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Tel Aviv Urban Tour: Architecture, Food & Street Art

1. Tel Aviv Urban Tour: Architecture, Food & Street Art

Walk the famous Rothschild Boulevard and surrounding streets admiring the diverse buildings and architecture in Tel Aviv. Known as the “White City”, Tel Aviv has the largest collection of Bauhaus buildings worldwide and tells a rich historical story through the buildings. Learn about both the past and future of the Tel Aviv cityscape while exploring the areas. Next, you will explore the Carmel Market, a cornucopia of flavors, smells, sounds and sights brimming with fresh, local ingredients. Marvel at the colors of fresh fruit and vegetables piled high, vibrant spices, artisan baked goods, local meats and cheeses, olives and sweets. The market is the heart of the city and is filled with energy. Enjoy several food samplings along the way including Dolmas - a Druzian style rice wrapped in vine leaves, Ghat and etrog juice - a local ingredient with a history, Garinim - a mix of roasted seeds, a popular Israeli snack, Zaatar with Lahuh - a middle eastern herb blend with a soft Yemei fermented bread, Halva - a sweet confectionery made from sesame seeds, and a seasonal market item. (Items are subject to change based on availability/seasonality). Then you will continue on to the southern Tel Aviv district of Florentin, a graffiti and street art haven filled with many works of art both large and small. The artwork tells a story, often with historical and cultural relevance. Gain a deeper insight and awareness to the subculture in Tel Aviv and the importance of the street art scene. When possible, we have collaborated directly with the local street artists to promote accurate information and support of their work. After the tour, we will provide information of artists whose work has been seen on the tour providing social media information and where possible, opportunities to purchase work directly from the artists.

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Tel Aviv and Old Jaffa Private Tour

2. Tel Aviv and Old Jaffa Private Tour

Get to know Tel Aviv and Old Jaffa intimately on a private 4-hour tour with an expert art-historian guide. The tour begins in 4,000-year-old Jaffa, an old-world port dating to Phoenician, Roman, and Crusader times. Explore the archaeological ruins and winding alleyways. Admire the UNESCO-listed Bauhaus architecture on Rothschild Boulevard and its surrounding area. Along the boulevard, you will see the Independence Hall where the State of Israel was declared. Explore the numerous museums throughout North Tel Aviv including the Diaspora Museum, the Rabin Museum, and the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. Once finding your way to the South of the city, your guide will explain the area's rich biblical history. It is the ancient port of the Holy Land and the location where Jonah and the Whale occurred. Wander through the streets and enjoy the market on your Tel Aviv custom tour. Less than one hour away from Tel Aviv are plenty of other places to visit including Neot Kedumim, Latrun, and Mini Israel (with advance notice).

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What people are saying about Carmel Market

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 27 reviews

Great value, great tour

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed this 7 hour, three part walking tour of Tel Aviv. First part covers some basic architecture and history of Tel Aviv; mid-part was my favorite walking through the Carmel Market sampling a few foods; and finally learning about the local street art in South area. Our guide Amit, was deeply knowledgeable, articulate, and fun. We walked many miles so wear comfortable shoes. Some people came for single parts of the tour but we gladly did it all.

The tour encompasses the history of Tel Aviv and explains it through architecture, food, culture and art.

Excellent leader (schall) and excellent tour great descriptions and explanations one of the best

Informative

Enjoyed the guide Amit interesting learnt a lot walked a lot had a fantastic day