Jerash Tours & Jerash Trips

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A close second to Petra on the list of favourite highlights on any Jordan travel itinerary, the ancient city of Jerash boasts an unbroken chain of human occupation dating back more than 6,500 years.

Jerash lies on a plain surrounded by hilly wooded areas and fertile basins. Conquered by General Pompey in 63 BC, it came under Roman rule and was one of the ten great Roman cities.

The city's golden age came under Roman rule, during which time it was known as Gerasa, and the site is now generally acknowledged to be one of the best preserved Roman provincial towns in the world. Hidden for centuries in sand before being excavated and restored over the past 70 years, Jerash reveals a fine example of the grand, formal provincial Roman urbanism that is found throughout the Middle East, comprising paved and colonnaded streets, soaring hilltop temples, handsome theatres, spacious public squares and plazas, baths, fountains and city walls pierced by towers and gates.

Jerash is best known for its imposing Roman Forum and mile-long Street of Columns - hence its epithet 'City of 1,000 columns'.

Jerash can be visited alone or together with the Crusader Castle of Ajlun, and the strategically placed Um Qais, located on the contentious frontiers of Israel, Jordan and Syria.

Jordan holidays with Abercrombie & Kent will take you to the heart of this fascinating country. If you would like to include a tour of Jerash in your Jordan holiday, please talk to one of our experts.

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A Jordanian Family Adventure

Nights: 7 | from £1,545pp

A special week long family-focused adventure into the heart of Jordan with visits to Petra, the hands-on Children's Museum in Amman and desert castles. Find out more

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Jordan In Style

Nights: 7 | from £2,495pp

A week-long trip with a highly regarded private guide who will bring alive the ancient and fascinating sites of Petra, Wadi Rum and Jerash. Find out more

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Best time to be there

March to May and September to November are best times to be in the country, but Jordan's Mediterranean climate is pleasant all year round. Lightweight clothes are advised between May and September. Warmer clothes are necessary for winter and cool summer evenings. Rainwear is needed from November to April. It has been known to snow as far south as Petra.

Fly to

Amman (British Midland International - daily, Royal Jordanian - daily)

flying time

5 hours direct

time difference

GMT +2 hours

Visas

Required - obtainable in advance or on arrival

Health Requirements

No mandatory vaccinations

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