Corniche, Muscat

Corniche, Muscat

Corniche, Muscat: Our most recommended tours and activities

Muscat: Evening Guided City Highlights Tour by Van

1. Muscat: Evening Guided City Highlights Tour by Van

Enjoy a tour of Muscat's major sights after sundown. See the city's landmarks bathed in the warm evening glow. Begin your tour with a pickup from your hotel with Muscat. For your first stop, visit the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque and the Royal Opera House (photo stop). Admire these iconic buildings in the glow of the evening lights. Take some time to snap some great photos before moving on. Next, stroll along the picturesque promenade of Mutrah Corniche. Then, delve into the bustling energy of Mutrah Souq. Here, scents of frankincense mix with the vibrant display of crafts and textiles, offering a sensory treat. After your visit to the souq, witness the regal elegance of Al Alam Palace. See this contemporary masterpiece set against an ancient backdrop, as its illuminated façade gleams in the night. Finish your tour with a culinary journey at an authentic Omani restaurant. Get dropped off back at your hotel after dinner. Dear Travelers, Please note that the evening Muscat city tour does not include visits inside the Grand Mosque or Royal Opera House. However, it does offer excellent opportunities for photo stops outside these iconic landmarks, allowing you to capture their grandeur from the outside.

Muscat: Guided Landmarks Tour

2. Muscat: Guided Landmarks Tour

Enjoy a full-day outing in Muscat with a guide as you travel by car. Relax with a transfer from your accommodation and see landmarks like the Grand Mosque, the Royal Opera House, Mutrah Corniche, and much more. Begin your exploration of Muscat, the modern capital city filled with traditional Omani heritage. Experience the beauty of the Sultan Qaboo Grand Mosque, the biggest and most stunning mosque in Oman.  Head to your next stop, the Royal Oman Opera House, which has one of the most beautiful auditoriums in the world. Walk along the breathtaking waterfront Corniche of the Mutrah area, with visits to the fresh fish market and historic Mutrah Souq. Browse and buy souvenirs, peek into the history of Oman at the Old Muscat area, and view the Portuguese forts of Aljalali and Almirani.  Choose to visit the National Museum or Alzubair museum to learn more about Oman's history, culture, and traditions. During this time, you will also pause at the Al Alam Palace, the official palace of His Majesty Sultan of Oman. Now it is time for lunch and to taste traditional Omani food.

Muscat: Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

3. Muscat: Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

Get the perfect introduction to Oman's capital city, Muscat, on an open-top, hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour. From the top deck, take in dramatic views of the city’s stunning scenery and mountainous backdrop as well as the gleaming Sea of Oman. Hop off to explore 16th Century forts, museums and the Sultan’s Al Alam Palace. The carefully designed route takes you to all the major landmarks and historic sights, while engaging recorded audio commentary, available in 6 languages, offers entertaining insights about the history and culture of the city. You can hop on and off at any of the stops to explore on your own. Buses run at regular intervals so re-joining the tour is easy and convenient. Your hop-on hop-off ticket is valid for 1 day or 2 days, including unlimited rides per loop during hours of operation. The tour is a fun, safe and relaxed way to explore the city. Above all, it guarantees breathtaking views of Muscat. See top sights including: Muttrah Suq Muttrah Fort Muttrah Corniche National Museum Ruwi Clock Tower Parliament Building/Majlis Oman Sohar Boat Marina Bandar Al Rowdha Al Alem Palace Al Mirani Fort Bait Al Zubair Museum Omani French Museum Al Jalali Fort Mangrove Lagoon

Muscat: Private City Highlights Tour With Pick-up/Drop-off

4. Muscat: Private City Highlights Tour With Pick-up/Drop-off

We will take you through the gorgeous city of Muscat where we will first visit the grand mosque is one of the biggest 1-piece handmade Iranian carpet in the world and can comfortably accommodate up to 20,000 worshippers. Then drive you around the ministries and the Royal Opera House area which is leading arts, and culture organization in the Oman. The vision of the Opera House is to serve as a center of excellence in global cultural engagement. Then visit Qurum Beach Photo Stop and we will take you to have a taste the Omani bread with honey and karak tea. Muttrah Souq is next, where you can find various souvenirs and Muttrah Souq one of the oldest marketplaces in Oman, after we will show you the Al Alam palace, the official palace of his majesty. If you want Learn more about the history of Oman at the Bait Al Zubair Museum. Next visit the 2 Portuguese forts of Al Jalali and Al Mirani photo stop are next on the itinerary.

Muscat: Private City Sightseeing Guided Tour with Transfer

5. Muscat: Private City Sightseeing Guided Tour with Transfer

Morning: Meet Up: Start your day by meeting your private guide at a designated location, such as your hotel or a central point in Muscat. Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque: Begin your tour with a visit to one of Oman's most iconic landmarks, the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque. Admire its stunning architecture, intricate designs, and the grandeur of the main prayer hall and the impressive dome. Royal Opera House Muscat: Next, head to the Royal Opera House Muscat, a magnificent architectural marvel known for its world-class performances and cultural significance. Take a guided tour of the exterior and learn about its role in promoting arts and culture in Oman. Muttrah Corniche and Souq: Stroll along the picturesque Muttrah Corniche, offering panoramic views of the harbor and the city's skyline. Explore Muttrah Souq, one of the oldest marketplaces in Oman, where you can shop for traditional handicrafts, spices, and souvenirs. Al Jalali and Al Mirani Forts: Visit the imposing Al Jalali and Al Mirani Forts, which guard the entrance to Muscat Bay. These historic forts offer panoramic views of the surrounding area and provide insights into Oman's maritime history and defense strategies. Bait Al Zubair Museum: Explore the Bait Al Zubair Museum, a private museum showcasing Omani heritage, culture, and art. Marvel at the exhibits displaying traditional costumes, weaponry, jewelry, and archaeological artifacts. Al Riyam Park and Incense Burner Monument: Drive to Al Riyam Park to enjoy panoramic views of Muscat and the Corniche. Admire the towering Incense Burner Monument, a symbol of Oman's ancient trade and maritime heritage. Traditional Food Tasting: Conclude your tour with a dinner at a local restaurant specializing in Omani cuisine. Indulge in a variety of traditional dishes, including Omani halwa (a sweet dessert), machboos (spiced rice with meat), grilled kebabs, and freshly baked bread.

Muscat private evening or night tour 4 hours

6. Muscat private evening or night tour 4 hours

Discover Muscat in the evening in mild weather and an opportunity for you to take a tour and then go to Rozana Restaurant or Bait Al Luban Restaurant to taste delicious Omani food. The itinerary will be to go to Muttrah Souq, Muttrah Fort, Sultan Palace, as well as the Opera House, and climb to the top of the mountain to see Muscat from above. After that if you want to go to dinner that's optional for you Evening shopping in Muttrah Souq Photographing from Muttrah Fort to the Corniche will be very wonderful and a stunning view

Muscat: 4 Hour City Sightseeing Guided Tour with Private Car

7. Muscat: 4 Hour City Sightseeing Guided Tour with Private Car

Morning: Meet Up: Start your day by meeting your private guide at a designated location, such as your hotel or a central point in Muscat. Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque: Begin your tour with a visit to one of Oman's most iconic landmarks, the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque. Admire its stunning architecture, intricate designs, and the grandeur of the main prayer hall and the impressive dome. Royal Opera House Muscat: Next, head to the Royal Opera House Muscat, a magnificent architectural marvel known for its world-class performances and cultural significance. Take a guided tour of the exterior and learn about its role in promoting arts and culture in Oman. Muttrah Corniche and Souq: Stroll along the picturesque Muttrah Corniche, offering panoramic views of the harbor and the city's skyline. Explore Muttrah Souq, one of the oldest marketplaces in Oman, where you can shop for traditional handicrafts, spices, and souvenirs. Bait Al Zubair Museum: Explore the Bait Al Zubair Museum, a private museum showcasing Omani heritage, culture, and art. Marvel at the exhibits displaying traditional costumes, weaponry, jewelry, and archaeological artifacts. Traditional Food Tasting: Conclude your tour with a dinner at a local restaurant specializing in Omani cuisine. Indulge in a variety of traditional dishes, including Omani halwa (a sweet dessert), machboos (spiced rice with meat), grilled kebabs, and freshly baked bread.

Muscat: Grand Mosque, Souk, and Opera House Half-Day Tour

8. Muscat: Grand Mosque, Souk, and Opera House Half-Day Tour

Explore the highlights of Muscat on a half-day city tour. Visit the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, the Royal Opera House, the Muttrah Souk, and the Al Alam Palace. Start your tour with a visit to the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, completed in 2001. Admire the blend of Islamic, Middle Eastern, and Omani architectural styles. The mosque is home to one of the world's largest handmade Persian rugs and one of the world's biggest crystal chandeliers. Next, head to the Royal Opera House. Continue to the 16th-century Portuguese forts of Jalali and Almirani for a photo stop. Proceed to the famous Muttrah Souk, one of the oldest markets in Oman. Stroll through the narrow covered alleys of the souk and smell the exotic aromas of mounds of spices and alluring perfumes. Purchase souvenirs and gifts from the market. The market is located at the ancient seafront promenade Corniche, on a bay which ships visited from every part of the world.

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

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

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.

Muscat City Tour- Half Day

10. Muscat City Tour- Half Day

Embark on an enchanting journey as we start the tour by traversing the picturesque diplomatic city route, leading us to the awe-inspiring Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque—a marvel of unique Islamic architecture. Photo stop at Royal Opera House, Muscat. Our exploration then guides us to the vibrant fish market and the iconic Mutrah Souk, renowned for its silver craft shops, perfumes, and souvenirs. The adventure unfolds further with a visit to the captivating Bait Al Zubair Museum, where a treasure trove of information and exhibits awaits, showcasing the rich culture, traditions, and heritage of the country. Continuing our odyssey, we venture into Old Muscat, where the majestic Al Alam Palace and the historic 16th-century Portuguese forts, Mirani and Jalali, stand as testaments to Oman's storied past. Join us in this immersive experience, where every step reveals the beauty and history of Oman's cultural tapestry.

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Our guide was very good! He contacted us to let us know the meeting location and met us a few minutes early. He was an excellent driver and helped us get a wonderful guide at the Grand Mosque. He showed us expertly around the sites of Muscat. Thank you for a beautiful day!

Great Tour for a quick overview of the city of Muscat. The Guides are great and know a lot about Oman History and Culture. They are spontanious for any question you might have about the life in Oman

best city tour I've ever had, wonderful guide who explained everything and a great tour, would love to do it again juma was really perfect, thank you very much

Jamal was great Guide. Explained a lot lot and we went to a fantastic restaurant.

Aziz was an excellent, friendly and very knowledgeable guide. Highly recommended!