Full day (7+ hours)
Amman (also known as the Philadelphia of ancient times) is a stunning city filled with history. Your daywill be enriched with a visit to see its ancient Roman ties downtown exhibiting its citadel overlooking theRoman Amphitheatre. We wander through the old markets enlivened with Jordanian culture and popinto the Royal Automobile Museum—a tribute to the late King Hussein. A walk past his palace will leadyou to the beautiful white stone villas dotted through uptown Amman. You will be amazed at thecontrast between ancient and modern Amman on this tour.
You will meet our driver at the hotel lobby between 8 a.m. – 10 a.m(your exact timing will be provided by the support team, one day before the tour) after the entail greetings, you start your journey toward
Amman about 1:15hr drive.
You will be taken to a mosque that was built as a tribute to the founder of Jordan — King Abdullah Bin Al-Hussein. You will feast your eyes on a beautifully domed mosque, embedded with millions of glimmering
blue mosaics awaiting your camera lens to capture its beauty.
To expand on your mosque experience, we
will then broaden your horizons by visiting the magnificent
Islamic museum. This museum is divided into two sections: the first covers manuscripts of the Martyr,
King Abdullah Bin Al-Hussein (God rest his soul), along with spectacular photos and models of
archaeological sites of the Islamic existence; the second section features fascinating artifacts belonging
to the various extended eras of Islam in Jordan.
Our next destination is another one for the history
buffs—the citadel. This is definitely something that
you don’t want to miss as it has withstood the test of time and is evidence that modern Amman has
been inhabited for the past 7,000 years.
Upon arriving at the citadel, you will notice that it is grandly situated on the peak of an L-shaped
mountain. Its special location will reveal incredible views of the seven mountains that assemble Amman,leaving you in awe.
Temple of Hercules: Built between 162 and 166 AD, this massive structure dedicated to Hercules is
larger than any of the temples in Rome.
Byzantine Church: A basilica built between the 5th and 6th centuries.
Umayyad Mosque: The remains of the Umayyad governor’s palace mosque dating from the 8th century.
Dome of the Vestibule: A modern recreation of the interior of the dome of the Umayyad Vestibule.
We will now head off to the Roman Amphitheater, which can be viewed from the citadel. It is a large
and steeply raked theater that could seat approximately 6,000 people and was built into the hillside and facing north, to keep the sun off the spectators.
Moving swiftly uptown, we will make our way to a unique museum, which was a tribute by King
Abdullah to his father, late King Hussein. With an
impressive selection of antique cars, you will also be observing moments in history. The attraction of these antiques lies within the great men who drove them, the events and occasions they were used for, as well as the cars themselves.
At the end of this eventful day, we will escort you back to your hotel, where you can sit back, relax, andreflect on the cultural enrichment you’ve experienced in Amman
After a full day exploring Amman, time to return back to Dead Sea, the drive once again will be around 1:15hrs.