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Tel Aviv: Carmel Market Food Tour

1. Tel Aviv: Carmel Market Food Tour

Discover the bustling Carmel marketplace, filled with brightly colored fruits and vegetables, some of the freshest produce and ingredients in Israel along with a spice market, fresh artisan baked good and so much more. Embark on a 2-hour guided tour through this culinary haven, filled with international ingredients and many small local eateries and cafes. Enjoy learning about the ingredients, recipes, and history behind the market while sampling some authentic flavors and items from the market with a knowledgeable guide. Highlighted samples include: ghat and etrog juice - a historical Yemenite ingredient, garinim - a mix of roasted seeds, a popular Israeli snack, zaatar with lahuh - a middle eastern herb blend with a soft Yememi fermented bread, halva - a sweet confectionery made from sesame seeds, or dolmas - Druzian-style rice wrapped in vine leaves.

Tel Aviv: 2-Hour Jaffa Flea Market Tour with Tastings

2. Tel Aviv: 2-Hour Jaffa Flea Market Tour with Tastings

Explore the Jaffa flea market of Tel Aviv with a local guide. Discover one of the first flea markets in the world, with a history dating back to the 19th century. Wander through the market and discover a variety of cuisines including Turkish, North African, Balkan, and Eastern European foods. Taste a variety of foods including Libyan Kuskus, Middle Eastern baked goods, local craft beer, and a modern take on traditional Israeli dishes. Explore the market which blends history and tradition with new boutique cafés, bars, delis, design shops, and galleries. With an estimated 3 million visitors a year, it is one of the most popular locations in Israel.

Tel Aviv: 2-Hour Carmel Market Tour in English with Lunch

3. Tel Aviv: 2-Hour Carmel Market Tour in English with Lunch

Carmel market features a fascinating variety of culinary riches, colorful spices and intriguing characters. This Carmel market tasting tour will introduce you to the flavors and scents of old Tel Aviv as well as the energetic and bustling atmosphere of the city’s central market. Join this tour and hear fantastic stories about the market's history. Visit hidden alleyways, speciality shops, try oriental cuisine and shop for unique handicrafts. Come and experience this authentic market’s magic through from a local's point of view.

Tel Aviv: 2-Hour Levinsky Market Tour with Full Lunch

4. Tel Aviv: 2-Hour Levinsky Market Tour with Full Lunch

Embark on a colorful and tasty tour around Levinsky market. Levinsky market was built as a trading center for the residents of the new city of Tel Aviv, attracting Bulgarian, Bukharan, Persian, Balkan, Polish, and North African newcomers and thus creating the rich and unique blend of spices and treats that make up the market as it is known today. The years have seen Levinsky Market change from a spice wholesale center to a lively, bustling market with high-quality stores and restaurants from a variety of flavors and cultures. Join a local guide to tour the market and taste different delicacies.

Tel Aviv: Carmel Market Tasting Card

5. Tel Aviv: Carmel Market Tasting Card

Whether you're a couple, a small group, or exploring on your own, enjoy the freedom of your own pass to enjoy a tasting tour of the Carmel Market independently.  The market has worked with top tour guides and the most beloved and colorful vendors to create the Carmel Market Tasting Card - a single map and punch card that allows you to enjoy the best of the market whenever is best for you. Walk around at your own pace and to enjoy all the best of Carmel's foods and beverages.  Included in the card is a quality cup of coffee, 2 appetizers of your choice, kebab, brik or beer, homemade mujadra with tahini, and much more.

Bethlehem Old City and Jericho City Guided Tour

6. Bethlehem Old City and Jericho City Guided Tour

After being picked up form the meeting point in Tel Aviv or Jerusalem, you will start your journey through the Judean Desert to the oldest city Jericho. A local guide will meet you at the walls of the old city and take you to see the Mount of Temptation Sight and the Sycamore tree. Later on, you will head to Bethlehem - the birthplace of Jesus Christ. You will begin with a stroll in Manger Square and enter the Church of the Nativity with an expert tour guide. On the way out of Bethlehem, you will stop at the Wall where you will be able to take in the atmosphere and see some art from Bansky on the Wall.

Wine Tour North of Israel from Tel Aviv

7. Wine Tour North of Israel from Tel Aviv

The North of Israel is distinguished by the rich with volcanic soil and are ideal for winemaking because of their hot summers and snowy winters. Most of the largest wineries as well as many boutique wineries, have vineyards in the Galilee and the Carmel areas. Start your day with a pickup service at your Tel Aviv hotel or accommodation and take a pictorial route to the Northern Israel. During this highly rewarding tour, visit three different wineries as you taste wine and meet the winery owners and winemakers. Learn about their winemaking methods and the region's winemaking history.  Throughout your visit to the wineries you will taste 3 to 4 different types of wine at each location.

Half-Day Nativity Church and Bethlehem Tour

8. Half-Day Nativity Church and Bethlehem Tour

Most travelers come away from Bethlehem saying that they did not get to spend enough time in the Nativity Church—this tour was created specifically with this in mind. This tour is an excellent choice for those staying in Tel Aviv who want to explore Bethlehem, but particularly want to explore the Nativity Church as much as possible, along with an expert guide.   The Nativity Church was built in the 4th century in the place where Jesus was born, and is the oldest complete church in the Christian religion. It was built over the cave venerated as Christ’s birthplace, and was spared by the Persians when they saw a mosaic on an interior wall depicting the Three Wise Men in Persian dress. Today’s Church of the Nativity is cool and dark, its interior bare, with no pews. It’s cloaked in wall mosaics from the 12th century depicting saints, angels and Church Councils, which have had their sheen restored. Restoration even uncovered a 2-meter mosaic of an angel that had been lost for centuries. Trapdoors in the floor also allow glimpses of the mosaic floor of Constantine’s basilica.   After an in-depth visit of the Nativity Church, your guide will explore with you the rest of Bethlehem, starting with the Church of the Shepherd’s field, where the angels announced the birth of Christ. Then, visit an olive wood factory, as well as Manger Square, and some of Banksy’s art on the Wall of Bethlehem.

From Tel Aviv: Nazareth, Galilee & the Sea of Galilee Tour

9. From Tel Aviv: Nazareth, Galilee & the Sea of Galilee Tour

During this tour, you'll visit important holy places for the Christians in the Galilee Mountains where Christ spent most of his life on earth. Drive through the Galilee to visit Nazareth, a relatively small city which is the cradle of Christianity where the Virgin Mary and Jesus Christ lived. One of the first stops is the Church of the Annunciation, the traditional site of Mary’s home. Afterwards, head to The St. Joseph Church, built on the location of the carpentry workshop of Joseph, father of Jesus. After leaving Nazareth, make a short stop in Kfar Cana where Jesus performed his first miracle by changing water into wine. Then, continue to the Church at Tabgha, the site of the miracle of the multiplication of loaves and fishes. Take a short walk along the Tabha-Capernaum promenade to 'Mensa Christi', the site of the events described in the Gospels.  It was there that Jesus cooked breakfast for the disciples, the miraculous catching of fish took place, and Peter’s reconciliation. Proceed from Tabgha to Capernaum, a remnant of the once-thriving Jewish community from the 2nd century and where Jesus began his ministry. View the ancient Synagogue and the home of St. Peter. Finally, drive through the city of Tiberias to Yardenit and experience the spirituality and pastoral beauty of the waters of the River Jordan, in which Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist.

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4.1 / 5

based on 97 reviews

Yan was a fantastic guide - very knowledgable and as it was just two of us on the tour with him, he customised it to our preferences and took more time than was officially booked. Thanks to him we discovered some amazing food and stories throughout charming Jaffa. A perfect afternoon.

What an incredible experience!! Ohad (Dodo) was such a passionate, knowledgeable and all around fantastic guide - his company was just as enjoyable as this tour. Highly recommend for any travelers who are looking for an immersive and delicious experience in this beautiful city.

Wonderful tour! Got to try a lot of lovely foods and also got to understand more about Israeli food culture. Our guide Ronnie was very nice and considerate. Definitely worth a try!

Our guide was great. She was funny, knowledgeable and professional. I highly recommend the tour, no matter what part of your vacation you are on. Food was awesome!

Worth a try! Enjoyed the food! We were able to try plenty of full. I had my stomach full.