Old and New Sites of Bahrain

Cultural & Theme Tours in Manama

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This particular tour features glimpses of the Old and New of Bahrain. The tour is mainly designed for short stay travelers. Visit the Bahrain Fort, Bahrain Fort Museum, Royal Camel Farm and King Fahad Causeway in 4 hours.
Guests will be met by your English speaking guide in the hotel lobby at either 09.00 or 14.00 and proceed for a 4-hour sightseeing tour. First up visit the Bahrain Fort. Thought to be once the centre of power for the ancient Dilmun civilization, Qal'at Al Bahrain (Bahrain Fort) has UNESCO World Heritage status. The Bahrain Fort occupies a strategic military position where the navigation movement could be watched. Excavations have revealed ancient soldier's barracks, horse stables, an ammunition depot, a secret passageway, ceramic utensils and Islamic and Chinese currency coins. Next up you will go to the Bahrain Fort Museum. Open to the public since 2008, the site museum display area consists of 5 exhibition halls organized around a massive Wall. With 500 artefacts showcased, the long settlement history of the site is evoked to the unique backdrop of the wall, which recreates the different archaeological layers uncovered at the site.Moving on, you will visit the Royal Camel Farm. This farm was owned by His Highness Late Sheikh Mohamed Bin Salman Al Khalifa, the uncle of the King of Bahrain. There are more than 500 camels in this farm. Have your camera ready to pose with the camels, as they are very friendly. The final stop will be at King Fahad Causeway that opened in 1986. This remarkable 25km feat of engineering links Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. It is one of the most expensive bridges in the world. The causeway traverses Umm Al Nasan Island, which is a sanctuary for wildlife, and at the halfway point there is a facility area, including a tower restaurant, which you can visit even if you don't travel the whole distance to Saudi Arabia.You will then be returned to your hotel in Manama.

What’s included

  • Bottled water
  • Local guide
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by private vehicle

What’s not included

  • Gratuities

Highlights

  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Led by a local guide
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
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