Stone Town Walking Tour in Zanzibar

Tours & Sightseeing in Zanzibar Town

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Explore Stone Town, the atmospheric cultural and historical heart of Zanzibar City, on this 3-hour walking tour with a guide. Constructed from coral stone in the 19th and 20th centuries, Stone Town was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2000. You'll get to know the town as you see heritage sites and architecture, visit a local marketplace, check out the church and memorial at the old slave market, admire the former home of the sultan, and do some shopping with the help of your guide. Tour is limited to 10 people to provide a small-group experience.
Meet your guide either at your hotel or a central location to begin your walking tour of Stone Town, a lively place where you’ll find a mixture of Arabic, African, Indian, and European cultures. As you walk through the labyrinth of streets too narrow for vehicles, see mosques, churches, and temples side by side.While you walk, your guide takes you on a historical and cultural journey past sights such as Darajani Bazaar, the House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib), and the Old Fort (Ngome Kongwe). The included visits on your tour are to the Anglican Cathedral built on the site of the Old Slave Market and the Sultan’s Palace (Beit al-Sahel), also known as the People's Palace and today a museum. During the tour, listen to your professional guide's commentary on Stone Town, its history, and Swahili culture.

What’s included

  • Local taxes
  • Bottled water
  • Guide
  • Pickup from hotels located in Stone Town

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Transfer from other parts of the island (tour starts in Stone Town)

Highlights

  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • All entrance fees included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
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