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From Jordan

Madaba Bethany Mt Nebo Day Tour

This day tour to Madaba, Bethany and Mount Nebo from Amman will take you to visit St George’s Church in Madaba, with its beautiful mosaics. You’ll also see the place where Jesus of Nazareth was reportedly baptised by St John the Baptist, and enjoy panoramic views across the Jordan valley from Mount Nebo.

Description

Explore three of Jordan’s amazing historical sites today in your Madaba Bethany Mt Nebo Day Tour. Your tour starts when you are picked up from your Amman hotel in your private, air-conditioned vehicle.

You will be driven to Madaba which is renown for its mosaics. Here you will enjoy a guided tour of St George’s church, a 19th century Greek Orthodox basilica, and the famous Madaba Mosaic map which was discovered in 1897, but dates back to the 6th century AD and depicts the ancient Holy Land and Jordan. We then drive to Mount Nebo, which is the place where Moses granted a view of the Promised Land, but also died. From here we will enjoy the magnificent views out over the Jordan Valley. We will then visit the remains of the Byzantine church that once stood on top of the hill and contains more mosaics which date back to the 4-6th centuries AD.

The last visit of your Madaba Bethany Mt Nebo Day Tour is to the site known as Bethany Beyond the Jordan, also known as El-Maghtas in Arabic. This UNESCO World Heritage-listed site of Christian pilgrimage has two main areas – Elijah’s Hill and the churches of Saint John the Baptist, which is believed to be where Jesus of Nazareth was baptised by John the Baptist. Here you will see Roman and Byzantine remains, including churches and chapels, a monastery, caves and pools in which baptisms where conducted.

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

Notes

Included:

  • Tours by local guides at St. George’s Church and Mt. Nebo
  • Entrance fees to sites listed in the itinerary
  • Transport
  • Hotel pick up and drop off

Not included:

  • Local guide where not mentioned
  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Entrance fees to additional sites
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities (optional)

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