Big Bus Muscat: Classic and Premium Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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38 reviews

Big Bus Muscat: Classic and Premium Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

From $75.30 per person

Travel by an open-top tour bus to take in the sights and sound of the remarkable city of Muscat, Oman. Experience the unrivalled beauty of the city and learn about its colorful history. Fit more into your vacation by travelling on this city tour.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Vouchers must be exchanged for tickets.
Valid 1 day
from first activation
Instant confirmation
Optional audio guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Arabic
Wheelchair accessible


  • Explore with ease from 8 stops near key landmarks and attractions
  • Discover Muscat’s key landmarks including Mutrah Suq, Historic Old Quarter, Al Mirani Fort, and Parliament building
  • See panoramic views of Muscat's craggy mountain range and winding coastline
  • Enjoy the multi-lingual audio tour in 6 languages on an air-conditioned bus
Full description
Get the perfect introduction to the city of Muscat, on a hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour. The carefully designed route takes you to the major landmarks and historic sights, while your personal recorded commentary (available in 6 languages) provides entertaining commentary explaining the history and culture of the city. Sit back, relax, and take in the stunning scenery and mountainous backdrop. Explore Muscat's sites at your leisure  there are 8 locations where you can hop off the bus to do some more exploring. You can do so as many times as you like for as long as your ticket is valid. On the tour, discover the magnificent Sultan's Al Alam Palace, a concealed harbor, a Persian style mosque, the Royal Court, and many museums all set in a quaint neighborhood. Here are your stops in the itinerary below:
  • Stop 1: Muttrah Suq
  • Stop 2: Churches & Temple
  • Stop 3: Central Business District
  • Stop 4: Parliament
  • Stop 5: Marina Views
  • Stop 6: Al Alam Palace
  • Stop 7: Mirani Fort & Harbour
  • Stop 8: Al Bahri Road (Al Corniche)
  • Panoramic tour or hop-on hop-off tour, depending on time of year
  • Audio commentary, available in 6 languages
  • Entrance fees
  • Food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Meeting point

You can start the day tour from the main starting point at Muttrah Souk at 09:00, or at one of the 13 stops on the hop-on hop-off bus route across the city. Your ticket is valid for 24 hours during operating hours and operates every day of the week.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • In the peak season from November to April the hop-on hop-off tour runs every 30 minutes from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • In the off-peak season from May to October the panoramic tour departs at 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM from Mutrah Souq
  • The Big Bus Muscat tour lasts 1 hour 45 minutes in total without hopping off
  • Children under 5 years old go free of charge
  • All buses have a ramp onboard for wheelchairs or those with walking disabilities
  • The front section of the upper deck is fully air-conditioned with large windows, the middle section is open-air with a sun canopy, and the rear section is open to the sun
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.9 / 5

based on 38 reviews

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Good for the first overview for the Capital Area

We had booked a tour for the Hopp on / Hopp of Bus in Muscat, which supposedly runs every 30 minutes. At the bus stop we learned that the booked tour did not exist on this day (Friday, Sunday there) and that we could do the panoramic tour. We did that and the bus was only traveling with us 2 people. The driver stopped at all the designated places and we were also able to get out and stay on site for a short time. However, we found the price of more than 60 € / person too high, despite the audio guide in our language.

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February 19, 2019

Have a good bus ride

The bus trip went smoothly and was started from the ship in the port. You drive a 2 hour tour through Muscat and one or the other place is worth getting out of. The price of the bus is quite expensive compared to local taxi drivers who also offer tours.

December 11, 2018

Perfect for visiting the city, being that one day on Mascat because I was on a cruise, Attention you will not see the mosque, I advise you to make the visit in the morning by bus + in the afternoon take a taxi to visit the mosque

December 8, 2019

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