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Day 1: Arrival Amman - Amman City Tour

After passing through Immigration and Customs control, proceed to the Arrivals Hall where your English speaking driver will be waiting. Begin your holiday by visiting undertaking a tour of downtown Amman and visiting the Citadel before checking-in to your hotel. Overnight: Amman.


Day 2: Umm Qais - Tel Mar Elias - Anjara - Jerash

Travel to Umm Qais (Gadara), where according to the Bible, Jesus performed the Gadarene Swine miracle when he cast out the devil from two men into a herd of pigs. Visit Tall Mar Elias which has long been identified with Tishbe, mentioned in the Bible as the hometown or region of the Prophet Elijah. Drive to Anjara to see the Shrine of the Lady of the Mountain at the Roman Catholic Church. Then with your English speaking local guide take a 2-hour guided tour of Jerash, one of the best preserved cities of Roman times. Enter through Hadrian's Arch to see the Hippodrome, Greek temples and Byzantine churches, Roman theatres, colonnaded streets, forum and marketplace. Return to Amman. Overnight: Amman.


Day 3: Amman - Baptism Site - (border crossing) - Jerusalem

Drive to the Rift Valley to visit Bethany Beyond the Jordan, where Jesus was baptised by John the Baptist and the children of Israel, let by Joshua, crossed into the Promised Land. Nearby is the King Hussein Bridge where you will cross the holy river of Jordan to enter the Holy Lands. Once across the border, meet your Palestinian driver and guide and continue on to Jerusalem. Overnight: Jerusalem.


Day 4: Jerusalem

An entire day to explore this historic city on a walking tour. Enter through Dung's Gate to visit the Wailing Wall, the Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock. Continue on to the Muslim Quarter and visit the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, through the Jewish Quarter to the Armenian quarter, and then free time to explore the markets or any of the museums. In the evening we try out the nightlife. Overnight: Jerusalem.


Day 5: Jerusalem - Dead Sea

We visit the Mount of Olives, to enjoy the famous view over the city to the Temple Mount. Next we visit the Garden of Gethsemane and the Church of all Nations. Proceed to Mount Zion, the Last Supper Room and the Tomb of King David. Departing Jerusalem we take the short drive to Bethlehem to visit Manger Square and the Church of the Nativity. Make our way back to the border, stopping en route at Jericho, one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. At the border we bid farewell to our Israeli guide and cross back to Jordan to travel to the Dead Sea. Free leisure time at the Dead Sea Resort. Overnight: Dead Sea.


Day 6: Dead Sea - Mt Nebo - Madaba - Karak Castle - Dana Nature Reserve - Petra

Ascend into the mountains to visit Mt Nebo, the most revered holy site in Jordan. The Mount is mentioned many times in the Bible when Moses went up from the Plain of Moab to the Mount of Nebo and God showed Moses the Promised Land. Following the Kings' Highway, an ancient caravan route, we will arrive at Madaba to see the oldest mosaic map of the Holy Land in existence on the floor of the 6th Century St George Church. Pass through Wadi Mujib (Arnon) to reach Karak to explore the famous Crusader Castle built in 1132/34 by King Baldwin I. of Jerusalem. Further along the Highway we will make a brief stop to overlook the natural reserve of Dana. Drive to Petra. Overnight: Petra.


Day 7: Petra - Amman

With your English speaking guide, walk through the 1.2km long Siq (chasm) to reach the rose-red city of Petra, passing the remains of Nabataean shrines, water channels, wall carvings and some of the original paving stones. See the magnificent Treasury as you exit the Siq, explore the Street of Facades, the Theatre, Royal Tombs, Colonnaded Street, Byzantine Church, Winged Lion's Temple, Qasr al Bint, and the Petra Museum where your guided tour will end. Climb to the Monastery and/or High Place of Sacrifice on your own. Mid-afternoon, meet your driver to return to Amman. Overnight: Amman.


Day 8: Departure

After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight.


Amman Larsa Hotel

Larsa Hotel – Amman

Location: 12km from centre of Amman.

Close to: Al Baraka Mall & King Abdullah Mosque

Facilities: Free Wi-Fi, Restaurant, Bar/Lounge, Fitness Centre, Sauna, Computer Station, Outdoor Pool



Amman Rum Hotel

Rum Hotel

Location: Amman Al Swefieh Ali Nasouh Al Taher Street, Bul. No 60

Close to: AlWakalat St.

Facilities: Al Sayran restaurant, Meeting Room, VIP Lounge, deli cafe



Amman Imperial Palace

Imperial Palace Hotel

Location: 4th Circle

Close to: Embassies

Facilities: 24 hour Room Service, Restaurant, Sauna, Jacuzzi and Outdoor Pool, High Speed WiFi.



Amman Geneva Hotel

Geneva Hotel

Location: West Amman on road to Airport

Close to: Shopping, business districts

Facilities: 3 restaurants, 24 hour Room Service, 24 hour Laundry/Dry Cleaning/Pressing, High Speed Internet, Currency Exchange



Amman Grand Hyatt

Grand Hyatt

Location: 2km from city centre

Close to: The Citadel, Roman Theatre and shopping centers

Facilities: High Speed Internet, 24 hour Room Service, Babysitting, Currency Exchange, ATM machine



Amman Le Meridien

Le Meridien

Location: Shmeisani commercial business and diplomatic district

Close to: The Citadel, Roman Theatre and shopping centers

Facilities: Free In-room WiFi, Health Club and Spa, 7 Restaurants, Bar



Amman Landmark Hotel

Landmark Hotel

Location: Central Amman

Close to: within walking distanced of the old city area

Facilities: 6 Restaurants, 24 Hour Room Service, Fitness & Wellness Centre, Tennis Court, Gift Shop, High Speed Internet throughout hotel, Same-day Laundry & Dry-Cleaning, Baby Sitting Services, ATM Machine



Petra La Maison

La Maison Hotel

Location: Wadi Musa (Petra) – Tourism Street

Close to: very close to the visitors center

Facilities: Restaurant, gift shop, Free Wi-Fi, Massage, Bar



Petra Amra Palace

Amra Palace Hotel

Location: Wadi Musa (Petra)
Close to: Souk, 1km from Petra Archaeological Park,

Facilities Restaurant, Summer Roof-top Dining, Indoor Heated Swimming Pool, Jacuzzi, Turkish Bath, 24 Hour Room Service, Internet Access, Currency Exchange, Coffee Shop, Gift Shop, Same day Laundry & Dry Cleaning



Petra Seven Wonders

Seven Wonders

Location: Wadi Musa (Petra)
Close to: Souk, 1km from Petra Archaeological Park.

Facilities Internet Access in Rooms, Restaurant, Rooftop Pool and Covered Terrace, Gift Shop, Laundry & Dry Cleaning Service



Petra Moon Hotel

Petra Moon Hotel

Location: Wadi Musa (Petra)

Close to: 100m from Petra Archaeological Park, 100m from Restaurants

Facilities Restaurant, High Speed Internet WiFi, Rooftop Terrace and Swimming Pool (April-November)



Petra Guest House

Petra Guest House

Location: Wadi Musa (Petra)

Close to: At the entrance gate to Petra Archaeological Park, 200m from Restaurants

Facilities Lobby Lounge, Restaurant, Bar, 24 Hour Room Service



Petra Movenpick

Movenpick Resort Petra

Location: Wadi Musa (Petra)

Close to: at entrance to Petra Archaeological Park, local Restaurants

Facilities Outdoor Pool, 7 Restaurants, Fitness & Wellness Centre, Free WiFi, Free Mini-bar



Petra Mariott

Marriott Hotel

Location: Above Petra Valley

Close to: 10-15 minute drive from entrance to Petra Archaeological Park

Facilities Currency Exchange, Bookstore, Gift Shop, Laundry & Dry Cleaning, Newspapers, 24 Hour Room Service, 2 Restaurants, Bar



Dead Sea Spa Hotel

Dead Sea Spa Hotel

Location: northern foreshore of Dead Sea, 45 minutes drive from Queen Alia International Airport

Close to: Hammamat Ma’in Thermal Springs, Baptism Site, Mt Nebo, Madaba

Facilities High Speed Internet, Disability Accessible Rooms, 24 Hour Room Service, 2 Restaurants, 2 Bars and a Lobby Lounge, Aqua Fun Centre for Children, Spa & Wellness Centre, Private Beach Access to the Dead Sea, Gift Shop



Deadsea Kempinski Ishtar

Kempinski Ishtar

Location: northern foreshore of Dead Sea, 45 minutes drive from Queen Alia International Airport

Close to: Hammamat Ma’in Thermal Springs, Baptism Site, Mt Nebo, Madaba

Facilities Private Beach access to the Dead Sea, 9 Pools, Fitness Centre, Tennis Court, Internet Access, Kids Club, 4 Restaurants, Luxury Spa



Deadsea Holiday In

Holiday Inn

Location: northern foreshore of Dead Sea, 45 minutes drive from Queen Alia International Airport

Close to: Hammamat Ma’in Thermal Springs, Baptism Site, Mt Nebo, Madaba

Facilities Private Beach Access to the Dead Sea, outdoor pool, Sauna and Hot Tub in Hotel’s Health



Dead Sea Movenpick

Holiday Inn

Location: northern foreshore of Dead Sea, 45 minutes drive from Queen Alia International Airport

Close to: Hammamat Ma’in Thermal Springs, Baptism Site, Mt Nebo, Madaba

Facilities Private Beach access, several swimming pools including an infinity pool and heated winter pool



Dead Sea Crowne

Holiday Inn

Location: northern foreshore of Dead Sea, 45 minutes drive from Queen Alia International Airport

Close to: Hammamat Ma’in Thermal Springs, Baptism Site, Mt Nebo, Madaba

Facilities Outdoor Pool, 24 Hour Gym, Spa & Wellness Centre, 2 Restaurants, 2 Bars and 1 Lounge, Laundry & Dry Cleaning, Childrens’ Care Services, WiFi.



Deadsea Mariott

Holiday Inn

Location: northern foreshore of Dead Sea, 45 minutes drive from Queen Alia International Airport

Close to: Hammamat Ma’in Thermal Springs, Baptism Site, Mt Nebo, Madaba

Facilities Private Beach Access, free WiFi, 5 Restaurants, 3 Bars, 2 Lounges, Jogging/Fitness Trail, Volleyball, Tennis, Children’s Pool & Indoor/Outdoor Play Area, 3 Adult Outdoor Pools, 1 Adult Indoor Pool



PACKAGE INCLUDES

Meet & Assist at airport

Modern, air conditioned vehicle

English speaking driver

Entrance fees to all sites listed in itinerary

Local English speaking guide in Jerash (2 hours)

Local English speaking guide in Petra (3-4 hours)

Accommodation and Meal Plan selected

All service charges and taxes


PACKAGE EXCLUDES

Jordan Entry visa/Exit tax

Israeli Entry visa/Exit tax

Travel insurance

Tipping guides/drivers

Meals not included in Meal Plan

Personal expenses