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Jordan's Ancient Wonders At Christmas

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  • Duration: 8 days
  • Board Basis: Mixed Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TTRAXFLJODN

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Air

Christmas in Jordan Holidays

Discover historic and biblical sites, explore the 'Lost City' of Petra and soak up magical desert landscapes as you immerse yourself in Jordan's treasures.

Discover historic and biblical sites, explore the 'Lost City' of Petra and soak up magical desert landscapes as you immerse yourself in Jordan's treasures.

PRICE FROM ? £1899 per person
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What's Included

  • Return flights from Heathrow with Royal Jordanian
  • 7 nights in 4 and 5-star hotels
  • 13 meals: 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 5 dinners
  • Travelsphere Tour Manager and Local Guide
  • Overseas transfers and other transportation
  • Porterage

Tours of Amman and the preserved Roman city of Jerash

Visit Mount Nebo and Madaba, where St George's Church houses the Mosaic Map

Discover the ancient Shobak fortress

Explore 'Little Petra'

Walking tour of Petra

Wadi Rum visit

The Dead Sea

Not Included

Itinerary

  • Day 1 UK/Amman
  • ​Depart on your flight to Amman today, the capital of Jordan. On arrival, we'll transfer you to your hotel.​
  • Day 2 Amman
  • ​A full day of discovery begins with a morning tour of Amman. You'll see many of its treasures, including a Roman amphitheatre, the magnificent citadel and it's archaeological museum, which towers above downtown Amman, as well as the King Abdullah Mosque. In the afternoon we're going to Jerash, one of the largest and best-preserved Roman cities in existence. Highlights here are the Temples of Artemis and Zeus, Hadrian's Triumphal Arch and a street of columns a mile long. This evening we will head to a restaurant for dinner.
  • Day 3 Petra
  • ​We're heading south today, to Petra, and on the way we'll visit many interesting sites. First stop is Mount Nebo, an elevated ridge that rises more than 700 metres above sea level and is cited in the Hebrew Bible as the point from which Moses saw the promised land. As you stand on this revered spot, you can take in panoramic views of the Holy Land and the valley of the River Jordan. We'll then head to Madaba, to visit St George's Church, the home of the Mosaic Map. This treasure of early Christianity dates back to the 6th century and is the oldest map of Palestine that exists today. A further highlight of our journey is the ancient fortress of Shobak. This is one of the largest and most impregnable of the chain of forts built by the Crusaders and is an impressive example of architectural military genius. Every stronghold was built to be a day's journey from its neighbour, and at night, beacons were lit to signal to Jerusalem that each was safe.The rose-red city of Petra is our final destination, and accommodation here is a hotel built in and around a traditional Jordanian village. If you can't wait to see Petra, we offer the opportunity to view the Treasury lit by candles this evening.
  • Day 4 Petra
  • ​Today's the day you will get to explore Petra on a guided walking tour. This extraordinary city carved into the sandstone is concealed beyond a long, narrow gorge – the Siq – and your Local Guide will lead you through this corridor of rock. Get ready for your first glimpse of the magnificent Treasury building in the daylight, it will not disappoint. There will be the opportunity for you to explore the area at leisure before returning to the hotel. This evening why not join our optional excursion which offers a dinner with a difference. We'll head to a restaurant where we'll actually work alongside the chefs as they create typical Jordanian dishes, eating what we have prepared.
  • Day 5 Wadi Rum
  • ​Start the day with a visit to Siq al-Barid, a northern suburb of Petra known as 'Little Petra'. Here you'll see houses, temples and staircases all carved out of rock and hidden away in the centre of a mountain.  We then head to the desert of Wadi Rum, home to the nomadic Bedouin people and immortalised in the 1962 film Lawrence of Arabia. With sand dunes and sandstone rock formations of all shapes, sizes and colours, this magical landscape is sure to leave a lasting impression. You'll stay tonight in the heart of Wadi Rum, where your hotel is in the guise of a Bedouin camp, and you will stay in your own Bedouin-style tent. If you have chosen to upgrade, your 'Martian dome' comes complete with spectacular views of the star-strewn sky, which you can take in from your bed. Once you've settled in, enjoy an included dinner of traditional dishes and afterwards, maybe join an optional star-gazing excursion in the company of an expert guide who can tell you about the formations you will see in the clear desert skies.
  • Day 6 Dead Sea
  • ​Your journey continues today as you head towards another famous destination, the Dead Sea. This is the lowest spot on earth, and as you stay here for two nights in a hotel right on its shores, you'll have the chance to experience its unique waters, renowned for their buoyancy and therapeutic qualities.
  • Day 7 Dead Sea
  • ​You can spend today at leisure, or you might choose to join an optional excursion to the nearby River Jordan and the biblical site of the baptism of Jesus.
  • Day 8 Dead Sea/Amman/UK
  • ​This morning we will transfer you to Amman for your flight back to the UK.
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Accommodation

    • Kempinski Hotel Amman
    • Hyatt Zaman Hotel
    • The Hyatt Zaman is located 7.5 miles from Petra and Aqaba is a 90-minute drive from the resort. This hotel offers stunning views of the Sharah Mountain Range. Hotel facilities include a fitness room, a traditional hammam, and an outdoor pool. Air-conditioned rooms feature modern amenities combined with traditional decorations. All rooms have a seating area, a flat-screen TV, and a minibar. There are several restaurants offering authentic Arabian dishes as well as international cuisine. Guests can enjoy an evening cocktail at the garden bar. The resort’s hammam features original Ottoman features and offers professional massages. There is also a handicraft souk, and a small shop selling a selection of incense, tea, hand soaps, and body creams. The well-tended walkways of the resort lead to the old village centre, with its original water-well and marble benches.
    • Suncity Wadi Camp
    • Holiday Inn Resort Dead Sea
    • Soak up the ancient magic of Jordan''s Dead Sea in contemporary comfort at the Holiday Inn Resort Dead Sea hotel. A 45-minute drive from Queen Alia International Airport, the 5-star hotel has a sun-drenched private beach whose soft sands are lapped by the healing waters of the world’s most famous salt lake. Three palm-fringed, heated pools link the Dead Sea with the sand-coloured hotel, making this a water lover''s paradise. Parents can watch the horizon from the infinity pool, or sip a cocktail at Dive Inn Bar while their children splash in the kids'' area. Swim out to Jacuzzi island and forget the outside world – or stay in touch using complimentary, high-speed Wi-Fi. Luxurious massages and facial treatments in Shape Up spa use natural Dead Sea products.
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Optional Excursions

Petra cookery class

Petra at night

Star-gazing in Wadi Rum

River Jordan

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Further Information

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