Private Half Day Islamic Tour of King Abdullah Mosque and The Seven Sleepers from Amman

Private & Custom Tours in Amman

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Go back in time to visit the location of the seven sleepers which in Islamic tradition is mentioned. It is a story known as The People of the Cave and it is a pure example back then that still reminds us today where faith overcomes plunder. The tour includes a classic visit of the capital of Jordan, the white city of Amman with a view point from the Citadel, and a tour of the city center, souk and the Blue Mosque of King Abdullah I.
You will be picked up from your hotel in Amman to start your private tour with a panoramic visit of the city of Amman downtown market and city center with its traditional “souk”. You will have a beautiful view point of the city from the Citadel and continue to visit King Abdullah Mosque; it is one of the most famous and most recognizable structures in Amman. It was built as a memorial for the late King Abdullah I. The Blue Mosque, as it is popularly known is an elite example of Islamic architecture. It can house up to 7000 worshippers. The cavernous, octagonal prayer hall is capped by a magnificent blue dome 35m in diameter, decorated with “Qur’anic” inscriptions. This is the only mosque in Amman that openly welcomes non-Muslim visitors. Proceed for a short drive to the east of Amman, where “Raqeem Cave” is located and where the Seven Sleepers stories take place. It is a story of a group of youths who hide inside a cave outside the city of Ephesus around 250 A.D. to escape a religious persecution and emerge 300 years later. The cave was a part of a Byzantine grave yard. The entrance to the cemetery leads to a central hall branching out to three shrines with vaulted arch ceilings. There are seven stone grave yards more in the eastern and western “Alkutin” decorated with engineering and plant ornaments. Back to your hotel in Amman where is tour come to an end.

What’s included

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Private Transfer by air conditioned leisure vehicle according number of participants
  • English Speaking Driver
  • Entrance to the King Abdullah Mosque and the Seven Sleepers

What’s not included

  • Local Guide where not mentioned
  • All type of meals and beverages
  • Infant meals
  • Entrance fees to additional sites
  • Any other service not mentioned
  • Gratuities (recommended)
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