Private tour

Private Tour Madaba, Mount Nebo, Baptism Site & Dead Sea

Activity provider: Zaid Tours and Travel

Private Tour Madaba, Mount Nebo, Baptism Site & Dead Sea

Activity provider: Zaid Tours and Travel

From US$ 173.33 per person

Escape bustling Amman for the day and see three of Jordan’s most important religious and historical sites on a private 8-hour trip.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Your hotel in Amman
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Escape bustling Amman for the day on a day trip of Madaba
  • See 3 of Jordan’s most important religious and historical sites
  • Soak up Jordan's incredible scenery
Full description
Depart your Amman hotel by a leisure air-conditioned vehicle with English-Speaking Driver who doubles up as your guide, and set off on your private tour, traveling to Madaba the city of mosaics. Arrive at Saint George’s Church, the 19th-century basilica in the heart of the town. This famous church houses the Madaba Mosaic Map, an intricately detailed floor mosaic of the Holy Land believed to have been created in the 6th century A.D. Admire the church interior and marvel at the stunning floor map, with its evocative depictions of ancient Jerusalem, Jericho, and lands including the Lebanon, Sinai, and Egypt. Proceed to the open-air museum known as the Archaeological Park, which houses a collection of ruins and mosaics like the Church of Virgin Mary and other floor house mosaics. Visit the historic Catholic Church of Saint John the Baptist, with its beautiful Bell Tower for a breath-taking view of Madaba. Visit its underground museum memorial of Saint John the Baptist. Continue to Mount Nebo, the hill where Moses is believed to have gazed out over the Holy Land. Absorb the sweeping views over the Dead Sea and Jordan Valley, and visit the Byzantine Church on the summit to see its fabled mosaics. Behold the luminous pieces of early art and their vivid recreations of animals, people, and hunting winemaking scenes in this beautiful Franciscan Monastery. On route, soak in views of Jordan’s barren landscapes, and pull up at Bethany Beyond the Jordan River, known as “El-Maghtas” in Arabic, the site on the eastern bank of the river where it’s believed Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist. Meet up with a local guide, and take a tour of the riverbanks and key excavated ruins, learning how the site was sanctified as the place of Jesus’ baptism by the Vatican and a visit by Pope John Paul II in 2000 A.D. Drink in the powerful sense of spirituality, and see the remnants of Roman and Byzantine churches, caves, wells, and baptismal pools. As you walk, listen as your guide explains why archaeologists believe that it was here that John the Baptist lived, preached, and performed baptisms. Hear more about this famous Christian pilgrimage spot and how it is held holy in all three major religions — Christianity, Judaism, and Islam for being the believed site of the Prophet Elijah’s ascension to heaven. Please note: the Bethany in this trip should not be confused with Bethany in Jerusalem, where it's believed that Mary Magdalene lived and Lazarus rose from the dead. Drive to the lowest point on earth for free time to swim in the therapeutic waters of the Dead Sea for an experience not to be missed, as it the first world’s natural spa! Afterward, reconvene with your driver and return to Amman, where your tour ends with a hotel drop-off.
Includes
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Private Transfer by air-conditioned leisure new vehicle according number of participants
  • English-Speaking Driver
  • Entrance Fees to the mentioned sites: Madaba Saint George Church, Archaeological Museum, Saint John Church, Mount Nebo Memorial Church, and Bethany (Baptism Site at Jordan River)
  • Entrance to the Dead Sea Private Area for the use of the facilities: beach, pool, and changing rooms
  • Entrance Fees to the Dead Sea Spa Hotel for the use of the hotel facilities: beach, pool, and changing rooms; if option selected - spa not included
  • Towel
  • Showers
  • Local English-Speaking Guide: Madaba, and Bethany (Baptism Site at Jordan River)
  • On board WI-FI
  • 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
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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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 returned directly to the destination
  • Pick-up and drop-off from Amman Queen Alia International Airport available by request for layover day tours
  • Local SIM cards and Wi-Fi are available upon request and can be subject to a small additional charge of approximately $20
  • Please note that most local tourist restaurants in Jordan are non-alcoholic
  • Please note: the Bethany in this trip should not be confused with Bethany in Jerusalem, where it's believed that Mary Magdalene lived and Lazarus rose from the dead
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Excellent trip. Covered everything and more. Our driver was Basil and he was great-safe, knowledgeable and gave us lots of tips for visiting. Lots of beautiful places covered.

August 22, 2022

Product ID: 209016