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  • Address: Near Karbabad, Manama, Bahrain
  • Hours: 8am-8pm, Tuesday to Sunday

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Bahrain Fort (Qal'at al-Bahrain) Tours

Anybody looking to explore the history of Bahrain should pay a visit to Bahrain Fort. This UNESCO World Heritage site is thought to be the former capital of ancient Dilmun and is one of the most important archaeological sites in the Persian Gulf. Excavations over the years have revealed a large number of cultural, commercial, and military discoveries.
 
Qal'at al-Bahrain is located atop a large artificial mound that was created by centuries of rebuilding during continuous occupation. It was occupied from around 2800 BC, and has the remnants of two earlier forts surrounding it. The site has been open to the public since 2008, with a museum featuring five exhibition halls with more than 500 archaeological finds, which are explained via a free audio tour.

Visiting Bahrain Fort is best enjoyed as part of a day tour of the region’s other main highlights, including Al Fateh Grand Mosque, Bahrain National Museum, Manama Souq, and the Bahrain City Center complex. It is also included within certain half-day tours from Manama, taking in the Saar burial chambers, the Barbar Temple, and the Burial Mounds.

Insider’s Tip: The Bahrain Fort museum features a main courtyard leading to a café. Head here for a drink and to enjoy spectacular views overlooking the coastline.

Practical Info

Bahrain Fort overlooks the island’s northern coast. If not arriving as part of an organized tour, you can take bus number 5 from Manama, then walk half an hour to the site. The fort is also easy to reach via car; it’s a 10-minute drive from central Manama and is well-signposted once outside the city.

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Private Half Day Bahrain Heritage Tour, Manama, null
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Private Half Day Bahrain Heritage Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Enjoy a half day tour to discover Bahrain's heritage. This tour covers some important heritage sites such as the Bahrain Fort (Qal'at Al Bahrain) which has a ...  Read more

Location: Manama, Bahrain
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $107.00
Half Day Private Tour: Trail of Delmon Civilization from Manama, Manama, Half-day Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 3

Half Day Private Tour: Trail of Delmon Civilization from Manama

Start the 4 hour tour at 09.00am. Visit Bahrain Fort, Saar burial chambers, Barbar Temple and Burial Mounds.

Location: Manama, Bahrain
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $260.00
Archaeological Tour Bahrain, Manama, Half-day Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 3

Archaeological Tour Bahrain

4 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

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 ...  Read more

Location: Manama, Bahrain
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $107.00
Full Day Private Tour: Treasures of Bahrain, Manama, Archaeology Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 3

Full Day Private Tour: Treasures of Bahrain

Take an 8-hour guided tour through beautiful Bahrain. Explore the culture, history, architecture, and more with this private tour through the city. Stop by ...  Read more

Location: Manama, Bahrain
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $420.00
Full Day Private Tour: Pearl of Bahrain, Manama, City Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 3

Full Day Private Tour: Pearl of Bahrain

Go on an 8-hour tour to discover many unique parts of Bahrain. On this private, guided tour of the city, you will visit Al Fateh Grand Mosque, Bahrain ...  Read more

Location: Manama, Bahrain
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $420.00
Old and New Sites of Bahrain, Manama, City Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Old and New Sites of Bahrain

This particular tour features glimpses of the Old and New of Bahrain. The tour is mainly designed for short stay travelers. Visit the Bahrain Fort, Bahrain ...  Read more

Location: Manama, Bahrain
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $107.00

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