Riyadh: The Express
4 Days

ITINERARY

Tour Overview:

Embark on a captivating 4-day tour, “Riyadh – The Express,” and immerse yourself in the rich heritage of Saudi Arabia. Discover the traditional village of Ushaiqer, stroll through its narrow alleyways, and admire its exquisite Najdi architecture. Visit iconic landmarks like the Masmak Fort and explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ad-Diriyah. With expert guides, comfortable accommodations, and seamless transfers, this tour promises an unforgettable experience.

Day 1: Arrive Riyadh

Arrival at Riyadh airport, after visa and immigration formalities our representative will meet and escort the guests to their air-conditioned vehicle for their transfer to the hotel. Dinner at leisure. Overnight in RIYADH.

Day 2: Riyadh – Ushaiqer : 204 KM

Breakfast at your hotel. We depart to the traditional village of Ushaiqer after a two-hour drive. One of the most vibrant examples of Najdi architecture, Ushaiqer is typical of the central plateau of Saudi Arabia. Ushaiqer is one of the oldest towns, existing for “over a millennium” and it was a major stopping point for pilgrims coming from territories that are now Kuwait and Iraq to perform Hajj or Umrah in Makkah. We get the opportunity to roam its narrow alleyways that run between elegant traditional houses, palaces, and old mosques. We also visit a private collection of old antiques at a museum in one of the most beautiful old houses in the village. We conclude our visit from an impressive viewpoint overlooking the area. After that we will have an authentic Arabian lunch at leisure before returning to Riyadh. Dinner at leisure. Overnight in RIYADH. (B)

Day 3: Riyadh City Tour

Breakfast at your hotel. We proceed into old Riyadh, starting in the downtown area, visiting the traditional Dirah Souq (famous for buying antique carpets and other useful Saudi heritage antiques). The walk is infused with the aromas of sandalwood fragrance and other scents of the orient. The Souq is known for men’s clothing and it is entertaining to watch the auction which takes place every Friday. After this, we visit the Masmak Fort which is just walking distance from the Old Souq and whose importance is linked to the creation of the 3rd Saudi Kingdom, the modern one we live in. The fortified palace was built during the reign of Abdullah bin Rashid in the year 1895 A.D. to serve as a military garrison for the army of Abdullah bin Rashid. His Majesty King Abdulaziz, the father of the today’s nation, captured the fort in 1902, marking the beginning of the reconquest of Arabia by the House of Saudi. Lunch at leisure. We drive for 30 minutes to Ad-Diriyah, located on the western bank of the Wadi Hanifah, a dry riverbed where water flows only after big rains. Ad-Diriyah used to be the capital of the Najd (the central plateau of the Arabian Peninsula) from the 15th century until the beginning of the 18th century. It is the birthplace of the first Saudi Kingdom and its importance in the history of the Arabian Peninsula was highlighted when it was listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site, in 2010, as the most brilliant example of Najdi architecture. The history of Ad-Diriyah goes back thousands of years as it was on an ancient trade and pilgrimage route, acting as a meeting point for those travelling to or from Asia, Africa and Europe. Our visit to the site allows us to admire its incredible architecture before returning to downtown Riyadh. As we drive towards the city , we have the opportunity to admire the rapid development of this cosmopolitan capital, planned by the Saudi government to become the biggest metropole in the Middle East in the next 10 years. Retutn to hotel. Dinner at leisure. Overnight in RIYADH.(B)

Day 4: Depart Riyadh

Breakfast in the hotel. Check out time 1200 hrs.Depending on the flight time, transfer to Riyadh airport for your departure. (B)

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DATES/PRICING/ACCOMMODATIONS

2024
Dates Dbl Occ Sgl Occ
Jan 06 - Jan 09 CAD 875 CAD 1,520
Jan 13 - Jan 16 CAD 875 CAD 1,520
Jan 20 - Jan 23 CAD 875 CAD 1,520
Jan 27 -Jan 30 CAD 875 CAD 1,520
Feb 03 - Feb 06 CAD 875 CAD 1,520
Feb 10 - Feb 13 CAD 875 CAD 1,520
Feb 17 - Feb 20 CAD 875 CAD 1,520
Feb 24 - Feb 27 CAD 875 CAD 1,520
Mar 02 - Mar 05 CAD 875 CAD 1,520
Mar 09 - Mar 12 CAD 875 CAD 1,520
Mar 16 - Mar 19 CAD 775 CAD 1,350
Mar 23 - Mar 26 CAD 775 CAD 1,350
Mar 30 - Apr 02 CAD 775 CAD 1,350
Apr 06 - Apr 09 CAD 775 CAD 1,350
Apr 13 - Apr 16 CAD 775 CAD 1,350
Apr 20 - Apr 23 CAD 775 CAD 1,350
Apr 27 - Apr 30 CAD 775 CAD 1,350
May 04 - May 07 CAD 775 CAD 1,350
May 11 - May 14 CAD 775 CAD 1,350
May 18 - May 21 CAD 775 CAD 1,350
May 25 - May 28 CAD 775 CAD 1,350
Jun 01 - Jun 04 CAD 775 CAD 1,350
Jun 08 - Jun 11 CAD 775 CAD 1,350
Jun 15 - Jun 18 CAD 775 CAD 1,350
Jun 22 - Jun 25 CAD 775 CAD 1,350
Jun 29 - Jul 02 CAD 775 CAD 1,350
Jul 06 - Jul 09 CAD 775 CAD 1,350
Jul 13 - Jul 16 CAD 775 CAD 1,350
Jul 20 - Jul 23 CAD 775 CAD 1,350
Jul 27 - Jul 30 CAD 775 CAD 1,350
Aug 03 - Aug 06 CAD 775 CAD 1,350
Aug 10 - Aug 13 CAD 775 CAD 1,350
Aug 17 - Aug 20 CAD 775 CAD 1,350
Aug 24 - Aug 27 CAD 775 CAD 1,350
Aug 31 - Sep 03 CAD 775 CAD 1,350
Sep 07 - Sep 10 CAD 775 CAD 1,350
Sep 14 - Sep 17 CAD 775 CAD 1,350
Sep 21 - Sep 24 CAD 775 CAD 1,350
Sep 28 - Oct 01 CAD 775 CAD 1,350
Oct 05 - Oct 08 CAD 775 CAD 1,350
Oct 12 - Oct 15 CAD 775 CAD 1,350
Oct 19 - Oct 22 CAD 875 CAD 1,520
Oct 26 - Oct 29 CAD 875 CAD 1,520
Nov 02 - Nov 05 CAD 875 CAD 1,520
Nov 09 - Nov 12 CAD 875 CAD 1,520
Nov 16 - Nov 19 CAD 875 CAD 1,520
Nov 23 - Nov 26 CAD 875 CAD 1,520
Nov 30 - Dec 03 CAD 875 CAD 1,520
Dec 07 - Dec 10 CAD 875 CAD 1,520
Dec 14 - Dec 17 CAD 875 CAD 1,520
Dec 21 - Dec 24 CAD 875 CAD 1,520
Hotels
Riyadh
Golden Tulip Hotel or similar

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INCLUSIONS

Inclusions:

  • 03 nights’ Accommodation on a bed & breakfast meal plan.
  • Guide Assistance.
  • Airport arrival and departure transfer.
  • Visit the traditional village of Ushayqer.
  • Riyadh half-day tour.
  • Discover Ad-Diriyah.
  • Tour operated in English only.
  • Excluded
  • Visa
  • flight
  • Meal Plans not mentioned.
  • Personal Expenses.

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