- Private guide for a more personalized experience
- All entrance fees included
- Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
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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Code: Tour Only
Private Half Day Tour only.
USD $75.00Pricing details
Tour with Lunch
Code: Tour with Lunch
Private Half Day Tour with Lunch inlcuded.
USD $93.75Pricing details
George Orthodox Church
- Transport by private, air-conditioned vehicle
- Entrance fees to St George's Church in Madaba and to Mt Nebo
- Lunch included (if option selected)
- Local guide at each site
- Food and drinks
- Gratuities (optional)
- 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: 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: jeanine a. h, March 2016
Good tour,very enjoyable. Excellent local guide at Mt Nebo-Moses ask for him!