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Tragic Tel Aviv: A free walking tour through tragedy, terror - and resilience - on Tel Aviv's most famous street

Duration: 1h
Languages: English
Guru: Jeffrey
Registered on August 22, 2023

I moved from Canada to Tel Aviv with my wife and children in 2018, to escape the cold weather. This isn't my first time living in Israel: During the 1990s I explored the religious lifestyle in Jerusalem, then abandoned religion, returned to Toronto and found work as a comedy writer, creating jokes for rising standup comedians in the USA and Canada. I also write comic books (for adults and kids). I decided to create a tour of local terror attack sites in Tel Aviv after being a witness to some of these attacks and personally knowing people who were wounded...and because I currently live right next to the locations where they happened - the tour is simply part of my life. I approach even the darkest subjects with a bit of humour, so you can expect a unique perspective when you walk this tragic path with me.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
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Tour description

Tragic Tel Aviv: A walking tour through tragedy, terror - and resilience - on Tel Aviv's most famous street.

During this tour we:

  • Visit the locations of 6 terror attacks along Dizengoff Street. 
  • See the memorials. 
  • Hear about the cruelty of our enemies.
  • Remember the lives of the victims.

The entire tour takes approximately 55 minutes.

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Mikhoels Square, Tel Aviv-Jaffa
    Mikhoels Square, Tel Aviv-Jaffa
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    Tour starts at Mikhoels Square (corner of King George / Ben Tsiyon Blvd). In front of the big "Max20" dollar store. I will stand there with my green folder and probably a T-shirt with a silly slogan on it. *If you don't see me, or you're arriving a little bit late, my Whatsapp is: +972 52 954 2742 and my name is Jeffrey

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Mikhoels Square

    Ground zero (with memorial) of the WWII Italian airforce bombing that utterly devastated downtown Tel Aviv and resulted in huge civilian casualties.

  • 2
    Outside visit
    Dizengoff Center

    Dizengoff Center, the location of a 1996 Purim holiday suicide bombing that targeted children. There's a memorial here, still frequently covered in flowers.

  • 3
    Outside visit
    Rav Hen Dizengoff

    This movie theatre suffered a grenade attack upon the audience during a film screening in 1974, followed by a riot. No memorial here, but I show photos and tell the story.

  • 4
    Outside visit
    Dizengoff Square

    Just a block from Dizengoff Square, we visit the location of the first-ever major suicide bombing, in 1994, which happened on a bus. There is a memorial here.

  • 5
    Outside visit
    Dizengoff Street 111

    The Egyptian airforce bombed a mini-market that stood here in 1948 during one of their many air raids that followed Israel's declaration of independence.

  • 6
    Outside visit

    This bar was the site of a New Years day 2016 shooting's our final stop...but for those interested, the next block further down has another bar that was attacked in a similar manner, and a block after that is a corner where three pedestrians were shot in the head...the tour, sadly, never really ends...

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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Djamila 27 Sep 2023

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Travelled alone - Sep 2023
What an impressive tour, what an impressive person. My heart is a bit heavy now but I have learned so much today. Thank you, Jeffrey. What you do here is so important. Keep it up.
Steven 20 Sep 2023

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Travelled alone - Sep 2023
Excellent information and a very invested guide who is doing the tour to keep the memory of people alive.
Stefan 11 Sep 2023

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Travelled alone - Sep 2023
A really interesting tour, fun is the wrong word but Jeffrey made it quite powerful with his knowledge and connection to these awful events. Would highly recommend, and a great lunch suggestion from him too
Annika 11 Sep 2023

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Travelled alone - Sep 2023
I can really recommend this tour
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people 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
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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