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Tel Aviv - By Popular Demand: Ancient Jaffa

By Popular Demand: Ancient Jaffa

(73 reviews)
Jaffa, Tel Aviv, Israel
30 mins

About the tour

Since biblical times, Jaffa stood on a small hill overlooking the Mediterranean Sea - the only bump on the between the Nile and Mount Carmel. Its port was a gateway to the Land of Israel and serves as one of the oldest still in use. In this tour we'll see some of the prominent sites ancient Jaffa has to offer.

Meet your local guide


Tel Aviv is called the non-stop city - and for good reason! "6 AM is as good an hour to invite a friend to go jogging along the beach as 6 PM," Tomer laughs. "When the day starts, you'll find coffee pubs packed with creatives working behind their laptops, sipping on a sophisticated cappuccino - the same people you meet up with after hours in the local pub. Shopping or clubbing, sports or sorts - Tel Aviv is ready whenever you are. I love that about Tel Aviv!" he says. Tomer has been guiding tours in the city since 2008. What started out of fascination about his family's history - the Chelouche family is one of the founding families of Tel Aviv - has seen him meet new people and show the city that has transformed over the course of several generations. On Tomer's tours, you'll get to discover fascinating stories about its history, culture, and much more, especially since Tomer's ancestors participated in the establishment of the first Jewish neighborhood built outside the walls of ancient Jaffa, and the modern city of Tel Aviv. "The most enjoyable part of tour guiding is making people laugh. A smile on someone's face is more important to me than everybody being able to recite the stories I tell. I do my best to make every moment of every tour I lead amusing and funny!" he smiles.

Tomer has been guiding since Oct 2008

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to Tel Aviv with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing guide.

The tour will last about 30 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Tel Aviv. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.

Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

George E.

24 March 2021

I was hoping for more actual ‘ancient’ Jaffa. The guide seemed nice and sea views were pretty but didn’t show much of the town, mostly some modern art sculptures, one late 19th century church and spent the whole tour in one street. I would have liked to see more of the town and hear more about the ancient town history (Greeks, Romans, Crusades, Muslim rule etc.) not just 19thc - modern.

Nancy S.

24 March 2021

This was such an interesting tour. Thank you for your historical insights and showing us the cats!

Ying H.

23 March 2021

Tomer is very friendly. Although the tour is scheduled for 30 minutes, he spent over 45 minutes to make sure everyone's questions are addressed. Nice waterfront view of Tel Aviv during the tour.

Debi C.

22 March 2021

I love Tomer's trips and they always make me want to come back to Israel as soon as possible!

Jayne D.

22 March 2021

Great tour love the stories from tour guide well represented tour of local knowledge well done

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