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Stone Town & Prison Island Tour
Activities in Zanzibar

Stone Town & Prison Island Tour

  • English English
  • 4 hours
  • Hotel pick up

Explore two of the most important places in Zanzibar on this tour of Stone Town and Prison Island. There's so much to be discovered.

Stone Town & Prison Island Tour

You'll be picked up from your hotel in Stone Town between 8 and 8:30 am, and from there we'll head to the historic centre ready to start our guided walking tour.

We'll take you along the streets of Stone Town, explaining the history and architecture of some of the most emblematic sights. One of the buildings you'll see is the House of Wonders, which now houses the Museum of History and Culture of Zanzibar and the Swahili Coast. You'll also see the Palace Museum, the Old Fort and Anglican Cathedral, where we'll stop to admire the monument to the slaves.

After our walking tour of Stone Town, we'll head to the port and take a 20-minute boat ride to Prison Island. Originally used as a prison for rebellious slaves, this island later became a quarantine station for cases of yellow fever. These days, however, it is an idyllic tourist resort which is home to a collection of endangered giant tortoises! 

Finally, we'll return to Stone Town and we'll take you back to your hotel at around 1 pm.


Adults Children between 6 and 10 years old Children under 6 years old
Tour in English
US$ 74
US$ 37

Tour in English

  • Adults

    US$ 74
  • Children between 6 and 10 years old

    US$ 37
  • Children under 6 years old


More Information


4 hours.

Language English

The tour is exclusively in English.


Hotel pick up and drop off.

English speaking guide.

Transport in an air conditioned bus.

Boat transport.

Mineral water.

Not included

Entrance to the monuments.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.


Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

Frequently asked questions

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No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

US$ 74
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 3 days before


Free! Free cancellation up to 3 days before the day of the activity. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.
When the minimum number of participants (2) is not reached, we will contact you to offer you other alternatives.