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City of David & Underground Jerusalem Tour ex Tel Aviv

From the elevated position on the Mount of Olives, we have a panoramic view of the Holy City of Jerusalem.

From the elevated position on the Mount of Olives, we have a panoramic view of the Holy City of Jerusalem. We look out beyond the Jewish cemetery on the mount's slopes towards the Temple Mount where the Second Temple once stood until it's destruction in 70AD.

Itinerary

Our drive along the Kidron Valley takes us past an ancient cemetery and at the foot of the mount we see the burial tombs of Absalom, King David's 3rd son; Zechariah, a First Temple priest and the tomb of the sons of Hezir. We also have a view of the Church of All Nations and the Garden of Gethsemane.

We reach Mount Zion where we visit the Tomb of King David. Within the tomb is David's cenotaph covered with a velvet cloth with embroidered symbols of a lyre and crown. Men and women sit in separate areas in this holy Jewish site where they can recite prayers facing the cenotaph.

We continue our tour into the Old City through the Zion Gate and into the Jewish Quarter where we see a complex of four Sephardic synagogues which date back to the 17th and 18th century. The Yochanan ben Zakai Synagogue, Istanbul Synagogue, Emtsai Synagogue and the Eliahu Ha'Navi Synagogue were found desecrates, burnt and in disrepair when the Israelis reclaimed Jerusalem following the Six-Day War. The historic buildings have since been fully renovated and restored.

Our next stop is at the Byzantine Cardo, once the main thoroughfare of the city, today we can see the findings of ongoing archaeological excavations and in part of the restored Cardo, ancient Crusader stores are used for modern shops.

Through the Jewish Quarter, we pass the excavated foundations of an ancient wall which stood 2,700 years ago during the reign of King Hezekiah (Is 22:10). We go beneath the present-day streets to discover the 2000-year-old Herodian mansions. The original mosaics and the ritual bath can be seen clearly. The complex of mansions gives great insight into the lifestyle at that time.

We arrive at the Kotel, the 2000-year-old Western Wall, once part of the outer walls of the Second Temple which stood on Temple Mount until the Temple's destruction in 70AD. Here you'll have a chance to place a prayer note between the stones of this ancient wall.

We exit the Old City through the Dung Gate where we can explore the excavation site of the City of David which dates back 3000 years. We can marvel at the ingenuity of the Canaanites and Hezekiah who constructed tunnels to bring a water supply to the people within the city walls. These tunnels are described in Chronicles II 32:2-4 and in Kings II 20:20 the acts of Hezekiah and all his might, and how he made the pool and conduit and brought water into the city. We rest at the Spring of Gihon and contemplate that it was here that Zadok the priest anointed Solomon king of Israel. (Kings I 1:38-39).

Highlights

  •  See Mount Zion
  •  See King David's Tomb
  •  Visit Jewish Quarter
  •  See Zion Gate
  •  See Four Sephardic Synagogues
  •  Visit Byzantine Cardo
  •  See Western Wall
  •  See Dung Gate
  •  Visit Spring of Gihon

Details

Confirmation
48 Hours
Duration
Full Day
Transport
Hotel Pick-Up
Voucher Type
E-Voucher
Amendment
Refer to T&Cs
Refund
Refer to T&Cs

Operating Hours

Tour Start Time: 08:30hrs

What You Get

Includes

  •  Entrance fees
  •  Guide
  •  Transport
  •  Pick up from the hotel

Excludes

  • Drinks
  • Meal
  • Entrance fees to City of David

Additional Information

  • What to wear: Please note modest dress is required for the church service. No shorts or tank tops will be accepted. This tour includes a reasonable amount of walking. Please ensure you wear comfortable shoes.
  • Minimum age required to participate in this tour is 4 years old.
  • Child Price: 4-12 years
  • You must be at the meeting point 10 minutes before the specific pick up time.
  • Pick-Up: Guests will be picked up from Hotel in Tel Aviv

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  • This voucher is only valid on the date and time specified
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  • After purchase, kindly email the following details to attractions@changirecommends.com.sg:
    • Name of Hotel

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  • Changi Recommends and the appointed operator will not be responsible for any accidents, loss of property or damaged caused by individual negligence
  • The e-ticket/e-voucher cannot be exchanged for cash or used on more than one occasion
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  • In the event of late comers/no show, it would be considered as cancellation and no refund will be given

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$152.00
$144.00
Age: 13 & above
Child
$137.00
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Age: 4-12 years

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