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Private Tour Madaba, Mount Nebo, Bethany Baptism Site & Dead Sea from Amman

Amman, Jordan
Private Tour Madaba, Mount Nebo, Bethany Baptism Site & Dead Sea from Amman
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Escape bustling Amman for the day and see three of Jordan’s most important religious and historical sites on a private 8-hour trip. In addition to viewing the famous Mosaic Map at Madaba, tour Mt. Nebo, where Moses is thought to have seen the Promised Land, and visit Bethany, Jesus’ believed baptism site on the River Jordan. Your package includes guided tours at Madaba and Mt. Nebo, plus entrance fees and private round-trip transportation.
  • 8-hour private trip to Madaba, Mt. Nebo, and Bethany from Amman
  • Guided visit to the 6th-century Mosaic Map at Madaba’s St. George’s Church
  • Tour Mt. Nebo, where Moses is said to have seen the Promised Land
  • Explore Mt. Nebo church, home to ancient ruins and Roman and Byzantine floor mosaics
  • Visit Bethany on the River Jordan, where Jesus is thought to have been baptized
  • Tours by local guides at St. George’s Church and Mt. Nebo
  • Entrance fees, private transport, and hotel pickup and drop-off included
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Hotel pick up and drop off
Private Transfer by air-conditioned leisure new vehicle according number of participants
English-Speaking Driver
Entrance Fees to Madaba Saint George Church, Archaeological Museum, Saint John Church.
Entrance Fees to Mount Nebo Memorial Church, and Bethany (Baptism Site at Jordan River)
Entrance to the Dead Sea Private Area for the use of the facilities: beach, pool, and changing rooms
Entrance Fees to Dead Sea Spa Hotel for the use of hotel facilities: beach, pool; if option selected
Towel
Showers
Local English-Speaking Guide: Madaba, and Bethany (Baptism Site at Jordan River)
On board WI-FI
All type of meals, unless option with lunch selected (Vegetarian meal by request)
All type of beverages
All type of gratuities (Tips to the Driver) – Recommended
Personal Expenses
Anything else not mentioned

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9:00 AM

Please arrive 15 minutes before your selected start time for pickup. Your operator can coordinate exact time and location.

Meet your driver at your Amman hotel, and settle inside your private, air-conditioned vehicle. Then, set off on your 8-hour tour, traveling south to the town of Madaba, known for its early medieval church mosaics, including the prized Mosaic Map of the Holy Land.

On arrival, meet a local guide and visit St. George’s Church, the 19th-century home of the famous 6th-century mosaic that depicts the Holy Land of the time. Admire the detailed renderings of the Dead Sea, Jericho, and Jerusalem, and note how the map incorporates references to famous biblical locations.

Next, continue to Mt. Nebo, the mountain ridge where it’s believed Moses viewed the Promised Land before he died. Discover this holy place with a guide, admiring the panoramic views of the Jordan Valley, and on a clear day, to Jerusalem and Jericho, and view the modern sculpture of Moses’ staff.

Plus, take a tour of the mosaics at Mt. Nebo’s church, all dating from between the 4th and 6th centuries. Admire the still-vivid scenes of soldiers, horses, hunters, and animals such as peacocks and lions, and hear how and why they were created from your guide.

Then, continue to the east bank of the Jordan River and UNESCO-listed 'Bethany Beyond the Jordan.' Known as El-Maghtas in Arabic, this site is believed to be where Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist, and was sanctified as such by the Vatican and a visit by Pope John Paul II in 2000.

Soak in the sense of spirituality, and view the riverbank ruins of Roman and Byzantine churches, caves, and baptismal pools. Learn, too, how the site is held holy in Christianity, Judaism, and Islam as the place where Elijah is thought to have ascended to heaven.

Afterward, return to your Amman hotel, where your tour concludes.

Please note: the Bethany in this trip should not be confused with Bethany in Jerusalem, where it's believed that Mary Magdalene lived and Lazarus rose from the dead.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Amman
Depart your Amman hotel by a leisure air-conditioned vehicle with English-Speaking Driver who doubles up as your guide, and set off on your private tour, traveling to Madaba the city of mosaics.
Stop At:  
The Church of Saint George
Arrive at Saint George’s Church, the 19th-century basilica in the heart of the town. This famous church houses the Madaba Mosaic Map, an intricately detailed floor mosaic of the Holy Land believed to have been created in the 6th century A.D. Admire the church interior and marvel at the stunning floor map, with its evocative depictions of ancient Jerusalem, Jericho, and lands including the Lebanon, Sinai, and Egypt.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Madaba Archaeological Park
Proceed to the open-air museum known as the Archaeological Park, which houses a collection of ruins and mosaics like the Church of Virgin Mary and other floor house mosaics.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church
Visit the historic Catholic Church of Saint John the Baptist, with its beautiful Bell Tower for a breath-taking view of Madaba. Visit its underground museum memorial of Saint John the Baptist.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Mount Nebo
Continue to Mount Nebo, the hill where Moses is believed to have gazed out over the Holy Land. Absorb the sweeping views over the Dead Sea and Jordan Valley, and visit the Byzantine Church on the summit to see its fabled mosaics. Behold the luminous pieces of early art and their vivid recreations of animals, people, and hunting winemaking scenes in this beautiful Franciscan Monastery.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
The Baptism Site Of Jesus Christ
On route, soak in views of Jordan’s barren landscapes, and pull up at Bethany Beyond the Jordan River, known as “El-Maghtas” in Arabic, the site on the eastern bank of the river where it’s believed Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist. Meet up with a local guide, and take a tour of the riverbanks and key excavated ruins, learning how the site was sanctified as the place of Jesus’ baptism by the Vatican and a visit by Pope John Paul II in 2000 A.D. Drink in the powerful sense of spirituality, and see the remnants of Roman and Byzantine churches, caves, wells, and baptismal pools.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
The Baptism Site Of Jesus Christ
As you walk, listen as your guide explains why archaeologists believe that it was here that John the Baptist lived, preached, and performed baptisms. Hear more about this famous Christian pilgrimage spot and how it is held holy in all three major religions — Christianity, Judaism, and Islam for being the believed site of the Prophet Elijah’s ascension to heaven. Please note: the Bethany in this trip should not be confused with Bethany in Jerusalem, where it's believed that Mary Magdalene lived and Lazarus rose from the dead.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Dead Sea
Drive to the lowest point on earth for free time to swim in the therapeutic waters of the Dead Sea for an experience not to be missed, as it the first world’s natural spa! Afterward, reconvene with your driver and return to Amman, where your tour ends with a hotel drop-off.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking.
  • Airport Pick-up and Drop-off by request.
  • Order of visits may change for day tours with more than one visit as long as all sites completed.
  • Contact your local operator (phone number, emergency mobile number, or email address) a day before to reconfirm pick-up arrangements provided in your voucher.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Clients are advised to bring hats, sun screen, and comfortable walking shoes.
  • Tour activity is provided in English. For other languages (Spanish, Portuguese, French, and German) by request.
  • Mobile SIM cards including internet bundle are available with assistance of our team upon request and can be subject to a small additional charge approximately: 15 USD. (Prices subject to change by the communication company).
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level.
  • Most local tourist restaurants in Jordan do not serve alcohol, if you do not want a dry restaurant please contact us.
  • Tours with Dead visit swim suit is required.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Zaid Tours and Travel
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private Tour Madaba, Mount Nebo, Bethany Baptism Site & Dead Sea from Amman ?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour Madaba, Mount Nebo, Bethany Baptism Site & Dead Sea from Amman .
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Private Tour Madaba, Mount Nebo, Bethany Baptism Site & Dead Sea from Amman ?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour Madaba, Mount Nebo, Bethany Baptism Site & Dead Sea from Amman .
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Private Tour Madaba, Mount Nebo, Bethany Baptism Site & Dead Sea from Amman ?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour Madaba, Mount Nebo, Bethany Baptism Site & Dead Sea from Amman .
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private Tour Madaba, Mount Nebo, Bethany Baptism Site & Dead Sea from Amman ?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour Madaba, Mount Nebo, Bethany Baptism Site & Dead Sea from Amman .

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