Catch the Essence of Manama - Half Day City Tour

Manama, Bahrain
Catch the Essence of Manama The Half Day Tour of a Lifetime
  • 4 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Discover Manama highlights, from Al Fateh Mosque to the Bahrain National Museum and Bahrain Fort, on a half-day tour that combines religion, culture, history, and Bahraini cuisine. Covering key sites in just half a day, this Manama tour is a great first taste of the city—or an appealing option for travelers with limited time—and offers the convenience of round-trip transport from selected Manama hotels.
  • Travel in a climate-controlled minibus for comfortable exploring
  • Stay connected and post photos from a Wi-Fi equipped vehicle
  • Included entrance fees and skip-the-line access mean less down time
  • Enjoy included refreshments while on the tour bus

What's Included

  • We’ve included all the commodities you might need to have the most comfortable tour and enjoy the sights and activities without worries. Here’s what you will get by booking the Half Day Tour:
  • A local guide with local flavoured stories
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Complimentary Refreshments Onboard
  • Hotel pickup and drop off from selected Central Manama Hotels
  • Comfortable transport by luxury air-conditioned minibuses
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Bottled water
  • Beverages
  • Roaming around Manama will give you a lot of ideas. Maybe you’ll want to buy a priceless piece of jewellery, maybe you will fall in love with traditional potteries, maybe you will want a taste of the wonderful cuisine. With so many maybes,
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off from non-Manama hotels
  • We are not doing Pickup & Drop from Cruise Terminal.

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Bab AlBahrain
    Manama, Bahrain

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

09:00 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

Free pick-up from all centrally located Manama hotels. Muharraq, Airport, Amwaj, Southern Bahrain etc additional BHD 7 per guest for round trip pick-up & drop off (We are not doing Pickup & Drop from Cruise Terminal).

What To Expect

Al-Fateh Grand Mosque

35 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Bahrain National Museum

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Qal'at al-Bahrain

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Bab el-Bahrain Souk

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • We’re glad you’re so excited about the upcoming tour and want to know as much as possible. Don’t worry.
  • You will receive the full itinerary once you book and receive the confirmation.
  • Please take into account the fact that the timing and itineraries are subject to change.
  • We try our best to provide all the commodities and make our tour wheelchair accessible, but please note that not all of the sights visible offer the same accessibility.
  • Near public transportation
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Grand Mosque not available on Fridays
  • Not recommended for infants 0-2 years old
  • Dress code is casual
  • Museum not available on Tuesday
  • Most travelers can participate
  • We are not doing Pickup & Drop from Cruise Terminal.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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32 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
Showing 1-10 of 32 reviews
Excellent and Educational
Christopher_W, Feb 2024
The most memorable part of the trip was visiting the Al-Fateh Grand Mosque. It was a very moving cultural experience.
Waste of time and money
Piret_T, Sep 2023
Unfortunately our guide gave us very little information. She was outside of Bahrain and literally did not know anything about the country and the city. Also very poor English. Total waste of time and money.
A great day!!!
Sara_B, Sep 2023
Un día de 10!!! 😊 Mahmood es genial! Un guía guay que nos ha cuidado y enseñado todo muy bien Muy simpático y amable! Y el lugar precioso 😍 ********** A day out of 10!!! 😊 Mahmood is great! A cool guide who has taken care of us and taught us everything very well Very nice and kind! And the beautiful place 😍
Nice Manama tour!
Valentin_P, Jul 2023
It was sort of a private tour, as I was the only one. Friendly guide. Knowledgeable and interesring stories about Manama and how it has evolved.
Great experience
Jitendra_G, Feb 2023
We used the half day tour as we had a long layover in Bahrain. The tour was very good the driver Amir and guide Bharti were really helpful. Our guide was very knowledgeable and gave an excellent insight into Bahrain and its people. Would highly recommend.
I enjoyed the day in...
Dimitri_S, Dec 2022
I enjoyed the day in Bahrain. Everything was great. The program was very varied and interesting. Thank you very much:-)
Perfect for a layover
olga_z, Nov 2022
Great tour. during a long layover, The driver picked us up from the airport at no extra charge. We saw pretty much everything that the city has to offer. Our guide Abas was very knowledgeable, friendly, and very accommodating
Great to introduce you to the key sights, tastes, and history of Bahrain.
Owen_H, Apr 2022
Excellent guide, with great sense of humour. Very knowledgeable. Very succinct tour, great to introduce you to the key sights, tastes, and history of Bahrain.
Visiting the museum and...
Emma_H, Mar 2022
Visiting the museum and learning about the history and culture of the country. The tour guide was very knowledgeable, the only issue was that there was not enough time at each of the stops, felt rushed.
michela_m, Mar 2022
My husband is in the Navy and stationed in Bahrain. My sister and I took this tour together while in Bahrain and we loved it!! The driver picked us up on time. The tour bus was very clean and air conditioned. Our tour guide was Vharty. She was extremely knowledgeable about the history of Bahrain. We were able to tour the Grand Mosque and tried on their apparel and took photos. The Mosque tour guide was most excellent. The Mosque is beautiful inside. The Mosque tour guide was very patient and answered all of our questions. After the Mosque tour, we toured the Bahrain National Museum. The museum was amazing. Vharty walked us through the museum and had a wealth of information to share. She is a wonderful tour guide. We also went to the Bahrain Fort, although due to repairs being made, we were not able to enter the fort. We got plenty of photos outside. We were supposed to go to the Manama Souq for shopping after we left the fort, but my sister and had already been to the Manama Souq shopping many times and decided to end our tour. We were extremely pleased with our tour and I definitely felt we got our money's worth. I will take other tours with this company. Don't hesitate. This tour is a great experience. Thanks so much Vharty.
Capture Bahrain in a Day
James_G, Apr 2019
Outstanding tour!! Bharti is an excellent tour guide. Her knowledge of Bahrain history and Arab culture is exceptional. This tour with Bharti is well worth the fee.
Ayat is well-informed, interesting...
Dominique G, Aug 2017
Ayat is well-informed, interesting, and sociable. She did a magnificent job. Fabulous and outstanding. I can't imagine anyone doing it better.
Covered lot of stuff in Manama. Very...
Paris233, Jul 2017
Covered lot of stuff in Manama. Very organized and comfortable bus with drinks and even cold towels. Tour guide was a local Bahraini girl and she knew her stuff. A We'll try their desert tour also tomorrow!
Perfect 4 hours around the city of...
Ztraveler, Jul 2017
Perfect 4 hours around the city of Manama. The Visit Bahrain staff were perfect and the bus super comfortable and brand new. Would highly suggest it. We loved the Museum, Mosque and the traditional houses, especially the music played. Highly Suggested.
Nice tour
Alisa_W, Dec 2022
Ich habe diese Tour alleine gebucht, da ich alleine nicht unterwegs sein wollte. Wir waren eine kleine Gruppe und es war ein schöner Tag. Kurz und knackig die wichtigsten Punkte abgeklappert. Unser Guide hat sehr viel erklärt, es war wirklich informativ.
Cubriendo lo indispensable de Manama
Esteban_F, May 2022
Un recorrido por los principales puntos más interesantes de la ciudad de Mañana. Guía y traslado excelentes. Solo faltó el circuito de F1.

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