Royal City Secrets

Family Adults

The difficulty level of the tour varies, depending on the chosen route

Not accessible

The tour is suitable for a small group of up to 15 participants


The tour is intended for groups and is subject to prior registration through the reservation center – 077-9966726

VIP Tour: An exclusive tour of active and ongoing excavations with an expert tour guide.

Meet your guide in the King’s Garden at the entrance to the City of David for light refreshments and a hot drink before setting out on an unforgettable journey.

Our senior tour guides are intimately familiar with every corner of the City of David. Only with one of our expert guides is one allowed access to active excavation sites where you will see the most recent discoveries archaeologists have made.

Choose between four different routes with varying levels of difficulty. The tour is fully customized to the comfort level and schedule of the participants.

Tour Route:

    • Meeting place: City of David National Park Visitors Center
    • Meet your guide at the King’s Garden at the entrance to the City of David.
    • Begin your customized tour.
    • Enter locations that are not yet open to the general public.
    • Receive a souvenir from the City of David.
    • The tour ends at the City of David National Park Visitors Center.

Site Facilities

Toilets
Gift shop
Snack Bar

Essential Information

Directions

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

Services

  • 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

FAQ

The tour is customized to your preferences and interests. It can be suitable for people with walking difficulties, although it is not wheelchair accessible.

A private VIP tour guide, who will take you to exclusive locations that are closed to the general public. Enjoy a personalized tour tailored to your preferences, and receive a souvenir from the City of David as a memento of your visit.

VIP clients who are interested in seeing sites in the City of David National Park that are closed to the general public.

Unlike other tours, this tour is personalized to your preferences, taking into account the abilities of the participants and the preferred schedule. You can choose from four different routes with varying lengths and difficulty levels.

A minimum of two people and up to 15 participants.

The VIP tour is led by senior tour guides who have years of experience giving tours in the City of David. The guides specialize in various fields such as archaeology, the Bible, history, and more.

One may request a Hebrew or English-speaking guide.

Royal City Secrets

City of David National Park

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