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Fly from London (regional connections available) to Amman with British Airways. Transfer to the Boulevard Arjaan by Rotana for 3 nights. (N)Day 2: Amman • Umm Qais • Jerash
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. (B, L)Day 3: Amman
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. (B, D)Day 4: Madaba • Mount Nebo • Shobak •Petra
Travel along the Kings 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 Mövenpick Resort Petra. Optional evening visit to Petra by candlelight. (B, L)Day 5: Petra
Enjoy a guided tour of Petra, the unique ancient Nabataean city that has been carved into the red rock face. (B)Day 6: Dead Sea
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. (B)Day 7: Dead Sea
Day at leisure. Optional excursion to the baptism site at Bethany where it is believed that John the Baptist baptised Jesus. (B)Day 8: Jericho • Jerusalem
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 the Harmony Hotel. (B)Day 9: Jerusalem • Bethlehem
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. (B)Day 10: Jerusalem
A day at leisure, with a chance to visit the Israel Museum, where the Dead Sea Scrolls are displayed, or Masada, King Herod’s rock fortress (payable locally). (B)Day 11: Fly to London
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. (B)Meal basis:
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.Important information Extensions
Pre-tour extensions are available in Amman and post-tour extensions are available in Jerusalem, which would include accommodation and private transfers. Please speak to a Cox & Kings travel consultant for further information.Accessibility:
This tour involves walking over rough terrain. At Petra, visiting the monastery and the High Place of Sacrifice requires a steep climb.Superior tour
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.Private & tailor-made travel
This itinerary can be taken privately on a date that suits you, for which guideline prices are shown. Alternatively, it can be tailored to your exact requirements. Please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.
The Boulevard Arjaan by Rotana is conveniently located in the new downtown area of Amman, with the Temple of Hercules and the Roman Corinthian columns just a few kilometres away. The property offers a range of luxurious accommodation from studio apartments to four-bedroom penthouses. The hotel has a contemporary Italian restaurant with an outdoor terrace.Features: 391 apartments, 2 restaurants, 2 rooftop pools, gym, Wi-Fi.<br>Room amenities: Television, safe, bathrobes, hairdryer, kitchenette, tea & coffee facilities.
The Movenpick Resort is located just outside the entrance to the site of Petra, nestled amongst the amber-hued sands and rocky outcrops. The resort features a combination of natural stone, handcrafted wood and Middle Eastern fabrics and textures with an oriental flair. The Movenpick's Classic guestrooms overlook the courtyard, while Superior guestrooms have a balcony with mountain views. There are several food and beverage outlets including Mediterranean cuisine, a tea room, roof garden and an ice-cream counter. The hotel's outdoor swimming pool is closed annually during the winter season, October to mid-May. Features: 183 rooms & suites, 7 food and beverage outlets, wellness centre, outdoor seasonal swimming pool, steam bath and gym. Room amenities: Air conditioning, satellite television, tea & coffee facilities, minibar, safe, hairdryer, Wi-Fi.
The Movenpick Resort & Spa is located in a traditional village on the northern shores of the Dead Sea, 55km from Amman. The resort is nestled between lush gardens and at the lowest point on earth, at 400 metres below sea level. Guestrooms are designed like a traditional 2-storey village, using local materials and surrounded by tropical gardens with a private balcony or terrace with views of the surrounding gardens, mountains and sea. Features: 346 rooms & suites, 9 restaurants and bars, award-winning spa, fitness centre, 3 swimming pools. Room amenities: Air conditioning, satellite television, tea & coffee facilities, minibar, safe, hairdryer.
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.
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Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.
*Itinerary: Note that for the 06 Feb 2014* departure date only the itinerary is different to the regular 2014 tour, with a visit to the countryside in Mai Chai and an extra night in Hanoi, and one less night in Hoi An.
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