Overview

Aqaba - 3 nights

Dead Sea - 2 nights

Petra - 2 nights

Spendology - Widgets

Highlights of Jordan

An opportunity for an affordable visit to Jordan, based on a direct easyJet flight to Aqaba including visits to Aqaba, Petra, Wadi Rum and the Dead Sea, staying at Mövenpick hotels

This highlights tour is carefully designed to distil the Jules Verne experience into a concise arrangement, shorter and more affordable. It ‘highlights’ the contrasting indigo waters of the Red Sea and at the lowest point on earth ‘the great salt lake’ that is the Dead Sea with the Nabataean heritage hidden in the ‘rose-red’ city of Petra.

The highlight of any visit to Jordan is Petra. Voted one of the ‘New 7 Wonders of the World’ in 2007, it’s easy to see why. Its rich historical past, ruined Roman cities and desert citadels are Jordan’s most valuable treasures. Points of interest are bountiful and include the Street of Façades, the Royal Tombs, a Byzantine church and the incredible, ancient Qasr el-Bint Faroun.

Stay at quality hotels and visit ancient, biblical and historic sites including the holy sites of Mount Nebo, where Moses viewed the ‘Promised Land’, Madaba for its ancient Holy Land mosaic map and Bethany, baptism site of Jesus plus Roman Jerash.

Take a guided tour to Jordan for the opportunity to discover a fascinating cultural heritage and diverse natural wonders.

Key Features

Cultural & Natural Wonders
Jules Verne Sightseeing
2 UNESCO Heritage Sites
Local Expert Guide
Group Size: 6 – 28

Day 1 Fly from Gatwick direct to Aqaba for three nights at the 5-star Mövenpick Aqaba a central resort style hotel with a private beach.

Day 2 A day at leisure to explore Aqaba independently. Enjoy a sunset cruise on board of a traditional wooden yacht. (B)

Day 3 Optional morning excursion on the ‘Yellow Submarine’ (£30), a semi-submersible vessel viewing the Red Sea’s underwater treasures and the magical beauty of the Coral Reserved Area via a window in a cabin three meters under the waters’ surface. (B)

Day 4 Travel along Wadi Araba (3 hrs), the dividing point of Jordan and Israel and along the Dead Sea for two nights at the 5-star Mövenpick Dead Sea, a resort in ‘village’ style with beach-front access. Afternoon free to float on the salty waters of the Dead Sea, the lowest spot on earth; 423 meters below sea level. (B)

Day 5 Optional excursion to holy Bethany, the most important and extraordinary biblical site in Jordan where Jesus was baptised in the Jordan River, and the ancient Roman city of Jerash, where you will visit one of the most splendid provincial cities anywhere in the Roman Empire (£95). (B)

Day 6 Visit Mount Nebo, which is believed to be the site of the Prophet’s burial place and from where he viewed the Holy Land, and Madaba, the “City of Mosaics” which is renowned for its magnificent collection of lavish Byzantine mosaics. Visit Madaba’s Archaeological Park and Church of St. George, which is considered one of the oldest maps of ancient Palestine, depicting the major biblical sites from Egypt to Palestine. Drive to Petra (3 hrs) for a visit to Little Petra. Two nights at the 4-star Mövenpick Nabatean Castle Hotel, a recently renovated fortress-style hotel offering amazing views of the Petra mountains in a quiet location, a 15-minute drive from Petra entrance. Optional Petra by Candlelight to the Siq and Treasury, where the ‘rose-red’ city is transformed into a world of magic with only the flickering light of candles (£25). (B, D)

Day 7 Full-day visit to the legendary city of Petra which was carved entirely out of solid sandstone rock more than 2,000 years ago. Optional dinner at a Bedouin camp (£50). (B)

Day 8 Travel to Wadi Rum to view the ‘Seven Pillars of Wisdom’ mountain and for lunch at a Bedouin Camp. Evening flight from Aqaba to Gatwick. (B, L)

  • Key
  • B - Breakfast
  • L - Lunch
  • D - Dinner

Notes

Petra visit involves several hours of walking.
Optional excursions subject to minimum numbers.
March departures include one dinner on Day 6.

2021

Saturdays
per person in a twin/double room
easyJet from Gatwick

Date Price
February 13 £1295
March 6 £1395
March 20 £1595
October 30 £1295
November 20 £1195
December 4 £1095

2022

Saturdays
per person in a twin/double room
easyJet from Gatwick

Date Price
January 22 £995
February 12 £1095
March 5 £1195
March 19 £1295

Supplements per person

Single Supplement

Single supplement £295
(Mar/Oct £395)

Optional Excursions

Yellow Submarine £30
Bethany and Jerash £95
Petra by Candlelight £25
Bedouin Camp dinner £50

Extension Options

Extension - Aqaba
3 nights £215 (20 Mar £295)
Single supplement £150 (20 Mar £215)

Privately Guided

Add £595 per person

Independent Arrival

Save £250
Arrival transfer add £25
Departure transfer with group included

Price Includes
Air travel and taxes, visa procurement+ (British passport holders – excludes independent arrival or returning on a different date), transfers, 7 nights’ accommodation, breakfast daily, 1 lunch and 1 dinner, itinerary as described, services of guides and local representatives. If our specially negotiated airfares are unavailable at the time of booking, a supplement may apply.

Not Included
Travel insurance, optional excursions, tipping, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.

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