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This tour combines the biblical sites of Jerusalem and Bethlehem with the cultural and scenic highlights of Jordan. Sample authentic local cuisine and take time to relax at a spa resort on the shores of the Dead Sea.
Fly from London (regional connections available) to Amman with British Airways. Transfer to the InterContinental by Rotana for 3 nights.
This morning travel to Umm Qais to see the ruins of the Decapolis city of Gadara, set in the hills above the Jordan Valley. After a tour and a basket weaving demonstration, continue to Jerash for a lunch cooked by women from a local village. Tour the ruins of the ancient Roman city of Jerash before travelling back to Amman.
(Breakfast and lunch)
Morning at leisure. Afternoon city tour including the Jordan Museum, where exhibits include the ‘Ain Ghazal statues, believed to be some of the oldest known human sculptures. This evening enjoy a traditional Jordanian meal with a local family.
(Breakfast and dinner)
Travel along the King’s Highway stopping en route at Madaba, Mount Nebo and the crusader castle at Shobak before arriving at Petra. Lunch will be taken in a converted house near to Madaba. Stay 2 nights at the Movenpick Resort Petra. Optional evening visit to Petra by candlelight.
(Breakfast and lunch)
Enjoy a guided tour of Petra, the unique ancient Nabataean city that has been carved into the red rock face.
Morning at leisure or optional 4×4 excursion into the desert at Wadi Rum (payable locally). Transfer to the Dead Sea this afternoon and stay 2 nights at Mövenpick Resort & Spa Dead Sea.
Day at leisure. Optional excursion to the baptism site at Bethany where it is believed that John the Baptist baptised Jesus.
Drive to the Allenby Bridge and cross the border into Israel. Continue to Jerusalem stopping en route for a tour at Jericho, thought to be the oldest city in the world. Stay 3 nights at Harmony Hotel or Arthur Hotel.
This morning take a half-day tour of the Old City of Jerusalem to see the Wailing Wall, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, and the room of the Last Supper.
This afternoon visit Bethlehem, known as the site of the nativity; your visit here will include the Church of the Nativity and Manger Square. After the visit to Bethlehem, there is the chance to continue south to Masada, King Herod’s rock fortress (payable locally).
Travel to Tel Aviv and visit the ancient port of Jaffa, one of the world’s oldest ports. Later, transfer to the airport and fly from Tel Aviv to London with British Airways.
Movenpick Dead Sea, Dead Sea (Jordan)
Set on the northern shores of the Dead Sea at the lowest point on Earth, the Movenpick Resort and Spa is approximately 40 minutes from the Queen Alia International Airport.
Movenpick Resort, Petra
Located only a few minutes’ walk from the entrance to the legendary site of Petra, the Mövenpick Resort features intricate interior design and high standards of service and is one of Petra’s most distinguished hotels.
Harmony Hotel, Jerusalem
The Harmony Hotel is a boutique property in the lively Nahalat Shiva district close to plenty of shops, cafes and bars and within a 10-minute walk of the Old City. All guestrooms are stylishly decorated with contemporary furnishings.
Please note, prices listed are guide prices only and are based on 2 people sharing and don’t include any additional supplements. Holiday prices are fluid and dynamic and may be changed at a moment’s notice, prior to booking, at which point they are confirmed. Please call the team free on 0800 707 6229 for more departure dates available and a quote.
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The Middle East is steeped in ancient history; from the Roman ruins of Morocco to the ancient city of Petra and the grand pyramids of Egypt. Here you can find a smorgasbord of cultures, religions, ancient traditions and beautifully preserved artifacts.
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