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  1. Jordan
  2. Amman
  3. Amman Citadel

Amman Sightseeing Private Tour with Additional Options

Product ID: 208668
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See the highlights of ancient and modern Amman on this private 4-hour city tour, discovering the many different faces of Jordan’s capital.
About this activity
Duration 4 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation

Pickup included

Hotel pick up from centrally located hotel in Amman. Please advise the name and address of your hotel.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • See Amman's top attractions including the stunning King Abdullah Mosque
  • Visit the ruins and Archaeological Museum of the hilltop Citadel, the Roman Amphitheater with the Museum of Popular Traditions
  • Choose from the optional extras of Arabic Mezze, Turkish Bath, and museum tours
Full description
Begin your 4-hour private tour with a morning pick up from your central Amman hotel. Meet your informative private driver who doubles as your guide, and begin your explorations of the Jordanian capital’s highlights. As you travel, hear about the history of this fascinating city, whose past stretches back to 3500 B.C. or before. Hear about the city’s days under the Roman Empire, and how it was occupied by the Nabataeans and Byzantines. View one of Amman’s star attractions, the King Abdullah Mosque, famous for its blue mosaic dome, and the nearby Coptic Church. Next, make your way to Amman Citadel, the hilltop collection of antiquities that looms over the city with a private local guide. Explore the timeworn Roman, Byzantine and early Islamic relics, and pay a visit to the Citadel’s Archaeological Museum to inspect its collections of ancient artifacts discovered at sites from across Jordan. Then, continue to the Roman Amphitheater, a magnificent hillside structure believed to have been built in the 2nd century. Admire the symmetry and scale of the theater as your guide explains how it was built as part of the Roman city of Philadelphia, and could accommodate up to 6,000 spectators. Continue to visit the Museum of Popular Traditions to see the exhibition of traditional dress and jewelry. Pass the Raghadan Palace, the burial place of the late King Hussein, and ride around the downtown area for free time at its vibrant markets, traditional mosques, and churches. Then, stroll along Rainbow Street, Amman’s colorful arts and shopping hotspot, passing the Jordan River Foundation and residence of King Talal. Delve into the upscale neighborhoods of Abdoun and Swefieh, where luxury shopping malls and swanky private villas line the streets. Your 4-hour tour ends back at your hotel. Alternatively, ask for a drop off at one of the malls on your tour like Galleria or Taj Mall or at Abdali Boulevard, a stylish new enclave of designer shops regarded as Amman’s up-and-coming downtown area.

The tour itinerary of the Jordan Museum and Royal Automobile Museum. After your classic city tour, visit the Jordan Museum marking Jordan’s history. Then proceed to visit the vintage, Hashemite Royalty private collection cars at the Royal Automobile Museum, located in the leafy gardens of King Hussein Park, home of the Late King Hussein beautiful grand elegant Mosque. The museum showcases a rare collection of Jordan's vehicles ranging from King Hussein bin Ali's cars that came to Amman in 1916 to modern sports cars. Please note that Tuesdays both museums are closed.

Tour option with Arabic lunch: Upgrade to a 6-hour tour and after your city tour, savor a mouth-watering lunch of Arabic Mezze, small dishes, at a local restaurant. Enjoy an assortment of small plates, such as barbecued chicken and beef, hummus, salads and bread, and after your meal, relax with a hotel or shopping mall drop off, your choice.

Tour with Arabic lunch and Turkish Bath: Upgrade to an 8-hour tour and following a succulent lunch of tasty Arabic Mezze, small dishes, at a local restaurant, wallow in a luxurious Turkish bath experience, including an invigorating steam room session, soapy scrub, and muscle-melting massage. Then, duly refreshed and revitalized, relax with your choice of either a hotel or shopping mall drop off, your choice.
Includes
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off
  • Private transfer by an air-conditioned vehicle
  • English-speaking driver
  • Entrance fees to King Hussein Mosque, Amman Citadel and the Archeological Museum, The Roman Theater and the Popular Traditional Museum
  • If the option is selected, entrance fees to Jordan Museum and Royal Automobile Museum at King Hussein Park
  • Local English-speaking guide at Amman Citadel
What’s Not Included
  • Food, unless the option with lunch selected (vegetarian meal by request)
  • Drink
  • Gratuities (tips to the driver are recommended)
  • Personal expenses

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
• For clients holding a Jordan Pass, the corresponding entrance fees to be refunded at the destination
• Pick up and drop-off from Amman Queen Alia International Airport available by request for a layover day tour
• Local SIM cards and Wi-Fi are available upon request and can be subject to a small additional charge of approximately 20 USD. (Prices subject to change by the communication company)
• Please note most local tourist restaurants in Jordan are non-alcoholic
• King Abdullah Mosque is closed to the public on Fridays
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.4 / 5
based on 7 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.8/5
Organization
4.6/5
Value for money
3.6/5
Safety
4.8/5

Organized by

Zaid Tours and Travel

Product ID: 208668