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City of David and Underground Jerusalem Day Tour provided by Bein Harim Tourism Services

City of David and Underground Jerusalem Day Tour

City of David and Underground Jerusalem Day Tour
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Tour snapshot
City of David and Jerusalem Old City tour
Duration:
8h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
40
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    8h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    40
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
Visit the City of David and Jerusalem's Old City on a full-day tour that explores some of Jerusalem’s most important historic and religious places. See archaeological excavations that have uncovered what some believe is the heart of ancient Jerusalem, visit Sephardic synagogues, and tour the Second Temple-era Herodian Mansions for a great introduction to Jerusalem’s fascinating history.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Explore historic landmarks like the Jewish Quarter and King David’s Tomb
  • Transport by climate-controlled coach for a comfortable day
  • Convenient pickup and drop-off at central Jerusalem hotels
What to expect
Meet a driver at your hotel in Jerusalem and board a climate-controlled coach for the trip to the Mount of Olives, where you’ll have panoramic views of Jerusalem and Temple Mount. From there, continue to Mount Zion, site of King David's Tomb, and the Hall of the Last Supper, believed to be the place where Jesus last dined with his disciples. After entering the Jewish Quarter through Zion Gate, also called David’s Gate, visit a series of four 16th-century Sephardic synagogues that have been beautifully restored, tour the excavated Herodian Mansions, and then head to the City of David. Here, the excavations are a fascinating glimpse of the ancient world, and you’ll learn about the significance of what’s been found beneath the city streets. Following your time at the City of David, this tour concludes with drop-off at your original departure point.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Explore historic landmarks like the Jewish Quarter and King David’s Tomb
  • Transport by climate-controlled coach for a comfortable day
  • Convenient pickup and drop-off at central Jerusalem hotels
What to expect
Meet a driver at your hotel in Jerusalem and board a climate-controlled coach for the trip to the Mount of Olives, where you’ll have panoramic views of Jerusalem and Temple Mount. From there, continue to Mount Zion, site of King David's Tomb, and the Hall of the Last Supper, believed to be the place where Jesus last dined with his disciples. After entering the Jewish Quarter through Zion Gate, also called David’s Gate, visit a series of four 16th-century Sephardic synagogues that have been beautifully restored, tour the excavated Herodian Mansions, and then head to the City of David. Here, the excavations are a fascinating glimpse of the ancient world, and you’ll learn about the significance of what’s been found beneath the city streets. Following your time at the City of David, this tour concludes with drop-off at your original departure point.
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Call the number below and use the product code: 5209CIDAVJ
Important information
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Professional guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance fees (approx. 10$ per person)
  • Entry/Admission - City of David National Park
  • Entry/Admission - The Four Sephardic Synagogues
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Please wait at the entrance to the hotel
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This tour operates with a minimum of 2 participants
  • A moderate dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. Please refrain from wearing shorts. Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • Near public transportation
  • This tour includes a reasonable amount of walking; comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • In case the visit to the Spanish synagogues is not possible, we will visit the Hurva Synagogue instead
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Please note this tour is not suitable for children under the age of 4
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travellers
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Professional guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance fees (approx. 10$ per person)
  • Entry/Admission - City of David National Park
  • Entry/Admission - The Four Sephardic Synagogues
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Please wait at the entrance to the hotel
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This tour operates with a minimum of 2 participants
  • A moderate dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. Please refrain from wearing shorts. Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • Near public transportation
  • This tour includes a reasonable amount of walking; comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • In case the visit to the Spanish synagogues is not possible, we will visit the Hurva Synagogue instead
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Please note this tour is not suitable for children under the age of 4
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Mount Scopus National Botanical Garden
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Kidron Valley
    Garden of Gethsemane
  • 2
    Zion Gate
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Old City of Jerusalem
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Armenian Quarter
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Jewish Quarter
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    The Cardo
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 7
    Western Wall
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 8
    City of David National Park
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 9
    King David's Tomb
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 10
    The Four Sephardic Synagogues
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

4.5
15 reviews
Excellent
13
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Adriana D
Gaira, Colombia2 contributions
We absolutely loved this tour!!!! Aaron was seriously amazing, we could not have asked for a better guide. He was genuine, funny, knowledgeable and made our first tour in Jerusalem one to remember. Thank you so much for a great start to our trip Aaron♥️
Written April 29, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
pazio63
Thanks so much for this kind review complimenting our guide Aaron. He sure is worthy of such feedback ;for his efforts, knowledge and tour management.We are very happy to read you came away with a memorable tour experience.
Written May 1, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Bri Poster
1 contribution
Dec. 2018 • Solo
This trip was a wonderful first visit for me to Jerusalem. It began at the Mount of Olives overlooking the city, then on to the City of David, outside of the city wall where Jerusalem actually began. We walked through amazingly ingenious sewage tunnels, the pool of Siloam (where Jesus had healed the blind man), the Western Wall, and Jerusalem quarter. He also took us to the room of the Last Supper and David’s tomb.
My guide, Eyal Shoval, was incredibly knowledgeable about all of the sights and helpful in both giving background and answering questions. He was patient with all of the different tourists and points of view on our tour and was able to give both historically and Biblically significant information.
As an aside to the tour itself, at the end of the tour, Bein Harim had arranged for a taxi to get me back to my bus to Tel Aviv (I was the only person coming from Tel Aviv on this particular tour). Eyal waited with me for over an hour for a taxi that never showed up and then helped to get me into a city bus to a hotel and cafe to wait for my Tel Aviv bus to arrive. It took over two hours in all, but he was incredibly patient and helpful the entire time.
I highly recommend both this tour and guide!
Written January 4, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
We really appreaciate you taking the tme and effort to review your tour and guide. We are happy that we operated to high standard and to your enjoyment. Indeed there is alot to see and take in on this exceptional tour itinerary. We are glad Eyal was totally professional and showed effort and patience even by awating with you. He is a respected member on our team of guides Thanks and hope to see you again.
Written January 6, 2019
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Monique M
3 contributions
Sep. 2017 • Solo
I would literally take any tour that Zahi Shaked led. A warm and caring human, his approach to share peace and love with the world via the unique history of Jerusalem made a great impression upon me. He's lived a full and interesting life and has anecdotes--both personal and historical--that will blow your mind. His loving kindness moved me to tears multiple times throughout the day and really helped make my trip to Jerusalem a spiritual one. (And I'm an atheist!)

I was sad to be traveling alone on my birthday but Zahi was so sweet and the entire experience so lovely that it will be a memory for a lifetime.
Written December 4, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Rachel P
2 contributions
The morning started with poor communication on every level (an unidentified white van pulls up and waits at the curb ... along with a number of other white vans and the assignment to groups was not well communicated). Once in our group (1.5 hrs later), our guide was obviously knowledgeable but did not have a good presentation prepared for different sites. She read from ancient texts throughout but had a significant accent, was yelling to be heard, and the texts didn't add anything. Overall every 15 minutes of talking contained about 1-2 minutes of useful info. Lunch was at a spot twice as expensive as other nearby locations and full of other tour groups; we were given 30 minutes to shop at expensive boutiques ... not why I took a tour. By the time I left the tour late in the afternoon, Iess than a half hour of relevant, useful information had been presented. Very disappointing.
Written January 11, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear customer, We appreciate your sincere review and would like to inform you that it's essential for our continued customer Service improvements that we clarify the issues you raised. All of our guides, with no exceptions, graduate an intense course under the Supervision and Licensing by the Israel Ministry of Tourism. The Course includes 570 academic hours in class and 80 field trips, designed to make proper acquaintance of Israel. The main Program’s Objectives are: 1. Providing Tour Guides with knowledge about the Land of Israel, in the fields of Archaeology,History, Religions, Flora and Fauna, Geography, Art, Architecture, and Israel’s current affairs in Social, Governmental, Economic and Political subjects. 2. Acquiring the ability for the Tour Guide to show visitors around the Country in a manner suitable to the diversity of the clientele. Regarding lunch- A tourist is not forced to eat with the group and with arrangement with the guide may go nearby elsewhere as long as it's within the time schedule of the tour. Regarding the shopping part of the tour, we would like our tourist to have the option to buy souvenirs if they want to, and we dedicate a small part of the tour for it. We are working with several stores that we are verified to have product warranty policy as well as shipping policy. We grant our guides the option to use their judgment and decide whether to linger or shorten the visit at the stores, according to the group's will. I regret the fact you didn't contact us prior posting your review so we can conduct a clarification of the matter and if necessary, compensate you accordingly. Our customer service is available and you are welcome to contact us at any time. Know that we value your input as we continue to strive to provide quality service that meets client expectation. I hope that we will have the privilege to guide you again in Israel and rectify any disservice. Sincerely, Shelly Yaron Marketing Manager Bein Harim
Written April 1, 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Marc S
Plainview, NY74 contributions
Day was as follows:
Met at 8:30 am.
Drive to meeting points and pickup of others 90 minutes wasted
Visited sights as described

3:30 pm back on bus for additional 90 minutes to back to dropping off for connections.
Would rethink using Ben Harrem tours bc of this.
Tour guide should use headsets and microphones bc very difficult hearing descriptions of sights.
Written April 8, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Marc, Bein Harim is regretful that you were essentially NOT satisfied with the getting to and from your tour. We take such feedback seriously and therefore provide detailed answers and insight. We contend with major transport matters and logistics daily, through a complex system, however. We are certainly pleased you were satisfied with the main and central part of the tour: its itinerary locations, guide and guiding. Thanks too for the mention of the audio operation, it is presently being investigated. Due to the rising volumes of guests in our groups, and whom we only see for a day, we are checking options where we get the earphones back. This is huge daily maintenance and operational challenging procedure. But thanks for giving it a suggestion. There is a law that amplification equipment may NOT be used at public locations therefore the guide cannot simply use a loudspeaker at any stop. We sure hope you will give us another chance one day to offer an experience of the high standard, as we have earned on this platform. Sincerely, Bein Harim Tourism Service team
Written April 10, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Marissa86783
Saudi Arabia9 contributions
I did this tour with a small group guided by Joseph. He was a very knowledgeable guide, who shared with us everything we need to know about the history of the city of David. He was very jolly and entertaining. Everybody in the group had a good time with him. He is very effective and knows how to make the tour fun, despite of the long walks and the heat. He is highly commended.
Written August 5, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thanks for this review sharing your satisfcation with the guided tour by Joseph. We are happy you have come away with a fun and informative tour experience.It is clear he is worthy of such acknowledgement for the great job he doesmaanging his tour group.We apprecaite your sincere review and hope to seeeyou travel with us again soon.
Written August 6, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Stef K
2 contributions
Aug. 2019 • Solo
Bein Harim is an excellent tour company - they pick up and drop you off at your hotel. The guide are excellent - Joseph or King Joseph is amazing and very fun and funny! Highly recommend them!
Written August 5, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thanks very much for this 5 star review of your tour guided by Joseph.We are pleased to read you have come away satisfied and with a memorable tour experience. He is worthy of your feedback for the great tour he provides his travelers,informative commentary and a sense of humor with a pleasant manner Bein Harim appreciates your sincere post for others to read.
Written August 5, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Warner U
Leeuwarden, The Netherlands7 contributions
May 2018
in particular the water tunnels was an experience. Try to do it on your own without torch or any light. Manageble but not easy, and make sure no others follow soon after you!
Written July 10, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Lucinda A
7 contributions
Jun. 2018 • Friends
Our guide was Lorne Newman and he was an excellent tour guide. I would do another tour with him. He was knowledgeable and entertaining and patient.
Written June 18, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

thaynewalker
1 contribution
Nov. 2019 • Couples
We toured parts of Jerusalem that you won't see on your own, and learned lots of interesting historical and cultural info.
Written November 22, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thanks for this complimentary feedback of our tour service ,We are happy to read it was a great experience for you. Pity no mention of the guides name, to get recogntion for his efforts.
Written November 23, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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