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To find out more visit saga.co.uk/ancient-petra Ancient sites Your tour includes The colonnaded street in Jerash VIP door-to-door travel service ­ please call for details 8 nights in hotels · 12 meals: 8 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners l l Excursions and visits Tour of Amman highlights Visit to Jurash Tour three of the desert castles Visit Mount Nebo, Madaba and Shobak castle Guided full-day tour of Petra Visit to Wadi Rum Visit to Jesus' baptism site, Bethany l l l l l l l The Dead Sea The view from Mount Nebo Plus all this... Optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights, or a reduction if not required§ Return flights and transfers Saga tour manager Porterage at all hotels Tourist visa**. l l l l l Wadi Rum Jordan's Ancient Treasures Discover some of Jordan's archaeological `treasures' on a special interest version of this holiday. In addition to visiting some of the country's best-known sites, you will be joined by an expert historian tour manager. You will spend a day at Petra, visit the protected area of Wadi Rum and stay overnight in a `martian' tent. See the 6th century mosaic map of the Holy Land in Madaba, the `City of Mosaics', and visit the site where archaeologists believe Jesus was baptised by John the Baptist. During your tour provides you will stay at three different hotels in the capital of Amman, Petra, and on the shores of the Dead Sea, plus spend a night in the state-of-the-art `martian' tents in the extraordinary desert landscape of Wadi Rum. Archaeology 8 nights departing October 21, 2020. Holiday code: AV179. The rose-red city A day in Petra is undoubtedly the highlight of any trip to Jordan. Known as the `rose-red city half as old as time', it was founded around the 6th century BC, by the nomadic Nabataean Arabs who settled here and established trade links for silk from China and spices from India, from their hidden city. Around 100AD Petra fell to the Romans who later abandoned it. It was known only to local people until 1812 when it was rediscovered by a Swiss explorer. Access is via the Siq ­ a narrow gorge ­ and your first glimpse of Petra will be the the vast, carved facade of the Treasury at the end. Inside, discover rock-cut tombs, colonnaded streets, temples, a 3000-seat theatre and the Deir or Monastery, a huge 1st-century AD tomb, later used as a Christian church, reached by 900 steps! Prices from: Oct 16 - Archaeology 2199 Feb 26, 2020 1799 Mar 11 1999 Apr 15 2049 Sep 23 2049 Oct 7 1999 Oct 21 - Archaeology 2199 Nov 4 1949 Rooms for sole occupancy from £2198 Ancient Petra and Arabian Deserts. Holiday code: JD100 / AV179 Archaeology. All prices are £s per person based on two people sharing, including savings as advertised and are subject to availability. Oct 21, 2020 Archaeology Special interest departure follows a slightly different itinerary. Please call for details. § Optional travel insurance: A reduction of £27 applies if you do not need the optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights ­ see page 235 for details. Getting You There Prices are based on Royal Jordanian from Heathrow. Please enquire for regional flights and alternative airline options. · Fly in style ­ ask about our great value cabin upgrades · Remember, wherever you are in the UK, our VIP travel service means we will get you to the airport for no extra cost! To book see page 235 and call FREE on 0800 414 383 or visit saga.co.uk/tours Please quote SMT19 81