Around the King’s Valley – FREE Tour | City Of David

Around the King’s Valley – FREE Tour

On this guided tour we will explore the section of the Kidron Valley which separates the City of David from the Mount of Olives.
During the Second Temple period, grandiose and ornate burial monuments were built in the Kidron Valley- Absalom’s Pillar, the Tomb of Zechariah and Tomb of Benei Hezir
Join us on a fascinating tour through ancient landscapes with breathtaking views that tell the tale of the Kidron. 
Photo by Tal Glik
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 tour departs from the Absalom’s Pillar and takes a circular route. 
  • We recommend wearing comfortable walking shoes. 
  • The route is not suitable for baby strollers.
  • There are limited spots on each tour. For additional information please call:



Photo by Tal Glik
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 
From August 6- 29, 2017 | 14 Av to 7 Elul (not including Fridays) 

The festival will begin at 12:00 noon.

Tours in Hebrew will depart Sunday- Thursday between 12:00pm and 5:00pm, every hour on the hour. 
Tour in English at 3:00pm. 
Tour Length: ~ 45 minutes 

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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