While visiting Tel Aviv, do not miss out on some of the best day trips from the city. Tel Aviv is the second-largest city in the country and has plenty of exciting areas to explore and a very popular nightlife scene. Whether you are visiting the city for 24 hours or more than a week, it is an unforgettable place to visit. But, Tel Aviv is also perfect as a starting point for visiting some of the top sites and attractions around Israel. Because of the country’s small size, you can get to just about anywhere in just one day, even to Jordan.
Most of these day-trip locations can be reached by car, but the best way to experience them is with a tour. Tours take the worry out of coordinating travel and are guided, meaning you have a local expert accompanying you. Here are the top tour options for the best one-day experiences from Tel Aviv:
Tel Aviv Urban Tours
Tel Aviv is a vibrant city, filled with energy, art, culture and some of the best food in all of Israel. For those who are already located in Tel Aviv, joining an Urban walking tour is an excellent way to learn about the city on foot, with the help of a local guide providing insider tips and relevant information. From architecture, showcasing the collection of UNESCO protected Bauhaus buildings in the famous White City to street art and graffiti found in south Tel Aviv, the city is filled with hidden gems. For the foodie travelers, the Carmel Market tour is a guided experience through the iconic market located in the heart of the city. Our Tel Aviv Urban Tours are the perfect way to get acquainted with the city and are some of the best day trips from Tel Aviv.
Masada, Ein Gedi, Dead Sea & More Tour
The Masada, Ein Gedi, Dead Sea & More Tour offers three of Israel’s most popular attractions. The desert fortress of Masada is built into a mountain and has a fascinating story. After visiting the fortress, relax in Ein Gedi nature reserve, an oasis in the Israel desert. Eventually, visit the famous Dead Sea and spend the afternoon floating in the salty waters.
Masada Sunrise, Ein Gedi, and Dead Tour
The Masada Sunrise, Ein Gedi, and Dead Tour travelers who want to experience this region of Israel on their own. Hiking the “snake path” and experiencing the unforgettable sunrise on the way is an unforgettable view unlike any other, and one of the best ways to take in the Masada Fortress. From there, hike within the desert oasis of Ein Gedi, admiring the unique flora and fauna of the region. After hiking, travel to the lowest point on earth and relax at a beach at the Dead Sea, just having had an unforgettable tour.
Jerusalem, Bethlehem & Dead Sea Day Tour
There is so much to see in Jerusalem, Bethlehem, and the Dead Sea it is hard to believe it can all be done in one day. The comprehensive Jerusalem, Bethlehem & Dead Sea Day Tour offering is an excellent way to visit many sites in one fun-filled yet informative day tour experience. Departing from Tel Aviv this tour begins in the Old City of Jerusalem, exploring highlights like the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Via Dolorosa and the Western Wall. Visit the historic city of Bethlehem which houses the Church of Nativity and explore the surroundings of the city. Later, head down towards the lowest point on earth, the famous Dead Sea, to float and think about all the amazing sites that have been seen throughout the day.
Caesarea, Haifa, Rosh Hanikra and Akko Tour
Israel’s northern coast is absolutely breath-taking and you will see it all with the Caesarea, Haifa, Rosh Hanikra, and Akko Tour. As you make your way along the Mediterranean coast, you will visit the ancient port city of Caesarea before arriving at Israel’s third-largest city, Haifa. From there, you will head to the crusader city of Akko, which dates back to 1500 B.C. The tour finishes at Rosh Hanikra, where you will visit the beautiful cliffs and grottos along Israel’s northern border.
Galilee Day Tour
Galilee is known for its beautiful scenery and rugged mountains. The Galilee Day Tour brings the Bible to life with several stops around the Sea of Galilee, where Jesus preached and performed his miracles. You will also visit Nazareth, the largest Arab city in Israel and the childhood home of Jesus.
Petra One Day Tour
It may seem far away, but you can see the amazing city of Petra in just one day. The Petra One Day Tour from Tel Aviv includes all road transportation, guiding, entrance fees, water bottle and snack box, and an unforgettable day spent at this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Once in the “lost city” of Petra, experience this marvel that is one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. This comprehensive tour visits Petra’s highlights including the Siq, the Obelisk Tomb, the Petra Treasury, and the Roman theater.
For those who have an extra day, add Wadi Rum and enjoy the two-day Petra and Wadi Rum Tour from Tel Aviv, which provides not only an even richer experience at Petra, but also the opportunity to explore Wadi Rum, one of the most beautiful desert landscapes on earth.
These are some of the best day trips from Tel Aviv and will help give you a glimpse into all this country has to offer. Be sure to check out all our other great tours as well!