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08 days and 07 nights History of Saudi Arabia

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08 days and 07 nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

English

Itinerary

DAY 01 RIYADH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT - RIYADH

Arrive at Riyadh International Airport, after visa and immigration formalities, your representative will greet you and escort you to your air-conditioned vehicle for your hotel transfer. Overnight in Riyadh.

DAY 02 FULL DAY EXPLORING THE HISTORY OF RIYADH

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.

Overnight in Riyadh.

DAY 03 RIYADH - AL AHSA OASIS - RIYADH

Breakfast. Start your tour drive to al ahsaa is 300km from Riyadh you will visit Jawatha Mosquealso incorrectly spelled Al-Jawan, is located in the village of Al-Kilabiyah, about 12 km (7.5 mi) northeast of Hofuf, Al-Ahsa, Saudi Arabia.

It was the earliest known mosque built in eastern Arabia, and most of the original structure is in ruins. Then you will visit Al-Ahsa, Hofuf, “Mount Qara” is established, or the continent is known as the name in recent decades, which geologists are back to form 2.5 million years ago.

It rises 210 meters from the sea surface and is about 1,000 meters from north to south and 800 meters from east to west. Is this mountain of rocks? Efforts to the continent, overlooking the mountain. King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al Nahyan in King Abdul Aziz City – may God have mercy on him – with the tribe of Ajman when he entered Al-Ahsa in 1313 AH. Overnight in Riyadh.

DAY 04 RIYADH CITY TOUR

Breakfast. Start your tour visiting Diriyah, Historical Diriyah 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. Overnight in Riyadh.

DAY 05 RIYADH - FLIGHT TO AL-ULA FREE DAY

Breakfast. Transfer to Riyadh airport to take your flight to Al Ula. Overnight in Al Ula.

DAY 06 AL-ULA - DEDAN & IKMAH - HEGRA "MADAIN SALEH"

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.

Then Dive to Hegra – A UNESCO World Heritage Site
Journey through time in a breathtaking landscape and discover the archaeological highlights of Hegra with our tour leaders. Together they will uncover the secrets of a civilization from over 2000 years ago.

Overnight in Al Ula.

DAY 07 AL-ULA - FLIGHT TO JEDDAH - EXPLORE THE CITY

Breakfast, transfer to Al Ula airport to take your flight to Jeddah.

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.

After that, you will enjoy 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.

Overnight in Jeddah.

DAY 08 JEDDAH - JEDDAH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Transfer you to the airport and assist you at the airport through final departure formalities.

Included/Excluded

  • - Meet & Assist with English Speaking representative from Flow Travel
  • - Transportation all through
  • - 07 nights’ Accommodation
  • - English Speaking guide all through touring days
  • - 07 Breakfasts
  • - Entrance fees to all mentioned sites
  • - Any tour not mentioned in the program.
  • - Any personal expenses, (Drinks on Beverage, Phone Calls, Laundries).
  • - Other meals are not included to give you maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat.
  • - Lunches & Dinners
  • - Tips for Guide & driver
  • - Personal insurance
  • - Anything not mentioned in the including section

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