1-Day Jerusalem Walking Tour - City of David & Jerusalem's Underground Excavations Tour

  • Tour code: 445-2751
  • Available: Mon, Thu
  • Depart from: Netanya, Israel; Tel Aviv, Israel; Jerusalem, Israel; Herzliya, Israel
  • Duration: 9 Hours
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The day long Jerusalem Tour takes you through some of the most interesting and exciting parts of the Old City of Jerusalem and the City of David.

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  • Children under the age of 5 are not allowed on this tours for safety and insurance reasons.

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  • Day 1 City of David Walking Tour
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Day 1 City of David Walking Tour

Guests will be picked up from their Tel Aviv and Jerusalem hotel location in the early morning. Today, we will embark on a tour of the most interesting parts of the Old City of Jerusalem and the City of David. We will encounter some of the more recent archaeological discoveries from different periods in the Old City's history, like the 2nd Temple, Roman, and medieval periods.

We will begin the day on the summit of the Mount of Olives, where we will overlook the Temple Mount. From here, we will travel through Kidron Valley to view the Garden of Gethsemane and the City Walls.

Our next stop will be Mount Zion to visit the Tomb of King David, located on the ground floor of the remains of a Byzantine Church. The upper floor of the same building holds the place traditionally believed to be the Hall of the Last Supper. Then, we will enter the Jewish Quarter via the Lions' Gate, walking along the Cardo the main street built by the Romans in ancient times. In the Jewish Quarter, we will visit the Four Sephardic Synagogues that date back to the 16th century.

We will then proceed to examine excavated Herodian Mansions dated to the period of the 2nd Temple. While in this area, we will visit many other archaeological excavations, helping us get a sense of the geographical significance of this ancient city. At the end of the day, guests will be returned to their hotels. Please see "Departure and Return" for more detailed information regarding pickup and drop-off.

Over the past thousands of years, this city has seen some of the most defining moments in human history. It is where Jesus was crucified, Solomon built his temple, and Mohammed made his final pilgrimage.

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    This section of Jerusalem covers less than one square mile, but nonetheless is one of the city's most famous areas. The four quarters of the city (Muslim, Christian, Armenian, and Jewish) all meet in this central area.
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    A site of immense religious significance for both Judaism, as a cemetery, and Christianity, as the location of Christ's ascension to heaven, Jerusalem's Mount of Olives was named for the crop that grew over its slopes.
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    This prominent hill in the Old City of Jerusalem is the location of the Dome of the Rock. In ancient times, it was home to Solomon's Temple and Herodian walls.
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    This olive garden at the base of the Mount of Olives is believed to be the location where Jesus wept, prayed, and was arrested the night before His crucifixion. It is now a popular pilgrimage destination.
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    This tomb on Mount Zion is believed to be the final resting spot of David, the most famous Jewish king from the Old Testament. This has been believed since the 12th century AD.
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    This hill in Jerusalem is located just outside the walls of the Old City. It is considered an important holy site in both the Old and New Testaments of the Bible, often metonymous for Jerusalem itself.
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    Located in the southeastern section of the Old City of Jerusalem, this quarter is filled with tight alleyways and numerous yeshivas and synagogues. It is home to about 2,000 residents.
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    The Lions' Gate is one of the seven gates in the city walls of the Old City section of Jerusalem. It is important in Christianity as the point at which the fourteen Stations of the Cross begin.
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    In ancient Roman cities, the Cardo was the main central street. The one in Jerusalem was built after most of the city was destroyed due to a Jewish rebellion in the 130s AD.





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