Tel Aviv and Jaffa Guided Tour with Shopping
- Tel Aviv: See Hatachana, and the historic neighborhood of Neve Tzedek, including the Gutman Museum, the Susan Dalal Dance Center, and the Rokach House, one of the original ten homes.
- Jaffa : Follow your guide through the streets of this ancient port city and see the beach, the harbor, and the art galleries and trendy cafes doing business in restored ancient houses and other buildings.
- Shopping: Browse the famed flea market for antiques, jewelry, and souvenirs, or explore Hatachana, a shopping and entertainment hub in a restored train station, complete with refurbished rail cars.
About this Ashdod Tour
If you think flea markets are just garage sales on a larger scale – basically, junk – you're in for a treat at Jaffa's.
The Shuk Hapishpishim, as it's called in Hebrew, is a charming neighborhood of walkways and alleys where you can find everything from antique tables to souvenirs. Copper and brass items, Persian tiles, jewelry, vintage clothing, wood carvings, fabrics, clocks, enamel kitchenware, even French sofas are just some of the things found here.
There are also boutiques and designer shops selling new and trendy fashions to contrast with the vintage stuff. And plenty of cafes and restaurant where you can relax and refresh yourself.
Of course, you can't buy anything without haggling. Whether you're good at it or not, you're expected to give it a go. The back and forth between buyer and seller has been a tradition here for over 100 years. And if you don't haggle, you're paying too much.
The flea market is entertaining just from a people-watching perspective, with plenty of funky atmosphere to soak up. And who knows, you just might run into one of the market's junk stores, where you will find garage-sale-type stuff. But if you look closely, you can find treasures in the junk. And as flea markets go, that's as much fun as the haggling.
Saving Grandpa's house
Simon Rokach was one of the pioneers of the old Tel Aviv neighborhood of Neve Tzedek, and his domed 1887 house, which you'll see on this tour, was one of the first in the neighborhood. At one point the house was slated for demolition, but Rokach's granddaughter, artist Lea Majaro-Mintz, fought the bulldozers in court and succeeded in getting the house turned into a museum.
On a cruise ship? Meet your guide on the pier, in front of the ship. Please look for the GoBe Representative holding our logo sign with your name. Staying at a hotel? Be sure to advise the GoTo Crew so we can meet you in the lobby.
The Jaffa Flea Market (in Hebrew Shuk Hapishpishim) is closed on Saturdays. Bargaining at the stalls is expected.
You will be walking for less than a mile and getting on and off the coach. Some paths are up inclines and over cobblestones. If you have troubles walking you may find this tour is too challenging. It is not wheelchair accessible.
Bus Tour, Cultural, Scenic
46-seat Air-conditioned Motorcoach
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated moderate. Full participation may require extended periods of walking over even and uneven surfaces, steep terrain and/or water activity in a slight current. There may be steps, inclines, cobblestone surfaces, and extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitations should take this into account.
Suitable for all ages.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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