Jordan - A Land of Ancient Treasures & Empires at New Year

From £2,999
Duration 8 Days
Departures from Dec 2020 - Dec 2020
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From £2,999
Duration 8 Days
Departures from Dec 2020 - Dec 2020
Tour Overview

This tour takes you to Jordan's architectural and natural wonders. Journey from Amman through the wild Jordanian landscape to Petra, and spend a day exploring the 'Rose City'. Experience a Bedouin camp and the Wadi Rum desert. We will also stay in a resort on the edge of the Dead Sea,  where you can relax and pamper yourself after all the sightseeing.

  • Festive
  • Classic Touring
  • Half Board
  • All Highlights Included

Your Holiday Includes

  • Just You Tour Manager as your host & Specialist Local Guide
  • Return flights from Heathrow with Royal Jordanian
  • A dedicated Just You representative to greet you at selected UK airports
  • Use of an airport lounge in the UK
  • 7 nights in 4-star hotels
  • 14 meals: 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 6 dinners including a welcome drink, gala dinner & farewell dinner & drink
  • Overseas transfers, other transportation & porterage

Included Holiday Highlights

  • Tour of Amman including the Citadel & Roman amphitheatre
  • Journey along the King's Highway, visit Madaba & Mount Nebo
  • Discover the 'Rose City' of Petra
  • Lunch in a traditional Bedouin camp
  • See the famous Wadi Rum desert
  • New Year gala dinner on the Dead Sea
  • Float in the Dead Sea
  • Visit the archaeological wonder of Jerash​

Itinerary

Days 1 & 2 Amman

After breakfast we will set off to explore the attractive Middle Eastern city of Amman. On a walking tour, we will visit the city's main historic sites which include the ancient Bronze Age citadel and the Roman theatre. After a look inside the bright blue-domed King Abdullah Mosque, we will experience the atmosphere in the city's authentic vegetable market, the Souk el-Khodra. In the evening our group will head out together for dinner and enjoy a welcome drink.​

Meals included: B,D

Day 3 Amman - Petra

Today we take the King's Highway to Petra.  As we travel along this ancient route, we will see some of Jordan's most dramatic scenery and glimpse rural life as we pass through small towns and villages. Stopping in Madaba, the 'City of Mosaics', we will have the chance to see the astonishing Madaba Mosaic map, the oldest map of the Middle East on Earth.  After spending some time learning how mosaics are made, we will pause at Mount Nebo. Said to be where Moses saw the Promised Land, this is a great opportunity to take photographs of the sweeping desert views.  After arriving in Petra we will have dinner in a restaurant and check into our hotel, which is designed like a traditional Arabic village. ​

Meals included: B,D

Day 4 Petra

Don't forget your camera today as we visit Petra, an ancient city filled with incredible rock-cut buildings, and one of the Middle East's bucket-list destinations. We will experience a jaw-dropping moment as we enter Petra through the Siq. After taking in the perfectly preserved Treasury building, we will meet a Local Guide who will show us some of Petra's other highlights including the Royal Tombs. There will be plenty of time to explore before we head back to the hotel for dinner. In the evening, there will be a chance to see Petra magically lit by candles on our optional excursion.

Meals included: B,D

Day 5 New Year's Eve, Petra - Wadi Rum - Dead Sea

Make sure you've got some energy left as today is packed full of highlights. In the morning, we will head off the beaten path to Siq al-Barid or 'Little Petra', a city carved out of the sandstone cliffs. Lunch will be provided by the Ammarin tribe in their Bedouin tented camp, where we will learn about their traditions and lifestyle. Then, we will head into windswept Wadi Rum desert, a valley of red dunes and rock formations made famous in the film Lawrence of Arabia. Once we arrive at our Dead Sea hotel there will be time for a rest before we sit down to a gala dinner and see in the New Year together.

Meals included: B,L,D

Day 6 New Year's Day, at Leisure

Today is New Year's Day and you can spend it as you wish. You might want to enjoy a luxurious spa treatment, relax on the private beach or have a float in the Dead Sea, whose waters and mud are said to have healing properties. Or, there is the option to join us on a trip to the River Jordan, where we will visit the location where Jesus is said to have been baptised.​

Meals included: B,D

Day 7 Dead Sea - Jesrah - Amman

On our way back to Amman today, we will stop at Jerash, one of the best-preserved Roman cities in the Middle East. On a guided tour we will see the collonaded streets, temples and theatres, as well as the hippodrome, which once held 15,000 spectators. In the evening, our group will come together for the final time for a special dining experience at Kan Zamman, a restaurant in a charming restored Ottoman village.​

Meals included: B,D

Day 8 Amman - UK

​Today you will check out of your hotel and make your way back to the UK. ​

Meals included: B

Accommodation

Kempinski Hotel Amman

Ideally located in the heart of Amman, facilities at your hotel include a choice of stylish restaurants and bars, a fitness centre and spa. Guest rooms feature private facilities and flat-screen TV.

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.

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. 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.

Kempinski Hotel Amman

Ideally located in the heart of Amman, facilities at your hotel include a choice of stylish restaurants and bars, a fitness centre and spa. Guest rooms feature private facilities and flat-screen TV.

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