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All About Amman - 1/2 day

Uncover the Amman of old at the ancient hilltop citadel, fascinating National Archaeological Museum, impressive Roman Theatre and intriguing Folklore Museum. Plus catch a glimpse of modern Arab life amongst the bustling souks and streets of downtown Amman on this Jordan Half Day Tour.

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Itinerary
Prices & Dates

Trip Highlights

Amman Citadel - Ancient hilltop fort overlooking the city with impressive historical buildings and ruins
Roman Theatre - Restored ancient theatre and impressive remnant of Roman Amman
Souks & modern city - Experience the hustle and bustle of modern Amman
National Archaeological Museum - Interesting collection of artefacts spanning thousands of years
Folklore Museum - Modest collection of items representing traditional Jordanian culture

Included

Return transfers from designated start point in central Amman
Private guided tour with a qualified English speaking guide
Transportation in air-conditioned vehicle
Sightseeing and entrance fees as detailed within the itinerary

Not Included

International flights and visas
Pick-up outside of the Amman City Limits
Tip for your guide. We recommend you allow USD$20-40 per person per day. Tipping your guide is an entirely personal gesture

Itinerary

Day 1

Amman

We commence our tour at the Amman Citadel, an ancient fortress that sits atop the highest hill in the city and boasts an impressive collection of historical buildings, ruins and artefacts dating from the Bronze and Iron Ages, through to the Roman, Byzantine and Umayyad periods. The highlight here is the ruins of the Umayyad Palace, an extensive complex of royal and residential buildings. There is also the domed audience hall, a wide colonnaded street lined with arches and columns, the dusty ruins of the Byzantine Basilica, and the remaining pillars of the Roman Temple of Hercules. A short walk from the temple is a lookout point with spectacular views of the city below. Within the citadel walls there is also the National Archaeological Museum, which houses a fine collection of artefacts spanning thousands of years. See examples of Dead Sea Scrolls, Umayyad-period artwork, a 6,000 year-old skull from Jericho, and three Ain Ghazal statues, dating back to 6500 BC, amongst others.

Next visit the restored ancient Roman Theatre in downtown Amman. Undoubtedly the most impressive remnant of Roman Amman, the three-tiered amphitheatre is steeply carved into the side of a hill and is still occasionally used for performances. Within the theatre is the Folklore Museum, boasting a modest collection of items that represent traditional Jordanian desert, village and city culture from the 19th to early 20th centuries. Later explore modern Amman and barter in the souks, selling leather goods, traditional Bedouin dress, hand-embroidered fabrics and gold-threaded Kaftans.

Prices & Dates

Prices shown are per person travelling. 'Twin/Double' prices per person apply when there are 2 people travelling, sharing a room. The 'Single supplement' applies for single travellers who require their own room and needs to be added to the 'Twin/Double' price. Additionally supplements will apply for solo travellers.

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In Brief

Range
Trip Type
Starts
09:00 in Amman
Ends
13:30 in Amman
Departs
Most days
Hotel Rating
Not applicable
Local Payment
None
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by a tour guide
Meals
None Provided
Countries
Updated
1st March 2017