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£2145

Highlights of Jordan

This journey focuses on unmissable monuments, with time to explore ancient sites to the astounding rock city of Petra, and to enjoy the Red Sea, the Dead Sea, and the desert landscapes

This tour is a shorter and more affordable way to discover Jordan, packing biblical sites, Bedouin camps, Byzantine relics, and Roman ruins into its eight days, along with relaxation in the Red Sea resort of Aqaba, and time to sample the Dead Sea’s mud and mineral spa treatments.

The tour climbs the heights of Mount Nebo, the platform for Moses to view the Promised Land; and visits Madaba to view the mosaic map of ancient Palestine. Beside the River Jordan, where Jesus was baptised, Bethany’s Roman and Byzantine relics include churches, hermit caves and baptism pools; while Greco-Roman ruins of Jerash, with a colonnaded forum and temple, have the epithet “the Pompeii of the East”. Petra, ‘a rose-red city, half as old as time’, was a secret seen only by Bedouins for six centuries but is now one of the New Seven Wonders of the World; and the Seven Pillars of Wisdom mark the desert sands of Wadi Rum.

Overview

  • Dead Sea  - 3 nights
  • Petra  - 2 nights
  • Aqaba  - 2 nights
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Tour Highlights

  • Float the Salt-Dense Waters of the Dead Sea
  • Legendary 'Rose' City of Petra 
  • Petra's Pink Desert Sandstone Street of Facades 
  • The Seven Pillars of Wisdom in Wadi Rum
  • Mount Nebo's Famous Moses Memorial 
  • Aqaba's Sandy Beaches & Port

This journey focuses on unmissable monuments, with time to explore ancient sites to the astounding rock city of Petra, and to enjoy the Red Sea, the Dead Sea, and the desert landscapes

Notes:

Petra visit involves several hours of walking.

Optional excursions subject to minimum numbers.

Accommodation

Mövenpick - Dead Sea

A 5-star resort in ‘village’ style, one of the world’s top spas, on the north-eastern shore with beach-front access. Pools (one heated in winter), gym, restaurants, cafés, bars, a library and WiFi (free). 346 rooms with air-conditioning, hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, satellite TV and balcony.

Grand Mercure Hotel - Petra

Recently renovated in 2018, this 4-star fortress-style hotel offers amazing views of the Petra mountains and Rift Valley in a quiet location, a 15-minute drive from Petra entrance. Restaurant, terrace, bar, heated indoor pool, gym and WiFi (free). 90 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, satellite TV and terrace or balcony.

Movenpick - Aqaba

A central 5-star resort hotel. Private beach, outdoor pools (one heated), jacuzzi and gym. Restaurants, bars, café, bakery shop and WiFi (free). 235 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.

Extension Options

Aqaba Extension - 3 Nights

Stay 3 extra nights at the 5-star Mövenpick Aqaba. Jordan’s Red Sea coastline offers sandy beaches, coral reef, seafront cafés and fish restaurants as well as snorkeling, scuba diving and glass-bottom boating.

Movenpick - Aqaba

A central 5-star resort hotel. Private beach, outdoor pools (one heated), jacuzzi and gym. Restaurants, bars, café, bakery shop and WiFi (free). 235 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.

Optional Excursions

Bethany & Jerash

Start with a visit to Bethany the most important and extraordinary biblical site in Jordan. It marks the place in el-Kharrar Valley (Saphsaphas), East of the Jordan River, where the Lord Jesus Christ came 2,000 years ago, to be baptized in the Jordan River by John the Baptist and where Prophet Elijah is said to have ascended into heaven in the 9th century BC, on a chariot of fire from Elijah’s Hill which is located at the eastern edge of the valley. Recent excavations at the Baptism site has revealed caves, where monks and hermits used to live, remains of churches with mosaics and marble floors dating back to the Byzantine era, and some to the late Roman era, along with ancient baptismal pools, where pilgrims descended through the marble steps into the water to be baptized.
Drive on to the 2,000-year-old Roman city of Jerash where you will visit one of the most splendid provincial cities anywhere in the Roman Empire. From the southern end walking past Hadrian’s Arch and alongside the impressive 244m long Hippodrome, where chariot races took place in antiquity, one enters the ancient city of Jerash, onto the lovely colonnaded Oval Plaza, connecting the Temple of Zeus, which overlooks it, with the main street, the Cardo, which is beautifully lined by Corinthian columns. Overlooking the Plaza is the extraordinarily well preserved and the most magnificent of all the city’s monuments, the South Theater, which seats more than 3,000 spectators. Walking through the magnificent Colonnaded Street, one can see the Market Place and the Omayyad residential quarter. Further up is a 4th century AD Cathedral, St. Theodore’s Church, the impressively carved Nymphaeum (public fountain), an Omayyad Mosque, the arches of the West Baths & the North Theater. One can also see the Temple of Artemis and the western churches.

Departures & Prices

per person in a twin/double room
Royal Jordanian from Heathrow

November
November 16 (Saturday)
Price Includes:

Air travel and taxes, visa procurement+ (British passport holders), 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.

Notes:

+ The Jordanian visa is not included if choosing independent arrival and you are arriving on a different flight to the rest of the group.

Supplements per person

Single Supplement
  • 2024: Nov 16
  • £395
  • 2025: Jan 25
  • £415
  • 2025: Feb 15
  • £495
  • 2025: Mar, Oct, Nov
  • £665
  • 2025: Sep 13
  • £555
Optional Excursions
  • Bethany & Jerash (2024)
  • £95
  • Bethany & Jerash (2025)
  • £105
Tour Only
  • Save
  • £250
  • Arrival transfer
  • £80
  • Departure transfer
  • £40
Extension Options
  • Aqaba Extension - 3 Nights (3 nights)
  • 2024: Sep, Oct, Nov 07
  • £395
  • 2024: Nov 14, Nov 16, Nov 21, Nov 23, Nov 30, Dec
  • £295
  • 2025: Jan, Feb, Mar 13, Sep 18, Sep 20, Sep 25, Oct 02, Oct 16, Nov 27, Nov 29, Dec
  • £255
  • 2025: Mar 15, Mar 22, Mar 27, Mar 29, Apr, May, Sep 04, Oct 23, Oct 25, Oct 30, Nov 06, Nov 13, Nov 15, Nov 20
  • £345
  • Single Supplement
  • 2024: Sep, Oct, Nov 07
  • £295
  • 2024: Nov 14, Nov 16, Nov 21, Nov 23, Nov 30, Dec
  • £195
  • 2025: Jan, Feb 01, Feb 13, Feb 20, Feb 22, Mar 13, Sep 20, Nov 20, Nov 27, Nov 29, Dec
  • £185
  • 2025: Feb 27, Sep 25
  • £265
  • 2025: Mar 15, Mar 22, Mar 27, Mar 29, Apr, May, Sep 04, Oct 23, Oct 25, Oct 30, Nov 06, Nov 13, Nov 15
  • £275
  • 2025: Sep 18, Oct 02, Oct 16
  • £175

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