Next, travel to the Roman Theater, cut into a hill in the city centre. Built in around the 2nd century AD, this stunning arena is the finest remnant of the Roman city of Philadelphia where Amman stands. Marvel at its symmetry and imagine the cheers of the 6,000 spectators who once sat here to watch plays and entertainment.
Leave Amman for your approximate 1.5-hour drive to Jerash. Travel north in your air-conditioned vehicle and absorb the views over the passing towns and desert landscapes. Then, on arrival in Jerash, head into this archaeological jewel through the ancient city gate.
Here, drink in the spectacular ruins spread before you. Founded by Alexander the Great in the 2nd century AD and known as Gerasa, this provincial city was one of the wealthiest in the Roman Empire. Stroll around as your guide tells you fascinating stories about the city in its heyday. See its arches, theaters and magnificent colonnaded street, and take photos of the Oval Plaza, an intriguing oval-shaped forum, as you conjure up images of the people who once lived here.
After your walking tour finishes, return to your vehicle and travel back to Amman. Your excursion ends with a hotel drop-off in the afternoon.
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Code: Tour Only
Private half day Jerash and Amman City Sightseeing Tour only.
USD $143.75Pricing details
Tour with Lunch
Code: Tour with Lunch
Private half day tour with lunch included.
USD $162.50Pricing details
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Entrance fee to Citadel, Roman Theater and Jerash
- Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
- Lunch included (if option selected)
- Food and drink, unless specified
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Reviewed by: Lorenext, May 2014
Excellent tour! This reminded me of Pompeii, but in the middle of the dessert! great tour guide!
Reviewed by: Vojtech C, Czech Republic, November 2012
Top rating for such experience, one of the best guide and highly professional drive. Impressive historical site in perfect condition.