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Hezekiah's Tunnels
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Private Tour: Western Wall Tunnel and Old City Wall Promenade in Jerusalem with...
Ranked #11 of 301 things to do in Jerusalem
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Owner description: Come rediscover Biblical Jerusalem! Located just outside the Old City walls, the City of David is in fact the historical Old City of Jerusalem, containing archeological remnants going back 4,000 years. Come see for yourself where it all began...
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“Funnest Thing I've Ever Done, TM”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2012

Some of us are history nerds, others are just curios, and the rest of us travellers - well, we just love adventure, amirite? So Hezekiah's tunnels satisfies all those cravings, but I'm sure for people not in any of the above categories you'll still find it a fairly awesome way to spend an afternoon in Jerusalem. We started off with a City of David Tour which gave us a great perspective of where exactly we were standing in relation to Jerusalem's old City, both ancient and less-ancient (still Old, though.) The tunnels were, let's not lie, the coolest part. Nothing like wading through knee-deep water with only flip-flops between your toes and the ancient stone, with just a tiny flashlight illuminating the ancient tunnels in front of you. Need I say, ancient, again? Just imagining the people of Judea walking these tunnels thousands of years ago to get water from outside the city was enough to get the history-nerd blood racing, but the adventurers were also pretty stoked to see the bowels of the ancient city from this perspective. Even on a freezing and rainy day, this rates as seriously supercool. And not just literally.

Visited January 2012
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“amazing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2012

walk down to the past and feel the power and awe. great amazing

Visited February 2012
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2012

The engineering is amazing! It is a miracle that the tunnel was dug out from the 2 ends at the same time and the diggers meet in the right spot!

Visited January 2012
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“Biblical”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2012

You have to be thin to get through these spots. Remarkable stepping back into history thousands of years ago.

Visited January 2012
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“Amazing!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2012

Wow! To walk in a 2,500 year old water system that still works! Unbelievable. Go in the summer since the water is really cold and you cannot avoid getting wet. If you can bring closed water shoes or sandals. While small little key chain flashlights are provided, if you are scared of the dark, bring a proper flashlight.

Visited August 2011
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