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Catch the Essence of Manama - Half Day City Tour provided by Visit Bahrain

Catch the Essence of Manama - Half Day City Tour

Catch the Essence of Manama - Half Day City Tour
4.5
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from HK$628.89 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 43404P1
Call +852 30184991
Important information
Inclusions
We’ve included all the commodities you might need to have the most comfortable tour and enjoy the sights and activities without worries. Here’s what you will get by booking the Half Day Tour: • A local guide with local flavoured stories • Complimentary WiFi • Complimentary Refreshments Onboard • Hotel pickup and drop off from selected Central Manama Hotels • Comfortable transport by luxury air-conditioned minibuses • All taxes, fees and handling charges • Guaranteed to skip the long lines • Bottled water • Beverages • Entry/Admission - Al-Fatih Mosque (Great Mosque) • Entry/Admission - Bahrain National Museum • Entry/Admission - Qal'at al-Bahrain • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
Roaming around Manama will give you a lot of ideas. Maybe you’ll want to buy a priceless piece of jewellery, maybe you will fall in love with traditional potteries, maybe you will want a taste of the wonderful cuisine. With so many maybes, • Food and drinks • Hotel pick-up and drop-off from non-Manama hotels • We are not doing Pickup & Drop from Cruise Terminal.
Duration
4h
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Free pick-up from all centrally located Manama hotels. Muharraq, Airport, Amwaj, Southern Bahrain etc additional BHD 7 per guest for round trip pick-up & drop off (We are not doing Pickup & Drop from Cruise Terminal).
Bab AlBahrain, Manama, Bahrain
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
We’ve included all the commodities you might need to have the most comfortable tour and enjoy the sights and activities without worries. Here’s what you will get by booking the Half Day Tour: • A local guide with local flavoured stories • Complimentary WiFi • Complimentary Refreshments Onboard • Hotel pickup and drop off from selected Central Manama Hotels • Comfortable transport by luxury air-conditioned minibuses • All taxes, fees and handling charges • Guaranteed to skip the long lines • Bottled water • Beverages • Entry/Admission - Al-Fatih Mosque (Great Mosque) • Entry/Admission - Bahrain National Museum • Entry/Admission - Qal'at al-Bahrain • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
Roaming around Manama will give you a lot of ideas. Maybe you’ll want to buy a priceless piece of jewellery, maybe you will fall in love with traditional potteries, maybe you will want a taste of the wonderful cuisine. With so many maybes, • Food and drinks • Hotel pick-up and drop-off from non-Manama hotels • We are not doing Pickup & Drop from Cruise Terminal.
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Free pick-up from all centrally located Manama hotels. Muharraq, Airport, Amwaj, Southern Bahrain etc additional BHD 7 per guest for round trip pick-up & drop off (We are not doing Pickup & Drop from Cruise Terminal).
Bab AlBahrain, Manama, Bahrain
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
We’re glad you’re so excited about the upcoming tour and want to know as much as possible. Don’t worry.
You will receive the full itinerary once you book and receive the confirmation.
Please take into account the fact that the timing and itineraries are subject to change.
We try our best to provide all the commodities and make our tour wheelchair accessible, but please note that not all of the sights visible offer the same accessibility.
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Grand Mosque not available on Fridays
Not recommended for infants 0-4 years old
Dress code is casual
Museum not available on Tuesday
Near public transportation
Infants must sit on laps
Most travellers can participate
We are not doing Pickup & Drop from Cruise Terminal.
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Bab AlBahrain
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Al-Fatih Mosque (Great Mosque)
    Stop: 35 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Bahrain National Museum
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Muharraq souq
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Qal'at al-Bahrain
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 5
    Bab el-Bahrain Souk
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Bab AlBahrain
    Manama, Bahrain
    See address & details
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Popular mentions

4.5
10 reviews
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lucyo452
Kleinbaai5 contributions
Fantastic
Nov 2019 • Solo
This tour was brilliant. There was only two of us with Alicia the tour guide. The tour of the mosque was so informative. I’ve never been given a tour around a mosque before and the lady was really helpful and told me things I didn’t know. Alicia was so knowledgeable and really interested in us as well. She took us round the museum which was great because she pointed out specific areas and made it much more interesting than just walking round on your own. The driver was also really friendly as well
Written 15 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Karwai L
3 contributions
enjoyable half day
Oct 2019 • Solo
it was a very pleasant tour. the tour guide, a french lady named Alisha was very informative and she was attentive for some of the older tourists in our group. timing was very good. highly recommended.
Written 3 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Pamela K
Bensheim, Germany38 contributions
Half day trip was just a rush
We have done our trip with Alysia and she tried to make the trip nice, unfortunately she is not a tour guide by nature. We rushed through the different sights and comparing this tour with 4 other city trips in the Arabic Countries, this was the one we would not book anymore. Also comparing the price, it is far too expensive in comparison to other city trips that cost nearly half of the price.
Written 30 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Carlos Sarazola
Paysandu, Uruguay14 contributions
Take care on Tuesday....!!!
Ms.katrina tour guide was very good ,warm touch and very well informed .
Only important issue was that main tour attraction ,The Museum, was closed and nobody advise or prevent the guest for that important situation.
Written 24 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

evelyn399
Oxfordshire, UK23 contributions
Fantastic way to learn about Bahrain
Aug 2019 • Solo
The tour guide Ludmilla was excellent- friendly and presented all the interesting information in an entertaining way. The tour was very well planned so that you explored lots of different aspects of Bahrain life and history. Comfy tour bus, great driver and lots of refreshments. I would really recommend this tour as great value
Written 27 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

WheelzUpGal
Washington DC, DC217 contributions
Nice tour
Jun 2019 • Friends
My friend found this tour online. It was a nice day and reasonable cost. Our guide, Ludmela was very knowledgable and friendly. She answered all our questions and was very pleasant. Our driver, Amire was also great. Highly recommend, a great way to see a lot of things in a short period of time. Take sunscreen for the outdoor parts, the sun and heat are beyond brutal.
Written 23 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
VisitBahrain-Manager
Thank you for your positive review. We're glad you enjoyed your tour. Ludmila & Ameer send their warm regards! See you soon...
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Iakh
1 contribution
Could have been better
Jun 2019 • Solo
I was picked up promptly , driver Amir was great. His english was better then the Tour guides. Katrina was nice too ( tourguide) but like i said her english could have been better. And it seemed so rush rush, esp the museum and other parts. So that was a bit of a let down. :( also i was the only person in a 30 seater bus as no one else booked this trip on that day could have bought a smaller van.
Written 20 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
VisitBahrain-Manager
Thank you for your review. Our guest's feedback always helps us elevate the quality of our services. You're right, having a 30 seat bus all to yourself for a tour might be a bit too much. Sometimes larger groups cancel last minute and we don't have time to switch vehicles. Luckily we just acquired a new fleet of wonderful mini-buses that we know you'd love. Looking forward to seeing you on one of our tours in the near future so we have the opportunity to win a 5 star review from you. P.S. Ameer & Katerina send their warm regards.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

MK713
Brooklyn, NY6 contributions
Great introduction to Bahrain
Apr 2019 • Friends
In four hours this tour quickly covered the highlights of Bahrain with a guide that was very knowledgeable about the rich history and culture of the area. Overall a fun and interesting tour. Book a couple of days in advance if possible to ensure pick-up time and location are confirmed in advance.
Written 21 April 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

TravelPlanetViews
1 contribution
Great Experience!
Mar 2019 • Couples
Half day trip in key touristic locations around Manama, Bahrain. Professional service. Timely pickup from our hotel. Efficient communication before the trip to arrange time, pickup location etc. Tour guide was well informed and pleasant. Free beverages in the bus. Highly recommended. Overall a great experience!
Written 7 April 2019
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Andrew Cohen
New York City, NY1 contribution
Excellent
Really great experience. Very professional. Highly recommended. Promt pickup from our hotel. Tour guide was very informed and pleasant. Bus super well equipped and lots of free beverages :)
Written 11 March 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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Juliet R
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Best Way To Spend A Day
One of the best tours to hit all the top spots in one day. The guide and driver was excellent although the bus ha
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Desert Your
We enjoyed ourselves. Our tour guide was very informative and friendly. We will be back for another. Thanks!
Carol B
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The best 4 hour tour to date.
Everything was perfect for us. The highlight was seeing baby camels so close up. Heloise our guide was the best. Sh
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Excellent, Informative, and Fun Tour
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RPMPhilly
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Excellent Value, See Top Sites in Just One Day
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Great trail ride...
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Excellent and informative tour.
Alicia, the tour guide, was a very informative and enthusiast guide on a tour that comprehensively covers the count
AnKeMo01
AnKeMo01
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In one day see a lot of Bahrain
See the most interesting things in short time. Interestng informations from the travel guide.If you have more time
Shonte B
Shonte B
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Christmas holiday
This tour was a great way to spend the day and learn about the rich Bahraini history. Elysia, our tour guide was ve
PeterC78
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Little bids of everything
Itinerary of this tour covered little bids of everything: from heritage to mosque, and from camels to oil field. I
953judic
953judic
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Avoid at all costs!!!
Hour late for pickup and guide barely spoke and understood English. Horrible!!!! Actually thought a site to talk ab
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Carol
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Excellent way to see most of Bahrain!
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