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A Special Treat for Kids- Tour the City of David with Dee Dee

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A special treat for kids!   
Dee Dee, our harp mascot, absolutely loves touring and adventures.
Discover Ancient Jerusalem on a tour specifically geared for kids, full of fascinating, funny and exciting stories. 
The tour is engaging and enriching. Recommended for all ages!
The tour is led by an experienced actor who plays the part of Dee Dee. 

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Essential Information 
  • The tour is currently offered in Hebrew only.
  • Free gift when you book a family tour: City of David puzzle, 250 pieces. Until supplies last. 
  • We recommend buying tickets in advance for all tours in order to guarantee a spot. 
  • New! 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! 
  • Minimum registration of two children required for the tour to take place.
  • Following the tour, participants are welcome to continue on their own through the water tunnels- Hezekiah’s Tunnel, at no added cost! 
  • The tour is geared for kids aged 4-7, accompanied by a parent.
  • Special price for parents accompanying a child. 
  • There is a snack shop with hot/cold drinks and sandwiches, as well as a jewelry and souvenir store.
  • There are lockers onsite that one may rent to store small items. There is no area to park strollers. 
  • 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. 
For additional information and to a make a telephone reservation, call the Reservation Center. 

Price List 


Child (4-11)

Tour with Dee Dee

30 NIS

45 NIS

Tour with Dee Dee+ Old City Train 

40 NIS 

55 NIS

Price includes the interactive booklet “Young Detectives”




Opening Hours 
From August 2- 29, 2017 | 10 Av to 7 Elul
Guided tours in Hebrew- Sunday- Thursday at 11:40am, 1:40pm, and 4:40pm. Fridays at 10:40am and 12:40pm. 
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. 



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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