Tour Type: Daily Tour
Duration: One-day
Departure days: Tue
Languages: English

Tour Overview

Carmel Market is the heart of Tel Aviv. It is a bustling, colorful market, packed with character. On this tasting tour of Carmel Market, you’ll mix with locals as they do their weekly shopping. See the stalls stacked high with fresh produce, household goods, electronics, clothing, and more. The market stalls include those selling fresh herbs and spices, olive oil, hon...

Highlights - Carmel Market Food Tour

Experience Carmel Market as a local
Learn about the market’s history and culture
Enjoy the colorful market stalls packed with fresh fruit and vegetables, large sacks of aromatic spices, and unusual ingredients used in Middle Eastern cuisine
Discover the diverse culinary traditions, and ethnic cuisines that make up Israel’s melting pot of flavors; thanks to the many different immigrant communities and cultures in Tel Aviv

Availability

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Pickup Places and Prices

From Tel Aviv
Pick up time 12:30
Price per person:
Price: $68

What To Expect - Carmel Market Food Tour

Take this tour of Tel Aviv’s most famous outdoor market, where the sounds, aromas, and colors will arouse your senses! Meet your tour guide and make your way through the crowded streets of Carmel Market, stopping at interesting stalls. Carmel Market has been around since the 1920s and has expanded over time. Today the vendors sell a wide range of products.

Fresh produce is piled high, meat is cut to order, spices are sold out of large sacks and fishmongers sell the catch of the day. The market has become a foodie destination, with many artisan food stalls and small eateries. The variety of food on sale in Carmel Market is a testament to the diverse ethnic groups that have settled in Israel and brought with them traditional foods. Your tour guide will introduce you to local flavors and tell you about the market culture. 

On this food tour of Carmel Market, you will get to sample some of the most popular and traditional market foods. Try the rich Georgian comfort food. Taste the artisan cheeses, sample the homemade hummus, and try a traditional burrika. Originally from North Africa, burrika is a thin pastry filled with egg and potato or other fillings, and quickly deep-fried. Yum!
Stop at Uzi Eli’s unusual juice stall.

For more than two decades Uzi (also known as the Etrog Man) has been serving up weird and wonderful juice concoctions. Customers tell him their ailment-whether it is physical, mental, or just a broken heart. And he mixes up a remedy from herbs, spices, fruits, and plants. Everything is fresh, prepared on the spot, and natural. On the tasting tour, you will also get to try a local dessert that melts in your mouth.

Additional Information - Carmel Market Food Tour

Meeting point: "Hamalabia", 28, Gedera Street, Tel Aviv  

Meeting Time: 12:30 PM, Tuesday

The tour includes:

  • English speaking guide
  • Food and drinks:  Uzi Eli (drink), Georgian cuisine, burrika, cheese tastings, hummus, and dessert 

The tour does not include:

  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
  • Bottled water

Notes:

  • Tour duration – 2 hours
  • Tips optional
  • Tour is available with guaranteed departure every Tuesday
  • Returns to the original departure point
  • The tour is available on a private basis with special additions, upon request.
  • Daily tours schedule (day & time) is subject to change in accordance with government guidelines for travelers during COVID-19 pandemic
  • Booking is subject to terms and conditions

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellation fee of 4% charged for notification up to 2 days in advance.
  • Cancellation fee of 25% charged for notification up to 1 days in advance.
  • Cancellation fee of 100% charged for notification on the day of the tour.
  • Non Show - 100% Cancellation fees

FAQ

A day tour is a regular tour that we operate on specific weekdays. Tours depart from Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Herzliya and Netanya. You have the option to upgrade your tour and ensure for yourself a place in a small group (up to 19 people). The tour duration from pickup time is approximately 10 hours. You will be picked up from your hotel, and after the tour, you will be returned to your hotel.

Almost all of our daily tours are operated primarily in English, in addition to a second language:  Or Spanish, or Russian, or German and or French. You can choose the preferred language of the tour when booking. You can view the tour schedule, as well as the second language schedule in order to make your best suited choice.

When booking your tour, you will need to mark which language you’d like the tour to be in. Note that for certain tours in certain languages, the price may be higher.

A regular group travels in a coach that comfortably transports up to 45 people. A small group travels in a minivan that seats 22 people. Other than that, the tours are identical.

Our tours leave from Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Netanya and Herzliya. We pick up our travelers from most of the hotels in these cities. If you are staying at a private residence address, please choose the closest pick up hotel to your apartment or contact our office to be advised where to wait.

Children under 12 and students (with a valid student card) receive a 10% discount. 

You can bring your luggage with you and we’ll store it in the trunk of the vehicle during the tour. However, please be aware that we don’t take any responsibility for any damage or loss. Recommended to advise us that you are travelling with luggage.

Yes, but not too much. We definitely recommend bringing some local currency with you to pay for lunch and anything you may wish to; purchase along the way.

We, at Bein Harim Tourism, understand that plans can change, so you can change dates, cancel, or change your pick up point at any time. Please make note that cancellation fees will be charged subject to cancellation policy as indicated on the tour page and confirmation email.

It is possible to have pick ups/ drop offs in different cities. However, we do not disperse to specific drop off locations. The expenses to get from the drop off location to your final destination won't be covered by Bein Harim.

From $68 Per
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