A comprehensive private walking day tour of Jaffa,Tel Aviv and the Rabin Museum with a local professional guide sharing the history and culture of ancient and modern Israel.
Your guide will meet you at your Tel Aviv hotel from where you will walk or taxi together to start your tour in Jaffa or you can choose to meet your guide directly at the Jaffa Clocktower. Wander through the lanes of Jaffa and enjoy the galleries, the underground archaeological display and the picturesque fishing port whilst learning about the ancient and modern history of this city.Proceed to Neve Tsedek, the first Jewish neighborhood outside ancient Jaffa and which is the home of the Suzanne Dellal Centre for Dance and theatre, the world-famous Bat Sheva Dance Company and a number of restored homes and shops with interesting architecture. Among these is the museum dedicated to the works of the early Tel Aviv artist who captured its spirit in the early days, Nahum Gutman.On Tuesdays and Fridays, see the Nahalat Binyamin pedestrian mall come alive with stalls selling handicrafts of every type. UNESCO proclaimed the cluster of homes and public buildings of Tel Aviv’s founding days as a World Heritage Site. A stroll through the main area of these monuments, known as the “White City,” along Rothschild Blvd. and its side streets is a wonderful opportunity to savor life in the first Hebrew city, past and present whilst observing this unique architectural style .The culinary aspect of the tour will not be forgotten as you wander through these neighborhoods and your guide will share some local tips .As well in the heart of the city, you’ll enjoy the colors and aromas and tastes of the Carmel Market, Tel Aviv’s open air fresh produce market. By mid afternoon you will be ready to travel to the Israeli Museum at the Yitzhak Rabin Centerfor for a more reflective couple of hours exploring this museum which is the first and only museum in Israel to explore the development of the State of Israel as a young democracy. The Museum presents two parallel stories: the history of the State and Israeli society and the biography of Yitzhak Rabin and its' exhibits focus on historical turning points in the country’s development, presenting the conflicts, social challenges and dilemmas the country faced and still faces interwoven with the story of the life of Yitzhak Rabin.At the end of your tour your guide will outline further touring options and places to eat during your stay in this 24/7 city.