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Nizwa full day tour

by Gray Line Oman
Price Not Available
Nonrefundable No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required)

Highlights

  • Pass by the ancestral village Birkat Al Mawz & Jebel Akhdar

  • Explore one of the oldest souqs in the country - Nizwa Souq

  • Jabreen Castle constructed in 17th century is marvelous

  • Drive pass the high Jebel Shams and soak the atmosphere

  • Photostop at Bahla Fort - country's only UNESCO listed fort

Highlights

  • Pass by the ancestral village Birkat Al Mawz & Jebel Akhdar

  • Explore one of the oldest souqs in the country - Nizwa Souq

  • Jabreen Castle constructed in 17th century is marvelous

  • Drive pass the high Jebel Shams and soak the atmosphere

  • Photostop at Bahla Fort - country's only UNESCO listed fort

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Nizwa full day tour

Activity Location

Multiple Sites Visited

Nizwa

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Muscat City Center (Hotel Pickup)

    Muscat


Description

After picking you up from the hotel, the tour will start from Shatti Al-Qurum (next to Intercontinental Hotel). Forts and castles are Oman’s most striking cultural landmarks and together with its towers and city walls, have historically been used as defensive look-out points. It is estimated that there are over 500 forts, castles and towers in Oman.

Our first stop will be the charming ancestral village of Birkat Al Maws at the bottom of the green mountain, Jebel Akhdar. We will then head to visit the beautiful Nizwa center with its Fort ( outside visit ) and its massive circular cannon tower, making it one of the most impressive forts in Oman. We will walk through the traditional Nizwa Souq then have lunch in a local restaurant.

After lunch we will proceed to the Jabreen Fort.The Jabrin Castle, built in 17th century, is one of the finest of its kind. Its magnificent plasterwork, the carved doors and the painted wooden beams of the ceilings makes this castle amazingly different .After we visit the Jabrin castle, we will drive towards the Jebel Shams one of the most famous mountains in Oman, passing one of the oldest small towns of Oman Bahla with its fort ( outside visit ) , before we reach back Nizwa downtown, from where we will drive smoothly to Muscat after a long day !

Tour will end in Avenue Mall & then we'll transfer you back to your hotel.


Inclusions

  • Guided tour in Nizwa landmarks

  • Admission fees

  • Lunch

  • Roundtrip transportation to and from your Muscat city hotel

  • Audio-guide available in English

  • All Taxes are included


Exclusions

  • Alcoholic Beverages


Know Before You Book

  • Children 3 yrs and younger are complimentary provided they do not occupy their own seat.

  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible

  • Roundtrip transportation is available from most centrally located Muscat city hotels. Please arrange pickup from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.

  • Please be ready and waiting in your hotel lobby 30- 60 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time

  • Tours depart between 9.00 to 09.15 (AM) every Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays only. You will arrange your exact tour departure time directly with the local tour operator after booking.


Nizwa full day tour ratings based on 13 Verified Reviews

Expedia Verified Reviews

3.3 out of 5

2/5 Nov 10, 2019

Left an hour late to start the tour and then was rushed through sites. The tour guide was nice, but he didn't manage time well, for example he left us in a room for lunch and then didn't check to see when we were finished eating. We waited until a member of the group went to go find him to let him know we were finished. We arrived at the Jabreen Castle 30 minutes before it closed so didn't have enough time to really explore it -- the castle is amazing! The driver also drove very fast -- was scaring at times how close he was driving to other cars, frequently over the speed limit. It took more than an hour and a half to be dropped off at our hotel after the tour (way too long!). Overall, Oman is a beautiful, amazingly clean country and the people are very nice.

1/5 Oct 29, 2019

This is not worth the price at all! They don’t even include tickets to nizwa fort, which is the highlight of the tour. No stop at green mountain and no guided tour anywhere. Basically just a taxi service. The jabreen castle was nice, but not worth the trip alone.