The King’s Valley Festival | City Of David

King’s Valley Festival - FREE

A Variety of FREE Activities for the Entire Family
The King’s Valley is a short walk from the Western Wall and the Dung Gate, in the Kidron Valley Channel, between the City of David and the Mount of Olives. Green olive trees, the Old City Walls looming in the background and the sounds of bells ringing in the distance create a breathtaking and magical atmosphere.
Kids will enjoy a variety of activities, including flute-making, a clay workshop, camel riding and street theatre.
 One may also join a FREE GUIDED TOUR of the massive monuments along the Kidron Channel that were carved into the rock 2,000 years ago. 
If you would like to cool off in the refreshing waters of Hezekiah’s Tunnel, visitors to the King’s Valley (only!) can do so at a reduced rate.  
Photo: Israel Visotzki
Tour Track 
Essential Information 
  • The shuttle service for the King’s Valley Festival guests allows you to park your car at the First Station parking lot for a flat daily rate and enjoy the free shuttle to the festival! The shuttle buses will be departing from the First Station parking lot between 11:30 AM – 7:00 PM every half an hour.
  • There are parking spots near the Mount of Olives Information Center at 5 Jericho Street, Jerusalem.
  • You can find use with WAZE by searching “Mount of Olives Information Center.”
  • The activity is suitable for the entire family.
  • The route is not suitable for baby strollers.
  • There are restrooms and a snack bar with cold/hot beverages at the site.
  • For those that enter the water tunnel- it is recommended to come equipped with flashlights and shoes that are suitable for walking through water.
  • There are limited spots on each tour. For additional information please call:



Photo: Israel Visotzki

Activities, not including entrance to Hezekiah’s Tunnel
The King’s Valley  FREE
Entrance to Hezekiah’s Tunnel from the Kidron Valley
15 NIS
Special price


Opening Hours 
Opening Hours
From August 6- 29, 2017 | 14 Av to 7 Elul (not including Fridays) between 12:00pm and 5:00pm. 
Tickets for the water tunnels may be purchased by the Mount of Olives Information Center between 12:00pm and 5:00pm. 

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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