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City of David, Jerusalem, Israel / Palestine

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The tunnels are one of Jerusalem’s main tourist draws, with over a million visitors in 2010. However, the continued archeological digs in the Old City are currently disputed in light of the Israeli Palestinian conflict.

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Recent reviews from experiences in Jerusalem

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Informative
Maria_D, Feb 2020
Guided Tour of Jerusalem: The Biblical City of David
Very knowledgeable your guide. We learned a lot. The tour guide was very animated. We can tell he knew the story very well.
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Understanding
Joanna_P, Feb 2020
Guided Tour of Jerusalem: The Biblical City of David
We loved the whole thing , our guide was informative interesting and friendly. The whole experience was great
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Biblical City and Herod's tunnel
Traveler650414, Dec 2019
Guided Tour of Jerusalem: The Biblical City of David
Interesting and informative tour. Unfortunately we were unable to go to the water tunnel because of high level of cold water. And no special footwear was available as posted on the site. But we went through dry tunnel and felt breath of ancient times! Still very good and interesting tour. Special thanks to our guide!
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Very interesting
yunlev, Aug 2019
Guided Tour of Jerusalem: The Biblical City of David
Enjoyed the tour a lot. Guide was knowledgeable and the tour very educating. Cold water part on a hot day was a blessing
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Lots of history, fun and interesting in this tour
Cati_A, May 2019
Guided Tour of Jerusalem: The Biblical City of David
All parts are very interesting to know and understand how was this city in an ancient time. Don't let to go to the water tunnels. It's 25 minutes but it worth it! Our guide was a little of, and not knowing very much more than the basics. I would like to have gotten a little more info about the history, but the good thing is that the place speaks for itself.
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Outstanding
SUSAN M, Jan 2020
Guided Tour of Jerusalem: The Biblical City of David
“The Biblical City of David” was a 3-hour Viator sponsored morning tour booked in advance. The meeting place (and in fact the entire tour) was just south of the Old City near the Dung Gate. Starting with a brief film, our guide Yosie told us the area predates the current Old City to the north by hundreds of years - back to the 10th century BC. It too was a walled city of roughly 11 acres, oblong shaped, spread across a small hill and surrounded on both sides by steep valleys. There have been extensive excavations the past 20+ years. During peak tourist times each tour is packed to capacity of 30. Ours had only 6. The archaeology was fascinating but the highlight for most visitors is the opportunity to walk through one of the tunnels . . . either the short dry tunnel which conducted water until another had been dug to divert it . . . or the tunnel that was later dug to divert the water for easier access and which remains partially flooded to this day. Winter is rainy season in Jerusalem and the water is deeper than in summer. The other 4 on our tour chose the water tunnel despite air temperatures in the 50’s, water up to their knees and about 10 minutes of continuous bending beneath the low ceiling. It also was unlit so flashlights or headlamps were a necessity. During peak tourist times, it is filled with a continuous progression of adults and children shrieking and splashing from one end to the other. The dry tunnel is shorter, well-lit and far easier to pass through. We opted for that (we're in our 70's) and were glad. My only regret is that we went the day after arriving and were still tired from a 14-hr flight. This was an excellent tour and a great experience. Highly recommend it.
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A Holiday Highlight!
Ellena B, Oct 2019
Guided Tour of Jerusalem: The Biblical City of David
We booked this tour as part of a family (two parent and three teenagers) trip around Israel. It turned out to be one of the main highlights, not just of our days in Jerusalem but of the whole holiday itself. Our guide was a wonderful gentleman from Brooklyn USA, who was extremely knowledgeable and helped bring David's old city to life. He was also very engaging and involved several members of our group in a humorous manner as we went around. The tour helps give background and context to various events in the Old Testament, finishing with a walk through Hezekiah's tunnel which really isn't to be missed. The pace was relaxed with multiple stops so accessible for most ages. Would thoroughly recommend.

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