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Grand Mosque and Muharraq Island

Saturday and Tuesday mornings

Passing the Old and Guest palaces, the tour continues to Al Fateh Grand Mosque, the island's largest edifice, In Muharraq, the Shaikh Isa and Siyadi houses are visited, fine examples of 19th-entury patrician residences. The 15th-centuryArad Fort,the dhow-builders' yard and an amble through the bazaar with a stop at an Arabic sweet shopare part of the tour which ends with a stop at Quran House with its unique collection of Quranic manuscripts and art.

 
 
Archaeology and Crafts

Suday and Wednesday mornings

Takin in the villages where handicrafts such as basket and textile weaving and pottery have been passed down from generation, a stop is also made at the millenniums old burial mounds. The imposing Bahrain Fort, dating back to 2800 B.C., is also on the tour which concludes with a stop at the Bahrain Craft Centre.

 
 
Wonders of Manama

Monday and Thursday mornings

Beginning at the Heritage Centre-with exhibits depicting local customs, culture and traditions-we pass through the windtower district which has the island's largest concentration of those traditional air-cooling structures. Following a tour of the spacious National Museum, passengers have the opportunity to take a stroll through Manama suq.

 
 
Desert Delights

Friday Morning

Driving due south into the desert, Tree of Life, Al Dukhan (the island's highest point), the oil museum, the Gulf's first oil well and the 18th century Riffa Fort.

 
 
Bahrain, Old and New

Friday to Wednesday afternoons

Starting with a brief stop at the basketweavers, we continue on to the imposing Bahrain Fort before visiting a camel farm. The excursion ends with a sunset stop at the Bahrain-Saudi causeway restaurant with its panoramic view of the coasts of both countries

 
 
Wildlife and Ancient Days

Thurday afternoon

Heading south, we arrive at al Areen Wildlife Park after which there are stops at the burialmounds and before al Khamis Mosque, said to be Bahrain's oldest.

 
 
Cruises...

You're spoilt for choice wit GULF TOURS cruises at sea - from a dinner trip around the bay to a day out lazing on an island or zipping around Manama Bay..    

  • on one of our sleek, 150-passenger, air-conditioned double-decker boats
  • on a traditional taekwood dhow with sun deck
  • on a speedboat
 
 
Island Gateway

A cruise by excursion boat to a mystery island with lunch at the island coffee shop

Departure:   9 a.m., Friday
Return:        6 p.m.
Minimum:    30 passengers

Note: For this particular cruise, bookings must be made by tuesday evening prior to departure, providing identification, e.g., CPR card, passport or driving licence, for the captain's manifest.

 
 
Dar Island

A Lunch Cruise

On our floating rstaurant with a couple hours to spare for a swim or lazing on the beach.

Departure: 1 p.m., Thursday, Friday, public holidays
Return:      5 p.m

 
 
Manama Bay

Starlight Cruise

With our floating restaurant, continental dinner buffet and the Arabian night sky

Departure:    8:30 p.m., Wednesday,Thursday, Friday
Return:       10:30 p.m
Minimum:    30 passengers

 
 
Bay Tour

By Speedboat

Departure:   4 p.m., Daily
Return:        5 p.m
Minimum:    5 passengers

 
 
More Excursions

Principally for groups, we have a number of other excursions on offer:

  • Lunch Cruises
  • Crises to Jarada
  • Fishing
  • Pearl diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Scuba diving
  • Shopping Tours
  • Henna, gahwa-brewing and traditional- medicine demonstration
  • Desert Camp
 
 
Do it in Style!

Celebrating in Bahrain? Need a touch of class for business or pleasure?
Ask about our Royal Limousine Service. We have a chauffeur-driven Ford Lincoln stretch limousine and a classic Rolls Royce at your service for that special occasion.

 
 

All cruises subject to sea state and clement conditions To avoid disappointment, it's wise to book your tour in advance.

For the dhow, a minimum of 10 passengers is required; for 5-16 passengers, a speedboat is available.