The metropolin of Tel Aviv attracts tourists from all around the world due to its beautiful beaches, its fascinating history and the rich social life that it offers. From the Yarkon river park to the picturesque Neve Tzedek neighborhood, from the modern shopping malls to the Flea Market – Tel Aviv offers places of interest and a good time to all of its visitors. Tel Aviv has 13 beaches which are popular all year round, and particularly during the summer months.
We have prepared several tour options for sightseeing in the city. For itineraries and prices please click on tour options below.
For its Centennial year the Tel Aviv Municipality created three routes - special walking trails that tell the story of the city, each route distinguished by a different color: white, blue and green.
• The White Route tours historic Tel Aviv and the area designated a UNESCO heritage, known as the White City, beginning at meeting point between historic Jaffa, Neve Tzedek and Ahuzat Bayit, and traversing the heart of Tel Aviv-Jaffa, tracing the city's development since its establishment.
• The Blue Route tours along the beautiful coastline of Tel Aviv and Jaffa, capturing the Mediterranean ambiance of the city. The Route begins in the south at the Jaffa Ridge point on the coastline and ends at the Tel Aviv Port in the north, with stations at all the important landmarks and places of historical significance that form city's the social, cultural and Mediterranean heritage.
• The Green Route tours the Ganei Yehoshua Park on the banks of the Yarkon River. This route represents the green heritage of Tel Aviv and Jaffa, as it evolved from a being a garden city built on sand dunes, into a bustling metropolis with cultivated gardens, parks and green areas.
Sightseeing attractions in Tel Aviv include:
• The Jaffa Flea Market is one of city highlights, its narrow streets lined with vendors selling any imaginable variety of goods. As you meander through an array of treasure, junk, and daily basics - you will everything from Judaica, Persian tiles, jewelry, old jeans and Vintage furniture to home accessories, antiques and mildewed Indian clothes. Inside the market you will also find stylish coffee shops and Hummus restaurants as well as The Amiad Centre for exhibitions, fairs and shows.
• Neve Tzedek is the first Jewish neighborhood built outside the port city of Jaffa. The neighborhood was officially established in 1887, however over the year it fell into disrepair and neglect and was in danger of being demolished. This trend was reversed when, in the 1980s, the Dallal family converted an abandoned schoolhouse into a center for Israeli dance, which has become Israel's top dance venue, and the neighborhood itself has become one of the trendiest and most expensive areas in Tel Aviv - filled with bars, restaurants, café's, boutiques and galleries that offer the best of Israeli food, ceramics, fashion, jewelry, design and more.
• Neve Shalem is one of the early neighborhoods that constituted the beginning of Tel Aviv, was constructed close to the Neve Tzedek neighborhood in 1890, as an alternative to conjested Jaffa, offering comfortable living conditions at reasonable prices. Populating the neighborhood accelerated when the Rabbi of Jaffa at the time moved to one of the new houses. Over the years the neighborhood has assimilated into Neve Tzedek.
• The Carmel Market in Tel Aviv, in Hebrew - "Shuk Ha'Carmel", is the city's largest market - a fascinating and enjoyable place to visit. Colorful stalls line the long street where vendors sell their goods at bargain prices. The first part of the market boasts all manner of clothing and footwear stands. The second part sells food products of all kinds - fresh produce such as fruits and vegetables, fish and poultry, cheeses, breads and flowers, as well as exotic spices, dry goods and dried fruits, all at bargain prices.
• The old Tel Aviv Port compound is one of the city’s most fashionable and remarkable centers for shopping, dining and fun. This urban wasteland underwent a revolutionary transformation seven years ago, and has become a favorite venue for a variety of leisure-time activities - entertainment, culture, sports, music, shopping, food and creativity. Israel’s largest wooden deck covering of an area of 14,000 square meters, designed in a wavy pattern inspired by the undulating sand dunes on which young Tel Aviv was established, paves this magnificent seaside promenade, which has become one of the most popular hangouts of Tel Aviv, with people coming from all over to enjoy the ambience, the scenery and the action.
As the major cultural center of Israel, Tel Aviv boasts many interesting museums and art galleries such as:
• "Beit Ha'Ir" (Town Hall) - recently renovated by the Tel-Aviv-Jaffa Municipality and situated in the historical Town Hall of Tel-Aviv, it forms part of the Bialik Complex – a center of Hebrew and Israeli culture that constitutes an essential part of the city's history and cultural life. The Bialik Square and its surrounding buildings, including Beit Ha’ir, have been declared a World Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO and are included in the area of Tel-Aviv designated a “White City” for its unique version of modern international architecture. Beit Ha’ir is designed as an open house for residents, artists, writers, scholars, tourists, and other guests wishing to become better acquainted with Tel Aviv and take part in its story and spirit. The main gallery space has a virtual exhibit displayed on computer screens providing a virtual tour of the city’s “life line”- a chronological timeline that contains hundreds of documentaries, notable and quaint, as well as thousands of photographs documenting landmark events of Tel-Aviv's early years.
• Independence Hall is located on the Rothschild Blvd. 16 in Tel Aviv. Formerly the house of Zinna and Meir Dizengoff, Tel Aviv's founding father and first mayor, it was bequeathed to the city as an Art Exhibition. In this hall, members of the National Council, representatives of the Jewish settlements and the Zionist movement, gathered on that fateful Friday afternoon - 5th of Iyar 5708, 14th of May 1948, to sign the Scroll of Independence. Behind the table, David Ben Gurion, Chairman of the Zionist Movement, declared the establishment of the Jewish State, Israel.
• The Tel Aviv Museum of Art is Israel’s leading museum of modern and contemporary art, and home to one of the world’s largest collections of Israeli art. Since it's founding in 1932, the Museum has served as a major cultural epicenter of Tel Aviv, displaying a dynamic mixture of permanent collections and temporary exhibitions in a variety of fields – painting, sculpture, prints and drawings, photography, video, architecture and design. The Tel Aviv Museum of Art welcomes over than 500,000 visitors each year, with over twenty annual Israeli and international art exhibitions on show.
• Beit Hatfutsot, the Museum of the Jewish People, is more than a museum - it is a unique global institution that tells the ongoing and extraordinary story of the Jewish people. Beit Hatfutsot connects Jewish people to their roots, strengthening their personal and collective Jewish identity. Beit Hatfutsot imparts the fascinating history of the Jewish people to the world, as well as the prevailing essence of Jewish culture, faith and purpose, while showing the contribution of world Jewry to humanity.
• The Eretz Israel Museum in Tel Aviv is a multi-disciplinary museum that focuses on the history and culture of the Land of Israel through a range of extensive permanent exhibitions and temporary exhibits in archaeology, ethnography, folklore, Judaica, cultural history and local identity, traditional crafts and practical arts. The museum pavilions occupy an expansive garden surrounding the ancient archeological mound of Tell Qasile that occupies the center of the museum complex. Reconstructed and working manufacturing installations - such as traditional wine and oil presses, a flour mill, and a “craft arcade," - are on display, presenting working tools that were common to the Land of Israel and to the region.