1 Day Walking tour itinerary for Jerusalem: Step Inside The Magnificient Old City
Know the Old City from the origins from the times of David, through the era of Jesus and up to modern times. Visit Damascus Gate, Zedekiah's Cave, the tombs of Avshalom and Zacharia and Southern Wall Excavation Park with your Jerusalem tour guide.
Start the tour at the ramparts of the northern side with your Jerusalem tour guide.
Walk along the ancient walls of the Old City of Jerusalem and view the various historical buildings which are an integral part of the city's modern history.
Visit the Damascus Gate built by Hadrian in the 2nd century. Similar to the triumphal arches found in European cities such as Rome and Paris, this gate once stood at the Roman Forum inside the city.
Explore the architecture and dynamics of the city from below.
Continue to Zedekiah's Cave to hear the Biblical stories, foundings of the Free Masons and other interesting tidbits you must know.
From here, continue upon the ramparts to Lion's Gate.
Walking along the Kidron Valley, visit the tombs of Avshalom and Zacharia and understand the importance of this area of the city.
Continue to the City of David, where Jerusalem was founded by David so long ago.
Visit David's supposed palace, walk through Hezekiah's tunnel, see the Siloam pool and walk up the steps that hundreds of thousands walked upon 2000 years ago during their pilgrimage to the holy Temple.
Optional exit at Southern Wall Excavation Park (at additional charge).
End the day with the Western Wall Tunnel tour.
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