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ARCHAEOLOGY JORDAN To find out more visit Jordan Archaeology Discovery Discover Jordan's rich heritage on this archaeology holiday ­ see Petra, desert castles and the Dead Sea, plus stay in a Martian tent at Wadi Rum. 8 nights from £2249^ Including optional travel insurance or from £2222^ without insurance§ Departing: October 21, 2020. Holiday code: AV179 This Special Interest tour includes: · Expert Host · Saga Host · Included themed activities · Expert Host Talks · Hosted welcome drinks reception · Leisure time · 20kg checked-in luggage · Free hotel Wi-Fi · Hotel porterage · Optional travel insurance underwritten by Great Lakes Insurance SE, UK · Return flights and transfers Plus this holiday features: · 13 meals: 8 breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (L), and 3 dinners (D) VIP door-to-door travel service 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. The `Lost City of Petra' The path to Petra Float in the Dead Sea ACTIVITY LEVEL Day 1: UK-Amman. Fly to Amman, arriving in the evening. Transfer to your hotel 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 El-Jimal and Desert Castles. Head north to Amm El-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-Madaba-Kerak-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. 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 Martian Dome 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 here. 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 Accommodation... Al Qasr Metropole Hotel (4*), Amman · Movenpick Petra Resort Hotel (4*) · Martian Dome at the Sun City Camp, Wadi Rum · Movenpick Resort & Spa Dead Sea (5*). Jordan Archaeology Discovery. ^All prices are £s per person based on two people sharing, with flights from Heathrow to Amman with the scheduled services of Royal Jordanian. Price shown is a guide only and may be available for a limited number of bookings. § Optional travel insurance: A reduction of £27 applies if you do not need the optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights. For sole occupancy rooms, to travel from a local airport or to take advantage of our flight upgrade deals (all subject to availability and extra charges may apply) please visit or call for further details. See enclosed Essential Information. 78 Please quote SPN20 To book see page 99 and call FREE on 0800 056 6078 or visit