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Hezekiah's Tunnels

Hashiloah Road | City of David, Jerusalem, Israel
+972 2623 1221
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Ranked #7 of 179 attractions in Jerusalem
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

My wife and I loved these tunnels at the City of David, as well as the Herodian Road in the same area. Just the idea that people worked on these incredible feats of engineering so many centuries ago is humbling. Highly recommended, but definitely not if you are claustrophobic, or worried about getting stuck in a small, dark space.

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Peoria, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This is our children's favorite excursion in Jerusalem, unsurpassed, every time we visit. There is something very magical about visiting and traveling through the tunnels, even for adults. Our kids enjoyed the trek just as much today as teenagers as they did when they were younger. They liken it to being in the Goonies movie, with the adventure of walking... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This was my second time doing this - and I'd keep coming back again and again. It is so much fun! It is one of the highlights of Jerusalem for those interested in archaeology, and those interested in doing something different.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

What a super few hours. We explored the above ground excavations of King David's Jerusalem. As a biblical scholar it was amazing to see remnants of the ancient palace and evidence that corroborated passages in Jeremiah some seven centrifuges before Christ. The tunnels were amazing, made even better by the Hebrew singing of a bunch behind us. This was the... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

It took me 5 trips to Israel to finally decide to take the time to walk through Hezekiah's Tunnel. Definitely, even on your first trip to Israel, take the time to go to the City of David and specifically to walk through Hezekiah's Tunnel! They say you need water shoes and a flashlight, but it's not really that much trouble.... More

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Walla Walla, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

As an archaeologist and someone steeped deeply in the history and archaeology of ancient Jerusalem, I could NOT pass up on a trip to Hezekiah's water tunnel. Unfortunately, I am also mildly claustrophobic. I've been now twice and have survived, but it is a very long walk through tight spaces with a hundred people before you and a hundred after.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I loved this tour even better the the Western Wall tunnels. Be prepared to get wet and it is VERY DARK. You should bring flashlights. If you are claustrophobic you may want to skip it.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014 via mobile

It is a neat experience, water is knee high but reaches your hips if you are short. It is not good for people who are claustrophobic because some areas are quite narrow. If you don't want to get wet, you can do the Canaanite tunnel which is dry and shorter..

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Congleton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Begins at the bottom of Warren's Shaft in the City of David. I found the initial few yards the worst as the water came up to mid-thigh (I am 5ft 11 and the water level can vary) and cold!. Tunnel fairly narrow throughout, but height varied, though it was wise to stoop in places. Grateful for being in a large... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The kids loved it, they were 8 and 13 - I think they felt like explorers. It would not be good for someone that does not like closed in spaces it could be claustrophobic, also would be problematic for a very tall person (over 6' 2" foot). Wear water shoes and bring a flashlight or headlamp. The water at the... More

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