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Private Muscat City Sightseeing Tour - A Fascinating Capital

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Muscat, Oman
Safety measures
icon4 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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Safety measures
icon4 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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Safety measures
icon4 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Explore top attractions in Oman’s port capital on this private 4-hour Muscat city sightseeing tour. Travel through Muscat’s beautiful embassy quarter by luxury vehicle with your private guide. Visit the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque and gain insight into Islamic architecture and tradition. Learn of Oman’s rich culture and heritage at the Omani Museum, and mingle with the locals at the souk and fish market in the Muttrah quarter. Take a walking tour through the Old Town and discover landmarks including the palace of Sultan Qaboos, Jalali Fort and Mirani Fort.
  • Private city tour of Muscat
  • Visit some of Muscat's most religious landmarks
  • Explore the Omani museum
  • Learn a wealth of historical and cultural information
  • Stroll around the Palace of Sultan Qaboos
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Hotel pick up and drop off
Luxury air-conditioned car or mini-bus transport
Optional gratuities
Food and drink, unless specified

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered

Departure Time

8:00 AM
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Buses used for excursions are of the highest standard available. All buses are air-conditioned and equipped with a microphone.
  • 4x4 vehicles used for the off-road safaris are air-conditioned with a maximum capacity of 6 passengers plus driver. All drivers are qualified off-road professionals, first-aid trained and carry cell phones. All vehicles are equipped with seat-belts and passengers are required to wear them at all times.
  • Lightweight summer clothing is suitable for most of the year, but sweaters or jackets may be needed for the winter months, especially in the evenings. Good quality sunglasses are advised, and photo-chromatic lenses for those who wear spectacles. Hats or some protection for the head are advisable when in direct sunlight. Oman has conservative dress traditions. Swimwear should be confined to the beach and hotel pools. Men and women should ensure shoulders and knees are covered when in public, especially in souks, shops and villages.To enter the mosque you need to wear long trousers or skirt until your ankles, a long sleeved shirt and a scarf covering your hair and neckline.
  • Normal tourist photography is acceptable, but it is considered offensive to photograph Arab women. It is also courteous to ask permission before photographing men. Photographs of government buildings or military installations are not allowed.
  • The tour operator reserves the right to cancel any part of this tour for reasons of government decisions, public holidays, weather conditions, or similar.
  • A current valid copy of your passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Orient Tours

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 Private Muscat City Sightseeing Tour - A Fascinating Capital?
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
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Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Private Muscat City Sightseeing Tour - A Fascinating Capital?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Private Muscat City Sightseeing Tour - A Fascinating Capital?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private Muscat City Sightseeing Tour - A Fascinating Capital?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Q:
What is the maximum group size during Private Muscat City Sightseeing Tour - A Fascinating Capital?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

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It was, in short, the most un-informative, boring and disorganised tour
0508Angel
, Nov 2019
It was, in short, the most un-informative, boring and disorganised tour we have ever experienced in some 30 years+ of travelling the world. Some observations: We received no confirmation prior to meeting at the hotel. We had to chase via Viator the evening before for reassurance and contact details. We were sold a ‘luxury’ vehicle. That is not a >10 year old Toyota Camry. We were asked by the driver (guide?) “where would you like to go first?” (Why ask that if this is a planned/organised tour? And how would we know anyway?) We were sold a package where we would “learn a wealth of historical and cultural information” . We were told nothing. On the 30mins drive from hotel to mosque we were only told that the ‘guide’ went to Coventry to study - and after 15mins of silence we were directed to look at the oil refinery. We were not advised of dress code in advance. Therefore we had to “hire” long trousers for my wife from the back of taxi in the car park ( this is the same car park which has signage stating “rental of clothing is forbidden in the mosque car park”) When we asked questions about the mosque and its construction, we were told to ask other guides around the mosque. Our ‘guide’ - we use that term loosely to describe a driver who lives locally perhaps – was clearly disinterested and totally out of his depth. So bad was the initial experience that we requested to end it after at the main mosque, returning to our hotel 9.36am.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Dear 0508An, Thank you for sharing your valuable feedback about our Muscat City Tour that you have recently joined with us. We apologize for not having met your expectation. We understand you were not satisfied with our vehicle and noted this comment down. However, please note that we are not using vehicles that are ten years old. All our vehicles are well maintained and have to go through the renewal for registration every year. In regard to the rental of clothes we would like to know more details - could you please share via private message so that we can have a close look into that matter. Our guide is doing this job for more than 20 years and usually gets amazing feedback from his guests. We would love to see you on one of our tours/safaris soon again. Thank you for choosing ORIENT TOURS and taking the time to review us! Best Regards, Sarah P. Dubke Manager Guest Services ORIENT TOURS LLC
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star-5
Great tour of Muscat
Happyholidaymaker194
, Apr 2019
Rashid was a great guide with very good English and local knowledge. Very flexible and helpful. Highly recommended
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Very Well Organised
Adventure55048222826
, Dec 2018
Very Well Organised and had an awesome time. Reminder email send by company so that you dont miss the trip
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Our guide was knowledgeable and...
laura s
, Feb 2018
Our guide was knowledgeable and clearly loved his country. We saw a lot and learned a lot. Excellent guide and what we saw was indeed fascinating.
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Our driver was great. An older Omani...
Mariam M
, Jan 2018
Our driver was great. An older Omani native who you can tell loves and appreciates his country. The tour was great and we had enough time at each location to look around and take photos. I would recommend Mr. Rashid to everyone!
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We had a wonderful morning. Our...
KBP
, Jun 2017
We had a wonderful morning. Our guide was friendly, informative and very gracious. We particularly enjoyed the holy mosque a beautiful and serene experience. The guide went out of his way to show us a good time and to introduce us to some of this lovely city. He brought us to several small spots that were wonderful for photos.
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What a lovely guy who couldn't do...
Neil R
, Feb 2017
What a lovely guy who couldn't do enough for us. Charming, informative and fun - would highly recommend.
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Excellent and very interesting. Our...
Paul
, Mar 2013
Excellent and very interesting. Our guide was ideal, knowledgable and thoughtful
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No problem for pick up. Our guide was...
Rene L
, Dec 2010
No problem for pick up. Our guide was very helpful. He adapted our tour to my handicap and our centers of interest. We were able to see the maximum in the minimum time with expert comments.
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We enjoyed a wonderful morning in...
Martyn H
, Mar 2010
We enjoyed a wonderful morning in Muscat - Rashid looked after myself and my family extremely well. As we were only visiting for the day because we were on a cruise in the region, this tour was a perfect introduction to the city. Rashid was very informative and made us welcome. We will definitely visit again. Thank you.
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