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City of David National Park Tours and Activities

City of David National Park
The City of David National Park is known as the birthplace of Jerusalem, and it holds some of the oldest and most historically significant sites in Israel, predating the adjacent Old City of Jerusalem. Get swept back in time as you explore archeological exhibits, underground tunnels, and biblical sites dating back more than 3,000 years.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
Address: Jerusalem, Israel
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16 Tours and Activities to Experience City of David National Park

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Jerusalem: The Center of the Universe - Walk the

Jerusalem: The Center of the Universe - Walk the "Holy City" with GaryTheGuide

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This tour allows you to see Jerusalem from the perspective of multiple cultures and religions. We can traverse the city at your pace, seeing the sites that interest you most. I would be happy to personalize this tour for you based on your needs. The Old City of Jerusalem is filled with culture, sounds and tastes, people, and meaning. Wandering this city with an open mind can lead you to discover things you never knew, about the city and about yourself.
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  • 5 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$475.00
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$475.00
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City of David and Underground Jerusalem Historical and Biblical Trip

City of David and Underground Jerusalem Historical and Biblical Trip

Ideal for those with limited time, this full-day tour takes you to see some of the most important sites in Jerusalem. Explore the City of David and the underground tunnels which lie underneath the city, visit the Wailing Wall, the Jewish Quarter, the top of the Mount of Olives, and more in the company of a guide who offers insights into local history.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$100.00
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City of David and Underground Jerusalem Day Tour

City of David and Underground Jerusalem Day Tour

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Discover the City of David on this full-day tour of Jerusalem. Now an archaeological park, this region is home to ongoing excavations and artifacts that bring light to Bible stories. Get to see some of the archaeological activity firsthand after stops at the top the Mount of Olives, David’s Tomb and the Last Supper Room, and the Jewish Quarter, which you enter through Zion’s Gate (also known as David’s Gate). Jerusalem hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$89.00
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Underground Jerusalem and City of David Tour from Jerusalem

Underground Jerusalem and City of David Tour from Jerusalem

Parts of ancient Jerusalem lie beneath the Old City and cast important light on the city's 4,000-year history. With this tour, view the main Jewish sights and subterranean ruins with ease, with a guide for historical insight. Visit the Western Wall and Tomb of King David; see Herodian mansions beneath the Jewish Quarter; and explore the City of David’s water tunnels. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included for your convenience.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$89.00
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Jerusalem Underground and City of David Tour from Tel Aviv

Jerusalem Underground and City of David Tour from Tel Aviv

Jerusalem’s most ancient history lies beneath the modern streets; go underground to explore the Western Wall Tunnel and the City of David on a full-day tour that also features the city’s above-ground historic highlights. Traveling between sites in a climate-controlled coach ensures a comfortable day of sightseeing whether you’re walking into the Old City gates or descending into a fascinating archeological site.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Soul Archeology: Jerusalem's Old City Tour

Soul Archeology: Jerusalem's Old City Tour

Here is where it all began. The foundation of the world, prepared before the world was created. The beating heart of the Jewish people for over three thousand years. Words alone cannot do her justice, and walking around by yourself without someone to explain what you’re seeing, it’s just old piles of stones. I usually tell my clients that if they hire me (or any guide) for just one day during their visit, this is the day they should do. It’s the most important place in the country, even the world, and the place where a knowledgeable guide makes the biggest difference.
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  • 4 to 8 hours
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Jerusalem Private Tour EXPLORE LIFE THEN & NOW

Jerusalem Private Tour EXPLORE LIFE THEN & NOW

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Jerusalem is a complex city, with many layers of history. With this private tour, avoid being part of the herd and explore at your own pace with a local guide. Visit major sights such as the Western Wall, the Dome of the Rock, and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, as well as hidden courtyards, rooftops, and bustling markets, and get real insight into life here.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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Explore Jerusalem's Old City

Explore Jerusalem's Old City

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Get to know Jerusalem's Old City: its historical and cultural highlights. Meet a rich variety of cultures, religions, and people. Gain new knowledge, have a moving experience, and a lasting impression. Each trip can be tailor-made to your interests and needs. Jerusalem is a city with many steps in its streets and sidewalks, but we can make the tour wheelchair accessible with a little extra planning. Please let me know if you have any special requirements. The price is per group, not per person as indicated.
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  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$579.49
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Half-Day Private Old City Tour in Jerusalem

Half-Day Private Old City Tour in Jerusalem

During the Half-Day Private Old City Tour in Jerusalem, you will Explore the heart of the ancient Jerusalem, the city of kings and prophets, where books of the Bible were written. Touring the Old City is possible during all seasons and fills with a sense of majesty and holiness. The noise of the market, the prayers at the Western Wall, the variety of mosques, churches and museums make the Old City into a place that you cannot get enough of.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
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$295.00
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Jerusalem City of Myth

Jerusalem City of Myth

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Our tour of the Old City takes in all four quarters and key sites including the Western Wall, the Temple Mount/Haram al-Sharif, the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, and the Jaffa Gate. Throughout, our focus will be on understanding why this small area of land on the edge of the desert has been so fiercely claimed by Jews, Christians and Muslims, and why today it is so fiercely contested by Israelis and Palestinians. What can we see today that might help us explain how it came to be this way? Why are its holy sites so important? How did its four quarters come into being and how do its different groups interact? And what is its relationship with the new city which surrounds it? Along the way we'll take the time to experience the immense beauty of the Old City and its buildings, viewpoints, coffee-houses, and hummus joints.
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  • 7 hours
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1 Day Jerusalem Tour

1 Day Jerusalem Tour

Youll enjoy a proffesional private tour to this magificant city with 3000 years of history dated to King David
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  • 3 to 5 hours
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$461.54
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Christmas in Bethlehem. 8 Day Holy Land Tour - small group - max 8 participants

Christmas in Bethlehem. 8 Day Holy Land Tour - small group - max 8 participants

Spend Christmas at the birthplace of Christ. A once in a lifetime, extensive small group tour of the Holy Land centering around Christmas Eve at the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem. NO BIG BUSES, LONG TOILET BREAKS, ETC
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Yaturu Extended Reality Jerusalem & City of David Tour

Yaturu Extended Reality Jerusalem & City of David Tour

Yaturu has combined Virtual and Augmented Reality using its proprietary technology to deliver a compelling narrative that literally steps viewers through Jerusalem's 4000 year history. You will meet many of Israel's most famous historical characters and will be left to feel as if you have touched them, experienced some aspect of their lives and connected in their original settings. Your imagination will run wild as the ruins that surround you come to life. Highly unique and authentically narrated by electronic tour guide Maya together with your in person host, you will be made to feel important and relaxed. The crowds that surround you will wonder in amazement at that which they cannot see or hear. Ten major points of interest on this ~2 hour tour will add a new dimension to your Jerusalem tour experience.
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  • 2 hours
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$40.00
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Above and below ground in The Old City of Jerusalem

Above and below ground in The Old City of Jerusalem

While most people get a standard 'run through' view of Jerusalem, expert tour guide Gedaliah Goldstein will take you to the rooftops and underground tunnels every chance we get. From above we gain a broader view, from below, a deeper understanding.
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  • 5 to 7 hours
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Jerusalem Old City Tour – Jewish Heritage

Jerusalem Old City Tour – Jewish Heritage

Step back in time and explore the ancient city of kings and prophets, where the pages of the Bible literally come to life. Exploring the Old City is possible during all seasons and fills you with a sense of glory and spirituality that only the indescribable energy of the Old City can provide. The noise of the market, the prayers at the Western Wall, the variety of mosques, churches, and museums make the Jerusalem Old City experience of a lifetime. Here are some of the places visited during the Old City tour.
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  • 4 to 8 hours
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$349.00
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Boutique Walking Tour of Jerusalem

Boutique Walking Tour of Jerusalem

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The Tour first of all is customized for the clients needs. We will encounter Jerusalem from the perspective of multiple cultures and religions We also will introduce to locals from each of the 4 Quarters. The Old City of Jerusalem is filled with culture, sounds and tastes, people, and meaning. Wandering this city with an open mind can lead you to discover things you never knew, about the city and about yourself.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$429.70
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