Full-Day Private Ancient and Modern Amman Tour

Tours & Sightseeing in Jordan

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See the highlights of ancient and modern Amman on this private 6-hour city tour. Traveling by private, air-conditioned vehicle with an informative private driver. See top Amman attractions including the stunning King Abdullah Mosque, visit the ruins and Archaeological Museum of the hilltop Citadel, the Roman Amphitheater with its Museum of Popular Traditions, and the Rainbow Street in Jabal Amman Quarter. This tour includes the visit of Jordan Museum that explores Jordan history and the Royal Automobile Museum to marble on an impressive car collection. Discover the many different faces of Jordan’s capital, from its dusty classical ruins to vibrant markets and the upscale Abdali Boulevard and other malls of the modern city to admire the chic houses and malls of the “Abdoun” and “Swefieh” areas. End the tour with free time for shopping as per your request.
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, and the nearby Coptic 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, 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, 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 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 or 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.

What’s included

  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Private Transfer by air-conditioned vehicle according number of participants
  • English-Speaking Driver
  • Entrance fees to King Hussein Mosque, Amman Citadel and the Archeological Museum, The Roman Theater and the Popular Traditional Museum
  • Entrance to Jordan Museum, and Royal Automobile Museum at King Hussein Park
  • Local English-Speaking Guide at Amman Citadel
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What’s not included

  • Local guide where not mentioned
  • Food and drinks
  • Infant meals
  • Entrance fees to additional sites
  • Any other service not mentioned
  • Free-time for shopping
  • Cover dress at the Mosque 5 USD per person
  • Gratuities (optional)

Highlights

  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
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