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Private Tour: Jerash and Umm Qais Day Trip from Amman

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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 2 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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Overview

Rewind to the time of ancient Rome on a private day trip to Jerash and Umm Qais from Amman. After heading north from Amman in a private, air-conditioned minivan, enjoy a guided tour of the ruins of Jerash. Gaze in awe at the well-preserved remains, including Hadrian’s Arch, the Oval Plaza and Hippodrome as you hear tales of the city’s golden age. Continue to the Greco-Roman site at Umm Qais to see its basilica terrace, theaters and other relics, and visit the town archaeological museum before returning to Amman.
  • Private day trip to Jerash and Umm Qais from Amman
  • Learn little-known facts about the Roman Empire in Jordan from a knowledgeable private guide
  • Walk around the vast ancient city of Jerash to see the Forum, Hippodrome and more
  • Travel to northwest Jordan and explore the Roman Ruins and Ottoman village in Umm Qais
  • Visit the museum at Umm Qais and hear tales and trivia about its 4th-century artifacts
  • Enjoy personalized attention from both a private guide and driver
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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 to the mentioned sites: Jerash, Umm Qais & its museum;if option Jordan Pass not selected
Local English-Speaking guide for classic visit of Jerash
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

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered

Departure Time

9:00 AM
Meet your private driver at your central Amman hotel and board your comfortable, air-conditioned minivan. Then, start out on your full-day trip to Jerash and Umm Qais, home to the ruins of two of ancient Rome’s Decapolis cities — a group of 10 situated on the frontiers of the Roman Empire in the Middle East.

First, venture northward through Jordan’s desert landscapes to Jerash, a modern city fringed by the relics of the once-prosperous Roman city known as Gerasa. Meet your friendly local guide at the entrance, and enjoy a private tour of the spectacular site, one of the best-preserved Roman cities in the Middle East.

Pass through the monumental Hadrian’s Arch that was the city’s main gateway, and ogle the classic ruins spread before you. Then, stroll around this once-bustling city to see highlights such as the colonnaded avenue, the Temple of Zeus, the Hippodrome chariot-racing arena, and the Oval Plaza, an egg-shaped forum framed by a ring of standing columns.

As you explore, hear captivating tales about Gerasa during its heyday. Learn how Alexander the Great conquered the city in the 2nd century BC, and how later, local farmers cultivated much-coveted fruits and vegetables to sell on to the wealthy Roman residents.

After a break for lunch (own expense), continue to the village of Umm Qais, overlooking the ruins of another Roman Decapolis city known as Gadara.

Soak up the views from here over the Sea of Galilee and Golan Heights, and explore the Greco-Roman ruins, including the crumbled mausoleum, basilica terrace, theaters and other treasures. Then, visit the town museum to admire some of the precious artifacts recovered from the site, including mosaics and marble statues.

Journey back to Amman where your trip concludes with a hotel drop-off.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Amman
Meet your own private English-Speaking Driver who doubles up as your guide at your central Amman hotel and board your comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle. Then, start out on your full-day trip to Jerash and Umm Qais, home to the ruins of two of ancient Rome’s Decapolis cities — a group of 10 situated on the frontiers of the Roman Empire in the Middle East.
Stop At:  
Jerash Ruins
First, venture northward through Jordan’s green landscapes to Jerash, a modern city fringed by the relics of the once-prosperous Roman city known as “Gerasa” - Jerash. Meet your friendly local guide at the entrance, and enjoy a private tour of the spectacular site, one of the best-preserved Roman cities in the Middle East. Pass through the monumental Hadrian’s Arch that was the city’s main gateway, and ogle the classic ruins spread before you.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Oval Plaza
Then, stroll around this once-bustling city to see highlights such as the colonnaded avenue, the Temples of Zeus and Artemis, the Hippodrome chariot-racing arena, and the Oval Plaza; an egg-shaped forum framed by a ring of standing columns. As you explore, hear captivating tales about “Gerasa” during its heyday. Learn how Alexander the Great conquered the city in the 2nd century B.C., and how later, local farmers cultivated much-coveted fruits and vegetables to sell on to the wealthy Roman residents.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Umm Qais
After free time to explore on your won, continue to the village of Umm Qais, overlooking the ruins of another Roman Decapolis city known as “Gadara”. Soak up the views from here over the Sea of Galilee and Golan Heights to explore the Greco-Roman ruins, including the amphitheater, crumbled mausoleum, basilica terrace, as well as other theaters and treasures. Then, visit the town’s museum to admire some of the precious artifacts recovered from the site, including mosaics and marble statues. Journey back to Amman where your trip concludes with a hotel drop-off.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
  • 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.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • For Jordan Pass holders that purchased tour activity with entrance fees, please inform us to reimburse the entrance fees in destination.
  • 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 Wi-Fi are available with assistance of our team upon request and can be subject to a small additional charge approximately: 20 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.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Zaid Tours and Travel

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

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: Jerash and Umm Qais Day Trip 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: Jerash and Umm Qais Day Trip from Amman.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Private Tour: Jerash and Umm Qais Day Trip 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: Jerash and Umm Qais Day Trip from Amman.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Private Tour: Jerash and Umm Qais Day Trip from Amman?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: Jerash and Umm Qais Day Trip from Amman.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private Tour: Jerash and Umm Qais Day Trip 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: Jerash and Umm Qais Day Trip from Amman.

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Both of these sites were very...
dimca
, May 2014
Both of these sites were very interesting and very different. There is a lot of walking on the Jerash tour so one needs to be able-bodied. The site itself is vast.
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Sadly, only one of us was able to...
H T
, Oct 2012
Sadly, only one of us was able to take this tour which made conversing with the guide quite difficult. He did seem to know what tourists wanted to see so that was good, but overall the tour content was a little disappointing.
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