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Hezekiah's Tunnels

Rehov Hashiloah | City of David, Jerusalem, Israel
+972 2-626-8700
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Rehov Hashiloah | City of David, Jerusalem, Israel
+972 2-626-8700
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Marching through 20-minutes of a 3800-year-old watery tunnel was a fun and amazing experience. The tunnel was built to reroute an ancient water supply inside the city walls to protect it from potential attack and siege. Even today, no one is quite sure how two...More

Thank ScandiScot
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From the newly found City of David these tunnels carried water to outside the city as well as providing escape routes for those fleeing the destruction of Jerusalem.

Thank jekcpa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fun to explore the tunnel. Get ready to get wet, and to get your head whacked, unless you walk bent over most of the hike. Still fun. Water looked a bit questionable don't do it if you have open sores on legs/feet, ie blisters

Thank 82nd_Airborne
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful 3D display to start with and then if you are fit enough and don't mind getting wet and walking in the dark a fantastic outing. Must have a torch and shoes you don't mind getting wet. About 380metres of very narrow tunnel built 3500...More

Thank coastlandscene
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We we here last year in Dec 2015, but the wet tunnel. This year, I was under the weather and took the safe, dry route, the dry tunnel. Well, it was just as exciting imagining what the old Israelites had to do what they do,...More

1  Thank Jeremy_C_MH
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The ancient aqueducts that lie in the City of David (just below the Old City) offer two routes; one dry and one wet, where you wade through quite a long route through a tiny tunnel. This is not for those who get claustrophobic. It was...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went through the dry tunnels (there are wet ones also) and some of the passageways got pretty tight for me to go through sideways. I honestly don't know how some of the larger people in our group made it through but it was a...More

Thank Cindy F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am a little claustrophobic and was worried about this. With a good flashlight and someone you trust nearby it's a fascinating walk. Even kind of mind blowing! Definitely worth it! Don't forget your flashlight! Review

Thank ddpark
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This was one of my highlights of our tour. It was such an awesome experience walking in a testament of God's power and provision. The shallow water was fresh and refreshing. I would definitely do this again!

Thank Shell B
Reviewed 20 April 2017

We were just walking down the new Kings' path when we stumbled across this place. Very little signage so easy to miss but well worth visiting. Lots of steps and very narrow though. There's a short dry walk or a long wet walk - take...More

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I'm going to Jerusalem in May with my kids (aged 11 and 9). Would you recommend doing the 3hour guided tour or just viewing it on our own? I'm concerned they could find the tour a bit long/boring but without it we may not get the most out of the visit. Thanks in advance for your help.
24 April 2017|
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Response from JohnnyTaylor | Reviewed this property |
Do the tour!!
How do I see the Gihon spring and the pool of Siloam without going through the tunnel? Thank you!
17 March 2017|
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Response from Grantmale | Reviewed this property |
You can ask the guide to take you there. You can walk to the exit without going thru the tunnel.
So exactly where and with whom do you book a tour of these tunnels? All the links go to the same place (cityofdavid org) and it looks like they provide full day tours that only include the tunnels as a portion of the tour.
1 March 2017|
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Response from Tricia N | Reviewed this property |
You can purchase tickets at the entrance. You will want to go early to purchase them and hopefully to avoid a long wait.