Tel Aviv tours and excursions
Tel Aviv tours
Guided Segway tours are a fun way to explore the city, especially when you get to hit top speed as you hurtle down the Corniche. Of most interest are the tours around Old Jaffa and south Tel Aviv, while the trips along the Corniche takes you to Tel Aviv Port. Segway Tours Tel Aviv and SEGS both offer tours.Tel: +972 50 979 1035; +972 3 955 0405.
Tel Aviv has no shortage of walking tours, many run by the tourist board. Most focus on different architectural aspects of the city, as well as Old Jaffa, but there are quirkier options including a fashion tour run by Galit Reismann, which takes visitors to some of the city’s best boutiques – many of which are hard to find.Tel: +972 3 517 0131; +972 54 814 1499.
Tel Aviv excursions
The domed skyline that dominates the Israeli capital of Jerusalem is less than an hour's drive from Tel Aviv. With a large array of historical and biblical sites, it's best to start in Old Jerusalem, home of the magnificent Dome of the Rock, the Wailing Wall and the golden Al Aqsa Mosque. Inside, the city is a labyrinth of alleyways thronged with stalls, while in the middle is the Via Dolorosa – the site of Jesus' walk to the top of Golgotha at the crucifixion.Website: http://www.itraveljerusalem.com
Half way between Tel Aviv and Haifa is Caesarea Maritima, one of the world’s greatest archaeological treasures. First constructed by the Phoenicians in the 4th century BC, it was conquered by Alexander the Great, ruled by Herod, and served as the Roman capital of Judea for hundreds of years. After the fall of Rome, the town remained important under Byzantine rule but following the Arab conquest, Caesarea fell into ruin. Partially restored by the Crusaders, the most visible ruins date from the Roman and medieval periods.