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Ancient Jerusalem: City of David Tour

Product ID: 157470
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Discover the heart of ancient Jerusalem on this 3-hour walking tour of the City of David. You will step back over 6,000 years in time and will discover some of the richest and holiest historical sites in the world.
About this activity
Duration 3 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • See the Gihon Spring, giving life to Jerusalem and fiercely protected
  • Visit Silwan Necropolis, holding the Tomb of the Phaoroh’s Daughter and the Tomb of the Royal Steward
  • Go through Hezekiah’s Tunnel, carved out underneath the City of David
  • Visit Jerusalem’s first palace - was King David here?
  • Learn about the Canaanite period and water system
Full description
Step back over 6,000 years in time as you journey into underground tunnels, wade through historic waterways, and discover the archaeological secrets of the City of David. Over the past 150 years, intense research has focused on this area and the rich history it holds. A mysterious reference in the Old Testament told of David’s capture of Jerusalem, now believed to have taken place through these tunnels. Your guide will take you back to the time of the First Temple, and even earlier, and show you Jerusalem’s first palace, where many believe King David himself resided.

From the Gihon Spring, fiercely protected by the people of Jerusalem as their crucial water supply, to the Kidron Necropolis, the most important cemetery in the country, this is a journey through Israel’s incredible life story. 

This three-hour excursion is not for the faint-hearted, as part of the tour is underground in narrow tunnels. However, for those who brave it, expect to be rewarded with some of the richest historical sites in the world and a visit to some of the holiest places on Earth.
Includes
  • Walking tour with local guide
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with heart problems

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Just outside the Jaffa Gate in the large plaza. Look for the SANDEMANs new europe team with red SANDEMANs umbrellas and red t-shirts.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Please note that on this tour you'll enter very narrow tunnels
• Unfortunately, this tour is not wheelchair accessible
• Children under 2 years old are welcome on this tour for free
• While the tour usually includes the sites and stories mentioned and lasts about 3 hours, your tour may vary depending on what your guide thinks is best for your group
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.6 / 5
based on 23 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.9/5
Organization
4.6/5
Value for money
4.5/5
Safety
4.9/5

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Sandemans New Europe - Israel

Product ID: 157470