Half-day fascinating Muscat city private tour
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Attractions & guided tours

Half-day fascinating Muscat city private tour

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Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: Sunday - Thursday
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 4 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Visit the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque and admire its marble courtyards
  • Stroll through the fascinating Muttrah Souk
  • Explore the interesting Bait Al Zubair Museum
What to expect

The tour begins by driving through the beautiful embassy quarter of Muscat en route to Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque. You'll stop to visit the mosque, a splendor of unique Islamic architecture. After, you'll drive to Muttrah, a delightful quarter of Muscat. Step into the fish market, stroll along the Corniche to admire the beautiful merchant houses and experience the shopping in its busy souk, well known for its silver craft shops, perfumes, souvenirs and much more to buy.

The tour continues to the Old Town where you'll proceed on foot, strolling around Portuguese forts Jalali and Mirani and Qasr Al Alam, the Palace of HM Sultan Qaboos. Your next stop is the Bait Al Zubair Museum with its wealth of information and exhibits on the country’s culture, tradition and heritage. At the end of the tour, you will be dropped off at your hotel in Muscat.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • What's included
    • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
    • Experienced guide
    • Private tour
    What's not included
    • Gratuities
    Where
    Meeting point:

    You will get picked up from your hotel in Muscat. Please provide hotel address information at checkout.

    What to remember
    • As part of ongoing COVID-19 virus preventative measures, some of the Tourist sites which is included in the given itinerary remain closed, so alternate visits / photo stops will be arranged
    • Dress Code for the mosque: Loose long trousers or long skirts, long sleeves and a head scarf for ladies. No shorts for men.
    • Lightweight summer clothing is suitable for most of the year, but sweaters or jackets may be needed for the winter months, especially in the evenings. Good quality sunglasses are advised, and photo-chromatic lenses for those who wear spectacles. Hats or some protection for the head are advisable when in direct sunlight. The Sultanate of Oman has conservative dress traditions. Swimwear should be confined to the beach and hotel pools. Men and women should ensure shoulders and knees are covered when in public, especially in souks, shops and villages
    • Normal tourist photography is acceptable, but it is considered offensive to photograph Arab women. It is also courteous to ask permission before photographing men. Photographs of government buildings, police or military installations are not allowed
    • The local tour operator reserves the right to cancel any part of the scheduled programs because of government decisions, public holidays, weather conditions, or other similar circumstances
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    When
    • The tour runs from Sunday to Thursday
    • The pick-up time from your hotel is between 7.30 and 8.00am
    • Times may vary depending on the location of your hotel

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    Provider
    Orient Tours
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 72 hours before the activity begins. If you cancel up to 24 hours before, you can still receive a 50% refund.
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