Amman city tour and desert castles

Amman city tour and desert castles

Explore the most important sights of Amman on a city tour. Also discover Jordan's most beautiful desert castles.

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Explore the most important sights of Amman on a city tour. Also discover Jordan's most beautiful desert castles.

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  • Languages: English
  • Participants: 2 - 45
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Highlights

  • Explore the most important sights of Amman during a city tour
  • Discover Jordan's most beautiful desert castles
  • Learn more about the history, art and culture of the country

Description

Take a trip to the desert castles scattered throughout the desert around Amman. You can also discover the most important sights of Amman on a city tour. After a convenient pick up from your hotel, you will set off for Qasr Azraq. The castle is located about 100 kilometers east of Amman on the road to the Iraqi border. The fortress is made of black basalt and was built in the 4th century by the Romans and rebuilt by the Omayyads in the 8th century. The castle became particularly famous because Lawrence of Arabia set up his headquarters here during the Arab revolt against the Ottoman Empire

The next destination is the desert castle Quasr Amram, one of the best preserved Umayyad castles in Syria and Jordan. The former bathing and pleasure palace of the Jordanian caliphs is especially known for its spectacular wall paintings. Admire the castle, which has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO as one of the most important examples of early Islamic art. Then it goes on for you to the mysterious desert castle Qasr Kharana. It probably dates back to the 8th century B.C. and is therefore one of the first Islamic buildings to have been built in this area. The castle puzzles archaeologists and historians, because why and by whom it was built at that time is still unclear today.

Finally, you will make your way back to Amman to see the main sights of the city. First you will visit the Roman amphitheater. Admire the size and symmetry of the amphitheater and listen to your guide tell you more about its history and architecture. Then you pass the citadel of Amman, which is located on the Jebel el Qala'a hill. On the Citadel Hill is located on the Jordan Archaeological Museum. Here you can examine Roman, Byzantine and Islamic relics. Drive past Raghadan Palace and explore the city centre with its many markets, mosques and churches. Also discover the luxurious districts of Abdoun and Swefieh. At the end of the day you will be taken back to your hotel

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Included in the price

  • - Pick up and return from/to your hotel
  • - Private transfer in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • - German speaking guide
  • - Mineral water
  • - Guide service for other sights
  • - food and drink
  • - Admission to other sights
  • - Tip (optional)

Meeting point

You will be picked up from your hotel in Amman

Cancellation Conditions

This deal can be cancelled for free up to one day before the date of the activity.

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