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From Jordan

Amman Jerash Day Tour

Maximise your precious time in Amman with a city tour that covers off all of Amman’s must-see sights such as the Citadel, the Roman Amphitheatre and the Amman Museum then takes you to the ancient city of Jerash.

Description

We will pick you up from your hotel in a private air-conditioned vehicle, then we start our tour with a visit to the Citadel. This is the site of the ancient Rabbath-Ammon, and excavations have unearthed evidence of occupation since the pottery neolithic period. Perched on a hill, it gives visitors a great perspective of the city’s history and stunning views. As we tour the Citadel you will see the Aumayyad Palace complex, dating back to 720-750AD, the Temple of Hercules, built during the reign of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius (161-180 AD), and a Byzantine Church dating bakc to the 6th or 7th century AD.

Our next stop is the Archaeological Museum which showcases Jordan’s history and cultural heritage in a series of beautifully presented galleries.

We then stroll via the Souq, the local bazaar selling a wide array of spices, traditional Arabic delicacies and fruit and vegetables, to the Roman Theatre. The theatre, which dates back to the 2nd Century and has a seating capacity of approximately 6,000 is the most impressive legacy of the Roman city of Philadelphia. The theatre is built in three tiers, the first tier, closest to the action was reserved for the ruling class, the second tier for the military, and the third tier for the general public.

We then head out of town to Jerash, known as Gerasa in ancient times, located about 48km north of Jordan, and one of the best-preserved Roman cities, with its theatres, temples and colonnaded street. Highlights include Hadrian’s Arch, the Hippodrome and the Nymphaeum.

Proceed to Ajloun where we will visit the Al-Rabid Castle; the 12th century Castle built by one of Saladin’s lieutenants in the campaign against the Crusaders.

We then drive back to Amman where you will be dropped back to your hotel.

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