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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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From US$ 120 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
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: reservations@beinharimtours.com.

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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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 799 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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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

Masada tour was extensive and highly engaging and many thanks to Abe who is highly knowledgeable, passionate and proud of his country and on the history of the place. Leading the group, Abe ensured that everyone fully understands the tour activities for the specific location. Overall experience is seamless and highly recommended.!!!

June 7, 2022

The tour was great and Siv was a great tour guide. Learnt so much about Masada, the Dead Sea and Israel in general. The tour didn't feel rushed and we felt like we got to spend a decent amount of time at Masada and the Dead Sea - very convenient way to see both sites from Tel Aviv. Maybe bring your own lunch as canteen lunch stop isn't the best for the price...

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May 22, 2022

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