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Feb262014

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Muscat City Sightseeing Tour - A Fascinating Capital

Muscat, Oman

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

I could not have asked for more on this tour. As I was on my own for the tour I was a bit anxious about it, but when we got going there were two lovely couples and me, and we all got on well. The guide was really lovely and knowledgable man. He had lived in Muscat and really knew and loved his city, so that the trip was full of interesting stories and information. We went to numerous locations including the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, which is beautiful. However we never felt rushed and his personal touch really made it an excellent tour. Wonderful value for money!

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  • Muttrah Souk
  • Muttrah Fish Market
  • Inside the Grand Mosque
  • Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque

Feb252014

Tour/Activity

Big Bus Muscat Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Muscat, Oman

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

I loved this tour - I enjoyed the freedom of planning my own day and sitting atop the bus with a warm breeze in my face and my eyes fixed on the sights and sounds of a Monday morning in Muscat. The guides were very helpful and advised me when and where to join the buses. They were punctual and comfortable and the commentary was informative. I joined at Jawharat al shatti. (stop 3) - a good place to catch a coffee and watch the early morning beach activity before heading off. I did the round trip listening to the commentary, without getting off and returned to stop 3 for lunch; then i re-joined the bus and really enjoyed the second run without commentary and just took it all in. This time I got off in time to join the 3pm walking tour in the Al Alam Palace district - this was very interesting (albeit quite hot at that time of day) and the guide really knew his stuff and did a good job. Highly recommend the freedom of this tour.

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  • Al Alam Palace
  • Royal Opera House
  • On the Road
  • Jawarahat al shatti
  • Jawharat al shatti

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