Tour code: 5209MASDSJ
Combine a Masada tour and Dead Sea trip into one memorable full-day tour from Jerusalem. Travel through the Judean desert by air-conditioned coach and pass the site of the famous New Testament parable of the Good Samaritan. Arrive at Masada and ride the cable car to the legendary mountaintop ruins of King Herod’s palaces. After a guided tour, drive to the Dead Sea. Relish the surreal Dead Sea floating experience and choose to take a therapeutic mud bath. Then, return to Jerusalem, passing the ancient city of Jericho on route.


  • Full day trip from Jerusalem 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

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What You Can Expect

Masada and the Dead Sea Day Trip from Jerusalem

Masada and the Dead Sea Day Trip from Jerusalem

Leave your central Jerusalem hotel by air-conditioned coach and travel through the Judean desert, a barren wilderness in the heart of the Israel.

Pass the site of the New Testament’s famous parable, the Good Samaritan, and enjoy views of the Dead Sea as you near Masada. Some 2,000 years ago, King Herod chose this remote mountain as the site of two vast fortified palaces.

Take the cable car up to mountaintop ruins of the palaces, and set out on a guided tour. Hear about the site’s history as you explore and then descend to drive on to the Dead Sea.

As you travel, pass the Ein Gedi oasis and aeons-old settlement of Qumran. Stop to absorb views of the Qumran caves, where the Dead Sea Scrolls —around 900 ancient parchments of religious manuscripts — were discovered in the 1940s and 1950s.

Continue to the Dead Sea, the salt lake located 1,312 feet (400 meters) below sea level. Enjoy around two hours to relax on a mineral beach and float in the salt-rich waters. If you wish, follow your ‘swim’ with a therapeutic mud bath and perhaps purchase some Dead Sea skin care products (own expense) at duty-free prices.

Back aboard your coach, relax on your return journey. On route, trace some of the route of the old Roman road to Jerusalem and enjoy views of the ancient city of Jericho. Your tour ends with a drop-off at your Jerusalem hotel.

Customer Reviews

Lance Owen G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

My favourite tour while in Isael. Both Masada and the Dead Sea were stunning.
I was collected from the pick-up point, which was a 2 minute walk from my centrally located Jerusalem hotel, on-time at 8.30am.
The guide was excellent and knowledgeable about the places we visited and those we passed along the way.
Make sure you take your swimming costume and a towel with you as you'll need them for the Dead Sea resort. Unfortunately, I didn't take mine and had to purchase both items from the beach shop for NIS140 about 30. However, it was still worth it as you can't really go all that way and not float in the Dead Sea!
What really made this trip though was the small but friendly crowd of fellow travellers who came from all over the world but seemed to get on really well. In fact, I ended up spending a very enjoyable evening after the tour sharing a few beers with a fellow solo traveller from Australia I met on the trip.
A highly recommended tour.

Musata M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Great tour! great guide also! Loved the day

alejandro p

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016


Susan B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Excellent full day tour. Our guide was well educated on the places to visit and assisted us in finding the best opportunity to take pictures.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Very enjoyable. Most of the day was travel and touring Masada. We spent a couple of hours at the Dead Sea. I think 2 hours is plenty to enjoy the Dead Sea but if you want more time there maybe consider a different tour. Masada was very interesting and guide provided a good overview of the ruins.

Anne Mette F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Very nice and beautiful trip with a great guide


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

This tour was well worth the money! I had read some average reviews and was a bit skeptical but fear not. We went with Bein Harim and it was some of the best tour guide experience I ever had. Ron was knowledgeable, insightful and fun. He left plenty of time for questions and gave us appropriate time for reflection. No factory tour of Ahava which I appreciated! One thing to note---the tour is maximized for efficiency so you will get picked up at your hotel and then transported to a central meeting spot where you will be placed on the appropriate bus for your location. Just pay attention and you will be fine. Seemed funky at the time but it all worked out fine. Seems like you are wasting time but you are not. You get more than enough time at all stops. Take this tour and you will be glad you did!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Guide was really excellent, spoke to almost everything relavent. Also gave u a little quiet time. Perfect number of bathroom/water stops.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

fabulous trip. tour guide absolutely the best.

Yitz G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Knowledgable and informative guide.

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