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Private Jerash and Amman City Tour

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Overview

Discover the antiquities of Jerash and Amman on a 7-hour private tour from Amman. Travel to the ruins of Jerash, one of the Middle East’s best-preserved Greco-Roman cities. See the Oval Colonnade, fountains, temples and streets, and then return to Amman to visit the Citadel ruins and Roman Theater. If you wish, upgrade to include a local guide at Jerash. Private minivan transport, admission fees (if option selected), and hotel pickup and drop-off also included.
  • Private 7-hour Jerash and Amman tour from Amman
  • Visit the ruins of Greco-Roman Jerash, dubbed the ‘Pompeii of the East’
  • See the Oval Colonnade, Hadrian’s Arch, and other well-preserved monuments
  • Explore the Amman Citadel ruins and Archaeological Museum
  • Take in Amman’s vast Roman Theater
  • Upgrade to include a local guide at Jerash
  • Private minivan transport and hotel pickup and drop-off
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Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Entry Fees to Sites ( If Selected )
Gratuities
Local Guide at Sites ( If Selected )
Select your tour option when you book, and begin with pickup from your Amman hotel. Hop inside your private, air-conditioned minivan, and take in Jordan’s craggy landscapes as you make the approximately 31-mile (50-kilometer) journey north to Jerash.

Often called the ‘Pompeii of the East’ for its well-preserved ruins, Jerash was built by Alexander the Great around 331 BC. The city prospered after Roman conquest in 63 BC, and was later named one of the 10 great Decapolis cities of the east.

On arrival, explore independently or with a local guide (depending on option selected). Stroll around highlights such as Hadrian's Arch, built in 130 AD to celebrate a visit by the Emperor Hadrian, and the Hippodrome, a sporting arena that held 15,000 spectators.

See the Forum with its stunning Oval Colonnade, and admire the Temple of Artemis, with its 39-foot (12-meter) Corinthian columns. Amble down the Colonnaded Street and take photos of the Nymphaeum, the city’s ornamental fountain.

Then, travel back to Amman to views the city’s major classical treasures.

Head up to Amman Citadel and walk around the hilltop collection of Roman, Byzantine, and early Islamic ruins. See the remains of the Roman Temple of Hercules, dating from the 2nd century, and check out the Umayyad Palace, a crumbled complex of royal buildings originating from the 8th century.

Visit the Archaeological Museum to view its displays of classical and Islamic finds from across Jordan, and then drive into downtown Amman to view the stunning Roman Theater. Take in the steeply raked terraces of this magnificently restored, 2nd-century theater that once seated about 6,000 people.

Finish with a closer look at Amman’s traditional souks before your tour concludes with a drop-off back at your hotel.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Jerash Ruins
Be picked up from your hotel and drive 50 km in the north to Jerash to visit the well-preserved city of the Roman Empire often called the Pompeii of the East. Initially built by Alexander the Great, the town started to prosper after the Roman conquest, and was one of the Decapolis cities in northern Jordan. Visit Hadrian's Arch, built-in 130 A.D. to honor the visit of Emperor Hadrian. Pass by the Hippodrome offering space for 15,000 spectators in the impressive Forum. Continue to the Temple of Artemis, which has columns 12 meters high and each drum weights 20-40 tons. Other highlights are the Colonnaded Street and the Nymphaeum.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
The Citadel
Back in Amman visit the Citadel hill with the remains of the Hercules Temple and the Umayyad Palace as well as the Archaeological Museum. Next, go downtown to see the large Roman Theater from the 2nd century and the traditional souks. You will be returned by transfer to the Amman hotel.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Not Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY R&H VIP Transportation Services & Car Rental

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private Jerash and Amman City Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
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What is the policy on sanitization during Private Jerash and Amman City Tour?
A:
The policy on sanitization is:

  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Q:
What is the maximum group size during Private Jerash and Amman City Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers.

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Great tour guide. Accommodating to the...
Glenn H
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Great tour guide. Accommodating to the specific things we wanted to do.
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