Jerusalem - The City of David - Ancient Jerusalem

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The City of David - Ancient Jerusalem

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(27 reviews)
Jerusalem Old City , Jerusalem, Israel
60 mins

About the tour

The Old City in Jerusalem is surrounded by 500 years old Ottoman walls. Just outside of the southern wall on a tiny low hill awaits for you - Ancient Jerusalem, also known as "The City of David". On this tour, we will explore the archeological excavations and the biblical text, we will hear about the ancient Habiru or Hebrews that bothered the city's ancient population, the Jebusites, about the Conquest of Jerusalem by King David, about the Assyrian siege of Jerusalem in the days of King Hezekiah and about the Siloam pool where Jesus healed the blind man. *Signal is high in most places, if it breaks during the walk please be patient. *We won't enter the underground water system due to lack of signal

Meet Itamar Ben-David

Itamar Ben-David

Itamar Ben-David has 14 years of experience as a tour guide in Israel, especially in Jerusalem where he lives. He has guided thousands of happy tourists from all over the world, and during Covid he founded the Israeli Virtual Tourism Association. Itamar has deep knowledge of the three Abrahamic faiths, History, and Archaeology. He is Jewish of Yemenite and Moroccan heritage, and if you'll be nice he will sing to you.

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Jerusalem with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 60 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Jerusalem. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Maria A.

16 July 2021

Itamar was very knowledgeable, answered questions, and made me wish I could have a real life visit!

Rafaele F.

14 July 2021

Itamar is amazing, no, I meant AMAZING. Creative, knowledgeable, articulated, versatile, has and follows his script and improvises along the way. Politically correct, smart answers to charged difficult questions. The best guide among a handful of great Heygo tour guides. Recommended? Well, you do the math.

Sandra (Australia) L.

14 July 2021

Once again Itamar did not fail to deliver a very informative and interesting tour. I love hearing about and sharing his knowledge and enthusiasm for his country and religion. His tours are never to long.

Hilary S.

13 July 2021

It was comprehensive and gave you a very good understanding of the history, geography and archaelogical sights of the area.

Faith 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🌅 M.

13 July 2021

Wonderful tour in the ancient part of the city with itamar. Seeing the pool from the time of jesus and other historical places dating back hundreds of years was breath taking. Loved this tour.

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