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Private AsSalt Harmony Trail & AlMaidan Street Guided Walking Tour from Dead Sea

Sweimah, Jordan
Private AsSalt Harmony Trail & AlMaidan Street Guided Walking Tour from Dead Sea

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icon6 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Visit the onetime capital of Jordan on a half-day, private tour of Al-Salt, where you’ll explore the city’s blend of Muslim and Christian culture on the ‘Harmony Trail,’ then have free time to browse vibrant shopping streets. This 5-hour Al-Salt tour includes pickup and drop-off at Dead Sea hotels, and a guided walking tour of the city.
  • 5-hour Al-Salt tour from the Dead Sea
  • Guided walking tour of Jordan's former capital
  • Follow the 'Harmony Trail'
  • Led by a local guide
  • Pickup and drop-off at Dead Sea hotels
  • Private tour for a personalized experience
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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
Local English-Speaking Guide for classic visit of As-Salt
On board WI-FI
Optional local lunch or home cooked meal experience
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, Guide, and Horse Boy) – Recommended
Personal Expenses
Anything else not mentioned
Entrance fees to Hala Kakish’s Home (12 JD equivalent 17 USD per person) paid directly by client

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered

Departure Time

9:00 AM
Meet a driver at your hotel in the Dead Sea, then relax in a climate controlled vehicle for the drive to Al-Salt (the city is roughly one-hour north of the Dead Sea’s northernmost point).

Join a local guide at the Abu Jaber Museum, a historic home that’s been carefully restored, then set out on foot to explore the city. Follow the Harmony Trail to sites that represent Al-Salt’s Christian and Muslim communities, and get local perspectives on history, culture, modern-day life in the city.

Your route will pass by the Al Ein Plaza, the English Evangelical Hospital Complex, the Qaqish House, the Great Mosque, Dormition of Virgin Mary Orthodox Church School, Al-Khader Orthodox Church, and Madafa Al-Khalili. Throughout the tour, the guide will share bits of Al Salt history, and facts about each site you pass.

The walking tour concludes at Al Maidan Street, where you can soak up the local atmosphere, and enjoy some free time to browse the Al Hammam Street Shops. At the end of your time in Al-Salt, meet the driver for the return trip to the Dead Sea, where this tour concludes.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Al Salt
After hotel pick-up in Dead Sea with your private leisure vehicle and English-Speaking Driver who doubles up as your guide, travel north to ancient As-Salt (UNESCO World Heritage), once earmarked as a capital of Jordan. Built on hills, As-Salt was ruled by the Romans and Byzantines before enjoying prosperity under the Ottomans from the 1890s to the 1920s. Today, Christian and Muslim communities live here in harmony, with mosques and churches sitting side by side. Meet a local guide and follow the “Harmony Trail”. Get a feel of the interreligious unique harmony and coherence within the neighborhoods of As-Salt on this fabulous one in a time Trail. Reflected in the long-standing mosques and churches that reside together in peace, As-Salt is known for its sense of unity and community. While on the trail, keep an eye out for the Islamic and Christian symbols and inscriptions that are infused within the architecture of old homes and houses of worship.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Abu Jaber Museum
Explore downtown As-Salt and start your journey by visiting the Historic Old Salt Museum, Abu Jaber House, a beautiful mansion, representing the era of prosperity in the city at the end of the 19th century. It has been converted into the Historical Old Salt Museum, showcasing the history of the golden age of the city. Proceed to Al Ain Plaza: As-Salt’s old down town surrounded by Hammam Street, Al-Eskafyeh, and Al-Khayateen stairs. Enjoy watching the locals play a game of Mangaleh while; the most famous game in As-Salt, passed down through generations. Visit the Great Mosque, which was once the oldest mosque in As-Salt, originally constructed in the 13th century and was later rebuilt in 2007 in Al Ain Plaza, the center of the city, reflecting a mix of modern and traditional architecture. As a town that appreciates interfaith coexistence, the stairs of the mosque lead to the Church of the Good Shepherd.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Al Salt
Walk towards The English Complex established in 1849, and served as a hub for various activities. The complex combined a school for children, the first hospital in Jordan, the Church of the Good Shepherd, and a school for religious lessons. It treated patients during the two world wars, Palestinian revolutions and the great earthquake that struck the city in 1927.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Al Salt
Visit the iconic house of Hala Kakish’s Home of Neighborhoods & Gardens built in 1864, reflecting the development of As-Salt’s urban economic character. It was owned by one of As-Salt’s biggest families. The house has been granted to As-Salt Greater Municipality to be used as headquarters for As-Salt City Development Project. Continue to Al-Khader Orthodox Church and the shrine within are the most visited place in As-Salt. Found at the end of Al-Khader Street, a winding road filled with a variety of shops, is this church originally built in an ancient cave in 1682. Al-Khader Church is also a place where not only Christians pray, but Muslims are welcome to pray too. Procced to the Small Mosque, the oldest standing mosque in As-Salt, built in the first quarter of the 20th century. Located at the end of Al - Hammam Street, the small mosque was built by mason Haj Suleiman Abu Al Hosson in 1905-1907 and financed solely by donations from the local community.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Al Salt
Continue to the Roman Catholic Church and School, the first private school in As-Salt. It welcomes both Muslim and Christian students and teachers. Enjoy free time to peruse all local independent shops, walk its markets and snap up some souvenirs (at your own expense). Optional lunch at a local restaurant or home-made visit experience for an authentic meal. Your tour concludes with a hotel drop-off in Dead Sea.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Al Salt
Upgrade: Optional visit to the Islamic shrines of Prophet Yusha’ and Shuaib for a spiritual engaging experience.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • A minimum of 4 people per booking is required for homemade meal experience.
  • 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 AsSalt Harmony Trail & AlMaidan Street Guided Walking Tour from Dead Sea?
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 AsSalt Harmony Trail & AlMaidan Street Guided Walking Tour from Dead Sea.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Private AsSalt Harmony Trail & AlMaidan Street Guided Walking Tour from Dead Sea?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Private AsSalt Harmony Trail & AlMaidan Street Guided Walking Tour from Dead Sea.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Private AsSalt Harmony Trail & AlMaidan Street Guided Walking Tour from Dead Sea?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Private AsSalt Harmony Trail & AlMaidan Street Guided Walking Tour from Dead Sea.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private AsSalt Harmony Trail & AlMaidan Street Guided Walking Tour from Dead Sea?
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 AsSalt Harmony Trail & AlMaidan Street Guided Walking Tour from Dead Sea.

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