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  • Location:Amman, Jordan
  • Duration:5 hours (approx.)

Private Half-Day Jerash and Amman City Sightseeing Tour

See the best of Jordan’s capital and ancient city of Jerash on this private half-day tour from Amman! Admire the impressive hilltop Citadel and Roman Theater in Amman, and travel to Jerash, one of the best-preserved Roman cities in the Middle East. View its temples, monuments and Oval Plaza; and trace the footsteps of its long-ago citizens as you walk its colonnaded street. On this private tour, you enjoy the comfort of your own private vehicle and driver, and personalized attention from local guides at Amman Citadel and Jerash.


  • Half-day sightseeing tour of Amman and Jerash
  • See Amman Citadel and stunning Roman Theater
  • Explore the ancient city of Jerash on a walking tour
  • Marvel at its well-preserved theaters, fountains and arches
  • Stop for photos at its colonnaded street and intriguing Oval Plaza
  • This private tour ensures you see the best of the sights and receive undivided attention from your guide

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What You Can Expect

Private Half-Day Jerash and Amman City Sightseeing Tour

Explore the Roman Theater in central Amman

Start your tour with a pickup from your Amman hotel and head for the hilltop Citadel. This collection of Roman, Byzantine and early Islamic ruins offers sweeping views over Amman below. Admire the Roman temple and colonnaded streets as a guide explains how the site evolved through the ages.

Next, travel to the Roman Theater, cut into a hill in the city centre. Built in around the 2nd century AD, this stunning arena is the finest remnant of the Roman city of Philadelphia where Amman stands. Marvel at its symmetry and imagine the cheers of the 6,000 spectators who once sat here to watch plays and entertainment.

Leave Amman for your approximate 1.5-hour drive to Jerash. Travel north in your air-conditioned vehicle and absorb the views over the passing towns and desert landscapes. Then, on arrival in Jerash, head into this archaeological jewel through the ancient city gate.

Here, drink in the spectacular ruins spread before you. Founded by Alexander the Great in the 2nd century AD and known as Gerasa, this provincial city was one of the wealthiest in the Roman Empire. Stroll around as your guide tells you fascinating stories about the city in its heyday. See its arches, theaters and magnificent colonnaded street, and take photos of the Oval Plaza, an intriguing oval-shaped forum, as you conjure up images of the people who once lived here.

After your walking tour finishes, return to your vehicle and travel back to Amman. Your excursion ends with a hotel drop-off in the afternoon.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2014

Excellent tour! This reminded me of Pompeii, but in the middle of the dessert! great tour guide!

Vojtech C
Czech Republic

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2012

Top rating for such experience, one of the best guide and highly professional drive. Impressive historical site in perfect condition.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2012

It was an Amazing, But I did not like the Tour Guide telling me he depends on tips to survive and demanding a tip from me. Very unprofessional and a complete turn off.

Graham Walker
United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2011

The Private Half Day Jerash and Amman City Sightseeing Tour provides a dramatic insight into the extraordinary growth of two cities. Amman, the capital of Jordan, formerly known as Philadelphia, exploding from a small, sleepy town into a modern metropolis with 2.4 million people, almost half of the Kingdom’s population; and Jerash, a city of 30,000 at its zenith and one of the most important centres in the former Roman Empire.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2009

The driver picked us up on time and spoke good English. We loved Jerash and had a good guide, loved the chariot race and Roman legion show. I felt that everytime we passed something interesting in Amman our driver was on his cell phone. I guess they have 2 jobs.

4 star rating: Recommended January 2014

The Amman City part of this tour was not too great but Jerash made up for that. One of the better things to see in Jordan.

4 star rating: Recommended April 2012

You get the loveliest travel guide if you manage to get Shaadi, in saying that Jerash is lovely, you will get a guide who expects a tip (as do most people in Jordan) but Amman, not much to see and glad we left it to the last day as we were a tad exhausted by that stage. Shaadi was accoomodating of our request to see the experience the real food of Jordan, went to a lovely restaurant serving local food and eating with the locals.

Trina S
United Arab Emirates

4 star rating: Recommended June 2010

This was a nice tour of the ancient site of Jarash.. the city tour was good as well.

4 star rating: Recommended July 2009

We travelled throughout the Middle East and thought these were among the best preserved Roman ruins we saw. The gladiator show is billed as the only one actually held in a real hippodrome--extra charge. DO note that the driver is NOT your guide, and if you want a guide you will need to be prepared to pay a fee. Our driver selected an excellent guide for us. Not much to see in Amman City, however, so you might want to do that on your own.

3 star rating: Worth doing August 2011

I saw a lot and it was a good tour.

I payed for the driver in this package. This tour was very expensive because I was by myself.

I did not like the driver telling me he depends on tips to survive and demanding a tip from me. Very unprofessional and a complete turn off.

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