Tel Aviv - The Pioneers who Founded Tel Aviv

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The Pioneers who Founded Tel Aviv

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(134 reviews)
Neve Tzedek, Tel Aviv, Israel
30 mins

About the tour

On this tour we'll follow the footsteps of pioneers who laid the foundation for what later became Tel Aviv - the first Hebrew city in the world. We'll be walking around Neve Tzedek, which was established in 1887 as the first Jewish neighborhood outside the walls of ancient Jaffa. Starting at the Suzanne Dellal Centre - one of the original schools in the neighborhood - we will then head down Chelouche Street to hear about the Chelouche family and its role in the development of Tel Aviv. The name sounds familiar doesn't it? During the tour Tomer will try to shed light on the connection between Jews and Arab, and Jaffa and Tel Aviv. He'll tell us some interesting tales about a Nobel laureate who used to live in Neve Tzedek and the intricate tale of the woman he fell in love with. The tour will wrap up at Eden Cinema, the first cinema in town, where we will learn more about the history, culture and architecture of this charming neighborhood.

Meet Tomer


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.

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 content creator.

The tour will last about 30 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator 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 content creator 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 join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.

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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

Anne P.

13 May 2021

Excellent tour guide. Can’t wait to take another tour. I highly recommend Tomer

Sonja M.

13 May 2021

My big respect and admiration for Tomer for doing the tour despite the difficult circumstances. He brought a lot of energy and made all of us feel very welcomed from the beginning. Thanks for explaining to us what is happening from a local's point of view. The tour itself was great, very privileged to have you share with us your family's history and your knowledge about the city. I discovered you late in HeyGo, but better late than never. So for those still hesitating, just take one of his tours and you will be addicted. Highly recommend it!

Hilary S.

12 May 2021

Most enjoyable! I appreciated you doing the tour in spite of the circumstances in Israel. Thank you!

Sandra A.

12 May 2021

Very interesting, entertaining and very interactive. An absolute delight joining this tour. Highly recommend it to everyone.

Janice F.

12 May 2021

Thank you Tomer for an excellent trip today especially in light in what is happening in your part of the world. Great to learn of the history. Stay safe.

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