Seeb Tours
Muscat City Tour (Palaces, Forts, Markets & Mosque)

Muscat City Tour (Palaces, Forts, Markets & Mosque)

By Golden Highlands
The city of Muscat, at various times in history under the rule of the Persians, Portuguese and Ottomans, became the capital city of Oman in 1793. This rich history today results in a beautiful multi-cultural city, with ancient forts, palaces and souq along Muttrah Corniche existing alongside examples modern Islamic architecture, such as the Royal Opera House and the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque.
per group (up to 4)
Lowest price guaranteeReserve now & pay laterFree cancellation

Ages 0-120
Duration: 8–10 hours
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English

  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Royal Opera House
  • Entry/Admission - Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • Golden Highlands, J3MF+58, Seeb 112, Oman
Pickup details
  • We can arrange to collect passengers from most locations within Muscat
Hotel pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
    Airport pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included airports.
    • Seeb Airport, Oman
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Wheelchair accessible
      • Stroller accessible
      • Service animals allowed
      • Near public transportation
      • Infants must sit on laps
      • Infant seats available
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 112138P10

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Most travelers can participate
      • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
      • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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

      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: 112138P10

      Reserve your spot

      Similar experiences

      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 5
      About the operator
      Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator:
      • Golden Highlands
        Muscat, Oman
        Joined in December 2018
      • christianfn
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Excellent three days guided tour in Oman
        Golden Highlands provided me with an excellent guided experience in Oman. I was in the UAE for work and decided to spend three days in Oman on a guided tour. On the first two days, we managed to visit Bimmah Sinkhole, Wadi Shab, Sur, Bidiya, Nizwa, Jebel Shams and Misfah Albriiyin, as well as sleeping in a tent in the Wahiba Sand Desert. On the third day, we concentrated on Muscat and all the pearls in the city. The guide was very caring and knowledgeable, and everyone we met was open and hospitable. I warmly recommend Golden Highlands if you plan to visit Oman!
        Written February 1, 2023
      • a_meraki_soul
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Balcony Walk at Jabel Shams: The Perfect Fall hike along the W6 trail
        As the name suggests, this is another exciting trek that offers an excellent vantage point from the narrow balcony-style ledge looking down into Oman’s incredible canyon. Undoubtedly, Oman is a geological paradise with diverse rock forms cut over millennia into various landforms. And for all outdoor enthusiasts like us, the W6 hiking trail is always a highlight on the Oman itinerary for all the breathtaking views it offers. Here, the canyon plunges dramatically down below while the high edges give a perspective that we’re on top of the world! If not on top of the world, pun intended, at least, we were very close to the Arabian summit. The W6 hike also led us to a cave, a natural pool, and an abandoned village situated between the gorges of the canyon. However, the most stunning aspect of the trek is curving along the inside of the canyon wall on a ledge overlooking the canyon from the top of 1,000 m-high cliffs. With little elevation gain and clear signs, this trek takes up to four hours, depending on how hooked we get with the stunning views.
        Written December 19, 2021
      • dominikletsch
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Excellent organization for Oman trips
        It has already been my second experience with Golden Higlands in Oman (the first time was in 2015) and both times the company provided a truly excellent logistical base for both real geological fieldwork in rather remote areas and for geological sightseeing in this beautiful country. Hence I can warmly recommend Mansur and his very friendly team for all those (geologists and everybody else) who want to explore the Sultanate of Oman in all its beauty and its topographic complexities. Dominik Letsch, Zurich (Switzerland)
        Written December 5, 2021
      • Road41623981608
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Superb travel company
        Golden Highlands is a great company. As I live in Oman, I have first-hand experience of their service. I have participated in trips which Golden Highlands organized for individuals, small groups as well as larger groups. Of course, they know the places that are of interest for tourists, such as cultural highlights, nature, history,... But a unique feature of Golden Highlands is that they have hosted groups of international geologists and therefore are also familiar with the hidden gems of Oman's geology. And if you decide to use their "full package", you can enjoy the delicious food they cook. I can only recommend them.
        Written March 10, 2020
      • Alvar_Braathen
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Golden Highlands; UiO geologists preferred travel partner in Oman
        Geologist from the University of Oslo has established a close collaboration with the Golden Highlands; car rental, trip advice, transport of equipment, etc. As geologist going out in the mountains for field work, we have used these services since 2017 and will keep on in the coming years. Golden Highlands offers a unique combination of good, friendly dialog and very reliable services.
        Written March 9, 2020
      • 160250
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Geoscience excursion
        A comfortable experience. The members were all cooperative and friendly. Very good and safe driving. Clean mosques were picked and food was provided. The camping area is clean and includes a toilet and shower. Plastic use is minimal.
        Written March 2, 2020
      • rocksolid2020
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Trip to remote area
        Golden Highlands organized for us (three geologists) a field trip to a remote area within Oman. Due to some unforseen difficulties we had to change plans on a short notice. Golden Highlands reacted very flexibile and was really helpfull. I therefore highly recommend them not only but especially for trips to areas that are off the beaten track.
        Written March 1, 2020
      • michaelketterman2020
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Delicious Food, friendly people
        Our guides have been very friendly and did their best to make our trip a special experience. Every evening they cooked us some delicious food (also vegetarian). They also provided a tasty breakfast for us, as well as a lunchbox. They organized everything quite well and the campsides were always perfect. It was also possible to give the two guides some postcards and they delivered it for us. While sitting around the campfire, we had the pleasure to listen to some traditional music. We also received a little present, which is also really kind of them. All in all, it was a great trip and a good experience travelling with Golden Highlands.
        Written February 29, 2020
      • christelkettermann
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        worth recommending
        We absolutely can recommend Golden Highlands. We got a good 4WD that brought us all our way through high mountains, rough roads and very bumpy wadis. The service from pickup to return was excellent. Very sympathic people.
        Written February 29, 2020
      • michaeln02_2020
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Geology fieldtrip 12 days
        Wonderful support of our trip through nothern part of Oman. More than enough and tasty Omani food (breakfast and dinner in the camps, for noon we got a big lunchbox). Very polite and friendly people - definitly to recommend!
        Written February 28, 2020
      • Iwosweilka
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        The two guys who went with us (Ahmed and Said) did a great job. They were kind and pleasant. Very good cooks and even better musicians.
        Written February 28, 2020
      • ssieges
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        A great trip to Oman with help of Golden Highlands
        Oh man, what a great Country - Oman! We (between 20-25) geologists and students, mainly from Univ Göttingen and Bonn, Germany) toured northern Oman with 5 to 7 cars from Mansor's Golden Highlands. Golden Highlands P.O Box 2272, PC 111 Seeb, Sultanate of Oman Muscat 111 Oman Siggi and Gösta were our excellent leaders. Mansor has provided the 4x4 cars and some equipment, like cooling boxes, camping chairs, etc. Some more camping equipment is available at the Golden highlands. All the cars were perfectly good, mainly Toyota and Nissan SUVs, at a reasonable price and well maintained. Thanks to the organisational talents of Valeska (she is a real treasure!) all the admin went perfectly smooth and the entire renting procedure, pic-up and return were very simple and any special desires were no problem at all. I can highly recommend touring Oman with Golden Highlands. We did 2500 km of heavy gravel roads and off road, and have seen excellent geology, world-class exposures and have experienced an amusing hospitality.
        Written February 28, 2020
      • MichaelKettermann
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Amazing Services for Oman Mountain and Desert Trips
        We visited Oman for a field trip with 14 geologists from the University of Vienna to travel for two weeks around northern Oman. Golden Highlands arranged four rugged Toyota Land Cruisers for us that literally brought us wherever we needed to go. On top we had a service crew with us (Ahmed and Said) who went shopping every day, cooked for us in the evening and prepared breakfast and lunchboxes. We could completely use the short daytime to focus on geology and experiencing Oman instead of spending time in supermarkets and cooking. The food, including vegetarian options, was incredible and everyone loved it. Ahmed and Said were very friendly and fulfilled every wish we had during the trip and even showed us some traditional Omani music at the campfire. There is really nothing bad to say, in contrary, many of us will certainly return to Oman and trustfully book with Golden Highlands again!
        Written February 28, 2020
      • wvisser2020
        0 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Geo-trip 2019
        We have twice guided a geological/cultural trip to Oman, which included 11 nights camping in the wild. The logistics of camping, including tents, mattresses, cooking of food and drinks etc were all handled by Golden Highlands. They have done an excellent job. We were a group of 20 people, and Golden Highlands had 2 persons running the camp activities. Food was of high quality, and Golden Highland staff created an excellent atmosphere!
        Written February 27, 2020
      • Christian R
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        top experience
        we were looked after very well and well prepared for our off-road adventure. The equipment was properly prepared and complete for the trip. Golden highlands can also be recommended.
        Written February 24, 2020
      See all 26 reviews
      These reviews are the subjective opinions of Tripadvisor members and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
      No reviews yet. Be the first to share your thoughts!

      Muscat City Tour (Palaces, Forts, Markets & Mosque) provided by Golden Highlands

      All things to do in Seeb
      Day Trips in SeebSpas & Wellness in Seeb
      RestaurantsFlightsVacation RentalsTravel StoriesCruisesRental Cars