The price you pay is inclusive
The only extras you need to budget for are, drinks and shopping. We include lunches and gratuities to guide, driver and hotel staff.
2018 Price: £1,745, Single Supplement: £295, Travel Insurance Premium: £79/£119
Flights, Hotel accommodation, Breakfast, lunches and dinner daily, Sightseeing programme, Entrance fees & guiding, Gratuities
Travel Insurance, Single Room supplement
Touring is by air-conditioned private coach. Days generally start at 8am and finish around 5pm with dinner served around 7 or 7.30. Ideal months to visit are April through June, and September and October. Entrance fees are high reflecting a rare resource for a poor country. For example, entry to Petra now costs around £50.
Passports, visas and health
A visa is required to enter Jordan and we obtain this free of charge for our parties. We will ask you to complete a passport information form, which we will send with your final invoice, for us to process this visa in advance of travel. If you are holding a non-British passport, please do consult us as arrangements can be different and you may need to apply for a visa in advance. Please ensure your passport is valid for six months beyond your return date. No inoculations are required but do consult your GP about your own particular requirements.
The McCabe recommended insurance policy is designed for the older traveller. The premium for this pilgrimage to Jordan is £79. Travellers over 75 pay £119. We also recommend that older travellers obtain a note from their doctor stating that they are fit to travel. Do feel free to shop around as there are many suitable insurance options including annual policies on the market. We do insist that all travellers take out medical insurance.
A key feature of our recommended policy is that there is no requirement to call a Medical Help Line as most pre-existing conditions are covered.
You can read the full policy wording here.
Flights are from Heathrow to Amman with Royal Jordanian Airways. We recommend Tuesday departures, but other days are possible.
Jordan is expensive to visit. Hotels are either basic or superior with little middle ground. We use four and five-star graded hotels and all rooms are twin-bedded with private facilities.
You can click on the hotel websites below:
Grand Palace Hotel, Amman / Petra Guest House, Petra
Breakfast and dinner are included daily as well as lunches en route. You will normally have a buffet-style breakfast and dinner. Drinks are not included, except at breakfast when tea, coffee and fruit juices are provided. Do try the Eastern dips and Arabic salads. We recommend you drink bottled water, which is provided on the coach, at lunch and dinner as well as in the hotel bedrooms. Alcoholic drinks are very expensive due to a very hefty government tax. Please note that prices shown on drinks menus are subject to a service charge (usually 10%) and an additional local tax (usually 7%).
If you have any special dietary requirements, please let us know and we will advise the airline, hotels and restaurants. Please speak to the head waiter regarding your special requirements.
Many of our passengers travel alone and object to expensive single room supplements. McCabe Pilgrimages will accept individual bookings on a 'guaranteed share' basis. We charge the basic price and accommodate you with a person of the same sex also requesting shared accommodation. If we do not find someone to share with you, you will be accommodated in a single room at only 50% of the usual single room supplement. For single travellers who do require single accommodation this should be requested when booking and, if available, the normal supplement will be payable.
The McCabe Educational Trust
For many, meeting the ‘Living Stones’ of The Land becomes a real highlight of their pilgrimage. The McCabe Educational Trust is an independent registered charity with the aim of helping inspiring people we meet on pilgrimage. On your pilgrimage you will meet some of these people. As ‘the haves’ encounter the ‘have nots’ the Trust has become a practical tool for one to help the other.
McCabe Pilgrimages invite all travellers to become partners in this work. A £15 voluntary donation to the Trust’s work is added to every pilgrim’s invoice and all money raised in this way is given in full to the projects the Trust supports. This scheme is voluntary and confidential with nobody put under any pressure to participate.
Full Financial Security
All money paid to McCabe is fully secure. Holidays including flights are covered by our ATOL license from the Civil Aviation Authority, and holidays without flights are protected by our membership of the ABTOT bonding scheme. If a pilgrimage is cancelled, for instance through lack of numbers or for political considerations, McCabe will promptly refund all monies paid.
AITO Quality Statement
McCabe Pilgrimages is a member of the Association of Independent Tour Operators. The Association represents Britain’s leading independent tour operators and encourages high standards of quality and service. McCabe abides by the Association’s Code of Conduct and adheres to the AITO Quality Charter.
You can read McCabe reviews on the AITO website HERE