Muscat

Private Muscat City Tour

Badge of ExcellenceMuscat, Oman
Private Muscat City Sightseeing Tour
  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Discover the best that the capital of Oman has to offer as you embark on a sightseeing tour through the city. Alongside a private guide, visit the highlights of the city such as the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, the Royal Mosque, and Al Alam Palace. While you explore, your guide provides information about the history and culture of the Gulf country.
  • Get a comprehensive overview of Muscat
  • See how the ancient and the modern are intertwined
  • Stay connected on the journey with onboard Wi-Fi
  • A private tour means a personalized experience

What's Included

  • Bottled water
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • WiFi on board
  • Private transportation
  • licensed tour guide
  • Opera tickets 8 USD per person
  • Bait Al Zubair entrance tickets 6 USD

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

What To Expect

Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Royal Opera House

1 hour Admission Ticket Not Included

Mutrah Souq

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Al Alam Palace

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Bait Al Zubair

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • dress code is required to enter the Mosque.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Joan_Y
I booked this tour for three of us who are seniors with a sense of adventure. It was our first private tour on our cruise trip, and I wanted to be sure we knew where to meet our tour guide. I was told to meet our guide from GidOman tours right outside of the Port gate. There were many taxi drivers there and I was concerned I would miss our tour guide, but one guide was there who worked for Gidoman and saw my ticket. He made a call to our guide who came right away to pick us up. While we waited, a taxi driver came over and told us that this was the safest place for women so we did not have to worry about anything! Everyone was so friendly that we knew we were in good hands. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and took us to all the sights listed in the itinerary. Highlights were the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque and the Royal Opera House. We paid to have a tour of the Opera House and it was worth every penny! We chose not to climb the stairs leading to the other side of the Mutrah Fort, but I would have if I was younger. The Mutrah Souq provided us with some shopping and bargaining experiences. All in all, I highly recommended this tour!

Reviews

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A great way to go sightseeing in Muscat
Joseph_S, Feb 2024
This tour was great for visiting the sightseeing highlights of Muscat in a few hours. My guide was very kind, helpful and professional.
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback! We're delighted to hear that you had a great experience on our tour, exploring the sightseeing highlights of Muscat. It's wonderful to know that your guide was kind, helpful, and professional. If there are specific sights or moments from the tour that stood out to you, or if you have any suggestions for improvement, feel free to share. We appreciate your recommendation, and we hope to have the pleasure of hosting you on more tours in the future.
great guide
minaz_j, Jan 2024
Mohammed, the guide was awesome. Informative, related to all members of the group. Made adjustments as needed
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Thank you for sharing your positive feedback about Mohammed! We're thrilled to hear that he was an awesome guide, providing informative commentary and adapting to the needs of the group. Your kind words are appreciated, and we hope to welcome you back for more wonderful experiences in the future.
Wonderful city tour
NurHanani_I, Jan 2024
We had a tour with Naser. He took us around and do explain the facts of each places especially regarding the Grand Mosque that took 6 years to built. I enjoy it when we were given information on each significant of the places and buildings. Overall it was a good experience and would recommend the tour for a first timer to get to know Muscat!
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Thank you for sharing your positive experience with Naser! We're thrilled to hear that he provided informative explanations, particularly about the Grand Mosque. It's wonderful that you enjoyed learning about the significance of the places and buildings visited. Your recommendation means a lot to us, and we hope to welcome you back for more exploration in the future! Best regards, GidOman tours
Getting to know Muscat
Ghaya_M, Jan 2024
I am a resident in Muscat. I took my daughter on the tour so she could visit the highlights in one day... She had fun and we enjoyed ourselves. The guide Mohammed Al Harthy made it all worthwhile.
Response from Host, Jan 2024
We're thrilled to hear that you and your daughter had a great time exploring the highlights in one day. It's fantastic that Mohammed Al Harthy made the tour worthwhile for you both. Thank you for choosing us, and we hope to have the pleasure of hosting you and your family again for more memorable experiences!
Average tour
Silvia_P, Jan 2024
The guide was in a hurry all the time. The all tour took us only 3 hours! I saw other guides giving more explanations and helping on the Souk. Not our case
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We sincerely apologize for any disappointment you experienced during your tour. It's important to us that our guests feel they have ample time to explore and receive informative explanations. We're sorry to hear that the tour felt rushed, and we appreciate your input about the Souk experience. Rest assured, we will review our procedures to ensure a more balanced and enriching tour experience in the future. If there's anything specific you feel we could improve upon or if you'd like to discuss your experience further, please feel free to reach out to us directly. Thank you for bringing this to our attention, and we hope to have the opportunity to better serve you in the future.
We had a wonderful day....
stephanieanash, Jan 2024
We had a wonderful day. The mosque was breathtaking. Our guide was fantastic, generous with his time, information, and insights. The private tour is highly recommended.
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Thank you for taking the time to share your incredible experience with us! We're thrilled to hear that your day was wonderful and that you found the mosque breathtaking. Our guides take immense pride in delivering insightful and informative tours, and we're delighted that your guide made your experience exceptional. We're honored by your recommendation for our private tours and hope to welcome you back for more unforgettable adventures in the future!
Jamal is the best tour guide in the world!
Merrilyn_O, May 2023
Jamal is the ABSOLUTE BEST EVER! He is so knowledgable about everything.. he stayed much later than the tour allotted because he enjoys teaching people about Oman. I could not possibly recommend him highly enough, we all LOVED him and learned so much!
Response from Host, Jun 2023
Thank you for bringing Jamal's excellent guiding skills to our attention. We greatly appreciate your positive feedback about his performance during your Muscat city tour. Jamal is a dedicated and knowledgeable guide who takes great pride in sharing the wonders of Muscat with our guests. We understand that a guide can greatly enhance the overall experience, and we are delighted to hear that Jamal made your tour memorable and enjoyable. His passion for Muscat, combined with his expertise, ensures that guests receive valuable insights into the city's history, culture, and attractions. We will make sure to pass along your kind words to Jamal, as recognition for his outstanding service. We believe that he will be encouraged by your feedback and continue to provide exceptional experiences to future guests. Thank you once again for choosing our Muscat city tour and for sharing your positive experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Muscat!
Interesting tour
Susan_G, May 2023
Dipen, our guide was very good and flexible to our preferences as it was a private tour. He also communicated with us the night before and was on time meeting us
Response from Host, May 2023
Thank you for your fantastic review of the city tour! We're thrilled to hear that you had such a memorable experience. Your kind words mean a lot to us, and we hope to have the opportunity to serve you again in the future.
Excellent way of enjoying beautiful muscat., with Adam, a wonderful and informative guide
Dori_E, Apr 2023
The mosque was amazing..we totally were immersed in the experience ..Adam was informative and able to explain and allow us into the history and background.
Great way to see Muscat
Edmund_M, Apr 2023
This was a great highlights tour of Muscat. Jamal was an incredible tour guide that took us all around Muscat and explained the city’s rich history. I would highly recommend this personalised tour!
Best tour.
James_J, Mar 2023
We had a private tour with Munir Alrashdi. We can highly recommend him, everywhere we visited we where there before the big buses arrived. He told us about the history of Oman. He made sure I was properly covered for the Mosque. He was one of our best tour guides.
Great Day Tour in Muscat
Lanny_R, Mar 2023
Our guide Azhar did a great job of efficiently getting us around to all of the attractions in Muscat. The authentic Omanian meal was also what we were looking for. Thanks for the hospitality.
Really good day out. Lots...
robinbond100, Mar 2023
Really good day out. Lots to see and Omar was a great guide - very knowledgeable and explained the history really well. Highly recommend.
Great experience, tour...
Waleed_R, Feb 2023
Great experience, tour guide was friendly and gave insightful information through out the tour. Overall, extremely satisfied
Amazing Experience in Muscat
Annette_S, Feb 2023
Our Private Half Day Tour with Jamal (GidOman) in Muscat was amazing. First of all, GidOman gave specific and detailed instructions of our meeting point which was very helpful. Jamal suggested we visit the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque first and ensured we were appropriately dressed. Jamal guided us through the mosque explaining key areas (pointing out excellent photo spots, also the “invisible” Quran books which matched artwork in the windows). A BIG PLUS for us he offered to take photographs of us which helped speed up the tour to get to other areas of interest. Jamal has a good background and sound knowledge of our tour including the Opera House, Al Alam Palace, Bait Al Zubair Museum. He drove through areas of the city explaining and highlighting the sites. Excellent job Jamal ! Amazing experience of culture and history of this city.
A Must Muscat Trip
Matthew_H, Jan 2023
Where to begin, we can’t say enough nice things about Adam, he was knowledgeable, organised, kind and very accommodating. Adam went out of his way to make out tour extra special, even making an extra stop at a gallery for us. We would happily recommend him to any of our friends visiting Oman.’’
Very good city tour
Gary_N, Jan 2023
Guide took us all over Muscat, into mosques, national museum, etc. Clean car, English very good. A very good experience for an overview of the capital city and info about Oman.
Great introduction to Omani culture
Reuben_F, Dec 2022
We had an excellent guide who drove to a few extra places we wanted to see. We went a little crazy in the frankincense market, but we enjoyed all the stops on this tour!
Highly recommend GidOman
JOSHUA_G, Jul 2022
Definitely this is a recommended company for Oman. Friendliness, courtesy, good pace, great information!
Not as expected
Patrick_D, Apr 2022
Very bad guide. Although we tried several times to start conversation, we hardly got response. Every stop, he gave almost no explanation (his English was very bad, although the service was said to be in English). He ran through everything very quick, hardly no time to enjoy and take pictures.
Response from Host, Apr 2022
We deeply apologize for your experience, we at GID Oman take our customers satisfaction seriously, we will get in contact with you and we will give full refund. We will make sure such experience doesn’t happen in the future, and we will be glad to see you again with us. Regards, GIDOman team
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