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Half-Day Stone Town Tour

by Alpha Travel Zanzibar Duration 4h Free cancellation available No booking or credit card fees
per adult Price is £32

Get to know Zanzibar's diverse cultural fabric among the 19th-century buildings of Stone Town, the island's UNESCO World Heritage Site. As you visit landmarks such as the House of Wonders, the Sultan's Palace, and the Darajani Market, discover how the city reflects a rich mix of global influences.

Set out with your guide from your hotel and travel into the heart of Stone Town, the oldest section of Zanzibar City. As you navigate your way through winding streets marked by buildings with elaborately carved doors and elegant verandas, learn how Arab, Indian, Persian, and European influences have blended with local Swahili traditions to shape the city's architecture and history.

Survey the hustle and bustle of the Darajani Market, which retains the lively atmosphere of the bazaars that took place on the island for centuries. Then, discover a dark reminder of the city's past as you step into former slave chambers, which stand as the sole remnant of what was once a slave market.

Next, delve into the history of the sultans who once ruled Zanzibar at the Sultan's Palace, which was built in the late 19th century. Next door lies the House of Wonders, a grandiose second palace that currently houses the National Museum of History and Culture. After browsing exhibits dedicated to Zanzibar's multicultural heritage, wrap up your tour with time for shopping before returning to your hotel.

Get to know Zanzibar's diverse cultural fabric among the 19th-century buildings of Stone Town, the island's UNESCO World Heritage Site. As you visit landmarks such as the House of Wonders, the Sultan's Palace, and the Darajani Market, discover how the city reflects a rich mix of global influences.

Set out with your guide from your hotel and travel into the heart of Stone Town, the oldest section of Zanzibar City. As you navigate your way through winding streets marked by buildings with elaborately carved doors and elegant verandas, learn how Arab, Indian, Persian, and European influences have blended with local Swahili traditions to shape the city's architecture and history.

Survey the hustle and bustle of the Darajani Market, which retains the lively atmosphere of the bazaars that took place on the island for centuries. Then, discover a dark reminder of the city's past as you step into former slave chambers, which stand as the sole remnant of what was once a slave market.

Next, delve into the history of the sultans who once ruled Zanzibar at the Sultan's Palace, which was built in the late 19th century. Next door lies the House of Wonders, a grandiose second palace that currently houses the National Museum of History and Culture. After browsing exhibits dedicated to Zanzibar's multicultural heritage, wrap up your tour with time for shopping before returning to your hotel.

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2:00 PM, Half-Day Tour - From Stone Town in English, includes Drinks Only

Duration 4h No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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£31.80

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9:00 AM, Half-Day Tour - From Stone Town in English, includes Drinks Only

Duration 4h No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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2:00 PM, Half-Day Tour - From Other Coastal Areas in English, includes Drinks Only

Duration 4h No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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£71.54

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9:00 AM, Half-Day Tour - From Other Costal Areas in English, includes Drinks Only

Duration 4h No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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per adult
£71.54

Total price is £71.54, taxes included

It only takes 2 minutes

Half-Day Stone Town Tour

Activity Location

Hotel Pick Up (Stone Town)

Stone Town

Zanzibar Town

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Hotel Pick Up (Stone Town)

    Zanzibar Town

  • Hotel Pickup (Other Coastal Areas)

    Nungwi

    Zanzibar


Highlights

  • Exploration of Stone Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

  • Visits to 19th-century House of Wonders & Sultan's Palace

  • A glimpse of Zanzibar's former bazaars at Darajani Market

  • Multicultural exhibits to browse inside the National Museum

  • Time to shop for souvenirs with your friendly, helpful guide


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Stone Town

  • Admission fees

  • Bottled water

  • Roundtrip transport to and from your Zanzibar Island hotel

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 2 and younger are complimentary.

  • You must have a reasonable level of fitness.

  • At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place

  • Roundtrip transport is available from most Zanzibar Island hotels. Please arrange pick-up from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.

  • Please be ready and waiting in your hotel foyer 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time.