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Hezekiah's Tunnels, Jerusalem

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Historic Site
Wade knee-deep through water in a pitch black tunnel at Hezekiah's Tunnels, an ancient feat of engineering that protected the city's water supply from the invading Assyrian army in the late 8th century BCE. Built under King Hezekiah, the tunnels were carved with a pickaxes from either side until the tunnel diggers met in the middle. They can be explored by guided tour, but bring a light source, wear bottoms that you can roll up above your knees, and carry a backpack in which to place your shoes before wading in. Using our online itinerary creator, Jerusalem attractions like Hezekiah's Tunnels can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Interesting tour and background information - NOT for people who are claustrophobic or tall or obese!! Skinny tunnel with lots of ducking to get through areas. Need a flashlight! And water shoes! We h...  more »
  • Loved the experience of actually walking through the tunnel - got more of a feel for how long it is, how it was constructed and how amazing that they were able to do it so long ago.  more »
  • What a great morning!. We did the 3 hour tour with 2 kids (11 & 9) which was excellent and well worth doing. The guide brought it all to life.  more »
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  • Been to Israel many times. I've heard of Hezekiah's Tunnel but thought it was very touristy and nothing to experience for someone like. I was very wrong it's an incredible experience. Knee deep in water, walking though the ancient tunnel was incredible. Buy a little flashlight, it was pitch dark in there.
  • amazing tunnel and special experience. make sure you go through the wet one
  • Absolutely incredible. A must see.
  • Quite an adventure under the most historic foundations of Jerusalem!
  • Scary at first but after walk for 5 min it gets better