1. Israel
  2. Jerusalem
  3. King David's Tomb

City of David & Underground Jerusalem Day Tour

Product ID: 24840
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Explore the City of David on this full-day tour departing from Jerusalem or Tel Aviv. See all of the most important historical sites, including a visit to the City of David's historically significant archeological excavations that continue to this day.
About this activity
Duration 9 - 11 hours
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Jerusalem hotels. If you need to be picked up from elsewhere (like an airbnb), the local operator will send you details of the closest pick-up point.
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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a full-day tour of the City of David, Jerusalem
  • Visit the ongoing excavations at the City of David
  • See the famous Tomb of King David
Full description
Visit Jerusalem's most important historical sites on this packed full-day tour. Start with a breathtaking view of Jerusalem from the Temple Mount area, after which you drive along the Kidron Valley towards the Zion gate, where you will have excellent views of Mount Olives and the Jewish cemetery. 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 amazing Tomb of David. Enter the Old City through the Zion gate on your way to the Cardo, and 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 fifteen hundred year old main street Byzantine Cardo. 

Continuing through the Jewish Quarter,  marvel at the excavated and exposed foundation of the 2700-year-old wall of biblical Jerusalem built by King Hezekiah. Descend a few meters and find yourself in a two thousand year old complex of homes with their original mosaic floors and mikveh. A brief stop at the Western Wall (Kotel) allows you to place a note between its stones. Leave the Old City through the Dung gate and visit the remarkable excavations of the three thousand year old City of David.
Includes
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Pick-up and drop-off
What’s Not Included
  • Entry fees
  • Food and drink
  • Tips (optional)

When you get there

Know before you go
• Itinerary includes 3 hours of walking
• Tour is not suitable for children under the age of 4