Muscat City Sightseeing Tour - A Fascinating Capital

From
USD
Per Person
Book this tour with

Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:30 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Centrally located Muscat hotels.
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

The tour begins by driving through the beautiful embassy quarter of Muscat en route to Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque. Visit the mosque, a religious landmark of Muscat and splendor of unique Islamic architecture (Islamic dress code to be observed).

Know More about this tour

Next you will 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 the 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 proceed on foot, strolling around Portuguese forts Jalali and Mirani and Qasr Al Alam, the Palace of HM Sultan Qaboos. Your next stop is Bait al zubair museum with its wealth of information and exhibits on the countrys culture, tradition and heritage.

Itinerary:

Important Information:

Vehicles:
Buses used for excursions are of the highest standard available. All buses are air-conditioned and equipped with a microphone.
4x4 vehicles used for the off-road safaris are air-conditioned with a maximum capacity of 6 passengers plus driver. All drivers are qualified off-road professionals, first-aid trained and carry cell phones. All vehicles are equipped with seat-belts and passengers are required to wear them at all times.

Dress Code:
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. 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.

Photography:
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 or military installations are not allowed.

Conditions:
The tour operator reserves the right to cancel any part of this tour for reasons of government decisions, public holidays, weather conditions, or similar.

Inclusions

Professional guide

Hotel pick up and drop off

Transport by Luxury air-conditioned coach or mini-bus

Exclusions

Optional gratuities

Food and drink, unless specified

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

A current valid copy of your passport is required on the day of travel

Dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. Loose long trousers or long skirts, long sleeves and a head scarf for ladies. No shorts for men. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements

Traveler Reviews

See all reviews
  • 31-Jan-2018

    The guide was knowledgeable and friendly.
    The Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque is absolutely beautiful, just remember to cover up for this visit.
    Al Alam Palace has an unusual design and not at all what I expected a palace to look like.

  • 29-Dec-2017

    Very informative tour, Rashid, our tour guide was very nice, and smiling all the time. He took us first to the Sultan Qaboob mosque, very beautiful contemporary Islamic architecture, then we went to the fish and vegetable market, which I personally would remove from the itinerary for lack of relevance and stay more time at the Muttra souk, this place has a lot to offer in diversity. Also we visited Muscat downtown with the official palace and a museum. In general the tour was very good, it covers a lot.

  • 16-Dec-2017

    Very informative and very capable guide who entertained us as well as conducted us. First class!

  • 29-Oct-2017

    Guide was poor - he only talked to my husband in the front seat and the rest of us couldn't hear anything and we had to ask lots of questions A lot of time wasting that could have been put to better use

  • 13-Aug-2017

    Not a bad tour but you can find it cheaper. We paid a bit more than others going through Viator.

  • 10-Jul-2017

    The tour was nice but there was not much to see and the guide's English was very limited.

  • 29-Apr-2017

    This was undoubtably one of worst tours I've ever been on...the guide was not knowledgeable about city or country, didn't quite understand the questions we asked in English and answered with information not ever asked for, and didn't know how to set time limits for points of interest stops. At the mosque a volunteer answered our questions and gave detailed information about the building of it while our guide Joseph had little to explain. It was VERY obvious that Joseph had not received enough training. The following day we took another tour with a MUCH more experienced guide Rasheed who was fabulous. Perhaps Joseph could shadow Rasheed for a few tours to learn how to conduct one. Shame on the company who allowed an ill-prepared guide to take clients out on a tour.

  • 20-Apr-2017

    driver was late even after i called twice. he did not accompany inside museum or around courtyards. had no idea what we were looking at. when asked questions he did not know answer. i would say more of a driver than tour guide.

  • 04-Feb-2017

    We had a great tour guide who gave us a really good tour of Muscat city provided a lot of info about the daily lives of the locals as well as info around their religion which we found fascinating.

  • 19-Oct-2016

    This tour was amazing!

See all reviews