City of David and Underground Jerusalem from Tel Aviv

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What To Expect

Visit King David's tomb, the Room of the Last Supper, the Old City, the Western Wall (Kotel), and the excavations of the City of David.

Specifications

Type:
Day Tours in Jerusalem
Departs From:
Tel Aviv
Meeting Point:
Hotel pick-up
Duration:
11 hours
Availability:
Monday and Thursday at 7:15 AM
Product Code:
9202
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Description

Start with a breathtaking view of Jerusalem, above the ancient Jewish cemetery. See the Old City and the Temple Mount area spread out and imagine the Second Temple destroyed in 70 CE and Solomon's Temple before that, destroyed in 586 BCE.

While driving along the Kidron Valley towards the Zion gate, get an excellent view of Mount Olives and the Jewish cemetery, in constant use over two thousand years. At its base are the ancient burial tombs Yad Avshalom, Beni Hazir and that perhaps of Zechariah. Alongside are the Garden of Gethsemane and the Church of All Nations.

On Mount Zion, stop at the Tomb of David. The large cenotaph is covered with a drape on which are embroidered various attributes of King David including the lyre he played, a crown and the words "David, King of Israel lives forever" in Hebrew. As this is a holy site for the Jewish people men and women are separated.

While entering the Old City through the Zion gate on the way to the Cardo, you can stop at the four beautifully restored seventeenth and early eighteenth century Sephardi synagogues which were used to house animals during the nineteen years the Old City was under Jordanian rule.

Continue to the excavated Byzantine Cardo. Although this fifteen hundred year old main street of Jerusalem was partially destroyed and unused during the Moslem conquest it had a brief new lease of life during the Crusader period and the excavated Crusader shops are now modern stores.

Continuing through the Jewish Quarter, marvel at the excavated and exposed foundation of the two thousand seven hundred year old wall of biblical Jerusalem built by King Hezekiah. Descend a few meters and find a two thousand year old complex of homes with their original mosaic floors and mikveh.

A brief stop at the Western Wall (Kotel) allows visitors to place a note between its stones. This two thousand year old wall is part of the encircling and supporting wall built by King Herod when the Temple Mount area was enlarged.

Leave the Old City through the Dung gate and visit the remarkable excavations of the three thousand year old City of David. Admire the ingenuity of those who sought to bring water to the people of Jerusalem, whether it be the ancient Canaanites or Hezekiah.

Sit at the spring of Gihon where Solomon was anointed.

Includes

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Excludes

  • Entrance fees

  • Meals and drinks

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

Please note

  • This tour has a 2 passenger minimum requirement for operation and is subject to cancellation if this minimum is not met. Please call at least 24 hours prior to departure to confirm schedule.

  • Shorts and sleeveless shirts are not allowed. You are required to dress modestly.

  • Change of vehicle may be required for transfers to avoid traffic and delay.

  • Children below 3 years old are not allowed in this tour.

  • Pick-ups from selected hotels in Tel Aviv, Herzliya and Netanya are available.

  • Drop-offs in Herzliya and Netanya can also be provided at no extra cost. Airport drop-offs are available for an additional fee. Please inquire.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 3 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 2 days or less prior to date of activity.

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