• Location: Jerusalem, Israel
  • Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 16.50 View price calendar

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Go deep into Jerusalem’s biblical history with a 3-hour tour of the City of David, a 3,800-year old site that’s outside the old city walls. Trace the story of Jerusalem through the ages as you explore archeological excavations. See the First Temple homes at the Royal Acropolis, and visit the Citadel that protected Gihon Spring, Jerusalem’s main water source. Take an adventurous walk through Hezekiah’s Tunnel, then visit the Givati Excavation, where digging underneath a modern parking lot has revealed golden coins, a queen’s palace and Roman amphorae.

Highlights

  • 3-hour tour of the City of David archeological site
  • Explore active digs, an ancient tunnel and early Jerusalem's landmarks
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Learn about recent finds at an active site
  • Fun experience, perfect for history buffs

What You Can Expect

Guided Tour of Jerusalem: The Biblical City of David

Hezekiah's Tunnel

Customer Reviews

mary c

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Excellent guide who was both informativ and engaging. The weather was terrible but the time flew by. Highly recommended.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

This was my favorite tour while in Jerusalem. Going through Hezekiahs Tunnel was really neat and I recommend it. The water level did reach my thighs Im 52 but only for a brief moment. Oren was very energetic, well-informed, and the perfect tour guide.

elisabeth

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Just marvelous, I'd recommend this tour to everyone. As a matter of fact, I'm going to take the tour again, next time when I'm in Jerusalem!

Evan P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Really interesting and great, well-informed guide- definitely worthwhile! The coolest part was trekking through Hezekiah's Tunnels- an underground system that was built to divert a water source to the other side of the mountain. The water still flows and you will get wet- perhaps to your waist- recommend some kind of water shoes or sandals. If you're taller, watch your head, because the ceiling is very low in places. And definitely bring a flashlight- it's pitch black without- they sell throw-aways at the ticket booth.

Tara Z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

The tour guide was funny, intelligent and very engaging. My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed this trip!

Dalia K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

The tour was brilliant, provided by a qualified tour guide. The speed with which he spoke and moved the tour along was just right for everybody, none felt rushed or got bored through certain parts of the tour. He was well organised and offered a spare head torch to one of us. The guide was very knowledgeable, with good sense of humour, too. Facts were accurate and all questions asked were answered. At the end of the tour our guide offered to those who were interest to walk with him through other tunnels back to the place where we started tour ends not in at the start point, so we had an additional tour free of charge!!!
And last but not least - we were in Jerusalem in May when temperature reached plus 37 C. Tunnels tour was just a perfect choice.
Super, highly recommended.

Cornelis V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Our guide, who - together with other young adults doing 'general service' - lives at that spot was brilliant!! Really, she created an atmosphere of interaction, enthousiasm, obviously she knew everything in great detail of all there is to see and she is able to connect it all very vividly to passages of the Old Testament Bible / Tenach. Very interesting, sometimes even moving! Thanks again!

Daniel G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Worth every penny. Wished we could have done the water tunnel tracking but it was winter and we didn't come prepared. The tour guide encouraged us to do it but we were just not prepared. We had our mobile phones and wore jeans and did not wear the right shoes. We also didnt bring change of clothes. But will surely do it someday.

The torchlight were 10NIS each although it clearly mentioned 5NIS on the viator site. Besides that, it was all good.

Valerie A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Amazing tour, Daniella was very passionate and had a lot of pride in what she was doing and explained everything to the best of her knowledge, I went on the dry path but I think wet path is more fun and interesting.

Andrea Z H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

A highlight - Must-Do activity in Jerusalem. The City of David IS the original Jerusalem. My guide was a young energetic knowledgeable fellow who gave a thorough explanation of this amazing site. The walk through Hezekiah's Tunnel was the highlight. I took a good flashlight and water shoes. My shorts dried in 10 minutes.

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