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This was probably the best trip I did during my stay in Jerusalem. The scenery was very barren but stunning at the same time. Masada has such a fascinating history and the guide was extremely knowledgeable and interesting. We had lunch in the restaurant there - nice reasonably priced food but very chaotic finding somewhere to sit to eat. Then it was down to the shores of the Dead Sea - very unsurreal floating in the water but a wonderful experience - excellent trip - well done
I went on two tours with this company. My tour to Masada and the Dead Sea was excellent. It was organized, plenty of breaks (clean bathrooms, snacks, etc.). The tour guide was great and this day tour was one of my favorite days in Jerusalem. I had plenty of time to look around, shop, and explore.
I also booked the Bethlehem tour as well. This one was not as organized. I was told an 8:30 a.m. pick-up and was finally picked up at 10:30 a.m. I sat in the hotel lobby for 2 hours. My hotel kept calling and they said 5 more minutes, 5 more minutes. I waited it out because I wanted to go to Bethlehem. After the tour started, it was better. The guide was great, stops were cool (Bethlehem is much more dirty than I imagined, though). However, I did not like the shopping option. It is one of those stores that is geared to take advantage of tourists. All the prices in US dollar. There were numerous other shops, but we could not go to those.
If they tell you 8:30 a.m. pick-up-I'd go down to the lobby at 8:45 a.m. and I bet you'll still wait a bit.
My group throughly enjoyed this tour! We were with a good mix of tourists who I thought enjoyed it as well.
I was initially rather hesitant about booking this tour as I was concerned there might be lots of shopping stops. In the event there was only one which was reasonably brief. Our guide was absolutely first rate , very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. I would not have gained nearly so much if I had gone on my own and the whole trip was very efficient and well organized. Our guide ended her commentary with a beautiful Hebrew song about the area which she sang wonderfully. A day to remember.
This was a very good tour. The transportation and guide were excellent. I would recommend this to anyone who has time to take a day trip from Jerusalem.
One of the best experiences of my life. The view from Massada is awesome, afterwards we ate in the restaurant of this arqueological park which the food was really good and clean.
I suggest to take an umbrela to protect from UV rays.
It was a great time. Our guide was knowledgable and the sites were amazing.
Great trip with a somewhat eccentric Israeli guide. Gave great input to the present situation in Israel as well as a glance backwards in the historic mirror to prove his opinions and facts. I can truly recommend this trip.
Wonderful guide. He gave us perspective and history. Could not stop the rain, however. Only problem was that we were not dropped off at our hotel - just a block away. Otherwise very good!