Full-day Walking Tour Along The Damascus Gate And Zedekiah's Cave
Archeology, Sightseeing, Walking
Tour the Old City of Jerusalem, learn the history from David's times through the era of Jesus and up to modern times. Visit Damascus Gate, Zedekiah's Cave, Avshalom and Zacharia and Southern Wall Excavation Park's tombs in this tour.
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Start the tour at the ramparts of the northern side.
Walk along with the Old City of Jerusalem's ancient walls and view the various historical buildings integral to the city's modern history.
Visit the Damascus Gate built by Hadrian in the 2nd century. Like the triumphal arches found in European cities such as Rome and Paris, this gate once stood at the Roman Forum inside the town.
Explore the architecture and dynamics of the city from below.
Go to the Zedekiah's Cave to hear the Biblical stories and continue to Lion's Gate's ramparts.
Walking along the Kidron Valley, visit the tombs of Avshalom and Zacharia.
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.
Explore Southern Wall Excavation Park (optional).
End the tour with a visit to the Western Wall Tunnel, a tunnel exposing the Western Wall from where the traditional, open-air prayer site ends and up to the Wall's northern end.
My daughter and I were fortunate to tour Israel with Chana Koren. Our tour in northern Israel was unforgettable going beyond our selected sites to include some lovely surprises that Chana arranged. We especially appreciated her lodging recommendation: a B&B, Beit Ramon, with Yaacov and Sharon who provided extraordinary hospitality, most delicious breakfasts, beautiful views at an incredibly low price. After only two nights there, we felt we were leaving dear friends!
But the highlight of the entire trip, was Chana's excellent tour through Jerusalem Old City. Several of my nieces joined us for this part of our tour and we were all wowed by the insights and fascinating stories enthusiastically shared by Chana. We viewed Old Jerusalem from rooftops, street level, and underground while engrossed by Chana's explanations. She patiently took photos with everyone's cameras and graciously stopped to allow for irristable purchases, before getting us to the next site. At the end of the tour, I expressed a desire to see the latest 'uncovering' of the Holy of Holies part of the Western Wall. Without hesitation, Chana extended her tour and treated us all to her untiring, well-informed explanation of what we were seeing including its full history. For us, that bonus of the latest excavation of the wall was the most moving, most memorable part of our trip and we are truly grateful we had Chana Koren to guide us through it.