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Biblical City of David Tour - Sukkot 2017

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Come Discover Ancient Jerusalem at the City of David

Explore the biblical City of David, the place of kings and prophets, the place where Jerusalem was born.  
Come discover its secrets. Pass through the underground tunnels with which the city was conquered. Descend into the hidden spring where kings were anointed, and walk through the cool waters of Hezekiah’s Tunnel. 
The tour is suitable for families and includes many steps. 

Tour Length- 3 hours (approx)



Please note - During Chol Hamoed Sukkot, tickets cannot be purchased in advance via the website or telephone hotline. Tickets may be purchased at the box office when you reach the City of David.



Tour Track 
Essential Information 
Tickets are not sold in advance and may be purchased at the site upon your arrival. Space is limited. 
The tour does not include entrance to the 3D movie, which one can view at an additional cost. 
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. see map. 
Private vehicles are not permitted entrance to the Old City. 
There are many steps along the tour route. 
Walking through Hezekiah’s Tunnel requires the use of flashlights and water shoes. Both can be purchased at the site. The use of candles, as well as walking without shoes is absolutely prohibited. 
Entrance to Hezekiah’s Tunnel is recommended from age five. The water can reach 70cm high (a little over 2 feet). 
Babies may be carried through the tunnel in a front carry only. One may rent a baby carrier from the City of David National Park. 
There are lockers onsite that one may rent to store small items. 
The tour route is not conducive to the use of strollers. 
There is a snack shop with hot/cold drinks and sandwiches, as well as a jewelry and souvenir store.  
There is a sukkah at the site which visitors are invited to use
For additional information call the Reservation Center.






Child (5-18)

Biblical City of David Tour 

Biblical City of David - NIS 60 [For Matmon card holders - NIS 35]*  

NIS 10 Holiday Special for Kids!

[The price listed in parenthesis is for Matmon Club card members. Matmon is the discount membership card of the Nature & Parks Authority.] 

Opening Hours 

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

Guided tours in Hebrew will leave between 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM Every half an hour.

Last tour leaves at 4:30 PM

Guided tours in English will leave at 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM, 2:30 PM and 4:00 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 between 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM every half an hour

Tours in English offered at 10:00 AM, 12:00 PM

The tour is approximately 3 hours long (not including the 3D show)

Suitable for families, includes many stairs.




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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