Jaffa is one of the oldest inhabited places in the world, destroyed and rebuilt dozens of times in its four millenia long life. Some of the biggest empires in history have ruled Jaffa and left their mark from the Romans to the British. The ‘Bride of Palestine’ has been reinvented many times: the Egyptian city, the backwater Ottoman town, the heart of a cosmopolitan Levant, the epicentre of the Arab Revolt and a symbol of Jewish-Arab co-existence. This 2 hour tour is short on walking but packed full of legends and drama. Let the Ministry of Tourism licensed guides with whom we work take you through the most beautiful streets and squares of Old Jaffa and show you the stories beyond the breathtaking views.
This tour is operated by our partner Abraham Tours. Every year, millions of people visit Israel to experience the world-famous Dead Sea, historical Masada fortress, and extraordinary Ein Gedi Nature Reserve. The Abraham Tours team transports you to each destination for an entirely carefree self-guided tour, with easy pick-up and dropoff and informative materials including a cool app with loads of content, and experienced drivers who will keep you entertained along the way. You'll begin at the foot of Masada on a moderate 45-minute hike to the top via the Western entrance, where you’ll watch the sun emerge over the mountains providing a stunning view of the Dead Sea and desert below. At the top, you’ll have time to relax and take in the view, as well as explore the archaeological ruins of the castle built by King Herod in 30 BCE, the setting of the courageous story of Masada where Jewish rebels took their own lives rather than fall into the hands of the advancing Roman armies. For your next adventure, Abraham Tours will drive you to Ein Gedi, a vibrant desert oasis where you can leisurely hike or take a refreshing dip in one the various streams, natural pools and springs. You may possibly encounter friendly mountain goats and other animals among the vegetation! The last leg of the tour is at the lowest point on Earth, the Dead Sea, where you’ll float in the salty waters, cover yourself in rejuvenating mud, and relax before returning to Tel Aviv between 13:00-14:30. For many travelers, this experience is the highlight of their trip to Israel! Additionnal info: This tour does not have a guide, but rather a professional driver with printed and app based materials for each site. Masada entrance (29 NIS), and Ein Gedi entrance (29 NIS) are not included Bring passport Bring bathing suit and towel Packed meals recommended (Breakfast, lunch, snacks & drinks are not included) Hat and sunscreen recommended Walking shoes recommended *In the unlikely event there is a flooding at Ein Gedi, the tour will go to Qumran instead (a similar location)
Welcome to the most exciting city in the Middle East! Tel Aviv is a city on the edge - where the land meets the sea, where history meets the future, where West meets East. To the north of Jaffa lay nothing but sand dunes and the trails of camels carrying the ancient city’s famous oranges to distant markets. Out of those sand dunes would rise the skyscrapers of a new city: the most liberal, the most technologically advanced, most socially progressive, most democratic city of the entire Middle East. It’s a young city but Tel Aviv’s story is the culmination of thousands of years of history. At once old and new, the city’s fascinating experience of tradition and modernity has lessons for all cultures all over the world. This three hour walking tour is an unmissable exploration of sandy beaches, peaceful streets, bustling markets, shady boulevards and the search for identity. Just like the intrepid pioneers of 1909 we will leave Jaffa and cross the dunes to the city. Whilst their city was built from hopes and dreams we have the luxury of exploring the streets and monuments of today. Between these extremes is the famous district of Neve Tzedek. It was here that Tel Aviv began and we can trace the emergence of the city and its culture through the lives of the legendary pioneers that built the first Hebrew city in 2000 years.