Visit the Dead Sea and the desert fortress of Masada on our full-day excursion departing from Jerusalem. You’ll also have the chance to float and swim in the Dead Sea.
What to Expect
Start the day with pick-up from your hotel in Jerusalem and head to the Dead Sea, via the Judean hills. Your drive continues from there along the shores of the Dead Sea, to the desert fortress of Masada.
Arrive at Masada, where your guide will tell you about the heroic story of the Jewish fighters. You’ll ascend Masada by cable car and then tour the mountain fortress that was built by King Herod. This is the spot where the Zealots of the 1st century made their last stand against the Roman troops.
You’ll explore the site to see the remains of the walls, palaces, synagogue, water cisterns, mosaic floors and Roman baths. When you've completed this part of the tour, descend Masada by cable car.
Your next destination is the Dead Sea. Its shores are the lowest point on dry land on earth! You’ll have the opportunity to float and swim in the Dead Sea waters that many believe have special therapeutic effects.
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off
- Government-licensed tour guide
- Entrance fees to sites
Know Before You Go
Comfortable walking shoes, head covering, sun protection lotion, a bathing suit and a towel are recommended.