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Only a 30-minute drive from Queen Alila International Airport, the capital of Jordan is a growing metropolis and is the ideal place to start or end any itinerary. Dating back over 2,000 years, there are plenty of historic sites to see. Take a trip to the Roman Theatre for a look at the entertainment of the past, and watch as performers take to the stage. With a seating capacity of over 6,000, climb to the top for some great views, and a great workout.

Visible from the theatre is the Citadel, peering over the hill top and inviting you to take a closer look. With some of the best views in the city, this archaeological site offers so much more than the grandeur of the Temple of Hercules at the top. The site itself is believed to be one of the world’s oldest continuously inhabited places.

In the heart of the city lies the flamboyant Rainbow Street. Often called a destination in its own right, Rainbow Street is the perfect place to take a stroll in the evening. This narrow one way street is best seen on foot due to the traffic that builds up. There are great restaurants, shops, and cafes to stop in. Or, head to one of the nearby hotels for some rooftop bars with stunning views over the city.

In contrast to the historic sites of old Amman, the new and modern downtown district is like a new city altogether. Over $10bn has been invested in a project to expand on Amman’s appeal. Welcoming new shopping boulevards, modern hotels, and new entertainment, this previously neglected area has been transformed in to a must see area for any visitor.  

Destination Highlights

  • The Citadel
  • Roman Amphitheatre
  • New Downtown District
  • Rainbow Street

Great sample itineraries

Here's a selection of popular itineraries to give you some ideas. But almost anything's possible so call us now and we'll create an amazing holiday just for you.

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Jordan Tour From Amman

  • 8 Days
Uncover the delights of Jordan on this seven night tour, which is the perfect getaway if you are a lover...
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Private Tour Guide Jordan

  • 7 Days
  • Guide Price £1,399 PP
Take a journey back in time and discover Jordan’s incredible biblical history, breath-taking landscapes and famous wonders. Explore ancient Roman cities,...
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Wadi Rum

Luxury Jordan Tour

  • 6 Days
Discover the gems of the Middle East with a visit to Jordan on this five night luxury tour. Known for...
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Oman City Tour

  • 8 Days
Witness the true beauty and culture of the Middle East during your eight day Discover Oman tour. Experience traditional Omani...
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Our favorite hotels

Our favourite places to stay are below. We know everyone is different, so if you can’t see something you like, we'd be more than happy to help.

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Jordan Valley Marriott Resort & Spa

With the backdrop of rugged crimson mountains and beautiful views across the Dead Sea, this beachfront property enjoys an idyllic...
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InterContinental Jordan

Located in a fascinating city of contrasts with a unique blend of old and new. The hotel is on top...
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Time Zone

GMT +3 hours

Flight Time

5 hours direct from London Heathrow with both British Airways and Royal Jordanian


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Visa Information

British passport holders are required to purchase a visa on arrival in US dollars or Jordanian dinar.


Arabic, however English is widely spoken

Health Info

No special vaccines are required or recommended for travel to Jordan.

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If it’s your first time in this adventurous city then a great place to stay is around Rainbow Street. This narrow street is a destination in itself lined in shops, cafes, and restaurants. A great place for a mezze dinner or even just a stroll.

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No visit to Amman is complete without seeing the Citadel. Perched high in the hills overlooking old Amman, this ancient site offers the best views in the city.

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If you want to see a lot of Jordan but don’t want to keep changing hotel, then Amman is a great place to base yourself for a lot of sight in the north. Jerash, Mount Nebo, the Dead Sea, and Madaba are all within a one hour drive.

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