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City of David and Underground Jerusalem Day Trip from Tel Aviv

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    What to Expect
    After pickup from your central Tel Aviv hotel, settle into your air-conditioned coach and begin your full-day trip as you travel toward Jerusalem.

    On route, hear about Jerusalem’s turbulent history and how the city is considered holy by the followers of the Jewish, Christian and Muslim faiths.

    On arrival, stop at the Mount of Olives and soak in the stunning panoramas from the slopes over the Old City. Pick out the main landmarks with pointers from your guide, including the Temple Mount Esplanade, where heaven is said to meet earth.

 Travel along the Kidron Valley and pass the Garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus is believed to have prayed before his crucifixion.

    Continue to nearby Mount Zion to visit the Tomb of King David – Israel’s famous and revered second king immortalized in the bible’s story of the battle between David and Goliath. View the sarcophagus, and visit the Hall of the Last Supper built on the site where Jesus is traditionally held to have eaten his last meal with his disciples. 

    Next, enter 

 the Zion Gate into Old Jerusalem and after a visit to the 16th-century Sephardic synagogues, discover how Jerusalem’s elites lived over 2,000 years ago at the Herodian Mansions. The excavations here have revealed the marble walls and mosaics of the luxurious homes that were built on terraces here to give them views of the temple.

    Lastly, head south of the Old City to the site of the original City of David, captured by King David over 3,000 years ago. Here, explore some of the most exciting over-ground and underground archaeological treasures of this aeons-old settlement, the first foundations of present-day Jerusalem.

    Having explored the ruins, relax on your ride back to Tel Avvi, where your tour finishes with a hotel drop-off.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Your centrally located hotel in Tel Aviv or our alternative pickup location is at the Grand Beach hotel Tel Aviv
    Departure Time
    7:15 AM
    • Hotel pickup and drop off
    • Professional guide
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Gratuities
    • Food and drinks
    • Entry fees
    • Entry/Admission - City of David National Park
    • Entry/Admission - The Four Sephardic Synagogues
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 12 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
    • 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
    • Please note this tour is not suitable for children under the age of 4
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 19 July 2019 via mobile

    The tours only go on Mondays and Thursdays. Those are the days when bar mitzvahs take place at the Western wall and in the synagogues. Our guide told us the synagogues would be too crowded to visit in the time we had allotted so we...More

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    MariaM16620, Operational representative at Bein Harim Tourism Services - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2019

    Dear markkG7198ED, We are regretful that this was the nature of your tour. There are sometimes logistic constraints that arise, not sure if this was what happened on your tour. We keep travelers satisfaction at the head of our priorities. This case will require further...More

    Reviewed 24 June 2019

    I had a great time on this tour. It was well organized and the buses were comfortable and modern. I was picked up outside my hotel and dropped right back there when it was done. Our guide, Samuel, was very knowledgeable and told us a...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
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    BeinHarim-Israel, Media customer service at Bein Harim Tourism Services - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2019

    Thanks very much for this sincere and complimentary review of 5 stars for the tour guided by Samuel. We are happy we you came away with a memorable and enlightening tour experience with Bein Harim services and the day with our professional and skilled guide,....More

    Reviewed 25 April 2019

    There were only 7 people on this trip and what a fantastic day we had seeing Jerusalem from a different angle and were treated to a wonderful guide on a fantastic tour of Jerusalem and the underground City of David. The traffic is one's worst...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    1  Thank Jon I
    BeinHarim-Israel, Media customer service at Bein Harim Tourism Services - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2019

    Hey JON thanks SO much for this rave 5 star rating review of the tour you took with Bein Harim Indeed you visited a uniquely special location in Jerusalem We are certainly happy to read that it went beyond expectation and you came away with...More

    Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

    This tour was really quite fascinating. I knew very little about Jerusalem going into it, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. The tour itself focused a lot on history and archaeology, with some religious stories added when relevant to some specific sites. Dan, my...More

    1  Thank Will T
    Reviewed 28 November 2017

    We had a wonderful time on this tour. Our guide Eli was unbelievably good. It doesn't get any better than this. Knowledgeable, tactful, great sense of humor, lots of inside info, consideration for different ability levels in the group. If you can, ask for Eli...More

    Date of experience: November 2017
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