Educational Tours - Jordan & Holyland Tour

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Educational Tours - History & Leisure Tour - Jordan & Holyland

For those who would like to experience the adventure of Jordan and also have an interest in religion or Biblical History, this trip is a must. In co-operation with our Jordan partners we have combined the main visits and sites of the Jordan, Petra Nights Tour and also included a full day in Israel where you will visit the main religious and Biblical sites of Jerusalem and Bethlehem. Flights, transfers, hotels, transport, guides, all meals and admission fees are included in the price.


An Educational Trip to Jordan & Israel - General Information

The Jordan, Jerusalem & Bethlehem Tour offers all the Classic sites in Jordan as well as the opportunity to take part in some other exciting and unusual excursions. We would recommend this programme for all types of Student groups and particularly those with an interest in Religious Studies. We can arrange excellent accommodation at a price to suit your budget.

This programme combines all the main sites of Jordan with a full day excursion to Israel where you will enjoy an incredible day visiting the most popular religious sites in Jerusalem and Bethlehem. The price of this trip includes a tourist visa to Israel, assisted border crossings and re-entry to Jordan.

The main part of this trip is based in Jordan and follows the itinerary for the Jordan Highlights Tour (see below) but also includes a full day excursion to Jerusalem and Bethlehem. This trip takes place on day three and begins with an early start (7.00am) drive to the King Hussain Border (Allenby Bridge) crossing into Israel.

ISRAEL

Your group will enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view of Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives, before taking the Palm Sunday Road to the Church of Dominus Flevit (where Jesus wept about Jerusalem - Luke 9).

At the foot of the Mount of Olives lies the Garden of Gethsemane. In the Book of Zechariah, the Mount of Olives is cited as the place where the dead will be resurrected in the days of the Messiah. For this reason, Jews have always sought to be buried there, and from biblical times until today, the mountain has been used as a Jewish cemetery. There are an estimated 150,000 graves on the Mount, including the tombs of biblical figures such as Zechariah and Avshalom. Many important rabbis from the 15th to the 20th centuries are buried there, among them Abraham Isaac Kook, the first Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Israel. Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin is also buried on the Mount of Olives.

Roman soldiers from the 10th Legion camped on the Mount during the Siege of Jerusalem in the year 70 CE, which led to the destruction of the city.

GARDEN of GETHSEMANE

The Garden of Gethsemane is at the foot of the Mount of Olives, within the walled grounds of the Church of all Nations (also known as the Church of the Agony). It’s a peaceful garden among a grove of ancient olive trees, looking back at the eastern wall of the City of Jerusalem.

The Garden of Gethsemane is where Jesus prayed on the night of his betrayal and arrest (Mark 14:32-50). According to the record in Luke, Christ’s despair in Gethsemane was so deep that he sweat drops of blood (Luke 22:43-44). Gethsemane from Aramaic (Ga? Šmanê, meaning 'oil press') was the garden where, according to the New Testament and Christian traditions, Jesus and his disciples retreated to pray after the Last Supper, the night before he was crucified. Gethsemane was also where Christ was betrayed by the disciple Judas Iscariot. Furthermore, Orthodox tradition holds that Gethsemane is the place where the Apostles buried the Blessed Virgin Mary, after her Dormition.

LAST SUPPER

According to tradition, the Last Supper took place in what is called today The Room of the Last Supper on Mount Zion, just outside of the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem, and is traditionally known as The Upper Room. This is based on the account in the Synoptic Gospels that states that Jesus had instructed a pair of unnamed disciples to go to the city to meet a man carrying a jar of water, who would lead them to a house, where they were to ask for the room where the teacher has a guest room. This room is specified as being Student trips to the Upper Roomthe upper room, and they prepare the passover there.

Upon entering the "Upper Room" you find yourself in a large hall. The ceiling is supported by three pillars which divide the room into three naves. The pillars and the arches, windows and other Gothic style architectural elements are a clear indication the room was built by the Crusaders in the early XIV century, on top of a much older structure most probably pre-dating the first churches erected in Palestine. This old structure, according to the archaeological research, was a church-synagogue of the early Christian community of Jerusalem.

BETHLEHEM

The Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem is one of the oldest continuously operating churches in the world. The structure is built over the cave that tradition marks as the birthplace of Christ, and it is considered sacred by followers of both Christianity and Islam

The Grotto of the Nativity, an underground cave located beneath the basilica, enshrines the site where Jesus is said to have been born. The exact spot is marked beneath an altar school trips to Bethlehemby a 14-pointed silver star set into the marble floor and surrounded by silver lamps. This altar is denominationally neutral, although it features primarily Armenian Apostolic influences. Another altar in the Grotto, which is maintained by the Roman Catholics, marks the site where traditionally Mary laid the newborn Baby in the manger.

JERUSALEM

Following lunch, we enter the Old Jerusalem through the "Dung Gate" to visit the Western Wall before walking along the Via Dolorosa (the Way of the Cross) to the church of the Holy Sepulcher - Golgotha.

The Western Wall in the midst of the Old City in Jerusalem is the section of the Western supporting wall of the Temple Mount which has remained intact since the destruction of the Second Jerusalem Temple (70 C.E.). It became the most sacred spot in Jewish religious and national consciousness educational trip to Jerusaelmand tradition by virtue of its proximity to the Western Wall of the Holy of Holies in the Temple, from which, according to numerous sources, the Divine Presence never departed. It became a center of mourning over the destruction of the Temple and Israel's exile, on the one hand, and of religious - in 20th century also national - communion with the memory of Israel's former glory and the hope for its restoration, on the other.

CHURCH of the HOLY SEPULCHRE

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, known as the Church of the Resurrection (Anastasis) to Eastern Orthodox Christians, is a Christian church in the Old City of Jerusalem. It stands on a site that encompasses both Golgotha, or Calvary, where Jesus was crucified, and the tomb (sepulchre) where he was buried.

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre has been an important pilgrimage destination since the 4th century, and it remains the holiest Christian site in the world. The early Christian community of Jerusalem appears to have held liturgical celebrations at Christ's tomb from the time of the resurrection until educational trip to the church of holy sepulchrethe city was taken by the Romans in 66 AD. Less than a century later, in 135 AD, Emperor Hadrian filled in the quarry to provide a level foundation for a temple to Aphrodite. The site remained buried beneath the pagan temple until Emperor Constantine the Great converted to Christianity in 312 AD. He soon showed an interest in the holy places associated with his new faith, and commissioned numerous churches to be built throughout the Holy Land. The most important of these, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, was begun in 326 AD.

Constantine's builders dug away the hillside to leave the rock-hewn tomb of Christ isolated and with enough room to built a church around it. They also cleared away Hadrian's temple and the material with which an old quarry had been filled to provide the temple's foundations. In the process, according to contemporary Christian historians, the Rock of Golgotha was found. The Church was formally dedicated in 335 with an oration by Constantine's biographer, Eusebius of Caesarea.

In the late afternoon we take the leisurely 2hour drive to the Sheikh Hussain Border where we re-enter Jordan.

The remainder of the programme is the same as described in the Petra Nights Tour with the exception of the third day where the Tour of the Desert Castles in Eastern Jordan is replaced by this full day trip to Jerusalem and Bethlehem.

To see the information relating to the Jordan Programme for this trip, please click here.

If you would like further information about this fascinating and exciting trip then please get in touch using the Booking Enquiry form (see link below). We will be pleased to discuss your educational requirements and how this trip is of benefit to students of History, Geography, Biology, Religious Studies, Technology, Art and English. If you require a special emphasis or would like to spend more time studying a particular aspect of this trip then please let us know. We can tailor-make this trip to suit your requirements.

  • 4 Star
  • 1 night
  • None
  • Jordan
  • Amman
  • Central

4* Geneva Hotel

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About 4* Geneva Hotel in Amman

The Geneva Hotel - Amman is a four star family owned and operated hotel. The hotel cater to the corporate, diplomatic and tourist industry from all over the world. The hotel is a masterpiece of contemporary design and luxurious decor and furnishings.

The hotel conveniently located on the main road to Q.A. International Airport. It is situated in West Amman a fast growing and modern business, diplomatic and shopping districts. All means of public transport are available at the hotel's doorstep.

The Geneva Hotel - Amman offers 121 rooms including 8 family suites, 4 executive suites and 4 rooms equipped with kitchenette. Our guest will experience luxurious accommodation and a full range of business and leisure amenities and service in all of our outlets.

Guest Rooms & Suites

Welcome to our bright and comfortable rooms with wireless internet access. The hotel features contemporary modern accommodations all decorated in restful and fresh tones. Each of our spacious guest room has extra firm mattress with box spring and topper mattress pad, glass door mini-bar, laptop size safe, 25 inch satellite TV with radio channel, voice mail telephone, over sized bathroom with hair dryer and work desk with comfortable chair.

Rooms & Suites

Single room Superior

Superior room are luxurious, elegant, spacious and comes with king size bed or queen size bed.

Double room Superior

This type of rooms are elegant, spacious and comes with King Size / Twin beds.

Executive Suite

Indulge yourself in this spacious room and separate living room and comes with coffee facilities and Queen size bed.

Family Suite

This type of suite is very suitable for families, very spacious and comes with two separate bed rooms each with own Flat LCDTV and an extra big living room also with Flat LCD TV.

Dining

Look no further than the restaurant, lobby lounge & bar and the summer terrace and grill for the best dining options in the town. Here, the menu reflects the very best of changing seasons, always highlighting the freshest of local produce and imaginative preparation and artistic presentation by our specially chefs.

Ermitage Restaurant

The Ermitage restaurant is where the daily breakfast buffet is served with the built in cooking station for all a la minute orders. The restaurant also offers a la carte international cuisine dishes for lunch and dinner in a casual bistro-style atmosphere.

Geneva Lobby Lounge & Bar

Geneva lobby lounge is a favorite place to gather. For lunch you can choose from a wide selection of light snacks. In the evening it is a place where international clientele meet for an after work fresh exotic juice or freshly grind cup of coffee while enjoying our wireless internet service.

Summer Terrace & Grill

Enjoy the relaxing mode of our terrace with its tranquil colors and its water features listening to light soothing music. Make your choice from a selection of light seasonal dishes, our bar-b-q grill, wide selection of ice cream, milkshakes or ice tea and coffee.

Room service

The in-room dining is available around the clock with dishes that satisfy international guests tastes.

  • 4 Star
  • 1 Night
  • None
  • Jordan
  • Petra
  • Central
Jordan Petra Historic Tour

4* Guest House Hotel

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About 4* Guest House Hotel in Petra

Petra, one of Seven Wonders of the World, is without a doubt Jordan's most valuable treasure and greatest tourist attraction. It is a unique, vast city, carved into the sheer rock face by the Nabataean people, industrious Arabs who settled in Petra more than 2000 years ago, turning it into a significant junction for the silk, spice and other trade routes.

The "Lost City" is another name for Petra, because it became lost to the western world after the 1400’s AD. Four centuries later, however, it was rediscovered in 1812 by the Swiss traveler, Johann Ludwig Burckhardt, who tricked his way into the fiercely guarded site by pretending to be an Arab from India wishing to make a sacrifice at the tomb of the Prophet Aaron. This year, Petra celebrates its 200th anniversary after its rebirth.

Words won’t give Petra justice. It is simply magnificent and breathtaking. The journey starts by entering the city through the Siq, a narrow gorge, over 1km in length, which is flanked on either side by soaring, 80m high cliffs. Just walking through the Siq is an experience in itself. The colors and formations of the rocks are dazzling. As you reach the end of the Siq you will catch your first glimpse of Al-Khazneh (Treasury).

This is an inspiring experience. A massive façade, 30m wide and 43m high, carved out of the sheer, dusky pink rock face and dwarfing everything around it. It was carved in the early 1st century as the tomb of one of the Nabataea kings and represents the engineering genius of these people.

The four stars, Petra Guest House is ideally located at the majestic city of Petra with only few steps away from the entrance. Conclude your journey of exploration and enjoy history and hospitality at the Petra Guest House.

Guest Rooms

Enjoy the spectacular views of the Petra mountains from your own room.

The hotel features 41 guestrooms and 31 chalets and all are tastefully appointed with modern amenities that include complimentary coffee/tea making facilities, individually controlled AC, mini bar, in-room safe box, LCD TV with multi languages channels, ironing board and more.

Our guestrooms include:

~ 5 Standard King Rooms
~ 36 Standard Twin Rooms
~ 6 King Size Chalets
~ 25 Twin Size Chalets

Stay connected with your business and social life through our high speed internet access.

Dining

The Petra Guest House Hotel offers dining choices satisfying every whim and expectation.

Our all day dining Guest House Restaurant serves mouthwatering International Buffets for Breakfast with Live cooking Stations. Be sure to make space our sweets selections.

After a day of sightseeing in the unique Petra Site, unwind and enjoy the magical beauty of the sunset at our original Nabatean Cave Bar carved by stonework and fronted with large Piazza. Scrumptious set menu with appetizing signature dishes and beverages. A range of Hubbly bubbly flavors are available.

Feel the warmth and local touch of our cozy lobby lounge all day long with your choice of beverage.

Basin Restaurant

The Basin Restaurant located in the heart of the mountains of the Petra Region between the village of "the mother of Sihon" and the "Valley of Moses", in the old city, the basin restaurant and terrace offers daily lunch in a setting unmatched in its beauty, seating up to 450 guests.


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There are so many different options available for any particular tour that provide opportunity for a more cost effective price or upgrades with certain hotels that you might miss out on a better deal. Additionally, you might have your own particular curriculum requirements that need to be built into the itinerary.

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The Itinerary shown for this trip is only a suggested itinerary and is completely flexible. The itinerary can be used as a starting point from which to develop a programme that is most suited to your curriculum requirements. If you feel that the suggested itinerary meets your needs then it can certainly be used as it stands for your trip.

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Itinerary

We are delighted to suggest a number of Tours and Excursions that might be of interest to you. If there is something you would particularly like to see or place you would like to visit which is not shown below, please let us know in the "Additional Comments" section on the Enquiry Form and we will be pleased to send you details.


What this educational trip includes:

:: Meet & assist upon arrival and departure.
:: 7 overnight stays in 3* or 4* hotels with breakfast and dinner.
:: 6x lunches in local restaurants, 1x Bedouin camp Wadi Rum.
:: Transfers in new air-conditioned bus.
:: Licensed, English speaking guide.
:: Day excursion to Jerusalem.
:: Entrance fees mentioned in itinerary.
:: Horse ride in Petra.
:: 2 hour Jeep tour in Wadi Rum.
:: Group visa for Jordan.
:: Departure tax Jordan (7.5 USD p.p.).
:: Departure tax Israel (18 USD p.p.).
:: Return flights from UK airport.

What you will see:

(Sites and tours included in the price of this trip.)

:: Amman City Tour, Jerash,
:: Nymphaeum, Artemis temple, St. Cosmos and Demeanors churches
:: Dead Sea
:: Mount of Olives
:: Church of the Holy Sepulchre
:: The Garden of Gethsemane
:: Last Supper Room
:: Tomb of King David
:: Church of the Nativity - Bethlehem
:: The Western Wall
:: Mt. Nebo, Madaba, King’s Highway, Kerak.
:: Petra - the lost city of the Nabateans
:: Wadi Rum
:: Aqaba at leisure

This trip does not include:

~ Local tips and gratuities.
~ Drinks
~ Travel insurance.
~ Departure tax if not incl. in airfare.
~ Private expenses.

1st Day

Amman

:: Upon arrival to Queen Alia Airport or Jordanian Border our representative will meet and assist you through the customs and immigration procedures.
:: Transfer (30 mins) to the hotel in Amman for overnight.


2nd Day

Amman - Jerash – Dead Sea – Amman overnight

:: Following breakfast we drive north of Jordan to Jerash, the best example of a roman provincial city in the whole Middle East. We visit the spectacular forum, Roman colonnaded street, Nymphaeum, Artemis Temple, St. Cosmos and Demeanors church.
:: The Dead Sea is our next destination. The Dead Sea is the lowest point on earth (417 m below sea level) and the largest "Natural Spa" in the world. The mineral-rich waters and mud flow with natural health and beauty benefits acclaimed globally. You have the opportunity to float in the Dead Sea and experience the feeling not to sink in water.
:: Back to hotel in Amman for overnight.


3rd Day

Amman – Jerusalem – Bethlehem - Amman overnight

:: Very early in the morning, around 7.00 AM, we drive to the Allenby Bridge, also called King Hussein border. After immigration procedures and meeting your tour guide we drive through the Judean desert towards Jerusalem.
:: We start with a panoramic view of Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives and walk along Palm Sunday road to the Church of Dominus Flevit where Jesus wept about Jerusalem (Luke 19).
:: We continue to the Garden of Gethsemane (Mark 14) and the Church of All Nations. On Mount Zion we visit the Last Supper room (the upper room) and the tomb of King David. Next stop will be the city of Bethlehem to stand on the site where Jesus was born (John 1). There we visit the Church of the Nativity.
:: In the afternoon we drive to the Dung Gate to visit the Western Wall, walk through the Via Dolorosa (Way of the Cross) to the Holy Sepulcher Church - Golgotha.
:: In the late afternoon we drive 2 hours to Sheikh Hussein border to enter Jordan again, from where we drive back to Amman for dinner and overnight.


4th Day

Amman – Mt. Nebo – Madaba – King’s Highway – Kerak – Petra overnight

:: After breakfast we depart for Mt. Nebo. This is the place where Moses gazed at the Promised Land before he died. You visit the old monastery and overlook the Jordan valley, Dead Sea, Jericho and Jerusalem.
:: After we proceed to Madaba, where the famous mosaic 6th century map of Palestine in St. George’s church is sited.
:: Following this, we drive to Kerak along the famous ancient biblical caravan route - The King's Way. We have a short stop in Wadi Al-Mujib, a great wide valley, which sweeps your breath away for it's magnificent geological formation.
:: Kerak, the ancient, biblical capital of the Moabites, become well known for the famous crusaders castle that was built in 1132/34 by king Baldwin the first of Jerusalem. Visit the castle, enjoy the amazing undergrounds halls and the museum.
:: After we leave Kerak and drive to Petra for overnight.


5th Day

Petra full day tour and overnight

:: After breakfast departure for a full day tour to the red rose city Petra, the biggest attraction of Jordan. Petra was first established around the 6th century B.C. by the Nabataean Arabs, a nomadic tribe who settled in the area and laid the foundations of a commercial empire that extended into Syria. After the conquest by the Romans 106 AD Petra declined in importance thereafter. In the early 19th century the Swiss explorer Johann L. Burckhardt discovered the city again.
:: Upon arrival you will begin an unforgettable trip on horse back to the canyon, the so called Siq, and then by foot to the most beautiful monument: the Treasury. The local guide will give a brief history of the city. Among other monuments you will see are Pharaoh's Castle, the Triumphal Arch, the Amphitheater and the Monastery „El Deir“.
:: Back to hotel for overnight.


6th Day

Petra – Wadi Rum – Aqaba overnight

:: After breakfast we drive to Wadi Rum, the wild desert landscape, which already fascinated the British liaison officer Lawrence of Arabia.
:: You start a two hour Bedouin Jeep tour which leads you to Lawrence's Spring and to the sand dunes in Wadi Um Ishrin where you can find Nabatean inscriptions.
:: You will have a great view from Lawrence's House and drive to the Barragh Canyon. Following this, we drive back to Bedouin camp for lunch.
:: Afterwards you experience the amazing sunset in the desert and we drive to Aqaba at the Red Sea for overnight.


7th Day

Aqaba at leisure and overnight

:: Jordan's only city at the sea is Aqaba. The splendid weather during more than eight months of the year allows you here to enjoy sailing, water skiing and swimming. Diving and snorkelling is a great adventure, as you spot the colourful and varied marine life in the Red Sea.
:: You could choose from a variety of optional day tours depending on your interests.
:: Overnight in Aqaba.


8th Day

El Aqaba – QAI Airport

:: After breakfast assisted transfer (4 hours) to QAI Airport in Amman for departure.