City break Riyadh

The very best that Riyadh has to offer in 3 days

About this trip

Explore enchanting Riyadh in three unforgettable days filled with highlights. From the imposing Masmak Fort and lively Souq al-Zal to a spiritual experience at Al Rahji Mosque and an introduction to bustling Riyadh Boulevard, each step reveals the rich culture of Saudi Arabia. Marvel at the stunning vistas of Edge of the World and the historic splendor of Diriyah, former capital of the first Saudi empire. End your trip with breathtaking views from the Kingdom Tower before saying goodbye to this diverse metropolis.

Highlights

  • Masmak Fort, Souq al-Zal and Riyad Boulevard
  • World heritage site Diriyah and the natural wonder Edge of the World
  • The futuristic and iconic Kingdom Tower

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Day-to-day

Day 1 | An enchanting introduction to Riyadh

The morning greets you with a sense of excitement as your plane calmly touches down in the bustling city of Riyadh. You will be warmly welcomed at the airport and escorted to a private transfer that will take you to your hotel, where you can freshen up before the adventure begins.

After a delicious lunch at Nadj Village, where traditional Arabic dishes will delight your taste buds, make your way to the Masmak Fort, an imposing citadel and symbol of the origins of modern Saudi Arabia. Today, the restored building serves as a museum where historical artifacts, photographs and maps from the early 20th century are on display.

Next, visit the Souq al-Zal, where you can immerse yourself in the colors, smells and sounds of a vibrant authentic market. It is the perfect place to find unique items that showcase the kingdom's rich cultural heritage. 

After this, you will visit the National Museum where ancient artifacts and exhibits will take you on a journey through the history of Saudi Arabia.

A spiritual experience awaits you at Al Rahji Mosque, a magnificent architectural masterpiece that embodies the grandeur of Islamic culture. 

You will end the day with a visit to Riyadh Boulevard, where the city's modern flair merges with traditional charms. Here you can enjoy all the goodies Saudi Arabia has to offer, while soaking up the local atmosphere and immersing yourself in Riyadh's vibrant nightlife.

Day 2 | Desert adventures and historical splendor

The morning begins with a visit to the striking King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD), an architectural masterpiece that reflects Riyadh's modernity and ambition. Here you can marvel at the skyscrapers and futuristic designs that adorn the skyline.

After visiting KAFD, the adventure really begins as you travel to the magnificent Edge of the World, a natural wonder that will take your breath away with its dramatic cliffs, panoramic views and pristine beauty. Edge of the World is one of Saudi Arabia's best-kept secrets.

After this impressive nature experience, you will return to Riyadh where you will visit Diriyah, the former capital of the first Saudi Empire and the cradle of Saudi Arabia. Here you can wander the narrow streets of the old city and feel the grandeur of the past as you explore the palaces and historic buildings. You will learn more about Saudi history at the Diriyah Museum, take a look inside the Al Zawiha Mosque and study Najdi architecture at the Saad bin Saud Palace.

You will end the day with a delicious dinner with Diriyah playing in the background as you reminisce about an unforgettable day.

Day 3 | A final look at Riyadh's beauty

On your last morning in Riyadh, you will be treated to a visit to the Kingdom Tower, an iconic symbol of the city. At 99 stories high, the 302-meter Kingdom Tower is the second tallest skyscraper in Saudi Arabia after the Abraj Al Bait Tower in Jiddah. The futuristic and iconic building is simply unmissable and visible from all corners of the city of Riyadh.

After this highlight, enjoy a coffee or lunch in the diplomatic district, amid lush greenery and modern architecture.

Unfortunately, it is already time to say goodbye to Riyadh. You will be transferred to the airport by private transfer before returning to your home country.

Included:

  • Tour program as described including transportation and transfers
  • All overnight stays in a quality hotel
  • Entrance fees of named attractions
  • Breakfast 2x
  • Very comprehensive up-to-date travel information before departure
  • All taxes and surcharges
  • Compulsory contribution SGR and Calamity Fund (€10)

Not included:

  • International flight
  • Visa
  • Vaccinations
  • Travel and/or cancellation insurance
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Other items not mentioned

Staying in exceptional hotels

The hotels where you stay have been carefully selected by us. Also, the hotels are often beautiful and/or conveniently located: overlooking the Red Sea, among the rock formation of AlUla or at a central and lively spot in Riyadh. We have also included the sustainability aspect in the choice of hotels.

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