Private Muscat City Sightseeing Tour - A Fascinating Capital

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:00 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Tour departs from centrally located Muscat hotels
  • Return Details :
    Tour returns to original point of departure.
  • Cancellation Policy :
    • If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
    • 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).

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The next stop is the Omani Museum, which offers a wealth of information about the country's culture, tradition and history. Then on to Muttrah, a delightful quarter of Muscat, complete with traditional souk and Fish market.

From Muttrah the drive continues to Muscat Old Town where the tour proceeds on foot, strolling around the palace of Sultan Qaboos and the forts Jalali and Mirani.

Inclusions

Hotel pick up and drop off

Luxury air-conditioned car or mini-bus transport

Exclusions

Optional gratuities

Food and drink, unless specified

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

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.

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.To enter the mosque you need to wear long trousers or skirt until your ankles, a long sleeved shirt and a scarf covering your hair and neckline.

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.

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

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

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Traveler Reviews

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  • 07-Nov-2019

    It was, in short, the most un-informative, boring and disorganised tour we have ever experienced in some 30 years+ of travelling the world. Some observations:

    We received no confirmation prior to meeting at the hotel. We had to chase via Viator the evening before for reassurance and contact details.

    We were sold a ‘luxury’ vehicle. That is not a 10 year old Toyota Camry.

    We were asked by the driver (guide?) “where would you like to go first?” (Why ask that if this is a planned/organised tour? And how would we know anyway?)

    We were sold a package where we would “learn a wealth of historical and cultural information” . We were told nothing. On the 30mins drive from hotel to mosque we were only told that the ‘guide’ went to Coventry to study - and after 15mins of silence we were directed to look at the oil refinery.

    We were not advised of dress code in advance. Therefore we had to “hire” long trousers for my wife from the back of taxi in the car park ( this is the same car park which has signage stating “rental of clothing is forbidden in the mosque car park”)

    When we asked questions about the mosque and its construction, we were told to ask other guides around the mosque. Our ‘guide’ - we use that term loosely to describe a driver who lives locally perhaps – was clearly disinterested and totally out of his depth.

    So bad was the initial experience that we requested to end it after at the main mosque, returning to our hotel 9.36am.

  • 25-Apr-2019

    Rashid was a great guide with very good English and local knowledge. Very flexible and helpful. Highly recommended

  • 24-Feb-2018

    Our guide was knowledgeable and clearly loved his country. We saw a lot and learned a lot. Excellent guide and what we saw was indeed fascinating.

  • 27-Jan-2018

    Worth doing

  • 12-Jan-2018

    Our driver was great. An older Omani native who you can tell loves and appreciates his country. The tour was great and we had enough time at each location to look around and take photos. I would recommend Mr. Rashid to everyone!

  • 02-Jan-2018

    It was nice.

  • 29-Jun-2017

    We had a wonderful morning. Our guide was friendly, informative and very gracious. We particularly enjoyed the holy mosque a beautiful and serene experience. The guide went out of his way to show us a good time and to introduce us to some of this lovely city. He brought us to several small spots that were wonderful for photos.

  • 06-Feb-2017

    What a lovely guy who couldn't do enough for us. Charming, informative and fun - would highly recommend.

  • 06-Mar-2013

    Excellent and very interesting. Our guide was ideal, knowledgable and thoughtful

  • 14-Dec-2010

    No problem for pick up. Our guide was very helpful. He adapted our tour to my handicap and our centers of interest. We were able to see the maximum in the minimum time with expert comments.

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