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  • Location: Muscat, Oman
  • Duration:  Varies
There is no better way to see Muscat than on a double-decker, hop-on hop-off bus! See top Muscat attractions on this comprehensive sightseeing tour, such as the neighborhood of Ruwi, Muttrah Souk, Muscat Royal Opera House, Qurum Beach and much more. A 1-hour walking tour of Muscat Old Quarter is also included. The buses are open top which allows you to enjoy full 360-degree panoramic views as you travel along your route. Hop on and off as many times as you like at any of the 10 stops around Oman’s captivating capital city for 24 hours of sightseeing!

Highlights

  • Hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour of Muscat
  • Explore Muscat at your leisure
  • See top Muscat attractions like Ruwi, Muttrah Souk and Qurum Beach
  • Enjoy a 1-hour walking tour of Muscat Old Quarter and see attractions like Sultan Al Alam Palace with a guide
  • Hop on and off as many times as you wish at any of the 11 stops around the city
  • Enjoy informative audio commentary in 8 different languages on board the bus

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What You Can Expect

Muscat Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Muscat Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Known as the jewel of Arabia, the Omani capital is a visual delight to explore, with historical attractions and fine Arabian architecture set against the backdrop of the snow-capped Hajar Mountains. Glitzy yachts may grace Muscat’s slick waterfront, but just a few strides away lies its winding alleyways, home to atmospheric souks (markets) and medieval forts that beg to be explored.

Aboard a comfortable, open-top, double-decker bus, admire top city attractions, such as Muttrah Souk – a warren of frankincense-scented lanes that zigzag through the town – and Qurum Beah where locals hold beach-side barbeques on balmy evenings. Pass through the business district of Ruwi with its sleek high-rise buildings or perhaps hop off by Muscat Royal Opera House – one of the most impressive arts centers in the Middle East.

A walking tour through the heart of Muscat Old Town is also included with your ticket, so why not not hop off at Muscat Old Quarter and discover the city's old Arabian charm with a guide? The 1-hour tour starts at 3pm and takes in two Portuguese forts, Sultan Al Alam Palace, the Royal Court and a Persian-style mosque.

With your ticket, you can remain on the bus for an entire loop (roughly 1.5 hours) as you listen to the informative audio commentary, or you can hop on and off at any of the 10 stops around the city to explore Muscat’s enchanting delights.

Muscat Hop-On Hop-Off Tour Stops:
  • Muttrah Souk (free shuttle bus operates from the souk to Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque)
  • Krishna Temple
  • Shatti
  • Qurum Beah
  • Qurum National Park
  • Central Buisness District
  • Parliament Building
  • Muscat Marina
  • Muscat Old Quarter (1-hour walking tour starts from this stop at 3pm)
  • Muttrah Corniche

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2014

It was very good. The young people working there were very helpful and everything went perfect. Thanks Pia Clemens

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