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Take a journey back in time and discover Jordan's incredible biblical history, breath-taking landscapes and famous wonders.

Explore ancient Roman cities, follow in the footsteps of prophets and religious figures and walk amongst the ruins of soaring hilltop temples all with the comfort of your own private car and English-speaking driver.

Highlights of this tour include the Nabatean Red Rose city of Petra, one of the 'Seven Wonders of the World' and a UNESCO World Heritage site, the significant biblical sites of Mukawir, Bethany and Mount Nebo, as well as the incredible preserved baths, fountains, theatres and colonnaded streets in Roman city, Jerash.

From ancient ruins and spectacular Byzantine mosaics to the sites of famous biblical miracles, all with the stunning backdrop of magnificent rock formations, elaborate tombs and dazzling colours. This amazing tour is over two thousand years in the making and is an experience not to be missed.

Duration

7 Days

Guide Price

£1,399 pp

Recommended For

Adventure, Couples, Culture, Family

Options

Private basis

Amman Citadel

Trip Highlights

  • Visit the famous Red Rose city of Petra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • See the impressive Roman architecture and colonnaded streets in Jerash
  • View the breath-taking desert landscape from Mount Nebo
  • Discover the significant biblical sites Mukawir and Bethany

Start your Journey

Day 1

Arrival in Amman

Room Only

Arrive in Jordan and head straight to your first hotel to enjoy a restful evening before beginning your epic journey.

  • Suggested Accommodation Grand Palace or similar
Day 2

Jerash / Anjara / Tall Mar Elias

After breakfast, head out on your first day of your adventure. You'll visit the fascinating ancient Roman city of Jerash, with its incredible display of paved streets, soaring hilltop temples, theatres, spacious public plazas, baths, fountains and towering city walls. Later you'll depart to Anjar, the town where Jesus Christ, his mother Mary and his disciples passed through and rested in a nearby cave now, commemorated with the church of Our Lady of the Mountain. To the west you'll see Tall Mar Elias, the site where the prophet Elijah is believed to have ascended to Heaven in a whirlwind on a chariot of fire. Both Tall Mar Elias and Anjar are Millennium 2000 Pilgrimage sites designated by the Vatican.

  • Meals Bed & Breakfast
  • Suggested Accommodation Grand Palace or similar
Day 3

Pella – Um Qais

Today you'll make your way to Pella where you can see the remains of a Chalcolthic settlement from the 4th millennium BC, amazing Byzantine churches and houses and even a small medieval mosque. Later you'll visit Um Qais, previously known as Gadara, a city renowned as the site of the famous miracle of the Gadarene swine, a cultural center in its time and the home to several classical poets and philosophers. Promenade through Um Qais and see its historical colonnaded streets, vaulted terrace and the ruins of two theatres.

  • Meals Bed & Breakfast
  • Suggested Accommodation Grand Palace or similar
Day 4

Madaba – Mount Nebo – Umm Ar Rassas

After breakfast, we head to visit Madaba, a city best known for the famous 6th century Mosaic map of Jerusalem & Holy Land and for its spectacular Byzantine and Umayyad mosaics. Proceed to Mt. Nebo (site only as the church is closed down for renovation) a city mentioned in the bible as the place where Moses was granted a view of the promised land that he would never enter. Head south of Jordan to visit Umm Ar Rassas and Kerak Castle. Um Ar Rassas is mentioned in the old and new testaments and the Romans fortified it and the local Christians and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Kerak Castle is a Crusaders’ Castle built on a triangular plateau dating back to the 12th century.

  • Meals Bed & Breakfast
Day 5

Petra - Dead Sea

After breakfast, we head to visit the Nabatean Red Rose city of Petra, one of the 7 world wonders and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Enter the city through 1KM long narrow gorge which is flanked either side by 80m high cliffs! Notice the dazzling colors and formations of the rocks. The site is massive, and contains hundreds of elaborated rock-cut tombs, a treasury, Roman-style theatres, temples, sacrificial altars and colonnaded streets.

  • Meals Bed & Breakfast
  • Suggested Accommodation Ramada Dead Sea
Day 6

Mukawir – Bethany

After breakfast, we head to the north west of Jordan two significant biblical sites: Mukawir and Bethany. Mukawir is the site of Machaerus, mentioned in the New Testament as the palace in which Salome danced in exchange for the head of Johan the Baptist on a platter (Mark 6:21-29). Proceed to visit the baptismal site of Jesus Christ (Bethany beyond Jordan).

  • Meals Bed & Breakfast
  • Suggested Accommodation Ramada Dead Sea or similar
Day 7

Departure from Dead Sea

After breakfast, transfer to Queen Alia International Airport for departure to your final destination.

  • Meals Bed & Breakfast

Includes

  • Six nights accommodation on Bed & Breakfast basis.
  • Transportation in an A/C vehicle with an English-speaking driver.
  • Entrance fees to all historic sites.
  • Horse ride from the main gate until the beginning of the Siq in Petra.
  • Jordanian Visa including meet and assist.
  • A local English-speaking guide in Jerash.
  • A local English-speaking guide in Petra.

Excludes

  • Gratuities
  • Porterage fees at the airport and hotels
  • Additional meals
  • Beverages
  • Personal expenses

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