Your detailed program will be as below
DAY 1: MUSCAT - ARRIVAL
Meet & Greet at the airport by the Gray Line staff. Arrival transfer by private vehicle to your hotel.
Overnight stay in Muscat.
DAY 2: MUSCAT – NIZWA – MUSCAT (175 kms)
Breakfast at the hotel. Today depart for a full day tour of Nizwa. 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 bastonsor look-out points. It is estimated that there are over 500forts, Castles and towers in Oman, our visit today would include a few of them which are more remarkable & 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 the silver jewelry are the major attraction of Nizwa, not to mention the popular & interesting cattle auction, which takes place on every Friday. Built on a scold base of rock, the huge tower was designed to with stand the vibration of 24 cannons . We move on to Bahla famous for its handmade pottery. Bahla is listed in UNESCOS 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.
Overnight in Muscat.
DAY 3: MUSCAT
Breakfast in Hotel. This morning we will start with a Half Day City Tour of Muscat. You will be picked up from your hotel between 08:00 and 08:30 am. Breakfast in Hotel. Muscat is a beautiful city which lies in a maze of brown pleated Mountains. Lulled by the Arabian Sea, the city has undergone dramatic development in the past two or three decades. However, Muscat takes pride in the fact that it has preserved its lustrous culture & heritage. Our visit starts with a tour of the grand mosque, which is an architectural marvel and perhaps the new landmark of the city. The drive continues through the ministries' area, where you can see a number of modern buildings with touches of ancient, Islamic architecture. We will then visit the fish market and the folkloric Muttrah souk, with its narrow covered alleys where you can smell exotic aromas of mounds of spices, coffee beans, and ancient remedies, all enticing perfumes that fill the air. Next, engage in a visit to the Bait Al Zubair Museum, which has a fine exhibit of Omani history and culture, encompassing all of the areas traditional values. You will also have a photo-stop at the magnificent Al Alam Palace (the official residence of Sultan Qaboos) flanked by the twin Portuguese forts of Mirani & Jalali.
In the evening we will then invite you for a drink to end the last hours of the year then it is time to move to our gala dinner. GALA DINNER IN MUSCAT – An evening to remember Lavish buffet, unlimited soft drinks, unlimited standard alcoholic drinks and entertainment.
Overnight stay in Muscat.
DAY 4: MUSCAT
Breakfast in hotel. This morning you will enjoy Dolphin cruise which will offer you such panoramic view of the coast of Muscat. This short trip would take you all along the beautiful promenade of Muscat and would provide you with ample opportunities to film some of the landmarks of the city going past the port, Al Bustan Palace Hotel and the Al Aalam Palace with its twin Portuguese forts
Overnight stay in Muscat
DAY 5: MUSCAT – DEPARTURE
Breakfast in hotel. Timely transfer to the airport to catch your onward flight. Your private chauffeur will drop you at the Muscat Airport as per your flight schedule.
Your Hotel accommodation planned for this trip
Below hotels will be booked for this package
Muscat: Grand Millennium 5*
A tribute to the rich, cultural, heritage and time honored values of Oman, the Grand Millennium Muscat Hotel is located in the heart of the city, close to the airport and is seamlessly connected to the Muscat Grand Mall. Centrally located in the business, government, and diplomatic district, Grand Millennium Muscat Oman is uniquely convenient. Our 296 rooms and suites, and 32 spacious apartments, are all luxuriously appointed with everything you need. At our rejuvenating Zanta spa, you can indulge all of your senses. And if you’re here for business, our range of meeting rooms, Executive Lounge with panoramic views of the city, will ensure a productive time. Stay with us for a complete Muscat experience.
* Muscat: City Seasons 4*
City Seasons Hotel redefines the business hotel category in Muscat, combining unparalleled luxury with contemporary elegance and comfort.
Located on Al Sultan Qaboos Street, City Seasons Muscat is in the heart of the Capital's diplomatic and commercial district and is an actual milestone to the country’s business accomplishments.
Muscat: Tulip Inn 3*
Tulip Inn Muscat the newest hotel in the area Located in the heart of Al Khuwair district welcomes you and your family in a truly relaxed atmosphere. Excellent location in the heart of Al Khuwair opposite all Ministries and Embassies few minutes away from Muscat Grand Mall and few minutes to Royal Opera House and Qurm shopping center. Special weekend rates are available between Wednesdays to Fridays on request. High standard family rooms.