“The city that never sleeps” – that is the well-known slogan of Tel Aviv, a city that never rests on its laurels, and is active round the clock. Tel Aviv was officially established in the early 20th century but Jewish inhabitants of Jaffa had already begun creating neighborhoods at the end of the 19th century, with the aim of building a new modern city. The city is also known as “the White City”, and it was designed by some of the 20th century’s leading architects. Tel Aviv is home to some of the world’s most beautiful and important architectural sites in the Bauhaus style, and even has a unique Bauhaus Museum. There is a wide variety of places of interest and entertainment, and to get the most out of a visit, it is recommended to contact a local tourism company that specializes in customized private day tours in Israel.
Tel Aviv’s main sites
Tel Aviv presents visitors with a real challenge, due to the enormous range of options:
- Culture and art: one of Israel’s most important art museums is the Tel Aviv Museum. It presents permanent and changing displays of work by well-known artists, both international and local. Also in Tel Aviv is the Land of Israel Museum, which focuses on the history of the land, with fascinating exhibitions of its architecture and history. Tel Aviv is also home to the national theater, Habima, where works by leading playwrights are performed, as well as the Tel Aviv Performing Arts Center, which presents operas by the world’s leading composers.
- Judaism and the State of Israel: in Tel Aviv David Ben Gurion announced the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948. The city has several moving sites linked indelibly to the State’s history, including Independence House, the Palmach Museum, the IDF Museum, Rabin Square, Museum of the Diaspora, and more.
- Markets: there are a number of colorful markets in Tel Aviv with stalls selling food and souvenirs. In Carmel Market you can find local culinary gems; the Jaffa Flea Market offers a range of stores selling souvenirs, copper objects and so on; Nachalat Binyamin is set in a lovely street of unique old buildings, and on certain days you can find stalls there offering original hand-made creations, and more.
- Night life: as we said, Tel Aviv is the city that never sleeps. You can spend the day visiting cultural and artistic sites, go back to your hotel to freshen up, and then go out to restaurants and pubs, night walks among the Bauhaus buildings, and more.
Private Day Tours in Tel Aviv
Clearly Tel Aviv is full of interesting and varied places to visit, so the best way to make the most of it is on an individually tailored private day tour accompanied by a professional guide. On a private day tour your guide takes you to places based on your personal areas of interest, whether your aim is to satisfy culinary curiosity or learn more about the local culture and art. Private day tours in Israel save a lot of time, since you don’t have to look for parking, get lost in unfamiliar streets, or wonder where to go. On a private day tour you might decide to linger awhile in specific places, stop for a rest and something to drink: you are not tied to the planned schedule of an organized tour and a guide who is responsible for a whole group.
We recommend incorporating private day tours in a family trip to Israel. A private day tour considers the composition of your family, and your special needs and wishes. For example, the day tour for a family with energetic adolescent children will differ from a tour for a family with small children or elderly members. Also, an experienced guide knows how to make each site interesting for both young and old. Whether you are visiting relatives, taking a vacation, or celebrating with a Bar Mitzvah tour in Israel, private day tours can offer you a unique and unforgettable experience .
Dekel Tours is an Israeli tourism company that offers private tours in Israel. In addition to private day tours, the company offers all-inclusive vacation packages, in which the company takes care of all aspects of the trip, including flights, accommodation and transportation, daily tour schedules and so on.