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From the City of David to the Western Wall- A new route that bridges different periods of Jerusalem’s history

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Tour the City of David

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Tour the City of David

 
A new route that bridges different periods of Jerusalem’s history
The City of David National Park offers a fascinating peak into the world of Herod and the Second Temple period in Jerusalem. 
Beneath the main thoroughfare of the ancient city, a hidden underground tunnel served as a hiding place on the eve of the destruction of the Temple for the last remaining rebels.
A golden bell, Roman sword, and cooking vessels which were found, offer a rare glimpse into the daily life of the residents of Ancient Jerusalem. 
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 route ends at the foundation stones of the Western Wall- deep underground. A truly unique opportunity to see the site from a different angle. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Essential Information 

Important Information

  • We recommend buying tickets in advance for all tours in order to guarantee a spot.
  • A free shuttle service to the Old City called “Free 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.
  • The tour is suitable for families.
  • There are many steps at the site. 
  • The tour route passes through an underground tunnel.
  • 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. There is no place to park strollers.
  • There is a snack shop with hot/cold drinks and sandwiches, as well as a jewelry and souvenir store.
For additional information and to a make a telephone reservation, call the Reservation Center. 
 
Prices 

 

Pricing 

Adult

Child (5-18)/ Retiree

From the City of David to the Western Wall Tour

40 NIS 

30 NIS 

From the City of David to the Western Wall Tour + Old city train

50 NIS 

40 NIS

From the City of David to the Western Wall Tour- Matmon members (Phone/Ticket Office) 30 NIS 27 NIS

* 7% discount will be given for online reservations

Opening Hours 
From August 2- 29, 2017 | 10 Av to 7 Elul
 
Guided tours in English- Sunday- Thursday at 1:00pm. Fridays at 11:00am. 
Guided tours in Hebrew- Sunday- Thursday at 11:30am, 1:30pm, 3:30pm, and 4:30pm. Fridays at 11:30am and 1:00pm. 
 
To book a tour in English>>
 
Tour Length: ~ 1 ½ hours
 
City of David National Park Opening Hours:
Sunday- Thursday: 8:00am to 9:00pm. Ticket office closes at 6:00pm. 
Tickets for the water tunnel sold until 6:00pm. 
Fridays: 8:00am to 4:00pm. 
Ticket office closes and tickets sold for the water tunnel until 2:00pm. 
 
 
 

 

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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