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From the City of David to the Western Wall- Sukkot 2017

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Tour the City of David

Tour the City of David

This tour takes us back to the Second Temple period, where thanks to new discoveries, we can walk in the footsteps of the Jewish pilgrims who traveled to Jerusalem for the three pilgrimage holidays: Passover, Sukkot, and Shavuot. 
Jerusalem of the late Second Temple period was known all over the world for its beauty and grandeur. As a result of recent excavations, one can now walk its streets, feel the city’s magic, and be amazed by its splendor. 
Join us on a captivating tour inspired by the city’s architects and builders and visit sites that were just uncovered. Be amazed by the excavation in the Central (Tyropoeon) Valley where we will walk through a section of the Herodian Channel that is approximately 500 feet long. The tour will reach its climax as we behold the impressive foundations stones of the Western Wall at the foot of the Temple Mount. From there we will climb and exit onto the grandiose road where multitudes of pilgrims walked, two thousand years ago.  Come experience the magic and glory as ancient Jerusalem comes to life before our very eyes.

Tours include a 3D show!

Please note - During Chol Hamoed Sukkot, tickets cannot be purchased in advance via the website or telephone hotline. 

Tour Track 
Start Point:
From the City of David
Essential Information 

Tickets are not sold in advance and may be purchased at the site upon your arrival. Space is limited. 

A free shuttle service to the Old City enables you to park your car in the “First Station” parking lot at a day-rate and take a free shuttle to and from the Old City! The bus leaves from the parking area of the “First Station” and stops at the Dung Gate.- a two minute walk to the City of David! 
To reach the City of David on foot: When coming from the Old City, exit through the Dung Gate (the gate closest to the Kotel Plaza), and turn left. After about fifty meters (about 55 yards), turn right and the City of David will be on your left. 
Private vehicles are not permitted entrance to the Old City. 
Bus lines that reach the Old City: 1, 2, 3, 38. 
There are lockers onsite that one may rent to store small items. 
The tour route is not conducive to the use of strollers.
The tour route passes through an underground tunnel.
There is a snack shop with hot/cold drinks and sandwiches, as well as a jewelry and souvenir store.  
A sukkah has been set up for our vistors use. 
For additional information and to a make a telephone reservation, call the Reservation Center.



Child (5-18)

From the City of David to the Western Wall


45 NIS  [For Matmon card holders - NIS 35]*

NIS 10 Holiday Special for Kids!

Tickets are not sold in advance and may be purchased at the site upon your arrival. Space is limited. 

Opening Hours 

Sunday-Tuesday, 18-20 Tishrei, October 8-10

Guided tours in Hebrew will leave at 10:15 AM, 12:15 PM, 2:15 PM, 4:15 PM, 5:15 PM

Guided tours in English will leave at 11:15 AM, 3:15 PM

On Friday, 16 Tishrei - October 6, and Wednesday, 21 Tishrei - October 11 (eve of the second Chag)

as well as Isru Chag - Tuesday, 23 Tishrei - October 13

Guided tours in Hebrew will leave at 10:15 AM and 12:15 PM

A guided tour in English will leave at 11:15 AM

 On October 11, there will not be a Hebrew tour at 12:15 PM


How to reach the City of David National Park – Safe, Convenient Directions

For those arriving by private vehicle, please note that it is difficult to find parking near the Western Wall and City of David. We recommend the following arrival options:

Arrival by shuttle from the First Railway Station (Free)

The “Free to the Old City” service allows you to park your car for an all-day fee (17.10 NIS per day or 13.60 NIS for “Yerushalmi” resident card holders) at the First Railway Station and enjoy the ease of free shuttles to and from the Old City!
The shuttle will depart from the First Railway Station parking lot to the Dung Gate – just a two minute walk from the City of David.
The shuttle operates from Sunday to Thursday from 8:00AM to 8:00PM, every 20 minutes. On Monday and Thursday, the shuttle begins to run at 7:00AM.
On Fridays, the shuttle runs until one hour before the Sabbath begins.

Ride the Old City Train to the City of David (not free)

Would you like to have fun getting to the City of David? Now you can!
Before you dive deep into the ancient city and get an inside view, learn about the City of David from the outside. 
The Old City Train takes guests on a fascinating and fun tour, from the Mamilla Parking Lot, through the Armenian and Jewish Quarters, to the City of David. Along the way, learn about heritage sites and the history of the general area.
Cost: 30 NIS. 


Parking lots in the area

From the direction of the Western Wall, turn left down the hill after you exit the Dung Gate and then make your first right. After a two minute walk, The City of David entrance will be on the left.

 Navigate to Mamila and Karta Parking lots (public parking lots – payment required)
Navigate to Mount Zion Parking Lot (public parking lot – payment required)

For groups arriving by organized bus which do not require parking: 


Public Transportation

Bus lines to Jaffa Gate: 20, 60 (From the Central Bus Station)
Bus lines to the City of David: 1, 2, 38 to the Western Wall




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