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Explore ancient Roman ruins and learn of a civilization lost in time on this half-day Jerash trip from Amman. Travel to the ancient city of Jerash, and head through the main gates on foot as your guide shares insight into the city’s fascinating history. Discover top attractions such as the Oval Plaza alongside ancient amphitheaters, grand arches and mighty colonnades. As you explore, imagine life in Jerash under Roman rule and hear tales from the Empire’s heyday. Then, relax in comfort on route back to Amman.


  • Half-day Jerash tour from Amman, led by a knowledgeable local guide
  • Explore the ancient city of Jerash on a comprehensive walking tour
  • Learn about Jerash’s history and hear of its glory days as a wealthy Decapolis city
  • Stop for photos by must-see ruins around the Oval Plaza and Jerash’s colonnaded street
  • Relax with a convenient hotel pickup and drop-off service from central Amman

What You Can Expect

Jerash Half-Day Trip from Amman

See the sights of Jerash on a half-day tour!

Start your tour with a pickup from your Amman hotel, and then travel north to Jerash by air-conditioned coach. Having spent roughly 1.5 hours on the road, arrive in town and set off to explore the incredible Roman ruins that lie within the ancient city boundaries.

On foot, enter through the main city gate and gaze in wonder at the sprawling site spread before you. Founded by Alexander the Great in the 2nd century, Jerash — or Gerasa as it was formerly known — went on to become one of the wealthiest Decapolis cities of the Roman Empire. Today, the city’s lavish ruins of amphitheaters, arches and colonnades hark back to Jerash’s Imperial-era grandeur.

See the Oval Plaza, a forum named for its intriguing shape, and amble down the famous colonnaded street, stopping to take photos by some of the many sights. Pass temples and theaters, and hear historical tales aplenty about the city in its glory days from your guide.

After your walking tour finishes, stroll back to your coach and then relax on the journey back to Amman. Your excursion then ends with a hotel drop-off in the afternoon.

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