A Guided Tour of Tel Aviv

From the Declaration of Independence to the White City – let’s visit Tel Aviv, one of the most fascinating cities in Israel

Tel Aviv may be known as the city that never sleeps and as the “white city”, but it is also the site of many of Israel’s most historic events, with politics, culture, scandals and conspiracies all folded up into one place.

The Decleration of Independence

When people think of Israel’s declaration of independence, they think of the Knesset and Jerusalem. But in fact, at the time of the declaration, the “Knesset” resided in Tel Aviv. Thus, the declaration was held here, in a building overlooking the beautiful Rothschild Boulevard, which is still active and tourists may visit. We’ll start our tour in the building where David Ben-Gurion delivered the famous Declaration of Israel’s Independence, and see how humble beginnings have laid the way to the Israel of today. We will also admire the rare and fascinating architectural style called Bauhaus, of which Tel Aviv is renowned, and which has also given the city its title: “the White City”.

Tel Aviv

Places: Tel aviv and its surroundings

Pickup: Any hotel

Return: Any hotel

Art, Fine Cuisine and Books at Neve Tzedek

Neve Tzedek is the oldest neighborhood of Tel Aviv, today located at what is considered the southwestern outskirts of the city. It was the first substantial Jewish residence to be built outside the walls of the ancient city of Jaffa. When Tel Aviv, attributed as “the first modern Hebrew city” began to prosper, it grew up around it. In more modern times, the area suffered from considerable neglect, as many of its residents moved to the more modern parts of the city.

However, in the early 1980s, Neve Tzedek started to undergo a process of revival, as various artists and cultural figures moved to the neighborhood, and many of its houses have been renovated. Today it is one of Tel Aviv’s most fashionable and coveted districts, with a quiet, almost pastoral atmosphere.

In a process that happens in cities all around the world, along with the artists and art galleries, coffee houses, pubs and fashionable restaurants. Then, along its narrow alleys many quaint little shops began to pop up, adding to the neighborhoods unique feeling. In an age of big chains, the neighborhood offers some of the best, most interesting shops, including at least a couple of independent book stores, which also offer books in English.

Democracy, Demonstration and Development in Rabin Square

With all due respect to Tel Aviv’s many fascinating museums and monuments, no visit to Tel Aviv is complete without a visit to Rabin Square, the site of many of Israel’s most important demonstrations and historical events. Sadly, in 1994 it also became the site of Prime Minister’s Yitzhak Rabin’s assassination. We will stop to note the monument erected in the exact spot of his shooting, where for many days people and children from all over the country came to light memorial candles to mourn the death of the famous Prime Minister.

History, Treats and Souvenirs

Breathtaking view, overpowering sense of spirituality, and a center for artists – a guided tour to Safed offers an unforgettable experience

Sefad, one of the four most holy cities in the land of Israel, following Hebron, Tiberius with its thousads year old history and Jerusalem, the capitol of King David and the Jewish people, but also sacred to Christians and Muslims all around the world.

Tel aviv beach