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Jordan - The Land of T.E. Lawrence

Amman 8 nights from £3,248 per person
Departs: 30 Oct 2019
Departs: 30 Oct 2019

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The sight of the Great Treasury of Petra is one of the most thrilling travel experiences you will encounter, giving the visitor a great sense of discovery and something very special to savour. There is so much more to Jordan than just Petra though, as this tour will demonstrate. It is a country with a rich and colourful history which has embraced many civilisations. The remarkable site at Jerash reminds us that Jordan was once a prosperous Roman province, and the architecture of numerous churches and castles hints at the country’s Byzantine and Umayyad periods.


 

What's included

...when you travel with Kirker

  • Return flights
  • Eight nights’ accommodation with breakfast
  • Dinner each evening
  • All entrance fees and gratuities
  • Group visa
  • The services of Neil Faulkner, our Tour Lecturer as well as a local guide

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Amman

    We fly from London Heathrow to Amman where we stay for the first three nights of the tour at the centrally located 5 star Grand Millennium Hotel.
  • Day 2 - Azraq Castle

    A visit to the city’s Archaeological Museum will be followed by a drive into the surrounding countryside to see a selection of the beautiful desert castles that dot the landscape, including Azraq Castle which was used by Lawrence of Arabia during the Arab revolt.
  • Day 3 - Jerash

    We will explore Jerash, one of the finest and best-preserved Roman sites to be found anywhere. Its altitude of 500metres makes for wonderful views over the surrounding fertile countryside which we shall see as we drive through the Jordan Valley to the excavations at Pella.
  • Day 4 - Shobek

    We leave the capital and drive to Petra, stopping at the Crusader Castle at Shobek. Built in 1115, it is part of a string of imposing castles that stretches from Aqaba to Turkey. We will stay in the 5 star Petra Marriott Wadi Mousa for four nights.
  • Day 5 - Petra

    The day is spent at Petra. Situated at the end of the siq, a narrow passage through a cliff, is the magnificent Treasury of Petra. There will be plenty of time for you to explore the other sites of interest, including The Royal Tombs, Qsar El Bint and the Temple of the Winged Lion.
  • Day 6 - Aqaba and Wadi Rum

    We will visit Aqaba and Wadi Rum, an area closely associated with T. E. Lawrence.
  • Day 7 - The desert

    Today we will discover the route of the grand Hijaz railway project and see abandoned stations, track and rolling-stockleft exactly as they were by Lawrence and his Arab guerrillas. On our journey through the desert we will visit Lawrence’s Camp (at Tooth Hill), Tell Shahm fort, Wadi Rum station and fort, and Batn el-Ghoul fort. We drive back to our hotel on the Desert Highway.
  • Day 8 - Machaerus

    We leave Petra and travel along the Escarpment to the fortified hilltop palace, Machaerus. The tour moves on to the Dead Sea arriving mid-afternoon where we spend the final night of the tour at the 5 star Kempinski Hotel Ishtar.
  • Day 9 - Flight back to London

    We drive to Amman airport for the flight back to London.

Flight Details

Flights with Royal Jordanian Airlines:
Depart London Heathrow at 16.05 arrive Amman at 23.05
Depart Amman at 11.30 arrive London Heathrow at 14.45

Departure Dates and Prices

15 Mar 2019

Status Closed

Price from£3248

Single Supp.£598

Departure is closed

30 Oct 2019

Status Available

Price from£3248

Single Supp.£598

Reserve Contact
Neil Faulkner

Dr Neil Faulkner

Tour Leader

More Info

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