Things to do in Jaffa

Our most recommended things to do in Jaffa

From Tel Aviv/Jerusalem: Jerusalem, Bethlehem & Dead Sea

1. From Tel Aviv/Jerusalem: Jerusalem, Bethlehem & Dead Sea

Jerusalem, Dead Sea, Bethlehem tour from Tel Aviv or Jerusalem is unique in the way it combines many highlights in one day . Start the day in Jerusalem, the holiest city, for to Jews, to Christians, and to Muslims. Our expert guide will take you through the four quarters and tell you about this fascinating city. Then, we will visit Bethlehem, the city where Jesus Christ was born. You will visit the Church of the Nativity. You will later continue to the Dead Sea for time to relax in the muds and float in these special waters which have baffled mankind for thousands of years. This tour from Tel Aviv or Jerusalem is available with guaranteed departures. Here you can see the Itinerary of this interesting tour:- 06:30 - Pick up from Tel Aviv (Textile Building 2 Kaufmann Street). 07:45 - Pick up from Jerusalem (David Citadel Hotel) 08:00 - A Guided tour in Jerusalem 11:30 - Depart to Bethlehem 12:00 - Tour in Bethlehem City & Church of Nativity 15:30 - Free time relaxing in the Dead Sea - (Please bring your sunscreen, hat, Walking shoes, Bathing suit and towel). 16:30 - Depart from the Dead Sea 18:00 - Drop off in Jerusalem 19:00 - Drop off in Tel Aviv NB - all timings on Jerusalem, Dead Sea, Bethlehem Tour are approximate

Jaffa: City Highlights Walking Tour

2. Jaffa: City Highlights Walking Tour

Explore the ancient port city of Jaffa. Visit the remains of the Egyptian temple from 3,500 years ago, See and explain the various art works installed in the alleys, explore the picturesque alleys and hear stories about the people who live(d) in then, see the site of the ancient Greek mythology story of Andromeda, visit the oldest port in the world which is still active, enjoy a breath-taking view of Tel Aviv A guided tour of Jaffa suddenly turns the alleys and buildings into a bookshelf, with fascinating stories of different eras, peoples and cultures.

Tel Aviv: Jaffa and Neve Tzedek Neighborhoods Walking Tour

3. Tel Aviv: Jaffa and Neve Tzedek Neighborhoods Walking Tour

Start the morning in Jaffa, the oldest area of modern Tel Aviv, and explore with its most beautiful corners. You'll walk through Jaffa's famous alleways, the Old Port, the flea market and the artisanal shops. Continue to the pitoresque Neve Tzedek neighborhood, probably the most interesting in Tel Aviv, and hear about its history and architecture. This tour is a 2-hour walking tour led by an experienced guide.

Tel Aviv: Guided Two-World-Heritage-Sites Tour

4. Tel Aviv: Guided Two-World-Heritage-Sites Tour

Your visit starts at Old Jaffa, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There you'll enjoy visiting the sites which span over 3,500 years in history. You will enjoy a walk along the winding alleyways of the Old Town of Jaffa, and can wander around the remains of crusader architecture where the best modern galleries and theaters are set today. Following that, you'll enjoy seeing ancient mosques and medieval churches, including the world-famous St. Peter Church. Afterwards, visit the Carmel Food Market, which was the first market built in Tel Aviv in 1920. Its streets and lanes are full of bustling life, noise, flavors, and smells from hundreds of different stalls as well as small cafes and restaurants (week-days only). You'll then continue to the Nahalat Benjamin neighborhood which dates back to 1909, the same year that Tel Aviv was established. This pedestrian-street neighborhood is full of nice textile shops and ethnic restaurants, and its architecture will take you back to a Europe of the early 20th century.. Pay a short visit to the Historical American Colony neighborhood, where the story of the modern settlement of Palestine had started. The tour continues on to the vibrant heart of modern Tel Aviv along Rothschild Boulevard. Due to its unique architectural beauty and historical importance, this part of Tel Aviv, usually called the "White City" of Tel Aviv, was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the historical German Colony Sarana and enjoy Sarona Food Street Market (on Saturdays only) You will then drive through the diversity and beauty of modern Tel Aviv on your way back to your hotel, where your tour will conclude.

Tel Aviv: 2-Hour Jaffa Flea Market Tour with Tastings

5. Tel Aviv: 2-Hour Jaffa Flea Market Tour with Tastings

Explore the Jaffa flea market of Tel Aviv with a local guide. Discover one of the first flea markets in the world, with a history dating back to the 19th century. Wander through the market and discover a variety of cuisines including Turkish, North African, Balkan, and Eastern European foods. Taste a variety of foods including Libyan Kuskus, Middle Eastern baked goods, local craft beer, and a modern take on traditional Israeli dishes. Explore the market which blends history and tradition with new boutique cafés, bars, delis, design shops, and galleries. With an estimated 3 million visitors a year, it is one of the most popular locations in Israel.

From Tel Aviv: Highlights of Jerusalem Biblical Trip

6. From Tel Aviv: Highlights of Jerusalem Biblical Trip

The journey begins at the Mount of Olives. As you stand above the Jewish cemetery and look out over the Old City, you'll see the Temple Mount where Solomon’s Temple, destroyed by the Babylonians in 586 BCE, once stood, as well as the Second Temple, which was destroyed by the Romans in 70 CE. Additionally, you'll see the Garden of Gethsemane, the Church of All Nations, and the Kidron Valley with its ancient Jewish burial tombs. Entering the Old City via the Zion Gate, pass through the Armenian Quarter on route to the Jewish Quarter and the 1500-year-old Byzantine Cardo. The excavated Crusader shops are now modern stores. Stop at the Kotel, the Western Wall where Jews have prayed since the destruction of the Temple in 70 CE.  The Via Dolorosa, also known as the Way of the Cross, is the route many pilgrims follow on their way to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, the church built on the site of Jesus’ crucifixion and his burial tomb. Although the Byzantine church was partially destroyed during the Persian and Muslim conquests, the rebuilt and redesigned Crusader Church preserved much of the earlier church. Exit the Old City via the market and the Jaffa Gate for a short tour of the new city. A visit to Yad VaShem, the Holocaust Museum, reveals artifacts and photographs documenting the discrimination, persecution, and, finally, the annihilation of Jewish communities across Europe. It also honors the righteous among the nations who risked their lives while trying to save Jews.

Neve Tzedek: Private Walking Tour with Local Guide

7. Neve Tzedek: Private Walking Tour with Local Guide

Join a local guide and embark on a private walking tour of Neve Tzedek. Be led on an unforgettable and fascinating journey to understand the years of rich history as you visit the city's most extraordinary historical monuments. Begin in the HaTachana, the old railway station where you can enjoy the beauty of the renovated building, built-in 1892 this train station connected Jaffa to Jerusalem. Continue to the Suzanne Dellal Centre, one of Israels' leading cultural centers. Visit Chelouche Street and learn about the Chelouche family, discover the development of Tel Aviv and the connection between the Jews and Arabs. Carry on to the Nahum Gutman Art Museum and see the Rokach House. End the tour in front of the Eden Cinema, which is the first cinema that was built in the town.

Tel Aviv and Old Jaffa Private Tour

8. 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).

From Tel Aviv: Old & New Jerusalem Full-Day Small-Group Tour

9. From Tel Aviv: Old & New Jerusalem Full-Day Small-Group Tour

Choose to get picked up from Tel Aviv or Jerusalem if you are already staying there, then set off to explore the city.  Stand on Mount Scopus for views of Jerusalem’s old city and the Temple Mount at the start of this 10-hour tour. Enter the old city through the Zion Gate, passing the Armenian Quarter on your way to the Jewish Quarter. Stop at the Kotel, the Western Wall where Jews have prayed since the destruction of the Temple in 70 AD. Follow the Via Dolorosa, also known as the Way of the Cross, on the way to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Exit the old city by the Jaffa Gate and take a short tour of the new city. Visit Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Museum, and see the documentation of the discrimination, persecution and the annihilation of European Jewish communities.

Jerusalem Ramparts Walking Tour - French

10. Jerusalem Ramparts Walking Tour - French

Start at Jaffa Gate at 9 AM and begin the 3-hour walking tour. Buy tickets to access the ramparts and discover the Muslim and the Christian quarters of Jerusalem. Then, visit the Damascus gate and learn about its evolution from the Herodian period to the Roman and Byzantine periods.  Walk to the Garden Tomb and visit the Zedekiah's Cave. End by the Rockefeller Museum of Archaeology and learn about the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls.

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What people are saying about Jaffa

Overall rating

3.5 / 5

based on 51 reviews

Yan was a fantastic guide - very knowledgable and as it was just two of us on the tour with him, he customised it to our preferences and took more time than was officially booked. Thanks to him we discovered some amazing food and stories throughout charming Jaffa. A perfect afternoon.

Our guide, Levi, took us to the normal places as well as unique places including the Ilana Goor Museum in Old Jaffa. He was very knowledgeable and pleasant and we would definitely recommend him to other travelers.

The tour was really great and we'll organized! Also, our driver Mahmoud was very nice, he gave us many interesting facts during the drives, and looked after us perfectly. We would definitely recommend the trip!

Our guide Yosef was excellent - his knowledge is impressive. Being in a small group was great.

Our tour guide was amazing - knowledgeable, friendly and caring.