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The city of Jerusalem was originally built around the Gihon Spring, on the southeastern hill to the south (left) of the Temple Mount, which is today crowned with the gold-domed Dome of the Rock.  Jerusalem has been continuously inhabited since at least 3000 BC, but it was only in the time of Solomon that the city limits expanded beyond the southeastern spur, known today as the “City of David.”

Pass through the underground tunnels  through which the city was conquered and residents fled. Go down to the hidden spring where kings were coronated. Walk in illuminated darkness through the water of Hezekiah’s Tunnel, where water has flowed since the time of the prophets. Join the mysterious, magical journey between ancient shafts, walls and fortresses at the City of David, the place where Jerusalem was born.

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• Tour length is 3 hours.
• The tour includes walking through an underground tunnel.For those that choose to walk through the water tunnel, water shoes and flashlights are required (available for purchase at our Gift Shop).The use of candles or walking barefoot is strictly prohibited. Entrance recommended for those 5 years and older.
• The water may reach up to 70cm (28 inches).
• Please notice that the tour includes walking up and down stairs.
• Babies and toddlers may join the tour in a front baby carrier only. No strollers please.
• There are storage lockers at the site for your convenience at a cost of 10 nis. We apologize but there is no room to store baby carriages.
• The Old City is closed off to private vehicles.

What is included?

• A guided tour of the City of David includes:
• A panoramic view of the surrounding area
• 3D movie
• Dr. Mazar’s Palace Excavation- an impressive structure from the period of the Judean kings.
• The Royal Acropolis (Area G) and remnants of remarkable homes from the Biblical Period.

What is not included?


Important to know: 

In order to reach the City of David by foot, exit the Old City via the Dung Gate (the gate closest to the Western Wall Plaza). Turn left and shortly after (approximately 50 meters), make a right. The entrance to the City of David will be on your left hand side.
Transportation is available at the end of the tour to take you to the starting point. Cost- 5 NIS.

Meeting point:
City of David- Visitors Center

Opening hours:

Saturday to Thursday: 8am – 5pm
Friday: 8am – 2pm 
Saturday to Thursday: 8am- 7pm
Friday: 8am – 4pm


Jerusalem, 97400
Ma’alot Ir David Street