Tel Aviv City Guide - Useful tips & info

Things to do in Tel Aviv


Tel Aviv, Israel’s second-largest city, is one of the most vibrant and progressive cities in the Middle East. The city’s unique pulse, expansive beaches, buzzing nightlife, incredible food, Bauhaus architecture, LGBT community, and café culture offer a little something for everyone.

Just steps away from Jaffa, one of the world’s most ancient port cities, you can explore Israel’s ancient past and wander the winding alleyways of the old city, shop in the lively flea market, or enjoy a nightcap at one of the cool bars and pubs in the city.

Ready to experience Tel Aviv? Start with our Free Tour of Tel Aviv, which gives you an overview of the city’s history and main attractions.



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Airport Transfer

Catching the train into Tel Aviv’s city center is easy and will take you about 20 minutes. Hop on the Israel Railways train from the Ben Gurion Airport to Tel Aviv from Sunday-Friday. Other options include taxis, buses, and Abraham Tours offers a shuttle from the airport to the city.

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Public Transportation

Tel Aviv has a modern, regular, cheap and widespread bus network. You can pay the driver as you board the bus, but if you think you will be using public transport for most of your stay, consider getting a public transit card called Rav-Kav.

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The currency in Israel is NIS (New Israeli Shekels). There are money changers and ATMs both at the airport and scattered across the city.

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Emergency number

Police: 100
Medical emergency services: 101

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Tel Aviv is generally a safe city, but do be alert for pickpockets in particularly crowded areas.  

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Tipping between 10-15% is the general practice in restaurants. Waiters will prefer this in cash so make sure you have some small change with you!


We offer an array of different walking tours and activities in Tel Aviv; from the original free walking tour to the Tel Aviv City Tour and a day trip to the Dead Sea – all led by expert, local guides. If you are looking for a fun, informative and unique way to discover Tel Aviv and all its secrets, you can join us on any of the tours below.


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