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Tel Aviv: Jaffa and Neve Tzedek Neighborhoods Walking Tour

1. Tel Aviv: Jaffa and Neve Tzedek Neighborhoods Walking Tour

Start the morning in Jaffa, the oldest area of modern Tel Aviv, and explore with its most beautiful corners. You'll walk through Jaffa's famous alleways, the Old Port, the flea market and the artisanal shops. Continue to the pitoresque Neve Tzedek neighborhood, probably the most interesting in Tel Aviv, and hear about its history and architecture. This tour is a 2-hour walking tour led by an experienced guide.

Tel Aviv: Jaffa Old City, Port and Flea Market Walking Tour

2. 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.

Tel Aviv: Food Tasting Tour of Jaffa Old City & Flea Market

3. Tel Aviv: Food Tasting Tour of Jaffa Old City & Flea Market

Sample the finest flavors of Jaffa on a food walking tour in Tel Aviv. Get acquainted with the authentic street food scene, following your guide to hidden gems where you can savor local delicacies, freshly baked pastries, fragrant spices, and mouthwatering falafel and hummus. Start the tour at Abulafia, the oldest bakery in Jaffa, and a landmark for visitors and locals alike. Taste an Arabic bagel and savor the special crunchy hot Za’atar bread, fresh out of the 100-year-old stone ovens. Then, venture into the heart of Jaffa’s Old City, as your guide leads you through a maze of narrow streets and alleys, stopping on the way to taste local Middle-Eastern delicacies like traditional shawarma, hummus, tahini pita sandwich, fresh falafel, and mouth-watering baklava. In between this feast of flavors, see Jaffa’s historic landmarks like Clock Tower Square, St. Peter’s Church, Kdumim Square, Mahmoudiya Mosque, and the historic port that dates back over 3,000 years. Learn about the area’s rich history, stunning architecture, and vibrant culture along the way. Head to the Flea Market (Shuk Hapishpishim), soaking in a riot of vibrant colors, scents, and sounds. See as your guide points out a blend of antique shops, art galleries, clothing boutiques, and street vendors, all selling a variety of unique goods. Wind up the tour at the southernmost end of the Tel Aviv Promenade which runs 8 km north, along the beachfront all the way to the Port of Tel Aviv.

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: Sightseeing Cruise of Tel Aviv and Jaffa Skyline

5. Tel Aviv: Sightseeing Cruise of Tel Aviv and Jaffa Skyline

Relax on a sightseeing cruise which takes you out into the Mediterranean Sea for panoramic views of the dramatic skyline of Tel Aviv with its modern high-rises, the historic skyline of Jaffa with its mosques and churches, and the more serene coastline of Bat Yam to the South. The cruise departs from the ancient historic harbor of the Port of Jaffa, with its old world allure and weathered stone pathways. Once on the cruise, you then get to take in the diverse beauty and landscapes of the coast. The cruise is on a bi-level boat, with seating and music playing on both levels. The upper level is shaded, to protect you from the sun, but with open sides to allow for uninterrupted views of the coastline. The lower level includes a bar where you can purchase soft drinks, juices, water, ice cream and snacks.

Tel Aviv: Jaffa Tour With A Private Guide

6. Tel Aviv: Jaffa Tour With A Private Guide

Embark on a captivating tour of the Jaffa neighborhood in Tel Aviv with a private guide. See the area’s highlights while learning about its history from your licensed guide. Begin the tour at your centrally located hotel or another convenient spot. Then, explore Old Jaffa with your guide, taking in the breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Coast and the Old Jaffa Port. ‘ Marvel at the artisans and art galleries within the Old City and immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of the popular Flea Market. Delve into Jaffa's rich history, from biblical tales of Jonah and the whale to its present-day status as a dynamic neighborhood with a diverse cultural tapestry. Conclude the tour near the Old Jaffa Port, where you can continue your journey at your own pace.

From Tel Aviv: Highlights of Jerusalem Biblical Trip

7. From Tel Aviv: Highlights of Jerusalem Biblical Trip

The journey begins at the Mount of Olives. As you stand above the Jewish cemetery and look out over the Old City, you'll see the Temple Mount where Solomon’s Temple, destroyed by the Babylonians in 586 BCE, once stood, as well as the Second Temple, which was destroyed by the Romans in 70 CE. Additionally, you'll see the Garden of Gethsemane, the Church of All Nations, and the Kidron Valley with its ancient Jewish burial tombs. Entering the Old City via the Zion Gate, pass through the Armenian Quarter on route to the Jewish Quarter and the 1500-year-old Byzantine Cardo. The excavated Crusader shops are now modern stores. Stop at the Kotel, the Western Wall where Jews have prayed since the destruction of the Temple in 70 CE.  The Via Dolorosa, also known as the Way of the Cross, is the route many pilgrims follow on their way to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, the church built on the site of Jesus’ crucifixion and his burial tomb. Although the Byzantine church was partially destroyed during the Persian and Muslim conquests, the rebuilt and redesigned Crusader Church preserved much of the earlier church. Exit the Old City via the market and the Jaffa Gate for a short tour of the new city. A visit to Yad VaShem, the Holocaust Museum, reveals artifacts and photographs documenting the discrimination, persecution, and, finally, the annihilation of Jewish communities across Europe. It also honors the righteous among the nations who risked their lives while trying to save Jews.

Tel Aviv: Saturday Tel Aviv and Jaffa Walking Tour

8. Tel Aviv: Saturday Tel Aviv and Jaffa Walking Tour

Our tour is the best way to spend your Saturday in Tel Aviv and Jaffa. Join an exciting journey through the culture, history, geography and art of the city. With the oldest port in the world located in Jaffa, the Vibrant Florentin neighbourhood, the scenic street of Nachlat Binyamin, this full - day tour is the best choice for you to make your time in Tel Aviv unforgettable. Our tour begins with a morning walk in the magical Old Jaffa. Witness the Mediterranean Coast views down the Jaffa Port - the oldest port in the world of more than 7,000 years! Discover the history and its stories in real time. Next, you will head to Tel Aviv arty Florentin neighbourhood. Learn about the stories, political movements and communities of modern-day Tel Aviv, as it expresses through the street art of the neighbourhood. For a lunch break, stop and enjoy a delicious 'Falafel' meal that is included in the tour. On Saturday, it's especially interesting to watch the local Tel Avivians come out in hoards to relax and take in the (almost) all-year sunshine on the beaches or the parks of the city. Our tour covers Tel Aviv - Jaffa history, art, culture, architecture, atmosphere, all in one. It's the best way to make the most of the weekend in the city.

Tel Aviv: Skyline Boat Cruise with stop for water activities

9. Tel Aviv: Skyline Boat Cruise with stop for water activities

Admire the skyline and sights of Tel Aviv from the Mediterranean Sea on this fun 2-hour cruise departing from the Tel Aviv Marina. Anchor offshore for 45-60 minutes with the option to jump in the water to use the boat’s floating mat and tubes. Feel free to bring along your own drinks and snacks. The cruise departs from the Pier in Te;l Aviv Marina, and heads out into the Mediterranean. While on the boat you will get amazing views of the coastline including the vibrant tel Aviv Skyline, the busy Port of Tel Aviv (known in Hebrew as the “Namal”) and historic Jaffa. After cruising around for around 30 minutes, the boat will drop anchor and you and your friends and family can jump into the water, if you wish, and have some fun. The boat provides a floating mat and water tubes to add to your enjoyment. High quality speakers will also play music for your enjoyment. Enjoy time in the sun or relax in the shaded deck areas. Bring along your own beer, wine, and soft drinks, and feel free to bring your favorite snacks for the trip.

Jaffa & Neve Tzedek: Where History Meets Charm

10. Jaffa & Neve Tzedek: Where History Meets Charm

Immerse yourself in 'Jaffa & Neve Tzedek: Where History Meets Charm', a two-hour exploration of Tel Aviv's historic neighborhoods. Starting in Jaffa, the ancient port teeming with cultural vibrancy, you'll meander through the narrow lanes of Old Jaffa, where history is etched into every corner. Admire the iconic Jaffa Clock Tower, an enduring symbol of the city's diverse past. The tour culminates in Neve Tzedek, the city's first Jewish neighborhood, where beautifully restored buildings highlight a rich architectural heritage. You can explore more of Neve Tzedek once the tour ends. This tour offers a unique fusion of history, culture, and architectural beauty in the heart of Tel Aviv.

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3.8
(79 reviews)

Wonderfull, Alina our tour guide is the best ever. She makes the tour to a sensational event. A lot of information, answer for every questions, she took photos from us on the best places and is really a very nice person. Take the tour and choice ALINA🙏🌈❤️

A very individual, personal and relaxed tour in which we learned a lot, not only about Jaffa itself, but also about life and the people in this city. We recommend !

A big thank you to Daniel our guide! He gave us a great tour. The tour lasted about 2 hours and you saw and learned a lot

Absolutely wonderful! Eunice was the absolute best! Had the most amazing falafel!

Very good tour in the city! Our guide was very great!