Day trip

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

Activity provider: Bein Harim Israel Tours
Day trip

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

Activity provider: Bein Harim Israel Tours

From US$ 117 per person

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
Spanish, German, French, English
Pickup included
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  • Take in the dramatic views from 1,300 feet at the fortified palace of Masada
  • Marvel at the scenery as you ascend to the top of the mountain by cable car
  • Take a refreshing swim or float in the mineral rich waters of the Dead Sea
  • Learn the history of King Herod's fortress at Masada from your tour guide
  • See the impressive Qumran caves, where the ancient 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.

  • 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

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Important information

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 1025 reviews

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Fantastic. Tomer with BeinHarim has to be the best guide ever! His English pronunciation is excellent and knowledge of the tour area superb, allowing him to convey a wonderful story which holds your attention. Easy-going with humor, runs a good schedule, and clearly communicates clock times, with ample time for restroom breaks & a little shopping along the way.

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March 12, 2023

The bus was very puntual, the organization of the trip went smoothly. Our guide Sigal was very informative, we learned a lot about Israeli history, people, political situation and geography during our trip. The time allowed to different activities (floating on the sea, lunch at Masada) are well set, we had enough time for everything.

February 19, 2023

Pick up was super on time, and very efficient as many busses pick up people from different places in the city and drive to a central location to assign people to their actual busses and guides without going stop by stop and picking up other people along the way. Our guide Omri was excellent, we loved his detailed and fun explanations along the ride as well as at Masada and the Dead Sea. He was super knowledgeable and connected so well with all people in the group. We even stopped for photos at two spots going to Masada and going back to Tel Aviv. Even though our Masada trip was slightly delayed due to another tourist at the Masada cable cars having to be brought out after having a heart attack, we got the full time at the Dead Sea which was very enjoyable and not rushed at all. Even had time to ride a camel :) Highly recommend the trip, saw, learnt and experienced a lot. Thank you Omri! :)

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February 16, 2023

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