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City of David and Underground Jerusalem Day Tour

4.5 14 Reviews

  • Location: Jerusalem, Israel
  • Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 5209CIDAVJ
Discover the City of David in Jerusalem on an essential day trip. Formerly the settlement where King David established his Kingdom, the City of David is now a thriving archaeological park where ongoing excavations confirm many a Bible story.

Highlights

  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
Departing from central Jerusalem in your air-conditioned coach, your first stop is the Mount of Olives for scenic views over Jerusalem. From this vantage point you will see Temple Mount Esplanade of the Old City, where heaven is said to meet earth.

Traveling along the Kidron Valley you will pass the Garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus prayed prior to his Crucifixion, before continuing to the walls of the Old City. From here, take a short drive to Mount Zion to visit the tomb of King David – the second King of Israel, famed for the David and Goliath battle. Close to his tomb is the Hall of the Last Supper, where Jesus shared the Last Supper with his disciples. 

Enter the Jewish quarter via the Zion Gate (David’s Gate) and explore the four Sephardic synagogues from the 16th century, which have been restored to their former grandeur. Envisage how the wealthy Jerusalemites lived it up over 2000 years ago at the excavated Herodian Mansions. Once occupied by the rich, Jewish Temple priests and their families, these former luxury mansions were built on terraces (one of top of the other) so that each one had an unrestricted view of the temple. 

Just south of the Old City, your day trip will head over to the narrow ridge running down from the Temple Mount. This hilltop ridge is the area of Jerusalem known as the City of David, captured by King David over three thousand years ago. Above ground, the City of David is a vibrant hive of activity, but it is underground where recent excavations reveal the most exciting archeological finds of the ancient world. Here you can sense the geographical significance of this striking ancient city before returning back.

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Departure Time:
7:15am

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.


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City of David and Underground Jerusalem Day Tour

City of David and Underground Jerusalem Day Tour

Inclusions:
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fees
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • A moderate dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. Please refrain from wearing shorts. Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: LadyHeatherBug, June 2014

Ma'ayan was an amazing tour guide! Very well informed and did make us feel rushed.

Reviewed by: Laura C, May 2014

Our guide Ofel was incredibly knowledgeable about Ancient Israelite culture and also gave us an awesome insight into the lives of present day people in Jerusalem. He did remarkably well given that there were elderly people on our tour (tip: this is a walking tour and not suitable for elderly people or small children - there are a lot of steps!) We really enjoyed getting information about the fascinating cultural history that makes up Jerusalem.

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