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From Tel Aviv: Masada & Dead Sea Full Day Tour with Pick Up

From Tel Aviv: Masada & Dead Sea Full Day Tour with Pick Up

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Explore the Dead Sea and the ancient ruins of Masada on a full-day guided tour from Tel Aviv. Ascend by cable car to King Herod’s mountain fortress, before floating in the Dead Sea waters.

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, German, French
Pickup included
A confirmation email, including your final pickup time and pickup hotel, will be sent to you by the supplier (Bein Harim). Please make sure to read it carefully. If you don't receive a confirmation email from the supplier, please contact to confirm your pickup: [email protected]

Experience

Highlights
  • Full day tour to Masada and the Dead Sea from Tel Aviv
  • Ascend to the top of the mountain by cable car
  • Float in the mineral rich waters of the Dead Sea
  • Visit the magnificent King Herod fortress at Masada
  • See panoramic views of the Dead Sea and Rift Valley
  • Roadside view of The Good Samaritan, the symbol of the parable of Jesus on the Good Samaritan
  • Roadside view of Qumran Caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found
Full description

Embark on a full-day guided tour from Tel Aviv to the Judean Hills and the shores of the Dead Sea by bus. Visit the ancient palace of Masada, ride a cable car, and admire the Qumran caves on your drive back. Perched on a high plateau, the ancient fortified palace of Masada became a refuge for Zealots who took a stand against the Romans, until the mass suicide of the zealots in 73 AD. The ruins sit precariously on a plateau some 1,300 feet above sea level and measure 2,000-foot long by 1,000-foot wide. They boast extraordinary views of the Dead Sea and the Judean Desert. It is an exhausting climb, but we will ascend by cable car to make life easier. Explore the fortress built by King Herod in around 37 BC. Visit the remains of the palaces and see mosaic floors, Roman baths, and other findings.

Masada was also home to the oldest synagogue in Israel, but one of the most remarkable features is the 12 water cisterns, each with a capacity of up to 140,000 cubic feet. Following the tour of Masada, you will drive to the Dead Sea Mineral Beach located in the Jordan Rift Valley, between Jordan and the West Bank.

It is the lowest place on earth and its high density of salt makes for a unique experience as you float on the beautiful aquamarine surface. Take a mud bath and benefit from the therapeutic qualities of the natural Dead Sea mud. You will then drive back to Tel Aviv, with an on-route view of the Qumran cave, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found.

Includes
  • Entry fees to the Dead Sea
  • Round trip cable car ride
  • Entry fees to Masada
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Pick-up and drop-off
  • Food and Drinks
  • Tips (recommended)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 4 years
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Sunscreen

Know before you go

  • A hat, bathing suit, towels, comfortable shoes, and flip flops are recommended
  • This tour is not suitable for children under the age of 4
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 823 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.1/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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What a great day! We saw and learned a lot. The guide spoke English well, so even with his accent, he was easy to understand. We were there in June, a very hot time of year to be in Israel. Though I'm not sure of the actual temperature while we were at Masada, we learned later that it "felt like" 130 degrees. Because our whole group was willing, our guide took us down many flights of stairs to see some sites many visitors don't see, then we had to hike back up again. The hike was well worth it! Going to the Dead Sea was a plus. It was super hot. So hot, in fact, that my husband and I burned the bottoms of our feet on the short walk from our chairs on the beach (hard, dry black mud, that is) to the water which was only about 20 feet! Be careful getting into the water, it's very slippery. In general, I recommend this trip for folks in good physical health and those who are able to walk easily.

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July 16, 2022

It was an amazing experience, the guide was really funny and make the travel even better. They took us to the masada first, I really recommend to bring water there are places where you can refill the water. The place is incredibly hot but it worth it. After that we went to the dead sea it was really amazing to feel the water and float on it. If you have any injuries I tell you in advance that it's going to burn, remember that the dead sea is really salty so even the small injury you are going to feel it. But again it worth it so before going make sure you don get hurt hehe. People there prefer shekels than dollar so try to bring just shekels

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July 1, 2022

Itamar was amazing! He gave us just the right amount of time at each activity, he’s VERY knowledgeable and will answer all hour questions :) it was an absolute pleasure spending the day with him. Just be prepared you’re going to the north end of the Dead Sea with the mud not the south end where in my opinion is a bit nicer. But overall amazing!!

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June 19, 2022

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