Amman Citadel Tours

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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 Half Day Amman City and Food Tour

Explore Jordan’s history and cuisine on a half-day Amman tour with a private driver. You’ll step into the world of ancient Romans at the hilltop Citadel and Roman Theater, then visit a series of eateries for classic Ammani treats. Try the falafel on Rainbow Street, line up for the famous wraps at Shawerma Reem, and sample a classic Jordanian sweet from a local bakery. Since this tour is designed for private groups of up to six people, it’s the perfect way to see the best of Amman at your own pace.
  • Duration: 4 to 5 hrs
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  • Duration: 4 to 5 hrs
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Private Amman City Sightseeing Tour with Optional Arabic Mezze Lunch and Turkish Bath

See the highlights of ancient and modern Amman on this private 4-hour city tour. Traveling by private, air-conditioned vehicle with an informative private guide, discover the many different faces of Jordan’s capital, from its dusty classical ruins to vibrant markets and the upscale malls of the modern city. See top Amman attractions including the stunning Roman amphitheatre, King Abdullah Mosque and the ruins and archaeological museum of the hilltop Citadel. Upgrade to finish with a lunch of delicious ‘mezze’ (small dishes) or lunch followed by a pampering Turkish bath experience.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Full-Day Amman City Tour and the Dead Sea from Amman

Discover the highlights of Jordan’s capital and relax at the Dead Sea on this private 7-hour tour from Amman. See the antiquities at Amman Citadel and Archaeological Museum, visit the 2nd-century Roman Theater, and explore the Jabal Amman quarter and a traditional market. Afterward, head for the Dead Sea to float in its extraordinary, salt-rich waters. Private round-trip transport and hotel pickup and drop-off are included, with admission fees at own expense.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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US$187.00
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Private Amman, Jerash, and Dead Sea Full-Day Transfers from Amman

Classical ruins, city sights, and relaxation by the Dead Sea: this private 10-hour trip from Amman packs a little of almost everything into a single day. Start with a 2-hour round-up of Amman’s Citadel and Roman Theatre, before traveling to the well-preserved ancient Roman city of Jerash. Lastly, relax and swim in the Dead Sea. Your package includes private round-trip transport, with entrance fees and local guides at the sites at own expense.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Private Amman Tour: Jordan Museum, King Abdullah Mosque, Roman Theatre, Citadel, Rainbow Street and Royal Automobile Museum with Lunch

Experience the old and modern essence of Amman in one day on this private 10-hour tour. Visit landmarks such as the Citadel, Roman Theatre, King Abdullah Mosque, and Jordan Museum, and soak in local culture along Rainbow Street. Plus, visit the Royal Automobile Museum, shop for souvenirs at Al Bukaria Souk, and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Your tour includes a locally guided Citadel tour, private transport, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Full-Day Private Ancient and Modern Amman Tour

Explore Amman’s ancient sites and modern neighborhoods on a full-day, private tour that’s a great first taste of the Jordanian capital. You’ll see Old Amman, the Citadel, colorful markets, the Blue Mosque, a Coptic church, the Royal Automobile Museum, Rainbow Street, and much more, while traveling in a climate-controlled vehicle that’s a comfortable, secure way to navigate the city.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Private Full Day Tour Madaba Mount Nebo and Mukawir from Dead Sea

Get personalized attention and a flexible itinerary on this 8-hour private tour of Mount Nebo, Madaba, and Mukawir. Combine visits to these three important Jordanian sites in one tour, led by a dedicated guide for just you and your party. All entrance fees and round-trip transportation from your accommodations in Amman are included.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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  • Duration: 10 hours
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Amman Half-Day Private Tour with Special Option for Children

Get acquainted with Amman on this private 6-hour tour. As you journey between the landmarks by air-conditioned vehicle, discover the city’s interesting history, and stop to admire the Roman Theatre, King Abdullah Mosque, Coptic Church and more. Tour the Citadel ruins with a local guide, stroll around the gold and spice souks of downtown Amman, and visit the Royal Automobile Museum, home to a magnificent collection of vehicles used by Jordan’s royals. Upgrade to include time at Climbat, a family-friendly indoor center with climbing walls and other activities.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Amman History and Museums Private Tour

Explore Amman’s fascinating history and top museums on a 5-hour, private driving tour of the city. Traveling in the comfort of a climate-controlled vehicle, you’ll see the Citadel, the National Archeological Museum, the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts, the Royal Automobile Museum, and the King Abdullah Gardens, with the flexibility to explore each destination on your own, or hire a guide upon arrival. This tour includes all entrance fees, as well as pickup and drop-off at hotels in Amman.
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Amman Panoramic Private Tour from the Dead Sea

See the sights of Amman on this private tour from the Dead Sea. You'll learn about the history and culture of Jordan's capital and visit attractions such as Al Bukaria Souk and the Citadel, where you can enjoy a view of the Old City of Amman.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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US$62.50
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Full-Day Private Amman Tour from Dead Sea

Visit the fascinating capital of Jordan on a full-day, private tour from the Dead Sea, and explore Amman with the flexibility of a private driver. Highlights of this 8- hour tour include The Citadel, King Abullah Mosque, the Roman Theater, and the Royal Automobile Museum, and it includes pickup and drop-off at Dead Sea hotels and admission at all listed sites, with the option to add a mezze lunch while booking.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Private Amman Tour: King Abdullah Mosque, Roman Theater, and Citadel from Dead Sea

Get to know Jordan’s capital on a private 6-hour trip to Amman from the Dead Sea. Traveling between sights by private, air-conditioned vehicle, take a guided tour of Amman Citadel, visit the Archaeological Museum, and see the 2nd-century Roman Theater. Plus, check out King Abdullah Mosque, Rainbow Street, other mosques and churches, and a traditional souk or two. Upgrade to include an Arabic lunch. Your tour includes select entrance fees plus hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Private Full Day Tour to Jerash with Citadel and Roman Theater from Dead Sea

Step into Jordan’s ancient history on a full-day, private tour from the Dead Sea to Amman and Jerash. Visit the capital to see The Citadel, the Archeological Museum, and the Roman Amphitheater, then explore the beautifully preserved ancient city of Jerash on a guided tour. This full-day, history tour includes pickup and drop-off at Dead Sea hotels, entrance fees, and tours of The Citadel and Jerash, with the flexibility and personal experience of a private guide.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Private City Tour of Amman Including Wine Tasting

Feel like a VIP on this half-day private sightseeing tour of Amman, the graciously traditional Jordan city. In a private, air-conditioned vehicle, your driver transports you to top Amman attractions such as Amman Citadel, the Roman Amphitheater, and the Winemaker, Jordan’s first and only wine bar. At each site, you’ll enjoy relaxed free time and have the option of taking a guided tour at your own expense. Entrance fees, wine samples, and round-trip transport from your Amman hotel are included.
  • Duration: Flexible
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17-Night Jordan and Egypt Highlights with Nile Cruise, Red Sea

Discover the wonders of the ancient world on a spectacular 17-night trip through Jordan and Egypt. You’ll wander the ruins at Petra and Jerash, go off-road in Wadi Rum, swim in the Dead Sea, stretch out on Red Sea beaches, visit the Giza Pyramids, and cruise the Nile River from Aswan to Luxor, enjoying five-star accommodations along the way. Blending independent and guided time, this Jordan and Egypt tour includes hotels, meals per itinerary, entrance fees, and all transport, so you can focus on exploring these two fascinating countries.
  • Duration: 18 days
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6 Day Tour: Amman Petra Jerash Baptism Site Karak Castle Wadi Rum Red & Dead Sea

Enjoy a 6-day private tour starting with Amman city tour. Madaba city & churches (oldest churches in the world) and the Baptism site, Mount Nebo: the place where Moses was granted a view of the Promised Land. A visit to two of the largest Greek-Roman ruins on the world: Jerash & Umm Qais, Karak Castle via Kings Way / Wadi Al-Mujib. Petra & Little Petra: The New seven wonders site. Wadi Rum: You Won't believe how much the desert is beautiful till you see it. Visit of the Red Sea at Gulf of Aqaba and move afterwards to the Dead Sea and spend the night. Spend two nights  in Amman,  one night at  Petra, one night at the Dead Sea (Breakfast Included). Also sleep overnight at a Bedouin camp at Wadi Rum including dinner & breakfast with Jeep tour. Entrance fees and local guides at each attraction are NOT included unless directly specified under tour options. This tour has different options for hotels and can be selected while booking
  • Duration: 6 days
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US$500.00
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  • Duration: 6 days
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5-Night 6-Day Highlights of Jordan Experience

See the best of Jordan with this five-night, six-day tour. You'll start in Amman, with visits to the Roman architectural sight of Jersah, the mosaic city of Madana, the Dead Sea, and Mount Nebo, where Moses saw the promised land. You'll also get to explore the ancient wonder of Petra and spend an afternoon in the desert landscape of Wadi Rum during your tour.
  • Duration: 6 days
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Private Tour: Mount Nebo, Madaba and The Dead Sea Day Trip from Amman

Discover the ancient jewels in Jordan’s crown on this private Mount Nebo, Madaba and Dead Sea day trip from Amman. Explore Amman with your guide and discover top attractions such as the Citadel and the Roman theater. Visit St George’s Church in Madaba and learn of the city’s rich history. Enjoy panoramic views over the Jordan Valley from the top of Mount Nebo, and admire ancient relics and mosaics in a Franciscan monastery. Then, soak up the sunshine and enjoy free time to swim in the Dead Sea’s salty waters.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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US$112.50
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Amman Private Panoramic Tour

Get to know Amman from the comfort of a private vehicle on this 2-hour panoramic tour. Gaze at old Amman from the Citadel viewpoint; pass King Abdullah Mosque and the Coptic Orthodox Church, and enjoy free time to stroll downtown and discover gold and spice markets such as Al Bukaria souk. Head into the historical Jabal Al-Webdeih quarter, visit Rainbow Street and see the swanky malls of the modern Abdoun and Swefieh neighborhoods. Choose a morning tour or evening departure to see Amman as its evening lights twinkle into life.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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4-Day Private Tour of Jerash, Petra, Wadi Rum, Aqaba, and Dead Sea from Amman

See the very best of Jordan in four days, going from ancient cities to the shores of the Dead Sea in a private car. This tour offers the flexibility and convenience of a personal driver as you tour Jerash, Petra, Wadi Rum, the Dead Sea, and more, with accommodations provided. Customize the tour by hiring local guides at each destination or simply explore on your own, soaking up Jordan's vibrant cultures, landscapes, and traditions along the way.
  • Duration: 4 days
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US$333.00
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  • Duration: 4 days
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Private Jerash and Amman City Tour

Discover the antiquities of Jerash and Amman on a 7-hour private tour from Amman. Travel to the ruins of Jerash, one of the Middle East’s best-preserved Greco-Roman cities. See the Oval Colonnade, fountains, temples and streets, and then return to Amman to visit the Citadel ruins and Roman Theater. If you wish, upgrade to include a local guide at Jerash. Private minivan transport, admission fees (if option selected), and hotel pickup and drop-off also included.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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US$49.95
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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Jordan in just five days

Check off Jordan's historical and scenic highlights in just five days on this 4-night private tour, starting and finishing in Amman. Explore ancient Petra and Jerash, ride a 4x4 in Wadi Rum, and visit the Dead Sea, Mt. Nebo, and Madaba, all without having to organize guides, drivers, tickets, or hotels yourself. The price includes 3- or 4-star hotels in Amman and Petra, breakfasts, and private air-conditioned transport.
  • Duration: 5 days
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US$626.53
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  • Duration: 5 days
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Private Half-Day Jerash and Amman City Sightseeing Tour

Witness the classical antiquities of Amman and Jerash on this 5-hour private tour. Traveling between the sites by air-conditioned minivan, take guided tours of the sun-burnished ancient ruins of Amman Citadel and see the city’s stellar Roman amphitheater, a 6,000-seater stadium from the 2nd century. Then, drive to the spectacular ruins of Jerash, one of the Middle East’s best-preserved Roman cities. Stroll around the semi-crumbled temples, fountains, column-ringed Oval Plaza and other relics as your guide tells fascinating stories of the city, once a prosperous outpost of the Roman Empire.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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The Best of Jordan in 8 Days

Visit Jerash, Petra, Wadi Rum, Amman, and more of Jordan’s highlights on this comprehensive 8-day tour. Depart from the airport in a private vehicle and arrive at your Amman hotel. Explore the city before continuing to the ancient city of Jerash. See the religious sights at Mount Nebo and Madaba on the way to Petra, where you can learn about the desert city from a guide. Spend time at a Bedouin camp in Wadi Rum and float in the Dead Sea near Aqaba.
  • Duration: 8 days
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