Jeddah layover tour
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Excursions & day trips

Jeddah layover tour

Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: Daily
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: from 7 hours to 8 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Visit Jeddah’s historical downtown area, Al-Balad
  • Learn about Saudi history, art, and architecture at Al Tayebat International City Museum
  • Ride along The New Jeddah Corniche is the 30 km coastal resort area of the city of Jeddah to see the Floating Mosque
What to expect

Kick-off your tour with a pick-up from Jeddah airport then drive to 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 shows off the 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. This history tour of Old Town will take you along all the less known must-see local spots including 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.

Then you will visit Al Tayebat International City Museum, which is a maze of different rooms covering Saudi history, architecture, interior decoration, Islamic art from Saudi and other Islamic countries. It has four-floor collection 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. End the tour by visiting The Floating Mosque, this single domed architectural marvel that sits literally on the sea symbolizes Jeddah’s bold storm into the modern age. Sitting on an enviable location, the mosque’s courtyard offers unencumbered views of the Red Sea, making it a popular tourist site. After finishing the tour you will be transferred back to the Jeddah Airport.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitised between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • What's included
    • Entrance fees to sites
    • Drive and guide
    • Airport pick-up and drop-off in an air-conditioned vehicle
    • All service charges and taxes
    What's not included
    • Any extras not mentioned in our program
    • Entry visa to Saudi Arabia (local operator can provide you with your visa upon arrival at your request)
    • Food and drinks
    • Tips
    Reduced price
    • Infants (age 0-1): free admission
    Where

    Pick-up from your hotels in Jeddah Airport, Saudi Arabia

    Meeting point:

    Please re-confirm your flight information so the local operator can arrange your pick-up time.

    What to remember
    • Please keep your passport with you during this tour, don’t leave it in your hotel room as they may request to see your passport and visa
    • Please wear modest comfortable clothing and shoes and bring along a hat and a bottle of water
    • Women should bring a scarf to cover one's head and shoulders
    • Men should wear long pants
    • Please re-confirm your flight information so the local operator can arrange your pick-up time. You can find their information after booking
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    When
    • Daily
    • Pick-up depends on arrival time
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    Provider
    Saudi Arabia tours
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 4 days before the activity begins. If you cancel up to 2 days before, you can still receive a 50% refund.

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