Begin you day with a visit to Jaffa, where you can buy the freshest bread for miles around at the bakery on Jaffa’s main drag, Yefet Street, a favorite with locals that does its best business on Saturday nights.
Stroll the alleyways of old Jaffa and enjoy the artists’ colony, the picturesque fishermen’s port, the archaeological remains and restaurants.
Neve Tsedek, the first Jewish neighborhood outside the walls of old Jaffa, is now a gentrified part of town that is one of the city’s cultural hubs as well.
Take highway 1 to Jerusalem via the Judean Mountains. A scenic detour through the Eshtaol Forest near Beit Shemesh will showcase the region of Samson’s exploits and includes Tel Zor’a, where Samson’s traditional tomb is located. As a Nazirite, this biblical strongman wasn’t allowed to drink wine. Assuming you have no such restrictions, click here for a list of wineries in the Judean Mountains and Lowlands that you can incorporate into your day.
Overnight in Jerusalem