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 Old City is closed off to private vehicles.
  • 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.
  • The tour includes walking through an underground tunnel.
  • 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.
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 2.8 - 28.8
Sun- Thur 8:00 - 17:00 10:00 - 19:00
Friday 8:00 - 14:00 8:00 - 15:00


Saturdays and Holidays the site is closed


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:


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



Driving Direction

Directions to Ancient Jerusalem sites

Opening Hours

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Price List

City of David- Ancient Jerusalem price list

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Price List

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