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Jordan is blessed with some of Middle East’s best-preserved classical sites, and this 10-hour private trip from Amman covers three in one day. Tour the Greco-Roman ruins at Umm Qais; visit Pella, where ancient relics intermingle with Roman monuments; and explore Jerash, one of the world’s most impressive Roman archaeological sites. Your trip includes private transportation, hotel pickup and drop-off, entrance fees, and local guides to show you Umm Qais and Jerash.

Highlights

  • Private 10-hour trip to Umm Qais, Pella, and Jerash from Amman
  • Explore Greco-Roman ruins of Gadara near Umm Qais, including the on-site museum, Roman Theater, and main street
  • See the remnants at Pella, an archaeological site dating back 8,000 years and to Greco-Roman times
  • Tour the ancient Roman city of Jerash, one the best-preserved in the Middle East
  • See highlights like the Oval Plaza and Colonnaded Street as you learn about the city’s golden age
  • Guided tours at Umm Qais and Jerash included
  • Entrance fees, private transportation, and hotel pickup and drop-off in Amman included

What You Can Expect

Private Tour: Full-Day Umm Qais, Pella, and Jerash Tour from Amman

Jerash

Following Amman hotel pickup, venture north by private vehicle to the town of Umm Qais, near the remnants of the Greco-Roman city of Gadara. 

After about two hours, arrive at the hillside ruins, where the antiquities lie mingled with an abandoned, 19th-century Ottoman village. Join a local guide, and learn how Gadara was part of ancient Rome’s Decapolis league — a group of self-governing cities on the empire’s frontiers in the Middle East.

Admire the hillside views over the Jordan Valley, Sea of Galilee, and Golan Heights, and visit the on-site museum in the restored Ottoman governor’s palace. Then, take a guided tour, following a timeworn street to the 3,000-seater Roman Theater. Continue to the Byzantine-era Basilica with its octagonal altar, and walk down the main Cardo Maximus street, passing other monuments as your guide charts Gadara’s history, including its golden age in the 2nd century AD.

Next, drive to Pella, the remains of a Hellenistic city, and earlier and later settlements. First mentioned as ‘Pihilum’ or ‘Pehel’ by the Egyptians in the 19th century BC, Pella prospered when the Romans arrived, building temples, theaters, and baths. See the antiquities, some dating back more than 8,000 years, and then continue with your driver to Jerash, one of the best-preserved Roman cities in the Middle East.

On arrival, meet a local guide for a tour of the site, often called the ‘Pompeii of the East.’ Learn how the city was built by Alexander the Great in the 2nd century BC, and enter through the main gateway, Hadrian’s Arch, to explore. Admire the Oval Plaza and Colonnaded Street, and see temples, theaters, baths, fountains, and other semi-intact buildings as your guide shares nuggets about the city’s history.

After discovering the main sites here, conclude with a hotel drop-off in Amman.

Customer Reviews

Georgina D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

So much fun because of the driver, Amr. The best preserved Roman ruins is not an exaggeration.

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