From the City of David to the Western Wall | City Of David

From the City of David to the Western Wall

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Tour the City of David

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Tour the City of David

 

Jerusalem during the end of the Second Temple period was known internationally for its beauty and grandeur. Thanks to recent excavations one can now walk its streets and be amazed by its splendor. Join us on a fascinating tour of 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 the Jewish pilgrims walked, two thousand years ago.

Come join in the excitement as Ancient Jerusalem comes to life, before our very own eyes.

The tour is approximately 1 ½ hours long and is appropriate for people of all ages, except those with extreme difficulties walking.

 
For additional information and to a make a telephone reservation, call the Reservation Center.
 
Tour Track 
Start Point:
City of David- Visitors Center

Panoramic View

Dr. Mazar’s Palace Excavations

Area G

Givati dig and the most recently discovered water cannal that ran beneath the road.

End Point:
The Archaeological Park- Davidson Center
Essential Information 
  • Tour length is 1.5 hours.
  • The Old City is closed off to private vehicles.
  • In order to reach the City of David by foot, exit the Old City via the Dung Gate (the gate closest to the Western Wall Plaza). Turn left and shortly after (approximately 50 meters), make a right. The entrance to the City of David will be on your left hand side.
  • Please notice that the tour includes walking up and down stairs.
  • The tour includes walking through an underground tunnel.
  • There are storage lockers at the site for your convenience at a cost of 10 nis. We apologize but there is no room to store baby carriages.
  • Enjoy our coffee & snack shop as well as a gift shop with unique souvenirs, books and jewelry.
Prices 
Ticket Adult Child (5-18), senior citizen
From the City of David to the
western wall - Guided Tour
45 35
From the City of David to the western wall Guided Tour- booked online
42 33

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

Opening Hours 

Opening Hours at the City of David National Park

Day Winter Schedule Summer Schedule
Sun- Thur 17:00 - 8:00 19:00 - 8:00
Friday 14:00 - 8:00 16:00 - 8:00

Guided Tours

Tour Winter Schedule Summer Schedule
  Sun - Thur Friday Sun - Thur Friday
Hebrew Tour 13:30 11:00 13:30 11:00
English Tour 11:00 --- 11:00 ---

Saturdays and Holidays the site is closed

Directions 

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: Only 10 NIS when you book a ticket for a tour of the City of David. Regular price: 30 NIS. 
 
 
 
 
 
 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: 

 
 
For those interested in arriving by foot from Jaffa Gate (Karta/Mamilla Parking Lots) to the City of David
 
 
 
 
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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