Free Tel-Aviv City Half Day Tour.
Tel-Aviv City Half Day Tour is dedicated to explore modern and historic city of Tel Aviv including visiting the ancient city of Jaffa and the pavilions of the largest diamond exchange in the Middle East.
Departure from Tel Aviv.
Scheduled Day: Daily except Saturday.
Excursion Code: ISRL_Jaffa_1009.
Tel-Aviv City Half Day Tour starts by visiting ancient port Jaffa. Jaffa is one of the oldest cities in the world, which history goes back several hundred centuries. According to legends, at this place the biblical Noah built his ark. His firstborn Japhet, after the Flood, returned here and rebuilt the city, henceforth called by his name, Jaffa.
According to another version, the name of the city comes from the Hebrew word “yoffe” – beauty.
The ancient Greek tradition connects the origin of the word with Cassiopeia, the mother of Andromeda.
Jaffa is mentioned in ancient Greek legends and biblical sources. What just did not happen here? Noah built the Ark, and Perseus freed Andromeda.
From here the prophet Jonah set off, having completed part of the journey in the belly of the whale.
The first written record of Jaffa is found in the chronicles of Pharaoh Thutmose III, where it is reported that Jaffa was captured in the 15th century BC.
Tel-Aviv City Half Day Tour.
Tel Aviv in Israel takes the second place in terms of area and is translated from Hebrew as the “mound of spring”. Today more than a million people live here. The city surprises with its diversity: ancient streets are preserved on the background of a megalopolis, and along with an expensive hypermarket there are ordinary noisy markets.
On a sightseeing tour you will learn how the city was formed. The history of old quarters. Stroll through the “White City” – a district in Tel Aviv with small houses. In which kindergartens and columns on the roofs are often found. This quarter, according to UNESCO, is recognized as a world heritage site. The situation is similar in Florentine, reminiscent of New York SoHo.
The Israel Diamond Exchange in Tel Aviv is an association of diamond manufacturers and businessmen working in the diamond industry. The Diamond Exchange is located in a complex of four buildings in Ramat Gan (Tel Aviv suburb, Israel).
Here the participants of the tour will be able to purchase products from the best jewelers in the world.
The complex combines:
- Shopping room.
- Offices of diamond manufacturers.
- Diamond processing enterprises.
- Jewelry stores and showrooms.
- The Harry Oppenheimer Diamond Museum.
- Post offices.
- Customs check point.
- Medical Center.
- Prayer places.
Today, there is no other diamond center in the world that could realize the concept of “everything under the same roof” to such an extent.
Israel is the world leader in diamond processing and polishing technology. That is why factories engaged in diamond polishing are equipped with the most advanced and high-quality equipment and are known throughout the world. Modern technology in conjunction with a staff of highly skilled professionals makes Israel an active player in the international diamond market.
If you are planning to buy diamonds on a trip, then we recommend you to buy them here. On the Diamond Exchange, the price is fully consistent with quality. Moreover, each diamond has its official certificate and a lifetime warranty.