This unforgettable 7 night tour is the perfect way to discover the Arab Kingdom of Jordan and the equally historical marvel that is Jerusalem. Set on the East Bank of the River Jordan and extending...
- Departs: london
- Arrives: amman, Jordan
- Departs: amman, Jordan
- Arrives: london
Jordan and Jerusalem Holy Land Pilgrimage - Superior Tour
- As Per Itinerary
- As Per Itinerary
- The perfect way to discover the rich history of the Middle East
- Includes Excursions & Activities throughout your holiday
- Travel to some of the holiest sites in the world
This unforgettable 7 night tour is the perfect way to discover the Arab Kingdom of Jordan and the equally historical marvel that is Jerusalem. Set on the East Bank of the River Jordan and extending into the historic region of Palestine, Jordan offers everything from modern entertainment in Amman to World-Class cultural and historical sites such as Petra and Jerash. Visit the Dead Sea to experience seaside recreation, or take in Religious attractions such as Mt. Nebo – known as the burial place of the prophet Moses – and the Mosaic city of Madaba. End the tour with a visit to the hoonly holy city of three religions, Jerusalem, visiting sites such as Yad Vahsem and the Wailing Wall, as well as visiting Christ's birthplace, Bethlehem.
- Um Qais
- Jerash, "the Jewel of the North"
- The Dead Sea
- The Kings Highway
- Mt. Nebo
- Kerak, the Crusader Castle
- Jerusalem feat. Yad Vahsem, Wailing Wall and more
- Allenby Bridge
Day 1 - Airport - Amman
Meet and assist at Queen Alia International Airport with assistance through all airport procedures and formalities - drive to Amman Hotel for overnight.
Day 2 - Amman – Umm Qais - Jerash – Ajloun – Amman
After breakfast, depart north to visit Um Qais, one of the most brilliant ancient Greco-Roman cities of the Decapolis, and is set on a hilltop overlooking the Jordan Valley and the Sea of Galilee. Um Qais boasts impressive ancient remains, such as the stunning black basalt theatre, the basilica and adjacent courtyard strewn with nicely carved black sarcophagi, the colonnaded main street and a side street lined with shops, an underground mausoleum, two baths, a nymphaeum, a city gate and the faint outlines of what was once a massive hippodrome. Proceed to visit Jerash, ‘the Jewel of the North’ - one of the largest and most well-preserved sites of Roman architecture in the world. The ancient city of Jerash boasts an unbroken chain of human occupation dating back more than 6,500 years. It will prepare you for the equally impressive Petra later in the trip. The site is now generally acknowledged to be one of the best-preserved Roman provincial towns in the world. It has been restored over the last 70 years, to uncover comprising paved and colonnaded streets, handsome theatres, soaring hilltop temples, baths, fountains, spacious public squares and plazas, and city walls pierced by towers and gates. Continue your journey to Ajloun Castle, built in the 12th century built to protect Jordan against Crusader attacks. The castle is superb sight of towers, galleries, chambers & staircases. On its hilltop a picturesque view of Jordan Valley. Return to the hotel in Amman for overnight stay.
Day 3 – Amman – Madaba, Nebo – Mackawer – Karak - Petra
After breakfast, enjoy a drive along the 2000-year old Kings Highway - the ancient road mentioned in the Bible - which links prehistoric villages from the Stone Age to biblical towns. Stop at Madaba, ‘The City of Mosaics’, 30km south of Amman. Visit the town’s main attraction, the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George where the famous 6th Century Byzantine mosaic map of the Holy Land and other biblical sites is found. Then it is on to Mt. Nebo, known as the burial place of the Prophet Moses, which offers a spectacular view of the Holy Land. Continue on to Mackawer. The ancient castle Machaerus was built by Herod the great and once imprisoned John the Baptist. Herod presented the head of John the Baptist to Salome for dancing beautifully for him. Continue driving via the Kings Highway to Kerak, the magnificent Crusader Castle built in the 12th century AD, which is situated on a hilltop and surrounded by a valley on three sides. Kerak has been inhabited since at least the Iron Age, and was an important city for the Moabites. Then continue to Petra for overnight Proceed to Petra for an overnight stay.
Day 4 – Petra Full Day Visit
After breakfast, visit one of the New 7 Wonders of the World – the “Rose Red City” of Petra. Celebrating the 200th year of its rediscovery in 2012, the ancient Nabatean city of Petra is without a doubt Jordan’s most valuable treasure and greatest tourist attraction. Built over 200 years ago by the Arab Nabeatans from the desert’s natural rose-coloured rocks and sandstones, Petra is filled with historical monuments of cultural significance. From the entrance of Petra, enjoy a walk or short horse ride through the “Siq”, a 1.2km long narrow canyon. The greatest monument of Petra, “Al Khazneh” (the treasury monument) comes into view at the end of the Siq. To make the most of the experience, a professional guide will walk you through this magical city, helping you to discover why the why the city was such an important business hub in ancient times. Spend the night at a hotel in Petra.
Day 5 – Petra – Dead Sea – Baptism Site – Allenby Bridge – Jerusalem
After breakfast, encounter one of the suburbs of Petra, Little Petra, ‘Al-Beidha’, only 10 mins away. A narrow 350m long gorge called Siq al-Barid, the "cold Siq", called such as the high walls do not enable sunlight from entering to warm it, provides the unique entrance to Little Petra. Having already seen Petra to be an important business hub, you can appreciate Little Petra, which provides the entry and exit point for Petra was an important trade route. Caravans from surrounding areas arrived here to rest and trade, and this suburb has a similar feel to Petra, with buildings carved into the rocks. One of the buildings still contains the remains of painted frescoes dating back to the 1st century AD.
Continue to Dead Sea area, to visit the Baptism Site or Tel-al-Kharrar- Bethany (Tal Mar Elias (St Elijah's Hill). Jesus Christ was baptized at this site by John the Baptist and stunning archaeological & you can find remains of a Byzantine monastery and some churches, a large baptism pool & water storage from the 1st century which confirms that the site was inhabited during Jesus time. A visit by Pope Paul in 2000 led to the site becoming an official biblical site. Continue on to Allenby Bridge – Cross to Israeli Side – Meet and transfer to Jerusalem for an overnight stay.
Day 6 – Jerusalem - Bethlehem
Embark on a full day tour including a visit to Mt. of Olives featuring a panoramic view over Jerusalem from the top of the mount. Enjoy a visit to the Church of All Nations and the Garden of Gethsemane, and then proceed to visit the Israeli Museum in the new side of Jerusalem, along with the Shrine of the Book and Holy Land Model. View the Knesset “Israeli Parliament” and the Menorah. After this, head to the poignant and world famous Yad Vashem to visit the Holocaust Museum. End the day with a visit to Bethlehem, Jesus Christ’s birthplace and also visit the Nativity Church. Back to Hotel in Jerusalem for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 7 – Jerusalem – Allenby Bridge - Amman
Visit the Old City of Jerusalem on a full day tour including the Wailing Wall, the most sacred place for Jews. Continue onto the third holiest site in Islam, the Al-Aqsa Mosque and Dome of the Rock , enjoying walking in the colorful Bazaars of Jerusalem until you reach the Basilica of the Holy Sepulcher. Head to Allenby Bridge for final departure. Meet and assist (Jordan Side), and drive to Amman Hotel for overnight.
Day 8 – Amman – Q.I.A. Airport
After breakfast, you will be transferred from Amman to Queen Alia International Airport with full assistance through all airport procedures to end your trip.