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clock-o9 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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commentOffered in: English and 4 more

Overview

Combine a Masada tour and Dead Sea trip into one memorable full-day tour from Jerusalem. Travel through the Judean desert by air-conditioned coach and pass the site of the famous New Testament parable of the Good Samaritan. Arrive at Masada and ride the cable car to the legendary mountaintop ruins of King Herod’s palaces. After a guided tour, drive to the Dead Sea. Relish the surreal Dead Sea floating experience and choose to take a therapeutic mud bath. Then, return to Jerusalem, passing the ancient city of Jericho on route.
  • Full day trip from Jerusalem to Masada and the Dead Sea
  • Guided tour of the popular Holy Land sights by local experts
  • Ascend to the top of Masada by cable car
  • Float in the famous salt-rich waters of the Dead Sea
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off
Leave your central Jerusalem hotel by air-conditioned coach and travel through the Judean desert, a barren wilderness in the heart of the Israel.
Pass the site of the New Testament’s famous parable, the Good Samaritan, and enjoy views of the Dead Sea as you near Masada. Some 2,000 years ago, King Herod chose this remote mountain as the site of two vast fortified palaces.
Take the cable car up to mountaintop ruins of the palaces, and set out on a guided tour. Hear about the site’s history as you explore and then descend to drive on to the Dead Sea.
As you travel, pass the Ein Gedi oasis and aeons-old settlement of Qumran. Stop to absorb views of the Qumran caves, where the Dead Sea Scrolls —around 900 ancient parchments of religious manuscripts — were discovered in the 1940s and 1950s.
Continue to the Dead Sea, the salt lake located 1,312 feet (400 meters) below sea level. Enjoy around two hours to relax on a mineral beach and float in the salt-rich waters. If you wish, follow your ‘swim’ with a therapeutic mud bath and perhaps purchase some Dead Sea skin care products (own expense) at duty-free prices.
Back aboard your coach, relax on your return journey. On route, trace some of the route of the old Roman road to Jerusalem and enjoy views of the ancient city of Jericho. Your tour ends with a drop-off at your Jerusalem hotel.

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J
, Nov 2018

Trip to Masada seemed rushed and we didn’t get to see some of the best parts. I’ve been there before and was hoping to show my wife Herod’s northern palace and the southern cistern but not this time. Dead Sea was good. Is there a place that is closer to the sea? Nice job on the way back. The guide called it, possible flash floods. It rained while at Dead Sea and the rain caused a flash flood that nearly washed out road. Delayed about 2hrs getting back. Guide and driver did nice job keeping everyone informed and safe.

P
, Oct 2018

A very well-informed guide and an excellent driver. We learnt a lot of history which supplemented what we'd learnt at the Israel Museum the day before. Masada was amazing even though it was very hot!

M
, Oct 2018

This was my 2nd time taking this tour. Masada was okay but the real fun was the dead sea. My wife and I had a wonderful time.

J
, Aug 2018

Definely think Masada and the Dead Sea are musts on a trip to Israel. Guide was very knowledgeable. I did find trip too many hours. If you’re adventurous, it might be better to rent car and do yourself.

l
, Aug 2018

Masada and the Dead Sea are a must see in Israel and this tour did not disappoint us. We had another great guide with Ithamar friendly, engaging and knowledgeable. Masada is such an incredible site and so much history that it must be seen. We had the right amount of time to see it all. It is hot and there is walking so you need good light clothes and good walking shoes.
The Dead Sea was fun as well but be forewarned that there is a lot of up and down walking to get there and come back. The water is very hot not not refreshing and it stings the eyes for sure. It's something worth experiencing for sure and we had enough time as you can't stay long in the water.
Excellent day trip that I highly recommend.

K
, Jul 2018

This was an excellent day trip to Masada and the Dead Sea. The tour guide was knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Time was allotted well and we did not feel rushed or bored. The only reason I didn't give it 5 starts was that I had thought I was booking a large coach bus (the kind that seats about two dozen and has a toilet at the back) and instead it was a small bus that seated about a dozen. The bus was comfortably air-conditioned and had USB power sockets, however, as I get car sick, I prefer a larger coach with bathroom facilities.

R
, Jul 2018

We’ll run tour from pick- up to drop-off. Definitely recommend and would use again. Our guide explained everything including history of Masada, sites from windows as we drove, politics of the region without being political, and even best practices for preparing for the Dead Sea experience. We made two stops that weren’t advertised but added to the day: a sea level marker on the side of the road and the Ahava shop. Van was well air-conditioned and even had WiFi. We were a multi - generational group of six and all were very satisfied!

L
, Jul 2018

This was a great trip. Our guide was very knowledgeable, and you could tell he really cared about the history. This is a longer trip and at times we felt rushed — we moved from station to station at Masada with little to no time to take pictures in-between. I would’ve preferred more time at the Dead Sea and less at Masada but that was just my personal preference. Again, the guide more than made up for any shortcomings.

A
, May 2018

The guide was knowledgeable but the group was large. He forgot us on the way to deliver the tour members to their hotels so we sat on the bus for a very long time while they had to drive back around to drop us off. It made for a very long day.

D
, Apr 2018

The tour was absolutely worth it. The guide, Dan Porges, told us with great passion about Israel, the past and the present. We learned a lot!


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