Welcome to Tel Aviv
Israel’s second-largest city – modern, vibrant and cosmopolitan – is one of the country’s greatest assets, a sun-bronzed strip of coastline where coffee and culinary innovation are the local obsessions, where residents speak every language under the sun, and where life is lived outdoors and to the fullest.
Ben-Gurion Airport to Tel-Aviv
Train – the station entrance is outside the international terminal building, to the left. Except on Shabbat and Jewish holidays, the trains run every 30 minutes between 5.35am and 11.47pm
Taxi’s there is an orderly taxi rank just outside the international terminal building. Depending on traffic, the ride into central Tel Aviv takes about 20 minutes and should cost 150NIS (day rate) and 200NIS (9pm to 5.30am). There is usually an extra charge of 4.40NIS per suitcase.
Travel within the city:
A ticket for a single ride costs 6.90NIS and a one-day pass (hofshi yomi) allowing unlimited bus travel around Tel Aviv and its suburbs costs 15NIS.
In Israel, you can hail a cab at anytime from anywhere. Although it is customary to agree on a set price with the driver, by law, all taxis must use their meter. Plan on 30NIS to 45NIS for most trips in the city. Taxis operate according to two tariffs: the lower tariff between 5.30am and 9pm and the 25% higher night tariff between 9pm and 5.30am and on Shabbat and Jewish holidays.
Monit Sherut (Taxi busses) –
The most common on line 4 and 5. They are like busses in that they run the same rout as bus 4 and 5. But act as taxi’s at they can be hailed and drop off at any point on that path.
*keep in mind that Shabbat (begins on Friday sunset and ends Saturday sunset), has a lot of shops closed and public transportation on hold. Taxis and Monit Sherut not included.
Get Taxi– instantly order a taxi to your location and have the driver’s details as well.
Ways: Shows all traffic and ways to get around the city.
The following Hotels are all beachfront with free Wi-Fi, complimentary breakfast
Pool, gym, business amenities.
Hilton Tel Aviv Hotel – Business amenities include video conferencing and meeting rooms. There is also a comprehensive range of travel conveniences, from an airline desk to a car rental counter and free Airport. http://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/israel/hilton-tel-aviv-TLVHITW/index.html
Sheraton Tel Aviv Hotel & Towers – For business travelers, amenities range from a 24-hour communications center to wireless high-speed Internet access. Ten rooms offer space for banquets and meetings; and several venue for a business lunches and airport shuttle.
Dan Tel Aviv – Includes an indoor freshwater pool and an outdoor seawater pool overlooking the beach and Airport shuttle. http://www.danhotels.com/TelAvivHotels/DanTelAvivHotel/
Sites and Attractions:
The old Station- (Ha’Tachana) – A great place to hang out during the day with many activities or in the evening for a nice dinner and drinks. There are lots of boutique-style shops and galleries as well
The Camel Market- (Shuk Ha’Carmel) – Food market with a range from spices to dried fruits, fresh produce to fish and souvenirs. Trendy cafés and gourmet food stands are also part of the scene. The market is open every day from 7 to dusk
Neve Tzedek – It is one of Tel Aviv’s most beautiful neighborhoods – and historically, was the first neighborhood built outside of Jaffa. Charming little neighborhood- very different than the rest of Tel Aviv and with many of the shops open on Shabbat.
The Israel Museum: Showcasing the daily life of Israel’s forefathers, explore the beautiful collections of ceramics, glass and coins, and walk through the lovely ”Landscapes of the Holy Land” Park.
Opening Hours: Sunday-Wednesday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. (the ethnography and folklore display is open until 4 p.m.)
Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m-2 p.m.
Yad Vashem (the Holocaust Museum) – Israel’s official memorial to the victims of the Holocaust. Established in 1953, Yad Vashem is located on the western slope of Mount Herzl on the Mount of Remembrance in Jerusalem.
Opening hours from 9:00 to 14:00, +972 2-644-3802
Bus to Jerusalem #480 from the Arlozorov Bus terminal in north Tel-Aviv or the #405 from the Central Bus Station in south Tel-Aviv. The bus leave around every 10 minutes and is around 45 minutes ride.
Hummas kiki: (Kosher Israeli Hummus) Dizengoff St 147, +972 54 557 55 77
La Piazza: Italian, Dizengoff St 99, Opening hours 12:00 – 24:00, +972 3 527 44 88
Agadir: (Best burgers in Tel- Aviv), Nahalat Binyamin St 2, Open 12:00- 3:00
Café Noir: (Known for their Schnitzel), Open 12:00- 12:00, +972 3 566 30 18
Free Walking Tours
The White City tour, every Saturday at 11 the Bauhaus architecture along Rothschild Boulevard and tells the story of Tel Aviv. Meeting point: 46 Rothschild Street (corner of Shadal Street).
The Old Jaffa tour, every Wednesday at 9:30am, winds through the Flea Market, the Old City area, past some of the city’s archeological sites and up to Hapisga Garden. Meeting point: Clock Tower.