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  • Location:Jerusalem, Israel
  • Duration:8 hours (approx.)

City of David and Underground Jerusalem Day Tour

Discover the City of David on this full-day tour of Jerusalem. Now an archaeological park, this region continues to confirm stories from the Bible both above and below ground. Witness the ongoing excavations and archaeological finds. Enjoy a beautiful panoramic view of Jerusalem from atop the Mount of Olives. See David’s Tomb and the Last Supper Room, then explore the Jewish Quarter through Zion’s Gate, also known as David’s Gate. Jerusalem hotel pickup and drop-off included.


  • Full-day trip of the City of David, Jerusalem
  • Enjoy panoramic views from the Mount of Olives
  • See the Tomb of King David and the Hall of the Last Supper
  • Explore the Jewish quarter and visit the Zion Gate, Sephardic Synagogues and Herodian Mansions
  • Witness ongoing excavations at the City of David
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

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What You Can Expect

City of David and Underground Jerusalem Day Tour

City of David Underground Jerusalem

This full-day (8 hours) tour begins with a Jerusalem hotel pickup in an air-conditioned coach.

Begin at Mount of Olives for a scenic overview of the entire city of Jerusalem. This mountain ridge is east of the Old City and named for the olive groves that once covered its slopes. The Mount has been a site of Christian worship since ancient times and continues to be a place of pilgrimage for Eastern Orthodox, Catholic and Protestant believers. According to the gospels, a number of important events in the life of Jesus took place here, including where he ascended into heaven.

Next, take a short drive to Mount Zion to see David’s Tomb and the Last Supper Room, where Jesus shared the Last Supper with the disciples. Pass through the Jewish cemetery in Kidron Valley and into the Old City’s Jewish Quarter through Zion’s Gate, also known as David’s Gate, to explore the Four Sephardic Synagogues, four interconnected synagogues built at different periods in time to accommodate the religious needs of a distinct community (Sephardic) of Jews.

Finally, arrive at the City of David, another term for the Jerusalem of ancient times that is located on a narrow ridge just to the south of the Old City. The archaeological exploration of the City of David began in the middle of the 19th century and continues today. Above ground, the City of David is a hub of activity, but underground Jerusalem is where recent excavations reveal the most exciting archaeological finds of the ancient world.

This City of David tour concludes here, with a return trip by coach to the Jerusalem hotels.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This is a tour for young and whose in pretty good condition thought I was as it starts in the valley and you walk up to the Western Wall. The passage is wet, hot and very narrow in places. I got sick from the heat about half way up. Thinks to our great guide Yoni Dinur for getting me to the top and back to the hotel. All in all, in was a good experience and was interesting with much good info from our guide about the tunnels.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Excellent guide, driver and transportation. Every aspect of the tour exceeded my expectations.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Excellent. The guide was extremely knowledgeable/.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

The tour guide was fabulous

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

Ma'ayan was an amazing tour guide! Very well informed and did make us feel rushed.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2014

Our guide Ofel was incredibly knowledgeable about Ancient Israelite culture and also gave us an awesome insight into the lives of present day people in Jerusalem. He did remarkably well given that there were elderly people on our tour (tip: this is a walking tour and not suitable for elderly people or small children - there are a lot of steps!) We really enjoyed getting information about the fascinating cultural history that makes up Jerusalem.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2014

awesome. don't miss this tour and go back 2000 yrs ago during king david's time

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

The tour guide, Myan, was unbelievablely knowledgable on the subject. Did not like the bus, very small and crowded but we did not have to spend much time on it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

Rami Zach was an excellent guide.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2013

The tour was great. I was picked up within ten minutes of the scheduled time, and a lady entered my hotel lobby announcing my name clearly so that I knew it was my tour. We drove to a location to switch busses and another location at a hotel to get the proper guide (jews only are allowed in the jewish quarter of the City of David, I presume, and similar for other places) and use a restroom before the tour.

It was incredibly hot out, but the pace of the tour was just right. We tried to stick to the shade and we made what I felt at the time was slow progress through the City of David -- I realized later that I'm too excited to walk fast and that by midday the heat had gotten to me and I appreciated the pace. My group was small, 6 people, and the tour guide's explanation were very thorough and interesting. He answered all of our questions and engaged with the history buffs in respectful debate about events that had occurred. The length of time for lunch was a bit short but I should have spoken up and my request would have been accommodated. At all stops there was enough time for everyone to get their fill of the place.

At the end of the scheduled tour the guide offered to take us a bit farther through the tunnels, and we agreed. This gave a bit of an extra portion to our day and really rounded out the experience because the tunnels took us back closer to the archaeological sites that we had seen from afar earlier in the day.

Highlights of the tour were: site of the last supper (it's just an empty room... but still...), jewish quarter of City of David (places of worship, food, restaurants, shops, courtyard), walk past and through underground tunnels (where people hid while city was being sacked) and see old parts of the wall of the city, walk past active archaeological sites. It was a holiday when I went so we were not allowed inside some places -- maybe that's why we had time for more tunnels. :)

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