Enjoy this unique blend of ancient and modern architecture in the beautiful city of Muscat, which lies in the middle of a maze of brown pleated mountains, lulled by the Arabian Sea.The tour will start with a visit to the Grand Mosque, and continue with a drive through the ministries area where you can see a number of modern buildings with touches of Islamic architecture. You will then visit the fish market and the Muttrah Souq (market), followed by a visit to Bait Al Zubair Museum. Finally, you will stop at the magnificent Al Aalam Palace, the official residence of Sultan Qaboos, for a photo opportunity.
Forts and castles are Oman's most striking cultural landmarks and together with its towers and city walls, they have historically been used as defensive bastions or look-out points. It is estimated that there are over 500 forts, castles and towers in Oman. Our incredible tour will include a few of them, which are more remarkable and striking in their architecture & style. The ancient capital of Oman, Nizwa was a seat of learning and the birthplace of Islam in Oman. The 17th century round fort and the souq famous for silver jewelry are the major attractions of Nizwa, not to mention the popular and interesting cattle auction, which takes place on every Friday. Built on a solid base of rock, the huge tower was designed to withstand the vibrations of 24 cannons. We move on to Bahla famous for its handmade pottery. Bahla is listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, however the fort here is now under renovation and is not open to public. Built as a defensive stronghold, the Jabreen is perhaps the finest of Omani castles. The castle has dungeons, passages, rooms and ceilings decorated with fine carvings & paintings.
Tour the Scottish Highlands on this awesome day trip to get a taste of Scottish culture. Taking you to the amazing Forth Railway Bridge, your first stop of the day will be at this UNESCO World Heritage Site. After your tour, you’ll have some free time to explore on your own before proceeding to your next stop: the Cairngorms National Park. Here you will get a thrill trying to spot the world-famous mythical Loch Ness on an optional cruise or grab a bite to eat while enjoying the scenery. The tour will then take you to Glencoe, where you will step into the past as your guide tells you of the horrors of the massacre of the MacDonald Clan. On your way back, you will pass by the beautiful city of Stirling and its stunning castle to learn about the exploits of William Wallace, dramatized in the movie “Braveheart,” and the turbulent times he lived.
Step into Scottish medieval history on this unique tour of the Rosslyn Chapel, Dunfermline Abbey and the beautiful Stirlingshire where you will find the Stirling Castle. After gathering at the designated meeting point at 09:00, you will head to the Forth Railway Bridge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then, you will cross into Fife, where your guide will tell you about the heroes of Scotland’s past who battled in this ancient kingdom. Your next stop will be in the town of Dunfermline, where you may choose to take the optional visit to the Abbey Church. Then your tour takes you into Stirlingshire, stopping in the beautiful city of Stirling. You’ll have ample time to explore the city on your own or take the optional visit to the Stirling Castle. Afterwards, you will head to Bannockburn, the battlefield where Robert the Bruce routed the English in the 14th C. The tour ends with an optional tour of the Rosslyn Chapel, which was made famous in Dan Brown’s Da Vinci Code.
Visit the fertile Batinah coast and be amazed by its beautiful beaches, forts and small fishing villages. There are also places famous for camel racing and bull fighting, if this is something that interests you. You'll have a short stop at the Seeb Fish market before continuing to the Nakhl Fort and the hot water springs, followed by the majestic fort of Rustaq, which is one of the oldest forts in Oman and is surrounded by watch towers. You'll then return to Muscat in the late afternoon after a day of exploration and adventure.