Your guide will meet at your hotel in Muscat at 17:00 to begin your tour. The first stop will be the beautiful Grand Mosque of Muscat. The mosque is beautiful by night, illuminated from all sides to highlight its architecture. From the mosque, you will proceed through the diplomatic quarter, which displays some of the most beautiful homes in the city, before arriving at the corniche and the old city of Muscat. With you guide you willl be able to explore the Muttrah Souk to shop for souvenirs. You will have the chance to buy Omani specialties like Frankincense, Omani daggers (Khanjar), beautiful silver handicrafts and scarves. Your guide will help you bargain for the best price with the merchants.You will also be able to enjoy a moment along the corniche admiring the ships lit up on the water at night in MIna Al Sultan Qaboos Port. Among them you might be able to spot the ship of SUltan Qaboos himself. Next, continue to the Bait Al Zubair Museum. The museum is a small house that has been converted to display archeological discoveries and traditional Omani artifacts, such as national dress and jewelry. The museum also displays an exhibit of old pictures of Muscat before the renaissance that started with the reign of Sultan Qaboos in 1970. Finally, proceed to the Sultan’s Palace and the twin forts of MIrani and Jalali, which were built by the Portuguese during the 16th century when they ruled the coastal city of Oman. You will then have a choice to return to your hotel or to enjoy an optional dinner in a traditional Arabic restaurant in the heart of the modern Muscat. Dinner will include a set menu consisting of a variety of Arabic specialties with different flavors of shisha available to smoke after the meal. The tour will take 3 hours not including dinner.
**The museum and the Grand Mosque are not open on Fridays or duing public and religious holidays.
- Pick up from and return to your hotel
- All transfers in an air-conditioned coach
- English speaking driver and guide during tours
- Entrance fees at all the mentioned sites
- All taxes & service charge
- Any extras not mentioned in the itinerary
- Personal Spending
- Optional dinner ($35 extra)
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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.
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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