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Full Day Private Tour: Treasures of Bahrain

Take an 8-hour guided tour through beautiful Bahrain. Explore the culture, history, architecture, and more with this private tour through the city. Stop by famous sites and monuments like Al Fateh Grand Mosque, Bahrain National Museum, Bait Al-Qur’an Museum, Bahrain Fort, the Royal Camel Farm at Janabiya, and Manama Souq. Take your time to enjoy experiencing and learning about city with a small group.

per adult from

$200

AUD

Duration

8 hours

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Mobile ticket

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  • What's included :
    • Fuel surcharge
    • Local taxes
    • Bottled water
    • Driver/guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Private tour
    • Lunch
    • Entry/Admission - Bahrain National Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Beit Al Qur'an
    • Entry/Admission - Qal'at al-Bahrain
    • Entry/Admission - Royal Camel Farm
    • Entry/Admission - Muharraq souq
    What's excluded :
    • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
    • Gratuities
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Bahrain National Museum, Al Fatih Highway, Manama Bahrain

    Bahrain National Museum -Situated on the intersection of the Muharraq Causeway and King Faisal Highway, it houses a wonderful collection of exhibits, from contemporary Bahraini paintings, sculptures and ceramics to scenes depicting life in the Dilmun civilization of 6000 years ago and even a reconstructed burial mound, complete with skeleton! A section on Arabic calligraphy, including a beautiful display of illuminated Qur’ans and other religious documents, is breathtaking, and of course no visit would be complete without a closer look at traditional trades and crafts, which are cleverly displayed in a reconstruction of a typical souq of the 1930s. There are also photographs and models of pearl exhibitions and artefacts to represent the former source of Bahrain’s wealth before the advent of oil. Many, many more exhibits add up to a memorable experience, and a deeper understanding of the fascinating history of the Island.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Al-Fatih Mosque (Great Mosque), Al Fatih Highway, Manama Bahrain

    Fateh Grand Mosque – This is the first mosque in the region to open to the Tourist. The largest in the Island, which can Accommodate 7,000 worshipers. Set against the backdrop of palm trees and the sea, the Grand Mosque strikes a beautiful picture. With its exquisite Bahraini architecture, crowned by the world’s largest fibreglass dome and blessed with a tranquillity reserved for the holiest of holy places, The Grand Mosque truly lives up to its name. Though non-Muslim visitors are welcome, it is important to dress modestly, cover your heard (for women) and take your shoes off before entering.

    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Beit Al Qur'an, Road No.1901 Building No.17, Manama Bahrain

    Bait Al-Qur’an Museum - Located in the city of Manama, Bait Al-Qur'an, or "House of Qur'an", was inaugurated in March 1990.It is a typical specialised Museum consisting of several floors and characterised by a most distinctive Islamic design. The Bait Al-Qur'an houses ancient manuscripts of the Holy Qur'an that have been collected from the Islamic World in general and from North Africa, Iran, India and China in particular. It also displays rare great Islamic artefacts, jewellery and gold-ornamented glass utensils, indicating the great Islamic heritage arts that have had an influence throughout the world. The building also includes a lecture hall provided with sophisticated equipment, a library of scientific and Islamic reference books, an Arabic calligraphy exhibitions and translations of the Qur'an into several languages. It is definitely worth visiting as part of Bahrain's tourist landmarks.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Qal'at al-Bahrain, Karbabad Area Seef District, Manama Bahrain

    Bahrain Fort –16th century fort built by the Portuguese. The area where it is located is known as Qalat Al Bahrain with lots of hidden history of Dilmon Civilization.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Royal Camel Farm, King Fahad Causeway, Manama Bahrain

    Camel Farm Here the camels are kept out in the open, so therefore it is possible to get very Close to them in the natural surroundings. There are estimated to be more than 400 camels living in the farm. Our fourth stop will be at the famous Camel Farm, owned by is Highness the Shaikh Mohammed Bin Salman AlKhalifa, uncle of the current ruler. These camels are used for racing. There are about 175 camels in this farm. You can see the baby and old camels here.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Muharraq souq, Al Muharraq Bahrain

    Muharraq souq is most well-known for its halwa or sweet shops. Halwa is a sticky sweetmeat, a little like Turkish delight, which is still made in the traditional way in enormous copper pots, by the halwachi or sweet maker, much as it has been made for the last couple of centuries. The recipe uses butter or oil, sugar and water which is boiled for long periods, and then flavoured with rose water, cardamom, saffron and decorated with almonds, pistachio or other nuts.
    One famous shop is that of Hussein Mohamed Showaiter Sweets, but there are many other equally good sweet makers to choose from. Taste the halwa before you buy; fresh warm halwa is sticky and very sweet, but well complemented with a cup of unsweetened qahwa.

    Duration: 1 hour

  • Departure Point :
    Manama, Bahrain
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • A maximum of 4 people per booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

4

Organised by GO Bahrain

Activity ID: V-37098P4

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