Ashdod (Jerusalem), Israel
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Approximately 5¼ Hours
Meals not included
Leave the pier at Ashdod and drive north towards Jaffa. Your walking tour begins at Old Jaffa—the ancient (and once the only) entry port to the land of Israel. Jaffa is a microcosm encircled by the modern city of Tel Aviv, but its character remains intact and it is perfectly preserved as a result of a massive and detailed restoration project that took place in the 1960s. You will wander among old stone buildings and arches, and narrow, winding cobblestone alleys filled with artists’ galleries. View Andromeda’s Rock in the distance. This is where the prophet Jonah boarded the ship for Tarshish, St Peter stayed in the house of Simon the Tanner, and Andromeda, the daughter of Jaffa's king, was tied to a rock, awaiting the sea monster. Next, visit the new Jaffa Tales Visitor Center to discover archaeological finds through a virtual performance that brings past heroes to life. Re-board your coach and relax during a narrated driving tour of modern Tel Aviv. Rothschild Boulevard is known for its 1930s Bauhaus buildings and the extraordinary balconies that lend Tel Aviv its ‘White City’ nickname and its status as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Reaching the Tel Aviv Sea Promenade and the lively port area, join the crowds strolling among the many trendy cafés and restaurants and absorb the atmosphere before you return to Ashdod.