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Hezekiah's Tunnel - Siloam Tunnel

Rehov Hashiloah | City of David, Jerusalem, Israel
+972 2-626-8700
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Guided Tour of Jerusalem: The Biblical City of David
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Come rediscover Biblical Jerusalem! Located just outside the Old City walls, the City of David is in fact the historical Old City of Jerusalem, containing archeological remnants going back 4,000 years. Come see for yourself where it all began...
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Rehov Hashiloah | City of David, Jerusalem, Israel
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Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

This is a unique opportunity to walk through ancient history. A water system constructed by Hezekiah to fortify the city of Jerusalem and ensure a secure water source.

Thank Todd B
Reviewed 12 May 2016

VISIT! This was one of my favorite sites in Israel (in my top 5 of my five week tour). If you get claustrophobic, you may want to skip this and be sure to bring a flashlight. But - it is an incredible journey that takes...More

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Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

What an unbelievable experience. The amount of dedicated work to bring this remarkable experience to the world is remarkable. Not for the unfit unfortunately.

Thank mindasyougo
Reviewed 5 May 2016

This was a great experiences, You walk through Tunnels that are completely dark and you have a flashlight to light the way. There is water that you have to walk through so don't wear any fancy shoes. It would be best to take a tour...More

Thank Jay J
Reviewed 26 April 2016

This is a really fun activity in the City of David. It's amazing that people could chip their way through this hard bedrock.

Thank dreadnought222333
Reviewed 21 April 2016

My husband took the wet tunnel and I took the dry tunnel. It's crazy to believe how old these are and how the people who built them didn't have gps or a way to know if they were even going in a straight line. They...More

Thank VEE1225
Reviewed 21 April 2016

We had an option of walking through the tunnel on our pilgrimage. In August, this was the COOLEST spot. There is a gift shop and snack shop while you wait for your time to go inside. There are lots of stairs and I don't believe...More

Thank cubgirl65
Reviewed 21 April 2016

This place is not just a piece of history but you can be part of it by wading through cool clear waters in the tunnel spanning a good 500 plus kms. Need to have a torch with you and water shoes. Turn off the flashlight...More

Thank beamagix
Reviewed 20 April 2016

We loved this tour!!! Our 14 years old son wanted to do this all over again as soon as we finished it. It is truly amazing how people back then dug this tunnel from both ends and met at the middle. Water was cold and...More

Thank seattlesumirekan
Reviewed 19 April 2016

Just how the heck did they build this tunnel 2,000 years ago? No theodolites, no laser scanners, no communications gear! Fabulous to walk through the tunnel - the flowing water does not come above your knees, but can be very cold. Caution wear sandals or...More

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larabe6
25 August 2017|
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Response from michaelcY6661RG | Reviewed this property |
One of the tunnels has water in it (the longer one) the other doesn't (the shorter one).
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Lee K
9 July 2017|
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Response from AC416-2015 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, visited City of David during the afternoon, so it opens during the daylight. In Hebrew, words starts from right to left, if you using translation software, it may have this mistake. Hope this helps.
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Margaret-ROd11
9 June 2017|
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Response from hendrix2015 | Reviewed this property |
I am 61 and asthmatic. I had no problem at all in the tunnel and certainly didn't find it strenuous.the steps weren't bad at all.
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