Thanks to its strategic location at the crossroads of the ancient world, Jordan is truly part of the “Cradle of Civilisation” and has had a fascinating and varied history, with an extraordinary abundance of natural beauty, archaeology, myths and legends.
Explore the archaeological sites of Pella, first inhabited in the Neolithic period, and the Greco-Roman city of Jerash, often referred to as “Antioch on the Golden River”. Visit Madaba, known for its well preserved mosaics, which include a 6th Century map of Jerusalem and scenes of Greek gods from the Byzantine period.
Explore Jordan’s desert castles located on the ancient Roman highway Via Nova Traiana, surviving buildings are fine examples of early Islamic architecture and contain beautiful frescoes of royal life and mythological scenes.
Designed as a post-tour for The Birth of Civilisation.
This tour is part of the World Art Tours program organised by the Art Gallery Society of NSW in partnership with Renaissance Tours.