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Splendours of Jordan

Group Tour | General Interest 8 Days & 7 Nights Lead-in price: £1795

This tour picks out the best of Jordan’s magnificent cultural heritage and stunning landscapes. Visit the classical city of Jerash, the biblical site of Mount Nebo and Petra, the rock-hewn city. The shifting sands of Wadi Rum and the curative waters of the Dead Sea complete your exploration.

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Spend two full days exploring Petra & tour the remote ruins at Little Petra
  • 4x4 desert excursion over the dunes in Wadi Rum
  • Time at leisure to enjoy the mineral-rich waters of the Dead Sea
  • Visit the biblical site of Mount Nebo
  • Stay in 5-star accommodation
  • Small group size - average 18 people (max 20)
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Superior Private Tour in brief

Day 1: Fly to Amman

Fly from London (regional connections available) to Amman with Royal Jordanian Airlines. Transfer to the Intercontinental Amman (or similar) for 2 nights. (N)

Day 2: Amman - Jerash

Morning tour of Amman, visiting the citadel with panoramic views of the city and the restored Roman theatre in downtown Amman. Afternoon tour of the well-preserved Graeco- Roman city of Jerash, hidden for centuries in sand. (B, L, D)

Day 3: Madaba - Mount Nebo - Shobak - Petra

Travel along the King’s Highway, visiting Madaba, home to a Byzantine mosaic map of the region; Mount Nebo, from where Moses first viewed the Holy Land; and the crusader castle of Shobak. Continue to the historic city of Petra and stay 3 nights at the Mövenpick Resort Petra, situated at the entrance to the site. (B, L, D)

Day 4: Petra

Take a guided tour of the UNESCO-listed site of Petra, the rose-red city rediscovered by Johann Ludwig Burckhardt in 1812. (B, D)

Day 5: Petra

Return to the main site for more exploration with your guide. Optional evening visit to Petra by candlelight. (B, D)

Day 6: Little Petra - Wadi Rum - Dead Sea

Morning visit to Al Beidha, or ‘Little Petra’, before driving to Wadi Rum for a 4×4 excursion into the desert. Afternoon transfer to the Dead Sea. Stay 2 nights at the Mövenpick Resort & Spa Dead Sea. (B)

Day 7: Dead Sea

Day at leisure. Optional morning excursion to the baptism site of Jesus in Bethany, on the banks of the River Jordan. (B)

Day 8: Fly to London

Transfer to the airport and fly from Amman to London with Royal Jordanian Airlines. (B)

Meal basis: As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Accessibility: This tour involves walking over rough terrain. At Petra, visiting the monastery and the High Place of Sacrifice requires a steep climb.

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.

Superior private tour accommodation

  • Movenpick Resort
    Movenpick Resort

    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.

  • Movenpick Dead Sea
    Movenpick Dead Sea

    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.

Superior private tour extensions

Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem
Jerusalem
3 Nights from £1600

Discover sacred monuments and over 3,000 years of history in the fascinating city of Jerusalem. This city is significant to Christians, Jews and Muslims alike, resulting in a fascinating mix of synagogues, churches, mosques, minarets and shrines. During this 3-night extension, take in the highlights of the Old City with a day at leisure to explore at your own pace.


Jerusalem Drive to the Allenby Bridge and cross the border into Israel. Continue on the 50-kilometre drive to Jerusalem. Stay at the Dan Boutique Hotel for 3 nights. (B)


Jerusalem Full-day tour exploring the ancient city of Jerusalem, whose history dates back more than 3,000 years. The numerous highlights and attractions include a visit to the Mount of Olives for a panoramic view over the city and a stop at Mount Zion to visit King David's tomb, the room of the Last Supper. (B)


A day at leisure. Visit the Israel Museum, one of the country's most important cultural and historical institutions where the Dead Sea Scrolls are displayed. Alternatively visit the ancient fortifications of Masada, a fortress and palace built by King Herod the Great on a rocky mountain top (payable locally). (B)


Transfer to the airport. Fly from Tel Aviv to London with British Airways* . (B) * Note: Your outbound flight to Jordan on day 1 will also need to be with British Airways rather than Royal Jordanian. ok

Meal basis

As per itinerary - B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.


Sunset in Red Sea viewed from Aqaba
The Red Sea and the Dead Sea
2 Nights from £520

Visit the shores of the Red Sea and Dead Sea, both ideal places to unwind at the end of a tour. The Red Sea has clean, sandy beaches and clear waters with an array of marine life while the salty waters of the Dead Sea are rich in health-giving nutrients.


Following your 4x4 excursion in Wadi Rum, leave the group and transfer by road to Aqaba. Stay 2 nights at the Mövenpick Resort & Spa Tala Bay. Facilities include multiple swimming pools, a spa and a private beach area. (B)


Day at leisure. Relax at your hotel, visit the beach, take the shuttle into town or swim in the nearby warm waters of the Red Sea. (B)


Morning transfer to the Dead Sea. Stay for 2 nights at the Mövenpick Dead Sea. (B)


At leisure. Float in the salty waters of the Dead Sea or enjoy one of the numerous therapeutic spa treatments including salt and black mud body wraps. (B)


Fly to London Morning transfer to the airport. Fly from Amman to London with Royal Jordanian Airlines. (B)

Meal basis

As per itinerary - B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.


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Dates & prices

SPI2022

Guideline Prices

Low season from £2295 per person

High season from £2495 per person

 

Vaccination Travel Policy
All clients must be fully vaccinated before travelling with us on a Cox & Kings (C&K) group tour. This means that a customer must have received their full two doses of the COVID‑19 vaccination at least 14 days before travelling with us. This does not apply to our private tours or tailor-made travel. If you have any questions please call us or visit our FAQs page on our website here

Flexible Prices & Itineraries
For a quote based on alternative accommodation standards or flight options, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 7873 5000 or send an email enquiry

Guaranteed Departures Where a tour date has ‘yes’ listed, this tour is guaranteed to run.

For all other departure dates, once the minimum number of people booked has been reached, this tour is also guaranteed to run. Our sales consultants will be able to advise how many people are booked for your chosen date at the time of enquiry, giving you the confidence to book safe in the knowledge your tour will go ahead.

Terms & Conditions Guaranteed departures will run except in the circumstances where travel to the destination is advised against by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) or entry restrictions relating to COVID-19 preclude travel.

Additional Information

Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.

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.

 
  • * International flights (and domestic flights if applicable)
  • * UK departure and overseas airport taxes
  • * Accommodation, itinerary & meal basis as described
  • * Local Transfers in a private chauffeur-driven vehicle
  • * The support (if required) of an English speaking local representative
  • * Local guides and entrance fees where applicable

Destinations on this tour

  • Amman

    Amman, the modern and ancient capital of Jordan, is one of the oldest continuously...

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  • Amman

    Amman, the modern and ancient capital of Jordan, is one of the oldest continuously...

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  • Petra

    Inhabited since prehistoric times, this Nabataean carved-city, situated between the Red...

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  • Petra

    Inhabited since prehistoric times, this Nabataean carved-city, situated between the Red...

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  • Petra

    Inhabited since prehistoric times, this Nabataean carved-city, situated between the Red...

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  • Dead Sea (Jordan)

    The Dead Sea is one of the most unique places on earth. Situated at 400 metres below sea...

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  • Dead Sea (Jordan)

    The Dead Sea is one of the most unique places on earth. Situated at 400 metres below sea...

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