Umrah group tour Mecca and Madinah

Your religious journey to Mecca and Medina

About this trip

Discover the spiritual splendor of Saudi Arabia on an unforgettable Umrah journey from Djedda to the holy cities of Mecca and Medina. From a warm welcome upon arrival in Mecca to completing the Umrah in the magnificent Masjid al-Haram and free days to explore the holy sites, this trip offers a profound experience of spirituality and culture. Continue your journey to Medina Al Munawara, where highlights such as the Masjid al-Nabawi and local visits to a traditional Saudi family offer a unique perspective on daily life. By train you will return to Djedda from where you will fly back to your country of origin feeling fulfilled.

Highlights

  • Umrah in Mecca with a visit to the Masjid al-Haram
  • Umrah in Medina with a visit to the Masjid al-Nabawi
  • King Fahad Park, local market and dinner at the home of a Saudi family

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Day-to-day

Day 1 | The long-awaited journey has arrived

Upon arrival in Djedda, you will be warmly welcomed at the airport and escorted to a private transfer that will take you to Mecca in about an hour. Along the way, you will see the majestic clock tower looming, as well as the bustling center where the Haram is located. The clock towers 600 meters above the city of Mecca, can be seen from a distance of 25 kilometers and is the second tallest building in the Middle East after the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. Today is all about a soft landing in the holy city of Mecca. In the evening, you will gather as a group to get acquainted over a delicious dinner.

Day 2 | Today is entirely devoted to the Umrah

After breakfast, we will be taken by one of our experienced guides to the Masjid al- Haram, or also called the Grand Mosque of Mecca, to perform the Umrah. Here you will behold the Kaaba. The guide will guide you through the Tawaf and then assist you in completing the Sa'i between Safa and Marwa. During the Sa'i, you will also have the opportunity to see the house where Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) lived in Mecca. Depending on time, crowds and your pace, you may spend the rest of the day in and around the Masjid al-Haram. The day will conclude with a group dinner.

Day 3 | Free day in Mecca

Today you will have plenty of time to spend your day as you wish. You can choose to spend the day at the Haram, or visit the Hira Cave or the Hira Cultural Center. We have a list of restaurants where you can dine.

Day 4 | Travel from Mecca to Medina Al Munawara

After a nutritious breakfast, it is time to check out and continue your journey to the next holy city in Saudi Arabia: Medina Al Munawara. From the hotel, we will be transferred to the Haramain train station in Mecca, from where we will travel comfortably to Medina by high-speed train in about 2.5 hours. Along the way, enjoy the beautiful scenery and impressive views. In the afternoon we will arrive in Medina and check in at the hotel. You will have time to rest and refresh yourself. We also recommend you have lunch in your room. After this we will visit King Fahad Park and a local market, where you can buy Saudi souvenirs. Upon returning to the hotel, dinner will be served at the buffet restaurant.

Day 5 | Ziyarah in Medina

We start the day with a visit to the Masjid al-Quba for the Dhuhr prayer led by a local guide. This day is dedicated to visiting all the important sites in Medina Al Munawara, or Ziyarah. After the Dhuhr prayer, we will visit Mount Uhud, the seven mosques and the Salman Al Farsi spring. Next on the program is a visit to the Alaliah farm, where you will join us for a delicious lunch. You can spend the rest of the day at the Masjid al-Nabawi, where the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) is buried under the green dome. Please note that the Prophet's tomb is accessible to women only at certain times: after the Ishaa prayer and after the Fajr prayer. For dinner, we will again dine at a restaurant we selected in advance.

Day 6 | Free time and visit to a local Saudi family

The morning and afternoon can be spent as you wish at the Masjid al-Nabawi. You will have plenty of time for more spiritual moments, praying at the mosque or visiting local stores in the city center. In the late afternoon, we will visit a local family from Medina to learn more about daily life in Saudi Arabia and the holy city of Medina. Here you will enjoy a dinner of local specialties in a traditional setting. After this unique experience, you will be returned to the hotel for a well-deserved rest.

Day 7 | Goodbye Medina

Unfortunately, it is time to say goodbye to the holy city of Medina. By train you will travel back to Djedda from where you will fly home.

Haven't seen enough of Saudi Arabia yet? You can choose to extend your Umrah trip with a visit to AlUla, Riyadh or Djedda. Click here for options.

Included:

  • Warm welcome by Jessica at Jeddah Airport
  • Travel program as described including national flights, transportation and transfers
  • Hold and carry-on luggage
  • Entrance fees of named attractions
  • All overnight stays in good quality 4* and 5* hotels
  • Dutch-speaking tour guide (Jessica)
  • Breakfast 6x - Dinner 4x
  • Visa Saudi Arabia
  • Very comprehensive up-to-date travel information before departure
  • Most beautiful map of Saudi Arabia
  • All taxes and surcharges
  • Compulsory contribution SGR and Calamity Fund (€7.5)

Not included:

  • International flight
  • 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.

Hilton Mecca

Oberoi Medina

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