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

Product ID: 21495
Visit 2 of Israel's must see sights in 1 day. See the ruins of King Herod's palace at Masada and The Dead Sea, the lowest place on earth. The tour also includes a roadside view of the Good Samaritan and the Caves of Qumran.
About this activity
Duration: 10 hours
Starting time 8:30 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Spanish, French, German

Pickup included

Pick up from your hotel. If you need to be picked up from elsewhere (like an airbnb), the local operator will send you details of the closest pick-up point.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a full-day tour to Masada and the Dead Sea from Jerusalem
  • Float in the salt rich water of the Dead Sea
  • Ascend to the top of Masada by cable car
  • Visit the magnificent King Herod fortress at Masada
  • Get a roadside view of The Good Samaritan, the symbol of the parable of Jesus and the Good Samaritan
  • See the caves where the Dead Sea scrolls were discovered
  • Enjoy panoramic views of the Dead Sea and Rift Valley
Full description
This full-day tour from Jerusalem takes you to the Judean Hills to the site of one of the most remarkable stories in Jewish history, as well as to the shores of the Dead Sea.

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 you 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 are 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 Jerusalem, with an en route view of the Qumeran cave, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found.
Includes
  • Entry fees to the Dead Sea
  • Round-trip cable car and entry fees to Masada
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Pick-up and drop-off
What’s Not Included
  • Food and Drinks
  • Tips (recommended)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 4 years
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
Know before you go
• Recommended to bring hats, bathing suits, towels, comfortable shoes, and beach thongs
• Tour is not suitable for children under the age of 4
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 364 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.3 / 5
  • Organization
    4 / 5
  • Value for money
    4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.6 / 5
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A trip well worth doing. The coach was comfortable and the driver and tour operator were great, informative and knowledgeable. Just one query - the operator asked us where we wanted to be dropped off and we told him Little House in Rehavia. When we stopped he said that he had organised and paid for a taxi to take us to Little House. We asked the taxi driver to drop us off at Alfasi 35 which is where we were staying and charged us 53 NIS - we are not sure whether the operator had paid him and we paid him again instead of the difference. Just left a bad taste as we had paid 50 NIS from the bus terminal all the way to Alfasi, this seemed excessive.

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December 2, 2019

Must see Masada!

Masada and the ruins of King Herod’s palace are AMAZING! Dorit our tour guide was wonderful. It was a very hot (41 degrees Celsius) day and Dorit went out of her way to ensure we had shade wherever possible, kept drinking water and remained cool. Dorit was positive, very informative and shared lots of interesting facts about Israel beyond just the sites we visited. She was positive and upbeat all day, keeping the group on schedule. Many only disappointment was it felt a bit rushed at Masada - there’s so much to see!

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August 23, 2019

Isac's way

Pro: I really liked Isac - a guide who loves his job. Masada fortress -awsome , The Dead See- beautifull views and noxe experience floating on the water . Not pro's: - too fast, at the Dead Sea only an hour and a half. -drop Off at the end of the tour was made without a guide and the driver didnt "remembered" the drop Off stations. Maybe with a small tip...

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December 26, 2018

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