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Full-Day Stone Town and Prison Island Tour in Zanzibar

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icon3 to 4 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Immerse yourself in Zanzibar’s dramatic history on a full-day, guided tour of Stone Town and Prison Island. Explore on foot and by boat for a comprehensive overview of the area, learn about local culture, architecture, and wildlife, and enjoy the convenience of round-trip hotel transfers.
  • Combination Stone Town and Prison Island tour
  • Visit a UNESCO site
  • Learn about local history and culture
  • Travel by boat to see the coast from the water
  • All entrance fees included
  • Ideal choice for families
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Hotel pickup and drop-off
Drinks
Lunch (meals range from USD $15-30)
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Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered

Departure Time

9:00 AM
Meet your guide at your Zanzibar hotel for a 9am start, and begin your tour on a 3-hour walking tour of the UNESCO-listed Stone Town. Follow narrow streets lined with plastered buildings and elaborate Zanzibar doors, and find out how cultures from around the world blended in this coastal trading town.

Pass some of Stone Town’s 49 mosques, historic Christian churches and Hindu temples, and see distinctive, two-story private homes. Visit the architectural highlights of the area, from The Old Fort to the towering House of Wonders. Pass the former Sultan’s Palace, a Roman Catholic cathedral, and the waterfront Old Dispensary.

Board a motorized boat for Changuu, a picture-perfect tropical island with a tragic legacy of slave internment, prisons, and cholera. Take in white sandy beaches and a forest that’s filled with wildlife, and spot the slow-moving giant tortoises that roam the island. Finish the tour with return transfer to your hotel, arriving by early evening.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Prison Island - Changuu Private Island
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Cruzeiro Safaris
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • To avoid delays, please make sure you have selected the correct hotel, otherwise you will be asked to pay the difference upon pickup in cash
  • Please verify your hotel in the list below and select your package according to your hotel location: STONE TOWN HOTELS: Al Johari Hotel, Asmini Palace Hotel, Dhow Palace, Khole House, Kisiwa House, Maru Maru Hotel, Mashariki Palace, Park Hyatt, Tembo House, The Swahili House, The Zanzibar Grand Palace, Zanzibar Palace, Zanzibar Serena Inn, Africa House, Tausi Palace Hotel, Hiliki house, Double Tree by Hilton (stone town) NORTH HOTELS: African View, Amaan Bungalows, Diamond Gemma Del Est, Diamond Star of the East, Double Tree by Hilton Nungwi, Essque Zalu Zanzibar, Flame Tree Cottages, Gold Zanzibar, Hideaway of Nungwi, Kilindi, Nungwi Inn, Ras Nungwi, Royal Zanzibar, Tanzanite Beach Resort, The Z Hotel, The Zanzibari, Mnarani, Sun Set Kendwa NORTH EAST HOTELS: Bluebay Beach resorts, Che Che Vule, Dream Of Zanzibar, Kasha Boutique Hotel, Mapenzi Beach, Matemwe Beach House, Matemwe Logde, Matemwe Retreat, Melia Zanzibar, Neptune Pwani Beach Hotel, Ocean Paradise, Shooting Star, Sultan Sands, Villa Kiva, Azanzi SOUTH HOTELS: Swahili Beach Resorts, Karamba Beach Resorts, Unguja Lodge, Breezes Beach Club, Baraza, Arabian Nights, Arabian Nights Annex, Casa Del Mar, Kichanga Lodge, Dongwe Ocean View, The Palm, Bahari View Lodge, Spice Island Hotel, Ras Michamvi, The Residence, Karafuu Beach Resort, Kisiwa on the Beach, Konokono, Sea View Boutique, Dhow Inn CENTRAL HOTELS: Tamarind Hotel, Pongwe Beach Hotel, Pongwe Bay, Uroa Bay FUMBA & MANGAPWANI HOTELS: Fumba beach lodge, Sea Cliff Resort & Spa, Hakuna Matata
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Cruzeiro Safaris

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What is the maximum group size during Full-Day Stone Town and Prison Island Tour in Zanzibar?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

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Fantastic service, guide was...
Ashleigh s
, Jan 2017
Fantastic service, guide was excellent, met us at the hotel, guided us around beautiful stone town and answered everyone of the hundreds of questions that we threw at him! he even accompanied us around stone town to help me buy some fabric and bartered with the locals! simply brilliant and worth every penny!!
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