Highlights of Saudi Arabia

Highlights of Saudi Arabia

Sunday arrivals
Riyadh, Alula, Jeddah
Discovery, Culture, History, Relaxation
This program may be operated for individuals, small & large groups

Embarking on a journey that spans Riyadh, Al-Ula, and Jeddah offers a captivating glimpse into the diverse tapestry of Saudi Arabia's culture, history, and landscape. Begin your adventure in Riyadh, the vibrant capital city, where modernity intertwines seamlessly with tradition. From Riyadh, venture northwest to Al-Ula, a treasure trove of ancient wonders and natural beauty. Discover the awe-inspiring rock-cut tombs of Hegra (Mada'in Saleh), reminiscent of Petra and immerse yourself in the serene desert landscapes where towering sandstone formations and expansive valleys beckon adventurers. In Jeddah, the Red Sea's shimmering waters welcome you to a city where history meets cosmopolitan charm. Stroll through the historic Al-Balad district, renowned for its coral architecture and bustling souks, and marvel at the modern architectural marvels along the Corniche
Day 1, Sun: Riyadh
After Immigration and Customs formalities at Riyadh airport, meet our representative who will transfer you to the hotel. Rest of day at leisure. Overnight in Riyadh.
Day 2, Mon: Riyadh (Ad-Diriyah)
Breakfast at your hotel. We proceed into old Riyadh, starting in the downtown area, visiting the traditional Dirah Souq (famous for buying antique carpets and other useful Saudi heritage antiques). The walk is infused with the aromas of sandalwood fragrance and other scents of the orient. After this, we visit the Masmak Fort which is just walking distance from the Old Souq and whose importance is linked to the creation of the 3rd Saudi Kingdom, the modern one we live in. The fortified palace was built during the reign of Abdullah bin Rashid in the year 1895 A.D. to serve as a military garrison for the army of Abdullah bin Rashid. His Majesty King Abdulaziz, the father of the today’s nation, captured the fort in 1902, marking the beginning of the reconquest of Arabia by the House of Saudi. Lunch at leisure. We drive for 30 minutes to Ad-Diriyah, located on the western bank of the Wadi Hanifah, a dry riverbed where water flows only after big rains. Ad-Diriyah used to be the capital of the Najd (the central plateau of the Arabian Peninsula) from the 15th century until the beginning of the 18th century. It is the birthplace of the first Saudi Kingdom and its importance in the history of the Arabian Peninsula was highlighted when it was listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site, in 2010, as the most brilliant example of Najdi architecture. The history of Ad-Diriyah goes back thousands of years as it was on an ancient trade and pilgrimage route, acting as a meeting point for those travelling to or from Asia, Africa and Europe. Our visit to the site allows us to admire its incredible architecture before returning to downtown Riyadh. As we drive towards the city, we have the opportunity to admire the rapid development of this cosmopolitan capital, planned by the Saudi government to become the biggest metropole in the Middle East in the next 10 years. Return to hotel. Dinner at leisure. Overnight in Riyadh. [B]
Day 3, Tue: Riyadh, Al-Ula  
Breakfast in the hotel & check out. Depending on the flight time, transfer to Riyadh airport for your flight to Al Ula. Arrival at Al Ula airport, after visa and immigration formalities our representative will meet and escort the guests to their air-conditioned vehicle for their transfer to the city. Upon arriving, we shall get a glimpse into Al-Ula’s not-so-distant past on the Al-Ula Old Town Tour. A Rawi (guide) will lead you through Al-Ula Old Town, where pilgrims, travelers and permanent settlers congregated through the ages. Inhabited from before the 12th century up until the early 1980s, Al-Ula Old Town offers researchers unique oral histories and living memory that the area’s other heritage sites cannot. With 900 houses, 500 shops and 5 town squares, you can explore a maze of remnants of original stone and mudbrick buildings and enjoy views of an Al-Ula Castle dating back to the 10th century. Guest will learn about Old Town’s settlers and pilgrims, as well as their motives and methods in the city’s construction. Head towards the hotel & check in. Lunch & dinner at leisure. Overnight in Al-Ula. [B]
Note - Preferred flight: SV 1574 – RUH 9:15 am/ ULH 1100 am. Flight times are subject to change.
Day 4, Wed: Al-Ula
Breakfast at the hotel. Today we will start our journey with the visit Hegra, Saudi Arabia’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the largest preserved site of the Nabataean civilization south of Petra. Home to more than 110 tombs carved from giant rock formations, this ancient site is open for visitors to explore and learn about the culture, traditions, and history of its people. Lunch at leisure. Then we depart on a journey through time to discover the ancient and powerful civilizations of the Dadanite and Lihyanite kingdoms, that have built and shaped Al-Ula. After exploring the ruins, a bus service takes you on a 10- minute drive to Jabal Ikmah, an open library of inscriptions, rock art and petroglyphs set in a stunning desert canyon. Below, you’ll find tour details, planning tips and what to expect when visiting these extraordinary heritage sites. Before heading back to the hotel, we will visit Jebel Al-Fil (Elephant rock) for a relaxing time. Set in Golden Desert sands and climbing their levels into the Saudi Arabian Sky, is the awe-inspiring elephant rock one of Al ula’s many geological Marvels. Unlike the ornate, hand-carved facades of nearby Hegra’s Nabataean tombs, the "trunk" and "body" of this monolithic red sandstone beast were shaped by natural forces — millions of years of wind and water erosion. The beauty of the unrefined structure is enhanced by a landscape of golden sands, studded with rocky outcrops, many of which are equally impressive in size and have interesting shapes and figures. Dinner at leisure. Overnight in Alula. [B]
Day 5, Thu: Al-Ula, Jeddah  
Breakfast in the hotel & check out. Depending on the flight time, transfer to Al Ula airport for your flight to Jeddah.
Arrival at Jeddah airport, our representative will meet and escort the guests to their air-conditioned vehicle for their transfer to the hotel. Check in at the hotel. Lunch & dinner at leisure. Overnight in Jeddah. [B]
Note - Preferred flight: SV 1631 – ULH 11:50 am JED 1:15 pm. Flight times are subject to change.
Day 6, Fri: Jeddah
Breakfast at the hotel. We will start our tour by visiting the Old Jeddah. Our guide will tell you the amazing stories about Jeddah and its surroundings. We will enjoy a wonderful walk in Al-Balad, the old part of the city. This walking tour of the old Town will take you along all the less known must-see local spots: Old Market hidden gems, Old Jeddah hidden galleries, local Jeddah food only for locals. While visiting Al-Balad, Unesco Heritage site, visitors will be taken to see Beit Nassif (exterior), one of the prominent renovated structures in the old city, which dates back to the mid 1800's. The five-story building provides a rare opportunity for the visitors to experience the blend of traditional architecture with modernity. We will see also the Baghdadi house. We will also visit the Old gold market in Gabel Street and the Ukash Mosque. We will end our tour driving towards the Jeddah Corniche which is the 30 km coastal resort area of the city of Jeddah. We will pass by the Jeddah sculptures museum, the corniche features a coastal road, recreation areas, pavilions and large-scale civic sculptures as well as King Fahd's Fountain, the highest fountain in the world. Lunch at leisure. In the afternoon we will start our tour with the visit of House of Islamic Art Museum. A unique site. After that, we will visit Jeddah Waterfront. Return to hotel. Dinner at leisure. Overnight in Jeddah. [B]
Day 7, Sat: Jeddah, USA
Depending on your flight schedule you may have some time left for late shopping. At the appointed time you’ll be picked-up and driven to the airport to board your flight back home. [B]
[B] = Breakfast | [B/L] = Breakfast & Lunch | [B/D] = Breakfast & Dinner

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Tour Includes:

  • 6 nights’ Accommodation:
    • Riyadh 2 nights
    • Al Ula 2 nights
    • Jeddah 2 nights
  • Breakfast daily
  • Riyadh half day tour
  • Discover Ad-Diriyah
  • Visit the famous Hegra (Madain Saleh) – UNESCO HERITAGE SITE
  • Tour of Dadan & Jamal Ikmah
  • Visit Jebel Al-Fil (Elephant Rock)
  • Jeddah full day tour
  • Tour operated in English only
  • Airport arrival and departure transfers
  • Domestica flights tickets in economy class
  • Assistance by English-speaking guide
  • Airport arrival and departure transfers
  • Transportation by A/C vehicle
  • All local taxes


Tour does not include:

  • Airfare, taxes and fees (Special airfares available from all USA gateways)
  • Travel insurance
  • Optional tours
  • Wi-Fi at hotels
  • All items of a purely personal nature such as other drinks that is not specified, laundry, etc.
  • Early check in and late checkout
  • Porterage service at the hotels
  • Visas
  • Gratuities to guides and drivers
  • Any service not specifically listed under "included”


Hotels in your Tour:

City Hotel Name Rating (Out of 5)
First Class
Riyadh Golden Tulip Hotel 4.5
Al Ula Cloud 7 Residence 4.5
Jeddah Frontel Hotel 4
Hotels will be confirmed at time of booking


Tour Pricing

Season Double Single
First Class
May 5,12,19,26 $1,735 $2,665
Jun 2,9,16,23,30
Jul 7,14,21,28
Aug 4,11,18,25
Sep 1,8,15,22,29
Oct 6,13
Nov 20,27 $1,935 $2,999
Nov 3,10,17,24
Dec 1,8,15,22,29
Triple reduction $65
Child below 12 years 30% discount
Prices are per person, are valid through March ’25 and may change without notice
Special airfare addons available from all USA gateways
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Any other changes to the itinerary will be accommodated depending on the facilities available in the area.

Other options
The program was designed with private services
If you prefer deluxe services, we may operate this program including private driver, private guide and concierge service.
Lunches and dinners can be arranged for individuals, families and groups at top restaurants or any restaurant requested by you.

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