Private Half Day Tour to Jerash

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Private Half Day Tour to Jerash
from USD $130.63
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.
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In Brief

Amman, Jordan
6 hours
All entrance fees included
Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Important InfoInfo
Begin your private tour with a pick up from your central Amman hotel, and travel by comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle. 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 your classic 2 hours visit of this Roman Decapolis City of Jerash. The guides are provided by the Authority of Jerash under the Ministry of Tourism. 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. Snap photos of the stunning Oval Plaza, the intriguing egg-shaped public square framed by standing columns. After this amazing walking tour, return to Amman where your experience finishes with a drop off at your hotel.


  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Private Transfer by air-conditioned vehicle according number of participants
  • English-Speaking Driver
  • Local English-Speaking Guide for the classic visit of Jerash
  • Entry/Admission - Jerash Ruins


  • 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) – Recommended
  • Personal Expenses
  • Anything else not mentioned

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Departure Point

Pick up from your 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.
  • 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 4.6 out of 5 based on the last 20 recent reviews

Highly recommend. Great communication and support. Amer was our driver and did a great job with giving us the high level overview of the regions history and prepared us for the local guide.
• Submitted 13 Sep 2018
Jerash was phenomenal. Well worth seeing. The driver was courteous and very adept. Local tour guide at Jerash was knowledgeable and was a good communicator.
• Submitted 28 Oct 2017
Guide/driver from Amman was very professional, the local English Speaking Guide included in Jerash was for 2 hrs but the actual tour was only 1hr
• Submitted 17 Oct 2017
This tour to Jarash proved to be marvelous. Bassam Jebreen came on time to pick me up in my hotel and off we went to Jarash. The trip from Amman to Jarash took about 45 minutes but it is worth the travel especially once you arrived the ancient Roman ruins of Jarash. I would highly recommend people to take this trip for its historical value.
• Submitted 04 Jul 2017
Jarash was really impressive. You get the see the influence of Roman architecture and life in the part of Jordan.
• Submitted 18 Mar 2017
The driver was on time. He gave me some historical information as we drove to and from Jerash. The tour guide was fantastic and definitely worth the extra money.
• Submitted 17 Feb 2017
Well worth the trip up to Jerash - it's an easy half day and the ruins are stunning.
• Submitted 29 Dec 2016
Enjoyed the ruins and had a fun day.
• Submitted 14 Sep 2016
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
• Submitted 15 Dec 2014
This site was probably best-preserved Roman cities I've ever visited! Simply beautiful.
• Submitted 14 Oct 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)
• Submitted 16 Apr 2014
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!
• Submitted 04 Apr 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.
• Submitted 25 Mar 2013
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!
• Submitted 15 Nov 2011
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.
• Submitted 19 Apr 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.
• Submitted 12 Mar 2010
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.
• Submitted 23 Jul 2012
A great site and needs to be done with a local guide, quite an impressive Roman ruin.
• Submitted 12 Mar 2010
I appreciated being picked up at the Sheraton by the tour guide in his car. He explained what we were seeing as we drove about 45 minutes to Jarash. I was a bit disappointed when he passed me off to a local "official guide" who took me through about half of the complex at a bit of a rush. Jarash is not very well developed for history buffs with only about 30% unearthed and very few signs or labels.
• Submitted 11 Jun 2013
This is a total rip off, you can get a taxi or private car to wait for you for less than half of the price and a get a tour guide in Jerash for less than 20.
• Submitted 05 Dec 2016

In Brief

Amman, Jordan
6 hours
All entrance fees included
Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Informative, friendly and professional guide