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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.

Highlights

  • Half-day sightseeing tour of Amman and Jerash
  • See Amman Citadel and stunning Roman Theater
  • Explore the ancient city of Jerash on a walking tour
  • Marvel at its well-preserved theaters, fountains and arches
  • Stop for photos at its colonnaded street and intriguing Oval Plaza
  • This private tour ensures you see the best of the sights and receive undivided attention from your guide

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What You Can Expect

Private Half-Day Jerash and Amman City Sightseeing Tour

Explore the Roman Theater in central Amman

Begin your 5-hour private tour with a pickup from your central Amman hotel, and travel by comfortable, air-conditioned minivan to the hilltop Citadel that rises up over the Jordanian capital.

On route, hear interesting facts behind this rock-top collection of Roman, Byzantine and early Islamic ruins and head inside to explore. See the stunning Roman temple, colonnaded streets and other relics as a guide unravels the history of each monument.

Continue to Amman’s spectacular, 2nd-century Roman amphitheater, once part of the ancient city of Philadelphia that once stood on the site of today’s modern capital. Admire the scale and symmetry of the stunning, 6,000-seater arena, and hear from your guide how it was built to face north to shelter spectators from the fiercest heat of the sun.

Having explored here, sit back and relax as you leave Amman and drive to the archaeological ruins at Jerash. Soak up the views of the passing towns and desert landscapes, and along the way, hear the history of Jerash. Largely established by Alexander the Great in the 2nd century BC, this ancient city was one of the most prosperous in the Roman Empire, and was covered by sand for centuries until its remnants were discovered in 1806.

Head through the ancient city gate and walk around the well-preserved ruins as your guide tells you tales about the city in its heyday. See its arches, theaters and elegant colonnaded street and snap photos of the stunning Oval Plaza, the intriguing egg-shaped public square framed by standing columns.

After your walking tour, return to Amman where your experience finishes with a drop-off at your hotel.

Customer Reviews

Lorenext

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2014

Excellent tour! This reminded me of Pompeii, but in the middle of the dessert! great tour guide!

Vojtech C Czech Republic

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2012

Top rating for such experience, one of the best guide and highly professional drive. Impressive historical site in perfect condition.

NKR Prabhu India

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2012

It was an Amazing, But I did not like the Tour Guide telling me he depends on tips to survive and demanding a tip from me. Very unprofessional and a complete turn off.

Graham Walker United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2011

The Private Half Day Jerash and Amman City Sightseeing Tour provides a dramatic insight into the extraordinary growth of two cities. Amman, the capital of Jordan, formerly known as Philadelphia, exploding from a small, sleepy town into a modern metropolis with 2.4 million people, almost half of the Kingdom’s population; and Jerash, a city of 30,000 at its zenith and one of the most important centres in the former Roman Empire.

Christine K USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2009

The driver picked us up on time and spoke good English. We loved Jerash and had a good guide, loved the chariot race and Roman legion show. I felt that everytime we passed something interesting in Amman our driver was on his cell phone. I guess they have 2 jobs.

Adam T

4 star rating: Recommended January 2014

The Amman City part of this tour was not too great but Jerash made up for that. One of the better things to see in Jordan.

Kartika C

4 star rating: Recommended April 2012

You get the loveliest travel guide if you manage to get Shaadi, in saying that Jerash is lovely, you will get a guide who expects a tip (as do most people in Jordan) but Amman, not much to see and glad we left it to the last day as we were a tad exhausted by that stage. Shaadi was accoomodating of our request to see the experience the real food of Jordan, went to a lovely restaurant serving local food and eating with the locals.

Trina S United Arab Emirates

4 star rating: Recommended June 2010

This was a nice tour of the ancient site of Jarash.. the city tour was good as well.

Cheryl W USA

4 star rating: Recommended July 2009

We travelled throughout the Middle East and thought these were among the best preserved Roman ruins we saw. The gladiator show is billed as the only one actually held in a real hippodrome--extra charge. DO note that the driver is NOT your guide, and if you want a guide you will need to be prepared to pay a fee. Our driver selected an excellent guide for us. Not much to see in Amman City, however, so you might want to do that on your own.

John B

3 star rating: Worth doing February 2016

This tour was very expensive.

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