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Time12 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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Offered in: English and 4 more

Overview

Visit Masada and the Dead Sea on a full-day trip from Tel Aviv. Travel by air-conditioned coach through the Judean desert from Tel Aviv to the Dead Sea, and visit Masada on route. Ride the cable car to the mountaintop for a guided tour of the 2,000-year-old ruins, and continue to the Dead Sea to ‘swim’ in its salt-rich waters and, if you wish, take a therapeutic mud bath. The day trip also passes the site of the New Testament parable of the Good Samaritan, and ancient city of Jericho.
  • Full day trip from Tel Aviv to Masada and the Dead Sea
  • Guided tour of the popular Holy Land sights by local experts
  • Ascend to the top of Masada by cable car
  • Float in the famous salt-rich waters of the Dead Sea
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off
Start your day trip with a pickup from your central Tel Aviv hotel. Settle into your air-conditioned coach and travel into the Judean desert, the rugged wilderness in the heart of Israel.

Enjoy the views of the desert, and pass the site of the Inn of the Good Samaritan. Then, get glimpses of the Dead Sea as you approach Masada, a mountain topped by a ruined fortress-palace built by King Herod more than 2,000 years ago.

Ride the cable car to the mountaintop and take a guided tour of the fascinating archaeological ruins. Soak up the awesome views as you inspect the crumbled remnants and hear about the site’s history.

Descend the mountain and drive to the Dead Sea past the Ein Gedi oasis and ancient settlement of Qumran. Stop to enjoy views of the famous Qumran caves, where approximately 900 ancient parchments, many incorporating the earliest known manuscripts of the Bible were discovered - the fabled Dead Sea Scrolls.

Continue to the Dead Sea and enjoy roughly two hours to relax on a mineral beach. This salt-rich lake sits at around 1,312 feet (400 meters) below sea level — the Earth’s lowest point. Wade into the waters to experience the bizarre floating sensation, enjoy a therapeutic mud bath, and if you wish, take the opportunity to buy some rejuvenating Dead Sea skin products (own expense) at duty free prices.

Afterward, return to your coach and pass the ancient city of Jericho as you travel back to Tel Aviv, where your trip ends at your hotel.

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J
, Oct 2018

Well organized, brilliant guide with lots of interesting info makes all the difference. The Dead Sea Kalia beach was quite crowded maybe an alternative beach could be arranged?

S
, Sep 2018

The tours were very nice and guide was experience however company did not want pick us up from our hotel witch was only 20 min away from Tel Aviv pick up place So we had 7 people in group taking 2 taxis for $140 to get to bus driver and back to hotel For 3 days we spent extra 420 dollars Bad experience !

C
, Aug 2018

Great tour. Would love to do it again.

j
, Aug 2018

no tour is the same without a great guide. IF you come to israel. you have to take this tour and i hope that IThaman is your guide. the bus has A/C and its comfortable. all the way Ithaman was telling us the story about this place. this was a amazing experience.

j
, Jul 2018

great time

D
, Jul 2018

Great tour, wonderful sites. A five star if not as many in the group, was a full bus and a bit crowded.

r
, Jul 2018

Tour was good, guide was knowledgeable. Would have liked to hear more explanation during drive.
Weather was very hot. If possible it would be preferable to visit in cooler temperatures.

j
, Jun 2018

YES! This tour is amazing. Masada is unbelievable. It is a must on any Israel trip.

M
, May 2018

Absolutely amazing!!! I loved it!

K
, Apr 2018

Amazing sites, great tour, and thanks to our guide Itamar!


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