After a pickup from Queen Alia International Airport, relax in a private, air-conditioned vehicle with a knowledgeable driver/tour guide and set off on the tour.
First, head to the Amman Citadel, a walled, hilltop collection of antiquities above the city. Stroll around timeworn Roman, Byzantine, and early Islamic relics, and visit the Citadel's Amman Archaeological Museum to see its displays of dusty antiquities uncovered by archaeological digs across the country.
Next, visit the famous Roman amphitheater. Carved into a hillside, this stunning 2nd-century structure is the most notable remnant of Philadelphia, the ancient city that once stood on the site of Amman. Admire its tiered sides and imagine its seats filled with the 6,000 spectators who once gathered here to watch plays.
Then, leave the antiquities behind and focus on the traditional and modern sides of life in this vibrant city. Pass the Raghadan Palace, the burial place of the late King Hussein, and head downtown to see the old markets, mosques, and streets stuffed with coffee shops and food stalls. Finally, explore the affluent residential neighborhood of Abdoun and Swefieh, where luxury shopping malls frame the street.
At the end of the tour, the driver will provide transportation to any Dead Sea hotel.