The Biblical City of David

From 45 NIS per ticket
(Ticket prices may vary depending on discounts and ticket selection)

3 hours

family With children

Difficulty : Medium

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

Guided tour

Come and discover the secrets of Jerusalem!

In this guided tour, you will 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.

As part of the tour, you will visit the spring presentation – where you can feel the story of the Shiloach tunnel in an exciting 3D display that will draw you into the past, just before entering the water system.

For those walking in the wet route – bring suitable shoes for walking in water and a change of clothes.

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:

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

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There is a Snack bar on site offering food and drink options.

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  • 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.
  • For those that choose the water route (Siloam Tunnel), one may bring flashlights or purchase at the ticket office.
  • For those walking in the wet route – bring suitable shoes for walking in water and a change of clothes.

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  • It is recommended to arrive about fifteen minutes before the start of the tour
  • 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
  • The Spring presentation – feel the story of the Shiloach tunnel in an exciting film
  • Hezekiah’s tunnel (water depth up to 70 cm). Alternatively, it is possible to walk in the dry Canaanite channel.
  • Endpoint: Pool of Siloam

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Facilities on site

Toilets
Snack bar
Gift shop

Testimonials

5

The City of David makes complete your visit to Jerusalem, you see heavenly wonders that are hidden in the City of David, the pool of Shiloam and the the Hezekiah Tunnel is a must see. I’ll visit again soon. Shalom.

5

I have been to Israel several times but to know all this background history is amazing. Now I want to travel there again. We had a wonderful travel guide DaVid Tal. I will certainly recommend this site. .

5

it's an amazing place, full of history. our tour guide was awesome, and the store has excellent deals.

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FAQ

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 return on foot through the Canal or the boardwalk in the City of David National Park.

For those that choose the water route (Siloam Tunnel), one may bring flashlights or purchase at the ticket office.

For those walking in the wet route – bring suitable shoes for walking in water and a change of clothes.

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