From Tel Aviv: Masada & Dead Sea Full Day Tour with Pick Up
- Transportation included
- Duration: 10 hours
Zahi Shaked was an amazing tour guide! He gave us the perfect mix of personal space and interesting information while we bussed to the various destinations. I respected his unbiased point of view on the contested relations in the country - it made the tour more interesting and feel informative rather than one sided. Masada, the Elvis Diner (a very cool plus) and the Dead sea were incredible. Do yourself a favor and take this tour. Zahi was amazing because he made this tour specific to us. And when he realized my drop of location was far away from where I was staying, he compared the bus route to my destination and created a new stop specifically for me. All around a great day. Thank you Zahi!!!!!
Good experience in both interesting sites, but what blows it for me is having the guide constantly market products for the tourists to purchase so he can get a commission. Also the Dead Sea was fun but the entire facility is a complete tourist trap with too many promotions for products that take away the spirit of the entire experience.
Too much time at the Dead Sea...too little time atop Masada. We spent an hour on Masada and 30 minutes in the gift shop. We lost a lot of time because our guide took a long lunch At the Dead Sea. I prefer to visit places over a long relaxing lunch. Especially when time is short in November. Both sites are fantastic.
The tour guide was easy to talk to and very knowledgeable. He wasn't so much recounting facts as telling a story and it made the tour that bit more enjoyable. Floating in the Dead Sea has been something I've always wanted to do, but Masada was a fantastic bonus. The bus was comfy and modern.
Guide was very kind and knew the history. She told us enough to understand and could easily answer questions but did not overwhelm us and lose our interest. The bus was clean and comfortable and the driver was excellent.