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.
BOOK NOW at www.imaginative-traveller.com or CALL 0845 287 0769SYRIA33ItineraryDay 1 / Damascus Your trip starts today in Damascus. No activities are planned, so you can arrive at any time. There is much to discover in Syria's historic capital. Day 2 / Damascus We enjoy a guided tour of the National Museum and the superb Umayyad Mosque in the fabulous Old City. Later we take a stroll and explore the many colourful bazaars and alleyways. Day 3 / Palmyra We drive to the magical ancient city of Palmyra and enjoy a guided tour of this imposing site, much of which is still in a fine state of repair. Day 4 / 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 our trip. We spend the night near Krak. Day 5-6 / 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. This is a great town to go exploring in. Day 7-8 / Damascus We leave Aleppo early and head back to Damascus. You may spend your last night in Syria further exploring Damascus or maybe enjoying a group dinner in a local restaurant. Our trip finishes after breakfast on Day 8. Syrian Explorer 8 days Step back in time and marvel at ancient citadels and castles.Syria is the rare, multi-faceted jewel of the Middle East. The legacy of a long and turbulent history is its incredible array of temples, crusader castles, mosques and bazaars and the oldest city in the world. The souks are the perfect place to wander aimlessly, picking at some local falafel as you take in the heady combination of spices, herbs and humming trade.Trip InfoDeparture DatesGroup size: Maximum 16.Grade: Culture Easy.Transport: Jeep, Minibus, Scheduled bus.Accommodation: 7 nights budget/tourist class hotels.Meals: 7 breakfasts.Other: A Syrian tour leader meets you in Damascus on the evening of Day 1.Start Day: Tuesday End Day: TuesdayTour code: GESCStart FinishStart Finish201125-Jan 01-Feb22-Feb 01-Mar22-Mar 29-Mar05-Apr 12-Apr19-Apr 26-Apr03-May 10-May17-May 24-May31-May 07-Jun14-Jun 21-Jun29-Jun 06-Jul12-Jul 19-Jul27-Jul 03-Aug09-Aug 16-Aug06-Sep 13-Sep20-Sep 27-Sep04-Oct 11-Oct18-Oct 25-Oct01-Nov 08-Nov15-Nov 22-Nov13-Dec 20-Dec201210-Jan 17-Jan07-Feb 14-Feb06-Mar 13-Mar17-Apr 24-Apr01-May 08-May15-May 22-May29-May 05-Jun12-Jun 19-Jun26-Jun 03-JulTOP SELLER