We will start the city tour at the Tahana complex near Jaffa and the beach. This is the site, now restored, of the first railroad station ever built in the Middle East.
Proceed to Neve Tzedek the first neighborhood built by the Jews outside the walls of Jaffa in the middle of the 19th century. We’ll learn about the neighborhood’s history, enjoy its large scale restoration and its chic boutiques shops.
Continue to the ancient port city of Jaffa, with more than 3500 years of history, mentioned in the Old and New Testament, King Solomon used the city port to import cider trees for the construction of the first temple in Jerusalem. The prophet Jonas got on a boat at the same port when he fled from God. Here, St. Peter brought Tabitha back to life. We will visit the artist’s quarter of Old Jaffa and browse its galleries and museums.
From Jaffa we head to Rothschild Boulevard where we will admire the special” Bauhaus” architectural style of the Tel Aviv . Most of the thousands of buildings were built during the thirties in a unique “International Style” which caused UNESCO to declare the city” A World Heritage City” , naming it “The White City” . Many excellent restaurants, bars and other attractions are located in this area.
Continuing on to the Carmel Market, we’ll walk amongst the colorful stands laden with fresh fruits , vegetables and more. Most of all, the “human view” – the mingled aromas and sounds of this area.
If time will allow (in the summer) the day will end with a good cocktail on the beach at the Tel Aviv Port. On the way there , we’ll stop for a moment of remembrance for the late Prime Minister Itzhak Rabin at the site of his assassination about 20 years ago.