Umrah plus Riyadh trip

Riyadh's highlights

About this trip

Explore the enchanting city of Riyadh in four unforgettable days. After an Arabic welcome on day one, on day two you will learn about Saudi Arabia's rich history at the National Museum and Masmak Fortress and dive into the vibrant atmosphere of Souq al-Zal. On day three, combine modernity with natural splendor at the King Abdullah Financial District and the breathtaking Edge of the World, before exploring the historic treasures of Diriyah. You will return home with special stories and unforgettable memories of this enchanting city.

Highlights

  • National museum, Murabba Historical Palace, Masmak Fort and Al Rahji mosque
  • King Abdullah Financial District and Edge of the World
  • World Heritage Site Diriyah, the former capital of Saudi Arabia

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Day-to-day

Day 1 | Arrival in Riyadh

Upon your arrival in Riyadh, the morning welcomes you with a sense of excitement as your plane lands peacefully in the capital of Saudi Arabia. An Arabic welcome awaits you at the airport, where you will be escorted to a private transfer that will take you to your hotel.

Day 2 | Riyadh's highlights

Your day begins with a visit to the National Museum, where artifacts and exhibits take you on a journey through the rich history of Saudi Arabia. Right next door the discovery continues with a wander around in Murabba Historical Palace, a royal palace and home of former King Abdulaziz Al Saud who moved there with his family in 1939.

Next, explore the Masmak Fort, which now serves as a museum and offers an immersive experience of King Abdulaziz's conquest. Afterwards, explore the colors, smells and sounds of the authentic market Souq al-Zal, where unique items embody the kingdom's rich cultural heritage. A spiritual experience awaits you at Al Rajhi Mosque, the largest mosque of Riyadh that opened in 2004 and is named after a well-known Saudi business man. Here, both Muslim and non-Muslim guests are welcome to learn a bit more about the religion.

Al Rahji Mosque offers a spiritual end to the day, with its magnificent architecture reflecting the grandeur of Islamic culture.

Day 3 | Nature and culture in optima forma

Your morning begins with a visit to the striking King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD), the financial heart of the city that reflects Riyadh’s modernity and ambition. Here you can marvel at the skyscrapers and futuristic designs that adorn the skyline. 

You will then adventure to the breathtaking Edge of the World, a natural wonder that will surprise you with its dramatic cliffs and panoramic views. Here you feel like you are in the Lion King movie scene. 

After this impressive nature experience, you will return to Riyadh for a visit to Diriyah, the former capital 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 At-Turaif, a UNESCO Heritage site since 2010 and see the light projections on the Salwa Palace – the largest standing structure in the citadel. With Diriyah in the background, we end an unforgettable day with a delicious dinner.

Day 4 | Goodbye Riyadh

Unfortunately, it is time to say goodbye to the enchanting city of Riyadh. A private transfer will take you to the airport for your return trip home.

Included:

  • Tour program as described including national flight, transportation and transfers
  • Hold and carry-on luggage
  • Entrance fees of named attractions
  • All overnight stays in a quality hotel
  • Breakfast 4x
  • Visa Saudi Arabia
  • Very comprehensive up-to-date travel information before departure
  • All taxes and surcharges
  • Compulsory contribution SGR and Calamity Fund (€7.5)

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.

Joudyan - Riyadh

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