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Muscat: Full-Day Nizwa Tour with Audio Guiding

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78 reviews

Muscat: Full-Day Nizwa Tour with Audio Guiding

Activity provider: Gray Line UAE & OMAN

From US$ 72 per person

Explore the ancient city of Nizwa full of natural beauty, interesting culture, and rich history.

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Duration 9 hours
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Driver
English
Audio guide included
English, Spanish, French, German, Italian
Pickup included
Pickup from Muscat city hotels

Experience

Itinerary
5 hours
  • Shatti Al Qurum

  • 2 hours
  • Birkat Al Mouz Ruins (photo stop)

  • Nizwa

  • Lunch

  • Jibreen Castle (guided tour, photo stop)

  • Bahla Fort (photo stop)

  • 2 hours
  • Muscat

Meeting point
Main stop
Other stop
End point
Highlights
  • Explore Oman's most significant forts and castles
  • Immerse yourself in the local culture of this ancient city
  • Discover Bahla, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Enjoy GPS enabled multilingual audio commentary on the sights you pass
Full description
Get picked up from your hotel and head to the Shatti Al-Qurum hotel where the tour begins. Your driver will show you how to use the audio guide system to benefit the GPS enabled commentary (available in five languages) that follows the tour. Travel towards to Nizwa, Oman’s cultural capital and home to some of its most significant structures. Along the way, stop at a charming ancestral village called Birka Al Mawz, which sits at the base of Jebel Akhdar (Green Mountain). In Nizwa, admire the central fort and its giant cannon tower; walk through the traditional souq (market); and, of course, enjoy a local restaurant for lunch. After lunch, visit the unique Jabreen Castle, built in the 17th century. It has magnificent plasterwork, carved doors, and painted wooden beams. You'll also see Jebel Shams—one of the most famous mountains in Oman—and one of the oldest towns in the region, Oman Bahla, before heading back to your hotel.
Includes
  • Transportation
  • Audio guide
  • Driver
  • Lunch including water, tea, and coffee
  • Entrance fees to Jabreen Fort
  • Other personal expenses
  • Drinks
  • Entrance fees to Nizwa Fort
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Camera

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Smoking is prohibited in all vehicles
  • Before photographing any local residents, kindly ask their permission
  • Photographing local ladies is not permitted
  • Schedules are likely to change during the Holy Month of Ramadan
  • Meals are based on food-only basis, any beverages (alcoholic/non-alcoholic) will be charged per consumption and to be paid directly at the restaurant
  • Ladies visiting the mosque are required to cover their head with a scarf and must not wear shorts, beachwear, or sleeveless outfits (women are to be fully covered)
  • Men visiting the mosque must wear long trousers
  • Children under the age of 12 receive a 30% discount
  • Languages: audio guide in Spanish, French, German, Italian, English
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 78 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.1/5
  • Transportation
    4.1/5
  • Value for money
    3.9/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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This was a full day trip and it was very enjoyable. I wasn’t sure if I would like an audio guide for a tour of this length but it was actually very informative. The driver was amazing. Very professional and polite. He made sure we had enough time at each stop so that everyone was satisfied. Highly recommend!!

January 19, 2022

Scheduled destinations are all covered. The guide was nice and drove the bus safely. The recorded guide gave enough regular knowledge and also covered trivia which was very interesting to me. One thing I was not happy about was too short to stay at one stop, where there is no solution about. So if trying everything is your priority, this is the best choice. If you spend more time at each location, you should spare two days and go on your own.

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February 6, 2020

A very interesting day, with visits to Nozra story and Jabreem castle, plus several photo stops and lunch at a traditional Oman restaurant. Only problem was that the hour picking up clients from various hotels meant that time at the fort and castle was cut short Very good audio guide via headphones gave lots of fascinating info about Oman history, development and customs.

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January 10, 2020

Product ID: 144150