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Full-day Second Temple & Byzantine Church Tour In Herodium
  • Tour Category

    Group Tour

  • Tour Types

    Architecture, Archeology, Culture

  • Duration

    1 Day

  • Activity Level

    Easy

  • Language

    English

Description

Explore tombs of Herodium, located 2 kilometres south of Jerusalem and 5 kilometres southeast of Bethlehem, in the Judaean Desert of West Bank. Learn about King Herod's life and the history of the Second Temple, the Jewish holy temple, which stood on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, between c. 516 BC and c. 70 CE. Also, explore the ruins of the lower palace complex and Byzantine Church.


Highlights
  • Tour the tombs in Herodium
  • Visit the majestic complex of the Second Temple
  • Watch the combination of the basilica and symmetrical central-plan at Byzantine Church
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    • Take a one-hour drive to Herodium.
    • Explore the Lower Palace Complex, remains of Byzantine Church for an hour.
    • Go to the Tomb area, glacis and newly discovered theatre for 1/2 hours.
    • Enter the Herod's fortress, the 2000 year old dome, located on top of a man-made mountain in the Judean desert. Learn about Roman Baths and history of Herod.
    • Watch the remains of a mausoleum that was recently just excavated, and visit Herod's theatrre. 
    • Learn about water system and tunnels built in the Great Revolt (66-70 CE) and Bar Kokhba revolt (132-135 CE).
    • Drive back from Herodium.
What's Included
  • Jerusalem tour guide

What's Excluded
  • Entrance fee to National Park
Meeting Point

Heròdium

Cancellation Policy

For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -

Refund of 80% of the tour price.
Tour Reviews
  • Michael

    Schmuel is very knowledgable, not only the old city, but the nieghborhoods and buildings of Jerusalem.

Starting From

From

USD USD---- 250.00
USD 250.00 / Group

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