The Western Wall Tunnels
The Western Wall Tunnels
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  • shootingstarbeauty
    Lancaster, Pennsylvania260 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Highlight of Our Trip
    Our tour of the tunnels was one of the highlights of our trip. Ora, our guide, provided a comprehensive & engaging tour in English. Despite its length, she found ways to involve the children while imparting history to the adults.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 24, 2023
  • Jessie D
    Brooklyn, New York1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great place, a perfect guide
    We really recommend to visit the Great Bridge tour. It was amazing and we had a perfect guide, Revital. She explained everything with a smile and a lot of knowledge. Unfortunately, there were too many kids under the age of 4 and they ran and made a lot of noises. We think that this tour must be for 7 years old and above.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 26, 2023
  • Jose antonio s
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    !00% recommend this tour
    Amazing tour!!! We went to the 19:20 session, and after a whole day of tours this one was extremely refreshing. The tour guide told us the story passionately and was very engaging. I 100% recommend this tour. Very well worth it
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 8, 2023
  • RockyBrody
    Bruchim Qela' Alon36 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Kotel Tunnel Tour
    Best tour!! About an hour and ten minutes. Book online before you go. Liam was the most Amazing tour guide!!! He was so personable, informative, funny, engaging, all ages loved him. He answered all our questions and we not only saw such cool and important stuff, and we not only learned a ton, we also felt totally uplifted by all that he taught us. We all learned so much. He speaks both Hebrew and English perfectly. We highly recommend booking a tour at the tunnels and if you’re lucky, you’ll get Liam as your guide!! He was incredible!!!!
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 28, 2023
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WorldTravellingMum
Mansfield, MO140 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
This museum is amazingly interesting! The tour guides are very knowledgeable and interesting and start the tour with a model of Mt. Moriah and how it was first excavated and built upon. If you want to understand what is underneath this ancient and holy city, then this is a MUST! I don’t want to spoil it by explaining what you will see so I’ll leave this as a strong encouragement to go visit! It is a popular museum as it is a walking tour of actual ‘A’ sites of archaeology and points of interest that can only be viewed from the tunnels so be sure to plan ahead and reserve your tour early. I was able to go in January, but last trip I couldn’t get a reservation for my visit (it was June and busy season...I would have had to book two months previously).
Written January 30, 2020
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JP Explorer
Vienna, Austria461 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
You will need to book a tour, so I would recommend to check the ticket counter first and see what times they have left (in the tunnel next to the toilets, before the actual tour entrance. You will need to pass security in the western wall complex first). Alternatively the offer a VR experience for a similiar price - this one was just ok, but not necessarily worth the fee. Whereas the tunnel tour was fantastic. Although we had the last tour of the day and our guide a jewish rabbi was clearly already tired he did a fabolous job which was both informative, inspiring and funny. You will walk through the excavations and through hundreds if not thousand years of history and see the western wall at it's base. The tour lasted for around one and a half hours I think (maybe less).
Written January 16, 2020
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Kim G
Pacific Grove, CA3,188 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Exploration of The Western Wall Tunnels (The Kotel) is a fascinating step back in history to expose the concealed majority of expanse of the Western Wall. The tunnel, approximately 485 meters in length, reveals expansive foundation stones and Herodian masonry, portions of a street, a quarry, synagogue, as well as "The Struthion Pool". A model of Temple Mount is shown at the beginning of the tour, which shows the expansions of Temple Mount, with a short video presentation during the tour. The tunnel exists onto the Via Dolorosa. Access to the Tunnels is by guided tour; tickets must be purchased ahead online and do sell out.
Written January 30, 2020
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catesoo
Singapore123 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
This is a must see attraction in Jerusalem. The history is quite fascinating so it's a good thing that the price of tickets include a guided tour.

Just remember to book ahead online. We didn't do that and tours for the day were fully booked except for the 7.20pm slot. And this is during off peak season. Fortunately, we still had time to do this the next day.

I got a little confused with the wet and dry tunnels. This is the dry tunnel, the wet tunnel is known as Hezekiah's tunnel.

Remember they close early on Shabbat, I think about 4pm, so be sure to check this out.
Written January 27, 2020
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john
Prestwich, UK45 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Couples
Very disappointing. My wife visited many years ago and told me how wonderful it was as you walked through the low narrow tunnels as they would have been for centuries.
Now they are large vaulted rooms with very little information in each room and no where near the experience we have had in other ancient sites.
We got a guide that only spoke Hebrew.
Accepting that most of the tour was from one long lecture to another where she described the history and different areas. The group was too large which meant that half the people couldn’t see what she was describing.
The guy at reception initially said he couldn’t speak English and later spoke perfectly.
Written July 20, 2021
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Betsi B
Weatherford, TX250 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Business
Don’t miss this! You’d be crazy to visit the wall and Old Town without including this peak underground. It is magnificent what had been done. Very moving seeing woman only praying in the very small section closest to the Holy of Holies. A short video at the very end of the wall also explains the construction. One of the wall stones, only seen from underground, is the 3rd largest in the world. We were not allowed access to the special synagogue there but understand it is breathtakingly beautiful.
Written March 6, 2020
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ModernWanderers
Fairfield, CT1,161 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Business
We did this tour as a group of 14 work colleagues, though the total number of people on the tour itself was about 30. Mattie, our guide, was excellent — incredibly knowledgeable and with a fantastic sense of humor. Great insight into the history of the Old City and it’s really neat to see the wall from a different perspective.

The only real downside was that our tour had far too many people on it — sometimes we couldn’t see half of what Mattie was explaining to us and it was a tight squeeze for the group at every stop.

Note there are some small/tight sections you’ll need to pass through at some points, as well as some low-hanging ceilings — so this tour may not be for everyone.
Written January 13, 2020
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ronone
Malvern, Australia132 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
I thought this was a must in Jerusalem - to go through the tunnels next to the Western Wall. It was crowded, commercialised, really disappointing for something that should be great. You walk along the Western Wall underneath the city for about 1.5 kms. I think the tourists have killed this
Written January 4, 2020
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Tony C
Bedford, UK1,143 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
This is a very good tour undertaken with the benefit of the guide who absolutely knew her subject and had great enthusiasm (although more of that later).
Entrance is by a timed ticket so there is not much point in arriving early. The tour takes about an hour and is a perfect when couple with a visit to the Temple Mount and Wailing Wall nearby.
It provides an good insight to the history of the wall and also the construction.
The only criticism I would have is that as the tour progressed the guide had a significant religious bias which was a shame.
Overall recommended
Written December 1, 2022
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Jane Y
22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
I booked this tour last-minute. The gate guard informed me there was 1 spot left for the tour in 30 minutes so I went to buy the ticket in the office. Initially, the staff told me the tickets were all sold out, but when I insisted that I was just told there were a space left. Then the staff admitted that he has 1 ticket left for the next coming tour... I guess if you wanna try your luck, you have to be persistent.

Anyway, I was very lucky to book last-minute, and also super lucky to have a very passionate tour guide, who made the tour very interesting, explained things clearly so I learned more history about Jerusalem and the western wall. In my opinion, your experience will heavily depend on the tour guide. If you happen to not get a good one, it might not worth it since you might not know what you are seeing and won't get a lot from it.
Written January 15, 2020
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