This full day trip ticks off a sea cruise, a busy market, a beautiful mosque, a museum and a palace. The tour starts at the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, a huge sandstone building topped with a 50-foot dome. In fact, it’s one of the largest mosques ever constructed. Next, it’s onto the rainbow-coloured Muttrah Souk, which is packed with stalls selling textiles, ornaments and jewellery. There’ll be time to do a little shopping before you head to the Bait Zubair Museum for an insight into Omani heritage. Last up for the morning is a chance to snap a couple of photos of the gold and blue Al Alam Palace, the ceremonial home of Sultan Qaboos of Oman. Then it’s time to head back to the ship and grab some lunch onboard. Fully refreshed, you’ll go on to spend the afternoon on a dhow boat cruise. Climb aboard at the Marina Bandar, before being whisked off along the pretty coastline.
- SUITABILITY Moderate physical activity.