Places Visited: Amman, (Dead Sea), Petra, (Wadi Rum), Amman
Join us on this compelling 8-day tour of Jordan’s scenic and cultural highlights, featuring the cream of the country’s extraordinary desert landscapes and Greco-Roman ruins. It begins in the capital, Amman, with a visit to Hadrian’s Arch and the sublime colonnaded Forum at Jerash, then proceeds to Petra for a 2-night stay in a luxury hotel close to the fabled carved facades of the ‘Rose City’. We also visit the surreal Wadi Rum and take a dip in the healing waters at the Dead Sea brings, bringing the trip to a suitably relaxing conclusion.
All departures for this tour are guaranteed and shared with our local partners.
Group size: 2-40 people
- Group Size 2 - 40 people
- Internal Travel Arrival and Departure transfers
- Accompanying Guide English-speaking accompanying guide throughout
- Accommodation 7 nights
- Meal Plan Bed & Breakfast
Itinerary for Classical Jordan
Greeted on arrival in Amman and escorted to Landmark Hotel for four nights.
This morning, we visit the Desert Castles – the spectacular early Islamic art complexes with their fine mosaics, frescoes, stone and stucco carvings inspired by the best Persian and Greco-Roman culture. Later we explore Amman – the White City. Start at the Citadel which houses several impressive structures like Temple of Hercules, Umayyad Palace, Byzantine church, Archaeological Museum and the Folklore Museum.
Today we enjoy a full day excursion to Pella and Umm Qais – two brilliant ancient Greco-Roman cities of the Decapolis. In Pella, we visit the remains of Chalcolithic settlement from 4th century BC, Byzantine churches and a small medieval mosque. Umm Qais boasts impressive ancient remains including stunning black basalt theatre, the basilica and underground mausoleum.
After breakfast, start your day with a visit of Jerash, ‘the Jewel of the North’ - one of the largest and most well-preserved sites of Roman architecture in the world outside Italy. Continue to the Dead Sea, one of the most spectacular natural and spiritual landscapes in the world and the lowest point on Earth, at 400m below sea level. Spend some time at the Dead Sea before returning to hotel in Amman.
After breakfast, drive along the 2000-year-old King’s Highway, an ancient road mentioned in The Bible. Stop at Madaba, ‘The City of Mosaics’. Proceed to Mount Nebo, known as the burial place of Prophet Moses. Arrive at Kerak, the magnificent Crusader Castle. Proceed to Petra and stay at Movenpick Resort for two nights.
After breakfast, a full day visit of the “Rose Red City” of Petra - a treasure of the ancient world- rediscovered in 1812.
Petra, Wadi Rum, Amman
After breakfast, visit ‘Al-Beidha’ – also known as the Little Petra. It was an important suburb of the City of Petra and the entry point for trade routes to the north and north-west. Later we drive to Wadi Rum, Jordan’s vast and echoing desert. We enjoy a Bedouin 4x4 jeep ride exploring the stunning moonscape. Later we drive back to Amman for overnight stay in Landmark hotel or similar.
After breakfast, transfer to Amman airport for your return flight.
Group Tour 8 days from £865 per person
✓ 7 nights accommodation
✓ All internal travel including arrival & departure transfers by shared coach
✓ English-speaking accompanying guide throughout
✓ Bed & Breakfast
✓ Entrance fees to sites and monuments listed in tour itinerary
Holiday Extensions for this tour
Classical Jordan - Aqaba Beach Stay
4 days, 3 nights from £545 per person
Single supplement £ 135 per personview itinerary
Transfer to Amman airport for your flight to Aqaba. Remain at leisure at the Marina Plaza for three nights.
Transfer to Aqaba airport in the morning. Fly back to Amman to take your onward flight.
Places and Experiences in this tour
The multicultural city of Amman in Jordan is ideal for cultural immersion and for exploring traditions of the Middle East. There are many galleries and museums, ideal for those int…
The ruins of ancient Gerasa tumble from the arid hillside above the modern town of Jerash, Jordan. Two-thousand years ago, this was a thriving provincial capital of around 20,000 p…
Umm Qais (the modern Gadara), Jordan, is said to be the site of the famous miracle of the Gadarene swine, where Jesus removed demons from two men and transferred them to a herd of…
Mount Nebu is not only a significant site in terms of religion, but offers an interesting visit. Step back in time and discover the remains of a church and monastery at the highest…
Given the popularity among foreign visitors today, it’s hard to believe Petra remained forgotten by the outside world until 1812, when it was re-discovered by a Swiss explorer. Ima…
The Dead Sea
Ancient royals from Herod to Cleopatra numbered among those who availed of the Dead Sea’s curative powers. The secret of its success, then as now, is a rich cocktail of minerals an…
Wadi Rum, Jordan, offers a fantastic opportunity to experience the desert in a Middle Eastern culture. The natural landscape is home to monolithic rocks, some of which reach 1,750…
The resort of Aqaba, Jordan, is often overlooked by tourists and is, therefore, a quieter destination to enjoy. The friendly and welcoming locals create a positive atmosphere; rela…
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