8 Days Winter at Tantora Festival, Madain Saleh & Al Ula
Day 1: Arrival to Riyadh
Your tour leader/driver will be waiting you. They will be holding a sign of SaudiArabiaTours , You do not need to look for them – they will be waiting for you and will find you.
From the moment your tour starts, your guide will give you full attention. Once in the car, your guide will talk to you about all the things on the way as well as other aspects of your tour that will interest you.
You will be transferred by an A/C car to your hotel. Overnight in Riyadh.
Day 2: Riyadh Historical Tour
Breakfast.Start your tour visiting the National Museum of Saudi Arabia which has been established in 1419 as a significant part of the king Abdulaziz historical center in Riyadh. Very impressive and important museum about the entire Saudi history, Saudi royal family, the kingdom formation, and everything regarding the political context. you will be led to numerous antiques, manuscripts, and documents that are all chronologically organized. It includes eight main halls: Hall of Man and the Universe, Arab Kingdoms, Pre-Islamic Era, Prophet’s Mission, First Saudi State, Unification of the Kingdom Hall & Hall of Hajj and Two Holy Mosques.
The museum includes interesting examples of Arabian and Islamic art as well as architecture. The masterpieces include Prehistoric Elephant Skeleton, huge meteor found in the Empty Quarter in Saudi Arabia desert, Rock Grafitti from Hejaz region backdate to pre Islamic era, Copy of Rosetta stone, an example of Madaian Salah Rock-cut tombs.
Then enjoy the National museum park walks through the outdoor gardens one of the best gardens you will visit in Saudi Arabia. King Abdulaziz’s historical park is an open area that you can enjoy with your family. Then proceed to the Hall of King Abdulaziz where there is a showroom of old cars that were used by the king.
Then we will move to the next visit to Murraba palace is among the most important palace built by King Abdulaziz. This Palace was to accommodate his family. It was built on the local traditional Najid style by using local building material only. enjoy amazing photos here inside Murraba palace.
Then you will visit the Dira Souq traditional Saudi market which is famous for its variety of old copper and brass objects including silver daggers, silver Beduin’s Jewelry and dresses. While entering from main access, one always smells sandalwood fragrance. Dira Souq is worth buying antique carpets and other useful Saudi heritage antiques.
Then visit the Al Masmak, Enjoy and step back in time and explore Saudi Arabia’s roots. Fascinating exhibitions on display show maps and photographs of Saudi Arabia, alongside a range of historical artifacts, artworks and audiovisual attractions. A short documentary also re-enacts the capture of the fortress by King Abdul Aziz, whose spearhead you can still see embedded in its wooden gate.
(Optional) Riyadh By Night Tour
Overnight in Riyadh.
Day 3 : Riyadh CityTour
Breakfast. Start your tour visiting Diriyah, Historical Diriyah (visit only from outside) is your gateway to the past. It is the crib of Islah Dawah, the capital; of the first Saudi state and the city that ha witnessed the history of when Saudi Arabia was established. Diriyah, the birthplace of the first Saudi state, historical crossroads of pilgrims and traders, and home to one of the Kingdom’s most ambitious heritage developments. (some sites like the mud houses can be visited only from outside as there are some renovation works now)
Curved along the outskirts of Riyadh, and formed on the oasis that spilled from the banks of Wadi Hanifa, Ad Diriyah’s mud-brick walls once housed a thriving desert city that was a powerhouse of culture and commerce.
Its Al Turaif district, the area’s citadel-marked primary quarter, was the original seat of power for the Kingdom’s Al Saud family. In 1745, the city was named the country’s capital, laying the foundations for what would later become a unified Saudi Arabia. The ruins of Al Turaif were designated a UNESCO Heritage Site in 2010 and the area has since been the subject of a painstaking restoration plan aimed at bringing its historical legacy back to life.
The Ad Diriyah’s Al Bujairy district is home to religious scholar Mohammed bin Abdul Wahab, its maze of twisting streets lead to low-lying mud huts that have been transformed into sparkling heritage sites.
Then you will visit Kingdom Tower or Mamlaka Tower the tallest building in the city which is located on the commercial strip in the Oalya district in Riyadh. This is the most famous tower in Riyadh. The shopping mall has lots of facilities and cafes to visit. Sky bridge Al Mamlaka at extra ticket a nice observation bridge where you can get magnificent panoramic view of the city. It has a number of restaurants and shops.
You will also visit The Al Rajhi Grand Mosque. The largest mosque in Riyadh is both an architectural marvel and considered to be one of the most significant Islamic institutions in the city. The mosque holds two libraries, forensic science courses, an automated utility system, an 18,000-person capacity for the men’s hall and 2,500 for the women’s area.
At the end, you will visit The King Fahd National Library which is the legal deposit and copyright library for Saudi Arabia. A hidden gym uniquely amazing architectural style for a library. This is Saudi’s National Library and strategically located at the city’s center. Its considered now a tourist destination (closed Sat-Fri). The library was established in 1983 in response to an initiative made by the people of Riyadh when King Fahd ascended the throne.
(Optional ) Riyadh Food Tour
Overnight in Riyadh.
Day 4: Edge of The World Tour
Breakfast.Drive to Jebel Fihrayn popularly known as “the Edge of the World” is 120 Km from Riyadh. Standing atop the 1,000-foot high escarpment at Jabal Fihrayn, you find stretching before you an uninterrupted view of the horizon in all directions, leaving you with the impression that you are, indeed, standing at the very edge of the world. The effect on one’s body and mind and soul is exhilarating.
These cliffs rise dramatically from the desert, stretching toward the sky like a great natural wall. When you stand atop them and look toward the horizon, you have a prime view of the sky as it seems to melt into the barren earth.
The Edge of the World (Jebel Fihrayn) is an unexpected and dramatic geological wonder in the rocky desert northwest of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The site earned its nickname because from atop the escarpment, you have an uninterrupted view of the horizon.
It’s part of the much longer Tuwaiq Escarpment and drops down 1,000 feet into an ancient ocean bed. While standing on the cliffs, you’ll spot dried rivers weaving across the land, and see camels moving far below. These camels and their herders are following a well-trodden path, as an ancient caravan route once passed within its shadow.
(Optional) Ushaiqer Heritage Village Tour
Overnight in Riyadh.
Day 5 : Fly to Al ula ( Madain Saleh)
Breakfast. Transfer to Riyadh airport to take your flight to Al Ula.
Overnight in Al Ula.
Day 6: Dadan & Ikmah
Breakfast.Start your tour visiting Dadan – An Ancient Arabian Kingdom.Discover one of the hidden gems of AlUla, Dadan, where excavations have uncovered tombs and dwellings from the ancient Dadanite Kingdom the sixth century BC.
Then visiting Jabal ‘Ikmah, a tranquil and sacred site for the Lihyanite civilization with an ‘open library’ of rock art and inscriptions.
Overnight in Al Ula.
Day 7 : Hegra (Madain Saleh) – Fly to Jeddah
Breakfast.Start your tour with experience Hegra – A UNESCO World Heritage Site
Journey through time in a breathtaking landscape and discover the archaeological highlights of Hegra with our tourleaders. Together they will uncover the secrets of a civilization from over 2000 years ago.
Then transfer to Al Ula airport to take your flight to Jeddah.
Overnight in Jeddah
Day 8 : Jeddah Historical Tour – Departure
Breakfast.Start your tour to visit Jeddah’s historical downtown area (Al-Balad) which is the historical area well known as the “Old Town”, where many of the oldest families used to live and work. It boasts of old buildings, a traditional souk and many restaurants, where visitors get to walk amid the old streets and experience the traditional landscape of the old town.
When you are in historical Jeddah we will take you back to the old era of Saudi Arabia, all your senses will be in action. You will hear and learn amazing stories about Jeddah and ride and walk through secret doors, Enjoy a wonderful walking Al-Balad.
This history tour of Old Town will take you along all the less known must-see local spots: Beit Nassif, Makkah gate for a photo stop, Historical Jeddah north gate stop for a photo, other historical houses provide a rare opportunity for you to experience the blend of traditional architecture with modernity Old Market hidden gems, Old Jeddah hidden galleries and Local Jeddah food shops only for locals no tourists know about it.
Then you will visit Al Shafi Mosque, The oldest mosque in Jeddah.
Then you will visit Al Tayebat International City Museum, It’s a maze of different rooms covering Saudi history, architecture, interior decoration, Islamic art from Saudi and other Islamic countries. The museum itself is a great place for photos.
Its four-floor collection has displays ranging from pre-Islamic artifacts, exquisite Islamic manuscripts, old coins and weaponry to stunning furniture, pottery and traditional Saudi dress. Replicas of home interiors from every region are also featured. Exhibits are accompanied by excellent information panels, as well as dioramas of the Kingdom’s provinces.
End the tour by enjoying a ride along The New Jeddah Corniche is the 30 km coastal resort area of the city of Jeddah. Located along the Red Sea, the corniche features the coastal road, recreation areas, pavilions and large-scale civic sculptures for all to enjoy and take pictures.
Transfer you to the airport and assist you at the airport through final departure formalities.
- 4 Nights hotel accommodation in Riyadh on bed and breakfast basis.
- 1 Nights hotel accommodation in Jeddah on bed and breakfast basis.
- 2 Nights hotel accommodation in Al Ula on bed and breakfast basis.
- Domestic Flights from Riyadh To Al Ula and from Al Ula to Jeddah.
- All your tours and excursions are with an A/C vehicle.
- The service of meet and assist at all your destinations.
- English speaking tour leader/driver.
- All your visits include entrance fees.
- Our prices include all taxes and services
- Visa Entry for Saudi Arabia. (We can provide you with your visa upon arrival at your request).
- International Flights.
- Any Optional tours.
- Drinks during meals.
Important Note :
We accept all methods of secure payment: Visa, MasterCard, PayPal, direct bank transfer.
Kindly note that the hotel rating in Saudi is not the same as in USA or Europe, so Luxury or Ultimate Luxury hotel options are always recommended.
Accommodation Plan (A) 5 stars:
- Riyadh: (Shaza Riyadh // Rosh Rayhaan by Rotana // Four Points By Sheraton Riyadh Khaldia)
- Jeddah:(Prime Hotel – Jeddah, Al Hamra // Radisson Blu Hotel, Jeddah Al Salam // Sheraton Jeddah Hotel // Mövenpick Hotel Tahlia Jeddah )
|3 Stars||4 Stars||5 Stars|
|Price per person in DBL or TRPL Room||3450$||3600$||4350$|
|Christmas & Easter – DBL or TRPL Room||4140$||4320$||5220$|
|Christmas & Easter – Solo traveler||6985$||7270$||8710$|
Accommodation Plan (B) Luxury:
- Riyadh: (Hyatt Regency Riyadh Olaya // Hilton Riyadh Hotel & Residences)
- Jeddah: (Jeddah Hilton // Elaf Jeddah Hotel – Red Sea Mall )
|All year round||Christmas and Easter|
|price per person in dbl room||5550$||6660$|
Accommodation Plan (c) Ultimate Luxury:
- Riyadh: (Al Faisaliah Hotel // Burj Rafal Hotel Riyadh // Marriott Riyadh Diplomatic Quarter // Narcissus Hotel and SPA Riyadh )
- Jeddah: (Park Hyatt Jeddah – Marina, Club and Spa // Rosewood Jeddah )
|All year round||Christmas and Easter|
|price per person in dbl room||6150$||7380$|
Travel Insurance – from AIG
Secure your trip and give yourself greater peace of mind with the Travel Insurance program proposed by AIG for you. For more info visit www.aig.com
One week 50$ per person
More than one week 75 $ per person.
Saudi Sim Card
if you plan to get a Saudi sim card we would advise you to get it at the airport when you arrive. as it will be much easier to buy it from the airport other than anywhere else as they request more documents if you decide to buy it later from anywhere else.
Our Tour Leader/Driver
We don’t only choose qualified and professional Tour leader/ Drivers but also choose those who are friendly, with a sense of humor who are committed to offering a superior level of service so you can enjoy your time with them.
How To dress
Both men and women are asked to dress modestly in public, avoiding tight-fitting clothing. Women should cover shoulders and knees in public.
You should keep your passport with you during any tour you will be making in Saudi Arabia. don’t leave it in your hotel room as some times they request to see your passport or visa.
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