The Western Wall Tunnels
The Western Wall Tunnels
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  • CasaRoscoe
    Ottawa, Canada236 contributions
    A very good underground experience
    This was a reasonably well-run guided tour that lasts just over an hour. Tickets are purchased in advance and admission based on timings. Walking distance underground is about 300 metres, and involves a fair number of stairs and some narrow passages. Our guide was knowledgeable and animated, and pointed out the various subterranean spaces, which include houses, an aqueduct and cisterns, the massive "Western Stone," and the remains of a medieval church. Unfortunately, he occasionally dawdled a bit, which meant that we were pushed along a bit by the group behind us. That said, learning about the wall's history and seeing the incredible masonry skills used in ancient times, makes this underground tour worthwhile.
    Visited March 2023
    Written April 7, 2023
  • shootingstarbeauty
    Lancaster, Pennsylvania260 contributions
    A Highlight of Our Trip
    Our tour of the tunnels was one of the highlights of our trip. Ora, our guide, provided a comprehensive & engaging tour in English. Despite its length, she found ways to involve the children while imparting history to the adults.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written June 24, 2023
  • Jessie D
    Brooklyn, New York1 contribution
    A great place, a perfect guide
    We really recommend to visit the Great Bridge tour. It was amazing and we had a perfect guide, Revital. She explained everything with a smile and a lot of knowledge. Unfortunately, there were too many kids under the age of 4 and they ran and made a lot of noises. We think that this tour must be for 7 years old and above.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written August 26, 2023
  • Jose antonio s
    6 contributions
    !00% recommend this tour
    Amazing tour!!! We went to the 19:20 session, and after a whole day of tours this one was extremely refreshing. The tour guide told us the story passionately and was very engaging. I 100% recommend this tour. Very well worth it
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written September 8, 2023
  • RockyBrody
    Bruchim Qela' Alon36 contributions
    The Kotel Tunnel Tour
    Best tour!! About an hour and ten minutes. Book online before you go. Liam was the most Amazing tour guide!!! He was so personable, informative, funny, engaging, all ages loved him. He answered all our questions and we not only saw such cool and important stuff, and we not only learned a ton, we also felt totally uplifted by all that he taught us. We all learned so much. He speaks both Hebrew and English perfectly. We highly recommend booking a tour at the tunnels and if you’re lucky, you’ll get Liam as your guide!! He was incredible!!!!
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written September 28, 2023
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Aug 2023 • Family
PROS
* Amazing archaeological excavations of Jewish life here 2000 years ago, in the time of Jesus- new discoveries all the time
* An essential experience for all tourists to Jerusalem
* Choice of more than one tour path
* Exciting adventure of walking and exploring in dark sometimes damp labyrinthine passageways
* Stand at the hidden holiest part of the holy Western Wall
* Regular tours in English
* Extremely reasonably prices at 25NIS per adult

CONS
* It is always crowded and darkened- one can get lost
* Tickets are limited and must be purchased in advance
* One needs fair agility to traverse the place, and no anxiety about crowded enclosed places to walk through
* Only accessible as part of an organized impromptu tour and it can be hard to hear the speaker/lecturer tour guide because of the number of people in the group, your distance from the speaker, the sound acoustics in the tunnel and maybe other nearby competing tour groups.

"I VISITED THIS PLACE"...
... as an activity for two teenagers. I had done it at least twice 10-15 years ago and i had entered the start of the massive excavations 45+ years ago too.

After registering on line and then being officially registered on site, we received an identity band and joined our tour guide.

The place was quite crowded- there were multiple competing tour groups going in different directions in the underground passageways.

I very much enjoyed our tour to the Great Bridge. i especially enjoyed and marveled and was thrilled at being so close to the hidden Western Wall with its smooth perfectly preserved stones, and also seeing the preserved remnants of the bridge as well as the intact theatre area. My group enjoyed it too.

WAS IT WORTH THE COST?
Of course

WOULD "I VISIT THIS PLACE" AGAIN?
Of course- I would then do one of the other tours

ADVICES
* Be sure to go- be sure to register and pay online
* Arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled time- know where the main entrance is (to the left of the Western Wall plaza as you stand facing it)- directly behind the many water sinks on the men's side
* Be prepared to enter a crowded darkened underground subterranean tunnels- watch your step- not dangerous but probably not for people with limited mobility
* Be prepared to learn of the Jewish history and presence here for well over 2000 years, and to see it
* Be sure to be able to hear your tour guide, and not get distracted by other groups, and to not get separated from the group and then lose your way during your adventure

FULL DISCLOSURE
"I visited this place" with the intention and plan to write a thorough complete and "helpful" review and I have attached and submitted many "helpful" photos (which reflect the limited and artificial lighting). If these did "help" you, please indicate that by tikking the "thumbs up" 👍 symbol. Thanks
Written January 14, 2024
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RockyBrody
Bruchim Qela' Alon36 contributions
Sept 2023 • Family
Best tour!! About an hour and ten minutes. Book online before you go. Liam was the most Amazing tour guide!!! He was so personable, informative, funny, engaging, all ages loved him. He answered all our questions and we not only saw such cool and important stuff, and we not only learned a ton, we also felt totally uplifted by all that he taught us. We all learned so much. He speaks both Hebrew and English perfectly. We highly recommend booking a tour at the tunnels and if you’re lucky, you’ll get Liam as your guide!! He was incredible!!!!
Written September 28, 2023
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Dushy73
Guildford, UK221 contributions
Sept 2023 • Couples
We booked the Great Stone tour as recommended by a few friends and it didn't disappoint. It was surreal to walk through hundred of years of history in this holly place
Written September 13, 2023
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Jose antonio s
6 contributions
Sept 2023 • Family
Amazing tour!!! We went to the 19:20 session, and after a whole day of tours this one was extremely refreshing. The tour guide told us the story passionately and was very engaging. I 100% recommend this tour. Very well worth it
Written September 8, 2023
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Jessie D
Brooklyn, NY1 contribution
Aug 2023 • Couples
We really recommend to visit the Great Bridge tour.
It was amazing and we had a perfect guide, Revital.
She explained everything with a smile and a lot of knowledge.
Unfortunately, there were too many kids under the age of 4 and they ran and made a lot of noises. We think that this tour must be for 7 years old and above.
Written August 26, 2023
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EddieTheExplorer
New Jersey2 contributions
Jul 2023 • Couples
We visited the Great Bridge tour. It was the best tour and the best guidence We've ever had. We really enjoyed. We recommend to take that tour with our guide, Revital B.
Written August 26, 2023
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Pauline
Melbourne, Australia20 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
Really interesting, the tour guide (Mickey) was fabulous. The history and the complexity of the tunnels was fascinating. Do you have to do it? Probably not, but if you can (time and financially) I would recommend it.
Written July 16, 2023
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Tony V
Turin, Italy96 contributions
Jul 2023 • Couples
The western wall tunnels are worth visiting. What you can get and appreciate depends on the guide. Ours was a aged man that spent most of the time trying to make a comedy-style spectacle appreciated, as far as I perceived, by few participants while most of us were looking around, bored. After a while, some of the participants resigned and went away. Buy the guide was to busy in his "comedy" to realize It.
Written July 12, 2023
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S D B
Brooklyn, NY153 contributions
Jan 2023 • Family
We enjoyed the tour, the place is well upkept for such an ancient and historical area. we did the classic tunnel tour and learned alot of the history of the area.
Written July 10, 2023
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shootingstarbeauty
Lancaster, PA260 contributions
Jun 2023 • Family
Our tour of the tunnels was one of the highlights of our trip. Ora, our guide, provided a comprehensive & engaging tour in English. Despite its length, she found ways to involve the children while imparting history to the adults.
Written June 24, 2023
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