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Muscat Half Day City Tour

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    Start your tour with hotel pickup in Muscat, and settle inside your air-conditioned vehicle with your guide. Then, explore the pristine streets of the city, beautifully set between the Al Hajar Mountains and Gulf of Oman.

    On route, learn how the city has successfully retained its rich Arabian heritage and culture, despite having undergone rapid development over the last few decades.

    Head first for Muscat’s undoubted showpiece: the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque. Opened in 2001, this stunning marble mosque is one of the largest in the Gulf, with room to accommodate 20,000 worshipers.

    After touring the glittering courtyards and prayer halls, continue to the Ministries quarter, home to many of Muscat’s foreign embassies and consulates.

    Admire the bougainvillea-laced avenues and immaculate white buildings with their Islamic arches and latticework, and then travel to Muttrah, the commercial heart of Muscat lining a spectacular, mountain-backed bay.

    Stroll through the seafront fish market where the locals trade their catches, and admire the sweeping Corniche, lined with latticed and balconied buildings. Then, delve into Muttrah Souk, a maze of covered alleys filled with stalls peddling spices, perfumes, coffee, antiques, and homewares. Breathe in the exotic aromas, and perhaps haggle for goods with tips from your guide.

    Having explored here, pay a visit to the Bait Al Zubair Museum, a charming museum that charts Oman’s fascinating past from ancient through to modern times. Learn about the country’s rich culture and early roots, and then continue deeper into old Muscat.

    Pose for photos outside the blue-and-gold Al Alam Palace, the official residence of Sultan Qaboos, and take pictures of Muscat’s twin Portuguese-built forts, Mirani and Jalali, perched on rocky outcrops above the bay.

    Your tour then finishes with a hotel drop-off.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Any Muscat located hotel
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    Duration
    4h
    Return Details
    Your Hotel in Muscat
    Inclusions
    • Transportation round trip
    • Audio guiding in Multiple languages
    • Entry/Admission - Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque
    • Entry/Admission - Bait Al Zubair
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

    The tour is a four hour, shared tour. Audio based and air conditioned bus. Great tour, highly recommend it!

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Kiddy40
    elodiek146, Manager at Gray Line Oman, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

    Dear Guest Thank you for sharing your valuable comment with us! We are delighted to know that you liked this trip with us. Thank you for choosing Gray Line! Hope to see you again with us!

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    Went on this trip yesterday and found it a great introduction to Muscat. Our driver Khaleed was excellent

    Thank SueL302
    elodiek146, Manager at Gray Line Oman, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Dear Guest Thank you for sharing your valuable comment with us! We are delighted to know that you liked this trip with us.Thank you for choosing Gray Line! Hope to see you again with us!

    Reviewed August 15, 2019

    I booked the trip through Tripadvisor, which did not advise or exclude the dates due to the Eid Al Adha holiday. The vendor got back to enquire alternate dates, which I informed were not available to me as I was due to travel the following...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank MalJ15
    elodiek146, Manager at Gray Line Oman, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2019

    Dear Guest, I am sorry for the inconvenience caused,this booking is cancelled. we give to full refund. Thank you for choosing Gray Line! Hope to see you again with us!

    Reviewed July 25, 2019

    The highlight is the visit to the Sultan Qaboos Mosque, so be sure not to go on a Friday. It covers the main sites of Muscat, which is a bit tricky on your own since the city is very spread out and public transit is...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    1  Thank srdshelly3
    elodiek146, Manager at Gray Line Oman, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2019

    Dear Guest Thank you for sharing your valuable comment We are delighted to know that you liked your trip with us, also hope you had a great day. Yes you are right on friday most of the main attractions are closed in Oman including Grand...More

    Reviewed June 14, 2019

    I suggest this tour at the beginning of your stay. Nice introduction to the city and gives you ideas of other places to further explore.

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank wallace9903
    elodiek146, Manager at Gray Line Oman, responded to this reviewResponded July 6, 2019

    Dear Guest Thank you for sharing your valuable comment with us. We are delighted to know that you liked your tour with us, also thank you for the nice words. Thank you for choosing Gray Line! Hope to see you soon with us.

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