1. Tel Aviv: Jaffa Old City, Port and Flea Market Walking Tour
Enjoy a guided tour of Jaffa Old City, a primarily Muslim district, and its historic port on a guided tour of Tel Aviv. See ancient history blended with vibrant culture, stunning architecture, winding streets, and rich heritage. Discover hidden gems and visit historic landmarks. Begin the tour at Abulafia, the oldest bakery in Jaffa, where you can purchase a coffee or bakery item. Then it is off to Clock Tower Square with its iconic clock tower, a landmark that also serves as a gateway to the Old City. Next up is St. Peter's Church, a 19th-century Franciscan church with a rich history. Learn about the site where the apostle Peter stayed while visiting Jaffa. Enjoy beautiful views of the city, the coastline, and the Mediterranean Sea. Then it is on to Kdumim Square, a charming plaza lined with restaurants, cafes, and shops. Take a moment to soak in the lively atmosphere and consider coming back here later for a coffee or a bite to eat. Next, explore one of the highlights of the Old City, the famous Flea Market (Shuk Hapishpishim). See as your guide points out antique shops, art galleries, clothing boutiques, and street vendors – all selling a variety of goods, and all available for a good price once you learn how to haggle. Walking through the narrow streets of this Muslim district, come across the Mahmoudiya Mosque, an impressive Ottoman-era mosque. Appreciate the beautiful architecture and serene ambiance of this sacred place. Move onward to explore the picturesque port. Learn about Jaffa Port's long history, dating back over 3,000 years. Follow your guide on a leisurely stroll along the waterfront, admire the boats, and take in the maritime atmosphere. Nearby the port, visit Andromeda's Rock, a legendary spot where the mythical princess Andromeda was said to have been saved from a sea monster by Perseus. Take photos of the coastline and the Tel Aviv skyline from this area. Finish at the southernmost end of the famous Tel Aviv Promenade which runs 8 kilometers north, along the beachfront, all the way to the Port of Tel Aviv.