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Muscat: Half-Day Guided Tour with Hotel Pickup and Drop-Off

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Visit the ancient and modern highlights of Muscat during a sightseeing tour of Oman's capital. Learn about Al Alam Palace, the Royal Opera House, and Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque from your guide.

Highlights

  • Feel Arabic atmosphere
  • Explore the city
  • Travel with an experienced tour guide

Description

The first sight on the tour is Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque which is truly a masterpiece of the world architecture. It took 6 years to erect it and in 2001 it was successfully opened. This mosque is a traditional light Islamic building made from sandstone and marble. It has got 5 minarets – one main and 4 side minarets which create a special distinctive look. The internal design is rich in mosaics, huge handmade Persian carpets and chandeliers decorated with crystals. Our next stop is the Royal Opera House – the pearl of the Oman musical and stage art. The third sight we can’t avoid seeing is Muttrah Souq – the market located right at the banks of the Gulf of Oman. That’s an ideal place if you want to have a look at the ordinary life of Oman. Just go along the rows, look for the items, bargain and have fun as here you can find everything starting from spices finishing traditional rugs, vases or just souvenirs. Having seen the market, we should also look at the Mutrah fort. The fort leads its history at 1580s when the Portuguese had built it. It served as a military defense from the rivals in the past, but today it’s open for tourists. Next thing in Muscat to see is a well-known Al Alam Palace — the residence of Sultan Qaboos. From both sides the forts surround the palace, so you’ll likely enjoy the magnificent scenery. Located in the center of the city, it always attracts a lot of visitors and, although, people are not allowed to go in, they can easily go around and take cool photos.

Includes

Hotel pickup and drop-off Life guide

Important Information

  • An additional fee of 20 USD applies for pickup from areas of Shangri La, Jumeirah, Muscat Hills, al Bustan Palace, al-Seeb, airport, and al Mouj.

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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