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  1. Jordan
  2. Jerash
  3. Pella, Jordan

From Amman: Full Day Trip of Jerash, Umm Qais, and Pella

Product ID: 210498
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Discover some of the Middle East’s best-preserved classical sites on this 10-hour private trip from Amman. Explore Jerash and Umm Qais, two of the world’s most impressive Roman archaeological sites before seeing the remains of the Hellenistic city Pella.
About this activity
Duration 6 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation

Pickup included

Hotel in Amman
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Experience the green landscapes of Jordan
  • Wander through the ancient city of Jerash
  • Tour the Greco-Roman ruins at Umm Qais
  • Visit Pella, where ancient relics intermingle with Roman monuments
Full description
Begin your full-day trip on board a privately driven comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle. Then, head toward the ruins of two of ancient Rome’s Decapolis cities — a group of 10 cities situated on the frontiers of the Roman Empire in the Middle East. Venture through Jordan’s green landscapes until you arrive at Jerash, a modern city fringed by the relics of the once-prosperous Roman city known as Gerasa - now 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 behold the sprawl of the classic ruins. 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 Jerash 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. After free time to explore on your own, continue to the village of Umm Qais.

Overlooking the ruins of another Roman Decapolis city known as Gadara, wander Umm Qais to soak up the views of the nearby Sea of Galilee and Golan Heights. 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.

Drive to Pella, the remains of a Hellenistic city. First mentioned as ‘Pihilum’ or ‘Pehel’ by the Egyptians in the 19th century B.C. Pella prospered when the Romans arrived to build temples, theaters, and baths. See the antiquities, some dating back more than 8,000 years.

Journey back to Amman where your trip concludes with a hotel drop off.
Includes
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Private transfer by air-conditioned vehicle according to number of participants
  • English-speaking Driver
  • Entrance Fees to the mentioned sites: Jerash, Umm Qais and its museum, as well as Pella ruins
  • Local English-Speaking guide for classic visit of Jerash and Umm Qais
What’s Not Included
  • Meals, unless option with lunch selected (Vegetarian meal by request)
  • Beverages
  • All type of gratuities (Tips to the Driver) – Recommended
  • Personal Expenses
  • Anything else not mentioned

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• Confirmation will be received at time of booking
• For clients holding Jordan Pass, the corresponding entrance fees to be returned directly in destination
• Pick up and drop off from Amman Queen Alia International Airport available by request for lay over 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
• Tours with lunch: Most local tourist restaurants in Jordan are non-alcoholic