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Private Half Day Tour to Madaba and Mount Nebo

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  • Location: Amman, Jordan
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2268ZT026DT
Witness two of Jordan’s historical treasures on this half-day private tour from Amman! Traveling in a private vehicle, the tour takes you to St George’s Church in Madaba, home of the celebrated Madaba Map — an exquisite floor mosaic showing the ancient Holy Land and Jordan. Then, visit Mt Nebo, where Moses reputedly saw the Promised Land. Absorb the panoramic views and visit the hilltop, excavated church to see its breathtaking age-old mosaics. This private tour ensures you enjoy the full attention of your driver and local guides at both sites.

Highlights

  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • All entrance fees included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Start your tour with a pickup from your centrally located Amman hotel. Relax into your private, air-conditioned vehicle with your knowledgeable driver, and travel south to Madaba, known for its exquisite Byzantine mosaics.

After roughly an hour, arrive in Madaba and head inside St George’s Church with a local guide. This 19th-century Greek Orthodox basilica is home to the famous Madaba Mosaic Map, a 6th-century AD floor mosaic that depicts the ancient Holy Land and Jordan. Gaze at this masterpiece and its richly detailed renderings of Jerusalem, Jericho, the Dead Sea and other biblical sites as your guide explains how it was unearthed in 1897.

Having admired the mosaic, drive to Mt Nebo, the hill where, according to the bible, Moses was not only granted a view of the Promised Land but also died. Take in the stunning views from the summit that extend over the Jordan Valley, and on a clear day, can stretch as far as Jericho and Jerusalem.

Meet up with a local guide and go inside the excavated remains of the Byzantine church that once graced the hilltop. Here, archaeologists have uncovered a series of floor mosaics dating from between the 4th and 6th century AD. Marvel at these intricate artworks with their still-vivid illustrations of peacocks, soldiers, horses and hunters, as your guide shares facts about their creation and discovery.

After your visit, return to your vehicle and make the drive back to Amman. Your tour ends with a drop-off at your Amman hotel.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Your centrally located Amman hotel
Departure Time:
9am
Return Details:
Tour returns to original point of departure

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Private Half Day Tour to Madaba and Mount Nebo

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Inclusions:
  • Transport by private, air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees to St George's Church in Madaba and to Mt Nebo
  • Driver
  • Local guide at each site 
Exclusions:
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: H T, October 2012

This tour was very pleasing indeed and certainly showed us all the areas of interest that we had. The giude / driver was also very willing to engage with us. This was a short tour but certainly filled the bill for us.

Reviewed by: Michael K, January 2014

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Tour code: 2268ZT026DT