Slichot Tours for Groups

3 hours

Family Adults

Due to the archaeological nature of the site, it includes stairs and is not accessible to those with walking difficulties

During the month of Elul, we invite you to join special ‘Slichot’ tours in the City of David National Park.

 

Option 1: A Nighttime performance combining tours and ‘piyyutim’

The nighttime experience begins with ‘Slichot piyyutim’ in the King’s Garden in the City of David, followed by “Hallelujah, Fire and Water” – a stunning nighttime performance presented against the backdrop of the ancient ruins of the City of David.

After the performance, we will continue on a fascinating evening tour that opens a gateway to Jerusalem under Herod’s rule, and the Second Temple.

We will walk beneath the main street of the ancient city, where a hidden underground passage once served as a hiding place for the last rebels on the eve of the destruction of the Temple. The route concludes at the foundation wall of the Western Wall, below ground level, providing an opportunity to view the famous site from a perspective you have not yet encountered.

Meeting Point: The Visitors Center, City of David National Park.

 

Option 2: Tours & ‘Piyutim’

Evening tour tailored to the Days of Atonement. We will descend from Jaffa Gate through Mount Zion towards the City of David. We will hear ‘Selichot piyyutim’ in the pastoral King’s Garden, and then continue with on a fascinating evening tour that opens a gateway to Jerusalem during the days of Herod, and the Second Temple.

We will walk beneath the main street of the ancient city, where a hidden underground passage once served as a hiding place for the last rebels on the eve of the destruction of the Temple.

The route concludes at the foundation wall of the Western Wall, below ground level, providing an opportunity to view the famous site from a perspective you have not yet encountered.

Meeting Point: Jaffa Gate

Essential Information

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Public transportation to the City of David

Line 1- Central Bus Station to the Western Wall

Line 3- Central Bus Station to the Western Wall

Line 38- The Jewish Quarter (takes a circular route that goes by the Western Wall)

Line 2- From Kikar Tzahal/ Yitzchak Kariv Street (Superbus company bus that takes a circular route)

Cabs

Cabs are allowed entry through the Jaffa Gate at any time.

Private vehicles

Please note that it is difficult to find parking near the Western Wall and the City of David. We recommend parking in nearby parking lots and walking to the site.

  1. The Karta and Mamilla parking lots (paid parking): Navigate with Waze.  Walking distance to the City of David is approximately 20 minutes. A cab is recommended.
  2. Mount Zion/ David’s Tomb parking lot: Navigate with Waze. Walking distance to the City of David is approximately 9 minutes. Please note that parking spots are extremely limited.

On Foot

From the Western Wall, at the Dung Gate, turn left and then right. It is a 2-minute walk to the City of David. Navigate using Google Maps.

 

 

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