Guided tour

Muscat Half-Day City Tour with Audio Guiding

Activity provider: Gray Line UAE & OMAN

Muscat Half-Day City Tour with Audio Guiding

Activity provider: Gray Line UAE & OMAN

From US$ 50 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.

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Duration 4 hours
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Driver
English
Audio guide included
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

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Important information

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 258 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.1/5
  • Transportation
    4/5
  • Value for money
    4.1/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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The on-site tour was conducted with Grayline. We were 10 people picked up from different places. The GPS-controlled audio guide worked great, the explanations were very good and interesting. It was a great tour covering all the important sights that we were keen to see. Despite the specifications, the tour was quite individual, the guide agreed with us at every point how much time we wanted, of course within the feasible framework.

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March 26, 2020

We had expected a tour where we would get explanations in German over headphones. But we got a guide who explained everything to us in "German" the whole time! There was enough time on the tour for sightseeing. The souk is just like every market in the Orient, where you are constantly being spoken to. We really enjoyed the tour.

March 16, 2020

Unfortunately, this trip started off a bit sloppy. We had to be at our destination at 8:30 am and the email stated that the guide would not wait longer than 5 minutes (because it was a combined tour). Of course we were right on time. Unfortunately, our guide was way too late because the tour agency had passed on wrong times to him/us. Why wait 5 minutes? We have been waiting for over 20 minutes. It also went so wrong with the other 2 guests. MESSY. Our guide did everything to make it a nice morning for us. The Mosque is very beautiful and you should definitely see it. The Souk is also nice. We found the palace less impressive ourselves, but tastes differ of course. All in all it was a nice experience and we watched Muscat in a relaxed way.

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March 10, 2020

Product ID: 144045