Private tour

Muscat: City Tour of Grand Mosque, Old Souqs, Museum, & Fort

4.4 / 5

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Muscat: City Tour of Grand Mosque, Old Souqs, Museum, & Fort

From £136.38 per person

Discover the fascinating history of Muscat on this half-day city tour. Travel to Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque and Muttrah. Marvel at the alluring beauty of Al Jalali and Al-Mirani, the famous Portuguese forts.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Your hotel or selected location in central Muscat.
Private group


  • Relax in the tranquility of Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque
  • Enjoy a photo stop at the Portuguese forts of Al Jalali and Al-Mirani
  • Take a walk along souk Muttrah to see attractive merchant houses
  • Learn about Omani culture at the Bait Al Zubair Museum
Full description
After pickup from your hotel, start your half-day tour of Oman’s charming capital. Drive through the embassy quarter to the stunning Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque. Admire the architectural beauty of its sandstone domes, minarets, and courtyards, and visit the main prayer hall.   Continue the journey with a visit to Souq Muttrah, a traditional and old-fashioned Arab market place promoting Oman’s cultural heritage. Visit the waterside fish market and stroll along the corniche to see the elegant merchant houses. Then, head to the Main Souq, filled with perfume shops and clothes stalls — the perfect place to find souvenirs. Enjoy a photo-stop in front of the Twin Portuguese Forts, Al Jalali and Al-Mirani. Then visit the beautifully designed Al Alam Palace for a photo stop. This is the official palace of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos. Your final stop is at Bait Al Zubair Museum, to learn about Omani culture before you return to your hotel.
  • Half-day city tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
  • English-speaking guide.
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Additional drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Passport

Not allowed

  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Pets

Know before you go

  • A copy of your current valid passport is required on the day of travel.
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. Long sleeves and long trousers or skirts are required for both men and women. For women, a headscarf is mandatory. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with the dress code requirements
  •  Photography and videography are prohibited inside the Bait Al Zubair Museum.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 5 reviews

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Great tour that’s covers all the main sites of Muscat. Our guide Abdullah was always very helpful, polite, and friendly. Also super informative about Muscat and the Muslim religion, I feel we learned a lot. He bought lunch and souvenirs for us, which was such a lovely touch. Overall, great experience!

4 February 2020

I was surprised when the tour guide (Sharaf) and the driver picked me up because this is a private tour and I am the only guest. They customized everything according to my preference and manage the timing to suit me the best. The price of the tour is the same as Big Bus. I would strongly recommend this company to any tourists. I think the fact that they are new in the market makes them pay more attention to the customers now.

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6 December 2019

The tour was nicely organized. Abdul is an excellent guide, sharing interesting facts about the Islamic culture while visiting the Mosque and the other places. Recommended!

30 December 2019

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