Private tour

Muscat: Private City Highlights Tour with Transfer

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Activity provider: GidOman

Muscat: Private City Highlights Tour with Transfer

Activity provider: GidOman
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From US$ 220 per group up to 2

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Soak up the Arabic atmosphere as you explore Muscat on a private guided trip. Admire the architecture of Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, see the iconic Royal Opera House, and stop at Muttrah Souk market.

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Duration 4.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Russian
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Time to explore the city highlights of Muscat
  • Truly authentic Arabian experience
  • Top city attractions
Full description
A sightseeing tour around Muscat, the capital of Oman, is a great chance to soak up the Arabic atmosphere and explore the city where the ancient architecture and monuments are combined with the modern life. The first sight on the tour is Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque which is truly a masterpiece of the world architecture. It took 6 years to erect it and in 2001 it was successfully opened. This mosque is a traditional light Islamic building made from sandstone and marble. It has got 5 minarets – one main and 4 side minarets which create a special distinctive look. The internal design is rich in mosaics, huge handmade Persian carpets and chandeliers decorated with crystals. Our next stop is the Royal Opera House – the pearl of the Oman musical and stage art. The third sight we can’t avoid seeing is Muttrah Souq – the market located right at the banks of the Gulf of Oman. That’s an ideal place if you want to have a look at the ordinary life of Oman. Just go along the rows, look for the items, bargain and have fun as here you can find everything starting from spices finishing traditional rugs, vases or just souvenirs. Having seen the market, we should also look at the Mutrah fort. The fort leads its history at 1580s when the Portuguese had built it. It served as a military defense from the rivals in the past, but today it’s open for tourists. Next thing in Muscat to see is a well-known Al Alam Palace — the residence of Sultan Qaboos. From both sides the forts surround the palace, so you’ll likely enjoy the magnificent scenery. Located in the center of the city, it always attracts a lot of visitors and, although, people are not allowed to go in, they can easily go around and take cool photos.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private transportation
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments

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    Not allowed

    • Shorts
    • Sportswear

    Know before you go

    • It’s essential to follow the dress code to visit the mosque. Both women and men should wear trousers and clothes with long sleeves. Having a headscarf for women is a must.
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    4.3 /5

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    November 14, 2022

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    Excellent guide accompanied us!

    November 16, 2022

    We could have booked the tour cheaper through the hotel. They also offer drivers with English and tour guide permits.

    November 22, 2022

    Product ID: 417527