Full Day Private Tour: Pearl of Bahrain
Go on an 8-hour tour to discover many unique parts of Bahrain. On this private, guided tour of the city, you will visit Al Fateh Grand Mosque, Bahrain National Museum, Bahrain Fort, Manama Souq, and more. Get ready to learn and explore all the different areas of Bahrain’s cultural landscape.
Your day starts with a 9 am pick-up and then off to the Al Fateh Grand Mosque. This is the first mosque in the region to open to tourists and is the largest mosque on the island. The exquisite Bahraini architecture, crowned by the world’s largest fiberglass dome, is one to see. Since the mosque is blessed with tranquility reserved for the holiest of holy places, it is important to dress modestly and remove footwear before entering. Women should cover their head.
Your next stop is Bahrain National Museum for a walk through 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. View the beauty of Arabic calligraphy, including a beautiful display of illuminated Qur’ans and other religious documents. Take closer look at traditional trades and crafts, which are cleverly displayed in a reconstruction of a typical souq of the 1930s. Then move on to visit Bahrain Fort – a16th century fort built by the Portuguese.
Stop for lunch before heading to Manama Souq/ Gold City, where you can experience the vibrant marketplace Browse through rare spices, throbs, amazing fabrics, kaftans, dry fruits, regional unique handicrafts, nuts, and more. Then make your way to the Bahrain City Center for more shopping. The Center is the first and largest mixed-use development in Bahrain offering the best shopping, leisure and entertainment experience to its customers under one roof. Make sure to stop by the region’s first climate-controlled indoor/outdoor water park, housed in the Center. Then you’ll be whisked back to your hotel by your private driver.