10 days

From £4,090

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Summary

Spend two days in the evocative rock-cut city of Petra

Throughout the recorded past, Jordan shook to the often heavy footfalls of conquerors and felt the sweeping movements of peoples and customs, of prophets and kings. Its Iron Age history, home to the Israelites, Ammonites, Edomites and Moabites, is documented in the Old Testament. And the upheavals caused by the mighty Assyrian and Babylonian Empires and the Roman Empire’s purple centuries in Jordan as a part of Provincia Arabia, are recorded in the New Testament. Here the East first met the revolution of Hellenism, bringing its world philosophy and technological expertise.

Jordan’s position geologically is as important as it is culturally. The dramatic gorges of the wadi beds, the deserts of black basalt and golden sand and the end of the Great Rift Valley containing the salty waters of the Dead Sea – the lowest place on earth.

Petra’s tombs and temples are only a fraction of Jordan’s story. We explore traces of biblical tribes, Roman legions, Christian crusaders, and Islamic caliphates in this promised land of archaeology and fascinating history.

Tour highlights:

  • Visit Jerash, the best-preserved (and Jordan’s largest) Roman town in the east, a site that is home to the Oval Plaza and the Corinthian columns of the Temple of Artemis
  • Spend two days in the evocative rock-cut city of Petra, an iconic and instantly recognisable site that needs no introduction
  • Admire the almost lunar-like desert scenery of Wadi Rum, which was immortalised on film in ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ and ‘Star Wars: Rogue One’, aboard a fleet of 4x4s
  • Discover the mighty crusader castle at Kerak, built in the 12th century and one of the largest in the Levant region

Today's Price
£4,090

Deposit: £500 Single supplement: £660

Includes flights

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Meet your Experts

Nick Jackson

Andante Guide Lecturer

Graduating in archaeology from the Institute of Archaeology at University College London, Nick later took up a research post at the University of Cambridge.

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Tour dates & prices

Included in your cost:

  • Expert Guide Lecturer
  • Professional Tour Manager
  • Local travel aboard a private air-conditioned coach or 4WD vehicle as required by the itinerary
  • Accommodation
  • Meals as per the itinerary, tea or coffee with dinner
  • Entries to all sites as per the itinerary
  • All taxes & gratuities
  • Field notes
Tour Departure Tour ID Departure date Return Date Guided by Price Deposit Single supplement Offer Availability
4 October 2022 AJOR221004 4 October 2022 (Tuesday) 13 October 2022 (Thursday) Nick Jackson £4,195
(inc. flights)
£500 £660 £3,745
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7 March 2023 AJOR230307 7 March 2023 (Tuesday) 16 March 2023 (Thursday) Nick Jackson £4,245
(inc. flights)
£750 £735 £3,795
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3 October 2023 AJOR231003 3 October 2023 (Tuesday) 12 October 2023 (Thursday) Nick Jackson £4,300
(inc. flights)
£750 £735 £3,650
save £650
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