Walking Tour of Jaffa and Tel Aviv: Modernity and the Ancient World
Jaffa is a snapshot of the Ottoman period of Israeli history, walk along its pleasant idyllic streets and you can feel what it was like to live in the Ottoman empire, you can still smell the smells and taste the tastes of a long gone culture and way of life.
Neve Zedek is the first Settlement in what became Tel Aviv, where Modernity touches the old world.
This tour is perfect as a part of any visit to Israel, it is great especially for shore excursions and short term visitors to Tel Aviv
We Start at the clock tower proceeding to the quay which many new arrivals first saw over 100 years ago. Then we view the Casbah and the Old City of Jaffa including the house of Simon the Tanner and breach the walls with the Army of Napoleon. After seeing Jaffa's flea market and Old Caravanserai we will finish in Neve Zedek the first neighbourhood of the new city.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Either meet you at your hotel, the new central train station (Arlozorov) or at the Clocktower.
End location: We can say goodbye either at your hotel, the new central train station (Arlozorov) or in the commercial district / one of the good beaches.
Duration: 6 hours
If it rains that may change the nature of the tour to more indoor options
Transportation Method: bus or taxi to get to the start of the tour, from the start it is a walking tour. Alternatively, for an additional fee, I can arrange private transport to and from Jaffa.
A walking Tour of Old Jaffa, Neve Zedek and early Tel Aviv
Estimated Local Cash Needed
120 shekels - Spending Money for the flea market and lunch
The tour participant is responsible to bring their own water (1 liter minimum) and all other relevant items like a hat and sunscreen.
I would recommend experiencing Middle Eastern Food, buying lunch in the Jaffa Quarter at one of the many fantastic eateries.
Additional spending money for snack and souvenirs in the flea market is also recommended.
As a religious Jew I cannot work on holy days. I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your car /I can arrange for a separate car & driver. I am not permitted to guide in the PA. Only driver-guides / certain taxis may enter the Port of Ashdod.
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Our day with Yossi was fantastic. He was very knowledgeable and showed us everything we wanted to see in one day. He was engaging and made sure we were comfortable all day long. Thank you Yossi for a great tour!! Mark and Jamie Tarlov and Susan Lippe