|Day tour: Jerash – Umm Qais – Pella,
Today you will start your visit with Jerash (Gerasa), once known as the land of Gilead, it was part of the Roman Decapolis and is sometimes referred to as the Pompei of the East, the best-preserved city of Roman times, and visit its theaters, temples, churches and colonnaded streets.
Then visit old Decapolis city of Gadara (modern-day Umm Qais), this is the place where Jesus taught the people about the Kingdom of God and performed his miracles. It has been built directly over a Roman-Byzantine tomb and has a view into the tomb from the interior of the church. It is also located alongside the old Roman city gate on the road from the Sea of Galilee.
Then visit the sites of Penuel (modern-day Pella) and Mahanaim, where Jacob stopped during his flight from Mesopotamiato Canaan, have long been identied with two sites in north-central Jordan – Telul ed-Dahab al-Gharbi and Telul ed-Dahab al-Sharqi (the eastern and western hills of gold), Pella then known as Tabaqet Fahl, witnessed a determining battle between Muslims and Christian Romans.