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ARCHAEOLOGY JORDAN To find out more visit 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 See enclosed Essential Information. 42 Please quote SPN34 Questions on an existing booking? Call FREE on 0800 300 600 or visit