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City of David National Park

City of David National Park

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The Basics

Guided tours of the City of David National Park take you from a panoramic vista point overlooking Jerusalem to the underground depths of the ancient city. Along the way, learn the religious and historical significance of the city at active archeological excavation sites and take an adventurous walk through Hezekiah's Tunnel—a cave-like passage that channels water from Gihon Springs outside the city to the protected Pool of Siloam.

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City of David and Underground Jerusalem Day Tour
City of David and Underground Jerusalem Day Tour
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$89.00 per adult
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Beautiful, wonderful, amazing
Underground , tunnels, everything was amazing, we loved every second of this tour. The guide answered to all questions, knew history, definitely recommending this tour.
Anna_I, Jul 2022

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I was fascinated by the...
Sula_T, Jul 2022
City of David and Underground Jerusalem Day Tour
I was fascinated by the origin and history of ancient Jerusalem; I loved being underground away from the heat of the day; I loved how our guide tried very hard to make it relevant to us.
star-5
Great job Dan, very enjoyable tour.
william_b, Jun 2022
City of David and Underground Jerusalem Day Tour
Well organized, guide was fun, personable and knowledgeable. Learned a lot. Can't wait to go on my next two tours.
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Excellent guides
Pearl_F, Jun 2022
City of David and Underground Jerusalem Day Tour
Best tour I had so far. Had an amazing tour guide Danny! We covered a lot. I definitely recommend this tour
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • The City of David is a must-see for Israel’s religious visitors and history buffs.

  • Bring water shoes and a flashlight if you plan to walk through Hezekiah's Tunnel.

  • A tour of the City of David can be combined with a visit to the adjacent Old City.

  • There is a gift shop and bathrooms at the park visitor center.

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How to Get There

Parking is limited near the City of David National Park so it is easiest to arrive by public transportation or book a tour that includes pickup and drop-off at your hotel. You can take bus lines 1, 2, or 38 or the free shuttle from First Station to the Old City’s Dung Gate. From there, it is a 3-minute walk to the City of David.

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When to Get There

In winter, the City of David is open from morning to early evening Sunday–Thursday, and it closes in early afternoon on Fridays. In summer, its hours are extended. The park is closed on Saturdays, and hours vary on national and religious holidays. Due to Jerusalem’s hot, crowded summers and cold winters, it can be best to visit in spring or fall.

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The City of David’s Nighttime Spectacular

Each night, the City of David is brought to life through a cinematic show projected onto antiquities at the Royal Acropolis and near the Western Wall. Attend the starlit showing for an entertaining and educational rendition of the destruction and rebuilding of Jerusalem. For the show, lights and images are projected onto the very sites where the story took place more than 3,000 years ago.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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