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Escorted Tours

Jordan and Israel Discovery including

Dead Sea Beach Stay


Route:
  • UK
  • Galilee
  • Jerusalem
  • Amman
  • Petra
  • Wadi Rum
  • Dead Sea
  • UK

2 NIGHTS from £219pp

Tour Highlights
  • Enjoy and explore a range of glorious vistas and ocean scenery on this beautiful extension
  • Sail the Sea of Galilee taking in the Mount of Beatitudes and ruins of Capernaum
  • Visit the Church of the Annunciation in Nazareth
  • The ancient ruins of Bet Shean
  • Explore the ancient rock cut tombs of Petra and Little Petra
  • Jeep safari and desert camp stay amongst the dramatic dunes of Wadi Rum
  • Relax on the Dead Sea coast

Extension from £219pp

Tour + Extension from £1918pp

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Dead Sea Beach Stay

Extend your stay in Jordan with a beach break and relax in the beautifully serene surroundings, flanked by mountains to the east and the rolling hills of Jerusalem to the west. Situated over 400 metres below sea level in a remarkable landscape, the Dead Sea is the lowest point on earth. The land-locked waters of the Dead Sea evaporate to leave a dense, rich cocktail of salts and minerals, supplying industry, agriculture and medicine with some of its finest products.

Tour Itinerary

1
UK to Galilee

Depart London on your scheduled flight to Tel Aviv. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel in picturesque Galilee.

2
Galilee

The Sea of Galilee is home to some of Christianity and Judaism's most important sites; the area around this lake also offers rolling hills, valleys and quaint, small towns. Enjoy a day exploring the biblical sites of this region, set against this picturesque backdrop. Sail the Sea of Galilee as you cross these waters by boat to the ruins of the former fishing village of Capernaum, once home to the apostles Simon, Peter, Andrew, James and John. Continue onward to the secluded site of the feeding of the 5,000 before visiting the Mount of the Beatitudes, where Christ gave his Sermon on the Mount. Today, the site is a tranquil garden with a Byzantine church featuring stained glass depictions of the eight beatitudes and sweeping views over the lake and countryside. This afternoon a tour of a local kibbutz gives you a chance to witness this unique, communal style of living and learn more about the values of social equality and shared ownership that underpin these communities.

  • Breakfast
3
Galilee to Jerusalem

Depart Galilee for Jerusalem, stopping en route in Nazareth where you can wander the cavernous interior of the Church of Annunciation, believed to be the home of the Virgin Mary. Continue north to the extensive archaeological ruins of Bet Shean, best known as the site where King Saul was killed by the Philistines. Explore the fascinating excavations peppered throughout the area, which include amphitheatres, bathing houses and pagan temples. Continue to Jerusalem, passing through the fertile plains of the Jordan Valley, dotted with palm-filled date farms.

  • Breakfast
4
Jerusalem

Churches, mosques and synagogues lie side by side in Jerusalem, a site of spiritual significance for three of the world's major religions. On today's tour, follow a part of the path Jesus took to his crucifixion as you walk the Via Dolorosa, a winding street that leads to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. A visit to this church gives you access to two of Christianity's holiest sites - the hill of crucifixion and the tomb where Christ was buried and resurrected. Journey through Kidron Valley along the route of Jesus' flight to the Mount of Olives, as you make your way to the centuries-old religious monuments of Temple Mount, including the gleaming, golden Dome of the Rock - an Islamic shrine and important pilgrimage site. Continue onward and join the pilgrims fervently praying at the Wailing (or Western) Wall. In the afternoon visit the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum where you will gain insight into the experiences of the Jewish people during World War Twp. The nine galleries of the museum display photographs, films, documents, letters, works of art, and personal items found in the camps and ghettos of Nazi Germany.

  • Breakfast
5
Jerusalem to Amman

Drive to the Allenby Bridge where you will cross from Israel into Jordan

  • Breakfast & Dinner
6
Amman

A morning tour of Amman's historic downtown area takes in the cultural artefacts of the Archaeological and Folklore Museums, the hilltop ruins of the Citadel, the mosaic dome of the Blue Mosque and the vast ruins of the Roman Amphitheatre. Continue to the ancient city of Jerash which teems with well-preserved Roman ruins. Witness its longstanding theatres, soaring hilltop temples, and spacious public squares and plazas before returning to your hotel in Amman.

  • Breakfast & Dinner
7
Amman to Petra

Set out for the city of Madaba, famous for its 6th century map of Jerusalem and the Holy Land as well as its spectacular Byzantine and Umayyad mosaics. Travel onward to Mount Nebo, renowned as the biblical city where Moses was granted a view of the 'Promised Land' that he would never enter. From here, journey south to explore Al Karak's imposing 12th-century crusader's castle before continuing to Petra for your overnight stay.

  • Breakfast & Dinner
8
Petra

Today's exploration of the awe-inspiring city of Petra starts with a dramatic entry through a long, narrow gorge flanked by soaring cliffs. Pass dazzling rock formations before the final turn opens to a view of the iconic 2,000-year-old facade of the treasury. Believed to be a royal tomb, the impressive rock-hewn site may be recognised from the film 'Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade'. Continuing deeper into the ancient city, you'll have a full day to explore its elaborate, rock-cut tombs, temples, sacrificial altars and Roman-style theatres.

  • Breakfast & Dinner
9
Petra to Wadi Rum

After breakfast, visit Al Beidha, known as 'Little Petra' for the similarity of its rock-cut tombs and structures. Witness centuries-old dining halls, washrooms, fountains and rooms which are skilfully hewn into the stone. Next, travel further south to the undulating desert dunes of Wadi Rum where you'll embark on a scenic jeep safari. Described by T.E Lawrence as 'vast, echoing and god-like', the locals refer to the untamed sea of red sand as the 'Valley of the Moon'. Soak in the breath-taking crimson mountains, canyons and dunes and overnight in a desert camp.

  • Breakfast & Dinner
10
Wadi Rum to the Dead Sea

Transfer from Wadi Rum to the Dead Sea. A day at leisure provides the perfect opportunity for relaxation or a trip to the shores of Dead Sea where you can float on its salty waters and cover yourself in its rejuvenating, black mud.

  • Breakfast
11
Dead Sea

Take another day to relax on the Dead Sea or explore this area of incredible colour and beauty

  • Breakfast & Dinner
12
Dead Sea to the UK

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

  • Breakfast
13
Dead Sea

Continue your stay by the Dead Sea at leisure.

  • Breakfast
14
Dead Sea

Relax and unwind at your own pace at your chosen hotel.

  • Breakfast
15
Dead Sea to the UK

Following breakfast transfer back to Amman for your return flight to the UK.

  • Breakfast

Important Information

Visas

UK passport holders are not currently required to obtain a visa prior to travel. You will be issued with a visa from the representative on arrival into Jordan free of charge. If you are adding the Holy Land extension to the end of your tour you will need pay for a visa on arrival at a cost of JOD 40.00 along with a departure taxes of USD 15.00.

Insurance

You must obtain suitable travel insurance prior to departure. Mercury Direct is partnered with Holiday Extras which offer insurance at the following prices:

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Age in YearsUp to 6465 - 7475 - 85
Up to 10 days cover£35£69£99
##Table## For all persons 86 years and over, please contact us for insurance prices. Please ensure you provide us with the name of your insurer, policy number and their 24 hour emergency contact number as soon as possible. Mercury Direct will not be liable for any costs incurred by you due to your failure to take out suitable travel insurance from the date of booking.

Payment

If booking more than 10 weeks before departure a deposit of £49pp will need to be paid at the time of booking with the full amount payable at 10 weeks prior to departure. The deposit applies to adults and children. If you are within 10 weeks of travel then the full balance of the holiday will be payable.

Flight Information

All flights are operated by Royal Jordanian Airlines. Each passenger is entitled to 20kg of hold luggage plus one item of hand luggage not exceeding 8kg in weight and 23cm x 40cm x 55cm in size. Flight times are for guidance only & subject to change.

Health and Vaccinations

We recommend that you consult your local GP for advice on vaccinations and travel health before your departure.

Physical Accessibility

This tour is accessible to most people with an average level of fitness and normal mobility. It involves full days of sightseeing, often on foot, and includes some climbing of stairs and getting on and off coaches. This tour is not suitable for anyone with walking difficulties.

Group Size

There is no minimum number of travellers for this extension however the main tour passenger numbers will apply for the main part of the tour. If in the unlikely event there are less than the required number of people booked on your main tour date then you may be asked to change to a different date. A full refund will be made available to you should this alternative not be suitable.

Tour Guide

This is a fully escorted tour, meaning that you will be met on arrival by your local guide who will remain with you for the duration of your trip, ensuring that you have first-hand knowledge at all times.

Currency Information

The currency in Jordan is the Jordanian Dinar, known as JOD. We recommend that you exchange your currency before you leave the UK. US Dollars are also widely accepted in Jordan should you wish to keep an alternative currency on you.

Personal Expenses

You will need to take some extra money with you to cover any personal purchases, such as souvenirs, laundry and extra drinks and snacks. Approximately £300 will be sufficient for the duration of the tour, depending on how much of a bargain-hunter you are!

Tour Dates & Prices

Depart UKArrive UKExtension PriceTour PriceTotal PriceBook Now
2020 DATES
Crowne Plaza Dead Sea Resort and Spa
22 Jun 202005 Jul 2020£219£1949£2168Book Now
14 Sep 202027 Sep 2020£269£2049£2318Book Now
19 Oct 202001 Nov 2020£269£2099£2368Book Now
02 Nov 202015 Nov 2020£269£2049£2318Book Now
30 Nov 202013 Dec 2020£219£1699£1918Book Now
2021 DATES
18 Jan 202131 Jan 2021£219£1799£2018Book Now
15 Feb 202128 Feb 2021£219£1849£2068Book Now
15 Mar 202128 Mar 2021£259£1999£2258Book Now
12 Apr 202125 Apr 2021£319£2049£2368Book Now
10 May 202123 May 2021£219£2099£2318Book Now
07 Jun 202120 Jun 2021£219£1999£2218Book Now
11 Oct 202124 Oct 2021£259£2149£2408Book Now
08 Nov 202121 Nov 2021£219£2099£2318Book Now
06 Dec 202119 Dec 2021£219£1849£2068Book Now

Included in the Price

  • Fully Escorted Tour with local English Speaking Guides throughout
  • Scheduled Flights from the UK.
  • All internal travel including air-conditioned/heated transportation.
  • Accommodation, meals as specified and entry fees to all sights.
  • All airport taxes and security charges.

Additional Expenses

  • Visas
  • Insurance
  • Tips
  • Any meals not specified in your itinerary

What to expect

Fact File
Currency

Jordanian Dinar

Average Flying time

5 hours

Min/Max temperature

10 °C / 40 °C

Spoken languages

Arabic

When to go

Weather can vary quite considerably throughout the year, so please familiarise yourself with the climate charts below.

Tel Aviv

Jerusalem

Amman

Petra

Dead Sea

What to pack
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Sun hat
  • Waterproof lightweight jacket
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Lightweight clothing
  • Swimwear
  • Camera
  • Towel
  • Long-sleeved tops & long trousers/skirts for visiting religious sites
  • Binoculars
  • Personal first aid kit
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