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Private Half Day Mystical Muscat Tour

Access from: Muscat


Key info

  • Tour ID: 50414
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Pick up point: Port
  • Activity level: Moderate
  • Optional extras available

Top highlights

  • Grand Mosque
  • Muttrah Souq
  • Bait Al Zubair
  • Al Alam Palace

From $107.68pp

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Key info

  • Tour ID: 50414
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Pick up point: Port
  • Activity level: Moderate
  • Optional extras available

Top highlights

  • Grand Mosque
  • Muttrah Souq
  • Bait Al Zubair
  • Al Alam Palace

Itinerary

Suggested itinerary: Depart from Port Grand Mosque Visit the Muttrah Souq Visit Bait Al Zubair Al Alam Palace and Jalali & Mirani Fort - Photo Stop Arrive at the Port When does my tour start? This is a private tour and the tour time will be set to fit in with your preferred time. When do I return to port after my tour/excursion? The tour is 4.5 hours in length so you will be returned in plenty of time for your cruise ship departure. All tour times are based on Shore time (i.e. local time, - not ship time)

THIS IS A PRIVATE TOUR

The tour will start from Mina Qaboos Port Grand Mosque. Home to truly spectacular art work, beautiful chandeliers and a remarkable one piece carpet covering the entirety of the prayer hall measuring approximately a stunning 4300 square metres, the grand mosque is truly a sight to behold. If you enjoyed this part of the tour, then you are going to love what we have planned for you next, which sees you move on to the Muttrah souq!

The Muttrah souq holds the superb 18th century merchant’s house, and after visiting here you will then have the fantastic opportunity of shopping for an hour before moving on to the Bait Al Zubair museum. Interestingly the museum was founded as a house in 1914 making it a fascinating landmark that you would have to be mad to miss! In 1998 the house was opened as a museum and showcases many aspects of Omani culture and its heritage.

As you depart the museum you will head off to the town of Muscat and explore the old town to fort mirani which was completed in 1587. You will also visit Fort Jalali which has been renovated and is used as a museum for Omani culture and heritage.  The last part of the tour will be a stop in front of the al alam palace before driving back to the port to conclude this unforgettable tour.

Itinerary

  • Depart from the Port
  • Grand Mosque
  • Visit the Muttrah Souq
  • Visit Bait Al Zubair
  • Al Alam Palace and Jalali & Mirani Fort
  • Return to the Port
  • Full details

    Key info

    • Tour ID: 50414
    • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
    • Pick up point: Port
    • Activity level: Moderate
    • Optional extras available

    Top highlights

    • Grand Mosque
    • Muttrah Souq
    • Bait Al Zubair
    • Al Alam Palace

    Itinerary

    Suggested itinerary: Depart from Port Grand Mosque Visit the Muttrah Souq Visit Bait Al Zubair Al Alam Palace and Jalali & Mirani Fort - Photo Stop Arrive at the Port When does my tour start? This is a private tour and the tour time will be set to fit in with your preferred time. When do I return to port after my tour/excursion? The tour is 4.5 hours in length so you will be returned in plenty of time for your cruise ship departure. All tour times are based on Shore time (i.e. local time, - not ship time)

    THIS IS A PRIVATE TOUR

    The tour will start from Mina Qaboos Port Grand Mosque. Home to truly spectacular art work, beautiful chandeliers and a remarkable one piece carpet covering the entirety of the prayer hall measuring approximately a stunning 4300 square metres, the grand mosque is truly a sight to behold. If you enjoyed this part of the tour, then you are going to love what we have planned for you next, which sees you move on to the Muttrah souq!

    The Muttrah souq holds the superb 18th century merchant’s house, and after visiting here you will then have the fantastic opportunity of shopping for an hour before moving on to the Bait Al Zubair museum. Interestingly the museum was founded as a house in 1914 making it a fascinating landmark that you would have to be mad to miss! In 1998 the house was opened as a museum and showcases many aspects of Omani culture and its heritage.

    As you depart the museum you will head off to the town of Muscat and explore the old town to fort mirani which was completed in 1587. You will also visit Fort Jalali which has been renovated and is used as a museum for Omani culture and heritage.  The last part of the tour will be a stop in front of the al alam palace before driving back to the port to conclude this unforgettable tour.

    Itinerary

    • Depart from the Port
    • Grand Mosque
    • Visit the Muttrah Souq
    • Visit Bait Al Zubair
    • Al Alam Palace and Jalali & Mirani Fort
    • Return to the Port
  • Essential information

    Included in this tour

    • English Speaking Professional Guide
    • Private Air-Conditioned Transportation
    • Entrance fees
    Activity Level Scale: 3
    1 - Easy going
    2 - Light Walking
    3 - Walking up to 2 km which may involve steps and Inclines
    4 - Quite Strenuous with walking, steps and Inclines
    5 - Hard Physical Activity
    Restrictions:
    - No filming by video camera allowed at Al Alam palace.
    - Avoid taking pictures of local women
    Tour can be operated any day of the week except the visit of Grand Mosque which is not open to public on Friday and public holidays.
    Please dress conservatively when visiting sacred sites. For the Grand Mosque, women must wear modest clothing, which cover the body and the head, including the hair, which should be covered with a scarf or shal.
    Arms and legs must be covered to wrists and ankles. Men must also wear modest clothing. Shorts are not allowed.
    Food, drinks and smoking are strictly prohibited.
    This tour is suitable for wheelchair users.

    Joining instructions

    You will be met at the port by a Cruising Excursions Representative who will then escort you to your air conditioned transportation.
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