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Jerusalem @ Twilight – Evening tours at the City of David

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As the sun sets, a serene ambiance settles over the City of David. Join us for a solo harp performance and a tour of the place where it all began. Enjoy the enchanting sounds of the harp in the Kings Garden, followed by a  breathtaking view of the ancient city and an impressive 3D movie that tells the story of Ancient Jerusalem. Our tour of the archaeological site begins at the King David’s Palace excavations before continuing underground to Hezekiah’s Tunnel where the cool waters of the Gihon Spring still flow to this very day. 

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Essential Information 
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Available in Hebrew only.
Enjoy a free cup of coffee while you listen to the harp performance. 
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. 
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. 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.
We recommend you bring warm clothing. 

 

 
Prices 

 

Pricing 

 [ ] indicates discounted price for Matmon Card holders

Adult

 

Child (5-18)/ Retiree

Special Summer Price

Jerusalem at Dusk

60 [35]

45 [32]

7% discounted price for reservations made online

42 NIS

33 NIS

Jerusalem at Dusk + Train to and from the Jaffa Gate

70 NIS per participant

Departure: Jaffa Gate

Destination: Dung Gate

55 NIS

 
Opening Hours 
The tours are being offered from August 15 |11 Av until August 25 |21 Av
 
Guided tours in Hebrew- Sun-Thur at 5:00pm and 6:00pm.
 
Tour Length: approximately three hours
 
 
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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