City of David tour (Ir David)

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Tour Number

Activity Level

164342


Categories

Adventure / Active, Hiking and Walking, Museums / Culture, Youth and Family

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. Kids love walking Hezekiah's tunnel. Children must be at least 6 years old.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 8

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), Hebrew (advanced)

Over and underground 3000 year old Jerusalem


This tour explores the Jebusite city conquered by King David and made the capital of his kingdom. The tour focuses on why David chose Jerusalem and the geographical and historical background. We will learn about the water system that made it possible to settle the mountain ridge, build a city and cultic center that became a focal point to both Judaism and Christianity.

Itinerary

King David's palace?
Warren's Shaft
Canaanite water system
Canaanite tunnel (dry) or
Hezekiah's tunnel (wet)
Siloam Pool
Staircase

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I can meet you at your hotel, at Jaffa gate or at the entrance to the City of David archaeological park.

End location: I can return with you to your hotel or take you to a place of your choice in the Old City from where you can continue exploring on your own.

Duration: 5 hours

Transportation

Walking in an archaeological park, including a 7th century water tunnel carved out of bedrock. We can take a taxi to the archaeological park if the client prefers.

What’s Included

Deciphering various Paleo Hebrew inscriptions and bullae.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

100 NIS (New Israeli Shekel) - Admission to archaeological park (about $10 per adult).

What’s Extra

You are responsible for any purchases of a personal nature like a drink or snack.

A Recent Review of this tour

Shmuel gave our small group a very informative tour of the ancient city of David. He is quite knowledgeable and shared with us descriptions of life in the old city and it's evolution. We really enjoyed the historical information and the tour through the water tunnels beneath the city. We had a great time with Shmuel.
John Buhr

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