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Big Bus Muscat Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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Muscat, Oman

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icon1 hour 45 minutes  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English and 5 more

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Discover the delights of Muscat with ease on this Big Bus hop-on hop-off tour. With your 1- or 2-day ticket, explore the city at your own pace aboard an open-top, double-decker bus. Enjoy 360-degree views of the sights as you hear the entertaining onboard audio commentary, and hop on and off at any of the stops as you please. See top Muscat attractions such as beautiful Muttrah Corniche and the Royal Opera House; hop off to enjoy Muttrah Souk; admire the picturesque forts of Muscat Old Quarter, and much more.
  • Hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour of Muscat
  • Explore Muscat at your leisure
  • See top Muscat attractions like the CBD, Muttrah Souk, and Old Quarter
  • Hop on and off as many times as you wish at any of the stops around the city
  • Enjoy informative audio commentary in several languages on board the bus
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Panoramic 1 day tour
Audio guide
Panoramic 2 day tour
Food and drinks
Gratuities

Departure Point

You may start this tour at any of the stops listed.

Departure Time

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Return Details

You may disembark at any of the available stops.
One of Arabia’s prettiest cities, the Omani capital of Muscat is a charming blend of old and new, with historical Arabian architecture, medieval watchtowers, atmospheric souks and splendid new mosques clasped between the picturesque Hajar Mountains and Gulf of Oman coast.

Whether you’re short on time or not, taking this Big Bus hop-on hop-off bus tour is one of the easiest ways to see the sights and get under the skin of this delightful city.

Explore the traditional capital of Oman onboard a traditional open-top double-decker bus and take in the majestic views of Muttrah Corniche and the old quarter.  Highlights of the tour are Al Jalali Fort, Al Alam Palace, the Royal Opera House, churches and temples Riyam Monument, and the Muttrah souk.

With your ticket, choose to stay aboard for a full loop and enjoy the 360-degree views, brought alive by the enlightening onboard audio commentary, available in several languages. Alternatively, hop on and off at any of the stops and explore the sites that interest you on foot—you're completely free to create your own sightseeing itinerary.

Perhaps hop off in Al Shatti to see the glittering Muscat Royal Opera House or disembark at Qurum to relax on its gorgeous, palm-fringed beach. Maybe hop out in Muscat Old Quarter to visit its museum and see its forts, and then perhaps finish at Muttrah Souk, diving into its tangled alleyways to browse the stalls for souvenirs and bargains.
Itinerary
Duration: 
1 hour 45 minutes
Operating Schedule:
  Departure time, First Bus 9.00am from stop 1 - Muttrah Gate. The Tour then runs every 30 minutes until the last Bus at 5:00pm from stop 1 - Muttrah Gate. We have introduced a number of new health & safety measures to reduce the risk associated with the spread of Covid-19 in line with government advice and requirements of the local health authorities. These include regular cleaning of buses and social distancing measures. To uphold these new safety and hygiene standards in keeping our guests safe during the Covid-19 Pandemic, we may have to operate a reduced service and changes to ticket inclusions. This may also include frequency of departures, changes to routes and reduction/removal of stops. Customers are advised to visit our website or to download our app to find out more about our new health and safety measures and for the most update service information.
Mutrah Souq
Stop 1 Muttrah Suq
Al Farahidi Street
Stop 2 Churches & Temples
Central Business District
Stop 3 Central Business District
Al Bustan St
Stop 4 Parliament
Al Saidiya Street
Stop 5 Marina Views
Al Alam Palace Roundabout
Stop 6 Al Alam Palace
Bab Al Muthaib St
Stop 7 Mirani Fort & Harbour
Points of interest passed by on this route
Mutrah Souq
 
Royal Opera House
 
Qurum Beach
 
Big Bus Tours Muscat
 
Qurum Natural Park
 
Duration: 
1 hour 45 minutes
Operating Schedule:
  Panoramic Tour at 10am and 2pm from Mutrah Souq during off peak May to October
Mutrah Souq
Points of interest passed by on this route
Oman
 
Royal Opera House
 
Qurum Beach
 
Qurum Natural Park
 
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • OPERATED BY Big Bus Dubai

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Big Bus Muscat Hop-On Hop-Off Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Big Bus Muscat Hop-On Hop-Off Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Big Bus Muscat Hop-On Hop-Off Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Big Bus Muscat Hop-On Hop-Off Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Big Bus Muscat Hop-On Hop-Off Tour?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Big Bus Muscat Hop-On Hop-Off Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Big Bus Muscat Hop-On Hop-Off Tour?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Big Bus Muscat Hop-On Hop-Off Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Big Bus Muscat Hop-On Hop-Off Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Big Bus Muscat Hop-On Hop-Off Tour.

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Traveler Tips


  • "It is worth getting off at the penultimate stop and walking the last ten minutes along the Corniche to the souk." See review
  • "Where possible we always like Hop on Hop off, you are able to see the most of a place you visit and have choices of getting off to explore places that interest you, then back to the next stop." See review

Reviews

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Big Bus Muscat Panoramic tour
VibinL7
, Aug 2019
Attentive staff. Almost all landmarks in Muscat were covered. Only downfall was that ticket purchased was for panoramic view tour which finishes in 2 hours.
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star-5
Outstanding tour - we went around...
anjum
, Jul 2018
Outstanding tour - we went around tour a couple of times, got off at the pier where 2 cruise ships were docks - which ment 8000 additional people in the tour of Muscat !!! Things were bustling - It was all great !! We had gone from Doha, Qatar, found the Mascut people layed back and not too much of a hurry - enjoyed that !!!
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Just a waste of time. not very good...
Jorge R
, Mar 2018
Just a waste of time. not very good since the bus runs every 2 hours and they said that that day the bus will not stop in some places it will only stop for 5 minutes in some other places but that's it. I was reading the reviews about this bu tour and they have very bad reviews but I gave then a try anyway. very bad experience.
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Where possible we always like Hop on...
Karl F
, Jan 2018
Where possible we always like Hop on Hop off, you are able to see the most of a place you visit and have choices of getting off to explore places that interest you, then back to the next stop. Our loop took us by the Opera House, Mountain pass, Beach area, Parliament and .....we finished at the Muttrah Souk Market - great experience, Highly recommend
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star-5
An excellent tour and good value for...
Mr Leroy R J T
, Dec 2017
An excellent tour and good value for money. The ship's shuttle goes to the start point of the tour by the souk where there is plenty going on both before and after the bus tour. There is a lot to see, some varied landscapes and, of course, the opportunity to hop off if something attracts you particularly. The latter part of the tour, around the old city was especially attractive and interesting. It is worth getting off at the penultimate stop and walking the last ten minutes along the Corniche to the souk. A very attractive area and you can't possibly get lost.
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There was a problem with the bus...
Eman A
, Dec 2017
There was a problem with the bus program, so we only had a panoramic trip which showed us main touristic places of Muscat. Driver very helpful. Got to go to Souk Matarh which is a great place for shopping.
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Tour is good, cover the main portion...
Edrwin G. F
, Sep 2017
Tour is good, cover the main portion of the city, however there are some spots that could be considered in a future to be included in the tour, like the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque. The staff and drivers are very kind and friendly, always helping you and answering all the questions.
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star-5
My favorite way to see a city, and this...
Megan H
, Jul 2017
My favorite way to see a city, and this was no exception - perfect for Muscat.
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We rode the bus around twice and...
Dennis E C
, May 2017
We rode the bus around twice and didn't figure out what was worth getting off to see. So visited the souk which didn't require transportation to get to.
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star-4
Great way to see Muscat but very...
Charmaine A
, May 2017
Great way to see Muscat but very expensive for what you get but then Muscat int cheap. Good thing the big bus has free wifi And also free water which helps. Great to be met at the pier when the cruise ship arrived and left earlier than scheduled. Also cheaper to prepay rather than buy direct on the day
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