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.