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  • Address: Amman, Jordan
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Modern, buzzy Amman does a better job than Damascus or Jerusalem of hiding its ancient origins, but Philadelphia (to give the city its original Roman name) does have some notable antiquities.

Foremost among them is the Amman Citadel, built on the summit of Jebel al-Qala'a, the highest of Amman’s seven hills. It has had an extraordinarily long life as a fortress, with evidence of Bronze Age usage, while the remnants of a Roman site, including the Temple of Hercules, are still very much in evidence. This Citadel has also been a royal residence, as indicated by the ruins of the 8th century Ummayad palace, with its largely intact domed audience hall built on the site of a Byzantine basilica.

The Citadel makes a great vantage point over the rest of the city, an especially impressive sight at sunset or at evening as the lights twinkle on Amman’s sloping hills.

Practical Info

The best option for reaching the top of Jebel al-Qala'a from central Amman is to take a taxi; you can always walk down again.

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Private Amman City Sightseeing Tour with Optional Arabic Mezze Lunch and Turkish Bath, Amman, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Private Amman City Sightseeing Tour with Optional Arabic Mezze Lunch and Turkish Bath

4 star rating: Recommended 7 Reviews

Experience ancient and modern Amman on this private 4-hour city tour! Settle into a private, air-conditioned vehicle and witness the fascinating different ...  Read more

Location: Amman, Jordan
Duration: 4, 6 or 8 hours

From USD $93.75
Private Royal Museum Tour from Amman, Amman, Private Sightseeing Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Private Royal Museum Tour from Amman

The Royal Museum tour is a private family friendly day outing in Amman. What better way to know Jordan but through the rich history of the museums and an open ...  Read more

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

From USD $50.00
Private City Tour of Amman Including Wine Tasting, Amman, Private Sightseeing Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Private City Tour of Amman Including Wine Tasting

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 2 Reviews

Amman, Jordan’s capital is the home to many outstanding historical and modern sites known to many as an open-air museum, highlights to include The Citadel, The ...  Read more

Location: Amman, Jordan
Duration: Flexible

From USD $125.00
Amman Half-Day Private Tour with Special Option for Children, Amman, City Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Amman Half-Day Private Tour with Special Option for Children

The visit of the ancient and modern part of Amman by driving in a private vehicle through its streets. Visit old Amman, the Citadel, down town, souks, Blue ...  Read more

Location: Amman, Jordan
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $118.75
Private 10-Hour Amman Tour from Dead Sea With Jordan Museum King Abdullah Mosque Roman Theater ... 
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Private 10-Hour Amman Tour from Dead Sea With Jordan Museum King Abdullah Mosque Roman Theater Citadel Rinbow Street and Royal Automobile Museum

10-hour tour enables you to reveal the ancient and modern part of Amman by driving in a private vehicle through its streets. You will visit the landmarks of ...  Read more

Location: Amman, Jordan
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $131.25
Private Amman Tour: King Abdullah Mosque, Roman Theater and Citadel from Dead Sea, Amman, Private ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Private Amman Tour: King Abdullah Mosque, Roman Theater and Citadel from Dead Sea

This tour enables you to explore the ancient and modern part of Amman by driving in a private vehicle through its streets. You will visit the landmarks of ...  Read more

Location: Amman, Jordan
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $106.25
Private Amman Panoramic Tour from Dead Sea, Dead Sea, Private Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Private Amman Panoramic Tour from Dead Sea

Enjoy a panoramic visit of Jordan capital. Amman is a city enriched with glamour of the past and the present. Visit ancient and modern Amman by visiting the ...  Read more

Location: Amman, Jordan
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $62.50
Private Full Day Tour to Jerash with Citadel and Roman Theater from Dead Sea, Dead Sea, Private Day ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Private Full Day Tour to Jerash with Citadel and Roman Theater from Dead Sea

If you are a lover of the ancient Roman ruins you will enjoy this tour. Start by visiting Amman’s Citadel with its Archeological Museum and Roman Theater ...  Read more

Location: Amman, Jordan
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $156.25
Private Full-Day Tour of Madaba, Mt Nebo and Citadel with Roman Theater from The Dead Sea, Dead ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Private Full-Day Tour of Madaba, Mt Nebo and Citadel with Roman Theater from The Dead Sea

Tackle three prominent sites of Jordan on a private tour from Dead Sea hotels: the Citadel, Mt. Nebo, and Madaba. With a private driver and commentary from a ...  Read more

Location: Dead Sea, Jordan
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $150.00
Private Full Day Tour Madaba Mount Nebo and Mukawir from Dead Sea, Dead Sea, Private Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Private Full Day Tour Madaba Mount Nebo and Mukawir from Dead Sea

Meet your guide at the Dead Sea and get ready for an exciting full-day trip to Jordan, specifically to visit Mount Nebo and Madaba. Begin by gawking at the ...  Read more

Location: Amman, Jordan
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $118.75

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