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FAQ's regarding Virtual Tours
Are the tours live or will I be watching a video?
The tours are done live - not pre-recorded*. This allows our guests to have real-time interaction with the Tour Guide and to even ask questions at given moments on the tour. As they are live, you'll have a more enjoyable experience viewing the tour from a device which will allow you to interact (chat, voice and/or video camera).
*Tours are NOT broadcast live from the museum or location mentioned.
What is the best way to view / take the tour?
Zoom is the platform that is used for these virtual tours. This application is free and available on many different devices. However, the best possible experience will be had on a laptop, desktop computer, or a tablet with ample viewing room. You can watch from a TV, but that would prevent you from interacting as the tours are live.
How many can take the tour at once?
Our reservation system is designed to control the number of reservations that can be made. Up to 95 devices may be connected for a single tour. Up to 8 persons may view via your device, permitted local COVID-19 regulations allow it.
After I reserve a tour, what can I expect?
After you reserve your tour, you will get an email from the website as a confirmation (if you do not see this, please check your spam or junk folder). You will not receive anything thereafter until a day or so before the tour date.
When you get the email with your Zoom meeting link, you will need to click on the provided link to open the tour in Zoom. While it's true that it is possible to have more devices connected at a time, a single tour guide will only be able to give meaningful attention to 95.
When should I check-in for my tour?
It is suggested that you join the Zoom meeting 10 or more minutes before it is scheduled to start. This ensures that there are no connection problems, that your name is properly displayed, and that any other additional technical issues are resolved before the tour.
What items should I have on hand?
- Your Bible (optional)
- Note-taking materials (optional)
Recording the tour is prohibited.
What if I want a tour for my congregation / family / group?
If you want a private tour or a group tour using several devices please contact us! We'll be happy to set up a tour time just for you.
Moving standing reservations from one tour to another is NOT permitted. That is to say, from "The Wheat and the Weeds" to "Your Word Is Truth". If your circumstances require that you move your reservation to another date for the same tour, MBT will be happy to help.
Virtual tours purchased are non-refundable. You can, however, reschedule for the same tour if your circumstances require you to do so.
City of DavidMuseum or Location: City of David National Park - Jerusalem, Israel
Estimated tour length: 1.5 hours
Cost: $10 USD Per device*
Virtual: Not broadcast live from the museum/location
Availability: Every Friday (Eng, Spa) Every Saturday (Ita, Ger, Rus)
Languages offered: English, Spanish, German, Russian, Italian
About the tour: the City of David is the name given to the city of Jebus after David conquered it and built his royal residence there. It is also called Zion. It is the southeastern part as well as the oldest part of Jerusalem. Our virtual tour takes you through the City of David excavations. You will see the remains of towers, walls, and palaces from the period of the Judean kings and the underground water system.
What have archaeologists - digging in Jerusalem’s ancient City of David - discovered? What archaeological discoveries were made at Gihon, and what connection may these have with the Bible record? Did King Hezekiah really build a tunnel into Jerusalem? What does the Bible tell of Jerusalem’s destruction in 607 B.C.E.? Why are Bible students interested in the location of the Pool of Siloam?
About the archaeological site: The City of David is revealing some of the most exciting archeological finds of the ancient world. The tour of the City of David begins with a breathtaking observation point overlooking Biblical Jerusalem. As we move through the site, we come in contact with archaeological excavations and thrilling biblical finds that span thousands of years of history. The tour continues underground to the Gihon Spring. Visitors can virtually trek through King Hezekiah's 2,700-year-old water tunnel, where water has flowed since the time of the prophets.