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  • Location:Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Duration:12 hours (approx.)

Masada and the Dead Sea Day Trip from Tel Aviv

Discover two of Israel's must-see sights on this memorable day trip from Tel Aviv. You'll explore the legendary ruins of Masada and King Herod's palaces, and enjoy a therapeutic visit to the famous Dead Sea. This unforgettable day trip also passes the setting of one of the New Testament's most famous parables, the Good Samaritan.


  • Full day trip from Tel Aviv 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 Tel Aviv

Visit the Dead Sea on this private day trip from Tel Aviv

Your day tour begins with a descent into the Judean desert, a barren wilderness in the heart of the Holy Land. En-route, you will pass the Inn of the Good Samaritan, before ascending by cable car to reach the mountaintop site of Masada. The cliff's remoteness and difficult approach made it a perfect fortress, and it was here that King Herod built two fortified palaces over 2,000 years ago.

After exploring the archeological ruins of Masada with your guide, you will continue to the Dead Sea past the Ein Gedi oasis and the ancient settlement of Qumran. Here you'll have the opportunity to view the many caves where approximately 900 parchment documents of religious significance were discovered - the fabled Dead Sea Scrolls.

The Dead Sea is the next stop, where you'll have approximately two hours to relax on the mineral beach and enjoy the surreal experience of floating in the salt-rich water, 400m (1,312 ft) below sea level! Don't miss the chance to have a mud bath in the world's richest source of natural salts. You will also have the opportunity to purchase Dead Sea skin care products at duty-free prices from the famous Ahava laboratory.

The drive back to Tel Aviv  and see the ancient city of Jericho, referred to in the Hebrew Bible as the 'City of Palm Trees,' from the Old Roman road which links Jerusalem and Jericho.

Combining ancient and natural wonders, Israel's top day trip is not to be missed!

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

I booked a couple of hours before tour start. You must contact the partner company 24 hours before hotel pick up. I contacted them 8 hours before hotel pick up and all went fine. They are time correct, the tour guide was nice and informative. The weather was hot while exploring Masada, but the Dead sea was good relaxation. A bit short on the Dead sea 2hours.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

An amazing trip. Our tour guide Jacob Cobi was excellent, well informed and very amusing. The sights were incredible and the whole tour was well organised.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

The tour exceeded our expectations!Norbert, the guide was so humorous and professional. Everything went just like we had hoped it would go. We have now some wonderful memories of Israel, the Judean dessert and the Dead Sea. Recommended!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Ben was Awesome. An encyclopedia of wealth. This is a must while visiting Israel.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Must to do tour while in the Middle East!

United States of America

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Wonderful tour, must to do your in Israel

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Everything was perfect!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This was a great experience and an absolute must-see! Norbert was the perfect guide! Very well organized. Had a dive into Israelian history, a stunning view over the Judean desert and the Dead Sea as well as a relaxing ending by floating in the Dead Sea. Highly recommended!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

An historic experience, understanding the genius of people who lived 2000 years ago! The tour guide was knowledgable, prompt, and professional. I highly recommend this trip!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

We had a great day, what an incredible place to visit.
There was a very difficult passenger who kept interrupting our guide, which was so rude.
However our guide was fantastic, she was very professional and ensured that we all received the tour we deserved she was brilliant

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