Muscat City Highlights Tour

From $65.00/person to $250.00/person (Select "Individuals" below) Price varies based on number of individuals in your private group
This tour operates Saturday through Thursday.
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From the comfort of a deluxe vehicle, tour the beautiful city of Muscat. See the very best this ancient and modern area has to offer. From the aesthetically pleasing backdrop of the nearby mountains to the bustling fish market, all your senses will be delighted. Enjoy Islamic architecture, historic museum exhibits, and endless photo opportunities during your half day journey.

Start your excursion with a drive to the Grand Mosque, an architectural masterpiece. This world famous mosque is considered one of the most popular attractions in Muscat due to its historic value and impressive design.

After visiting the Grand Mosque, your friendly guide will drive you through the ministries area, where modern buildings with hints of Islamic architecture combine to reflect the complex heritage of Muscat. At the bustling fish market, you'll get to experience the sights, sounds, and smells of Muscat. As you make your way to the ever popular Muttrah souk, the exotic smells of spices, perfumes, and coffees fill the air. This grand outdoor market offers crafts, produce, and jewelry, making the souk an ideal place to pick up souvenirs.

Finally, enjoy an educational exhibit at the Bait Al Zubair Museum and take in the history and culture of Oman. A final stop at the Al Alam Palace, where the Sultan Qaboos officially resides, will offer a photo opportunity. Take pictures of the palace and the intriguing Portuguese forts known as Mirani and Jalai before heading back to your starting point.

Shore Excursion Size
Small
Shore Excursion Type
Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration
4 Hours
Activity Level
Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From
The Cruise Pier. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Food/Beverage Provided
Not Included
Recommended Dress
Comfortable lightweight summer clothing and walking shoes are suitable for most of the year, but sweaters or jackets may be needed for the winter months, especially in the evenings. Good quality sunlasses are advised, and photo-chromatic lenses for those who wear spectacles. Hats and some protection for the head are advisable when in direct sunlight. The United Arab Emirates has conservative dress traditions. Swimwear must 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, malls, and villages. If you plan on visiting a mosque, please wear loose long trousers or long skirts and long sleeves. Shorts, and tight or transparent clothing is not permitted. Women must cover their head with a scarf.
Restrictions
Participants must be able to get in and out of the vehicle. 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.
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5 StarsMuscatApril 16, 2018

Reviewer: Gary
An excellent tour. Our guide knew a lot of the history and spoke clear English. If time is of the essence this is the tour to take.

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