The Biblical City of David

Location City of David

Starting from 45 NIS per person

3 hours

family With children, With children over 8 years old, Adults

Difficulty : Medium

not accessible, The tour includes steps and walking in an underground tunnel

Come and discover the secrets of Jerusalem!

Walk in the footsteps of the kings and prophets, through underground passageways and in the waters of the Siloam tunnel (Hezekiah’s tunnel) by flashlight. Join a magical and mysterious journey among ancient shafts, walls and fortifications of the City of David – the place where it all began.

Tour route

  • Starting point: City of David National Park Visitors Center
  • Impressive panoramic view from Beit Hatzofeh Lookout
  • Mazar Excavations – The Palace – an impressive public building from the period of the Judaean kings
  • The government area and remnants of private homes
  • The underground water system – Warren’s Shaft, the Spring House, and the Canaanite Pool
  • Hezekiah’s tunnel (water depth up to 70 cm). Alternatively, it is possible to walk in the dry Canaanite channel.
  • Endpoint: Pool of Siloam

Facilities on site

Gift shop

Essential Information

Public transportation:

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)



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


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


Nearby parking lots:

  1.  . Karta and Mamilla parking garages. Navigation with WAZE
    Walking distance from Karta / Mamilla parking garages to the City David approximately 20 minutes. Arrival by taxi is recommended.
  2.  Mt. Zion parking lot (fee charged). Navigation with 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. Navigation with Google Maps

There is a cafeteria on site offering food and drink options.

  • There are lockers on site (fee charged) to place personal items. There is no space to leave strollers.
  • The Visitors Center has a souvenir shop with an excellent selection of books, jewelry and unique souvenirs


The route is not suitable for stollers.

not accessible, The tour includes steps and walking in an underground tunnel.

The water may reach up to 70 cm (28 inches). Babies and toddlers may join the tour in .a front baby carrier only. No strollers, please

Parking is very limited, we highly reccomend to use public transportation.

You can take shuttles from the entrance to the Pool of Siloam back to the visitor center, at a cost of NIS 7 per person.
(You can buy a ticket from the usher at the Pool of Siloam) or return on foot through the Canal or the boardwalk in the City of David National Park.

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