Discover one of the world’s greatest Roman cities
With a history of human habitation dating back 6,500 years, a Jerash tour follows in some extraordinary footsteps.
Conquered by General Pompey in 63 BC, Jerash became one of the 10 great cities of the mighty Roman Empire. Today it’s one of the best-preserved Roman sites in the world, a fine example of the grand, formal provincial Roman urbanism that is found throughout the Middle East. Its remarkable state of preservation is thanks in large part to being buried in sand for centuries. It was finally discovered some 70 years ago and restoration continues to this day.
On one of our Jerash tours you can discover this ancient city for yourself. You can wander its colonnaded streets and climb up to soaring hilltop temples. Then explore the imposing Roman Forum and discover why it’s known as the City of 1,000 Columns. Our English-speaking guides will provide you with an in-depth history, bringing the squares, baths and fountains back to life.
Combine your Jerash tour with a visit to the Crusader Castle of Ajlun and further Roman remains at Gadara, close to the strategically placed village of Um Qais.