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Discover ancient civilizations from the Roman Empire and beyond with this private, half-day chauffeur service to Jerash from Amman. Traveling in a private vehicle with your own driver, you'll travel from Amman to Jerash, widely considered among the best-preserved of all the world’s ancient Roman cities. Admire plazas, temples, theaters and colonnaded avenues once abuzz with life under Roman rule. Discover settlements dating from the Bronze and Iron Age, and gaze back over 2,500 years of human occupation. Entrance fees and the services of a local guide at each attraction not included.
Start your tour with a pickup from your Amman hotel at 9am, and then travel north to Jerash by air-conditioned coach. Having spent roughly one hour on the road, arrive in town and set off to explore the incredible Roman ruins that lie within the ancient city boundaries.On foot, enter through the main city gate and gaze in wonder at the sprawling site spread before you. Founded by Alexander the Great in the 2nd century, Jerash — or Gerasa as it was formerly known — went on to become one of the wealthiest Decapolis cities of the Roman Empire. Today, the city’s lavish ruins of amphitheaters, arches and colonnades hark back to Jerash’s Imperial-era grandeur.See the Oval Plaza, a forum named for its intriguing shape, and amble down the famous colonnaded street, stopping to take photos by some of the many sights. Pass temples and theaters, and hear historical tales aplenty about the city in its glory days from your guide.A local English Speaking Guide are available information site (optional) . The guides are provided by the Authority of Jerash under the Ministry of Tourism.
- Bottled water
- English speaking driver
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Free WIFI
- Transport by private vehicle
What's not included
- Souvenir & photos (available to purchase)
- Local guide at site
- Free drinks included
- Perfect for all ages and skill level
- Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
- Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver