Dream Houses of Tel Aviv

(107 reviews)
Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
30 mins
Tip-Supported

About the tour

Since its early days, Tel Aviv has been a magnet for dreamers. In pre-state Israel, all Tel Avivians had a collective dream - to reestablish a Jewish national home; as well as a more personal one - to build their dream house. The unique architecture of the "Dream Houses" of 1920's and 1930's Tel Aviv awarded the city a UNESCO World Heritage Site designation. On this tour, we'll see the most amazing "Dream Houses", talk about their designers' ambitions and manifest Goethe's statement, that architecture is "frozen music".


Meet your local guide

Tomer

Tel Aviv is called the non-stop city - and for good reason! "6 AM is as good an hour to invite a friend to go jogging along the beach as 6 PM," Tomer laughs. "When the day starts, you'll find coffee pubs packed with creatives working behind their laptops, sipping on a sophisticated cappuccino - the same people you meet up with after hours in the local pub. Shopping or clubbing, sports or sorts - Tel Aviv is ready whenever you are. I love that about Tel Aviv!" he says. Tomer has been guiding tours in the city since 2008. What started out of fascination about his family's history - the Chelouche family is one of the founding families of Tel Aviv - has seen him meet new people and show the city that has transformed over the course of several generations. On Tomer's tours, you'll get to discover fascinating stories about its history, culture, and much more, especially since Tomer's ancestors participated in the establishment of the first Jewish neighborhood built outside the walls of ancient Jaffa, and the modern city of Tel Aviv. "The most enjoyable part of tour guiding is making people laugh. A smile on someone's face is more important to me than everybody being able to recite the stories I tell. I do my best to make every moment of every tour I lead amusing and funny!" he smiles.

Tomer has been guiding since Oct 2008


What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to Tel Aviv with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing guide.

The tour will last about 30 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Tel Aviv. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.


Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.

Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.


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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.


Reviews from travellers

John C.

11 February 2021

Excellent. Wish we were actually there. Will do another again. J

Cynthia W.

06 February 2021

Great tour. Shows so much of the real Tel Aviv. This was a very informative tour.

Lin M.

03 February 2021

Great tour. Love the history and your personal stories. Homes were awesome.

Sandy L.

02 February 2021

Very enjoyable tour with personable guide

Josephine B.

02 February 2021

It was OK


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