Ancient Jerusalem Heritage Tour in the Davidson Archeological Park


Join us on a special journey back in time, to the ancient days when Jerusalem was renown across the world for its grandeur. Stand under the remnants of the magnificent Robinson's Arch, and visit the ruins of the shops that stood on the side of the road, as the ritual baths used by the pilgrims going up to the Temple are revealed before your eyes. On the journey you will travel along the wide steps King Herod built that led to the Temple Plaza, and see the remains of the Umayyad palaces that were erected in all their glory several centuries later, as well as the impressive Byzantine rooms that stand till today.

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Photography: Kobi Herati

Tour Route:

  • Site entryway
  • The Umayyad Palace - a tour through the remains of a magnificent palace of a Muslim caliph.
  • The Triple Gate - the original staircase and the three blocked gates that led the Jews to the Temple Mount during the Second Temple period.
  • Robinson's Arch - the main market street of Jerusalem during the Second Temple period, on which the huge stones that formed the bridge to the Temple Mount during Herod's reign can be found just as they were when they fell during the destruction of the Temple.
  • The Davidson Center - a technologically advanced museum, built within the remains of a Muslim palace, which provides a glimpse into the way of life and the various religions which flourished in Jerusalem throughout history.

Photography: Yonat Shiler

Tour Track 
Essential Information 
  • Advance reservations for tours are recommended, space is limited.
  • Tour Duration: about an hour and a half.
  • The tour is suitable for families.
  • A snack bar with cold and hot drinks are available on site.
  • The site is mostly wheelchair accessible.

Photography: Tal Glick





Entrance to the Jerusalem Archeological Park + Davidson Center

NIS 29

NIS 16

Guided Tour

NIS 45

NIS 35

Private tour, including virtual model

NIS 550

NIS 550

Combined Ticket: City of David – Archeological Park, Complete

NIS 44

NIS 22

Combined Ticket: City of David - Archeological Park, not including the water systems

NIS 30

NIS 16

  • Child: From 5 to 18 years old

  • No scheduling required for access to the site without a guided tour or admittance to the virtual model.


Opening Hours 

The Archeological Park Hours


Day Summer Hours Winter Hours
Sunday – Thursday  8:00 AM – 7:00 PM 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM




On Fridays, the stepped area of the Hulda Gates is closed:

  • Winter: 11:00
  • Summer: 12:00


Ancient Jerusalem Heritage Tours in the Archeological Park


Day English אנגלית
Sunday – Thursday  11:00 AM 3:00 PM


9:00 AM 11:00 AM



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!

Shuttle service from First Station to the Old City is available from Sunday to Thursday at 7:45 pm, 8:30 pm & 9:15 pm.

Shuttle service from the Old City to the First Station is available from Sunday to Thursday at the conclusion of each showing of the Hallelujah Nighttime Experience.


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 Jaffa Gate (across the Tourist Center), 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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