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Guided Tour of Jerusalem: The Biblical City of David provided by Hezekiah's Tunnel - Siloam Tunnel

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Guided Tour of Jerusalem: The Biblical City of David

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Overview
Learn about the City of David’s archaeological excavations, which continue to reveal new discoveries about Jerusalem’s ancient history. This tour of the national park takes you underground through the Canaanite Tunnel and Hezekiah's Tunnel—best explored with a guide to lead the way. Stop at the Royal Acropolis, pass through the Gihon Spring Citadel, and splash into the Siloam Pool.
Highlights
  • Venture into the City of David, located on a small hilltop in Jerusalem
  • Guide explains the significance of the Royal Acropolis and the Citadel
  • Discover changing ideas that shape our understanding throughout the ages
  • Walk through Hezekiah’s Tunnel; flashlights available for purchase on-site
Important Information
Departure Point
Ma'ale HaShalom/Ma'alot Ir David, West Bank, Jerusalem
Duration
3h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Entry/Admission - City of David National Park
Exclusions
  • Flashlights for the water tunnel, sold at the City of David Store for 10 NIS
  • A shuttle service (5 NIS) brings visitors from the Siloam Pool back up to the main entrance.
  • There are lockers onsite that one may use to store small items. Cost: 10 NIS (about $2.50)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Walking through the tunnels is not recommended for those with claustrophobia.
  • Hezekiah's Tunnel, the water tunnel, is approximately 570 meters in length. Visitors can expect a 20-30 minute walk through the tunnel, with a longer times during busier periods of the year.
  • The dry Canaanite Tunnel is approximately 120 meters in length. Visitors can expect a 5-10 minute walk through the tunnel. Flashlights are not needed.
  • FLASHLIGHTS and WATER SHOES are needed in the water tunnels. Both can be purchased at the site. The use of candles, as well as walking without shoes is absolutely prohibited.
  • Certain sections of the tunnel may require visitors to bend down slightly while passing a low ceiling or turn their shoulders to the side when the tunnel narrows.
  • Entrance to Hezekiah’s Tunnel is recommended from age five. The water may reach 70 cm high (a little over 2 feet high).
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Babies may be carried through Hezekiah's Tunnel in a front carrier, but not in a back carry. One may rent a baby carrier in the City of David.
  • Strollers are not permitted on the tour.
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
  • The tour route includes multiple steps, as well as places with uneven surfaces.
  • Not recommended for travelers with claustrophobia.
  • Most travellers can participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Just_Us_Dos wrote a review Mar. 2020
Houston, Texas39 contributions41 helpful votes
Our guide Gal was very well spoken and funny. The tour was informative and really fun going through the water tunnel! It really gave us a better perspective of the lay of the land. Definitely bring your water shoes and headlamp.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Fraida L wrote a review Jan. 2020
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The tour itself was great and informative but the information through TripAdvisor was terrible. The website gave a meeting point but that was just a bus stop. We had no idea where to go once we got of the bus. There was no one waiting and no signs directing us where to go. I had
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Date of experience: January 2020
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TravelDonCA wrote a review Jan. 2020
California213 contributions127 helpful votes
This is an interesting walk from the Spring Gihon (where Solomon was made king) through a narrow tunnel along which the water flows. The water is about knee deep. It is interesting to note that the builders dug this by hand from both ends and met somewhere in between. We
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Daniela O wrote a review Dec. 2019
Romania2 contributions
It was a beautiful day..... I hope to come back Maybe next year will be a nice trip And I will return with more pictures
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Date of experience: February 2019
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Happiness767382 wrote a review Nov. 2019
SeaTac, Washington10 contributions3 helpful votes
The 3d movie was very informative. Guide was very knowledgeable. Walk through the dry tunnel was cool. Reserving the wet tunnel for a return trip in the summer.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Freedom591909
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חובה לבקר
מקום מהמם וחשוב הדרכה מרתקת ומסבירה פנים נותנת לך הרגשה כאילו חזרת בזמן בימים חמים הכניסה לנקבות מרעננת המים קרים
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boaz9r
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Great attraction with the family
Great attraction with the family specially during the Summer walking in the water, the story of the guided tour mak
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gisellew165
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Strill remember visiting this after 50 years
I visited this back in the 1960s and still remember it well, utterly fascinating. So much so that I still remember
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Cynthia V
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Visit the tunnel on a hot day
Depending on the weather the water in the tunnel can be up to the top of your thighs. Visit on a hot day so you cl
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John B
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Not sure how they carved this, but...
There are two tunnels...the "dry" tunnel and the "wet" tunnel. We chose the dry tunnel...don't try it if you are n
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Carol D
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A walk on the "wet" side
Part of our tour of the City of David is a walk through Hezekiah's Tunnel. There are actually two tunnel options "
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Rob Y
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Must like tight spaces
A very interesting "walk" through the tunnel carved out when Hezekiah was getting water into Jerusalem I would wea
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Steve D
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Excellent Walking Trip
This is very well done and presented. It is amazing to think that so many thousands of years ago that they would un
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CarlG198
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A really fun and different type of tourist attraction
Definitely bring swim wear so that you can take the wet tunnel. The water level reaches a maximum height of 70cm.
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ChrisJS51
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Authentic ancient artefact
You can either walk down the steep hill to the Pool of Siloam, or wade waist-deep through Hezekiah's tunnel to get
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246hughw
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Israel tour
well worth a walk through this tunnel, a real feat of engineering in its day. a warning however, it is not for you
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Rick T
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See how water was made available in the city of David.
Amazing series of tunnels and cisterns used for the water system from Siloam Springs in the valley. See the possib
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sweetcreekmoon
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Hezekiah’s Tunnel was at the top of my list.
Don’t wear boots unless they are waders and why in the world would you bring waders. This was at the top of my “mus
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F7076NRjonathanb
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A must do for any Jerusalem itenerary
My third time through with a group of 40. It was a very rewarding experience - especially taking those who haven't
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Nancypittsburg
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Hezekiah's Tunnel
I was there several years ago. It is a must see and do for anyone interested in history. Well worth your time.
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