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Spices & Stone Town Tour in Zanzibar

by Bookings Central Tours & Safari
per adult Price is £59
Duration: 5h Free cancellation available No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English Picks up from select hotels Picks up from select hotels

Highlights

  • Historic Stone Town—listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site

  • Chance to see house of Freddie Mercury, lead singer of Queen

  • House of Wonders, palace of Zanzibar's second sultan

  • Old marketplace filled with spice, jewellery & antique vendors

  • Christ Church, built of coral on former slave market site

Highlights

  • Historic Stone Town—listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site

  • Chance to see house of Freddie Mercury, lead singer of Queen

  • House of Wonders, palace of Zanzibar's second sultan

  • Old marketplace filled with spice, jewellery & antique vendors

  • Christ Church, built of coral on former slave market site

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8:00 AM, Spices & Stone Town Tour in Zanzibar in English, includes Drinks Only

Duration 5h No booking or credit card fees

Hotel Pick-up & DropOff included

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per adult
£58.12

Total price is £58.12, taxes included

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Spices & Stone Town Tour in Zanzibar

Activity Location

Kijichi

Kijichi

Zanzibar

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Hotel Pickup

    Zanzibar

    Zanzibar


Description

Explore the narrow alleys and winding streets of Stone Town on this historic look at Zanzibar's oldest district. Check out spice bazaars and palaces, see where rock legend Freddie Mercury was raised, and pay a visit to a 19th-century church built atop the site of a former slave market.

Named because of its prevalent use of coral as a building material, Zanzibar's Stone Town is filled with dense roadways too small for most modern cars. Explore the area by foot with your guide, starting at the House of Wonders. Built as a palace for the second Sultan of Zanzibar, this modern-looking residence was the first building in Zanzibar to have electricity and the first in East Africa to have an lift. Check out the palatial exhibits inside and then continue on to uncover the hidden treasures elsewhere in Stone Town.

Pop by the first home of Freddie Mercury, rock legend and lead singer of Queen, snap photos of the weather-worn walls of the 17th-century Old Fort, used to defend the island from the Portuguese, and check out the Christ Church, whose coral stone walls were built atop the site of a former slave market. Before you head back to your hotel, make one final stop at a bustling market, where you can weave between spice vendors and antique dealers, letting the aroma of exotic foods lure you to new discoveries, tastes, and one-of-a-kind souvenirs.


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Stone Town

  • Bottled water

  • Roundtrip transport to and from your Zanzibar hotel

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Exclusions

  • Entrance fees to House of Wonders and Christ Church


Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 2 and younger are complimentary.

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

  • A nominal surcharge for entrance to the House of Wonders and Christ Church is payable on the day of your activity.

  • Roundtrip transport is available from most Zanzibar 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.


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