Private Tour: Full-Day Umm Qais and Pella Day Trip from Amman

Day Trips & Excursions in Jerash

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Umm Qais offers beautiful views over the Northern Jordan Valley, the Sea of Galilee, and the Golan Heights. Walk around the Black Stoned ruins and along the Roman roads where you can still see the chariot marks on the limestone. Visit the Ottoman Governor’s House which was restored and opened as a museum. See Pella, also known in Arabic as Tabaqat Fahl, considered one of the most outstanding historical sites on the map of Jordan tourism. If you are a history and archaeology lover, this 10-hour tour is a must.
Be picked up from your Amman hotel in the morning and drive to Umm Qais, where the Ottoman Governor’s House has been restored and opened as a museum. Umm Qais offers beautiful views over the Northern Jordan Valley, the Sea of Galilee, and the Golan Heights. Start the visit walking the street that leads to the theater which is different than other Roman theaters since this one faces west instead of north. Proceed to the basilica to see its octagonal altar, which was once a temple. Continue to the main street of Cardomaximo, meaning the main street. The direction of this street is from east to west, usually the roman streets are from north to south. It is a unique Roman city, very different from Jerash, another Roman city in Jordan worth the visit. Drive to one of the most outstanding historical sites on the map of Jordan tourism, Pella. Its rich archaeological monuments date back to the Antiquity. During this period Pella was one of the ten cities making up the Decapolis. Pella is a village in the northwest of Jordan, located east of Al Masharih. The city was constructed in the Hellenistic Era, the time of Alexander the Great. The first literary reference to the city is from the 19th century BC when it is mentioned in Egyptian texts as Pihilum, or Pehel. It was a flourishing trade center, with links with Syria and Cyprus as well as Egypt. On the division of Alexander's empire, its name was later Hellenized to Pella, in honor of Alexander's birthplace.After discovering all the sites you will be transported back to Amman.

What’s included

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Private transfer by air conditioned vehicle according to the number of participants
  • English-speaking driver
  • Local English-speaking guide at Umm Qais
  • Entrance fees to Umm Qais, Museum of Umm Qais and Pella

What’s not included

  • Local guide unless specified
  • Food and drinks
  • Infant meals
  • Entrance fees to additional sites
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities (optional)

Highlights

  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
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