The Blue Stone Trail – Hasmonean Aqueduct

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Join us for a fascinating guided tour that includes panoramic views of ancient Jerusalem from a number of strategic vantage points aboveground while following the water that once flowed to Jerusalem through the remnants of the Lower Aqueduct deep beneath the ground.

The new Blue Stone Trail, named for the 28 blue tiles spread along the route, was created through a cooperative effort by the City of David Foundation, the Jerusalem Municipality and the Israel Antiquities Authority. The project, recently inaugurated on the Armon Hanatziv promenade in Jerusalem, uses spectacular paintings and artwork, as well as original songs, to trace the story of how water flowed to Jerusalem in ancient times.

The walk is in the aqueduct without water

The project is presented in partnership with the City of David and the Jerusalem Municipality.

Credit: Eliahu Yannai

Credit: Zvi Epstein

For additional information and to make a telephone reservation, call the Reservation Center.
Tour Track 
Start Point:
Armon Hanatziv Promenade - Statue of the Birds

Panormaic view from the Armon Hanatziv Promenade and tour of the underground aqueduct (which is dry)

End Point:
Armon Hanatziv Promenade
Essential Information 
  • The tour involves walking through an aqueduct that no longer contains water
  • Not recommended for people that are claustrophobic
  • Babies can be carried in a front carry only
  • One may not bring a stroller on the tour
  • Flashlights are needed. They can be purchased onsite
  • The aqueduct narrows at a point along the way
  • One may only enter the aqueduct as a participant on one of the guided tours

For additional information and to make a telephone reservation, call the Reservation Center:



The Hasmonean Aqueduct is closed until further notice

Ticket Adult Child(5-18), senior citizen*
Guided Tour 35 25
Entrance Fee 15 12

Group over 30 people

 Private Tour Guide Prices   
Up to two hours 430 nis
Ticket Adult Child(5-18), senior citizen*
Entrance Fee 14 11

* Senior citizen - Women from the age of 60, men from the age of 65.

  • Registration is required ahead of time.
  • Senior citizen- Women from the age of 60, men from the age of 65. 
  • One may book a tour with a private tour guide through advanced registration of a minimum of 8 business days.
Opening Hours 

Hasmonean Aqueduct - Opening Hours

Day Winter Schedule Summer Schedule
Sun- Thur 17:00 - 8:00 19:00 - 8:00
Friday 13:00 - 8:00 08:00 - 16:00


Entrance to the aqueduct till 2 hours before closing time.


Guided Tours

Tour Winter Schedule Summer Schedule
  Friday - Friday   -
Hebrew Tour 10:00 - 10:00 -



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