Private Tour: Jerash And Umm Qais Day Trip From Amman

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Language:
  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Your centrally located Amman hotel
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


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, leisure, air-conditioned vehicle, enjoy a guided tour of the ruins of Jerash. Gaze in awe at the well-preserved remains, including Hadrians Arch, the Oval Plaza and Hippodrome as you hear tales of the citys golden age. Continue to the Greco-Roman site of Umm Qais to see its basilica terrace, theaters, and other relics, and visit the towns archaeological museum before returning to Amman.

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Meet your private driver 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 Romes Decapolis cities a group of 10 situated on the frontiers of the Roman Empire in the Middle East. First, venture northward through Jordans desert 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 Hadrians Arch that was the citys 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 B.C., and how later, local farmers cultivated much-coveted fruits and vegetables to sell on to the wealthy Roman residents. After a break for a delicious lunch, 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 towns 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. 


Hotel pick up and drop off

Private transfer by air-conditioned vehicle according number of participants

English-Speaking Driver

Local English-Speaking guide for classic visit of Jerash and Umm Qais

Entry/Admission - Roman Amphitheater

Entry/Admission - Jerash Ruins

Entry/Admission - Umm Qais Museum


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

Additional Info

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 approximately: 20 USD. (Prices subject to change by the communication company).

Tours with lunch: Most local tourist restaurants in Jordan are non-alcoholic.

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Traveler Reviews

  • 26-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.

  • 30-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.