Day Tour of Masada and the Dead Sea - Small Group

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From $128.00

7 reviews   (3.86)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 10 hours

Departs: Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Highlights Dead Sea and Masada Tour

Pass the Inn of the Good Samaritan on the descent through the Judean Desert  to the Dead Sea. Ascend Masada by cable car and see the remains of the Herodian fortress where the Zealots were overcome by the Romans in 73 CE. Enjoy the therapeutic benefits of a mud bath and a swim in the Dead Sea. On the return journey view the oasis of Ein Gedi, the caves at Qumran in which the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered and Jericho, the oldest city in the world.

• Full day trip to Masada and the Dead Sea
• Guided tour of the popular sights by local experts
• Float in the famous salt-rich waters of the Dead Sea
• Ascend to the top of Masada by cable car
• Hotel pick up and drop-off
• Includes all entrance fees

What's Included

Includes all entrance fees

Air-conditioned vehicle

Cable Car up to Masada

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Professional guide

What's Not Included

Food and drinks

Insurance not included

Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 4 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 99

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Depart from Tel Aviv with professional guide to the Judean desert, the rugged wilderness in the heart of Israel to the Dead Sea, the lowest place on earth.ill keep you afloat.

• Admission Ticket Free

The Good Samaritan Museum
We begin out journey by taking the route down from Jerusalem descending below sea level through the Biblical wilderness towards the Dead Sea. On the way we can see the Inn of the Good Samaritan and stop on route to look out across the desert as we pass the point marking "sea level".

• Admission Ticket Free

Masada National Park
We reach the shores of the Dead Sea encrusted with white salt and follow the shoreline towards Masada. Although it's possible to climb the ancient Snake Path up Masada as the Romans did 2000 years ago, we take the convenient cable car up to the mountain top plateau.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Herod's Palace (Herodium)
It was here that King Herod built a fortified palace complete with every convenience. Herod had built a swimming pool, water cisterns, two palaces, store rooms and even a synagogue.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

En Gedi Nature Reserve
Heading back to the Dead Sea we pass the desert oasis of Ein Gedi where there is lush foliage and gorgeous waterfalls and where David hid from angry King Saul.

• Admission Ticket Free

Qumran Caves
We also pass by Qumran were the 2,000 year old Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered in a number of hillside caves.

• Admission Ticket Free

Dead Sea
To end off a perfect day we stop at the Dead Sea, the lowest point on Earth and a contender for the title of one of the Seven Wonders of the World. People come from across the globe to enjoy the therapeutic mineral rich waters. And don't worry if you don't know how to swim, the high salt content will keep you afloat.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Afterward, return to your coach and pass the ancient city of Jericho as you travel back to your hotel.

• Admission Ticket Free


Five star experience!
tbsanders, 30-01-2020
This is an excellent tour; I highly recommend it. The transportation was well organized. The tour guide was extremely informative and hospitable with well shared facts but not over-bearing. The pace was excellent so we were not rushed. Seeing the "Masada" and the Dead Sea" in one day was the highlight of my entire trip; wonderful experience!
Great tour!
Tara_P, 07-12-2022
Loved the Dead Sea! Frank was very informative and fun! Learned a lot about Masada and Israel. I would only say that the stop to the Dead Sea Cosmetics place was a waste of time. They have the same products at the other gift shops. Would have preferred more time at Dead Sea or Masada.
Thumbs up Masada & Dead Sea
Yonkel_G, 21-11-2022
Excellent guide. Very knowledgeable, thorough, and interesting. Put the history in context. Extremely responsive to questions and needs of the group. Practical and well organized. Made for a fascinating day.
Great guide, good locations!
RTN24, 26-09-2019
Our guide was amazing, he had a great sense of humor, had thorough knowledge of all the locations and history (retired professor) and made the trip very memorable!
If anything the logistics of pickup from hotel, drop off to the central location and same on the journey back was confusing. hence 4 stars. It all worked out great, but communication could have been better. Generally if there are less people from your hotel, they will send a taxi, sometimes the taxi drivers have no clue which tour operator it is. They dropped off at the wrong tour operator, same areas though, so i needed to figure out my location. On the way back again it was confusing, the taxi drivers were gathered at a hotel and dropped off to hotels, and they were confusing to which hotels they were going! also viator ticket showed my tour operator was click tours, but in reality it was Ben Harim. so in the morning there was some confusion to me, as i got a call from Ben Harim, ticket showed different, and then I got dropped off at diff tour operator! All of this can be avoided with just some simple email communication on how the process would be.
but all in all it was a great trip.
A bit disappointing
Bruce_G, 24-05-2022
I booked this tour because it was supposed to be a small group. Two days before the tour company contacted me to tell me my booked tour couldn't be a small group and I had 2 options: go with a big bus or postpone a day to go on the small bus. I postponed for a day, but then the next day, same thing, no small group tour!

Disappointed we went. But now we seemed to be added to a group that was mainly Spanish speaking and the tour guide gave Spanish preference, and English was secondary. For most of the tour the English version was slighted until a few of us complained. By then it was too late.

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