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Ancient Jerash - Tour from Amman

Available in English Hotel Pick up included

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily

  • Duration

    4 hours

  • Start time

    Start time: 0800h (08:00am)
    Duration: 4 hours

  • Meeting Point
    Pick up from your hotel. (Please mention your hotel name and address at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, our customer service executives will get in touch and confirm the details)
  • Ending Point

    Your hotel in Amman or in the Dead Sea area

Key Highlights

  • Jerash is one of the best preserved ancient Roman towns in the world
  • Stroll down the impressive Street of Columns and see the Arch of Triumph

Overview

Explore Jordan’s ancient town of Jerash on this tour and marvel at its breathtakingly well-preserved Roman ruins. Jerash, located 48 kilometres north of Amman and nestled in a quiet valley among the mountains of Gilead, is one of the largest and most well-preserved sites of Roman architecture in the world outside Italy. Known as the ‘Pompeii of the East’, artifacts and buildings dating back to the Bronze Age, the Iron Age, Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine periods can be seen in its paved and colonnaded streets, soaring hilltop temples, handsome theaters, spacious public squares and plazas, baths, fountains and city walls pierced by towers and gates.

This ancient city also has a rare distinction of an unbroken chain of human occupation, dating back to more than 6,500 years! Hidden for centuries in sand before being excavated and restored over the past 70 years, Jerash is a must-visit during your trip to Jordan.

Itinerary

  • You will be picked up from your hotel in a private air-conditioned car/mini van and taken on a city sightseeing tour of Jerash. The drive to Jerash will take you less than an hour, but will transport you 2000 years back in time! See some of the finest preserved Roman architecture outside Italy. At Jerash, a local English-speaking guide will accompany you on this tour. As you enter the city through the South Gate, you become aware of its size and the grandness of its monuments. On your left is the Temple of Zeus, and ahead is the Oval Plaza, an oval-shaped forum. From the forum you can see a colonnaded street stretch out to the North Gate. Continue your way down through this Street of Columns until you reach the Arch of Triumph, built in honor of Emperor Hadrian in 129 AD. At the end of the tour, you will be dropped back to your hotel in Petra.

Inclusions

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Transportation in a private air-conditioned deluxe car/mini van
  • English speaking driver
  • Local English-speaking guide in Jerash
  • Entrance fee

Exclusions

  • Meals

Additional info

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.

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