Learn about Tel Aviv’s rich history. We will see where Tel Aviv’s past merges with its present. We will start in Jaffa which became part of the Tel Aviv municipality in 1950. We will discuss Jaffa’s ancient history and more recent gentrification efforts.
Mentioned in the bible, this area has a long history dating back to the Bronze Age when it was first used as a port. Jaffa is known for its archaeological ruins, a stunning view of the Mediterranean Sea, and an artist colony. Today the old port has been renovated to accommodate numerous cafes, exquisite seafood restaurants, an indoor market and hangars filled with contemporary art exhibits.
A short distance from the famous Clock Tower, Jaffa’s flea market sells everything imaginable. Just name a price and be ready to haggle. Take in the sweet aroma of nargileh, as shop keepers pass the time by playing backgammon. Indulge in some local treats such as a glass of Turkish coffee, or a Malabi (custard with rose water).
New Tel Aviv
From Jaffa we will continue to Neve Tzedek, Tel Aviv’s first neighborhood. The area is filled with boutique stores and independent cafés. Continuing to Rothschild Boulevard, we will have an opportunity to see some of Tel Aviv’s famous Bauhaus architecture. On Rothschild Boulevard sits Independence Hall. We will visit this important site, where David Ben Gurion declared the State of Israel in 1948. The tour will end in Rabin Square after visiting the memorial of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. He was assassinated here 1995, as he tried to insure a peaceful future for Israel.
As this is a private tour the itinerary can be adjusted to suit your preferences.
The tour can be customized to your specific points of interest.