Masada Private tours

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From Jerusalem: Masada and Dead Sea Private Tour

1. From Jerusalem: Masada and Dead Sea Private Tour

See Masada, float in the Dead Sea, and descend through the Jordan River Valley on this private day tour from Jerusalem. Learn about the history of each site and experience the beauty and rich history of the area. Begin the Masada and Dead Sea private tour by descending through the Jordan valley with Jericho in the distance and imagine the Israelites crossing the Jordan River into the promised land. Drive along the shores of the Dead Sea to reach Masada and ascend via cable car, taking the opportunity to look down at the snake path used thousands of years ago by King Herod. Learn the history of Masada, and how it was one of the last Jewish strongholds against the Romans, where they were under siege atop the mountain. See the well-preserved synagogue, proving that synagogues existed during the second temple period, and see the first piece of parchment discovered by Israeli archaeologists. Explore the famous bathhouse, swimming pool, and storehouses, and gain a real insight into the lives of those under siege on Masada. Following the descent from Masada, visit Ein Gedi, where David is said to have taken refuge, hiding from the wrath of King Saul. Make a stop to see beautiful waterfalls and freshwater pools. Next, stop with the guide at the Qumran Caves, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. Experience the Dead Sea resort, where visitors can enjoy the floating sensation in the waters of the Dead Sea and cover their bodies in the mineral-rich muds, said to have maintained Cleopatra’s youthful looks. Wash the mud off in a Sulphur pool nearby before returning to your hotel.

From Tel Aviv: Masada and Dead Sea Private Tour

2. From Tel Aviv: Masada and Dead Sea Private Tour

Enjoy a private tour of Masada and the Dead sea. Travel up to the summit of Masada by cable car, visit Ein Gedi and see the caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered, and float in the Dead Sea on this exciting and historical day tour. Begin the Masada and Dead Sea private tour by descending through the Jordan valley with Jericho in the distance and imagining the Israelites crossing the Jordan River into the promised land. Drive along the shores of the Dead Sea to reach Masada. Ascend via cable car, taking the opportunity to look down at the snake path used thousands of years ago by King Herod. See the well-preserved synagogue, proving that synagogues existed during the second temple period, and explore one of the last Jewish strongholds against the Romans. Take an opportunity to see the first piece of parchment discovered by Israeli archaeologists. Explore the famous bathhouse, swimming pool, and storehouses here, and get a real insight into the lives of those under siege on Masada. Descend from Masada and visit Ein Gedi, where David is said to have taken refuge while hiding from the wrath of King Saul (Sam 24:1). Marvel at beautiful waterfalls and freshwater pools before moving on to the Qumran Caves, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. Stop at the Dead Sea resort and enjoy the sensation of floating in the waters of the Dead Sea, and cover your body in the mineral-rich muds said to have maintained Cleopatra’s youthful looks. Wash the mud off in a Sulphur pool nearby before returning to your hotel.

From Jerusalem/Tel Aviv: Masada, Ein Gedi, and Dead Sea Tour

3. From Jerusalem/Tel Aviv: Masada, Ein Gedi, and Dead Sea Tour

After pickup from your accommodation in Tel Aviv or Jerusalem, your full-day tour begins with a drive through the Judean Desert to the Dead Sea region. Stop at the foot of Mount Masada, the ancient fortress constructed in Roman times. Here you can ascend Masada by cable car and explore the site at your own pace.  Continue to Ein Gedi, a nature reserve and oasis where you can enjoy a short hike. Next on the itinerary is a visit to the Dead Sea and a private beach and spa. Float in the healing waters and immerse yourself in the therapeutic mud. At the end of the tour you will be dropped back to your accommodation in Tel Aviv or Jerusalem.

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What people are saying about Masada

Great tour with a very knowlegeable and helpful guide!!!