Enjoy visit Muscat with Memphis Tours with this 5 hour tour of the highlights of the Oman’s capital.
Leave your hotel after breakfast and drive through the beautiful embassy quarter of Muscat en route to Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque. Visit the grand mosque, a religious landmark of Muscat and splendor of unique Islamic architecture (Islamic dress code is compulsory). This mosque of superlatives completed in 2001, refers to be the main mosque in Oman and one of the two mosques in Sultanate, which you could visit as a non-Muslim (other one is in Salalah). Witness the world’s second largest handmade carpet and huge chandeliers in the main prayer hall.
On your way back to the city center you will go past the Opera House, the Gulf′s only concert hall, and reach the old town. Then visit the 16th -Century forts Jalali and Mirani. Stroll around the old city quarter and have a photo-stop at the Qasr Al Alam, the official Palace of HM Sultan Qaboos. This palace is mainly used for representative purposes of His Majesty. Visit Bait Al Zubair Museum with its wealth of information and exhibits on the country’s culture, tradition and heritage.
Drive to Muttrah, a delightful quarter of Muscat. Muttrah souq is one of the most beautiful oriental markets in the Gulf States. Step into the fish market, stroll along the Corniche to admire the beautiful merchant houses and experience the shopping in the busy souk. The largest and oldest bazaar of Oman is traditionally divided into zones for selling a variegated array of shops with souvenirs, antiques, frankincense, gold, textiles, leather goods, jewelry, traditional sabers and many other goods.
Drive back to hotel
Drive back to hotel
The museum and the Grand Mosque are not open on Fridays or during public and religious holidays.
- Pick up from and return to your hotel
- All transfers in an air-conditioned coach
- Still drinking water on board
- English speaking driver during tour
- Entrance fees at all the mentioned sites
- All taxes & service charge
- Personal Spending
|1 Pax||2-4 Pax||5-8 Pax|
|Price Per Person||$ 195||$ 95||$ 90|
Prices:Tour price currency is set to USD but you can pay in Euro or British pound.The prices quoted per person per tour all inclusive and prices are always updated to ensure you receive the lowest price possible. Once your tour is confirmed we guarantee the price will not be changed.
Children Policy:0 - 1.99 Free of Charge
2 - 11.99 pay 50% of tour price
12+ pay full tour price as per adult person
If your sightseeing tours include domestic flights or ferry boat, an extra supplement for your child may apply.
Deposit and Balance of Payment:A down payment (25%) will be required when confirming your booking as requested and can be paid by credit or debit card (Visa / MasterCard) via Verisign Secured payment system on our website. The balance of payment (75%) will be required on arrival / pick up, to be paid to your tour director by credit / debit card or in cash.
Tour Voucher:After your tour is confirmed we will email final confirmation and voucher to print and bring with you. Details will include contact numbers of your tour operator and customer care and additional information for your convenience.
Cancellation Policy:Memphis Tours does not charge a cancellation fee for tours and excursions cancelled for ‘force majeure’ reasons such as volcanoes, earthquakes, or reasons beyond control. If cancellation happens due to personal or business reasons and Memphis Tours has already incurred costs on your behalf, these costs will be transferred to you
Best Time to Visit Oman
Oman’s climate is typical of the Arabian Peninsula with blisteringly hot summers and Mediterranean winters. During the summer months almost the entire country is hot; the thermometer can often nudge up into the 40°C. The winter months are pleasantly temperate, daytime temperatures rarely climbing much above 30°C. Temperatures are considerably cooler in the mountains than on the coast
Flying to Oman
Oman Air (Scheduled Airlines only)
14 Hours, 38 Minutes from New York
15 Hours, 35 Minutes from Washington
Required - obtainable in advance or on arrival for non-restricted nationalities
No mandatory vaccinations
Conservative dress is advisable for both men and women - More relaxed clothing in the Gulf of Oman like Muscat and Salalah