can i make a reservation from US some time before i get to Israel
to see those tunnels?
You can order tickets through their website
click on the icon for "individuals" and then follow the instructions. Make sure to indicate a requested date, approximate time and that you want a tour in English.
Actually for me, I was given a reservation. I will still have to pay for the tickets when I arrive for the actual tour. But yes, I did it from here in the USA.
How long is the tour and if I have a one day tour of Jerusalem and Bethlehem with GTI, will the tunnel tour take up too much of our time? How do I get tickets for the Rampart Walk Tour?
The tunnel tour is a very special tour. Are you planning on doing it the same day as your GTI tour or a different day. In terms of "too much time" --you need to decide if you want quantity or quality in everything you are doing and seeing. There is no right or wrong approach--it is up to you.
The tunnel tour takes about an hour and 20 or 30 minutes.
You get tickets to the Ramparts right at the entrance to the Ramparts at the Jaffa Gate.
The tour takes about 70 minutes.
The direct phone number is: +972-2-627-1333
The reservations office at Western Tunnels is amazingly efficient and helpful. I made reservations for both the Western Wall Tunnels and the Chain of Generation tours without a hitch and almost excatly for the times requested. Of course, I plan ahead--for Hanuary 2012 so am sure it gets more difficutl to secure reservations as you approach the requsted date.
Is it better to do the tunnel tour during the day or in the evening?
It really makes no difference what time of day you take the tunnel tour. Actually, if you can do it in the evening it will free up more daytime hours for you to tour and see other sites that cannot be seen at night. This will enable you to pack more into a day in Jerusalem - assuming you won't be too tired.
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