The Pioneers who Founded Tel Aviv



Neve Tzedek, Tel Aviv, Israel
30 mins

About the tour

On this tour we'll follow the footsteps of pioneers who laid the foundation for what later became Tel Aviv - the first Hebrew city in the world. We'll be walking around Neve Tzedek, which was established in 1887 as the first Jewish neighborhood outside the walls of ancient Jaffa. Starting at the Suzanne Dellal Centre - one of the original schools in the neighborhood - we will then head down Chelouche Street to hear about the Chelouche family and its role in the development of Tel Aviv. The name sounds familiar doesn't it? During the tour Tomer will try to shed light on the connection between Jews and Arab, and Jaffa and Tel Aviv. He'll tell us some interesting tales about a Nobel laureate who used to live in Neve Tzedek and the intricate tale of the woman he fell in love with. The tour will wrap up at Eden Cinema, the first cinema in town, where we will learn more about the history, culture and architecture of this charming neighborhood.

Meet your local guide


I've been guiding tours in Tel Aviv since 2008. I started out of fascination with my family's history - the Chelouche family is one of the founding families of Tel Aviv. If you want to learn about how the city has transformed over the course of several generations, then look no further because I'll be able to give you a bit of a unique perspective! I love to show people around Tel Aviv and share stories about why this is the coolest city in the world.

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 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 or tablet.

Reviews from travellers


23 October 2020

Apart from a short bit where the tech was a bit 'pixelated' (all those solid buildings!), I really enjoyed this tour and thought it was the best one so far (just only slightly topping the Denmark tours!). Tomer was a very good guide - informative, professional and lots of interesting stories. I'm looking forward to the next one and to learn more about this city and their culture.


19 October 2020

A very personal tour and most interesting! Pity it got dark towards the end, perhaps it should have started a little bit earlier.


18 October 2020

Between the lack of light, reception & camera view (on Tomer) there was not a lot to see. Too much focus on his family history vs the City itself.


18 October 2020

A wonderful tour. Perhaps start a little earlier so it doesn’t get dark. Tower was very engaging and responsive to questions. Looking forward to more


18 October 2020

Loved it! He has great energy.

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