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EGYPT, ARABIA & MOROCCO


HIGHLIGHTS OF SYRIA NEW


9 DAYS from £1495 (per person twin share with flights)


itinerary Bales Escorted


Traditional escorted journey through this culturally packed country


Hama Waterwheels


DAY 1 – Fly to Damascus Fly with bmi to Damascus, 1 night at the Cham Palace Hotel.


Spice Souk, Damascus


DAY 2 – Damascus Today visit Azem Palace, National Museum, the Great Mosque and the Tomb of Saladin.


DAYS 3/4 – Palmyra Explore ruins of Palmyra 2 nights at The Dedeman hotel.


DAY 5 – Hama Drive to Hama, 1 night at Apamea Cham Hotel. Visit the Crusader castle of Krak des Chevaliers.


DAYS 6/7 – Aleppo Visit Ebla and the Monastery of St Simeon. City tour of Aleppo, 2 nights Carlton Citadel Hotel.


DAY 8 – Damascus Today travel back to Damascus visiting Apamea and the Dead Cities en route. Overnight at the Cham Palace Hotel.


Damascus


DAY 9 – Fly to the UK Fly with bmi to Heathrow.


ALEPPO One of Syria’s great trading cities, Aleppo sits on an arid plateau to the north of the Great Plains. At heart the very essence of a traditional Arab city, this bustling enclave of covered souks and khans has thrived since the 3rd century BC. It is dominated by its magnificent Citadel and the elegance of the Umayyad Mosque.


AL MANSOURIYA, ALEPPO Infused by the timeless sophistication of the Orient, this 16th Century palace has been converted into a collection of courtyards, terraces and 9 elegant suites that transport visitors back to a golden age straight from the pages of the ‘Arabian Nights’.


09 Mar ‘12 £1595


19 Oct ‘12 £1595


06 Apr ‘12 £1675


09 Nov ‘12 £1495


11 May ‘12 £1595


22 Mar ‘13 £1595


FROM PETRA TO PALMYRA


14 DAYS from £2595 (per person twin share with flights)


itinerary


The highlights of Jordan and Syria in one journey


Special Somewhere


DAYS 1/2 – Fly to Amman Fly to Amman, 2 nights Le Meridien Hotel. Visit to Jerash.


DAYS 3 to 5 – Petra Visit sites along the Kings Highway en route to Petra. Tour of the Rose Red City. 3 nights at Beit Zaman Hotel.


DAYS 6/7 – Dead Sea Take an exciting jeep ride through Wadi Rum. Continue to the Dead Sea. 2 nights at Kempinski Ishtar Hotel.


DAYS 8/9 – Damascus Visit the Roman theatre at Bosra en route to Damascus. 2 nights at Cham Palace Hotel. Damascus city tour.


DAYS 10/11 – Palmyra 2 nights at Zenobia Cham Palace, visit these ancient ruins.


Temple of Bacchus, Baalbek


BAALBEK Lying in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley 3 hours drive from Damascus, the ancient ruins of Baalbek represent the greatest collection of Roman treasures in the country. Its temples are amongst the largest anywhere in the region and its monumental grandeur once epitomised the overwhelming glory that was Rome.


DAY 12 – Hama Visit Krak des Chevaliers, 1 night at Apamea Cham Hotel.


DAYS 13/14 – Damascus and fly to the UK Return to Damascus where your time is at leisure. Fly to Heathrow with bmi.


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