Visitors FAQ

Visitors Frequently Asked Questions

• Who are the greeters?
• How much does it cost to meet a greeter?
• How is a walk in Tel-Aviv with a greeter different from a professional guided tour?
• How is a walk with a greeter different from a public walk tour?
• Who can request a greeter?
• Can children participate in the walk with a greeter?
• Where does the greeter meet with the visiting group?
• Which languages do the greeters speak?
• How long is a walk with a greeter?
• How difficult is a walk with a greeter?
• Is there a walk in the city for the disabled or physically challenged?
• Where can the greeter take us?
• Can you guarantee you will match a greeter for my visit?
• If you cannot match me with a greeter, can I join another group?
• Does Tel-Aviv Greeter have scheduled walks I could sign up for?
• Can I meet a greeter more than once during my stay in Tel-Aviv?

Who are the greeters?
Greeters are volunteers, residents of Tel-Aviv. Greeters love our city and enjoy sparing a few hours to show you around Tel-Aviv. Greeters are not professional licensed tour guides. They are people from all walks of life with varied backgrounds and cultures. They have personal knowledge and are intimately familiar with specific parts of Tel-Aviv simply because they live in the city.

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How much does it cost to meet a greeter?
The Tel-Aviv Greeters program is free of charge. In fact, greeters do not accept any form of payment, nor tips. Note that you may need to pay bus fare to reach a destination within the city from which your stroll will begin. Greeters pay their own bus fare.

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How is a walk in Tel-Aviv with a greeter different from a professional guided tour?
A greeter will show you Tel-Aviv like a friend would. They may not have historic or tourist information about a landmark or location. Their knowledge includes personal stories, anecdotes and cultural aspects. Your greeter can also tell you what it’s like to live in Tel-Aviv, and provide you with information about public transportation, their favorite restaurants, shops and interesting locations. In turn, the greeter gets to know you and your group. We emphasize that a walk with a greeter should not replace a professional guided tour. We highly recommend that in addition to walking the city with a greeter you book a professional guided tour of Tel-Aviv.

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How is a walk with a greeter different from a public walk tour?
A walk with a greeter is informal, unscripted, and does not necessarily follow a predefined itinerary. If the greeter thinks of something you might like to see or do, then they can quickly change plans and go in a different direction. Visitors often ask to see “the less touristy places” in Tel-Aviv. Greeters and visitors will then go off the beaten tourist path to streets and neighborhoods where residents live and work; places where many visitors never think of going.

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Who can request a greeter?
Tel-Aviv Greeters welcomes all visitors without regard to race, color, creed, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital status or disability.

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Can children participate in the walk with a greeter?
Yes. We welcome babies, toddlers, youngsters and teenagers. At least one person in the group has to be over 18.

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Where does the greeter meet with the visiting group?
Your greeter will either meet you at your hotel / place of residence, or at a location in the city agreed upon in advance . Once you meet, you will either start your stroll from that point or take public transportation to another destination from which your stroll will begin.

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How many visitors can participate in a walk?
A walk with a greeter can include a group of 1 to 4 people.

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Which languages do the greeters speak?
Currently the program offers greeters that speak English, French, Spanish and Hebrew. We hope to include additional languages in the near future.

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How long is a walk with a greeter?
A walk takes between 2 to 3 hours, depending on the greeters and the characteristic of their chosen path.

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How difficult is the walk?
Walking the city with a greeter is very easy. You can also dictate the pace together with your greeter.

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Is there a walk for the disabled or physically challenged?
Tel-Aviv Greeters welcomes visitors with disabilities, as long as they are able to tolerate the walk. When you fill out the registration from, please indicate any disabilities in your group and we will do our best to match an appropriate walk.

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Where can the greeter take us?
Your greeter will take you on a walk through a designated part of Tel-Aviv. This can be a specific neighborhood, a market, or through several streets with a specific theme such as architecturally interesting buildings. As a policy, we do not walk to places with entrance fees (e.g. museums).

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Can you guarantee you will match a greeter for my visit?
Matching you with a greeter predominately depends on the availability of greeters on your visit dates. We assure you we will do our utmost to provide you with the Tel-Aviv Greeter experience.

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If you cannot match me with a greeter, can I join another group?
Greeters are not shared among groups. When a greeter is matched with you or your group, they will meet only you or your group.

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Does Tel-Aviv Greeter have scheduled walks I could sign up for?
We do not offer scheduled walks that are open to the general public. Every visit with a greeter is unique.

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Can I meet a greeter more than once during my stay in Tel-Aviv?
Since many visitors would like to meet a greeter, please submit only one request for your visit.

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