Tel Aviv - The Electrifying Story of Gan HaHashmal

The Electrifying Story of Gan HaHashmal

(82 reviews)
Gan HaHashmal, Tel Aviv, Israel
30 mins

About the tour

Layers of local history await you in the trendy Gan HaHashmal zone of Tel Aviv. This luxurious neighborhood, constructed by the financial elite of 1920’s Tel Aviv and which has become a dubious area, is currently making a comeback with new, positive vibes. In this tour, we uncover the stories behind the stylish buildings, including a century old love story and the turbulent path to the electrification of the Land of Israel. Arguably, one of the most successful urban restoration projects in Israel, Gan HaHashmal is now as trendy and hip a neighborhood as can be.

Meet your local guide


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

Tariq K.

24 February 2021

Fabulous tour with a great tour guide.

Doloris D.

17 February 2021


Julia S.

12 February 2021

interesting trip with relaxed and engaging guide

loni H.

12 February 2021

Tomer had a great start, but he was bombarded with tons of questions for almost the first 15 minutes. I had to leave and didn't get to see the tour.

Reesa B.

12 February 2021

Once again, a wonderful morning spent “walking“ around in Tel Aviv with Tomer! A knowledgeable, personable and professional tour guide with a passion to share his wonderful city with the rest of us. Toda raba lecha Tomer!

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