Tours & activities by Sacred Destinations from Viator

  • Location: Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Duration: 10 hours (approx.)
From USD $99.00

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Discover the City of David in Jerusalem on an essential day trip from Tel Aviv. 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 Tel Aviv 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 to Tel Aviv.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Your centrally located hotel in Tel Aviv or our alternative pickup location is at the Grand Beach hotel Tel Aviv
Departure Time:
Your location 7:15am
Grand Beach Hotel 7:25am

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

Duration:
10 hours (approx.)

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City of David and Underground Jerusalem Day Trip from Tel Aviv

City of David and Underground Jerusalem

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 at time of booking, unless booked within 12 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, 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
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        Cancellation Policy

        If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
        If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
        If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

        Traveler Reviews

        Reviewed by: Cameron J, September 2016

        Fantastic tour! Visiting the Tomb of King David and the Jewish quarter was fantastic, although since the Jewish Quarter was completely destroyed by the Jordanians when they controlled Jerusalem in the mid 20th century you are seeing a very clean and very modern quarter where people live and raise their families. The guide Yoav spent a lot of time explaining the importance of the sites to the Jewish people which came together powerfully when we saw the Western Wall at the end. I think to have seen the Wall without the background would have really taken away the impact.

        Later we toured the City of David and the excavations under the city where the water was fed into Jerusalem and then returning to the Western Wall via the old sewers completely dry and out of use for hundreds of years. At the end of the tunnel once you are under the Western Wall you can actually see two massive stones from the Jewish Temple that fell from the Temple Mount down to the street below, crashing through the street and into the sewer. Talk about a moment frozen in time.

        One tip for this tour... When exploring the water system you can take the dry route or the wet route... The wet route takes you through then caves where the water still runs... Everyone that took the wet route said it was awesome! Just remember to bring shoes you don't mind getting wet you get wet up to your knees and a flashlight or cell phone.

        Reviewed by: MaryKay R, September 2015

        Itamar was awesome. Extremely knowledgeable. Made the tour fun and exciting. I highly recommend this tour. One caution - If you have any fear of enclosed areas the underground tunnels are very narrow.