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House of Wonders (Beit-al-Ajaib) Tours and Tickets

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House of Wonders, which is home to the Museum of History and Culture, is not only the largest—but also the tallest building in Stone Town. Built in 1883, the palace was the first building on the island to have electricity and the first in the region to have a working elevator. Since the early 2000s, House of Wonders has showcased a permanent collection of artifacts related to Swahili and Zanzibari culture.

Travelers can explore the grounds, which include a traditional Swahili boat, old-world fishing tools and famous ships, or wander the halls that offer an up close look at traditional garments, historic portraits of royalty and ancient furniture taken from former sultans’ homes. A visit to House of Wonders provides travelers with a window into the local culture and the island’s rich history.

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Zanzibar Stone Town Walking Tour

Zanzibar Stone Town Walking Tour

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everyone will be satisfied from all the services which will be done by me be free to ask questions as you would like to ask or know.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$25.00
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$25.00

Stone Town and Prison Island from Zanzibar

Stone Town and Prison Island from Zanzibar

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Tour Zanzibar's UNESCO-listed historic district and premiere natural attraction on this tour to Stone Town and Prison Island. Learn about the current culture and history in Stone Town as you walk past its attractions, including a Portuguese fort, the Sultan Palace, and the birthplace of Freddie Mercury, before continuing your tour to Prison Island, famous for its population of giant tortoises.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$42.18
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$42.18

Spice Tour + Stone Town Tour + Prison Island

Spice Tour + Stone Town Tour + Prison Island

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This is the combination tour of Spice tour, stone town tour and prison island tour. During Spice Tour: The traveller will walk through the farm, guests will be shown and given explanation of each and every spice that are found in Zanzibar. After being fully packed with knowledge, our guests get time to buy spices, soaps and creams which are all handmade by the community within the farm. During Stone Town Tour: Guests will visit the Cathedral, Slave Markets, Sultans Palace, Tip Tip’s House, The Old Arabic Fort, Freddie mercury house, Forodhani Park and the famous Zanzibar Doors in the petite streets. During Prison Island Boat Trip: This tour offers nature, history and adventure combined in a relaxing, enjoying the beautiful and nice beach, feeding giant Aldabra tortoise and colored fish and corals for snorkeling in the channel of the Indian Ocean.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$90.00
Price varies by group size
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$90.00
Price varies by group size

Cultural Walking Tour through Stonetown, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Cultural Walking Tour through Stonetown, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Stonetown is a UNCESCO world heritage site since 2000. It was the main center of the slave trading around the Indian ocean, you can see many important spots of the abominable past of this time. The city is full of historical importance in East Africa. Stonetowns architecture, reflects the various influences underlying the Swahili culture, giving a unique mixture of Arab, Persian, Indian and European elements. Immerse yourself in all the wonderful smells, colors and spectacle that you can only find here through the mix of the different cultures. In our guided Tour we will see and explain all important places of the history, the House of Wonders, Forodhani Garden, Slave Trade Museum / Anglican Church, the Hindu Temple, Catholic Church, Darajani Market, Jaws Corner and much more. Loose yourself in the narrow streets, look at the carved doors which tell stories, venture into the rush of the market and feel the spirit of Zanzibar.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$25.65
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$25.65

Stone town and prison Island tour

Stone town and prison Island tour

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Stone Town and Prison Island Private Tour with Lunch Learn about Zanzibar's history and get a bit of snorkeling time with this private tour of Stone Town and Prison Island. You'll visit old forts, palaces, and markets, spend time walking through Stone Town's historic lanes, and get the chance to feed giant tortoises, with a stop for an included lunch along the way.
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  • 7 hours
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$57.70
Price varies by group size
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$57.70
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Stone Town tour

Stone Town tour

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The tour covers the most attractive places in Zanzibar and is provided by the experienced and certified guide.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$20.00
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$20.00

Stone Town City Tour

Stone Town City Tour

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Zanzibar's atmospheric Stone Town is a UNESCO World Heritage site, renowned for its traditional buildings and rich cultural history. With this walking tour, discover the town's fascinating history and unique architecture with a private guide. See the Anglican cathedral, the House of Wonders, and the Freddie Mercury House; browse the spice market and bazaars; and enjoy time to shop for souvenirs or purchase lunch.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$30.77
Price varies by group size
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$30.77
Price varies by group size

Stone Town Walking Tour

Stone Town Walking Tour

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It is a three-hour tour which begins at your hotel or entry point where you walk and driven around the historic old city. Our first visit during this tour and excursion in Zanzibar is the fruit market which was opened in 1904 here you will see and buy a variety of the tropical fruits and spices, Guests will visit the Cathedral, Slave Markets, Sultans Palace, Tip Tip’s House, The Old Arabic Fort, Freddie mercury house, Forodhani Park and the famous Zanzibar Doors in the petite streets.  Also to see and look at beautiful things concerning to Zanzibarculture like traditional wearing (khanga) for women and (kikoi) for men.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.00
per group
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$45.00
per group

Walking Tour to The heart of Zanzibar ( STONE TOWN CITY)

Walking Tour to The heart of Zanzibar ( STONE TOWN CITY)

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We are making sure that your holiday dream to be fulfill with a full of enjoyable trip safe for we is first Ancient Arab colonial history Visit the Anglican Church Visit the, House of Wonder, Sultan Palace Museum & the Central Market Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city Walking on narrows streets of Stone Town, Small shops, souvenirs, food, and famous, beautifully curved doors of Stone Town
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$28.00
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$28.00

Stone Town Tour

Stone Town Tour

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Our tour is made in a form of experiencing the reality of Stone Town based on historical facts that gives a real view of Zanzibar culture at the 19th Century, we have great guides who are very good and friendly with rich social engagement that makes our travelers impressed and satisfied with our services
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$25.00
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$25.00

Stonetown Historical Walking Tour & Traditional Lunch

Stonetown Historical Walking Tour & Traditional Lunch

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Stone Town is a city of prominent historical and artistic importance in East Africa. Its architecture, mostly dating back to the 19th century, reflects the diverse influences underlying the Swahili culture, giving a unique mixture of Arab, Persian, Indian and European elements. For this reason, the town was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000. The tour will start on the Old slave Market site (Anglican Church) through the narrow streets, the next stop will be at City Market where you could see local Fishes and fruits Market, Palace Museum, House of wonder, which is largest and tallest building in Stown Town a.k.a. Bait -al- ajab, an Old fort, Tippu Tip and Freddie’s Mercury’s House. A chance to visit Peace memorial and Natural History Museum and many more.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$47.95
Price varies by group size
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$47.95
Price varies by group size

Experience Zanzibar by Stone town Walking Tour

Experience Zanzibar by Stone town Walking Tour

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Visiting very interesting historical sites like, Darajani market, House of wonder(beit-el-ajaab), Arab fort (old fort), Freddie Mercury House, Old Zanzibar Slave Market, Stone Town. The travelers will get chance to know, the Culture of Zanzibarian, like Wearing style, Shopping, Traditional Music, etc
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$33.85
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$33.85

Stone town tour

Stone town tour

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Regarding our headcounter is a-rounding stone-town so it is easy to meet with our customer and give an extra attention and to make sure we go beyond with the expectation( meeting the customer expectations) also it’s very flexible and fast to provide an assistance for our customer if there is an inconvenience situation again our guiders are professionals and native from Zanzibar, they have enough experience to deal with the customer and ensure you really enjoy by narrating a real history of slave marketing center,old Fort,place of museum,hamamni old bath,house of Wonder,bustling bazzar,place of winding alley,mosque,walking the narrow street and many more attractive and wondering place,people with their environment.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$27.00
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$27.00

Stone Town Tour

Stone Town Tour

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This tour is based on architecture, historical buildings and the stories behind those buildings. Guests will also see how local people culturally live.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$25.65
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$25.65

Stone Town Tour (Full Day)

Stone Town Tour (Full Day)

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Come and join our experienced guide for a half-day visit. You will be introduced to the historic charms of old Stone Town, which is now a UNESCO World Heritage The excursion starts around 9.30 with the visit of the old monuments and exploring the past stories of the sultans and princesses. The visit incorporates a visit to the bustling bazaars, the past slave market, and chambers, the National Museum, the House of Wonders, the Old Fort, the Sultan’s palace as well as cathedrals and countless mosques. Stop for lunch in a local restaurant and enjoy the delicious dishes in front of the ocean. (main course, dessert & 1 soft drink) Then walk around the narrow streets of Stone Town where most of the houses date back more than 150 years for some shopping and enjoying the arts of the local craftsmen. Visit also a local bakery, door carvers, and antique shops.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$58.47
Price varies by group size
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$58.47
Price varies by group size

Stone Town City Tour

Stone Town City Tour

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No visit of Stone Town is complete without doing a guided city tour. The beautiful UNESCO world heritage city is home of many magnificent buildings and other sights, which reflect a period of over 1000 years of colonisation. Elements of Arab, Indian, African and European create a unique and fascinating townscape, which is still intact today. Our multilingual and experienced guides will show you the most prominent sights of Stone Town and some hidden treasures, while giving you detailed information to the history of these fascinating places. ​
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$31.16
Price varies by group size
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$31.16
Price varies by group size

Zanzibar Stone Town Tour (City Tour)

Zanzibar Stone Town Tour (City Tour)

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Stone Tour is one of the tour which most of guests in Zanzibar prefer to have. Is not a time consuming tour but its uniqueness and varieties to see, no one would prefer to miss it. We have well trained and experienced guides who have been doing the tour for years and some decades. With thus vastnesses, we can guarantee the satisfaction to our guests. Book with us and you will be our ambassador.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$25.00
Price varies by group size
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$25.00
Price varies by group size

Stone town Tour & Prison Island (Boat Trip)

Stone town Tour & Prison Island (Boat Trip)

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This is the combination tour of Stone Town and Prison Island Boat trip, we will start with Stone town tour where you will get to explore the historical city of Zanzibar under the guidance of professional and experience guide, this will be around 1hour once you are done with Stone town tour our guide will take you to Prison island where you will get to see giant aldabra tortoise and an old prison which was never used.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.00
Price varies by group size
From
$60.00
Price varies by group size

Historical Stone Town Tour

Historical Stone Town Tour

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We’ll take you to see many of the important sights of Stone Town. You’ll visit the former Slave Market, the Anglican Cathedral, the House of Wonders, the Sultan’s Palace Museum, the Old Arab Fort – and other sites that may be of interest to you. Our city tour is flexible and can easily be customized to your requirements
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$66.67
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$66.67

Half day to Stone Town City & Prison Island in Zanzibar

Half day to Stone Town City & Prison Island in Zanzibar

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It is fascinating to explore a prison Island ( Tortoise ) where the old slave prison is seen and having more history the particular palce and historic stone town a UNESCO world Heritage Site but it is easy to lose your way in the area's maze-like narrow streets. To stay oriented and ensure you do not miss key highlights, join a private guide with deep knowledge of local history, cultural heritage and architecture. It is full personalized to your preferences, whether you are shopping for local textiles, interested in history, knowing about everyday life or learning about stone town unique architecture,
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.00
Price varies by group size
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$60.00
Price varies by group size

Stone Town Zanzibar Walking Tour

Stone Town Zanzibar Walking Tour

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Exciting tour that will take you through the narrow alleyways of this old city. Stone Town boasts of more than 2000 thousand buildings which are all made of lime stone, embodying a huge African, Arab, Indian and colonial influence. Zanzibar, as well as Stone Town is truly cosmopolitan. The tour will take you to the Anglican Church (former slave market), House of Wonders (national museum), the Africa House (former British Club), the Old Fort, Old Dispensary; Tip Tip House and the Freddie Mercury House
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$150.00
From
$150.00

Stone Town Cultural City Tour

Stone Town Cultural City Tour

Many tourists come to enjoy our beautiful beaches, but while visiting Zanzibar, we invite you to get to know our culture, our food, and our people. We provide a diversity of cultural experiences. Come and get to know Stone Town and its people and discover all its magnificent wonders!
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$25.00
Price varies by group size
From
$25.00
Price varies by group size

Stone town & Spice Tour

Stone town & Spice Tour

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Explore Stone Town(the heart of Zanzibar).Visit Spice Farms walk around the herb and spice plantations, tasting and smelling various spices
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  • 7 hours
From
$65.39
Price varies by group size
From
$65.39
Price varies by group size

Stone Town Tour

Stone Town Tour

It is a three-hour tour which begins at your hotel or entry point where you walk and driven around the historic old city. Our first visit during this tour and excursion in Zanzibar is the fruit market which was opened in 1904 here you will see and buy a variety of the tropical fruits and spices, Guests will visit the Cathedral, Slave Markets, Sultans Palace, Tip Tip’s House, The Old Arabic Fort, Freddie mercury house, Forodhani Park and the famous Zanzibar Doors in the petite streets.  Also to see and look at beautiful things concerning to Zanzibarculture like traditional wearing (khanga) for women and (kikoi) for men.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$30.77
Price varies by group size
From
$30.77
Price varies by group size

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Should I book House of Wonders (Beit-al-Ajaib) tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since House of Wonders (Beit-al-Ajaib) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit House of Wonders (Beit-al-Ajaib) 2022?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to House of Wonders (Beit-al-Ajaib) costs USD 57.00. Guided House of Wonders (Beit-al-Ajaib) tours start around USD 57.00 per person.