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The Best of Saudi Arabia

This tour combines the cities of Riyadh and Jeddah with the desert oasis of AlUla, home of archaeological wonders including the rock-cut tombs of Hegra. Discover the modern cities, historical wonders and beautiful desert landscapes of Saudi Arabia.Start with an exploration of Riyadh, Saudi’s capital, then travel to AlUla, a key trading post on the incense, silk and spice routes. Marvel at the rock-cut tombs of Hegra, once the second city of the Nabataean kingdom. Then spend time in Jeddah, the traditional gateway to Mecca, and explore its UNESCO-listed old city.

Tour Nights

  • Riyadh: 3 nights
  • AlUla: 2 nights
  • Jeddah: 1 nights
  • Tour CodeTour code: AWSAU04
  • Accommodation GradeAccommodation Grade
  • Private TourPrivate Tour

Tour At a Glance

  • Explore the rock-hewn city of Hegra
  • Visit the preserved tombs and ancient rock art at Dadan and Jabal Ikmah
  • Have dinner under the desert sky at Gharameel
  • Tour the cultural highlights of Saudi’s capital, Riyadh
  • DiscoverJeddah’s Old City and see the entrance of the road to Mecca

Itinerary details

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  • Day 1 Riyadh
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    Arrive at King Khalid International Airport, where you will be met and transferred to your hotel for a 3-night stay. 

  • Day 2 Riyadh – Ushaiger – Riyadh
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    You’ll have this morning to relax or explore Riyadh independently. After an early lunch, head northwest to Ushaiger and explore its Heritage Village.First settled by Bedouins around 1,500 years ago, the village is still inhabited by a small community and provides a glimpse into ancient Saudi society. Hundreds of mud houses are connected by a labyrinth of winding alleys and timber-framed lanes, while a cluster of renovated houses showcase distinctive Najdi architecture. Enjoy a traditional Saudi dinner at the Najd Village restaurant before returning to your hotel.
    Meals included: Breakfast  
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  • Day 3 Riyadh
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    Start a full-day exploration of Riyadh with a visit to Saudi’s National Museum. Its eight themed exhibition halls will take you on a historical and spiritual journey through the history and culture of Arabia. Continue to the nearby Al Murabba Palace, the former home and court of King Abdulaziz, founder of modern Saudi.
     
    Next, visit Al Masmak Fortress, a huge clay and mud-brick citadel in Riyadh’s old quarter. Originally built in 1865, the restored building is now a museum showcasing historic artefacts, artworks and other t reasures. After lunch, visit the Sky Bridge at Kingdom Centre and take the high-speed elevator to the 99th floor.
    Meals included: Breakfast 
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  • Day 4 Fly to AlUla – Dadan & Jabal Ikmah - Elephant Rock
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    Take a morning flight to AlUla and transfer to AlUla Old Town. After lunch, join a tour to Dadan and Jabal Ikmah. Start at the site of Dadan, once a highly developed city on the incense trade route. At Jabal Ikmahyou’ll see ancient inscriptions and rock art in a stunning desert canyon.
     
    Continue to Elephant Rock, a towering desert rock formation hewn by millions of years of natural erosion. The site is surrounded by several other impressive outcrops and rock formations.Check-in to your hotel for a 2-night stay.
    Meals incl uded: Half Board   Read More

  • Day 5 Hegra - Gharameel
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    Visit the ancient rock-hewn city of Hegra. This UNESCO-listed site was the second city of the Nabataean kingdom and was once a thriving international trade hub. Explore giant tombs carved from the desert rock and visit the historic Hijaz Railway Station.
     
    Later, explore the astonishing desert landscapes of Gharameel. Take in the awe-inspiring sight of the desert sky, surrounded by towering rock formations. Then enjoy a traditional barbecue under the stars.
    Meals included: Half Board 

  • Day 6 AlUla to Jeddah
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    Drive to Madina and take a high-speed train to Jeddah. Transfer to your hotel for an overnight stay.
     
    Later tour of the city includes visit to Tayebat Museum, showcasing City’s 2,500-year history. A photo-stop at the Floating Mosque on the new Cornish, then continue to Al-Balad, Jeddah’s UNESCO-listed Old City. A guide will share stories of the city’s past inhabitants, and you will visit the North Gate and Makkah Gate - the entrance of the road to Mecca.
    Meals included: Breakfast 

  • Day 7 Jeddah - Onward travel
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    Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.
    Meals included: Breakfast 

Dates & Guide Prices

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Hotels

  • Sahary Alula Resort
    Sahary Alula Resort
    Star Rating AlUla
  • Warwick Riyadh
    Warwick Riyadh
    Star Rating Riyadh
  • Ibis Jeddah Malik Road
    Ibis Jeddah Malik Road
    Star Rating Jeddah

Sahary Alula Resort Star Rating

AlUla
  • Sahary Alula Resort

Prince Abdul Majeed bin Abdulaziz Domestic Airport. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia goes beyond the concept of accommodation only to the concept of trying a unique experience full of stories and stories to be an integral par

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Warwick Riyadh Star Rating

Riyadh
  • Warwick Riyadh

Warwick Riyadh is surrounded by the Saqar Al Jazeera Aviation Museum, King Abdullah Park, Riyadh Zoo, Murabba Palace and Al Malaz Horse Race Track Stadium. Our luxury hotel is conveniently located in the capital city of the K

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Ibis Jeddah Malik Road Star Rating

Jeddah
  • Ibis Jeddah Malik Road

Facing a busy thoroughfare, this laid-back hotel is 5 km from the Jeddah Corniche, 8 km from Fakieh Aquarium and 15 km from King Abdulaziz International Airport. 

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What's Included?

  • Return International flight.
  • Airport transfers on private basis.
  • Hotel accommodation on sharing basis as per the itinerary.
  • Return transfers to Winter Park/Husaak Centre AlUla.
  • Meals as per the Itinerary on Bed and Breakfast basis except in AlUlah where it is on Half Board.
  • Services of English-speaking guides/storytellers during sightseeing tours on private basis except in AlUlah where it will be on group basis. 
  • Madinah to Jeddah train ticket in economy class.
  • Entrance fee to the monuments as per the itinerary.

What's not Included?

  • Visa fees.
  • Regional flight.
  • Health requirements, immigration requirements.
  • Any tips and gratuities.
  • Personal items (beverages, cigarettes, telephone calls, room service, laundry and other extras).
  • Any other services not mentioned in the itinerary and inclusions.

Additional Information

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£) based on twin sharing. 
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