49 reviews of Masada and the Dead Sea Day Trip from Jerusalem
Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Masada and the Dead Sea Day Trip from Jerusalem. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
Reviewed by Klaus K, November 2010
Reviewed by ALBERT KING HONG K, October 2010
Reviewed by Maria Jose C, April 2013
The trip was worth it, but we have at least 1hs of delay and we did not know that we should bring swimming suits!
Reviewed by Diane S, USA, June 2012
I really enjoyed this trip. It was a long day because Masada is a distance from Jerusalem, but it gave us a good chance to see the country. Masada itself is pretty well preserved, and you can even see the Roman forts of the army that besieged the plateau. It was much larger that I was expecting, and much higher! Going up in the cable car is quick, but it is a long way down. We got a long stop at the Dead Sea and we had plenty of time to swim and/or cover ourselves in the mud. This tour had the usual problems tours have (the must stop at the tourist shop), but overall, we had plenty of time to see what I wanted to see.
Reviewed by Zehra S, May 2012
This trip was worth the money. You get to spend enough time in Masada and at the Dead Sea and even driving there is really inyteresting. Biggest minus was that you do not stop at Jericho (Palestine), if this was included it would be perfect!
Reviewed by andrew c, May 2012
In principle the trip was very good as was the guide and driver.and collection times. But, the masada part wasn't very thorough and we had a disaster at the Dead Sea as they had failed to explain to us that rubber soled shoes were essential in view of the very stony beach they had taken us to.
That made barefoot walking on such stones, being very hot, extremely painful and under water even more so.
Even though they pick you up from your hotel, they don't necessarily return you to it.
Reviewed by Kai S, March 2012
For some reason a too long stop at a manufacture for dead sea products - over1hour. And just 1:15 hour left to enjoy the Dead Sea. Trip was adjusted with 12h - I came back after 9h to my Hotel.
Reviewed by Julien V, June 2011
Reviewed by Gary, June 2011
Reviewed by Harold B, March 2011
chaotic at point catching coach which was an hour late.Even the drivers didn't know who was driving to where.The schedule said the tour would return us to our hotel but we were left to arrange our own return from Old City.
Reviewed by Nicolas P, March 2013
it was ok but the guide didn't let us time to visit Massada on our own and take some pictures. Moreover, it was not mentioned that we would stop in shops where we spent too much time comparing to the place we visited
Reviewed by Fabio A, August 2012
The trip was nice and well organized, the guide was nice and prepared. Although, the pick up was a disaster. Our appointment for the pick up was at 7.30 in front of our hotel but they did not come. After we called (at 7.45) they said the pick up point changed, it was in another place. They said they had sent a mail to inform us but we did not receive anything. When we arrived at the new meeting point the bus had left because we were late. After a long waiting and phone calls we were finally picked up by a cab that reached the tour bus.
Reviewed by christine e, July 2012
Although the tour guide was unbelievably awesome, the logistics of the trip were unreasonable. First a taxi, then a 30 minute wait, then the bus, then another small bus to take me back to the hotel. The tour was too big, and the logistics were obnoxious.
Reviewed by Yuriy U, United States of America, April 2012
Tour guide was below average, had no enthusiasm at all. The first stop was in the Dead Sea product cosmetic store for almost an hour. When we finally arrived to Massada, she rashed the group to the cable car and we got lost. Main points were covered but nothing extra.