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City of David and Underground Jerusalem Day Tour

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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

Discover the City of David on this full-day tour of Jerusalem. Now an archaeological park, this region is home to ongoing excavations and artifacts that bring light to Bible stories. Get to see some of the archaeological activity firsthand after stops at the top the Mount of Olives, David’s Tomb and the Last Supper Room, and the Jewish Quarter, which you enter through Zion’s Gate (also known as David’s Gate). Jerusalem hotel pickup and drop-off is 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 included
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Hotel pickup and drop off
Professional guide
Air-conditioned vehicle
Food and drinks
Gratuities
Entrance fees (approx. 10$ per person)

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered

Departure Time

8:30 AM
This full-day 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, 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.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Mount Scopus National Botanical Garden
View the Old city from Mount Scopus
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Kidron Valley
See the Kidron valley
Pass By:  
Garden of Gethsemane
View the Garden of Gethsemane
Stop At:  
Zion Gate
Visit the Zion Gate
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Old City of Jerusalem
Visit the Old City of Jerusalem
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Armenian Quarter
Walk in the Armenian Quarter
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Jewish Quarter
Visit the Jewish Quarter
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
The Cardo
Visit the Byzantine Cardo
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Western Wall
Visit the Western (Wailing) wall
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
City of David National Park
Visit the ongoing excavations and Warren
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
King David's Tomb
Visit King David's tomb
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
The Four Sephardic Synagogues
Visit the Sepharadic Synagogues
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This tour operates with a minimum of 2 participants
  • A moderate dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. Please refrain from wearing shorts. Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • Near public transportation
  • This tour includes a reasonable amount of walking; comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • In case the visit to the Spanish synagogues is not possible, we will visit the Hurva Synagogue instead
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please note this tour is not suitable for children under the age of 4
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Bein Harim Ltd

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during City of David and Underground Jerusalem Day Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by City of David and Underground Jerusalem Day Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during City of David and Underground Jerusalem Day Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by City of David and Underground Jerusalem Day Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during City of David and Underground Jerusalem Day Tour?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by City of David and Underground Jerusalem Day Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during City of David and Underground Jerusalem Day Tour?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by City of David and Underground Jerusalem Day Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during City of David and Underground Jerusalem Day Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by City of David and Underground Jerusalem Day Tour.

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Our tour guide was excellent and we...
Arlene S
, May 2018
Our tour guide was excellent and we learned a lot. He also had a nice personality and a good sense of humor. This added up to a great day. We learned a lot and had fun.
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The guide was an old man of 72. He...
Vera S
, Feb 2018
The guide was an old man of 72. He spent a lot of time talking about his political views totally un-related to the subject. He also liked to talk about his career as a photographer, not about history as much.
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Excellent tour with very...
Robin B
, Aug 2017
Excellent tour with very knowledgeable and personable guide, Ornit. A part of Israel we really didn't know existed.
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I was very surprised how in-depth...
Billy A
, Aug 2017
I was very surprised how in-depth our guide explained what we toured. Our group had many questions and our guide did an admirable job with answers. I highly recommend this tour because you will get an experience that you can't possibly get on your own. If you decide on this tour, here are a few tips: 1 Take a backpack to hold your water bottles 2 Wear comfortable shoes, but not sandals 3 Bein Harim tours will pick you up, a white micro bus, and drop you off at a staging area. There you will be divided by specific tours and assigned a bus. That will be your group for your specific tour. I'm telling you this because it is not explained on website. 4 Be prepared to walk many steps 5 Make sure your camera battery is fully charged 6 You will have great time!
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Initially the tour got off to a late...
Pier P
, Oct 2016
Initially the tour got off to a late start but other than that it was great. Moshe was a very knowledgeable and passionate guide who obviously enjoyed his occupation. My wife and I really enjoyed the small intimate group experience and the sites were amazing. Highly recommended.
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The day was quite cold and rainy--42...
Steven F
, Feb 2016
The day was quite cold and rainy--42 F--but the way it was handled by our guide, Gil, was truly outstanding. He is an excellent guide with great knowledge and sophisticated understanding of what he is showing. I would recommend him for just about any possible tour in Israel.
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This tour was a pleasant surprise...
Portia S
, Feb 2016
This tour was a pleasant surprise our guide was quite knowledgeable about the excavations and discovery of this under city.
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This is a tour for young and whose...
Richard M
, Aug 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.
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Excellent guide, driver and...
DANIEL S
, Apr 2015
Excellent guide, driver and transportation. Every aspect of the tour exceeded my expectations.
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Excellent. The guide was extremely...
bvale
, Nov 2014
Excellent. The guide was extremely knowledgeable/.
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