Silversea Luxury Cruises Nach JEDDAH

JEDDAH
JEDDAH
JEDDAH

The principal gateway to Mecca, Jeddah’s spiritual roots are very deep. Eve, the mother of mankind, is said to be buried in the city centre (although sceptics claim there is no actual proof), while archeological excavations in the old city suggest evidence of pre-Islam (700 BC) activity. Regrettably only scant vestiges of historical Jeddah remain, a reason why UNESCO deemed the city a World Heritage Site in 2014. View more

An interesting by product of Jeddah’s location as major port on the Red Sea and proximity to Mecca (around 100 kms) is that Muslims from all over the world flock to the city. This has given Jeddah a very cosmopolitan feel, unlike other parts of Saudi Arabia. The 19th century Red Sea architecture is unique in its kind. Beach side, the city offers much. Jeddha’s dive sites are among the best in the world while the laid-back approach is appealing to westerners. However, while the city might well be more open than other ports in the Kingdom, it is still Saudi Arabia and when in doubt, visitors – especially women – should err on the side of modesty when it comes to beach wear. Traditionally, the city is rich. The souk in the heart of the old town is, of course, a must see during your visit, offering everything from amazing architecture to bargains galore. The area is also home to the oldest mosque in Jeddah, built in the 17th century (but renovated in 2012). Local delicacies range from fabulously fresh seafood to the ubiquitous kebab, so foodies will have much to tease their palettes with.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.

Exkursionen in JEDDAH

Historical Highlights & Tasting

Enjoy some of the major monuments but also discover some hidden secret places that even Saudi Arabians do not know about?


Strat your tour visiting The Jeddah Corniche is the 30 km coastal resort area of the city of Jeddah. Located along the Red Sea, the corniche features a coastal road, recreation areas, pavilions and large-scale civic sculptures as well as King Fahd's Fountain, the highest fountain in the world.

During the 4-5 hours we will spend together, all your senses will be in action. You will hear and learn a motley of 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: Old Market hidden gems, Old Jeddah hidden galleries, Local Jeddah food only for locals no tourist know about it, and more

Finally our guide will accompany you to your hotel in Jeddah.

Jeddah Desert Safari Tour

Desert Safari, Dune Bashing & Lunch

Experience a thrilling desert safari with open-jeep dune bashing and Lunch with traditional Arabic dishes.

Jeddah Heritage Tour

Old Town "Al-Balad"

Balad literally means 'the town' and refers to the area of the City where the tribes of fishermen settled 2,500 years ago. Today, the district of Balad in Jeddah is dotted with architectural splendours that can be traced back to the early days of the fisherman. One of the most interesting aspects you notice while travelling through this district is the urbanization of the area. The old structures are never pulled down and most of them are renovated for longer survival. This bestows an old world charm to Balad. The Old City is a remarkable sight which reflects upon the 2500 year old history of the city.


Al-Shafi Mosque

The most ancient mosque of Jeddah. Al Shafee Mosque stands near the centre of Al Balad and is reached most easily via the Souq.


Nassif House & Qomosani House

One of the most magnificent ancient mansions, Nassif House is considered a symbol of Jeddah's rich past. It has 106 rooms, many of which contain pieces of traditional art, such as decorated tile and Arabic calligraphy.

This is one of the oldest homes in the old city, built more than 200 years ago. This beautiful house is owned today by the 2nd mayor of Jeddah. The house has very large wooded façade, which makes it stand out.


During the tour, enjoy some shopping time in downtown Gold Market.


Corniche & Fish Market

The Corniche stretches about 80 miles (130km) along the Red Sea and is major landmark of the City. The focal point of the Corniche in a small bay facing the downtown district is the King Fahad Fountain. Along the Corniche there are variety of sculptures and monuments built by some famous artists like Henry Moore or Joan Miro.

The Fish Market is a hub of activity and a large part of Jeddah's history. Fishermen begin arriving at sunrise with their daily catches. The locals enjoy early morning auctions of a wide variety of fresh fish, shark, prawns and other sea species from the Red Sea. Your visit here is a taste of traditional life in this bustling city.


Food demo & lunch


Abdul Raouf Khalil's Museum

The displays at the Abdul Raouf Khalil's Museum in Jeddah clearly reflect the history of the country. The museum also traces the various civilizations that inhabited the region and is divided into three segments for better viewing: Saudi Heritage, Ottoman Empire and European Development. The collection includes artifacts belonging to the Ottoman Turks and the fishermen tribes who were the first inhabitants of the region. It is a private museum housing some 14,000 exhibits including traditional Saudi crafts, clothes, Bedouin tents, and Islamic art.

Jeddah Past and Present

Experience both the past and present of historic Jeddah, well known as “the pearl of the Red Sea”. Departing the port, your morning begins with a drive through the Islamic Port to the Old Jeddah.

Old Town “Al-Balad”
Balad literally means 'the town' and refers to the area of the City where the tribes of fishermen settled 2,500 years ago. Today, the district of Balad in Jeddah is dotted with architectural splendours that can be traced back to the early days of the fisherman. One of the most interesting aspects you notice while travelling through this district is the urbanization of the area. The old structures are never pulled down and most of them are renovated for longer survival. This bestows an old world charm to Balad. The Old City is a remarkable sight which reflects upon the 2500 year old history of the city.

Al-Shafi Mosque
The most ancient mosque of Jeddah. Al Shafee Mosque stands near the centre of Al Balad and is reached most easily via the Souq.

Nassif House
One of the most magnificent ancient mansions, Nassif House is considered a symbol of Jeddah’s rich past. It has 106 rooms, many of which contain pieces of traditional art, such as decorated tile and Arabic calligraphy.

Qomosani House
This is one of the oldest homes in the old city, built more than 200 years ago. This beautiful house is owned today by the 2nd mayor of Jeddah. The house has very large wooded façade, which makes it stand out.

During the tour, enjoy some shopping time in downtown Gold Market.

Corniche
The Corniche stretches about 80 miles (130km) along the Red Sea and is major landmark of the City. The focal point of the Corniche in a small bay facing the downtown district is the King Fahad Fountain. Along the Corniche there are variety of sculptures and monuments built by some famous artists like Henry Moore or Joan Miro.

Fish Market
The Fish Market is a hub of activity and a large part of Jeddah’s history. Fishermen begin arriving at sunrise with their daily catches. The locals enjoy early morning auctions of a wide variety of fresh fish, shark, prawns and other sea species from the Red Sea. Your visit here is a taste of traditional life in this bustling city.

This tour requires advanced booking at www.silversea.com, by the deadline date listed above, and may not be booked on board. Please Note: Due to government restrictions, guests are not allowed to go ashore independently, only with an organised shore excursion or private arrangement. Local conditions may be challenging, therefore we urge flexibility and understanding as we visit this unique destination. Due to limited infrastructure in this port, the buses and guides may not be up to Western standards but are the best available in this particular area for your tour. A moderate amount of walking in the old town and the souq is required. Conservative dress is necessary; no shorts or sleeveless tops should be worn. Ladies must wear the “Abaya” (light weight black cloak) over their clothing. When reserving your tour, ladies must also pre-order an abaya on our website at www.silversea.com. Please select the appropriate size for you. These will be delivered onboard the ship only to those guests who have placed their order before the published deadline. Shops will be closed for the prayer periods. Order of sites may vary.

Silver Shore Privato - Jeddah by Private Van with Guide - Full Day

For those guests interested in touring independently while in Jeddah, we are pleased to provide this opportunity for a full day’s discovery of the city and its surrounding areas at your leisure, in the comfort of your own private van. Enjoy the flexibility of creating your own itinerary in which to explore this fascinating region of the world with friends and family, if you wish.

Your full-day outing includes an air-conditioned van with a driver and an English-speaking guide. Participation is limited for comfort to up to 6 guests. Price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guest. Only one person in the party need reserve this program.

This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in Jeddah. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Please see the Tour Office on board to arrange your individual itinerary. Ladies must wear the “Abaya” (light weight black cloak) over their clothing. When reserving your tour, ladies must also pre-order an abaya on our website at www.silversea.com. Please select the appropriate size for you. These will be delivered onboard the ship only to those guests who have placed their order before the published deadline. Please Note: Due to government restrictions, guests are not allowed to go ashore independently, only with an organised shore excursion or private arrangement. Local conditions may be challenging, therefore we urge flexibility and understanding as we visit this unique destination. Due to limited infrastructure in this port, the buses and guides may not be up to Western standards but are the best available in this particular area for your tour.

Silver Shore Privato - Jeddah by Private Van with Guide - Half Day

Spend a half day exploring Jeddah at your leisure. In the comfort of your own private van, discover the city and its surrounding areas with a knowledgeable guide. Create your own itinerary, see sights at your own pace with friends and family if you wish, and learn about this fascinating part of the world.

Your half-day outing includes an air-conditioned van with driver and an English-speaking guide. Participation is limited for comfort to up to 6 guests per van. Price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party need reserve this program.

This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in Jeddah. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Please see the Tour Office on board to arrange your individual itinerary. Ladies must wear the “Abaya” (light weight black cloak) over their clothing. When reserving your tour, ladies must also pre-order an abaya on our website at www.silversea.com. Please select the appropriate size for you. These will be delivered onboard the ship only to those guests who have placed their order before the published deadline. Please Note: Due to government restrictions, guests are not allowed to go ashore independently, only with an organised shore excursion or private arrangement. Local conditions may be challenging, therefore we urge flexibility and understanding as we visit this unique destination. Due to limited infrastructure in this port, the buses and guides may not be up to Western standards but are the best available in this particular area for your tour.

The Splendors of Jeddah

This full day overview of the city of Jeddah will leave you marveling at the splendours of the most cosmopolitan city in Saudi Arabia.

Departing from the pier, visit the Jeddah Fish Market, a glance at the symbiotic relationship between traditions of the past and the dazzle of the new facade of the city. Next, head to Old Town, “Al-Balad” for a walking tour amongst the centuries’ old buildings and the lively local souq. Balad literally means 'the town' and refers to the area of the City where the tribes of fishermen settled 2,500 years ago. Note the architecture of the past – the mud brick and stone, combined with the lattice wood, giving Old Town a distinct look, and revealing its old world charm. See the Al-Shafi Mosque, oldest mosque in Jeddah. Visit the local souq, with some time for shopping, before arriving at Nassif House, for a peak into Jeddah’s rich past. Take note of the pieces of traditional art found in many of the over 100 rooms inside. Then stop by Qomosani House, one of the oldest homes in the city, built more than 200 years ago.

Rejoin your coach for a tour of the more modern commercial areas before enjoying lunch, including some local specialities, at a nearby restaurant. Soft drinks and tea or coffee will accompany your meal, as alcohol is not permitted in the Kingdom. Continue on to Abdul Raouf Khalil’s museum.

Abdul Raouf Khalil’s Museum
The displays at the Abdul Raouf Khalil's Museum in Jeddah clearly reflect the history of the country. The museum also traces the various civilizations that inhabited the region and is divided into three segments for better viewing: Saudi Heritage, Ottoman Empire and European Development. The collection includes artifacts belonging to the Ottoman Turks and the fishermen tribes who were the first inhabitants of the region. It is a private museum housing some 14,000 exhibits including traditional Saudi crafts, clothes, Bedouin tents, and Islamic art.

End your day in Jeddah with a scenic drive along the city’s corniche. Stop for a photo of King Fahad’s fountain and enjoy the view of the variety of sculptures and monuments built by some famous artists like Henry Moore or Joan Miro, before making your way back to the ship.

This tour requires advanced booking at www.silversea.com, by the deadline date listed above, and may not be booked on board. A moderate amount of walking in the old town and the souq is required. Conservative dress is necessary; no shorts or sleeveless tops should be worn. Ladies must wear the “Abaya” (light weight black cloak). When reserving your tour, ladies must also pre-order an abaya on our website at www.silversea.com. Please select the appropriate size for you. These will be available onboard the ship only to those guests who have placed their order before the published deadline. Shops will be closed for the prayer periods. Order of sites may vary.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.