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Discover ancient civilizations from the Roman Empire and beyond on this private half-day tour to Jerash from Amman. Follow your private guide through the streets of Jerash, widely considered among the best-preserved of all the world’s ancient Roman cities. Admire plazas, temples, theaters and colonnaded avenues once abuzz with life under Roman rule. Discover settlements dating from the Bronze and Iron Age, and gaze back over 2,500 years of human occupation. With your private guide to lead the way, choose your route to see the attractions of most interest. 


  • Private half day tour to Jerash
  • Visit one of the best preserved city's of the Roman Empire
  • See the biblical land of Gilead and it's ancient ruins
  • Explore the cities original temples, theaters and plazas
  • Local English-speaking tour guide
  • Tailor the tour to suit your own interests

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What You Can Expect

Private Half Day Tour to Jerash

Explore one of the largest Roman ruins in the world at Jerash

Wander among the original temples, theaters, plazas, paths and colonnaded streets, all enclosed within the remaining city walls. Within the city walls have been found the remains of settlements dating from the Bronze Age, the Iron Age, the Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, Umayyad and Abbasid periods, indicating human occupation at this location for more than 2,500 years.

A local English Speaking Guide will be included for 2 hours in Jerash. The guides are provided by the Authority of Jerash under the Ministry of Tourism.

This is a private tour so please list any special interests you have (art, architecture, history, culture) at time of booking to alert our driver, so that he or she can better prepare for your private tour.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Better than expected, as we saw a whole city of numerous ruins and buildings. The tour guide Zahir was very informative. The level of history here is immense

Jonquil L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

This site was probably best-preserved Roman cities I've ever visited! Simply beautiful.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

Awesome tour in Jordan. A short 45-60 minute drive to get there from Amman. Great driver (Basel) that was able to educate us on the history of Jordan, politics, religion, and any thing else you wanted to know about Jordan and the surrounding countries. Our tour guide was great at Jerash as well (provided by the booking on Viator). A dream come true all around for a family vacation. ( Note - Try to get Jordanian Dinar prior to getting to the airport. The airport gives a horrible exchange rate to buy your Visas to get into the country)! (April 2014)

Shweta C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2013

If you are in Amman, make the time see of the best preserved roman cities. A guided (govt guides) visit takes 2 hrs, and its time well spent!

Juliet H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2013

Wonderful day trip from Petra. Our driver arrived promptly at the hotel and drove us to Jerash (beautiful drive). He was very friendly and spoke great English. The guide was very knowledgable and provided great detail.

Kat United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2012

Visiting Jerash was one of the highlights of our trip. We felt like VIPs with our driver! The ruins are a must-see on any trip to Jordan. Our guide was fantastic and the lunch on the way home was sensational - we tried every local dish imaginable. I would give this tour 6 stars!

David R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2011

Good experience - as easy to do as the original booking. Both our driver and our guide at Jerash were excellent, the latter extending the tour because of our obvious interest. If you have a short stopover, go to Jerash - with the exception of the Colosseum, we reckon it beats Rome!

Kate B United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2010

Perfectly prompt driver, in an excellent quality car. Had a wonderful guide with excellent knowledge of the local area and the sights in Jerah, and beyond that we also discussed more generally the differences between the UK and Jordan, a very intresting and memroable time of my trip to Jordan.

Mary C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2010

Jerash is a spectacular site with Roman ruins that stagger the imagination. This has to be one of the largest and most complete Roman sites in the world. It is a must-see, even if you have been to some of the other famous sites in Italy, Turkey and Israel.

Jay J

4 star rating: Recommended July 2012

The entire experience was excellent. The only issue is that the driver depended on finding an independent guide at the actual site, and he was successful at getting us a very good guide and everything worked out. During my last Viator experience in Luxor, the guide and driver met us at the airport and we had a dedicated guide.

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