City of David and Underground Jerusalem Historical and Biblical Trip

Duration: 10 hours
Destination: Israel, Tel Aviv District, Herzliya
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  • 10 hours
  • Herzliya
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Overview

City of David and Holy Jerusalem Full Day Tour

Discover the City of David and Explore Jerusalem’s history on this one day tour which includes the iconic City of David and famous underground tunnels which lie underneath the city. led by professional and fully licensed guides, will take you to some of the most iconic and important Jewish sites in Jerusalem, providing a unique and rich insight into the Jewish history of the eternal city, the City of Gold, Jerusalem.You'll get to see some of the archaeological activity firsthand after stops at the top the Mount of Olives,  It will certainly be a busy day, but will also certainly be one you will never forget.    

 
• Full-day trip of the City of David, Jerusalem
• Jewish Quarter of the Old City, Western Wall
• Hotel pickup and drop-off
• Transport by air-conditioned coach

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Mount Scopus National Botanical Garden, Mount Scopus Hebrew University Campus, Jerusalem Israel

From the elevated position on the Mount Scopus we have a panoramic view of the Holy City of Jerusalem. We look out beyond the Jewish cemetery and beyond the Old City walls to Temple Mount, site of the Dome of the Rock.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Kidron Valley, Behind Old City Walls, Jerusalem Israel

Our drive along the Kidron Valley takes us past an ancient cemetery and at the foot of the mount we see the burial tombs of Absalom, King David's 3rd son; Zechariah, a First Temple priest and the tomb of the sons of Hezir.

Pass By: Garden of Gethsemane, Jericho Rd, Jerusalem Israel

View the Garden of Gethsemane

Pass By: Church of All Nations (Basilica of the Agony), Garden of Gethsemane Foot of the Mount of Olives, Jerusalem Israel

View of Church of All Nations

Stop At: Mount Zion, Rehov Ma'ale HaShalom, Jerusalem 9750000 Israel

We reach Mount Zion where we visit the Tomb of King David.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: King David's Tomb, Mount Zion, Jerusalem Israel

Visit the tomb is David's and see Within the tomb is David's cenotaph covered with a velvet cloth with embroidered symbols of a lyre and crown.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Old City of Jerusalem, Jerusalem Israel

We continue our tour into the Old City through the Zion Gate and into the Jewish Quarter where we see a complex of four Sephardic synagogues which date back to the 17th and 18th century. The Yochanan ben Zakai Synagogue, Istanbuli Synagogue, Emtsai Synagogue and the EliahuHa'Navi Synagogue were found desecrates, burnt and in disrepair when the Israelis reclaimed Jerusalem following the Six Day War.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: The Cardo, Jewish Quarter, Jerusalem Israel

Our next stop is at the Byzantine Cardo, once the main thoroughfare of the city, today we can see the findings of ongoing archaeological excavations and in part of the restored Cardo, ancient Crusader stores are used for modern shops.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Jewish Quarter, Jerusalem Israel

Through the Jewish Quarter we pass the excavated foundations of an ancient wall which stood 2,700 years ago during the reign of King Hezekiah. We go beneath the present day streets to discover the 2000 year old Herodian mansions. The original mosaics and the ritual bath can be seen clearly. The complex of mansions gives great insight into the lifestyle at that time.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Western Wall Plaza Jewish Quarter, Jerusalem 97500 Israel

We arrive at the Kotel, the 2000 year old Western Wall, once part of the outer walls of the Second Temple which stood on Temple Mount until the Temple's destruction in 70AD. Here you'll have a chance to place a prayer note between the stones of this ancient wall.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: City of David National Park, Ma'alot Ir David, Jerusalem 9710600 Israel

We leave the Old City via the Dung Gate and enter the City of David to tour underground Jerusalem. This excavated city is believed to have been the original settlement in Jerusalem dating back 3,000 years. Ingenious subterranean tunnels were carved out of the rock to bring water from the Gihon Spring to the Pool of Siloam at the City of David.
We pause at the Spring of Gihon before concluding the tour.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Gihon Spring, Derekh ha-Shilo'akh, Jerusalem 9710300 Israel

We pause at the Spring of Gihon before concluding the tour

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: The Four Sephardic Synagogues, 2 Mismarot Ha Kehuna St The Jewish Quarter, Jerusalem 9775201 Israel

In case the visit to one or more of the Spanish synagogues is not possible, we will visit the Hurva Synagogue instead.
Finish the tour and return to your hotel.

Duration: 20 minutes

Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle

Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Insurance
  • Entrance fees
  • Entry/Admission - City of David National Park
  • Entry/Admission - The Four Sephardic Synagogues
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Modest dress is obligatory for visits to holy sites; covered knees and shoulders.
  • Hotel pick from Tel Aviv, Netanya, Herzliya and Jerusalem
  • In case the visit to the Spanish synagogues is not possible, we will visit the Hurva Synagogue instead
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Minimum starting age for the tour is 4 years old.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Departure Point

1: Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
2: Netanya, Israel
3: Herzliya, Israel
4: Jerusalem, Israel

Traveler pickup is offered
• Pickup from Tel Aviv hotels: 07:15
• Pickup from Netanya: 06:30
• Pickup from Herzliya: 07:00
• Pickup from Jerusalem: 08:30


Departure Time

7:30 AM


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

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Duration

10 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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