Siloam Tunnel

Currently Closed
  • Address: Derech HaShiloah, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Timings: 05:00 pm - 11:59 pm Details
  • Phone: +972-026268700
  • Ticket Price: 29 ILS
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Family And Kids, Archaeological Site , Tunnel

The Siloam tunnel is also popularly known as Hezekiah's Tunnel and is basically a water tunnel that was carved in the ancient times under the City of David in Jerusalem. Visiting the tunnel would give you the chance to see the original walls of the City. Here, you would get an insight into the city’s history and the chance to admire the skills of the people in the Biblical times. At some points, the tunnel is about five feet high and the water there runs about two feet deep. Walking through the ancient tunnel is an incredible experience and you are sure to cherish the experience forever.

  • Other Contact No. +972 026266033
  • For people who suffer from Claustrophobia, avoid the Tunnels.
  • Last entrance to Warrens Shaft does not include walking through Hezekiah’s Tunnel.
  • Entrance to the tunnels is recommended for those 5 years and older.
  • Tickets can be purchased until two hours before closing time.
  • The last entrance to Hezekiah’s Tunnel is one hour before closing time.
  • The last entrance to the Warrens Shaft is one hour before closing time.

City of David - Tours of Biblical Jerusalem:

Entrance Fee:

  • Adult- NIS 29
  • Child (5-18), senior citizen- NIS 15

3D Movie (with prior reservation and to be bought with additional entrance fee):

  • Adult- NIS 13
  • Child (5-18), senior citizen- NIS 13

Biblical City of David- Guided Tour:

  • Adult- NIS 60
  • Child (5-18), senior citizen- NIS 45

Guided Tour for "Matmon" card owner:

  • Adult- NIS 35
  • Child (5-18), senior citizen- NIS 32

Group over 30 people: Entrance fee

  • Adult- NIS 23
  • Child (5-18), senior citizen- NIS 14

3D Movie for Group of over 30 people:

  • Adult- NIS 13
  • Child (5-18), senior citizen- NIS 13

For other tour prices of the City of David, Visit the official website. 

General Timings of the City:

Sunday- Thursday:

  • Winter: 5:00 pm - 8:00 am
  • Summer: 7:00 pm - 8:00 am


  • Winter: 5:00 pm - 8:00 am
  • Summer: 7:00 pm - 8:00 am

Guided Tour timings:

Winter and Summer Schedule:

  • Hebrew Tour: Sunday- Thursday at 10.00 am and 2.00 pm; Friday at 10.00 am
  • English Tour: Sunday- Thursday at 10.00 am and 2.00 pm; Friday at 10.00 am

For other timings, visit the official website. 

  • Bus: At Wadi Hilweh 2
  • Light Rail: At Damascus Gate (1.3 kilometers away)
  • Taxi
  • Rent a Bike
  • On foot

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  • Siloam Tunnel Address: Derech HaShiloah, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Siloam Tunnel Contact Number: +972-026268700
  • Siloam Tunnel Timing: 05:00 pm - 11:59 pm
  • Siloam Tunnel Price: 29 ILS
  • Best time to visit Siloam Tunnel(preferred time): 06:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Siloam Tunnel: 03:00 Hrs
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  • 22% of people who visit Jerusalem include Siloam Tunnel in their plan

  • 92.22% of people start their Siloam Tunnel visit around 5 PM - 6 PM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Siloam Tunnel

Wednesday, Friday and Sunday

93.81% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Siloam Tunnel

People normally club together Mount Of Olives and Jerusalem Theatre while planning their visit to Siloam Tunnel.

People also prefer to end their day with Siloam Tunnel.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • Walk where people walked thousands of years ago! A great place to experience history first hand. An experience I will never forget!

  • City of David history,. An easy walk through minimal water would do it again. My friend that was 5'3" barely had to duck through the majority of the tunnel. Taller people have to bend during portions of the tunnel.

  • Amazing experience! 3000years ago, those ancients made this huge tunnel for people to pass through! All visitors should protect this inheritance

  • Interesting historical site in Jerusalem, the biblical water tunnel or Siloam Tunnel, preserved and currently in operation as a tourist attraction. Best bring a flashlight and roll up your pants/shorts/other articles of clothing because the water goes up to your low thighs at some parts. Also note: the water is very cold! The tunnel is not too small or narrow, but should not be explored alone in the event that you slip. The rock on the tunnel bottom is very slippery, so it is best to watch your step if you do not want to be concussed.

  • Fantastic ancient tunnel, with superb acoustics if you want to sing a psalm as you walk through.

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