportation by deluxe vehicle
  • Driver/guide
  • Shared tour
  • GPS enabled multilingual audio guide in five languages
  • Entrance fees
  • Food and beverages
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Sunglasses
    • Sun hat

    Not allowed

    • Pets
    • Smoking
    • Luggage or large bags

    Know before you go

    •  Smoking is prohibited in all vehicles
    • Kindly ask permission before photographing any local residents. Photographing local women is not permitted
    • Schedules are likely to change during the holy month of Ramadan
    • Meals are based on a food only basis. Any beverages will be charged as per consumption and should be paid directly at the restaurant
    • Women must cover their head with a scarf and must not wear shorts, beachwear or sleeveless outfits to enter the mosque. Men should wear long trousers
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.1 /5

    based on 223 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4/5
    • Transportation
      3.9/5
    • Value for money
      4.1/5
    • Safety
      4.7/5
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    Enjoyed the commentary and the tour stops. Khaled was a good driver and host. Very convenient to be picked up from our hotel It would be good if you ensured the windows were clean inside and out for photos. A map of the area and sights visited would have been helpful to follow.

    October 8, 2019

    Brilliant for the price

    This 4+ hour tour took us on an informative trip around some of Muscat’s amazing scenery and monuments. The driver was friendly and helpful, the information provided by headphones (available in different languages) was very interesting, and we were allowed plenty of time at each stop to explore each site. I would recommend this to anyone visiting Muscat that wants a relaxed tour of some of the cities best attractions. Considering the price, it is worth every penny.

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    October 8, 2019

    Excellent half day tour. Better than hiring a car or taking taxis!

    Took this tour not expecting too much for the price however was pleasantly surprised, the driver turned up at the time specified and took us to all of the top places to visit in Muscat. The audio was particularly useful although would’ve been good for the driver to explain what was happening a bit more clearly. Great value for money!

    September 29, 2019

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    Product ID: 144045