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Archaeological Tour Bahrain

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From $107.00

6 reviews   (3.83)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 4 hours

Departs: Bahrain, Bahrain

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

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Join this tour to find out about the ancient Dilmun civilization that dates back to the 3rd Millennium BC. The tour covers most of the major archaeological excavation sites in the country. Bahrain Fort, Barbar Temple, Saar Ancient Settlement, Saar Burial Complex and Burial Mounds.

What's Included

All monument fees

Bottled water

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Local guide

Transport by private vehicle

What's Not Included

Food and drinks, unless specified


Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 3
  • CHILD: Age: 4 - 10
  • ADULT: Age: 11 - 99

Additional Info

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Specialized infant seats are available

Cancellation Policy

What To Expect

Qal'at al-Bahrain
Bahrain Fort: Thought to be once the centre of power for the ancient Dilmun civilization, Qal'at Al Bahrain (Bahrain Fort) has UNESCO World Heritage status. The Bahrain Fort occupies a

strategic military position where the navigation movement could be watched. Excavations have revealed ancient soldier's barracks, horse stables, an ammunition depot, a secret passageway,

ceramic utensils and Islamic and Chinese currency coins.

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Barbar Temples
Barbar Temple: The Barbar Temples are among the most remarkable architectural survivals of the ancient world without parallel in the region. This archaeological site, located in the North-western village of Barbar in Bahrain, is considered to be part of the Ancient Dilmun culture. The archaeologists found three temples built on top of each other belonging to different eras.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Dilmun Burial Mounds
Burial Mounds: These archaeological mounds are of great historical importance going back to the Dilmun civilization in the third millennium BC. Other archaeological mounds, which go back to the Hellenistic period of Alexander the Great (2500 BC) are also found in various areas in Bahrain. The most imposing mounds are those believed to be the Dilmunite Royal Tombs. These tombs are seen in A'ali close to modern dwellings.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Included


Very cool sites - mostly all to yourself
Victoria_M, 06-11-2019
I very much enjoyed this tour, and my tour guide Abdul Aziz and driver Sultan were very pleasant and knowledgeable. The four sites we went to were almost all deserted except for us, which was pretty cool - made me feel like I was getting to see things most tourists don't. The one thing about the tour is I would have liked to spend time at the Fort Bahrain museum, and there was no real time for that as it was closing when we were wrapping up our tour. But otherwise, highly recommended.
My tour guide. Abdulaziz Hassani...
michael s, 22-02-2018

My tour guide. Abdulaziz Hassani, was magnificent...knowledgeable, helpful, joyful. Both tours were the best I have ever been on.

Cheers. Michael Shaw

Great tour. Excellent guide. I...
benoit_l, 05-08-2017

Great tour. Excellent guide. I recommend it definitively.

It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site...
Arturo A, 03-06-2017

It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site an worth seeing but it is not too grand. It is the best site and the others are lesser.

Ramon P, 21-12-2021
El tour es muy interesante solo para los amantes de la arqueología. Los yacimientos se encuentran en pésimo estado de conservación, aunque hay planes de importantes inversiones. El guía tenía su casette más o menos aprendida , pero no era en absoluto una persona preparada, desde luego no adecuada para este tipo de tour. Incluso, para mi estupefacción, me insistió en no menos de tres ocasiones que me llevara unas piedras de recuerdo " Todos los turistas lo hacen " Al menos me llevaron a sitios a donde posiblemente no hubiera sabido llegar ni con GPS.