From the City of David to the Western Wall

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At the dawn of the first millennium, Jerusalem was known internationally for its beauty and grandeur. Thanks to recent excavations, one can now walk the streets of Second Temple Jerusalem and be amazed by its splendor. Join us on a fascinating tour of recently revealed sites. Be amazed by the excavation in the Central (Tyropoeon) Valley where we will walk through a section of the Second Temple period drainage channel to the highlight of the tour--the monumental foundations stones of the Western Wall at the foot of the Temple Mount. From there we will climb and exit onto the magnificent road where the Jewish pilgrims walked, two thousand years ago.

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Credit: Eliyahu Yanai

Come join in the excitement as Ancient Jerusalem comes to life before our very own eyes.

The highlight of this tour is the foundation stones of the Western Wall. Visitors who are interested in walking through Hezekiah's Tunnel are invited to join the Biblical City of David tour.

The walking tour is approximately 1½ hours long and is appropriate for people of all ages and children aged 4 and up.

For additional information and to make a telephone reservation, call the Reservation Center.
 
 
 
 
Tour Track 
Start Point:
City of David- Visitors Center
  • Panoramic View
  • Dr. Mazar’s Palace Excavations
  • Area G
  • Givati dig and the most recently discovered water cannal that ran beneath the road
End Point:
The Archaeological Park- Davidson Center
Essential Information 
  • Tour length is 1.5 hours.
  • Tour includes a 3D movie.
  • The tour includes steps and walking in a dry, lighted underground tunnel. Flashlights are not necessary. 
  • In order to reach the City of David by foot, exit the Old City via the Dung Gate (the gate closest to the Western Wall Plaza). Turn left and shortly after (approximately 50 meters), make a right. The entrance to the City of David will be on your left hand side.
  • Please notice that the tour includes walking up and down stairs.
  • There are storage lockers at the site for your convenience at a cost of 10 nis. We apologize but there is no room to store baby carriages.
  • Enjoy our coffee & snack shop as well as a gift shop with unique souvenirs, books and jewelry.
Prices 
Ticket Adult Child (5-18), senior citizen
From the City of David to the
western wall - Guided Tour*
45 35
From the City of David to the western wall Guided Tour - booked online
42 33

*5% discount for online ticket purchases

**Senior citizen - Women from the age of 60, men from the age of 65. 

Opening Hours 

Opening Hours at the City of David National Park

Day Summer Schedule
Sun- Thur 8:00 - 17:00
Friday 8:00 - 14:00

 

Saturdays and Holidays the site is closed

 

 

 

Directions 

 

How to get to the City of David National Park – Secure and easy directions

Important note: It is difficult to find parking next to the Kotel and the City of David. These are our recommended arrival directions.

Arrival by private car:

Nearby parking lots

Karta parking garages (fee charged):

Navigation by WAZE

Mamilla parking garages (fee charged):

Navigation by WAZE

Walking distance from Karta / Mamilla parking garages to the City of David approximately 20 minutes. Arrival by taxi is recommended.

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Mt. Zion parking lot (fee charged):

Navigation by WAZE

Zion Gate / David’s Tomb parking lot (fee charged) – Approximately 9-minute walk to the City of David. Parking based on availability.

 

Navigation for walking:

Coming from the Kotel, turn left at the Dung Gate and it is a 2-minute walk to the City of David.

Button – Navigation with Google Maps

Navigation with Google Maps

 

Public transportation to the City of David:

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Egged bus routes:

  • Route 1 – Central Bus Station – Kotel
  • Route 3 – Central Bus Station – Kotel
  • Route 38 – Jewish Quarter (circular route the goes by the Kotel)
  • Route 2 – From Kikar Tzahal (IDF Square) / Yitzhak Kariv Street (circular route operated by Superbus)

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Taxis:

Taxis are always allowed to enter through Jaffa Gate; therefore, you can get to the City of David by taxi.


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