A journey through one of the oldest and most fascinating neighborhoods in Tel Aviv - Jaffa.

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English
Guru: Gidon
Quality Verified Registered on April 09, 2023

Hi, I am Gidon your tour guide, born and raised in England but living in Israel for the last 12 years I have really fallen in love with the city drawn to its beauty and history. I'm a licensed tour guide in Israel I love nature and history, I enjoy the simple things in life, a beautiful sunset, a good plate of fresh hummus. looking forward to meeting you and showing you around:)

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    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Are you ready for an adventure? Let me take you on a journey through one of the oldest and most fascinating neighborhoods in Tel Aviv - Jaffa. We will understand the importance of the city historically and in its modern context.

Itinerary /highlights

  • We will begin with the ancient history of Jaffa from the 15th century B.C and work our way forwards in time towards the modern era, enjoying the beauty and history all around us:
  • Hear the stories;
  1. Jonah and the whale
  2. Ramses the Second, Djehuty, and the Trojan horse of Jaffa.
  3. Simon the Tanner and the importance of Jaffa for the Christian Faith.
  4. Napoleon Buonaparte and his conquests in the Holy Land.
  5. The Ottoman period and Abu Nabut.
  6. The British and the mandate and operation Agatha.
  7. Special mention of the Jaffa oranges and the mythical story of Andromeda.

Time permitting we will walk through the flea market and get a feel of the good vibes, food, and drink.

Join me for an unforgettable experience and let's explore Jaffa together!

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Louis Pasteur St 8, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Is...
    Louis Pasteur St 8, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
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    I will be by the fountain shaped like a whale, if you are walking down the hill it is on your right. it is right next to the street .you can notice my hat and reddish/brown beard.

  • 1
    Outside visit
  • 2
    Outside visit
    The Clock Tower
  • 3
    Outside visit
    House of Simon the Tanner
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Whale Fountain
  • 5
    Outside visit
    St Peters Church
  • 6
    Outside visit
  • 7
    Outside visit
    HaPisga Garden

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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BERMET 10 Oct 2023

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
Jaffa Tour was amazing.
Sheentilyn 04 Oct 2023

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Travelled in group - Oct 2023
Really good tour,lots of information given and we appretiate our guide taking time and effort preparing references._.
Marla 04 Oct 2023
New York

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Travelled in group - Oct 2023
Anna-Sophie 02 Oct 2023

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Travelled in couple - Oct 2023
Gideon war sehr nett und humorvoll. Die Tour war nicht nur rein informativ, sondern auch sehr unterhaltsam. Können wir sehr empfehlen !
Henri 02 Oct 2023

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Travelled in couple - Oct 2023
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 100 people.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.