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Discover the City of David on this 8-hour day tour of Jerusalem. Now an archaeological park, this region is home to ongoing excavations and artifacts that bring light to Bible stories. You'll 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.

Highlights

  • 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, 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

Steven F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 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.

Portia S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

This tour was a pleasant surprise our guide was quite knowledgeable about the excavations and discovery of this under city.

Marvin T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Excellent. Gil was great

Richard M USA

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.

DANIEL S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

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

bvale

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Excellent. The guide was extremely knowledgeable/.

terrydeangelis

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

The tour guide was fabulous

LadyHeatherBug

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

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

Laura C

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.

Dennis D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2014

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

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