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Activities in Zanzibar

Stone Town Private Tour

Per group from
US$ 80
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts
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On this guided tour of Stone Town, you'll visit the most iconic places in the capital of Zanzibar, such as the Old Fort, Sultan's Palace and Christ Church

On this guided tour of Stone Town, you'll visit the most iconic places in the capital of Zanzibar, such as the Old Fort, Sultan's Palace and Christ Church

Stone Town Private Tour

We'll pick you up from your hotel in Zanzibar at the selected time. From there we'll walk to the centre of the capital of Zanzibar to see some of its most important monuments.

The first stop will be at the Old Fort, which was built by the Omanis in 1689 and served as a defence against the Portuguese. Next to this fortress is the House of Wonders, filled with stunning wooden doors, carved with inscriptions from the Quran. Did you know that it was the first building on the island to have electricity?

Then we'll head to the old Sultan's Palace, which today is a museum of the royal family of Zanzibar: a stunning palatial building! We'll also visit the Hamamni Persian Baths, one of the many footprints of the empire left in Stone Town.

We'll continue the tour exploring the Darajani market, a must to know the history of the city. In the final stretch of the guided tour, we'll go to the house where Freddy Mercuri was born.

Afterwards, we'll stop outside the Christ Church, one of the most impressive monuments in the historic centre; all that's left of Stone Town from the 1860s. As we admire this incredible monument to the region's slaves, we'll learn all about the history of this decade. 

We'll finish the guided tour of Stone Town after three hours and take you back to your hotel.

Hotel pick up

This tour includes collection from your hotel in Zanzibar. When making your reservation, you can select the area of Zanzibar where your accommodation is located (west, north, east or south). These are the areas that include the pick up service:

  • West area: Stone Town, Bububu, Mbweni, Chukwani, Kama, Mangapwani, Fumba and Chuini.
  • North and East areas: Kidoti, Kendwa, Nungwi, Matemwe, Pwani Mchangani, Kiwengwa, Pongwe, Chwaka and Uroa. 
  • South area: Makunduchi, Kizimkazi, Jambiani, Paje, Dongwe, Pingwe, Bwejuu and Michamvi. 
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Price

This is a private tour organized for you and your partner, friends or family.

Tour with West area pick up
Up to 2 people Up to 4 people Up to 6 people Up to 12 people
US$ 80
US$ 133
US$ 200
US$ 320
Tour with North and East areas pick up
Up to 2 people Up to 4 people Up to 6 people Up to 12 people
US$ 160
US$ 240
US$ 320
US$ 560
Tour with South area pick up
Up to 2 people Up to 4 people Up to 6 people Up to 12 people
US$ 173
US$ 266
US$ 360
US$ 640

Tour with West area pick up

  • Up to 2 people

    US$ 80
  • Up to 4 people

    US$ 133
  • Up to 6 people

    US$ 200
  • Up to 12 people

    US$ 320

Tour with North and East areas pick up

  • Up to 2 people

    US$ 160
  • Up to 4 people

    US$ 240
  • Up to 6 people

    US$ 320
  • Up to 12 people

    US$ 560

Tour with South area pick up

  • Up to 2 people

    US$ 173
  • Up to 4 people

    US$ 266
  • Up to 6 people

    US$ 360
  • Up to 12 people

    US$ 640

More Information

Covid-19 Measures

Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19.

Duration

3 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

Included

Recogida y traslado de regreso al hotel.

Transporte en minibús.

Guía en español.

Entradas.

Agua mineral.

Tour privado y exclusivo, no habrá más gente en el grupo.

When to book?

You can book up until 4 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.

No printing of documentation required.

Pet-friendly?

Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

Per group from
US$ 80
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

Meeting point

Stone Town ferry terminal.