Jaffa & Tel Aviv
Duration Half a day
Group Size Small-Large
Jaffa, said to be founded By Japheth, the son of Noah, is believed to be one of the oldest port cities in the world, and is now part of greater Tel Aviv-Jaffa. Jaffa is a popular tourist destination due to its beautifully restored old quarter, filled with galleries, shops, and restaurants. One of the few religious sites is the house of Simon the Tanner, where, according to the Gospels, Peter first realized that he had to spread the gospel
Tel Aviv was founded on April 11, 1909, when several dozen families gathered on the sand dunes outside Jaffa to allocate plots of land for a new neighborhood, then called “Ahuzat Bayit”, later known as Tel Aviv. Tel Aviv-Yafo has a style that combines a relaxed Mediterranean seaside town with an exciting urban vibe
- Explore the pathways, art galleries, and marketsof Old Jaffa, once the gateway to Israelrelive the Biblical story of the Prophet Jonah.
- Visit St. Peter’s Church, where Saint Peter is said to have raised Tabitha, one of Jesus’ disciples, from the dead.
- Palmach Museum with exhibits covering the early period of the State.
- The Diaspora Museum tells the extraordinary story of the Jewish people connecting them to their roots, and strengthening their identity.