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Muscat: Private City Highlights Tour with Transfer

1. Muscat: Private City Highlights Tour with Transfer

A sightseeing tour around Muscat, the capital of Oman, is a great chance to soak up the Arabic atmosphere and explore the city where the ancient architecture and monuments are combined with the modern life. 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.

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.

4 hour private tour of Muscat

3. 4 hour private tour of Muscat

A 4-hour private tour in Muscat, including drinks and transportation in a new car-conditioned car / Grand Mosque / Opera House / Muttrah Souq / Sultan's Palace / Muttrah Fort / National Museum It includes water drinks, juices and lunch I recommend the unique experience if you want to know Muscat Do not hesitate to take this tour that combines history, culture and development Markets, castles, palaces, museums The guide will accompany you from the beginning of the tour to the end We will take you to the top of the mountain to see the city of Muscat from above

Muscat Tours

4. Muscat Tours

The tour includes discovering Muscat, visiting the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, then going to the Opera House, then Muttrah Market, the Fish Market, Muttrah Castle, the Sultan’s Palace, Al Jalali Castle and Al Mirani The duration of the tour is 4 hours. The mosque will take one hour, the opera house half an hour, Muttrah city half an hour, the museum an hour, the Sultan’s palace and the hall 30 minutes. The tour will be wonderful and beautiful, accompanied by a new Lexus 350 ES

Muscat Main Attractions Private Half-day Tour

5. Muscat Main Attractions Private Half-day Tour

This tour offers a great experience and exposure to Muscat's main attractions and to Oman's historic, cultural, and artistic side in general. A mixture of sightseeing, knowledge, and fun. First, You will be picked up from your accomodation in Muscat and taken to Muttarah traditional souq. There you will enjoy the sights of old corridors filled with shops offering all types souvenirs for you and your loved ones. And just in front of this souq you might have a short walk along the beautiful scenic cornich. Next, you are to amuse your eyes with scenes of the royal palace, right from the front yard you can take your best photos. After that comes the elegant National meseum that is filled with amazing collections of art and colectables of the late Sultan Qaboos. Next, you will be transfered to the Grand Mosque. A masterpiece of architecture and admire the islamic art of decoration. You will also stop at the Royal Opera House building to view its stunning exterior, and maybe come later by yourself for a nice show in the evening if you are lucky enough to be in Muscat at a timing of a concert. All this is done in the most friendly and informative manner. You can also be part of the plan and share your preferences and expectations.

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