Walking With Wine: A Cultural Tasting Tour of Jaffa

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My Israel Wine Tours

My Israel Wine Tours

Combining the professionalism of an Israeli tour guide with the passion of a sommelier and wine lover, our tours blend the best of history with culture, wine and food.

Personal touch –Small group tours full of passion and depth

Cultural experience –Learn the history of Israel and its thriving wine industry

Certified professional –Licensed operator with 12 years of guiding & teaching

Tour-loving sommelier – Interactive tour with in depth wine knowledge

  • 3 Hours
  • Group size: Max 18
  • Jaffa

From ancient times to the dawn of the new world: the story of wine in Jaffa

Three glasses of Israel’s finest wine help tell this story as ‘the fruit of the vine’ is interwoven into the social fabric of Jaffa’s legacy.

Along with light snacks and stories to awaken our imagination, our 3-hour journey is an exploration into the joys of Jaffa, the wines of Israel, and the epic history of the region.

Availability

Tuesdays
Starting at 10 am and 2 pm

Meeting time & place

9:45 am or 1:45 pm
Jaffa Clock Tower

Activity Level

Moderate

Tour Language

English, Hebrew, Spanish

Highlights

  • A tour by one of the country’s most passionate and established guides with over a decade of experience.
  • 3 glasses of wine chosen by Amir, a Sommelier with 12 years of experience.
  • A taste of history and the flavor of Israel’s wine country.
  • The feeling of walking ancient streets following the footsteps of generations of pilgrims.

On this tour…

We travel back in time to a Jaffa before the industrial age, where Turkish Pashas and Arabian peasants walked the land.

Before the railroads and steam-ships would link this city to the rest of the world, Jaffa was once a sleepy port-town, the gateway to the holy-land for pilgrims on their way to Jerusalem.

All of this was about to change.

Ottoman rule in the Levant was severely shaken by the failed invasion of Napoleon in 1799. While his conquest can be seen as a failure, he did manage to bring back to Europe a new excitement and eagerness for all things ‘oriental’.

Before the forces of colonialism would conquer the land following WWI, European immigrants sought out the holy places of Christianity, and the exotic elixir of the east.

Our tour travels back to these early days, with glass in hand, we will visit a dozen different sites of interest, from clocktowers to churches and mosques to the marketplace.

Price

  • $75 USD / adult
  • $40 USD / children & no-alcohol participants
 

Price Includes

(at $75 per person)
  • A professional guide and sommelier
  • Tasting of three wines
  • Light snacks with the wine
  • Workshop and presentation in a wine cellar or a prestigious wine store
  • Three-hour tour from the meeting point

Price Excludes

  • Tastings outside of agreed program
  • Gratuities

What to bring

  • Wear sensible walking shoes.
  • Wear clothes and layers according to the weather of the day.
  • To enter a holy area you MUST bring clothes that cover your shoulders.
  • A refillable water container.
  • A day pack for your stuff.
 

Keep in mind

  • Tours can be modified based on the physical capabilities of the participants.
  • Tours happen no matter the weather.
  • Must be 18 years or older to taste alcohol.
  • Please ensure that you have eaten a full meal before the tour as only snacks are provided.
  • Please arrive 15 minutes before the departure time.
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