Madaba Tours

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Like a number of sites in the region, Madaba was mentioned in the Bible. It subsequently became a Roman provincial town and had its apogee under the Byzantine Empire. It is to that era that the town owes its chief treasures – its mosaics.

The must-see site in town is the Church of St. George, now a Greek Orthodox basilica, home of the enormous Madaba Mosaic Map. The map, with its richly-detailed rendering of Jerusalem, Jericho, Bethlehem and other holy sites, was only rediscovered in 1894 and has since been brilliantly restored.

Madaba’s biblical significance makes it an important place of pilgrimage, while it is also home to a thriving Christian community, living in harmony with the Muslim majority.

Madaba is within easy reach of Amman; approximately half an hour by taxi or minibus. While there be sure to visit nearby Mount Nebo.

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Address: Jordan
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Private Tour: Full-Day Mosaic Tour with Mosaic Workshop Experience from Amman

Indulge an interest in art and history on this private day trip from Amman dedicated to Jordan’s early medieval mosaics. Visit UNESCO-listed Um Rasas to see its Byzantine church mosaics, admire Madaba's 6th-century Mosaic Map, and view the early floor mosaics at Madaba Archaeological Park and Mt. Nebo. Plus, visit a workshop to see artisans hand-making these intricate artworks. Guided tours at Madaba and Mt. Nebo, private transportation, and entrance fees included.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Private Tour: Half-Day Mt. Nebo, Madaba Map Mosaic, and Madaba Archaeological Park Tour from the Dead Sea

View some of Jordan’s earliest medieval treasures in one morning on this private tour from the Dead Sea. Visit Mt. Nebo, said to be where Moses saw the Promised Land, and tour the early Christian-era mosaics at its church. In addition, see the 6th-century Mosaic Map at Madaba, and other age-old mosaics at Madaba Archaeological Park.  Private round-trip transport, local guides at the Mosaic Map and Mt. Nebo, and entrance fees included.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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US$87.50
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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