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

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

From US$ 111 per person

Visit the ruins of King Herod's palace at Masada and swim in The Dead Sea on a full-day guided trip from Jerusalem. See Masada on a cable car ride and admire the Caves of Qumran on a scenic bus ride.

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, French, German, English
Pickup included
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  • 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

Enjoy a full-day bus tour from Jerusalem to ancient ruins in the Judean Hills and the shores of the Dead Sea. See the archeological site of Masada and a fortress built by King Herod. Go for a dip at the Dead Sea Mineral Beach and uncover the cave where the dead sea scrolls were found. Visit the Masada National Park ruins which are perched on a high plateau. View the ancient fortified palace of Masada which became a refuge for zealots who took a stand against the Romans, which ended in the mass suicide of the zealots in 73 AD. Follow your guide and ride up on a cable car to 1,300 feet above sea level to the plateau where the immense Masada ruins rest precariously. Look out at extraordinary views of the Dead Sea and the Judean Desert.

Explore the fortress built by King Herod in Masada in around 37 BC. Stroll through the remains of the palaces and see mosaic floors and Roman baths. Uncover the oldest synagogue in Israel and admire remarkable features like the 12 water cisterns that each had a capacity of 140,000 cubic feet. Drive to the lowest point on earth at the Dead Sea Mineral Beach which is located in the Jordan Rift Valley. Experience the high density of the salt in the water as you float with ease on the surface of the aquamarine water.

Take a mud-bath and benefit from the therapeutic qualities of the natural Dead Sea mud before heading to the Qumeran cave, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Return to your accommodation in Jerusalem at the end of your tour.

  • Entry fees to the Dead Sea
  • Round-trip cable car
  • 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

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel

Know before you go

  • This tour is not suitable for children under the age of 4
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 445 reviews

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Guide was great and good way to make the most of the day by doing Masada and Dead Sea in the one day. The tour doesn't actually visit Qumran Caves, just has lunch outside. Could have spent more time at the dead sea, a bit of time was wasted through transfers and sorting out the tour group.

September 12, 2022

Excellent, personable and charismatic explanations from our tour guide Dan (the excellent reviews are entirely merited) on the drive through the West Bank desert and past the Dead Sea and Ein Gedi to Masada. A lot is packed into an hour-long visit of Masada, followed by a thorough answering of questions from our guide when back on the bus. The Dead Sea bit was wonderful, pity to prioritise big tourist shops over visiting the Qumeran Caves and Ein Gedi, which made it feels very touristy. Otherwise, a great tour. Overall, a really memorable experience, minus the touristy lunch experience. The only real disappointment was not having time to stop at En Gedi or the Qumeran caves, but the quality of the guide was great. As a solo traveller, this was the best way to see so many places without a car, and the trip encourages a friendly, convivial atmosphere where it was easy to speak to others on the tour. (Trouble paying via website, resulting in being charged £30 more which was a pity.)

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August 19, 2022

I would say that we were really satisfied. We were afraid it was a bit of a rip off, but everything was perfect. The guide Isaac was very good, the bus arrived at the meeting place with a slight delay but seeing the traffic in Jerusalem is there. Truly gorgeous Masada, deserves it! Stop for lunch at a roadside restaurant and then 2 free hours at Kalia Beach on the Dead Sea. There was enough time to do everything calmly and enjoy the day! Super recommended ☺️

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August 10, 2022

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