Private tour

Private Half Day Tour to Madaba and Mount Nebo from Amman

Activity provider: Zaid Tours and Travel

Private Half Day Tour to Madaba and Mount Nebo from Amman

Activity provider: Zaid Tours and Travel

Explore ancient ruins & top regional attractions on this private tour to Madaba & Mount Nebo. Visit Saint George’s Church , home to beautiful Byzantine mosaics depicting the Holy Land & Jordan.

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Duration 6 hours
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Pickup included
Hotel pick up from centrally located hotel in Amman. Please advise the name and address of your hotel.
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  • Explore the ruins of a Byzantine church that once stood on the hilltop
  • Gain insight into biblical legend for which this ancient corner of the world is famous
  • Enjoy panoramic views over the Jordan Valley to Jericho and Jerusalem from Mount Nebo
Full description
Start your tour with a pick up from your centrally located Amman hotel. Relax into your private, air-conditioned vehicle with your knowledgeable English-Speaking Driver who doubles up as your guide, and travel south to Madaba, known for its exquisite Byzantine mosaics. Arrive in Madaba and head inside Saint George’s Church with a local guide. This 19th-century Greek Orthodox Basilica is home to the famous Madaba Mosaic Map, a 6th-century A.D. 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 as well as other biblical sites as your guide explains how it was unearthed in 1897 A.D. Proceed to the open-air museum known as the Archaeological Park, which houses a collection of ruins and mosaics like the Church of Virgin Mary, and other floor house mosaics. Visit the historic Catholic Church of Saint John the Baptist, with its beautiful Bell Tower for a breath-taking view of Madaba. Visit its underground museum memorial of Saint John the Baptist. Having admired the mosaics and exploring this unique city side allies and markets, drive to Mount Nebo, the hill where, according to the bible, was Moses last stop granting a view of the Holy Land. 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 A.D. Marvel at these intricate artworks with their still-vivid illustrations of peacocks, soldiers, horses, and hunters. After your visit of this marvelous Franciscan Monastery of Mount Nebo, you may visit Mount Nebo La Storia Museum (entrance at your own expense). You will take an exciting journey through history to experience Jordan’s religious, historical, and cultural heritage. Visit the museum with largest mosaic portrait. Free time to explore a mosaic handicraft center, if you wish. Return to your vehicle and make the drive back to Amman. Your tour ends with a drop-off at your Amman hotel.
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Private Transfer by air-conditioned leisure new vehicle according number of participants
  • English-Speaking Driver
  • Entrance Fees to Madaba Saint George Church, Archaeological Park, Saint John Church, and Mount Nebo Memorial Church
  • Local English-Speaking Guide at Madaba Saint George Church
  • On board WI-FI
  • All type of meals, unless option with lunch selected (Vegetarian meal by request)
  • All type of beverages
  • All type of gratuities (Tips to the Driver) – Recommended
  • Personal Expenses
  • Anything else not mentioned

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
  • For clients holding a Jordan Pass, the corresponding entrance fees to be refunded at the destination
  • Pick up and drop-off from Amman Queen Alia International Airport available by request for a layover day tour
  • Local SIM cards and Wi-Fi are available upon request and can be subject to a small additional charge of approximately 20 USD. (Prices subject to change by the communication company)
  • Please note most local tourist restaurants in Jordan are non-alcoholic
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January 3, 2020

Product ID: 208653