Private Amman City Sightseeing Tour with Optional Arabic Mezze Lunch and Turkish Bath

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Private Amman City Sightseeing Tour with Optional Arabic Mezze Lunch and Turkish Bath
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See the highlights of ancient and modern Amman on this private 4-hour city tour. Traveling by private, air-conditioned vehicle with an informative private driver. Discover the many different faces of Jordan’s capital, from its dusty classical ruins to vibrant markets and the upscale Abdali Boulevard and other malls of the modern city to admire the chic houses and malls of the “Abdoun” and “Swefieh” areas. See top Amman attractions including the stunning King Abdullah Mosque, visit the ruins and Archaeological Museum of the hilltop Citadel, the Roman Amphitheater with the Museum of Popular Traditions, and the Rainbow Street at Jabal Amman Quarter. You may add Jordan Museum and the Royal Automobile Museum or pamper yourself with a Turkish bath experience. Upgrade to finish the tour trying Jordan’s local authentic cousin with a delicious “Arabic Mezze”, (small dishes) lunch.
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In Brief

Location:
Amman, Jordan
Country:
Jordan
Duration:
4 hours
Operates:
Daily
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Begin your 4-hour private tour with a morning pick up from your central Amman hotel. Meet your informative private driver who doubles as your guide, and start out on your explorations of the Jordanian capital’s highlights. As you travel, hear about the history of this fascinating city, whose past stretches back to 3500 B.C. or before. Hear about the city’s days under the Roman Empire, and how it was occupied by the Nabataeans and Byzantines. View one of Amman’s star attractions, the King Abdullah Mosque, famous for its blue mosaic dome, and the nearby Coptic Church. Next, make your way to Amman Citadel, the hilltop collection of antiquities that looms over the city with a private local guide. Explore the timeworn Roman, Byzantine and early Islamic relics, and pay a visit to the Citadel’s Archaeological Museum to inspect its collections of ancient artifacts discovered at sites from across Jordan. Then, continue to the Roman Amphitheater, a magnificent hillside structure believed to have been built in the 2nd century. Admire the symmetry and scale of the theater as your guide explains how it was built as part of the Roman city of Philadelphia, and could accommodate up to 6,000 spectators. Continue to visit the Museum of Popular Traditions to see the exhibition of traditional dress and jewelry. Pass the "Raghadan Palace", the burial place of the late King Hussein, and ride around the downtown area for free time at its vibrant markets, traditional mosques, and churches. Then, stroll along Rainbow Street, Amman’s colorful arts and shopping hot spot, passing the Jordan River Foundation and residence of King Talal. Delve into the upscale neighborhoods of “Abdoun” and “Swefieh”, where luxury shopping malls and swanky private villas line the streets. Your 4-hour tour ends back at your hotel. Alternatively, ask for a drop off at one of the malls or at Abdali Boulevard, a stylish new enclave of designer shops regarded as Amman’s up-and-coming downtown area. 

Tour with Museum: After your classic city tour include the visit of the Jordan Museum marking Jordan’s history. Then proceed to visit the vintage, Hashemite Royalty private collection cars at the Royal Automobile Museum, located in the leafy gardens of King Hussein Park, home of the Late King Hussein beautiful grand elegant Mosque. The museum showcases a rare collection of Jordan's vehicles ranging from King Hussein bin Ali's cars that came to Amman in 1916 to modern sports cars.Tuesdays both museums are closed.

Tour with Arabic Lunch: Savor  to a mouth-watering lunch of “Arabic Mezze”, (small dishes) at a local restaurant. Enjoy an assortment of small plates, such as barbecued chicken and beef, hummus, salads,and breads. 

Tour with Turkish Bath and Lunch: Wallow in a luxurious Turkish bath experience, including an invigorating steam room session, soapy scrub, and muscle-melting massage proceeded by local Arabic lunch. 

Inclusions

  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Private Transfer by air-conditioned vehicle according number of participants
  • English-Speaking Driver
  • Local English-Speaking Guide at Amman Citadel
  • Entry/Admission - National Archaeological Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Roman Amphitheater
  • Entry/Admission - The Citadel

Exclusions

  • All type of meals, unless option with lunch selected (Vegetarian meal by request)
  • All type of beverages
  • All type of gratuities (Tips to the Driver and Guide) – Recommended
  • Personal Expenses
  • Anything else not mentioned

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Departure Point

From your centrally located Amman hotel

Returns To

Tour returns to original point of departure

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • For clients holding Jordan Pass, the corresponding entrance fees to be returned directly in destination.
  • Pick up and drop off from Amman Queen Alia International Airport available by request for lay over day tour.
  • Local SIM cards and Wi-Fi are available upon request and can be subject to a small additional charge approximately: 20 USD. (Prices subject to change by the communication company).
  • Tours with lunch: Most local tourist restaurants in Jordan are non-alcoholic.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • King Abdullah Mosque is closed to the Public on Fridays
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 3.5 out of 5 based on the last 8 recent reviews

What a great way to see many of the city's landmarks in just half a day! Excellent lunch location for some authentic Arabic food too.
• Submitted 14 Oct 2014
The driver was very friendly and I can't say enough about the dinner which was amazing! The only disappointment was the cost. If the dinner wasn't as good as it was I wouldn't reccomend this tour. Cab rides are cheap (3JD to the citadel) it was just too expensive.
• Submitted 23 Mar 2014
Highly recommend! A little more training on the crew, on some info. Amazing intro to key places of interest.
• Submitted 03 Feb 2014
Our driver was on time and picked us up from the hotel to take us around the city. He was immensely friendly and knowledgeable. We went to the Citadel at sunset, then headed to view the Roman Amphitheatre from a high point in the city. We were then taken for a trip through Downtown Amman before heading to a restaurant for dinner. The reason this tour misses a star is because the restaurant's service was a bit of a let-down and the staff were not that friendly or welcoming.
• Submitted 11 Apr 2013
Loved, loved, loved, the lunch. Driver pleasant, and helpful.
• Submitted 14 Feb 2013
Interesting tour. My wife and I are pretty spontaneous and this seemed like a unique twist on a basic tour. We were picked up on time from our hotel and driven via private car around Amman. We found out that our guide was actually not a tour guide, but rather the brother of the owner of the car and simply doing him a favor by driving us around the city. It felt more like a friend showing us around his city. Not much structure or history provided but this was fine with us. The dinner was absolutely fantastic. I advise you to skip lunch because there is a ton of amazing food. We also asked to start the tour at 5pm instead of 6pm because we wanted to see some of the sights during daylight. The Citadel was closing when we arrived but we were able to talk our way in for some beautiful pictures. Most of the remainder of the tour was driving around the upscale areas of Amman. I do not recall seeing the Radhadan palace but I may have forgotten. If you are interested in a laid back "tour" of the city with some great food, this would be good for you.
• Submitted 14 Apr 2014
The driver was a sub and didn't know what time museums opened. He spoke little English which hampered learning about your city. The one bright spot was The Citadel that an English speaking guide. We enjoyed speaking with him.
• Submitted 15 Nov 2017
Amman is BEAUTIFUL, and the lunch was good. I was surprised to have to pay for water at lunch. As for the tour, I had no guide. I could have paid a taxi to take me to the Citadel. That's all I saw. I was a little offended by the gift shop. The driver was clearly getting a cut.
• Submitted 31 Jul 2010