This is half-day tour in the capital of Jordan – Amman, the city with the great history.
The early occupation of Amman dates back to the Neolithic period (ca. 6500 BC). Since that time Amman has seen the rise and fall of many civilizations. In the different periods of time, this city was called Rabbath Ammon and Philadelphia, finally, it got its present name Amman in the Ghasanaian era, and flourished under the Ummayads and the Abbasids. Then it was destroyed by the many earthquakes and disasters until 1887 which marks the settlement of the Circassians.
On March 2, 1921, Prince Abdullah chose Amman as his seat of government. This date marks the beginning of the modern history of Amman and Jordan.
09:00 – 15:00
The tour starts at 09:00, your driver meets you in the lobby of your hotel.
Start your Amman City sightseeing with a visit to the King Abdulla Mosque which was completed in 1989 as a memorial by the late King Hussein to his grandfather.
Then pay a visit to the Amman Citadel, Roman Amphitheater, and walk-in Amman’s downtown markets and City centre.
Citadel is located on top of a 900 by 400 meter flat hill, 132 meters of the level of the city centre. The castle is surrounded by a wall that is built on the Greek Architecture with 10 meter high Poles. South of the castle we can still see the ruins of Hercules temple. Also, there is an Umayyed palace.
Roman Amphitheatre is considered one of the largest in the Middle East. Its construction dates back to the beginning of the second century AD by Emperor Trajan. It is carved into the mountain and its seats are built in a way to keep people away from the direct sunlight most of the day. Its acoustic design is very advanced. The Public Department of ruins has renovated the theatre and it is now used to host many national, public and artistic events.
After the tour you will be provided with the transfer to your hotel.