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#21
QLD--AUSTRALIA
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Originally posted by alpha1hit
We are back from our cruise.
We were appointed at 10.a.m. at the gate of the Mascat port.
The gate is a door with 1 meter in width!
We were there at 9:45 a.m.. We wait until 10:45, look around, ask everybody, especially all 4WD drivers. Around 50 Taxis and other 4WD companies stayed there, waiting for customers.
But nobody from Oman Day Tours. Nobody at the phone, also a local tried to reach them. No answer on our mail.
Later on they answerd to my Mail and claim, a driver was waiting there. But, after more than 70 visited cruiseports we´re not too stupid to find a driver at a port gate.

Well booking experience - No driver at the meetingpoint - Never again!
He would have been there... Muscat has 2 gates.
The taxis are at the first. The buses at the second.
We know because we almost ended up like you.thankfully a taxi driver who spoke good English put us straight.
Our bus driver was ready to go too
#22
South Yorkshire
32 Posts
Joined Sep 2010
Hi anyone interested in doing the half day city tour when Vision of the seas docks in Muscat 15 March? Oman day tours have quoted us $80 each for 2 adults but if more join it becomes cheaper. Thanks
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#24
Gold Coast - Australia
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Joined Jul 2008
Hi
We will be in Oman on the Constellation Friday 6 March and looking at doing a half day Muscat tour in an A.c vehicle with Oman Day Tours who seem to come highly recommended .

Is anyone interested in joining us? I'm not very good at using Cruise Critic. You can contact me at lynne underscore bowes at yahoo dot com dot au

Cheers
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#25
East Yorkshire, UK
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Joined Jan 2009
Originally posted by taffy52
Hi

We will be in Oman on the Constellation Friday 6 March and looking at doing a half day Muscat tour in an A.c vehicle with Oman Day Tours who seem to come highly recommended .



Is anyone interested in joining us? I'm not very good at using Cruise Critic. You can contact me at lynne underscore bowes at yahoo dot com dot au



Cheers


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#26
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Originally posted by Host Grandma Cruising
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#27
Huntington Beach, CA
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Joined Mar 2005
We just returned from Muscat, Oman (Celebrity Constellation - November 2017) where we used Sunshine Tours. Mohammed organized the half day tour and Ibrahim was our guide and driver. It was an excellent tour and we highly recommend them. Ibrahim was flexible, friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and provided a great experience. It was obvious he loved his country and city. We always try to use local tour companies and have visited over 130 countries and this was one of the best tours we've experienced.
#28
Harrogate, Yorkshire, England
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A second recommendation for Sunshine Tours. We used them last year in Muscat and they were excellent. Did a wadi tour, Beach and mosque in 4 wheel drive.
Our guide was amazing.
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#29
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We are also using Sunshine for our visit in April. They get very nice reviews and I appreciated the personalized informative responses I have received from them. I had also communicated with Oman Day Tours. Both companies have great reviews.
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#30
Norfolk UK
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Joined Sep 2015
Originally posted by annie65
I have been dealing with Oman Day Tours for our upcoming Nautica cruise. We wanted to get out of Muscat and it is hard to know what is possible when you don't know the area. Oman Day Tours were excellent to deal with initially on the web. Their live chat was very helpful. Lobna and Sarah did a great job of guiding me through my choices and answering my myriad of questions. We finally settled for the half day tour of Nakhl Rustaq and then we have been able to add in two hour tour of Muscat. We were sad we didn't have time to go on a full day tour to Nizwa (the ships are not always in the ports long enough!) but what Oman Day Tours has put together looks to be an interesting tour giving us a real sense of Oman rather than just looking at Muscat. Their prices are good and their communication by email was answered promptly. The only criticism is that I sometimes had to ask more than once to get the full details of the information I was needing in order to make a decision. Overall I would rate them very highly for their patience and their emphasis on working through the choices with me, and then delivering the best option possible that met what I wanted to see, within the timeframe we will have in Muscat. Well done.

Graeme and Querida

Hi from the UK! we are planning to spend 6 hours, 1000 - 1600 hrs, in Muscat on Friday 23 Novemeber whiclst cruising with Celebrity and I am much encouraged by your comments on Oman Day Tours. Did it all work out as well as you hoped? We are planning to get out of Muyscat for that time and to attempt to get to Nizwa if at all possible! My home email address is [email protected] and my Criuse Critic name is NickoB. Manmy thanks and all good wishes, Nick Bell
#31
Muscat/Oman, Abu Dhabi/UAE and Sydney/Australia
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Joined May 2011
Originally posted by NickoB
Graeme and Querida

Hi from the UK! we are planning to spend 6 hours, 1000 - 1600 hrs, in Muscat on Friday 23 Novemeber whiclst cruising with Celebrity and I am much encouraged by your comments on Oman Day Tours. Did it all work out as well as you hoped? We are planning to get out of Muyscat for that time and to attempt to get to Nizwa if at all possible! My home email address is [email protected] and my Criuse Critic name is NickoB. Manmy thanks and all good wishes, Nick Bell

Unless a trip to Nizwa (really nice fort!) is offered as a ships tour, forget it. Nizwa as 170 km from the port. It takes AT LEAST 1.5 hrs in good traffic each way. Too much can go pear shaped on the road. As good as the roads are, traffic can be horrendous, especially the first 20 km around the port.
#32
Norfolk UK
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Originally posted by Panther Bob
We just returned from Muscat, Oman (Celebrity Constellation - November 2017) where we used Sunshine Tours. Mohammed organized the half day tour and Ibrahim was our guide and driver. It was an excellent tour and we highly recommend them. Ibrahim was flexible, friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and provided a great experience. It was obvious he loved his country and city. We always try to use local tour companies and have visited over 130 countries and this was one of the best tours we've experienced.
Hi! Greetings from U.K. We are doing the same trip this coming November. Your trip sounds good. Where did Ibrahim take you in the 6 hours that we have on shore? Many thanks!
#33
Katonah,NY, USA
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I had an excellent guide that I used for two days while in Oman. His name is Nasser. Lovely fellow with a comfortable vehicle. My contact info for him is nassermazrui39 at gmail.com.
Highly recommend.
#34
Winnipeg,Canada
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Joined Jul 2009
Hi ,
We are on the Celebrity Constellation sailing from Abu Dhabi on January 5, 2019 .
We are interested in the Wadi Shab day tour through Oman Tours on January 8th . We are looking for 2 or 4 people to join us .

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#35
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Joined Oct 2011
Hello,
We are arriving in Muscat on the Sea Princess at 8 am and departing at 5 pm 3rd June 2019 (world cruise).
We are looking at the Jebel shams day tour.
Would anyone like to join us.
Neil & Cheryl Muller