8 Best Tours In Tel Aviv, Israel

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Tel Aviv, Israel, is an energetic city on the edge of the Mediterranean Sea. A city of contrasts, it is lively and full of energy, yet firmly rooted in history. Progressive Tel Aviv sits on the sea and includes the ancient port of Jaffa and the modern skyscrapers of downtown. The old blends quite comfortably with the new, in this city that never sleeps. Full of outstanding restaurants, fascinating museums, great music, colorful neighborhoods, and some serious nightlife, Tel Aviv is an easy destination to enjoy. Here are a few tours to help get you started with your exploration of this exciting spot.

1. Northern Israel wine tour (from USD 979.0)

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Explore the wine making region of northern Israel, with this eight-hour vineyard tour. Enjoy wine tastings at three unique vineyards in the hills, around Galilee and the Golan Heights. Expanded tour options include visits to nearby chocolatiers, craft brewers, and dairy farms. Packed with interesting information about this area’s long wine making history, this tour will delight anyone interested in history or wine. The excursion departs from Tel Aviv, bright and early in the morning.

Northern Israel wine tour

Highly Enjoyable Private Wine Tour of Galilee

Duration: 6 to 7 hours

4 reviews

2. Pub crawl in Tel Aviv

Barzilay Venue in Tel Aviv Israel
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Party the night away in Tel Aviv’s most popular bars, with this fun pub crawl. Not sure where to go while you are in Tel Aviv? Let the local experts behind this action-packed tour take care of that for you. During this three-hour pub crawl, you’ll head to four different bars You’ll have a true sense Tel Aviv nightlife by the end of the evening. The evening kicks off with a free beer. Make sure to eat before you head out because you’ll get a free shot at each of the stops during this exciting nighttime excursion. As for waiting in line to get in? Not a chance. Get ready for some serious fun.

Pub crawl in Tel Aviv


3. Graffiti and street art tour

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Walk the streets and alleyways of Tel Aviv, with a professional art historian and learn about the city’s own unique urban art form, graffiti. During this enlightening walking tour, your guide will discuss the development of Israeli street art, teach you about the different mediums artists use to create these innovative works of art and explain the meanings hidden in the designs. You’ll learn to recognize the individual styles of well-known and up and coming artists and form a sense of the artistic trends shaping urban art, in Tel Aviv.

Graffiti and street art tour


4. Half-day tour of Bethlehem

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Leave the modernity of Tel Aviv and immerse yourself in the biblical history of Bethlehem, for an afternoon. This interesting tour includes stops at the Church of the Nativity, Manger Square, and Shepherds’ Field. The group returns to Jerusalem in the afternoon.

Half-day tour of Bethlehem


5. Five-day vegetarian cooking tour of Israel

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Get ready to eat on this amazing five-day culinary and cultural adventure, through the best of Israeli cuisine. Learn how to cook healthy vegetarian meals, while exploring the history and countryside of Israel. Taste fine wines from a vineyard in Galilee. Explore the intricacies of organic farming in Hogla. Learn how to bake hallah and focaccia as a guest in a chef’s home. Wander through the breathtaking Roman ruins in Caesarea. By the end of this trip, you will know how to stuff grape leaves, cook okra in a scrumptious tomato sauce, whip up a mouthwatering portabello and roasted potato dish, and make Druize sweets. Trips to the Yemenite Quarter, the Carmel markets in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem’s old city, and the market in Daliyat El-Carmel, are all included in the tour.

Five-day vegetarian cooking tour of Israel


6. Golan Heights day trip from Tel Aviv (from USD 128.0)

0065הכפר המשוחזר במתחם הכפר התלמודי שבעיר קצרין אשר ברמת הגולן ברקע בית הכנסת
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Leave the hectic pace of city life in Tel Aviv behind and head for the hills. Treat yourself to this wonderful, twelve-hour excursion to the Golan Heights - a delightful mixture of culture, history, relaxation and sightseeing, all at the same time. You’ll have a chance to take pictures of the famous ruins at Megiddo, on the way to your ultimate destination. Soak in the hot springs at Hammat Gaden and spend time gazing at the amazing views of the Syrian and Jordanian borders.

The tour stops at Yarendit, an important baptismal site on the Jordan River. Look out over the Queitra Valley, from the top of Mount Bental, a dormant volcano. Wander through the streets of Katzrin and visit a 6th-century synagogue, before heading home.

Golan Heights day trip from Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv to Golan Heights Day Trip Including Hammat Gader

Duration: 12 hours

51 reviews

7. Tel Aviv city walking tour (from USD 29.69)

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Learn about Israel’s past and present, as you walk through the vibrant streets of Tel Aviv on this informative, guided tour. Explore the city’s markets, beaches, modern architecture, and the streets of Neve Tzedek. This is a fantastic way to get your bearings in the city.

Tel Aviv: Modern & Old City Walking Tour

Duration: 3 hour

80 reviews

8. Old Jaffa & Tel Aviv Segway tour (from USD 75.0)

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Zip around exploring ancient Jaffa and the vibrant modern city of Tel Aviv, on a Segway. The tour begins at Jaffa’s ancient port, where you’ll learn how to safely maneuver your Segway. Visit the Ha Tachana railway station and the Neve Shalom district. Learn about the Neve Tzedek neighborhood and the architecture of Tel Aviv, Israel’s most modern city.

Old Jaffa & Tel Aviv Segway Tour

Duration: 2 hour

99 reviews

Timeless Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv is an amazing city with sun-kissed beaches, fantastic restaurants, world-class music, and progressive culture. Its non-stop nightlife will leave you breathless. The city struggles with its complexities with passion, conviction, and openness. There is enough to learn here to keep a traveler busy for a lifetime. Enjoy exploring this wonderful city. We hope these tours will help you appreciate this complicated and beautiful place, on the edge of the Mediterranean sea.

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Lorre Luther is a writer who lives in the Netherlands.

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