Private Full Day Jerash and Amman City Sightseeing Tour

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Private Full Day Jerash and Amman City Sightseeing Tour
from £155.87
Witness the classical antiquities of Amman and Jerash on this 6-hour private tour. Traveling between the sites by air-conditioned vehicle, take guided tours of the sun-burnished ancient ruins of Amman Citadel and see the city’s stellar Roman Amphitheater, a 6,000-seater stadium from the 2nd century. Then, drive to the spectacular ruins of Jerash, one of the Middle East’s best-preserved Roman cities. Stroll around the semi-crumbled temples, fountains, column-ringed Oval Plaza and, other relics as your guide tells fascinating stories of the city, once a prosperous outpost of the Roman Empire.
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In Brief

Amman, Jordan
6 hours
Important InfoInfo
Begin your 6-hour private tour with a pick up from your central Amman hotel, and travel by comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle to the hilltop Citadel that rises up over the Jordanian capital. On route, hear interesting facts behind this rock-top collection of Roman, Byzantine and early Islamic ruins and head inside to explore. See the stunning Roman temple, colonnaded streets and other relics as a guide unravels the history of each monument. Continue to Amman’s spectacular, 2nd-century Roman Amphitheater, once part of the ancient city of Philadelphia that once stood on the site of today’s modern capital. Admire the scale and symmetry of the stunning, 6,000-seater arena, and hear from your guide how it was built to face north to shelter spectators from the fiercest heat of the sun. Having explored here, sit back and relax as you leave Amman and drive to the archaeological ruins at Jerash. Soak up the views of the passing towns and green landscapes, and along the way, hear the history of Jerash. Largely established by Alexander the Great in the 2nd century B.C., 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 your 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 at Amman Citadel and for the classic visit of Jerash
  • Entry/Admission - Roman Amphitheater
  • Entry/Admission - The Citadel
  • 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

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.
  • 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 4.08 out of 5 based on the last 13 recent reviews

Must see! Highly recommended. However tourism board's guide at the site was only interested in tips and started discussing tips right from the start of the tour.
• Submitted 08 Sep 2017
What an amazing historical site! Absolutely amazing.....beautiful!
• Submitted 17 Jul 2017
Excellent tour! This reminded me of Pompeii, but in the middle of the dessert! great tour guide!
• Submitted 31 May 2014
Top rating for such experience, one of the best guide and highly professional drive. Impressive historical site in perfect condition.
• Submitted 29 Nov 2012
It was an Amazing, But I did not like the Tour Guide telling me he depends on tips to survive and demanding a tip from me. Very unprofessional and a complete turn off.
• Submitted 26 Jan 2012
The driver picked us up on time and spoke good English. We loved Jerash and had a good guide, loved the chariot race and Roman legion show. I felt that everytime we passed something interesting in Amman our driver was on his cell phone. I guess they have 2 jobs.
• Submitted 13 Jul 2009
The Amman City part of this tour was not too great but Jerash made up for that. One of the better things to see in Jordan.
• Submitted 16 Jan 2014
You get the loveliest travel guide if you manage to get Shaadi, in saying that Jerash is lovely, you will get a guide who expects a tip (as do most people in Jordan) but Amman, not much to see and glad we left it to the last day as we were a tad exhausted by that stage. Shaadi was accoomodating of our request to see the experience the real food of Jordan, went to a lovely restaurant serving local food and eating with the locals.
• Submitted 18 Apr 2012
This was a nice tour of the ancient site of Jarash.. the city tour was good as well.
• Submitted 21 Jun 2010
We travelled throughout the Middle East and thought these were among the best preserved Roman ruins we saw. The gladiator show is billed as the only one actually held in a real hippodrome--extra charge. DO note that the driver is NOT your guide, and if you want a guide you will need to be prepared to pay a fee. Our driver selected an excellent guide for us. Not much to see in Amman City, however, so you might want to do that on your own.
• Submitted 13 Jul 2009
This tour was very expensive.
• Submitted 22 Feb 2016
I saw a lot and it was a good tour. I payed for the driver in this package. This tour was very expensive because I was by myself. I did not like the driver telling me he depends on tips to survive and demanding a tip from me. Very unprofessional and a complete turn off.
• Submitted 16 Aug 2011
Tour driver was more than a half hour late picking me up, and when I called the local tour operator number it was out of service, I had to call Viator for help. When I asked the driver how long it would take to drive to Jerash he told me a landslide had blocked the main road and it would take 2-1/2 hours each way, well more than the time I had just to drive to and from. I wondered if, had I not inquired, he would have just started driving me there anyway! He took me on a tour of Amman and some locations south of Amman toward the airport, from which he had picked me up on a private arrangement. The driver was not knowledgeable of the places he took me and I mainly figured out what I was seeing myself. Driver spent a lot of time on what appeared to be personal cell phone calls. While taking me back to the airport the driver pressured me to write, sign and give to him an evaluation while I was still dependent on him getting mew back to the airport in time for my connecting flight, so if he shows that as proof what a great job he did, it was coerced. I made the best of a bad situation. I still have confidence in Viator but would not recommend this driver or this local provider.
• Submitted 09 Apr 2017