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ARCHAEOLOGY JORDAN To find out more visit saga.co.uk/Jordanarchaeology Jordan Archaeology Discovery Discover the archaeology of Jordan, a kingdom rich in ancient sites and history. Explore the Citadel of Amman, visit desert castles, see the hidden city of Petra, and visit the remarkable Wadi Rum ... 8 nights from £2099^ Including optional travel insurance or a reduction of £27 if not required§ Departing: October 16, 2019. Holiday code: AV179. VIP door-to-door travel service ­ see page 67 8 nights in hotels 13 meals: 8 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners l NEW Expert historian Tour manager l A lecture about Nabatean life Excursions and visits Tour of Amman citadel Visit to Jerash Tour three of the desert castles Visit Mount Nebo, Madaba and Kerak Guided full-day tour of Petra Visit to Wadi Rum with overnight stay in the Martian tents on site Visit to Lot's Cave Visit to Bethany Experience the Dead Sea independently l l l l l l l l l The `Lost City of Petra' 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's Martian tents The desert castle of Qsar Amra ACTIVITY LEVEL Day 1: UK-Amman. Fly to Amman, arriving in the evening. Transfer to the AlQasr Metropole Hotel (4Q) for a three-night stay. Day 2: Amman and Jerash. Tour the city of Amman, visiting the Citadel ­ site of ancient Rabbath-Ammon and home to the Ummayad Palace with its impressive buildings and colonnaded street. Next, visit the magnificent Roman Theatre ­ a remnant of ancient Philadelphia ­ before continuing to Jerash. Occupied by the Romans from 63AD, Jerash's fine Roman sites includes a Forum, two theatres, a hippodrome and the `Street of Columns'. B, L Day 3: Umm Al-Jimal and Desert Castles. Head north to Amm Al-Jimal with its remains of some 150 Roman, Byzantine and early Islamic buildings. Next head for the Desert Castles including Qasr Amra ­ an 8th century fortress and caliph's residence, Qasr al Kharrana and Qasr al Azraq. B Day 4: Mount Nebo-MadabaKerak-Petra. Travel to Mount Nebo, where Moses glimpsed the Holy Land and is believed to be buried. Continue to Madaba, the `City of Mosaics' with its renowned 6th-century mosaic map of Jerusalem and the Holy Land. At Kerak see the restored crusader fortress before travelling to Petra, where you stay two nights at the locally-rated 4-star Movenpick Petra Resort Hotel. B, D Day 5: Petra. Enjoy a full-day walking tour around Petra. This extraordinary ancient city carved out of the rock was built by the Nabatean people between 800 BC and 200 AD in a canyon entered through a narrow gorge. Virtually abandoned by the 7th century, Petra was `lost' `until 1812, when it was rediscovered. Discover some of Petra's monuments and buildings including a theatre, royal tombs, colonnaded street and the astonishing Treasury. This evening look forward to a lecture at your hotel on `Nabatean Life'. B, D Day 6: Petra-Wadi Rum. Drive to Wadi Rum ­ a protected area and UNESCO World Heritage Site, whose extraordinary desert terrain ranging from gorges to cliffs and caverns gives rise to it being known as `Moon Valley'. On arrival, stay overnight in a Bedouin tent at the Sun City Camp in the desert. B, L, D Day 7: Bethany - Dead Sea. Visit the site where Lot's wife was said to have turned into a salt pillar, before continuing to Bethany with its 1st century AD settlement and where Jesus was believed to have been baptised. Spend two nights at the Movenpick Resort & Spa Dead Sea . B Day 8: Dead Sea. Today is at leisure to enjoy the Dead Sea. At 400 metres below sea level it is the earth's lowest point on dry land and has a high concentration of salts, making it possible to float. B Day 9: Dead Sea-Amman-UK. Travel to Amman airport for your return flight and UK door-to-door travel service. B **Tourist visa for full British citizens resident in the UK. See the Essential Information for details. SAVE an additional £100 on advertised price when you book by Feb 28, 2019 ^All prices are £s per person based on two people sharing and are subject to availability. Flights from Heathrow with the scheduled services of Royal Jordanian. §A reduction of £27 applies if you do not need the optional travel insurance and additional cancellations rights. Single rooms: (supplement per person, per tour): £399, subject to availability. For the latest prices and offers, visit saga.co.uk/holidays. See enclosed Essential Information. 42 Please quote SPN34 Questions on an existing booking? Call FREE on 0800 300 600 or visit saga.co.uk/managemybooking