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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!
It was Fantastic my wife and I enjoyed everything apart from the Cruise people who we encountered on our outing to Mount Masada they were rude and obnoxious ... We all had to stick the crowds this particular day and our Tour Guide had a very tough job to Speak about Mesada as the other tour Guides kept speaking over him and interrupting him .. He was a very passionate man and Loved Masada and in kind we loved our historical insight and his kindness throughout the trip ... I would give our experience of this tour guide and Trip 10/10 .... Beautiful and Eye opening and we were lucky with our Driver / Guide . He was amazing thank you and What a Beautiful Country you live in .. Everything was just unforgettable in the most positive way Gearoid and Orla Griffin Ireland .
A great day out, saw everything we wanted to, loved floating in the Dead Sea!
Wonderful, wonderful guide!! Haya (sp?) was so informative! Great sense of humor! ! Loved the tour of Masada - perfect time of the year to be there. Swimming at the Dead Sea location was crowded and not as clean as other parts I've been too and would have liked. Beautiful day - education, fun and sun!
This tour was fantastic. Masada is amazing and the Dead Sea was also great fun. We had a great tour guide who was very knowledgeable and kept things interesting. Great value and definitely worth doing if you are in Jerusalem!
Great trip, perfect timing/pace/logistics. Overpriced though good meal at Masada - $37 for soup/salad/chick w rice and a cake n coffee. I was fortunate to be in JLM as for Tel Aviv group that day trip turned at least 3 hrs longer with driving/waiting for uniting both groups time. Due to unusual low tourist flow on Passover we did not have to wait for meals/cable cars. Dead sea stop is great, enough time to soak in water and silky black mud full body mask. Overall we were given 1.5 hr there, minus changing/walking to beach time it was at least an hour to enjoy the wonders of Dead Sea. Stop at famous Ahava Dead Sea product factory/store was only 30 min, on the way to Massada. TOO short to wrap your mind on what to choose and look through products. No time for store presentation. Thank God, there were enough assistance to help you w choices. But haste was stressful. Guide Menashem was very knowledgable and brought additional illustrative materials for Massada story. One could tell he really cares personally about the Israeli history and Massada in particularly. Trip is VERY worth of money value and time.
This was the best tour I have ever been on. Apart from what we experienced, which was amazing, the tour guide was awesome! He was funny, knowledgable and very engaging. He didn't just regurgitate information but imparted knowledge and insights that you will remember. 110% recommend this tour and hopefully the tour guide - can't remember his real name but he said call him Isaac. Thank you!
excellent experience and scenery views were great
enjoyed floating in dead sea
My dad and I had a great time on this trip. We both thought that the tour guide (unfortunately, I forgot his name) was excellent. I would recommend your company to anyone. Thanks.
I took this trip a few months ago and I thought it was great. I just took it again with my wife and it was even better this time! Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly, and she spoke both English and Spanish fluently. The trip to Masada was great. The only complain I have (and had in my previous review), was that we didn't spend too much time at the Dead Sea. Also, I'm sure there are better places to visit in the Dead Sea, I wouldn't mind paying a few extra $$ for a cleaner shower and a bigger, and less crowded beach.
Yawl was a fine guide and gave us much interesting information. Loved the explanations of areas we were passing and the chance to see Masada and take a float in one trip. Only suggestion is to inform guests in advance to brings water shoes for the Dead Sea float.
The hotel pick up was 40 min late and we waiting for long time to take the final bus to the masada, in dead sea we had less than 1,30h for take a bath, everything else was recommended.
Good tour. Spent too much time in Masada. Tour guide was rude, as it seems to be the case with most tour guides in Israel. The culture and manners are very aggressive and not conducive to a happy tour.
Dead sea was good. could have spent more time here.
Overall an OK tour.
It seems all tours have to go through Bein Harim regardless of the portal/ agent you book through. They seem to have a monopoly and are not very customer friendly.
I have used viator tour in other countries and they are so much better.
Everything went exactly as expected. We were picked up from our hotel right on time,and got to see everything we expected to see
Great Tour. Would have liked to have spent more time at the Dead Sea.
Pick up from hotel was fine and tour proceeded as listed. Some time wasted on organisation of buses as we were all combined from various hotels into a big bus. On our return trip, there were not enough seats in the shuttle which brought us back to our hotel - the driver failed to sort out/couldn't be bothered. We ended up squashing together sharing seats!!
The actual tour itself was ok. Our tour guide was knowledgeable. Masada was really interesting, brings the history to life but very hot and dry, wear appropriate clothing. Great to have a lunch break at Masada. Trip to Dead Sea was memorable, although short, could be longer. Remember to bring swimwear and sandals that you can wear on the Dead Sea beach as its stony can be sharp, hot and can be hard to walk on in bare feet. Trip overall was memorable and would recommend it at least once in one's lifetime.
Very well organized tour. The tour guide was super energetic and interesting. The bus was clean and on time. The only thing I will change is for them to give more time in the dead sea.
Excellent tour, very professional guide. Really enjoyed the day, thank you.
The Masada tour was wonderful! The guide, Tamar, was very knowledgeable, and easy to understand, and professional. Most enjoyable! The Dead Sea experience, however, was less than our expectations. Perhaps because it was a Saturday, but the place was completely over-run with tour buses. We waited 20 minutes in line to get in a changing room, only to realize that there was only one shuttle transporting people to the Dead Sea. Another long wait then we had only 5 minutes at the Dead Sea. Even at that, we were late getting back to our bus at the appointed time. This was certainly not our guides fault, but we thought you should know the situation. Jean Nesnow
Although the tour was good The transport situ was pour We were told to go to a place local to us at 8.20 am but was not picked up till 9.15 by a taxi who took us to our coach Again we had to wait another 35 mins .Hence we did not have a long time at the dead sea which was a shame .Our guide was very good