Day trip

Jeddah: Old Town Historical Highlights Tour

Activity provider: Ramses tours

Jeddah: Old Town Historical Highlights Tour

Activity provider: Ramses tours

From US$ 250 per person

Discover Old Town Jeddah on a guided tour. See Beit Nassif, Makkah Gate, and Al Shafi Mosque and drive down the scenic New Jeddah Corniche.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund
Reserve now & pay later
Keep your travel plans flexible — book your spot and pay nothing today.
Duration 6 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Live tour guide
English, Arabic, German, Italian, French, Spanish
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 5 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Al-Balad) which is the historical area well known as the “Old Town”
  • Take in panoramic views of the city from The New Jeddah Corniche
  • You will visit Al Shafi Mosque, The oldest mosque in Jeddah.
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
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences.
  • All transfers by modern air-conditioned van from your hotel in Jeddah.
  • English speaking tour leader/driver.
  • Entrance fees.
  • All Service charges and taxes.
  • Any extras.
  • Tipping.

Select participants and date

Participants

Date

Meeting point

Your guide will pick you up from the Jeddah Hilton.

Open in Google Maps ⟶
Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Head covering or kippah
  • Long-sleeved shirt
  • Long pants

Product ID: 429592