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Amman Sightseeing Private Tour with Additional Options

1. Amman Sightseeing Private Tour with Additional Options

Begin your private tour with a morning pick up from your central Amman hotel. Meet your informative private driver who doubles up as your guide, and start out on your explorations of the Jordanian capital’s highlights. As you travel, hear about the history of this fascinating city, whose past stretches back to 3500 B.C. or before. Hear about the city’s days under the Roman Empire, and how it was occupied by the Nabataeans and Byzantines. View one of Amman’s star attractions, the King Abdullah Mosque, famous for its blue mosaic dome, the nearby Parliament Building and Orthodox Church. Next, make your way to Amman Citadel, the hilltop collection of antiquities that looms over the city with a private local guide. Explore the timeworn Roman, Byzantine and early Islamic relics, and pay a visit to the Citadel’s Temple of Hercules and the Archaeological Museum to inspect its collections of ancient artifacts discovered at sites from across Jordan. Then, continue to the Roman Amphitheater with its Hashemite Plaza, a magnificent hillside structure believed to have been built in the 2nd century. Admire the symmetry and scale of the theater built as part of the Roman city of Philadelphia, and could accommodate up to 6,000 spectators. Continue to visit the Museum of Popular Traditions to see the exhibition of traditional dress and jewelry. Pass the “Raghadan Palace”, the burial place of the late King Hussein, and ride around the downtown area for free time at its vibrant markets, traditional mosques like the Grand Husseini Mosque, and churches. Then, stroll along Rainbow Street, Amman’s colorful arts and shopping hotspot, passing the Jordan River Foundation and residence of King Talal. Delve into the upscale neighborhoods of “Abdoun” and “Swefieh”, where luxury shopping malls and swanky private villas line the streets. Your 4-hour tour ends back at your hotel. Alternatively, ask for a drop off at one of the malls on your tour like Galleria Mall, Taj Mall, or Abdali Boulevard, a stylish new enclave of designer shops regarded as Amman’s up-and-coming downtown area. Option Tour with Arabic Lunch: Upgrade to a 6-hour tour and after your city tour, savor a mouth-watering lunch of “Arabic Mezze” (small cold and hot dishes), at a local restaurant. Enjoy small plates, such as hummus along other starters, salads, and assorted bread with barbecued chicken and beef. After your meal, relax with a hotel or shopping mall drop off - your choice! Option Tour with Turkish Bath and Arabic Lunch: Upgrade to an 8-hour tour and wallow in a luxurious Turkish bath experience, including an invigorating steam room session, soapy scrub, and muscle-melting massage. Following a succulent lunch of tasty “Arabic Mezze” (small cold and hot dishes) at a local restaurant. Then, refreshed and revitalized, relax with your choice of either a hotel or shopping mall drop off - your choice!

Amman: City Highlights Private Half-Day Tour with Pickup

2. Amman: City Highlights Private Half-Day Tour with Pickup

This half-day, private tour offers a gateway of discovery to the rich culture and history of Amman. Explore the city's stunning landmarks, including the King Abdullah Mosque and the Roman Theater. Relax between stops with private transportation by car. Begin your tour with pickup from your hotel. Set out for the King Abdullah Mosque, an architectural gem of Amman. Inside the mosque, let yourself be entranced by the serene atmosphere and intricate design. Continue your tour at the ancient entertainment hub, the Roman Theater. A site for community gathering, this impressive structure seats 6,000 people and hosts concerts and events still today. Marvel at the sheer size and scope of the amphitheater, a reminder of the city's long and complex history. Next, head to the Amman Citadel and soak up the panoramic city views. Discover remnants of the past, including the Temple of Hercules and the Umayyad Palace. As you explore, immerse yourself in the fascinating stories of these historic landmarks. Finally, indulge in a leisurely stroll through downtown Amman. Along the way, take a turn through bustling markets, where you can engage with locals and peruse wares for unique souvenirs. Once you've finished exploring the markets and scenic downtown area, relax on a drive back to your hotel or other central location to conclude your tour.

Amman: Private Sightseeing City Tour

3. Amman: Private Sightseeing City Tour

Begin your private tour with a morning pick up from your central Amman hotel. Meet your informative private driver who doubles up as, and start out on your explorations of the Jordanian capital’s highlights. As you travel, whose past stretches back to 3500 B.C. or before. Hear about the city’s days under the Roman Empire, and how it was occupied by the Nabataeans and Byzantines. View one of Amman’s star attractions, the King Abdullah Mosque, famous for its blue mosaic dome, the nearby Parliament Building and Orthodox Church. Next, make your way to Amman Citadel, the hilltop collection of antiquities that looms over the city with a private local guide. Explore the timeworn Roman, Byzantine and early Islamic relics, and pay a visit to the Citadel’s Temple of Hercules and the Archaeological Museum to inspect its collections of ancient artifacts discovered at sites from across Jordan. Then, continue to the Roman Amphitheater with its Hashemite Plaza, a magnificent hillside structure believed to have been built in the 2nd century. Admire the symmetry and scale of the theater built as part of the Roman city of Philadelphia, and could accommodate up to 6,000 spectators.

Private Half Day Tour to Jerash from Amman

4. Private Half Day Tour to Jerash from Amman

Begin your private tour with a pick up from your central Amman hotel, and travel by comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle to Jerash with your own private English-Speaking Driver who doubles up as your guide. Wander among the original temples, theaters, plazas, paths, and colonnaded streets; all enclosed within the remaining city walls. Within the city walls have been found the remains of settlements dating from the Bronze Age, the Iron Age, the Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, Umayyad and Abbasid periods, indicating human occupation at this location for more than 2,500 years. A local English-Speaking Guide will be included for your classic 2 hours visit of this Roman Decapolis City of Jerash. This ancient city was one of the most prosperous in the Roman Empire, and was covered by sand for centuries until its remnants were discovered in 1806 A.D. Head through the ancient city gate and walk around the well-preserved ruins as your guide tells you tales about the city in its heyday. See its arches, theaters, and elegant colonnaded street. Snap photos of the stunning Oval Plaza, the Temples of Zeus and Artemis, as well as the intriguing egg-shaped public square framed by standing columns. After this amazing walking tour, return to Amman where your experience finishes with a drop-off at your hotel.

Amman Half-Day Tour; Authentic Cuisine & Local Experience

5. Amman Half-Day Tour; Authentic Cuisine & Local Experience

Step into the Heart of Amman with Our Rich, Intense, yet Safe Tour! 🏙️ Experience the pulse of this vibrant city like a true local with our guided adventure. We'll pick you up right from your hotel and whisk you away on a 4-hour journey you're going to remember: 🏨 Hotel Pickup & Drop-off: Hassle-free transportation from and to your hotel; leave that part to us, so you can focus on what truly matters. 📷 Historic sites site-seeing and Photography: History unfolds at every turn in Amman. The Amman Citadel, perched atop a hill, holds ancient treasures from Roman, Byzantine, and Umayyad eras, including the iconic Temple of Hercules. The Roman Theater, a centuries-old marvel, continues to captivate visitors with its grandeur. For a deeper dive into Jordan's heritage, the Jordan Archaeological Museum offers a rich collection of artifacts. Amman's historic sites are a captivating blend of the past and present, waiting to be explored. 🚶‍♀️ Engage your Senses: After the historic sites, discover Amman's lively hidden gems as we stroll through the city. It will be an intense, sense-stimulating adventure, and we'll guide you safely throughout. 🎵 Musical Delights (optional): Even your ears will indulge in the experience. Discover our own Spotify playlist of authentic oriental songs, tailored to your musical preferences. 🛍️ Souvenir Shopping (optional): Find the perfect memento from your trip! Choose between suggested handicraft shops or follow your heart to your preferred store, our host will help make sure you're not getting over-charged. 🌆 Downtown Delights: We'll take you on a scenic walk through the old city's teeming souks and marketplaces 🍽️ Culinary Delights (optional): Savor the flavors of Amman as we introduce you to authentic local cuisine, making your taste buds part of the adventure. We help you with restaurant suggestions (budget, mid-level, or high-end, depending on your preference and diet). 🏡 Your Way Home: Choose to return to your hotel or enjoy a drop-off at a different location within the same distance. Discover the hidden gems of Amman with us. Secure your adventure today and begin your journey into the city's secrets!

Private Amman Walking Tour -Optional Street Food Experience

6. Private Amman Walking Tour -Optional Street Food Experience

After pick up from your Amman hotel, set off into the bustling Jabal Amman district. If there’s something you want to see more of the same area, tell your escort as your itinerary can be tailored around you as it’s a private and personal tour. Head for Rainbow Street, a road that encapsulates Amman’s energy and arts scene. Stroll by bookshops, cafés, and 1920s villas. Pause at the Rainbow Theater and traditional Al Pasha Hammam bathhouse. Savor some street snacks or breakfast such as a “falafel sandwich” (deep-fried chickpea patty) or “kunafa”, a local cheese-filled pastry encrusted with pistachios. Explore Malouf Street, nicknamed “Souk Jara”, known for its summer market (Operational on Fridays). Visit Jordan River Designs and Bani Hamida, two local crafts galleries. You may saunter down Mango Street, past the historical buildings of the Royal Film Commission, Nabad Gallery, and Books@Cafe. Browse the handmade goods at Wild Jordan, and artisans’ hotspot of Beit Shocair. Break up your exploring with free time to souvenir-shops. If you are interested in a street food experience on this walking tour it can be arranged for you to try some of the most famous street food shops like Abu Jbara for Falafel, to be paid by you directly in distention by you. Set off into Jabal Al-Weibdeh by vehicle, one of Amman’s oldest and hippest districts. Hear about Al - Weibdeh’s history, and learn why it’s emerging as an artistic hotspot. Stroll the winding streets, admiring the stone buildings and leafy lanes, and tune into the area’s contemporary art scene. Visit the trendy art galleries (at your own expense) showcasing the city’s contemporary art. Absorb the creative vibe at the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts, and Makan Arts Space, an alternative arts venue. Admire the Arabic art at Darat Al Funun gallery, set in three 1920s villas; and visit Dar El Anda, another arts hub inside a historical building. See the National Museum Park and visit the Paris Circle, the heart of Weibdeh. Take in the pretty park in this lively square, and learn how it got its French name. Upgrade for Lunch: Enjoy a home-cooked lunch at Café Najla or similar, a local authentic trendy restaurant serving traditional Jordanian cuisine. Upgrade to Amman Citadel and Roman Theater: Choose to continue by vehicle to downtown Amman’s markets, and if you wish, visit the Roman Theatre and Amman Citadel with Local Guide. Your tour ends with a hotel drop-off, or an optional central drop-off that lets you continue exploring independently. Alternatively, your guide will provide directions back to your hotel. Upgrade: In destination, optional visit of a handicraft center for a local art handmade experience based on your interest. Set off into Jabal Al-Weibdeh by vehicle, one of Amman’s oldest and hippest districts. Hear about Al - Weibdeh’s history, and learn why it’s emerging as an artistic hotspot. Stroll the winding streets, admiring the stone buildings and leafy lanes, and tune into the area’s contemporary art scene. Visit the trendy art galleries (at your own expense) showcasing the city’s contemporary art. Absorb the creative vibe at the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts, and Makan Arts Space, an alternative arts venue. Admire the Arabic art at Darat Al Funun gallery, set in three 1920s villas; and visit Dar El Anda, another arts hub inside a historical building. See the National Museum Park and visit the Paris Circle, the heart of Weibdeh. Take in the pretty park in this lively square, and learn how it got its French name. Upgrade for Lunch: Enjoy a home-cooked lunch at Café Najla or similar, a local authentic trendy restaurant serving traditional Jordanian cuisine. Upgrade to Amman Citadel and Roman Theater: Choose to continue by vehicle to downtown Amman’s markets, and if you wish, visit the Roman Theatre and Amman Citadel with Local Guide. Your tour ends with a hotel drop-off, or an optional central drop-off that lets you continue exploring independently. Alternatively, your guide will provide directions back to your hotel. Upgrade: In destination, optional visit of a handicraft center for a local art handmade experience based on your interest.

Full Day Private Ancient and Modern Tour of Amman

7. Full Day Private Ancient and Modern Tour of Amman

Begin your 6-hour private tour with a morning pick up from your central Amman hotel. Meet your informative private driver who doubles as your guide, and start out on your explorations of the Jordanian capital’s highlights. As you travel, hear about the history of this fascinating city, whose past stretches back to 3500 B.C. or before. Hear about the city’s days under the Roman Empire, and how it was occupied by the Nabataeans and Byzantines. View one of Amman’s star attractions, the King Abdullah Mosque, famous for its blue mosaic dome, the nearby Parliament Building and Orthodox Church. Next, make your way to Amman Citadel, the hilltop collection of antiquities that looms over the city with a private local guide. Explore the timeworn Roman, Byzantine and early Islamic relics, and pay a visit to the Citadel’s Archaeological Museum to inspect its collections of ancient artifacts discovered at sites from across Jordan. Then, continue to the Roman Amphitheater with its Hashemite Plaza, a magnificent hillside structure believed to have been built in the 2nd century. Admire the symmetry and scale of the theater as your guide explains how it was built as part of the Roman city of Philadelphia, and could accommodate up to 6,000 spectators. Continue to visit the Museum of Popular Traditions to see the exhibition of traditional dress and jewelry. Pass the “Raghadan Palace”, the burial place of the late King Hussein, and ride around the downtown area for free time at its vibrant markets, traditional mosques like the Grand Husseini Mosque, and churches. Then, stroll along Rainbow Street, Amman’s colorful arts and shopping hot spot, passing the Jordan River Foundation and residence of King Talal. Delve into the upscale neighborhoods of “Abdoun” and “Swefieh”, where luxury shopping malls and swanky private villas line the streets. After your classic city tour include the visit of the Jordan Museum marking Jordan’s history. Then proceed to visit the vintage, Hashemite Royalty private collection cars at the Royal Automobile Museum, located in the leafy gardens of King Hussein Park, home of the Late King Hussein beautiful grand elegant Mosque. The museum showcases a rare collection of Jordan's vehicles ranging from King Hussein bin Ali's cars that came to Amman in 1916 A.D. to modern sports cars. Please note that Tuesdays both museums are closed. Your 6-hour tour ends back at your hotel. Alternatively, ask for a drop off at one of the malls on your tour like Galleria Mall, Taj Mall, or at Abdali Boulevard, a stylish new enclave of designer shops regarded as Amman’s up-and-coming downtown area for free shopping time at leisure. • If you are interested in taking a drive in one of the Royal Automobile classic vehicles, please consult us. Option Tour with Turkish Bath: Upgrade to an 8-hour tour and wallow in a luxurious Turkish bath experience, including an invigorating steam room session, soapy scrub, and muscle-melting massage. Then, refreshed and revitalized, relax with your choice of either a hotel or shopping mall drop off – your choice! Option Tour with Arabic Lunch: Upgrade to an 8-hour tour and after your city tour, savor a mouth-watering lunch of “Arabic Mezze” (small cold and hot dishes) at a local restaurant. Enjoy small plates, such as hummus along other starters, salads, and assorted bread with barbecued chicken and beef. After your meal, relax with a hotel or shopping mall drop off - your choice!

Private North Tour to Jerash, Ajloun, &Umm Qais from Amman

8. Private North Tour to Jerash, Ajloun, &Umm Qais from Amman

Begin your private tour with a pick up from your central Amman hotel, and travel by comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle to Jerash with your own private English-Speaking Driver who doubles up as your guide. Wander among the original temples, theaters, plazas, paths, and colonnaded streets, all enclosed within the remaining city walls. Within the city walls have been found the remains of settlements dating from the Bronze Age, the Iron Age, the Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, Umayyad, and Abbasid periods; indicating human occupation at this location for more than 2,500 years. A local English-Speaking Guide will be included for your classic 2 hours visit of this Roman Decapolis City of Jerash. This ancient city was one of the most prosperous in the Roman Empire, and was covered by sand for centuries until its remnants were discovered in 1806. Head through the ancient city gate and walk around the well-preserved ruins as your guide tells you tales about the city in its heyday. See its arches, theaters, and elegant colonnaded street. Snap photos of the stunning Oval Plaza, the Temples of Zeus and Artemis, as well as the intriguing egg-shaped public square framed by standing columns. Having explored here, continue to the 12th-century Castle of Ajloun, built in the time of Saladin to defend against Crusader armies. Head inside this semi-intact hilltop fortress, roam the rambling corridors and staircases. See the murder holes used by the invaders, and admire the stunning views over the lush hills of the Jordan Valley from the towers. Finally, venture northward through Jordan’s green landscapes to the village of Umm Qais, overlooking the ruins of another Roman Decapolis city known as “Gadara”. Soak up the views from here over the Sea of Galilee and Golan Heights to explore the Greco-Roman ruins, including the amphitheater, crumbled mausoleum, basilica terrace, as well as other theaters and treasures. Then, visit the town’s museum to admire some of the precious artifacts recovered from the site, including mosaics and marble statues. Then, reconvene with your vehicle and relax on your long ride back to Amman where your trip ends with a hotel drop-off.

From Amman: Private Amman and Jerash Sightseeing Tour

9. From Amman: Private Amman and Jerash Sightseeing Tour

Begin your 6-hour private tour with a pick up from your central Amman hotel, and travel by comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle to Jerash with your own private English-Speaking Driver who doubles up as your guide. Soak up the views of the passing towns and green landscapes, along the way, hear the history of Jerash. Largely established by Alexander the Great in the 2nd century B.C., this ancient city was one of the most prosperous in the Roman Empire, and was covered by sand for centuries until its remnants were discovered in 1806 A.D. Head through the ancient city gate and walk around the well-preserved ruins as your guide tells you tales about the city in its heyday. See its arches, theaters, and elegant colonnaded street. Snap photos of the stunning Oval Plaza, the Temples of Zeus and Artemis, as we all the intriguing egg-shaped public square framed by standing columns. After this long walk, return to the capital of Amman, for a panoramic tour of the city’s highlights. Drive around the city and downtown area past the animated markets, churches, and mosques like King Abdullah’s Mosque. Start by discovering the Roman, Byzantine, and Islamic-era ruins of Amman Citadel for a view point. Gaze in awe at the Roman Amphitheater, carved into a hillside in the 2nd century B.C. and the most important remnant of Amman’s predecessor, the Roman white city of Philadelphia. Free time at leisure in Amman downtown area for souvenir shopping in the local gold and spice markets. Pass by King Hussein’s Palace, where the late, revered king is laid to rest. Your tour then concludes by strolling along “Jabal Al-Webdeih” and “Jabal Amman” Quarters, the Rainbow Street, Amman’s colorful arts and shopping hotspot. Delve into the upscale neighborhoods of “Abdoun” and “Swefieh”, where luxury shopping malls and swanky private villas line the streets. After passing thru the modern Amman drive back to your hotel.

From Amman: Full day Amman city and Jerash Tour

10. From Amman: Full day Amman city and Jerash Tour

Embark on a remarkable journey to uncover the captivating heritage of Amman and Jerash with this exceptional tour. Your adventure begins at the splendid King 2ed Abdullah Mosque, where you'll immerse yourself in both spiritual significance and magnificent architectural beauty. Continuing on, your exploration leads you to the Amman Citadel, which provides a fascinating window into the city's deeply rooted history. Perched atop a hill, this archaeological site features remnants from different historical periods, vividly showcasing Amman's rich and diverse past. Your next stop takes you to the remarkable Roman Theatre, a remarkably well-preserved testament to Amman's Roman legacy. As you descend into the ancient theater's seats, you can envision the vibrant performances that once graced this historic venue. But the journey doesn't conclude there; Jerash awaits. As the largest Roman city in the Middle East, it boasts the grand Temple of Artemis, a tribute to the Greek goddess, and a stunning ancient theater. In Jerash, you'll step into a beautifully preserved ancient city, adorned with striking arches, colonnades, and plazas that offer a vivid glimpse into the city's Roman history. This tour serves as your gateway to a captivating journey through the history of Amman and Jerash, providing an unforgettable experience that transports you back in time and leaves you with cherished memories.

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4.5 / 5

based on 35 reviews

Great tour! Driver was punctual and everything was thorough and done on time. The local guide at the Citadel was very knowledgeable and provided detailed history and the best photo locations. Driving through Amman and seeing the other local highlights provided a nice backdrop to life in the city and the various neighborhoods. Recommend this for a quick day trip to Amman!

All aspects of the tour were excellent. The booking process was smooth. Our driver was polite and friendly. At Jerash, we met a very knowledgeable guide with perfect English skills. Jerash should not be missed. The pictures do not do it justice.

We were picked up at the hotel and drove to Jerash. The 2 hour tour was very exciting and informative. Our driver stopped at an olive shop especially for us. He also took us to a very good restaurant for lunch.

Ramouni was a fantastic, knowledgeable and friendly guide. Couldn't ask for more! would definitely recommend!

Hasan was an excellent, helpful and knowledgeable guide. Highly recommend him!