Day trip

Amman Sightseeing Private Tour with Additional Options

4.3 / 5

19 reviews

Activity provider: Zaid Tours and Travel
Day trip

Amman Sightseeing Private Tour with Additional Options

Activity provider: Zaid Tours and Travel

From US$ 106.67 per person

See the highlights of ancient and modern Amman on this private 4-hour city tour, discovering the many different faces of Jordan’s capital.

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Duration 4 - 8 hours
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Pickup included
Hotel pick up from centrally located hotel in Amman. Please advise the name and address of your hotel.
Small group available


  • 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 private tour with a morning pick up from your central Amman hotel. Meet your informative private driver who doubles up as your guide, and start out on 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, the nearby Parliament Building and Orthodox 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 Temple of Hercules and the Archaeological Museum to inspect its collections of ancient artifacts discovered at sites from across Jordan. Then, continue to the Roman Amphitheater with its Hashemite Plaza, a magnificent hillside structure believed to have been built in the 2nd century. Admire the symmetry and scale of the theater 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 like the Grand Husseini Mosque, 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 Mall, Taj Mall, or Abdali Boulevard, a stylish new enclave of designer shops regarded as Amman’s up-and-coming downtown area. Option Tour with Arabic Lunch: Upgrade to a 6-hour tour and after your city tour, savor a mouth-watering lunch of “Arabic Mezze” (small cold and hot dishes), at a local restaurant. Enjoy small plates, such as hummus along other starters, salads, and assorted bread with barbecued chicken and beef. After your meal, relax with a hotel or shopping mall drop off - your choice! Option Tour with Turkish Bath and Arabic Lunch: Upgrade to an 8-hour tour and wallow in a luxurious Turkish bath experience, including an invigorating steam room session, soapy scrub, and muscle-melting massage. Following a succulent lunch of tasty “Arabic Mezze” (small cold and hot dishes) at a local restaurant. Then, refreshed and revitalized, relax with your choice of either a hotel or shopping mall drop off - your choice!
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private transfer by air-conditioned vehicle
  • EDriver
  • Entrance fees to King Abdullah Mosque, Amman Citadel and the Archaeological Museum, The Roman Theater and the Popular Traditional Museum; if option Jordan Pass not selected
  • Local “Arabic Mezze” Lunch or Dinner; if option selected
  • Turkish Bath and local “Arabic Mezze” Lunch or Dinner; if option selected
  • Local guide at Amman Citadel
  • On board WiFi
  • All types of meals, unless option with lunch selected (vegetarian meal by request)
  • All types of beverages
  • Tips (recommended)
  • Personal Expenses

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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

4.3 /5

based on 19 reviews

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Great tour! Driver was punctual and everything was thorough and done on time. The local guide at the Citadel was very knowledgeable and provided detailed history and the best photo locations. Driving through Amman and seeing the other local highlights provided a nice backdrop to life in the city and the various neighborhoods. Recommend this for a quick day trip to Amman!

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March 22, 2023

First time in Amman with limited time and wasn't comfortable walking to see the sites I was interested in. Hassan was a great guide and the tour was a decent opportunity to get a feel for the city. I rated as good simply because the sites in Amman are not as impressive as those outside Amman. My experience with my guide Hassan was excellent in terms of a first day exposure to Amman and Jordan.

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March 22, 2023

Very happy with the tour although it should be advertised that King Abdullah mosque is closed to the public on fridays. Despite this my driver tried everything he could to show me extra sights to make up for not going into mosque. Would highly recommend this tour of Amman.

March 22, 2023

Product ID: 208668