Excursion Details

Muttrah Souk, Bait al Zubair & Bait al Adam

MCT-215 | Muscat (Mina Qaboos), Oman | See Special Notes

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Tour at a Glance

You will visit:
  • Muttrah Souk Muttrah Souk
  • Bait Al Zubair Bait Al Zubair
  • Al Alam Palace Al Alam Palace
You will see:

    Moderate

    Excursion Length:
    Approx. 4.5 hours

    Tour Overview

    Oman is a heady mixture of many cultures, taking its influence from the Portuguese who lived here in the 16th century, East Africa and Islamic culture. On this exhilarating half day tour you will have a chance to experience the sights and sounds of this city as well as learn more about it's colorful heritage.

    The fun starts when you meet your guide and driver at the wharf for a short drive to the bustling Muttrah Souk, a traditional market. You will have the chance to stroll through the crowded alleyways stopping to look at the goods on offer. Bargain with the traders for exotic spices, silverware, Omani clothing and handicrafts before loading yourself and your bags back on the bus.

    As you tour the city, and the elegant Shati al Qurum district, you will stop outside the Al Alam Palace to take photographs. The official residence of Sultan Qaboos al Said is a blend of modern and classic Islamic architecture, flanked by two 16th century Portuguese forts.

    Then it's time to examine Oman's history up close with visits to two private museums. First you will tour Bait al Zubair, which is home to a collection of weaponry and art before heading to the Bait Al Adam Museum. Located in a private residence, this small family museum also chronicles Omani life and history, with a collection of family memorabilia that includes prized displays of firearms, photographs, jewelry and art. After the tour, you have the opportunity to meet the family who own the museum and enjoy Arabian coffee and dates, as you learn more about life in Oman, from the Eid Festival to Ramadan.

    Your tour ends with a drive through Oman, and along the charming harbor corniche, as you head back to your ship laden with gifts and new memories.

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    Depart from ship for free time for shopping at Muttrah Souk

    Details:
    Travel time: 00:15 Transport type:Air Conditioned Motorcoach
    Transport Capacity (Normal Use):40
    Time at site:01:00 Inside Visit :No
    Total number of steps:4
    Wheelchair accessible?:Yes Handicap
    Restrooms available?:No
    Shopping available?:Yes
    Currency accepted:USD

    Inside visit of the Bait Al Zubair Museum

    Details:
    Travel time: 00:15 Transport type:Air Conditioned Motorcoach
    Transport Capacity (Normal Use):40
    Time at site:00:30 Inside Visit :Yes
    Total number of steps:4
    Wheelchair accessible?:Yes Handicap
    Restrooms available?:Yes

    Photo stop for the Al Alam Palace

    Details:
    Travel time: 00:15 Transport type:Air Conditioned Motorcoach
    Transport Capacity (Normal Use):40
    Time at site:00:15 Inside Visit :No
    Restrooms available?:No
    Photo/Video opportunity?:Yes

    Inside visit of the Bait Adam Museum

    Details:
    Travel time: 00:30 Transport type:Air Conditioned Motorcoach
    Transport Capacity (Normal Use):40
    Time at site:01:00 Inside Visit :Yes
    Total number of steps:2
    Wheelchair accessible?:Yes Handicap
    Restrooms available?:Yes
    Shopping available?:Yes
    Currency accepted:USD Credit cards accepted: Yes

    Re-board your motorcaoch and return to your ship

    Details:
    Travel time: 00:30 Transport type:Air Conditioned Motorcoach
    Transport Capacity (Normal Use):40

    Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

    Special Notes

     

    Dress conservatively. Clothing should cover the neck, arms and legs. Wear comfortable walking shoes.

    Bring U.S. dollars or a major credit card for additional purchases.

    Number of Steps/Walking Distance:

    For information on walking distances and/or the number of steps at each stop, please see the detailed itinerary above.

    Wheelchair Accessibility:

    For information on wheelchair accessibility, please see the detailed itinerary above.

    Camera/Video Restrictions:

    For information on camera/video restrictions at each stop, please see the detailed itinerary above.

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