BOOK NOW at www.imaginative-traveller.com or CALL 0845 287 0769JORDAN / ISRAEL31ItineraryDay 1 / Amman Your tour starts today in Amman. No activities are planned today so you can arrive any time. Day 2 / Amman - Aqaba We set off for the coastal town of Aqaba, a three hour drive south. We spend the afternoon exploring this lively little coastal resort. Day 3 / Wadi Rum - Petra At Wadi Rum, once the home of Lawrence of Arabia, we take an afternoon jeep ride into the desert, surrounded by spectacular weathered sandstone cliffs. We continue to Petra for the night. Day 4 / Petra Petra, once lost to civilisation, was rediscovered by a Swiss explorer in 1812. We walk into this ancient city and enjoy a full day tour exploring the tombs, colonnades, amphitheatre and other places of interest. Day 5 / Dana - King's Highway - Amman Dana is a community project that includes a rejuvenated village and an outlet for local arts and crafts.Day 6 / Jerash - Amman The Roman city of Jerash is one of the grandest ancient cities in the world, with an imposing collection of archways, theatres, temples and cobbled streets. In the afternoon we can visit the Dead Sea. Day 7 / Bethlehem - Jerusalem We travel across the Allenby Bridge and make our way to Jerusalem. We have a free afternoon to explore this timeless city. Day 8 / Jerusalem We spend a full day visiting historic Jerusalem including the Old City, Western Wall, Via Dolorosa (Stations of the Cross), Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Garden of Gethsemane and Yad Vashem (Israel's Holocaust Museum). Day 9 / Nazareth - Sea of Galilee - Jerusalem We drive north to Nazareth and visit the Church of the Annunciation and the Church of St Joseph, then pass by the baptism site on the Jordan River before reaching the town of Tiberias, by the Sea of Galilee. Day 10 / Bethelem - Jerico - Masada We visit the biblical cities of Jericho and Bethlehem before driving through the Judean Desert to enjoy a walk up the Snake Path to Masada.Day 11 / Jerusalem Our trip ends after breakfast in Jerusalem, you can book further accommodation in Jerusalem or Tel Aviv if you wish to extend your stay in Israel. Jordan & Israel 11 days A journey to some of the most important biblical sites in the world.Walk the pages of biblical history on this journey through Jordan and Israel. Explore the great sights of Petra, Bethlehem and Jerusalem and experience the rock arches and evocative desert of Wadi Rum, where the great exploits of Moses and Lawrence of Arabia once unfolded. Petra offers a glimpse into the secret world of the Nabataean, while Jerash showcases the glories of the Roman Empire. Then there is holy Jerusalem, a place of pilgrimage for travellers the world over. The one time fortress of King Herod is of great symbolic importance to Israelis and sits atop a high, rugged plateau - a picturesque hike up to a perfect vantage point over the Dead Sea.Trip InfoDeparture DatesGroup size: Maximum 16.Grade: Culture Easy / Walking Moderate.Transport: Camel, Jeep, Private bus.Accommodation: 10 nights budget/tourist class hotels.Meals: 10 breakfasts.Start Day: Wednesday End Day: SaturdayTour code: GEJIStart FinishStart Finish201105-Jan 15-Jan02-Feb 12-Feb02-Mar 12-Mar30-Mar 09-Apr13-Apr 23-Apr27-Apr 07-May11-May 21-May25-May 04-Jun08-Jun 18-Jun22-Jun 02-Jul20-Jul 30-Jul17-Aug 27-Aug14-Sep 24-Sep28-Sep 08-Oct12-Oct 22-Oct26-Oct 05-Nov09-Nov 19-Nov23-Nov 03-Dec21-Dec 31-Dec201218-Jan 28-Jan15-Feb 25-Feb14-Mar 24-Mar11-Apr 21-Apr25-Apr 05-May09-May 19-May23-May 02-Jun06-Jun 16-Jun20-Jun 30-Jun
For detailed departures, itineraries and prices please visit our website32JORDAN / SYRIAJordan & Syria Discoverer 14 days Explore the cities, deserts and historical sites of these ancient lands.Two hidden gems of the Middle East. An intriguing mix of ancient ruins, friendly people, great food and beautiful landscapes. Tour Damascus, Aleppo, Amman and the stunning desert city of Palmyra. Relax at the Red Sea and visit the salty Dead Sea on route to Mount Nebo.Trip InfoDeparture DatesGroup size: Maximum 16.Grade: Culture Moderate.Transport: Jeep, Minibus, Private bus, Scheduled bus.Accommodation: 13 nights budget/tourist class hotels.Meals: 12 breakfasts.Other: A Jordanian leader meets you in Amman, and a Syrian leader is with you for Syria.Start Day: Wednesday End Day: TuesdayTour code: GEJDStart FinishStart Finish201119-Jan 01-Feb16-Feb 01-Mar16-Mar 29-Mar30-Mar 12-Apr13-Apr 26-Apr27-Apr 10-May11-May 24-May25-May 07-Jun08-Jun 21-Jun22-Jun 05-Jul06-Jul 19-Jul20-Jul 02-Aug03-Aug 16-Aug17-Aug 30-Aug31-Aug 13-Sep14-Sep 27-Sep28-Sep 11-Oct12-Oct 25-Oct26-Oct 08-Nov09-Nov 22-Nov07-Dec 20-Dec201204-Jan 17-Jan01-Feb 14-Feb29-Feb 13-Mar28-Mar 10-Apr11-Apr 24-Apr25-Apr 08-May09-May 22-May23-May 05-Jun06-Jun 19-Jun20-Jun 03-JulItineraryDay 1 / Amman Your trip starts today in Amman. No activities are planned so you can arrive at any time. There is plenty to do in this beautiful city. Day 2 / Amman - Aqaba We set off early for the coastal town of Aqaba, a three hour drive south. We spend the afternoon exploring this lively coastal resort. Day 3 / Wadi Rum - Petra Arriving in magnificent Wadi Rum we traverse the red sands in local jeeps and then head to the lost city of Petra. Day 4 / Petra Petra is one of the great cities of the ancient world. With our guide we spend a full day exploring the tombs, colonnades, amphitheatre and beyond - it's a highlight. Day 5 / Dana - King's Highway - Amman At Dana we visit the rejuvenated ancient village where local artisans produce beautiful crafts. Day 6 / Jerash The Roman city of Jerash is one of the grandest ancient cities in the world, with an imposing collection of archways, theatres, temples and cobbled streets. Day 7 / Amman - Damascus The morning is at leisure until we take the local bus to Damascus, where the rest of the day is free to explore. Day 8 / Damascus We enjoy a guided tour of the National Museum and in the fabulous old city we visit the superb Umayyad Mosque. Later we stroll through the old city, exploring the many colourful bazaars and alleyways. Day 9 / Palmyra We drive to the magical ancient city of Palmyra, where we enjoy a guided tour of this imposing site, much of which is still in a fine state of repair. Day 10 / Krak des Chevaliers We travel via Homs to the fabulous Crusader fortress at Krak des Chevaliers. This is the greatest castle of all and one of the highlights of the trip. Day 11-12 / Alepo Aleppo has long been a favourite with travellers. The fabulous vaulted bazaars, unchanged since the 17th century, occupy us for hours and while here we also visit the historic Great Mosque. Day 13-14 / Alepo - Damascus We leave Aleppo early and head back to Damascus. You may spend your last night in Syria exploring Damascus further or maybe have a group dinner in a local restaurant. Our trip finishes after breakfast on Day 14.