1. Tel Aviv: Food Tasting Tour of Jaffa Old City & Flea Market
Sample the finest flavors of Jaffa on a food walking tour in Tel Aviv. Get acquainted with the authentic street food scene, following your guide to hidden gems where you can savor local delicacies, freshly baked pastries, fragrant spices, and mouthwatering falafel and hummus. Start the tour at Abulafia, the oldest bakery in Jaffa, and a landmark for visitors and locals alike. Taste an Arabic bagel and savor the special crunchy hot Za’atar bread, fresh out of the 100-year-old stone ovens. Then, venture into the heart of Jaffa’s Old City, as your guide leads you through a maze of narrow streets and alleys, stopping on the way to taste local Middle-Eastern delicacies like traditional shawarma, hummus, tahini pita sandwich, fresh falafel, and mouth-watering baklava. In between this feast of flavors, see Jaffa’s historic landmarks like Clock Tower Square, St. Peter’s Church, Kdumim Square, Mahmoudiya Mosque, and the historic port that dates back over 3,000 years. Learn about the area’s rich history, stunning architecture, and vibrant culture along the way. Head to the Flea Market (Shuk Hapishpishim), soaking in a riot of vibrant colors, scents, and sounds. See as your guide points out a blend of antique shops, art galleries, clothing boutiques, and street vendors, all selling a variety of unique goods. Wind up the tour at the southernmost end of the Tel Aviv Promenade which runs 8 km north, along the beachfront all the way to the Port of Tel Aviv.