Muscat City Tour Excursion Reviews

Muscat couldn't be in a more beautiful setting. Modern Muscat sprawls out behind the mountains, away from the sea, but the old part of the city is easily walkable and safe; it's there that you'll find the winding alleys of the souk, or market.
Our guide forgot to pick us up so another guide kindly took us to the Grand Mosque where we met up ...
Sail Date: April 2019
Our guide forgot to pick us up so another guide kindly took us to the Grand Mosque where we met up with him. He gave us a very good tour of the mosque, the opera house and then the souk. He put such a positive spin on the culture but so ... Read More
Our guide forgot to pick us up so another guide kindly took us to the Grand Mosque where we met up with him. He gave us a very good tour of the mosque, the opera house and then the souk. He put such a positive spin on the culture but so much that I started to question it. Not sure if we got the true picture of the place or one for tourists only. The landscape here was jaw dropping beautiful with it's rugged mountains to the sea. Interesting place. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
enjoyed seeing the horses and the bird hospital.
Sail Date: March 2019
enjoyed seeing the horses and the bird hospital. just needed more time to enjoy the souk, lots of walking for what should have been an easy tour
enjoyed seeing the horses and the bird hospital. just needed more time to enjoy the souk, lots of walking for what should have been an easy tour Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Costa Cruises
Interesting tour with a good guide.
Sail Date: February 2019
Interesting tour with a good guide. But not worth the money. Also our group were slow getting back on the bus on each stop for some reason. Made us very delayed
Interesting tour with a good guide. But not worth the money. Also our group were slow getting back on the bus on each stop for some reason. Made us very delayed Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
City tour consisted of the Grand Mosque, the Sultan Palace, and Museum, ending with a visit to the ...
Sail Date: August 2018
City tour consisted of the Grand Mosque, the Sultan Palace, and Museum, ending with a visit to the Souk. We could not resist buying clothes there that are not available in the US.
City tour consisted of the Grand Mosque, the Sultan Palace, and Museum, ending with a visit to the Souk. We could not resist buying clothes there that are not available in the US. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
We loved Muscat - brilliant mix of the very old and very new with great cafe and market ...
Sail Date: April 2018
We loved Muscat - brilliant mix of the very old and very new with great cafe and market opportunities, though the hop on-hop off organised through the crusie line was an expensive rip-off
We loved Muscat - brilliant mix of the very old and very new with great cafe and market opportunities, though the hop on-hop off organised through the crusie line was an expensive rip-off Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Cunard Line
I highly recommend Sunshine Tours.
Sail Date: January 2018
I highly recommend Sunshine Tours. They take up to 4 people in a jeep. The guide we had spoke very good English and had a sense of humour. We got to see all the sights in a very personal way. He ensured we got to try a local specialty. ... Read More
I highly recommend Sunshine Tours. They take up to 4 people in a jeep. The guide we had spoke very good English and had a sense of humour. We got to see all the sights in a very personal way. He ensured we got to try a local specialty. It was like a dry crepe with egg and honey. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
just walked round the city market....good
Sail Date: April 2017
just walked round the city market....good
just walked round the city market....good Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Cunard Line
Great overview which then left us time to explore sites further
Sail Date: April 2017
Great overview which then left us time to explore sites further
Great overview which then left us time to explore sites further Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Excellent 2 hour trip on the Big Bus.
Sail Date: January 2017
Excellent 2 hour trip on the Big Bus. Very informative and covered everything we wanted to see in this fascinating city.
Excellent 2 hour trip on the Big Bus. Very informative and covered everything we wanted to see in this fascinating city. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
the hop on/off bus gave us a good sense of Muscat and was quite long.
Sail Date: January 2017
the hop on/off bus gave us a good sense of Muscat and was quite long. We really enjoyed it
the hop on/off bus gave us a good sense of Muscat and was quite long. We really enjoyed it Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Great examination of the local area!
Sail Date: November 2016
Great examination of the local area! History and scenery.
Great examination of the local area! History and scenery. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
We went on the hop on/hop off bus and had a really good look around.
Sail Date: November 2016
We went on the hop on/hop off bus and had a really good look around. Muscat is a nice place, but the city is quite strung out, so the bus is a good option.
We went on the hop on/hop off bus and had a really good look around. Muscat is a nice place, but the city is quite strung out, so the bus is a good option. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Like Salalah, Muscat was an unexpected treat: a clean city with a beautiful coastline.
Sail Date: October 2016
Like Salalah, Muscat was an unexpected treat: a clean city with a beautiful coastline. Oman deserves more tourism.
Like Salalah, Muscat was an unexpected treat: a clean city with a beautiful coastline. Oman deserves more tourism. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
After agreeing the price we took a taxi from the port for 3 hours sight seeing.
Sail Date: October 2016
After agreeing the price we took a taxi from the port for 3 hours sight seeing.
After agreeing the price we took a taxi from the port for 3 hours sight seeing. Read Less
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Great tour guide, very funny and informative.
Sail Date: October 2016
Great tour guide, very funny and informative. Just missed entering the Mosque by minutes, however given time to take pictures and guide was explained how the inside looked. The Muttrah Souk was fun, had plenty of time, the Palace and ... Read More
Great tour guide, very funny and informative. Just missed entering the Mosque by minutes, however given time to take pictures and guide was explained how the inside looked. The Muttrah Souk was fun, had plenty of time, the Palace and Museum stops were great with the timing right. Guide was aware of the passenger's needs--interesting. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Azamara
This tour gave us an overview of Muscat.
Sail Date: October 2016
This tour gave us an overview of Muscat. A very different middle eastern city compared to Dubai.. We took the city tour but you could also walk along the front not far from the dock gates. An interesting port with lots of options ... Read More
This tour gave us an overview of Muscat. A very different middle eastern city compared to Dubai.. We took the city tour but you could also walk along the front not far from the dock gates. An interesting port with lots of options depending on what you find interesting. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Azamara
2 hour wait to get on bus and still did not get on people jumping ques without ticket paying on the ...
Sail Date: May 2016
2 hour wait to get on bus and still did not get on people jumping ques without ticket paying on the bus terrible organisation left on the pier in the heat no cover or water supplied
2 hour wait to get on bus and still did not get on people jumping ques without ticket paying on the bus terrible organisation left on the pier in the heat no cover or water supplied Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Really good view and explanation from our friend who lives in Musct
Sail Date: May 2016
Really good view and explanation from our friend who lives in Musct
Really good view and explanation from our friend who lives in Musct Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
This tour gave a nice overview of Muscat.
Sail Date: May 2016
This tour gave a nice overview of Muscat.
This tour gave a nice overview of Muscat. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Informative and saw a lot of Muscat and experienced the souk
Sail Date: May 2016
Informative and saw a lot of Muscat and experienced the souk
Informative and saw a lot of Muscat and experienced the souk Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We took the Hop on Hop off bus tour.
Sail Date: April 2016
We took the Hop on Hop off bus tour. It was great with lots of things to see. It was a Friday, so most things were closing or closed, so that was not good planning. Well worth just taking the 2 hour bus trip around the sights, even if you ... Read More
We took the Hop on Hop off bus tour. It was great with lots of things to see. It was a Friday, so most things were closing or closed, so that was not good planning. Well worth just taking the 2 hour bus trip around the sights, even if you don't get off, but we stopped at the beach which was a good stop. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Lovely city and very informative guide a bit pricey for what we saw would have been better to book ...
Sail Date: February 2016
Lovely city and very informative guide a bit pricey for what we saw would have been better to book independantly
Lovely city and very informative guide a bit pricey for what we saw would have been better to book independantly Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
The first day I did a city tour of Muscat by night.
Sail Date: January 2016
The first day I did a city tour of Muscat by night. This was lovely and includes a restaurant experience. The restaurant was amazing! I definitely recommend this tour. On the second day : I took the hop on hop off tour which was the ... Read More
The first day I did a city tour of Muscat by night. This was lovely and includes a restaurant experience. The restaurant was amazing! I definitely recommend this tour. On the second day : I took the hop on hop off tour which was the best way to see Muscat. You have stops at all the major attractions, the palace, the souk, the Mosque. I would recommend. Read Less
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Good overview of what Muscat offered.
Sail Date: April 2015
Good overview of what Muscat offered. Good guide with language skills.
Good overview of what Muscat offered. Good guide with language skills. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Azamara
We did the Mystical Muscat tour, and it was okay.
Sail Date: February 2015
We did the Mystical Muscat tour, and it was okay. The Grand Mosque was beautiful, but by this stage we were a bit over the full head-dress, long sleeves, socks virtually no skin showing - for females only, and they were very strict. We ... Read More
We did the Mystical Muscat tour, and it was okay. The Grand Mosque was beautiful, but by this stage we were a bit over the full head-dress, long sleeves, socks virtually no skin showing - for females only, and they were very strict. We were fully inspected before allowed to enter. The gardens were also very pretty at the mosque. The Muttra was interesting and colourful. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises