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Jordan & The Holy Land including Istanbul Extension

Jordan, Turkey

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  • Discover 3 incredible countries on this 14-night holiday to Jordan & Israel with a stopover in Turkey.
  • Experience Amman with a guided half day city tour & plenty of time at leisure.
  • Visit iconic sites in religious history including Bethlehem, Jerusalem, & Mt. Temptation.
  • Stand in awe of the pink sandstone cliffs of Petra on a full day trip to the ancient city.
  • Enjoy an exciting jeep tour of ‘the Valley of the Moon’ on a day trip to Wadi Rum Desert.
  • Uncover the highlights of Istanbul with a guided city tour & free time to explore.

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Your Guided Group Holiday To Jordan & Israel 

Journey with us through the most fascinating sights of the Middle East on this 14-night holiday to Jordan, Israel and Turkey. We’ll visit some of the oldest and most breathtaking sites in the world as we travel through lands rich in religious history. Float in the healing waters of the Dead Sea on the lowest geographical point of earth, drive by jeep through the desert where Lawrence of Arabia led his troops and wander through forts and castles that contain some of the oldest ruins in the world. We’ll also take a day trip to Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus Christ, and visit the exact site of his crucifixion. As if Jordan wasn't impressive enough, this holiday includes a three day stay in Istanbul at the end of our tour. Enjoy a city tour with a local guide as well as ample time to explore this incredible city at a leisurely pace.

Please Note: This holiday includes 12 nights hotel accommodation and 2 overnight flights

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Trip Itinerary

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Day

Travel to Jordan

Fly to Amman via Istanbul

Travel to Jordan's capital, Amman, overnight via Istanbul. 

Jordan

Arrive in Amman

Morning

Upon arriving in Jordan, you will be met by our local representative in the arrivals area of the airport before being transferred to your hotel. Your rooms will be ready for check-in upon arrival and breakfast will be provided.

Excursion to Amman

Afternoon

On this half-day afternoon excursion, enjoy a panoramic tour of Amman, the capital of Jordan. Here, you will visit the Citadel, the home of the Temple of Hercules. It dates back to Roman and Byzantine times but some of the ruins go as far back as the Bronze Age. You can also explore the Roman Theatre, the largest theatre in Jordan, the Folklore and Archeological Museum and King Hussein's Mosque.

Jerash

Guided Tour of Jerash

Full Day

Today you will enjoy a full-day excursion to the Roman city of Jerash, accompanied by your local guide. In the ruins of this ancient city you will see stunning Roman architecture that is in remarkable condition considering it is nearly 2000 years old. Walk down the Maximus Cardo and gaze up at the Doric columns, before checking out Ajlun Castle, a fortress built in AD1184 that has survived two earthquakes. Next, you can enjoy the panoramic views from ancient Byzantine city of Umm Qais, a place where Jesus Christ is said to have performed an exorcism.

The Holy Land

Visit The Holy Land

Full Day

Full-day guided excursion in the Holy Land will include a visit to the Caves at Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. This ancient fort sits in a canyon, with most of the structures being built out of surrounding rock. The designs are so developed that historians even found baths and a sanitation system in the Hellenistic site! Next you will visit the ancient fortification of Masada, which was built by Herod the Great. Afterwards you will continue onto Bethlehem to check in to your hotel.

Bethlehem & Jerusalem

Guided Tour of Bethlehem & Jerusalem

Full Day

On this full-day guided tour you will travel to the birthplace of Jesus Christ. In Bethlehem you will visit some of the town's biblical sites including the Basilica of the Nativity, a church that was built above the site where Jesus was supposedly born. At this UNESCO World Heritage Site you can also see the Milk Grotto where Mary is said to have nursed and the Shepherd Fields, from where the Shepherds travelled to see the baby. In the afternoon you will travel to Jerusalem including the Mount of Olives, a famous Jewish cemetery and the Church and Garden of Gethsemane, a beautiful garden that is most well known as the place where Jesus and his disciples are believed to have prayed before his crucifixion. Finally you will visit the Chapel of the Ascension, where you can climb the tower to take in spectacular views over the Judean desert.

Jerusalem

Explore Jerusalem

Full Day

Today you will have another day in Jerusalem to explore the holy sites of this famous city. First you will visit Via Dolorosa, to see the street where Jesus dragged his cross, before continuing to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre to see where Jesus was crucified. Next visit Mount Zion, the highest point of old Jerusalem and home to of many important sites of the early Christian church, including the Church of the Dormition, the place where Virgin Mary fell asleep and the Cenacle, also known as the 'Upper Room', the site of The Last Supper, and the Church of Saint Peter in Gallicantu, which symbolises Peter's denial of Jesus. Tonight, return to your hotel in Bethlehem for overnight.

Jericho & Petra

Visit Jericho & Transfer to Petra

Full day

This morning you will visit the ancient city of Jericho. Jericho has a settlement that dates back 11,000 years, meaning that it is possibly one of the oldest settlements in the world. Visit the ancient city and get a sense of the history of this ancient city, Continue on to Mount Temptation, a place where Jesus was said to have been tempted by the devil, before crossing the border back into Jordan where you will drive to the ancient city of Petra. En-route, stop for a visit to Kerak Castle, a large crusader castle perched on a hilltop overlooking a vast valley and then Shoubak, the ruins of another castle.

Petra

Full Day Excursion to Petra

Full Day

Enjoy a full-day excursion to the magical 'Red City' of Petra, an ancient city famous for its rock cut architecture, water conduits and pink stone structures. Walking through the Siq (a narrow corridor in the mountain) to enter the city makes the experience even more jaw dropping, as do the buildings. The Greek temple of Al Khazneh, the Hadrian Gate, the courthouse and the Amphitheatre are many of the notable structures that you should not miss when visiting this hidden gem. The actual place where Lawrence of Arabia led his revolt, and featured in the films Indiana Jones & The Last Crusade and Arabian Nights, Petra is no ordinary Middle Eastern city.

Wadi Rum & the Dead Sea

Excursion to Wadi Rum

Morning

Get ready for an exciting half-day excursion to the desert of Wadi Rum, also known as ‘The Valley of the Moon.’ Your excursion will include a jeep tour of the desert, where you can see prehistoric carvings in the rock walls. This desert was also used as the setting for Peter O’Toole’s film Lawrence of Arabia.

Float in the Dead Sea

Afternoon

Later in the day, you will continue your journey to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth. Swim in the mineral rich water, which is renowned for curing all and any skin ailments.

Bethany

Visit Bethany

Full Day

Today you will visit the town of Bethany was where Jesus performed his biggest miracle: raising Lazarus from the dead. It is also believed to be the place of his baptism. In the afternoon, you will be taken to explore more significant holy sites. At Mount Nebo, gaze over the Promised Land of Moses, and see one of the oldest maps in the world at the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George.

Fly to Istanbul

Free Time at leisure

Full day

Spend your free day shopping, sightseeing or relaxing at your hotel. Your guide can recommend activities or suggest places to visit. Late check out or overnight dependent on flight times is included in your hotel today.

Travel to Istanbul

Evening

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Istanbul, with guide assistance. Flight times may vary according to departure date.

Istanbul

Arrive in Istanbul

Morning

Upon arrival in Istanbul you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel (early check-in is guaranteed, may vary according to flight times). The afternoon will be at leisure, to relax and recharge the batteries. *Please note that your extension in Istanbul is based on an individual rather than a group format.

Tour of Istanbul

Guided Tour of Istanbul

Morning

Enjoy a morning city tour of Istanbul, which will include visits to the Blue Mosque, St. Sophia Museum (viewed from the outside, closed on Mondays), the Egyptian Obelisks and the Roman Hippodrome and Topkapi Palace. This wonderful city is a perfect combination of modern and ancient, displaying a dazzling range of architecture from majestic skyscrapers to historic mosques, temples and churches. The afternoon will be at leisure, to relax and get to know your surroundings.

At Leisure

Free Time in Istanbul

Full Day

You will have today free to take in some sightseeing and shopping at your own pace. You might like to visit the Underground Cistern, a fascinating network of water channels and ornamental pillars, dating back to Roman times. Another Istanbul highlight is the Grand Bazaar, a sprawling, lively covered market where you can haggle with vendors while drinking apple tea and enjoying the unique atmosphere.

Return Home

Depart Turkey

Morning transfer to Istanbul Airport for your flight home.

* Please note that the order of your excusions on the itinerary above is provisional and subject to change

Customer Reviews

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Petra Guest Hotel is situated a stone’s throw away from the entrance of ancient Petra. You are right in the heart of Petra’s ancient landscape from the minute you arrive only steps away from the famou ...

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Dead Sea,  Jordan

Movenpick Dead Sea Resort & Spa

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Holiday Inn Resort Dead Sea

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Know before you go

Will I be met at the airport?

You will be met on arrival at your destination airport and transferred to your accommodation. You will be accompanied on all included excursions by your Travel Department guide. Your expert local guide is also available to give you tips and advice on any aspect of your holiday.

Do I need a Visa?

Please visit our visa page for information on requirements for each country's entry requirements

What if there is an emergency?

We have local representatives in all of our destinations who are available 24/7 as well as an emergency contact number for our offices in Ireland should you ever need it.

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