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Tel Aviv: Guided Two-World-Heritage-Sites Tour

1. Tel Aviv: Guided Two-World-Heritage-Sites Tour

Your visit starts at Old Jaffa, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There you'll enjoy visiting the sites which span over 3,500 years in history. You will enjoy a walk along the winding alleyways of the Old Town of Jaffa, and can wander around the remains of crusader architecture where the best modern galleries and theaters are set today. Following that, you'll enjoy seeing ancient mosques and medieval churches, including the world-famous St. Peter Church. Afterwards, visit the Carmel Food Market, which was the first market built in Tel Aviv in 1920. Its streets and lanes are full of bustling life, noise, flavors, and smells from hundreds of different stalls as well as small cafes and restaurants. You'll then continue to the Nahalat Benjamin neighborhood which dates back to 1909, the same year that Tel Aviv was established. This pedestrian-street neighborhood is full of nice textile shops and ethnic restaurants, and its architecture will take you back to a Europe of the early 20th century. You will also enjoy here the fascinating panorama of modern Tel Aviv from the open balcony of the Itzhak Rabin Memorial Museum. The tour continues on to the vibrant heart of modern Tel Aviv along Rothschild Boulevard. Due to its unique architectural beauty and historical importance, this part of Tel Aviv, usually called the "White City" of Tel Aviv, was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will then drive through the diversity and beauty of modern Tel Aviv on your way back to your hotel, where your tour will conclude.

From Tel Aviv/Jerusalem: Jerusalem, Bethlehem & Dead Sea

2. From Tel Aviv/Jerusalem: Jerusalem, Bethlehem & Dead Sea

Experience the history of the Old City of Jerusalem and Bethlehem on a guided tour from Tel Aviv or Jerusalem. Visit sites, including Via Dolorosa and the Western Wall with commentary from your guide. Join your guide and enter through the Jaffa Gate, one of the seven gates to the Old City. Explore the lively Old City bazaar and the Tower of David Museum. See the impressive Omar Ben Al Khattab Mosque and the San Sepulcher Church, built side by side. Then, embark on a guided tour of Bethlehem. Feel history all around you and learn about modern life in this ancient city. Visit the ornate Church of the Nativity and marvel at the twenty-seven painted columns in the nave depicting different holy figures. Finish your tour with a stop at a private beach on the Dead Sea. Sunbathe on the shore or take a dip in the warm, dense water and float effortlessly. Soak in the views of the surrounding desert landscape.

From Tel Aviv: Old & New Jerusalem Full-Day Small-Group Tour

3. From Tel Aviv: Old & New Jerusalem Full-Day Small-Group Tour

Choose to get picked up from Tel Aviv or Jerusalem if you are already staying there, then set off to explore the city.  Stand on Mount Scopus for views of Jerusalem’s old city and the Temple Mount at the start of this 10-hour tour. Enter the old city through the Zion Gate, passing the Armenian Quarter on your way to the Jewish Quarter. Stop at the Kotel, the Western Wall where Jews have prayed since the destruction of the Temple in 70 AD. Follow the Via Dolorosa, also known as the Way of the Cross, on the way to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Exit the old city by the Jaffa Gate and take a short tour of the new city. Visit Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Museum, and see the documentation of the discrimination, persecution and the annihilation of European Jewish communities.

Tel Aviv: 2-Hour Jaffa Flea Market Tour with Tastings

4. Tel Aviv: 2-Hour Jaffa Flea Market Tour with Tastings

Explore the Jaffa flea market of Tel Aviv with a local guide. Discover one of the first flea markets in the world, with a history dating back to the 19th century. Wander through the market and discover a variety of cuisines including Turkish, North African, Balkan, and Eastern European foods. Taste a variety of foods including Libyan Kuskus, Middle Eastern baked goods, local craft beer, and a modern take on traditional Israeli dishes. Explore the market which blends history and tradition with new boutique cafés, bars, delis, design shops, and galleries. With an estimated 3 million visitors a year, it is one of the most popular locations in Israel.

Tel Aviv: Old Jaffa City and Flea Market Tour

5. Tel Aviv: Old Jaffa City and Flea Market Tour

Your guided 3-hour tour of Old Jaffa begins as you are collected from your Tel Aviv accommodation. From there you'll start with a visit to the Old Jaffa Port, which dates back to biblical times. You will then visit several of the city's art museums and galleries, which combine to make Old Jaffa so attractive. You can marvel at the views of Tel Aviv and the whole area from the top of Jaffa Hill, before continuing further to the Saint Peter Church, which is the only church in the world facing Rome. The tour then continues to Clock Tower Square, the main focal point of Jaffa, before you reach the famous Jaffa Flea Market. There you can feel like a real local as you enjoy its unique atmosphere, before you're finally dropped off back to your Tel Aviv hotel.

Neve Tzedek: Private Walking Tour with Local Guide

6. Neve Tzedek: Private Walking Tour with Local Guide

Join a local guide and embark on a private walking tour of Neve Tzedek. Be led on an unforgettable and fascinating journey to understand the years of rich history as you visit the city's most extraordinary historical monuments. Begin in the HaTachana, the old railway station where you can enjoy the beauty of the renovated building, built-in 1892 this train station connected Jaffa to Jerusalem. Continue to the Suzanne Dellal Centre, one of Israels' leading cultural centers. Visit Chelouche Street and learn about the Chelouche family, discover the development of Tel Aviv and the connection between the Jews and Arabs. Carry on to the Nahum Gutman Art Museum and see the Rokach House. End the tour in front of the Eden Cinema, which is the first cinema that was built in the town.

Tel Aviv and Old Jaffa Private Tour

7. Tel Aviv and Old Jaffa Private Tour

Get to know Tel Aviv and Old Jaffa intimately on a private 4-hour tour with an expert art-historian guide. The tour begins in 4,000-year-old Jaffa, an old-world port dating to Phoenician, Roman, and Crusader times. Explore the archaeological ruins and winding alleyways. Admire the UNESCO-listed Bauhaus architecture on Rothschild Boulevard and its surrounding area. Along the boulevard, you will see the Independence Hall where the State of Israel was declared. Explore the numerous museums throughout North Tel Aviv including the Diaspora Museum, the Rabin Museum, and the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. Once finding your way to the South of the city, your guide will explain the area's rich biblical history. It is the ancient port of the Holy Land and the location where Jonah and the Whale occurred. Wander through the streets and enjoy the market on your Tel Aviv custom tour. Less than one hour away from Tel Aviv are plenty of other places to visit including Neot Kedumim, Latrun, and Mini Israel (with advance notice).

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What people are saying about Jaffa

Overall rating

3.3 / 5

based on 43 reviews

Superb tour, very dynamic and interesting. We learned a lot about the city of Jerusalem, Bethlehem was interesting, even if the nativity star was inaccessible because of the Christmas religious services, and the Dead Sea is an incredible experience!

Our guide, Levi, took us to the normal places as well as unique places including the Ilana Goor Museum in Old Jaffa. He was very knowledgeable and pleasant and we would definitely recommend him to other travelers.

The tour was really great and we'll organized! Also, our driver Mahmoud was very nice, he gave us many interesting facts during the drives, and looked after us perfectly. We would definitely recommend the trip!

Loved this tour! Fascinating city, nowhere else like it. I learned so much from our guide, Eli - he was excellent. Highly recommend this tour - so interesting and well organised

Our guide Yosef was excellent - his knowledge is impressive. Being in a small group was great.