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JORDAN To find out more visit saga.co.uk/petra Petra to the Dead Sea 8 nights from £2499 Including optional travel insurance or from £2472 without insurance§ Discover Jordan, a land steeped in four millennia of history. Visit the hidden city of Petra, follow in the footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia in the Wadi Rum desert, explore UNESCO-listed Bethany and float in the salty waters of the Dead Sea. Ancient sites Small group 25 or less Your tour includes · VIP door-to-door travel service ­ see page 51 · 8 nights in hotels · 14 meals: 8 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 dinners All our Solo tours include... Fast track security and airport lounge UK Welcome drink and dinner Drinks party Farewell dinner Meet and greet at the airport Social activities l l l l l l The ornate Al Khazneh, `the Treasury' Mount Nebo Bethany Dead Sea Jerash Amman Desert Castles Madaba Shobak 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 Israel Petra Jordan nights in hotel Wadi Rum The Dead Sea ACTIVITY LEVEL Day 1: UK-Amman. Fly to Amman, arriving in the evening for a three-night stay. Day 2: Jerash. This afternoon's included tour of Amman introduces the capital's highlights. Afterwards, drive to Jerash with its well-preserved Roman ruins which include a Roman Forum, two theatres, a hippodrome and the 600-metre colonnaded `Street of Columns'. Look forward to an included drinks party at a wine tasting bar in Amman, and a welcome dinner this evening. B, L, D Day 3: Desert Castles. After breakfast, head out to explore Jordan's Desert castles. Visit the best-preserved castles of Qasr Amra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Qasr al Kharrana and Qasr al Azraq. B Day 4: Mount Nebo-Madaba-Shobak-Petra. Travel to Mount Nebo, the site from which Moses was allowed to see the Holy Land. Continue to ancient Madaba to see its 6th-century mosaic map of Jerusalem and the Holy Land, believed to be the earliest created. At Shobak, see the mountaintop Crusader castle, built in the 12th-century. Continue to Petra, where you'll stay for two nights. B, D Day 5: Petra. Enjoy a full-day walking tour around Petra, known as the `rose-red city half as old as time'. Petra was built from 800 BC to 100 AD by Nabatean Arabs in a canyon, with the only entrance being through a narrow gorge. Walk back to your hotel for dinner. B, D Day 6: Wadi Rum-Dead Sea. Check out and take a coach drive to Wadi Rum. The largest, most magnificent valley in the south of Jordan, its name means `Moon Valley'­ you'll see why ­ and there remain many traces of early civilisations. Enjoy lunch in a dome-shaped restaurant in Sun City Camp. Then, continue to the Dead Sea for a three-night stay. B, L Day 7: Bethany. Visit Bethany, one of the most sacred Christian places in the world, on an included half-day tour. Return to your hotel for the afternoon. B Day 8: Dead Sea. Today is at leisure to enjoy the Dead Sea. Because of its high concentration of salts, even a non-swimmer can float quite safely! The dark mud on the shore has been used for for therapeutic purposes for more than 2000 years. Enjoy a farewell dinner tonight. B, D Day 9: Amman-UK. Travel to Amman airport for your return flight to the UK. B Accommodation... AlQasr Metropole Hotel (4*), Amman · Movenpick Petra Resort Hotel (5*) · Movenpick Dead Sea Resort and Spa (5*). **Tourist visa for full British citizens resident in the UK. See the Essential Information for details. Plus all this... Optional travel insurance underwritten by Great Lakes Insurance SE, UK Return flights and transfers Saga tour manager Porterage at all hotels Tourist visa**. l l l l l Prices from: Mar 4, 2020 2499 Sep 30 2599 Wonders of Jordan. Holiday code: AF776. All prices are £s per person, including savings as advertised and are subject to availability. § Optional travel insurance: A reduction of £27 applies if you do not need the optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights ­ see page 51 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 51 and call FREE on 0800 300 500 or visit saga.co.uk/solo-holidays Please quote SHT26 37