The King's Highway
CHOICE OF ACCOMMODATION - See price grid below.
8 days from £1195
International flights NOT included - see below
Journey along a scenic historic route from Amman to the fabulous 'rose red' city of Petra. This is our best-selling tour to Jordan and includes all the main highlights.
Recommended flight from London: British Airways from London Heathrow (see below). If you are travelling from a country other than the UK we would be happy to give you guidance on your flight options.
For a detailed day-by-day description of this Jordan holiday, with a summary of what's included, please click on the PDF (above right)
DAY 1 – Arrival in Amman. (B)
DAY 2 – Amman, Jerash. (B)
DAY 3 - Walking tour of Amman. Dinner with a local family. (B,D)
DAY 5 - Petra. (B)
DAY 6 – Petra (ticket for second visit included). Optional excursion to Wadi Rum. (B)
DAY 7 – Travel to the Dead Sea for a bathe in the saline waters. Return to Amman. (B)
DAY 8 - Depart for home. (B)
PLEASE ASK FOR A QUOTATION
Prices from £1195 to around £1500 per person, according to the time of year and the choice of hotels (see below). The price we quote you at the time of booking is guaranteed.
We recommend the direct services of British
Airways from London
Heathrow. Flights are daily throughout the year. Current timings, based
on the summer schedules, are as follows (the winter schedules may
Heathrow/Amman. Depart at 15.20; arrive Amman at 22.25
Amman/Heathrow. Depart at 08.30; arrive Heathrow at 12.10
Royal Jordanian Airlines also offer daily flights between London Heathrow and Amman.
You can book the flights yourself on the easy-to-use British Airways or Royal Jordanian websites. There are also other routes involving connections en route. We recommend the Skyscanner website for searching for the best options. Alternatively World Discovery can book the flights for you (we levy a service charge of £25 per person for this service).
World Discovery specialise in tailor-made holidays. The sample tour shown above is exactly that - a sample tour. We can change it to suit your precise requirements in may ways - by amending or ugrading the accommodation, by taking out or putting in additional sightseeing, by changing the number of nights in each place, by booking special meals, activities or cultural visits. We are happy to advise and help you create your ideal holiday.
EVENINGS AT PETRA
You have three nights at Petra. A magical experience not to be missed is the Petra by Night tour, when the rose-coloured rocks seem to glow from within, bathed in the light of more than 2,000 candles. Another option is to try your hand at cooking your very own Jordanian dinner at the Petra Kitchen (current cost £39). World Discovery can arrange these tours for you in advance, including private transfers, and include the cost on your invoice.
EXTEND YOUR STAY
Popular extensions to the 'King's Highway' are as follows:
THE DEAD SEA
A brief visit to the Dead Sea is included on day 7 en route back to Amman. Alternatively you may wish to actually stay in this unique location, either for a night during the tour, or for a longer stay at the end of your tour. Our recommended hotel is the Kempinski Hotel Ishtar, which offers superb accommodation and a wide range of spa treatments.
If you have the time to extend your stay, Jordan's capital is a great base for further exploration of Northern Jordan. You could take a half day excursion to the Baptism Site at Bethany, awarded UNESCO World Heritage Status in 2015, or perhaps head into the Eastern Desert to visit the famous Desert Castles.
STAY IN AQABA
If you want to include a beach stay at the end of your tour, we recommend a stay on the Gulf of Aqaba. This could be taken after the visit to Petra, before you return to Amman for the homeward flight.
THE RADISSON BLU TALA BAY
Our recommended hotel is the resort-style Radisson Blu at Tala Bay, 10 miles from Aqaba city centre. With 5 pools, a private beach area and a wide choice of restaurants, it's an ideal choice for a few days of relaxation. Please ask for a quote.
THE INTERCONTINENTAL, AQABA
If you prefer a more central location in Aqaba, then the InterContinental Aqaba is your best choice. The hotel has its own 300m private beach, and all rooms have balconies overlooking the Red Sea. Please ask for a quote.