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Muscat Half Day City Tour
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Muscat Half Day City Tour

By Gray Line Oman
from
$55.00
per adult
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$55.00
per adult

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Ages 0-99, max of 8 per group
Duration:
4h
Start time: Check availability
Ticket type:
Mobile
German, English, Italian, French, Spanish


  • Transportation round trip in an Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Audio guiding in Multiple languages
  • Headphones for the Audio listening
  • Free Wifi on our vehicles
  • Entry Fees to Bait Al Zubair
  • Entry/Admission - Bait Al Zubair
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Personal Expenses
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Al Alam Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Mirani Fort


Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Pickup: We pickup the guest between 30 - 60 minutes before the tour departure, We pickup from all hotels in Muscat and Port. Drop Off: Hotels in Muscat
  • Ports:
  • Muscat Cruise Port
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 8264P43

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with Muscat Half Day City Tour?
How much is Muscat Half Day City Tour?
Muscat Half Day City Tour price starts from $55.00. Discover and book Muscat Half Day City Tour on Tripadvisor
What is the Muscat Half Day City Tour cancellation policy?
Muscat Half Day City Tour cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Muscat Half Day City Tour on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Muscat Half Day City Tour?
Muscat Half Day City Tour is hosted by Gray Line Oman. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Gray Line Oman on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Muscat Half Day City Tour on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 8264P43

Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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  • 1
    Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque
    Stop: 45 minutes
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  • 2
    Mutrah Fish Market
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 3
    Bait Al Zubair
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 4
    Al Alam Palace
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 5
    Mirani Fort
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 6
    Muttrah
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

MattLamb89
MattLamb89
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Not a guided tour - just a taxi
The trip itself is definitely something worth doing and was the highlight of our trip to Oman. However - avoid th
637sarithan
637sarithan
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Nizwa tour
Traveled with Ali from Wahab tours. Had a nice experience touring the souk, fort and village. Ali was great at show
loanh443
loanh443
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Definitely worth visiting
Wadi Shab is splendid but you have to do trekking on your own without tour guide, they are more like driver.
AshleyFenelon
AshleyFenelon
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Great experience!
Great experience! Our tour guide Naseeb was a great tour guide. The local Omanis were helpful and kind.
mauriliom651
mauriliom651
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Good but mostly on the first half
Overall a very good experience, with audio guide (available in various languages) while traveling. The driver was
G4293VLjenniferk
G4293VLjenniferk
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Well-arranged Tour package
Sites were incredible. Tour guide, Mohammed, was incredibly knowledgable, friendly, accommodating, and fun. Food co
faithgirdler
faithgirdler
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Good, but NOT for those w/ limited mobility
Well, good to see countryside outside of Muscat.And the wadis were fun. But you REALLY SHOULD warn ppl about the r
Connector76505
Connector76505
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Excellent
I was lucky to be only guest and it was absolutely fantastic to spend the day visiting these place with assistance
Footprints599287
Footprints599287
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Good tour
The tour was well organised. The drive from Muscat was long but the audio in the minibus helped to give a context t
traceyd483
traceyd483
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Unsafe
After several attempts at contacting grayline to address my issues I have to resort to a public review. The wadi wa
Travelagentch67
Travelagentch67
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Day trip in Nizwa
Very nice day tour from Mascat to Nizwa. The minibus should have been a bit more confortable. Nice audio guide in m
Coral S
Coral S
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A wonderful trip!
A great trip where you really get to see so much in one day. Lunch was lovely and in a beautiful setting. Great val
Zach P
Zach P
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A fun and beautiful trek
The main part of the trip is a hike followed by a swim through a canyon. Shoes that can get wet are ideal, as ther
AngelaH6
AngelaH6
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No value for money
The trip is not very well organized. In the beginning there are stops at two spots that are simply a waste of time.
Sherpa92742
Sherpa92742
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Genuine arabic country
nice country with clean well -constructed places based on Arabic architecture . all places have kept their Arabic r
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lintab
Edlesborough, UK55 contributions
The tour was worth 4 stars but the pick up timing makes it hard to give it that overall rating. We were on a cruise and didn't have wifi the day before the tour so I contacted Grayline two days before who said the pick up would be between 8-8:30. We were at the pick up point by 8 but did find out once there that the pick up time emailed to us the day before was 8:30. In fact, the bus didn't come til 9:10, so we'd been waiting over an hour. To add to the frustration, on calling the local Grayline office we were told the bus was there already, which it wasn't. Grayline must have known that the port was the last pick up and that 8:30 was an unrealistic time to tell us. This is a fixable problem and taxi drivers at the port gate told us it was a very common issue with Grayline.
A further issue with the timing is that the guide rushed us through the mosque, losing much of the group, so those of us who'd kept up had a long wait at the bus for the others.
Now for the positives, if Grayline can sort out the pick up timing, this is a good value alternative to a ship's own shore excursions. It covered the main highlights of Muscat, which is a lovely city, and we were very impressed by the mosque. We also liked that the guide showed us his pre-prayer washing ritual. Although we expected an audio tour, in fact we had a proper guide, perhaps due to numbers as it was a fairly full larger bus. The guide was informative and both he the driver were very friendly. Overall 3.5 stars really.
Written January 10, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Thank you for taking time to give your review about your experience with our City Tour. We are glad that you enjoyed our service. The feedback you gave is very important to us. We will definitely consider your recommendation. We appreciate it.
Written February 19, 2020
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Shun
Somerville, MA2 contributions
These days, it is quite difficult to find a good tour company as we are often flooded with their information. Not even those reviews are not always reliable. However, when something out of their playbook happens, that is often the time you can see how good/bad the company is. This time, Greyline did so well that I felt I should address it.

We decided to join the half-day tour while we are having an 8hr layover at Muscat airport. (Yes, you can do that. You only have to go Crowne Plaza Muscat OCEC using taxi/shuttle bus.) The tragedy was, Qaboos bin Said Al Said, the sultan of Oman has passed away just before we have arrived, which put the city of Muscat in chaos. Jet aircrafts constantly flying in the air, military blocking the roads, long lines of vehicles... As soon as we figure out something is out of ordinary, we were in the tension as we are only staying in Oman for a short layover. We realized that we may risk missing our flight going to the next destination.

Although, at this point, we were still eagerly wanted to see the city of Oman. So, we asked our tour guide, Naseeb, what he thinks. Though he could have pushed us for the tour for easy cash, but instead, he gently told us, "though we wholeheartedly want you to see the city of ours, we cannot risk you missing a flight; it is better if we bring you back to the airport," and you have no idea how relieved we were when we hear that. After all, there were too many unknown factors which could lead to trouble after we arrived in the city. We agreed with Naseeb and arrived at the airport where he apologizing for the trouble though it was entirely not his fault; it was just bad timing. Afterward, the tour agents agreed with a refund and the process went smoothly.

We were happy that not only we did not miss the flight, but we had service from this company where they can make the correct judgment. It is shame that we were not able to actually the city, but perhaps I can come back again sometime later for that. Needless to be said, I surely will ask Greyline for the tour in such a case.

Lastly, my deepest condolences to the loss of their majesty. Hoping the people of Oman overcome this challenging time with the blessing of God.
Written January 28, 2020
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Dear Guest Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review about our services. The team took great care of everything so that you could just relax and live the moments of happiness. We would like to thank you again for trusting us.
Written February 19, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

cris3PO
5 contributions
I reccomend this rour, especially as your first arrive in Muscat but don't expect to use it as a means to shop at the souk. The tour stops and audio narrative an route are great for information and context of Oman. The fish market would be better as a snack stop at a local cafe or eliminated all together. The souk stop is really not long enough for anything more than some fotos.

Tips- be prepared for a long day since the tour time does not include trabsit to pick up all the people at various hotels. Bring water and snacks cause there are none provided. You can rent an abaya at the mosque as needed. The driver does not have them to provide
Written March 15, 2020
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Kiwi P
London, UK220 contributions
They forgot to pick us up !! Had to chase the office so they could send the driver back. End result was time at the mosque was limited and then it felt like we rushed the tour. The driver was really good about it as not his fault but the blunder effectively ruined our city tour experience.

The tour was good in terms of the commentary (audio) and the driver was smooth and professional - but being forgotten is just not acceptable.
Written March 14, 2022
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zeeshan b
Dear Guest, I apologize for your experience with us and we are very keen in building up the best service. our quality team will look into this and act? Hope to see you again and we will work the best to serve you better..!!!
Written April 21, 2022
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Thomas R
Canton of Zurich, Switzerland20 contributions
We were collected at the hotel and then the tour guided us through the most important sights in Muscat. We have seen the souk, the grand musk, the fishmarket, the guest palace and the museum for history and how people used to live in Oman.
Interesting and would sugest it to others.
Written February 10, 2020
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Dear Customer, Thank you for your positive feedback, it means a lot to us. We are glad you enjoyed your sightseeing experience with us and we hope to welcome you again soon on board Gray LineTours!
Written February 19, 2020
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Pedro J
Cordoba, Spain9 contributions
Guide picked you at the hotel. Tour was shorter than expected, about 2 hours and half instead of 4. Lots of freedom, yes, wander around. But sometimes he just dropped you off at the place and lets you take pictures without any explanation or history about the place.
I went with shorts, and although it says in the email that you should wear something covering your knees for the mosque, they didn´t let me in. They have a little shop where you can buy that "dress" for men but a bit expensive. They should alert that you should wear long trousers, not just something covering your knees.
Nice but disappointing route at the same time. But guide was so nice and kind.
Written July 17, 2022
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zeeshan b
Dear Guest Thank you for sharing your valuable feedback about our product that you have recently joined with us. We apologize for not having met your expectation. We appreciate and value your time for posting these comments about the visit. We hope to see you again for a better experience. Looking forward to that.
Written August 1, 2022
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Marshall
1 contribution
Solo
I was picked up fro my hotel, dropped off at the Mosque and was told someone else would pick me up. No one ever did. I called Grey line and they told me someone would pick me up. I asked how will they find me, there were so many buses and tourists at the Mosque. No one came. I called them back, and the woman argued with me that I just needed to wait. I had to get a taxi back to my hotel. I emailed them and told them I wanted a refund. They have refused my request. They will take your money and offer you nothing in return. Stay away!
Written February 19, 2019
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ZinamonKveen
Colombo, Sri Lanka754 contributions
Solo
Service is utterly disappointing. The four members of my tour group were deposited at the Grand Mosque at 9.30 am on 16 February 2019 and introduced to a driver who we were told would be taking us on the tour. The driver showed no interest in us and failed to inform the guide that we were there so we missed any opportunity of seeing the inside of the Grand Mosque. The tour was supposed to begin at 9 am and we wasted 45 minutes doing absolutely nothing! As I travelled out of Muscat the next day, I did not get the chance to visit the Grand Mosque at all thanks to this incompetence! Such a waste of time and money! I complained on 16 Feb and received only an acknowledgement the next day. No apology or explanation has been received to date.
Written March 1, 2019
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Alice O
11 contributions
Family
What a great tour! Really interesting audio commentary in various languages and some beautiful places to see. The sites on the tour are all places I could have spent hours in, so my only gripe would be that there wasn't enough time - but that's what I get for booking a half day!
Written April 1, 2019
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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!
Written August 28, 2019
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renny u
Doha, Qatar64 contributions
This trip was completely 4hours with five different places. The audio explanation was terrific, it describes all places in details. The driver was good, polite and good manner, thank you Ahmed. I will highly recommended this company for its worth spending and convenience.
Written January 11, 2019
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