City of David - Tours of Biblical Jerusalem

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  • Biblical City of David
    Biblical City of David
  • The Byzantine Pool
    The Byzantine Pool
  • The Gihon Spring
    The Gihon Spring
  • Warrens Shaft
    Warrens Shaft

 

To Summer Attractions From July 23 to August 28

 

Journey through the underground tunnels through which the city was conquered and residents fled. Go down to the hidden spring where kings were coronated. Explore the underground mysteries of Hezekiah’s Tunnel, where water has flowed since the time of the prophets. Join the mysterious, magical journey between ancient shafts, walls and fortresses at the City of David, the place where Jerusalem began.

 

For additional information and to a make a telephone reservation, call the Reservation Center.

 

Tour Track 
Start Point
The City of David- Visitors Center

A guided tour of the City of David includes:

  • A panoramic view of the surrounding area
  • A 3D movie
  • Dr. Mazar’s Palace Excavation- an impressive structure from the period of the Judean kings.
  • The Royal Acropolis (Area G) and remnants of remarkable homes from the Biblical Period.
  • The underground water system from the time of Abraham, including recent discoveries of the Canaanite fortress that guarded ancient Jerusalem’s main water source - the Gihon Spring.
  • Walk to lantern lights through the famous Hezekiah's Tunnel (Shiloah tunnel) – complete water track, Walk through the dry Canaanite tunnel, for those who prefer the dry track.

 

End Point
The City of David- Visitors Center
Essential Information 
  • Tour length is 2 hours.
  • For those that choose to walk through Hezekiah’s Tunnel (water tunnel), the tour is 3 hours long. 
  • The tour includes walking through an underground tunnel. For those that choose to walk through the water tunnel, water shoes and flashlights are required (available for purchase at our Gift Shop). The use of candles and bare feet are strictly prohibited. Entrance recommended for those 5 years and older.
  • The water may reach up to 70 cm (28 inches).
  • Please note that the tour includes walking up and down stairs.
  • Babies and toddlers may join the tour in a front baby carrier only. No strollers please.
  • There are storage lockers at the site for your convenience at a cost of 10 NIS. We apologize but there is no storage for baby carriages.
  • The Old City is closed to private vehicles.
  • In order to reach the City of David by foot, exit the Old City via the Dung Gate (the gate closest to the Western Wall Plaza). Turn left and shortly after (approximately 50 meters), make a right. The entrance to the City of David will be on your left hand side.
  • Transportation is available at the end of the tour to take you to the starting point. Cost 5 NIS per person.

 

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