Welcome to Tel Aviv

Glimmering Beaches

When it comes to the world's best beach destinations, Tel Aviv remains largely unsung – but its strip of shimmering seashore, stretching 14km along the Mediterranean coast, is this city's crowning glory. From the celeb-laden sands of Metzitzim Beach in the north, down to the no-frills chill of Alma Beach bordering Jaffa in the south, a diverse set of Tel Avivian sun-chasers congregate daily for luminous sunsets that teeter close to holy. And for this primarily secular subset of the country's residents, witnessing such a sight may just be the closest thing known to worship.

Nonstop Nightlife

Hedonism is the main religion in this hip, bustling Mediterranean 'Manhattan' – there's no shortage of options for finding a party fit to your tastes. Usher in the night at a beachfront watering hole, sip wine with sophisticated city slickers at swanky lounges, or chill with a hand-crafted creation at a themed cocktail bar – and that's all before dinner. This city runs on little sleep, with an after-dark culture centred on jovial rooftop rounds, live music at neighbourhood dives and international DJs spinning bumping beats at underground clubs. A few days here is fun, but a week can be a revelation.

Creative Culture

Modern, vibrant and cosmopolitan, Tel Aviv is characterised by an enterprising creative landscape. From the world-class Tel Aviv Museum of Art, which houses works by international greats, to the secluded street art alleys and avant-garde galleries scattered around bohemian Florentin, inspiration comes in myriad mediums. And it doesn't end with the visual arts – there's plenty of performance, too. Enjoy the rich theatre scene, live music ranging from beachside buskers to big name international acts, and plenty of classical music, opera and ballet for high culture cats.

Architectural Heritage

Tel Aviv's 'White City' – the central area of town that saw rapid development by German-Jewish architects who fled Nazi persecution in the 1930s – is home to more buildings in the Bauhaus architecture style than any city in the world. Preservation of more than 1000 of the original 4000 structures earned the area an Unesco World Heritage Site designation in 2003. Despite many of the beloved buildings falling into a state of disrepair throughout the years, their style has become emblematic of Tel Aviv and efforts to restore them to their former glory carry on today.

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$117 Cultural & Theme Tours

Tel Aviv to Masada and Dead Sea Day Trip with Cable Car Ride

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: En Gedi Nature Reserve, Dead Sea RegionSee Ein Gedi natural reserve Stop At: Dead Sea, Dead Sea RegionFloat and mud yourself at the Dead sea Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Masada National Park, Masada, Dead Sea RegionVisit Masada Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

$118 Cultural & Theme Tours

Day Tour to Jerusalem and Bethlehem from Tel Aviv

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Western Wall, Jerusalem, Jerusalem DistrictVisit the Western (wailing) wallDuration: 20 minutesStop At: The Way of the Cross - Via Dolorosa, Jerusalem, Jerusalem DistrictVisit some of the stations of the Cross (Via Dolorosa)Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Old City of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Jerusalem DistrictWalk in the Old city of Jerusalem Duration: 3 hoursPass By: Mount of Olives, Jerusalem, Jerusalem DistrictOverview on Mt. of Olives Pass By: Garden of Gethsemane, Jerusalem, Jerusalem DistrictView the Garden of Gethsemane Stop At: Jewish Quarter, Jerusalem, Jerusalem DistrictVisit the Jewish Quarter Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Christian Quarter, Jerusalem, Jerusalem DistrictVisit the Christian Quarter Duration: 1 hourStop At: Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem, Jerusalem DistrictVisit the Church of Holy Sepulchre Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem, West BankVisit the Church of Nativity Duration: 40 minutes

$92 Day Trips & Excursions

Nazareth, Tiberias, Sea of Galilee Day Tour from Tel Aviv

Set off  from Tel Aviv in your air-conditioned coach to the town of Nazareth, where you will visit popular Holy Land sites such as the Church of the Annunciation (where the Angel Gabriel visited the Virgin Mary) and the Church of St Joseph’s Carpentry.Continuing north through the small village of Kafer Kana, your Holy Land day trip passes the Church of the Multiplication by the Sea of Galilee, where Jesus’ miracle of the loaves and fishes and the feeding of the 5,000 took place.Stop on the shores of the Sea of Galilee to explore the ancient fishing village of Capernaum, and discover the ruins of the celebrated great Synagogue where Jesus first taught his followers.Finally, travel via the coastal city of Tiberias to reach Yardenit – a sacred site at the southern end of the Sea of Galilee where the River Jordan flows down to meet the Dead Sea. Many Christian visitors to the region feel a deep connection to the River Jordan; as such it is possible to be baptized here, as part of the tour.  Passing the stunning Mt. Tabor, your tour returns to Tel Aviv.Whatever your religion, no trip to Israel is complete without seeing these Holy Land places of such historical and cultural importance!

$131 Day Trips & Excursions

Israel Day Tour of Old City Jerusalem, Dead Sea from Tel Aviv

Begin with a pickup by climate-controlled coach from your Tel Aviv hotel, and travel to Jerusalem to begin your day trip. After entering through the city walls, see the famous Western Wall (Wailing Wall) which functions as an open-air synagogue for thousands of worshippers, before walking the pilgrimage route of the Via Dolorosa. Look out for the 14 Stations of the Cross as you trace Jesus' steps to the site of his crucifixion at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.After, your air-conditioned coach will be ready to pick you up, and in just under an hour you'll be at the Dead Sea for some relaxation time. Here you will have approximately two hours to walk around the mineral beach and enjoy the surreal experience of floating in the salt-rich water, 400m (1,312 ft) below sea level! Don't miss the chance to have a mud bath in the world's richest source of natural salts. Your highlights of Israel day trip will head back to Tel Aviv, seeing the historical city of Jericho (City of Palm Trees) en-route.  Combining ancient and natural wonders, Israel's top day trip is not to be missed!

$107 Cultural & Theme Tours

Caeserea, Rosh Hanikra and Acre Day Trip from Tel Aviv

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Baha'i Gardens and Golden Dome, Haifa, Haifa DistrictSee the Baha'i Gardens in Haifa Stop At: Citadel of Acre, Acre, Northern DistrictVisit the underground crusader city Duration: 40 minutesStop At: Rosh Hanikra, Rosh Hanikra, Northern DistrictVisit Rosh Hanikra Duration: 30 minutesStop At: The Grottos at Rosh HaNiqra, Kefar Rosh HaNiqra, Northern DistrictVisit Rosh Hanikra Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Theatre at Caesarea National Park, Caesarea, Haifa DistrictSee the ancient theater Duration: 5 minutes

$92 Cultural & Theme Tours

Tel Aviv to Old and New Jerusalem Sightseeing Full-Day Trip

As we stand Mount Scopus we see the Old City and the Temple Mount where the Solomon’s Temple, destroyed by the Babylonians in 586 BCE, and the Second Temple, destroyed by the Romans in 70 CE once stood.Entering the Old City through the Zion Gate we pass the Armenian Quarter on our way to the Jewish Quarter and the fifteen year old Byzantine Cardo. Partially destroyed and unused during the Moslem conquest it had a brief new lease of life during the Crusader period. The excavated Crusader shops are now modern stores.We stop at the Kotel, the Western Wall where Jews have prayed since the destruction of the Temple in 70 CE. Built by King Herod it was a supporting wall enclosing the enlarged Temple Mount area.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 over the place of the crucifixion of Jesus and the burial tomb. Although the Byzantine church waspartially destroyed during the Persians and Moslem conquests the rebuilt and redesigned Crusader Church preserved much of the earlier church.We exit the Old City via the market and the Jaffa Gate for a short tour of the new city. A visit to Yad VeShem, the Holocaust museum, reveals artifacts and photographs documenting the discrimination, persecution and finally the annihilation of the Jewish communities of Europe. It also remembers those righteous among the nations who risked their lives while trying to save Jews.