Religion and History in Jordan QJ2

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Explore the roots of your faith, walk in the footsteps of your spiritual leaders, and have your most cherished beliefs come to life. During this tour you visit historical, cultural and religious places and you will realize that the abundance of fascinating archaeological sites and areas of biblical significance are truly unrivalled.

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Key Information

Travel Style: Small Group
Start Location: Amman, Jordan
End Location: Amman, Jordan
Accommodation: Hotels
Period: All Year Round
Difficulty: Suitable For Most Travellers

About The Operator

Accreditations: Member of ASTA, IATA, JASTA, JITOA & UFTAA.
Years In Business: 32

Description

A full day by day itinerary will be provided by the tour operator when you make an enquiry about this holiday.

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- As described

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- International flights

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Itinerary
Day 01. Arrival in Amman. Warm and friendly welcome by representative holding a sign with your name for identification; and assisting with visa, immigration and customs procedures. After luggage collection comfortable transfer (app.30 minutes) to a stunning hotel in Amman.
Day 02. Amman sightseeing tour – Jordanian desert castles: Qasr Amra, Qasr Kharraneh, Qasr Azraq. Start the day with a sightseeing tour in the contrasting Old and New Amman, capital of Jordan which is built on seven hills and showcases an enchanting mixture of cultures and traditions. Admire the ruins of ancient Amman at the Citadel (Jebel al-Qala) which dates back to the Bronze Age. Visit the Roman amphitheatre, which is an impressive remnant of Philadelphia, as the city was known during the 2nd century A.D. View the impressive Umayyad Palace that dates back to 720 A.D and explore the interesting artefacts on display at the Archaeological Museum, which houses the famous Dead Sea Scrolls and 6500-year-old statues. Visit the massive King Abdullah I Mosque, which has an unmistakable blue dome and an octagonal prayer hall without pillars. After lunch in an authentic Arabic restaurant we visit the desert castles, the beautiful examples of both early Islamic art and architecture. You will see the Qasr (Castle) Amra, an excellently preserved castle and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The black basalt fort at Azraq became famous by the Lawrence of Arabia who used it as his headquarters during the Arab Revolt. Kharaneh, looking more like a palace is one of the best-preserved Umayyad monuments in the Jordanian desert. Overnight in Amman.
Day 03. Ruins and gladiator performance in Jerash – visit Anjara, holy site – view from Umm Qais. After breakfast we visit the best preserved example of a Roman provincial city, Jerash with its theaters, churches, temples, a Nymphaeum and colonnaded streets. You can enjoy the gladiators fighting show and chariot race then drive to Anjara where Jesus Christ and the Virgin Mary rested in a cave during their journey. We head on further north to Umm Qais, the antic Gadara, with its impressive Hellenistic-Roman remains. According to the Bible, Jesus cast the demons in a herd of swines which ran into the Sea of Galilee. From Gadara you have a magnificent view over this Sea, the Jordan Valley and the Golan Heights. Return to your hotel in Amman.
Day 04. Visit Baptism Site and Elijah's Hill - Mt. Nebo – Madaba. After breakfast we drive to the Baptism site, the Bethany at the Jordan River, where Jesus Christ was baptized by John, the Baptist. We also visit Elijah's Hill where Prophet Elijah ascended to heaven. Our journey continues at Mount Nebo, where Prophet Moses saw the Promised Land and he was also buried here. You can view 4th and 6th century Byzantine churches with wonderful mosaics and have a sweeping view of Dead the Sea and Jordan Valley. Then we visit the mosaic city of Madaba, where the oldest map of the Holy Land exists on the floor of St. George's Church. Overnight in Madaba.
Day 05. Visit Mukawir and Um Al Rasas. Transfer to one of the World Heritage Site, Umm Al Rasas for magnificent Byzantine-style mosaics, and then drive to Mukawir, site of the execution of John the Baptist and we also have a look at the ruins of the Machaerus fortress. Proceed to the hotel in Petra for free time, relaxing and shopping.
Day 06. Full day Petra visit. Visit the amazing red-rose city of Petra with professional tour guide. We walk through the Siq, an immense crack in the stone, to see Petra's most impressive monument at the end: the Treasury. We walk along the Street of Facades, see the Royal Tombs, Qasr al Bint. Although you have to climb 800 stairs up to the Monastery El Deir it is definitely a second to none. And the earned reward for the climb is without doubt the top of world view there. Overnight in a hotel at Petra.
Day 07. Visit Lot’s Cave – Float in the Dead Sea. After breakfast we leave the hotel in Petra and transfer to the Dead Sea, one of the most spectacular natural and spiritual landscapes in the whole world and the lowest body of water on earth. On the way to Dead Sea we visit Lot’s Cave, where Lot, the nephew of Abraham and his daughters lived after fleeing the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. Arrive at the hotel at Dead Sea and after check in you can finally do what you have only seen earlier on pictures: read a book by floating in the extremely salty water of the Dead Sea.
Day 08. Transfer to departure point. Transfer to your departure point to say farewell and to board your international flight.