We will begin at the Flea Market in old Jaffa. This bustling market is a veritable treasure trove of artifacts, clothes, furniture and nick-knacks of all kinds. The recently renovated 19th century market boasts galleries, artists' studios and quaint cafes, providing an enjoyable, enriching and entertaining experience.
We will continue our Tel Aviv tour to the Carmel Market - the city's largest market selling everything from clothing and shoes, to fake CD's/DVD's, perfumes and watches we well as flowers, household utensils and all types of food - fruits, vegetables, dairy produce and meat. This crowded and colorful market is punctuated by the singing calls of the sellers advertising their wares.
On Tuesdays and Fridays the adjacent Nahalat Binyamin pedestrian road becomes a colorful artists-fair, where local artists and crafters set up stalls displaying their works for sale. The entire area becomes a festival of colors and sounds, with street performers and musicians contributing to the celebrations.
Across the road from the Carmel Market is the veteran Bezalel Market, renowned for its assortment of falafel stores selling Israel's national fast food. The market stalls sell a wide range of clothes, underwear, home appliances, rugs, bags, swimwear and whatnot at almost ridiculous prices, and there are excellent bargains to be found if you like digging into the piles of clothes on display.
We will proceed to the adjacent Sheinkin Street - the trendiest street in the city, and the best place to experience the lives of typical Tel-Avivians. Known especially for the colorful and sometimes outlandish people abundant on the street, it boasts many unique shops selling fashionable clothing, shoes, handmade jewelry and crafts, and many cafes and restaurants. Sheinkin has become a concept in Tel Aviv, so much so that people are sometimes referred as "Sheinkinians" because of their trendy artistic lives.
We will depart this part of Tel Aviv and drive to the Florentine neighborhood, one of the older neighborhoods in the city that has seen a revival over recent years, with an influx of young people and artists that have given new life to the area. We will visit Levinsky Street, which has one of the finest markets in Tel Aviv, specializing in spices and Mediterranean delicacies from countries such as Turkey, Romania and Greece. This is the place to find rare spices, such as saffron, as well as excellent cheeses, smoked fish, wines and other delicacies. The special atmosphere and the variety of items on sale are unique to this market
Return to hotel.