Day trip

Jeddah: Al-Balad Historical Highlights City Tour

Activity provider: Ramses tours

Jeddah: Al-Balad Historical Highlights City Tour

Activity provider: Ramses tours

From US$ 250 per person

Discover the historic landmarks of the Al-Balad neighborhood of Jeddah on this city tour. Travel back in time as you visit Al Tayebat Museum, Al Shafi Mosque, and the Jeddah Corniche neighborhood.

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Arabic
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 5 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Disover (Al-Balad) which is the historical area well known as the “Old Town”
  • You have chance to visit oldest mosque in Jeddah
  • Enjoying a ride along The New Jeddah Corniche
Full description
From the moment your tour starts, your tour leader will give you full attention. Once in the car, your tour leader will talk to you about all the things on the way as well as other aspects of your tour that will interest you. 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. End the tour by enjoying 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.
Includes
  • Entry tickets & places visited
    • Nassif House Museum entry ticket

    • Al Tayebat International City entry ticket

    • Shaf'i Mosque visit

  • Who you’ll be with
    • Live tour guide: English, Arabic

  • Transport
    • Transport by car

    • Pickup & drop-off by car

  • Food & drink
    • Not included: food & drink

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I thoroughly enjoyed everything and Saad was an excellent tour guide: very friendly, knowledgeable and he ensured that the time available was put to the best use. It has given me some fantastic memories and I would thoroughly recommend Saudia Arabia Tours to anyone looking to explore this part of the world. A big thank you for your organisation of this trip!

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September 10, 2022

Product ID: 426393