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Saudi

Saudi High-End Highlights

11 NIGHTS FROM £11,275 per person

Experience Saudi Arabia in serious style on this luxury tailor-made itinerary. Be amongst the first to discover this simply spectacular and little-explored kingdom, visiting four of its most enchanting, fascinating and culture-rich regions. After settling into the capital city of Riyadh, explore the dramatic desert landscapes and UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hail, the alfresco living museum that is AlUla, and end your trip in the coastal, cosmopolitan metropolis of Jeddah. Throughout, enjoy an array of immersive experiences and excursions that give a glimpse into authentic Arabia, returning each evening to the country’s most luxurious hotels.

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Having only started to invite international visitors in 2019, you can be one of the very first to discover all this captivating kingdom has to offer.

The itinerary showcases the diversity of Saudi, whisking you from city to desert to coast, and back again.

Enjoy the security and support of a local English-speaking guide in each destination

Stay in only the best and most luxurious hotels throughout your tailor-made itinerary.

Through A Local Lens

Enjoy a selection of private excursions and experiences that have been chosen to truly immerse you in the destination, its people and its culture. These include city itineraries, super-scenic hikes, private lunches at local farms, desert safaris, stargazing and much more!

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ITINERARY DETAILS

    DAY 1-3 DETAILS ACCOMMODATION

    Your luxury Saudi tour begins in Riyadh, the country’s capital city, an ultra-modern, high-rise-filled metropolis that looks towards the future, whilst still offering glimpses into Arabia’s centuries-old history. Arriving at the airport, you will be met by your transfer to the hotel and will have the evening at leisure. On your first day, delve into the city with a guided, full-day tour, exploring souqs, citadels, museums, and palaces, before spending the next day marvelling at the ‘Edge of the World’ (Jebel Fihrayn) – an unexpected and dramatic geological wonder in the rocky desert northwest of Riyadh. After a scenic hike, enjoy lunch at an excellent local restaurant.

    Hotel Fairmont Riyadh
    • Summary:

      A fabulous five-star hotel that embraces the local culture of Saudi

    MEAL BASIS

    Breakfast

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    DAY 4-6 DETAILS ACCOMMODATION

    On day four, have breakfast in your Riyadh hotel, check out and take a transfer to the airport to catch a flight to Hail. Rich in history and heritage, the city was once the capital of all the Arabian Desert. Today, it remains the capital of the north-central region of Saudi and is a treasured stop during the Islamic pilgrimage to Makkah. Hail sits beside the mighty Al Nafud Desert, home to majestic red sands that promise both history and adventure in equal measure. Juba and Jabal Umm Sanman is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is home to rock art, inscriptions and petroglyphs, inviting you to discover traces of what life was like more than 10,000 years ago! Enjoy a duo of fascinating city tours here, exploring Faid Ancient City, Qishlah Fortress, A’arif Fort and much more!

    Millennium Hotel Hail
    • Summary:

      An impressive retreat in the heart of Hail

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    DAY 7-9 DETAILS ACCOMMODATION

    On day seven, have breakfast at your hotel before checking out and taking a transfer to the airport for your flight to AlUla. Undiscovered, unmatched and tucked away in the northwest corner of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, AlUla is a region of extraordinary cultural and natural heritage. Experience this incredible area on a guided tour. Spot the famed ancient tombs of Hegra and its popular landmarks – including Hijaz Railway Station, Jabal AlAhmar, Al Khuraymat, Jabal AlBanat and Al Diwan – before lunch at a local farm. Then, visit the ancient stone-carved city of Dedan and the nearby rock inscriptions at Ikmah. The next day, there are more delights to uncover on a second tour – including the rock inscriptions at Abo Aood, a hike to the region’s tallest mountains, a fascinating museum, 4x4 desert safari and an evening spent stargazing!

    Banyan Tree AlUlakeyboard_arrow_right
    • Type: Luxury Hotel With Villas
    • Summary: A spectacular tented villa resort in a desert landscape
    • Feature: Immersive wellness treatments in the remarkable surroundings
    • Rooms: 82 villas
    • Location: AlUla, Saudi Arabia
    • Star rating: 5 Star
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    DAY 10-12 DETAILS ACCOMMODATION

    On day ten, enjoy breakfast at your hotel before checking out and travelling to the airport by transfer to fly to Jeddah. As the gateway to the holy city of Makkah, and with longstanding influence from traders, artists and pilgrims, vibrant Jeddah is the most modern and cosmopolitan city in Saudi. Spend your first evening here with a tour of the Corniche, a four-kilometre walkway lined by sandy bays, great restaurants and the world’s tallest fountain. The next day, your Jeddah City Tour includes an exploration of the UNESCO-listed Old Town, as well as various museums, mosques and souqs. On your final day, enjoy the morning at your leisure before your return flight to the UK. 

    Park Hyatt Jeddah - Marina, Club & Spa
    • Summary:

      A luxurious resort on the shores of Jeddah's Corniche

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    Breakfast

DAY 1-3ACCOMMODATION
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Your luxury Saudi tour begins in Riyadh, the country’s capital city, an ultra-modern, high-rise-filled metropolis that looks towards the future, whilst still offering glimpses into Arabia’s centuries-old history. Arriving at the airport, you will be met by your transfer to the hotel and will have the evening at leisure. On your first day, delve into the city with a guided, full-day tour, exploring souqs, citadels, museums, and palaces, before spending the next day marvelling at the ‘Edge of the World’ (Jebel Fihrayn) – an unexpected and dramatic geological wonder in the rocky desert northwest of Riyadh. After a scenic hike, enjoy lunch at an excellent local restaurant.

Hotel Fairmont Riyadh
  • Summary:

    A fabulous five-star hotel that embraces the local culture of Saudi

MEAL BASIS

Breakfast

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DAY 4-6ACCOMMODATION
Hail, Saudi Arabia

On day four, have breakfast in your Riyadh hotel, check out and take a transfer to the airport to catch a flight to Hail. Rich in history and heritage, the city was once the capital of all the Arabian Desert. Today, it remains the capital of the north-central region of Saudi and is a treasured stop during the Islamic pilgrimage to Makkah. Hail sits beside the mighty Al Nafud Desert, home to majestic red sands that promise both history and adventure in equal measure. Juba and Jabal Umm Sanman is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is home to rock art, inscriptions and petroglyphs, inviting you to discover traces of what life was like more than 10,000 years ago! Enjoy a duo of fascinating city tours here, exploring Faid Ancient City, Qishlah Fortress, A’arif Fort and much more!

Millennium Hotel Hail
  • Summary:

    An impressive retreat in the heart of Hail

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DAY 7-9ACCOMMODATION
AlUla, Saudi Arabia

On day seven, have breakfast at your hotel before checking out and taking a transfer to the airport for your flight to AlUla. Undiscovered, unmatched and tucked away in the northwest corner of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, AlUla is a region of extraordinary cultural and natural heritage. Experience this incredible area on a guided tour. Spot the famed ancient tombs of Hegra and its popular landmarks – including Hijaz Railway Station, Jabal AlAhmar, Al Khuraymat, Jabal AlBanat and Al Diwan – before lunch at a local farm. Then, visit the ancient stone-carved city of Dedan and the nearby rock inscriptions at Ikmah. The next day, there are more delights to uncover on a second tour – including the rock inscriptions at Abo Aood, a hike to the region’s tallest mountains, a fascinating museum, 4x4 desert safari and an evening spent stargazing!

Banyan Tree AlUlakeyboard_arrow_right
  • Type: Luxury Hotel With Villas
  • Summary: A spectacular tented villa resort in a desert landscape
  • Feature: Immersive wellness treatments in the remarkable surroundings
  • Rooms: 82 villas
  • Location: AlUla, Saudi Arabia
  • Star rating: 5 Star
MEAL BASIS

Breakfast

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DAY 10-12ACCOMMODATION
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

On day ten, enjoy breakfast at your hotel before checking out and travelling to the airport by transfer to fly to Jeddah. As the gateway to the holy city of Makkah, and with longstanding influence from traders, artists and pilgrims, vibrant Jeddah is the most modern and cosmopolitan city in Saudi. Spend your first evening here with a tour of the Corniche, a four-kilometre walkway lined by sandy bays, great restaurants and the world’s tallest fountain. The next day, your Jeddah City Tour includes an exploration of the UNESCO-listed Old Town, as well as various museums, mosques and souqs. On your final day, enjoy the morning at your leisure before your return flight to the UK. 

Park Hyatt Jeddah - Marina, Club & Spa
  • Summary:

    A luxurious resort on the shores of Jeddah's Corniche

MEAL BASIS

Breakfast

ITINERARY EXCURSIONS

Riyadh City Tour
Full Day Private Tour

Experience the best of Riyadh on this full-day tour. Stops include the Al Masmak Fortress, the bustling Al-Dira Souq, King Abdulaziz Historical Center & National Museum, Mubrarra Palace, Kingdom Centre and Ad Dariyah Old Town.

Edge of the World
Full Day Tour

The ‘Edge of the World’ (Jebel Fihrayn) is an unexpected and dramatic geological wonder in the rocky desert northwest of Riyadh. The site earned its nickname because, from atop the escarpment, you have an uninterrupted view of the horizon. The trip to the Edge of the World from Riyadh takes about 90 minutes by car. Hikers can choose from a range of routes to get to the top, but with rugged terrain, steep climbs and sharp rocks, good walking shoes are a must.

Hail Highlights
Full Day Tour

Begin your tour by exploring Faid Ancient City, a major stop along the historical Zubaidah Trail for those who are interested in learning about its ancient history, before a stop at the Altuyur Bird area and lunch at the Marsaai Restaurant. Then, drive one hour to Jabal Umm Sanman (Jubbah), where the rock carvings date back approximately 4,000 years. The city lies on the old caravan road between Najd and the eastern Mediterranean Sea. Although surrounded by the vast Nefud Desert, Jubbah is known for its abundant agriculture and plentiful water.

Hail City Tour
Full Day Tour

Begin at Qishlah fortress, a two-floor mud palace with 8.5m-high walls and eight watchtowers that was built in the 1930s. Head onwards to A'arif fort, built in order to guard the city against possible enemies and now a landmark that offers a wonderful insight on the northern city. Enjoy lunch in traditional restaurant, before visiting the popular Hail Market and Jabal As Samra, a beautiful park with a huge fountain in the middle and the entrance to the mountain. 

Hegra, Dedan and Ikmah
Full Day Tour

With evidence of human evidence dating back to the 1st millennium BC, Hegra was Saudi’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site, home to over 110 remarkably well-preserved tombs. Journey back in time to marvel at these incredible tombs, join a rock art trail or cycle between the landmarks – which include the Hijaz Railway station, home to a train from a time when merchants and Makkah-bound pilgrims traversed the land. Elsewhere in AlUla, Dadan is an ancient, stone-carved city in which more ancient tombs are carved into the red rock face, whilst nearby Jabal Ikmah is known as an ‘open library’, home to thousands of inscriptions that date back as far as the 1st millennium BC!

AlUla Tour
Full Day Tour

On this informative and immersive tour of AlUla, drive to Abo Aood to see a wide variety of rock inscriptions, before heading onward to Hurat Alouird to see the amazing view of AlUla city from the top of the highest mountain. Visit Abu Raeid Museum (home to intriguing archaeological items and cultural artefacts from across centuries), before a traditional local lunch of delicious Arabic dishes. Discover the desert by comfortable 4x4 safari and relax at a desert campsite as the sun sets, before finishing the day with stargazing at Jabal Al Raqssat.

Jeddah Corniche
Evening Experience

Stretching for four kilometres along the Red Sea Coast, the Jeddah Corniche promises to give you that true holiday feeling. Stroll in the sunshine along its lushly landscaped walkways, passing sandy bays, bustling piers, restaurants, sculptures and the world’s tallest fountain. At 300-metres tall, King Fahd’s Fountain offers a moving and utterly spectacular water show, which is particularly magical at sunset.

Jeddah City Tour

Begin your tour with an exploration of the UNESCO-listed Jeddah Old Town, Al Balad, including a visit to its popular Beit Saloum Museum. Explore the ancient Shafi'i Mosque and drive by the famous Nasseef House, before a visit to the famous Souq Al Alawi, where you will get the opportunity to shop handmade jewellery, souvenirs, Arabian spices and traditional dresses.

BEST TIME TO TRAVEL

The best time to visit Saudi is between November and February, when the temperatures are coolest and ideal for exploring.

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11 NIGHTS FROM £11,275 per person

Pricing based upon economy flights from London. Transfers, UK airport lounge passes and meals And excursions As specified.

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