Gulf Tours (tel 211025) offers daily guided tours to the leading attractions. The themed tours all start at Bab Al Bahrain, and include packages such as Islamic Bahrain, Bahrain Heritage, Bahrain Ancient and Modern, Wildlife and Ancient Dilmun, Archaeology and Crafts and Desert Delights.
Bahrain Explored (tel 211477) offers a choice of island tours, with flexible timings to suit tour groups. The Northern Bahrain Tour offers a comprehensive background to the history and culture of Bahrain, and includes visits to dhow builders and blacksmiths, apart from a trip to Bahrain Fort and the A'ali burial mounds. The Muharraq Tour takes in the Grand Mosque, National Museum and Arad Fort. Bahrain Explored also hires out traditional Arab dhows to groups for a fun day out and arranges parties under a Bedouin tent in the desert.
Al Reem (tel 710868) has just the package for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts. From date palm fields to coral reefs and rare animal and bird species, this tour covers it all.
Orient Tours (tel 582003) offers tailor-made tours within Bahrain as well as to other Gulf states. Tour guides are multilingual (German, English, Italian and French).