Tel-Aviv after Jerusalem is the second largest city in the country, and established by a community of Jews nearby the ancient port city of Jaffa in only 1909. Most Christian Holy Land tours in Israel begin with an arrival and overnight in Tel-Aviv. This base city is where most Christian pilgrims traveling to the Holy Land meet and continue usually along a coastal plain drive North of Israel, to such places as Caesarea.
Tel Aviv is a unique cosmopolitan-city where the new-meets-the-old, and modern buildings meet ancient buildings making it an exciting tour destination. Tel-Aviv offers a twenty four hour culture destination with world class restaurants, shopping centers, world famous nightlife and entertainment center that make the city slogan “the city that never stops” very appropriate.
The city of Tel-Aviv not too long ago celebrated its 100th anniversary, however staying in Tel-Aviv you will also have ancient sights and history to visit with Jaffa nearby, and in prominent view on the beach to the Tel Aviv beach front resorts. The ancient port city of Jaffa with over 5,000 years of history is a sure stop for all Holy Land tours to Israel, after all it’s in the port of Jaffa where the cedars to build Solomon’s Temple were imported from Lebanon. Tel Aviv's White City, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2003, comprises the world's largest concentration of Bauhaus buildings, and is a great city tour during your Israel Tour.
The city is young and full of energy with colorful and lively flea markets that line narrow streets, restaurants, city cafés, and activities for both young and old. Your hotel in Tel-Aviv will be near or on the beach for beautiful sun sets by the Mediterranean Sea.
Tel-Aviv is also an economic power hub, home to the Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange, corporate business offices and research and technology development centers which make this city very modern. It is Israel’s financial capital and a major performing culture arts and business center. Tel-Aviv has the second-largest economy in the Middle East after Dubai. With 2.5 million international visitors annually, Tel-Aviv is one of the most popular tourist cities in the Middle East.