Day trip

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

Activity provider:Bein Harim Israel Tours
Day trip

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

Activity provider:Bein Harim Israel Tours
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From US$ 108 per person

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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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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

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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 601 reviews

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Roi was a great guide, informative, fun and friendly Masada was amazing to see and Roi’ s knowledge gave us a good insight into the area There did seem to be a lot of hanging around We got picked up at 7.50 am and taken to a cafe about 15 mins away where all the other tourists were brought to and the. allocated to their trips we waited over an hour for everyone to arrive and be sent off on to different coaches. We went to the Dead Sea first but due to the wind we were unable to enter and experience it. We then went for lunch to a high volume canteen where we waited another hour before setting off to Masada which was the highlight of the day Given the weather which greatly improved as the day went on it would have been better to have done the Dead Sea second in the hope that the wind had dropped

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May 1, 2023

it was nice, plenty of time at the dead sea. Then we got to masada, he state we can meet up here later. I thought this will be nice they have plaques with all the information.Then he says lets go and we cover only half. He was very knowledgeable but only covered half. sorry i didn't get to see all of masada.

April 22, 2023

We went to the Dead Sea first and it was still cool out. I would have preferred Masada while it was cool. The Dead Sea was disappointing because the beach at this facility was slippery and uneven and not easily accessible to the water. In the water the ground was so uneven you were either scraping yourself on sharp salt mounds or your shoes were sucked off in squishy mud. The water itself was salt dea sea. Fun to float in and cover in the mud. But we only had 1 hr 45 minutes there including changing and walking a great distance to the water. There are paid lockers and a busy changing shower area about a 5 minute walk downhill/uphill from the beach. Masada was unique and interesting but I would have preferred a bit less time at Masada lots of standing in the hot sun listening to the tour guide retell the details of Masada

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April 13, 2023

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