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Tour the City of David with Dee Dee A special treat for kids!

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Come Discover Ancient Jerusalem at the City of David

Dee Dee is the City of David’s lovable harp mascot and he can’t wait to take kids on a special adventure through the City of David. Set out on a magical journey through ancient Jerusalem with Dee Dee, accompanied by an actor, sharing interesting and funny stories throughout. Dee Dee awaits your arrival at the entrance to the site. See you soon!  

Free experience and souvenir for children!  Mint a Half Shekel coin! *With the purchase of a child ticket for a guided tour. 

Tour Track 
Essential Information 
  • Tours are given in Hebrew only. 
  • Advanced registration is required.
  • A free shuttle service to the Old City enables one to park their car in the “First Station” parking lot at a day-rate and take a free shuttle to and from the Old City. The shuttle leaves from the parking area of the “First Station” and stops at the Dung Gate- a two-minute walk to the City of David. 
  • Public transportation to the Old City: Bus lines 1, 2, 3 and 38. 
  • Another option is the Western Wall train which leaves from the Jaffa Gate. (at a cost)
  • Following the tour, participants are welcome to continue on their own through the water system and Hezekiah’s Tunnel, at no added cost!
  • The tour is geared for kids aged 4-7, accompanied by a parent. Children aged 8 and older will recieve a free present- “Young Detectives” booklet. 
  • Special price for parents accompanying a child. 
  • There are lockers onsite that one may rent to store small items. 
  • The tour route is not conducive to the use of strollers. 
  • There is a snack shop with hot/cold drinks and sandwiches, as well as a jewelry and souvenir store.
Special Passover Price!
Child (8-11)
Price includes the
“Young Detectives”
interactive activity booklet
Child (4-7)
Tour with Dee Dee NIS 30 NIS 45


45 NIS

Special Passover Price!

Young Detectives at the City of David
Come solve the City of David riddle!
The “Young Detectives” booklet will take your children on a captivating journey through time with a wide range of riddles and activities around ancient Jerusalem.
Cost of the booklet: NIS 10. Sign up for the “Tour the City of David with Dee Dee” children’s tour and receive the booklet free of charge!
Opening Hours 
Wednesday and Thursday, April 12th-13th |16-17 Nissan:
Tours in Hebrew at 11:40 AM, 1:40 PM, and 4:40 PM. 
Friday, April 14th |18 Nissan and Holiday Eve, Sunday, April 16th | 20 Nissan
Tours in Hebrew at 10:00 AM and 12:00 PM
Tour Length: ~1.5 hours



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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