Magical Jaffa

The ancient port city of Jaffa has played a pivotal role in the history of the land for over 4 millennia. From the Ancient Egyptians to the Kings of Judea, from the Romans and Byzantines to Richard the Lionheart, St Peter and even Napoleon Boneparte - all have left their imprint on the city. Though years have passed since such men and women have wandered these streets, the serene and beautiful alleyways of old Jaffa continue to tell their stories.

Jaffa is, however, not just a city of the past; with a mixed Arab-Jewish population, Jaffa is an ideal place to explore questions of true coexistence in Israel. Jaffa's old Flea Market is also a great place to practice your haggling skills and pick up a real bargain.

A tour of Jaffa will:

  • Visit the Ottoman Clock tower

  • Take a look at St Peter's Church and the home of Simon the Tanner

  • Visit the local art galleries and the 'Suspended Orange Tree'!

  • Climb to the highest point of the city for a dramatic view of neighboring Tel Aviv

  • Wander through Shuk HaPishpishim - the local Flea Market

  • A visit to Jaffa can be combined, on foot, with a trip to the picturesque neighborhood of Neve Tzedek and the old Jaffa railway station. 

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