Excursion

Old Jaffa & and the White City of Tel Aviv

Experience the unique urban tapestry of Tel Aviv, from its modern buildings to its UNESCO-listed White City district to its old original port area of Jaffa, enhanced by a visit to the Old Jaffa Visitors Center for a chance to become better acquainted with this 4,000-year-old metropolis.

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  • Code
    ASH-DY
  • Level
    Soft
  • Walking Type
    Little
  • Activity Type
    All
  • Age
    All ages
  • Duration
Reaching Old Jaffa after a motor-coach journey of approximately 45 minutes, begin your walking introduction to this ancient (and once the only) entry port to the land of IsraelAs you will discover during your two-hour stroll, Jaffa is a microcosm encircled by the modern city of Tel Aviv, with a character that remains intact and beautifully preserved as a result of a massive and detailed restoration project undertaken in the 1960sWander along the meandering, cobblestone alleys lined by old stone buildings and artists' galleries before enjoying a visit to the Old Jaffa Visitors CenterOpened in late 2011, the center brings to life one of the world's most ancient seaports in stunning fashion, using a 52-foot panoramic screen along with floating glass displays, surround sound and special effectsSurely, your amble along the center's virtual walking route will take you back through time as you gain insights into such legends and history as Egyptian rule, Ottoman rule, Jonah fleeing from God, the spread of Christianity that began here in Jaffa, and much moreAfterward, rejoin your motor coach and relax during the narrated driving overview of modern Tel AvivSee Rothschild Boulevard, known for its 1930s Bauhaus buildings, and the extraordinary balconies that lend Tel Aviv the nickname, White City, not to mention its UNESCO World Heritage Site designationArriving at the lively port area, join the crowds strolling the seaside promenade and come to appreciate why The New York Times calls Tel Aviv the Mediterranean Capital of CoolFrom here, make your 45-minute return to the pier