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Private Half Day Tour to Madaba and Mount Nebo from Amman

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  • Day Trip
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  • 6 hr

Explore ancient ruins and top regional attractions in central Jordan with ease on this private half-day tour to Madaba and Mount Nebo from Amman. Visit Saint George’s Church in Madaba, home to beautiful Byzantine mosaics depicting the Holy Land and Jordan, besides other mosaics at Madaba’s Archeological Park; as well as visit Saint John Church. Enjoy panoramic views over the Jordan Valley to Jericho and Jerusalem from Mount Nebo. Explore the ruins of a Byzantine Franciscan Church that once stood on the hilltop, and gain insight into biblical legend for which this ancient corner of the world is famous.

Itinerary Details

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Pass By: Madaba, Madaba, Madaba Governorate

Start your tour with a pick up from your centrally located Amman Hotel. Relax into your private, air-conditioned vehicle with your knowledgeable English-Speaking Driver who doubles up as your guide, and travel south to Madaba, known for its exquisite Byzantine mosaics.

Stop At: The Church of Saint George, K. Talal St., Madaba 17110 Jordan

Arrive in Madaba and head inside Saint George’s Church with a local guide. This 19th-century Greek Orthodox basilica is home to the famous Madaba Mosaic Map, a 6th-century A.D. floor mosaic that depicts the ancient Holy Land and Jordan. Gaze at this masterpiece and its richly detailed renderings of Jerusalem, Jericho, the Dead Sea as well as other biblical sites as your guide explains how it was unearthed in 1897.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Madaba Archaeological Museum, Madaba Jordan

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.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Prs. Haya St., Madaba 17110 Jordan

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. Having admired the mosaics and exploring this unique city side allies and markets,

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Mount Nebo, Madaba Jordan

drive to Mount Nebo, the hill where, according to the bible, was Moses last stop granting a view of the Promised Land. Take in the stunning views from the summit that extend over the Jordan Valley, and on a clear day, can stretch as far as Jericho and Jerusalem. Meet up with a local guide and go inside the excavated remains of the Byzantine church that once graced the hilltop. Here, archaeologists have uncovered a series of floor mosaics dating from between the 4th and 6th century A.D. Marvel at these intricate artworks with their still-vivid illustrations of peacocks, soldiers, horses, and hunters. After your visit of this marvelous Franciscan Monastery of Mount Nebo,

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Mount Nebo, Madaba Jordan

you may visit Mount Nebo La Storia Museum (entrance at your own expense). You will take an exciting journey through history to experience Jordan’s religious, historical, and cultural heritage. Visit the museum with largest mosaic portrait. Free time to explore a mosaic handicraft center, if you wish. Return to your vehicle and make the drive back to Amman. Your tour ends with a drop-off at your Amman hotel.

Duration: 30 minutes