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The Western Wall Tunnels, Jerusalem

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First excavated by archeologists in 1864, The Western Wall Tunnels allow visitors access to an enclosed 485 m (1,591 ft) of the famous retaining wall that served as a support for King Herod's Second Temple expansion. The tunnels run underneath the buildings in Jerusalem's old town, lending insights into the architectural strategies and water collection technologies that enabled the temple's construction. The tunnels are quite narrow and dark; booking a guide beforehand or joining an ongoing tour is the only way to partake in the experience. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Jerusalem holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the The Western Wall Tunnels and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • I had not planned on this activity during our recent tour of the Holy Land. I decided to go when it was offered and am happy I did. Fascinating view of the layers of time that have passed since the ti...  more »
  • We had a terrific tour with Stephen or Shlomo. Seeing the tunnels was absolutely fascinating. It is like taking a step back into ancient history and seeing things that cannot be seen from street level...  more »
  • Led by a tour guide, our Christian group of 29 was often separated because of the different walking paces of the tourists. Interesting from a historical perspective, but I would avoid it if I were in ...  more »