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King David's Tomb Tours and Activities

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King David's Tomb
Some consider King David’s Tomb, on the holy site of Jerusalem’s Mount Zion, to be the burial place of King David of Israel, but whether he was actually buried there is debated. Regardless of the tomb’s existence, the place has deep significance for Jews, Muslims, and Christians, and many pilgrims journey to pay their respects each year.

The Basics
Visitors to King David’s Tomb enter the crypt, an underground hall of the Crusader Church, which Franciscan monks renovated in the 14th century. The building then became a mosque and served as a place of prayer for Muslims for hundreds of years, and today it operates as a synagogue. There are separate entrances for men and women, with a cloth-covered tomb in the center of the room. Members of all faiths are welcome to visit.

Many private and small-group tours of Jerusalem, including day trips from Tel Aviv, visit King David’s Tomb as well as other Jerusalem highlights. Some tours focus on themes such as Jewish heritage, while others explore farther afield to Bethlehem and beyond.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • King David’s Tomb is a must-see for all first-time visitors to Jerusalem, especially those interested in religion, history, and Jewish heritage.
  • Admission to the tomb is free.
  • Men and women must enter the tomb separately.
  • To enter the tomb, dress modestly with your head covered.
  • There are steps at the site’s entrance and exit, but museum staff can help wheelchair users to enter.
  • The Room of the Last Supper is located on the upper level of the same building.

How to Get There
The tomb is located on Mount Zion, outside of Jerusalem’s Old City walls and 328 feet (100 meters) southwest of Zion Gate. You can easily reach the popular site by car, taxi, or bus from within Jerusalem.

When to Get There
King David’s Tomb is open from 8am to sunset daily. Peak tourist season in Jerusalem is June to October, so consider a spring visit for pleasant temperatures and smaller crowds.

Oskar Schindler’s Grave
Perhaps made most famous by the 1993 biopic Schindler’s List, Oskar Schindler was an unlikely savior of hundreds of Jews during the Holocaust. His grave is in the Mount Zion Catholic Cemetery, a short walk from the Old City’s Zion Gate. Schindler’s grave is a flat slab on the cemetery’s lower level, and is recognizable as it is often covered with stones left by visitors (a Jewish tradition).
Address: Mount Zion, Jerusalem, Israel
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18 Tours and Activities to Experience King David's Tomb

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City of David and Underground Jerusalem Day Tour

City of David and Underground Jerusalem Day Tour

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Discover the City of David on this full-day tour of Jerusalem. Now an archaeological park, this region is home to ongoing excavations and artifacts that bring light to Bible stories. Get to see some of the archaeological activity firsthand after stops at the top the Mount of Olives, David’s Tomb and the Last Supper Room, and the Jewish Quarter, which you enter through Zion’s Gate (also known as David’s Gate). Jerusalem hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
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  • 8 hours
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Old Jerusalem Full-Day Tour

Old Jerusalem Full-Day Tour

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For Christians, Jews, and Muslims alike, Jerusalem is the spiritual center of the world. Take this all-day guided tour to better understand the city’s 4,000-year-old history and visit its important sites. See what are widely considered the holiest places in the world: the Western Wall, the holiest of Jewish sites; Temple Mount, one of the most important religious sites in the Old City of Jerusalem; the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, located where Jesus was crucified and buried; and many more. Hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 8 hours
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Jerusalem Full Day Tour

Jerusalem Full Day Tour

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See the highlights of 3,000-year-old Jerusalem on a full-day tour with a knowledgeable guide. Stand on the Mount of Olives to admire the iconic views of the walled, Old City. Head to Mt Zion to visit the Room of the Last Supper and King David’s Tomb, and wander through Old Jerusalem, taking in the Roman Cardo and Armenian and Jewish quarters on route to the Via Dolorosa, Church of Holy Sepulchre and Western Wall (Wailing Wall). Lastly, visit Yad Veshem, where memorials and exhibits pay tribute to the Holocaust’s victims.
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  • 8 hours
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Jerusalem and Bethlehem Tour from Jerusalem

Jerusalem and Bethlehem Tour from Jerusalem

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Explore the religious highlights of Jerusalem and Bethlehem on a full-day, small-group tour from Jerusalem. Take in views of the ancient city from the Mount of Olives, then visit King David’s tomb and the site of the Last Supper atop Mount Zion. See the folded prayers at the Wailing Wall, and follow Jesus' path down the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Leave the city for Bethlehem’s holy sites, then visit an ancient shepherds’ field, the manger square, and the 4th-century Church of the Nativity.
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  • 8 hours
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Jerusalem Walking Tour

Jerusalem Walking Tour

Join our Jerusalem Walking Tour for the least demanding, generally extensive, and best worth approach to finding this otherworldly city. Our tour visits the sights inside the dividers of the Old City, including the Temple Mount, the Western Wall, the Pools of Bethesda, Via Dolorosa, the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and more. At long last, you'll visit the clamoring, scene acclaimed Old city Arab market, where local people and travelers all meet up to absorb the flavors and fragrances of everything this well-known market brings to the table.
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Jerusalem and Bethlehem: In the Steps of Christianity Private Day Tour

Jerusalem and Bethlehem: In the Steps of Christianity Private Day Tour

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Explore the Christian sites of Jerusalem and Bethlehem on a full-day, private tour that follows Jesus’ life from birth to crucifixion, soaking up plenty of ancient history along the way. Flat-rate pricing for up to six people make this a convenient, money-saving option for groups, and you’ll have the flexibility to experience each destination at your own pace, whether you’re walking the Via Dolorosa or browsing colorful markets.
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  • 8 hours
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Jerusalem World Heritage Private Tour

Jerusalem World Heritage Private Tour

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Since Jerusalem’s most sacred sites are hidden in the Old City's maze of streets, simply finding the Christian, Jewish, and Muslim landmarks can be a challenge. Join a private guide for a personalized tour of Old City Jerusalem to discover the treasures within the historic walls; you’ll cover key sites at your own pace, with time to take in the places that interest you most.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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Private tour : Jerusalem Old city day trip from Jerusalem

Private tour : Jerusalem Old city day trip from Jerusalem

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Explore Jerusalem’s Old City with the service of a private driver-guide on a full-day tour that helps you create your own perfect itinerary. Visit top sites, from the Mount of Olives to the Western Wall, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, and the Byzantine Cardo, with plenty of time to go beyond the highlights, soaking up the atmosphere of the ancient city center.
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  • 10 hours
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Jerusalem Old City & Mount Zion from Jerusalem

Jerusalem Old City & Mount Zion from Jerusalem

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This new tour is geared towards those who want to sleep in and start their day of sightseeing a little later than regular tours and still visit Jerusalem Highlights attractions. Start you journey at Mount Scopus and view the whole city of Jerusalem. Walk in the old city streets and visit the Jewish Quarter, the Byzantine Cardo and the Western Wall. Stop at some of the Stations of the Cross - the Via Dolorosa, visit the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and the Room of the Last Supper and King David's Tomb in Mount Zion.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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Jerusalem Super Saver: Day Tours of Jerusalem and Bethlehem and City of David and Underground Jerusalem

Jerusalem Super Saver: Day Tours of Jerusalem and Bethlehem and City of David and Underground Jerusalem

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Save by booking two popular day tours and experience the best of Jerusalem, Bethlehem and the City of David. See the top sites in Jerusalem and Bethlehem on the first day, recounting Jesus’ life from birth to death, plus so much more. On the other day tour, discover the archaeological finds and underground tunnels in the City of David. Hotel transport is available for both days.
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  • 2 days
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Jerusalem and Bethlehem Private Trip from Tel Aviv or Jerusalem

Jerusalem and Bethlehem Private Trip from Tel Aviv or Jerusalem

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Your private tour to Jerusalem and Bethlehem Start with an overview of Jerusalem from Mount Olives, looking down at the Old City and the Temple Mount. See the Garden of Gethsemane and the monumental burial tombs while driving along the Kidron Valley. Walk past the Armenian Quarter and along the 1500 year old Byzantine Cardo to the Jewish Quarter and on the Western Wall. Follow the Stations of the Cross (Via Dolorosa) to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Leave Jerusalem for neighboring Bethlehem hometown of King David and birthplace of Jesus. Also visit the Catholic church of St. Catherine, the Greek church, the Milk Grotto where Mary fed Jesus and Shepherd's Fields. • Receive the undivided attention of a private guide on this private tour • Guided tour of the popular Holy Land sights by local experts • Discover the world-famous religious and historical sites of the Old City of Jerusalem • Customize your route, according to your interests.
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  • 10 hours
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Jerusalem and Bethlehem Private Trip from Jerusalem or Tel Aviv

Jerusalem and Bethlehem Private Trip from Jerusalem or Tel Aviv

This is a private tour to Christian famous sites of Jerusalem and Bethlehem. Start with an overview of Jerusalem from Mount Olives, looking down at the Old City and the Temple Mount. See the Garden of Gethsemane and the monumental burial tombs while driving along the Kidron Valley. Walk past the Armenian Quarter and along the 1500 year old Byzantine Cardo to the Jewish Quarter and on the Western Wall. Follow the Stations of the Cross (Via Dolorosa) to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Leave Jerusalem for neighboring Bethlehem hometown of King David and birthplace of Jesus. Also visit the Catholic church of St. Catherine, the Greek church, the Milk Grotto where Mary fed Jesus and Shepherd's Fields. • Receive the undivided attention of a private guide on this private tour • Guided tour of the popular Holy Land sights by local experts • Discover the world-famous religious and historical sites of the Old City of Jerusalem • Customize your route, according to your interests.
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Underground Jerusalem and City of David Tour from Jerusalem

Underground Jerusalem and City of David Tour from Jerusalem

Parts of ancient Jerusalem lie beneath the Old City and cast important light on the city's 4,000-year history. With this tour, view the main Jewish sights and subterranean ruins with ease, with a guide for historical insight. Visit the Western Wall and Tomb of King David; see Herodian mansions beneath the Jewish Quarter; and explore the City of David’s water tunnels. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included for your convenience.
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  • 9 hours
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Jerusalem Historical and Biblical Private Tour from Tel Aviv or Jerusalem

Jerusalem Historical and Biblical Private Tour from Tel Aviv or Jerusalem

Receive the undivided attention of a personal guide on this private tour of Holy Jerusalem. An unforgettable itinerary highlights the Old City, following the Via Dolorosa from the Western Wall through the Stations of the Cross, ending at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Don’t miss learning about this spiritual center of the world and its 4,000-year-old history. Hotel pickup and drop-off is available from Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.
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City of David and Underground Jerusalem Historical and Biblical Trip

City of David and Underground Jerusalem Historical and Biblical Trip

Ideal for those with limited time, this full-day tour takes you to see some of the most important sites in Jerusalem. Explore the City of David and the underground tunnels which lie underneath the city, visit the Wailing Wall, the Jewish Quarter, the top of the Mount of Olives, and more in the company of a guide who offers insights into local history.
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Jerusalem Underground and City of David Tour from Tel Aviv

Jerusalem Underground and City of David Tour from Tel Aviv

Jerusalem’s most ancient history lies beneath the modern streets; go underground to explore the Western Wall Tunnel and the City of David on a full-day tour that also features the city’s above-ground historic highlights. Traveling between sites in a climate-controlled coach ensures a comfortable day of sightseeing whether you’re walking into the Old City gates or descending into a fascinating archeological site.
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Jerusalem and Dead Sea Private Tour from Jerusalem

Jerusalem and Dead Sea Private Tour from Jerusalem

Holy Jerusalem and Dead Sea Private Tour Start with an overview of Jerusalem from Mount Olives, looking down at the Old City and the Temple Mount. See the Garden of Gethsemane and the monumental burial tombs while driving along the Kidron Valley. Walk past the Armenian Quarter and along the 1500 year old Byzantine Cardo to the Jewish Quarter and on the Western Wall (Kotel). Follow the Stations of the Cross (Via Dolorosa) to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Drive through the Judean Desert, passing Jericho, to the northern coast of the Dead Sea to swim and float in the mineral rich waters and enjoy a mud bath. • Personalize your tour to suit your own interests. • See world famous religious and historic landmarks of Jerusalem's Old City • Learn about the city’s 4,000-year-old history • Float in the famous salt-rich waters of the Dead Sea • Hotel pick up and drop-off from Jerusalem
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  • 10 hours
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$820.00
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Jerusalem and Dead Sea Private Tour from Tel Aviv

Jerusalem and Dead Sea Private Tour from Tel Aviv

Holy Jerusalem and Dead Sea Private Tour Start with an overview of Jerusalem from Mount Olives, looking down at the Old City and the Temple Mount. See the Garden of Gethsemane and the monumental burial tombs while driving along the Kidron Valley. Walk past the Armenian Quarter and along the 1500 year old Byzantine Cardo to the Jewish Quarter and on the Western Wall (Kotel). Follow the Stations of the Cross (Via Dolorosa) to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Drive through the Judean Desert, passing Jericho, to the northern coast of the Dead Sea to swim and float in the mineral rich waters and enjoy a mud bath. • Personalize your tour to suit your own interests. • See world famous religious and historic landmarks of Jerusalem's Old City • Learn about the city’s 4,000-year-old history • Depart Jerusalem to the Judean Desert and drive to the Dead Sea • Hotel pick up and drop-off 
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  • 10 hours
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