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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 November 2015

Both places are just so beautiful.... I am super glad that I went there...

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

perfect day tour!! spent the right amount of time at masada and dead sea...and great tour guides! very knowledgeable....would recommend this for young, married, single, and the elderly. Excellent tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Excellent, informative and a great way to see a lot in just one day. Really enjoyed the visit!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Great tour but the best part was the guide. He really did a fantastic job.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

amazing, you need to do this !!!!!!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Tour guide was wonderful. Navigated weather challenges storms to ensure that we had a wonderful trip. She had so much knowledge and connection to the area. She worked to make sure all of the guests had a great experience. She learned every single guest on the tour's names! Wonderful experience.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Fun, fun, fun! You need comfy shoes for walking on this one, but it is so worth it! The trip would not be that much joy if it was not for the guide! Zahi kept telling stories, jokes, made sure nobody is left behind both on the trail and in the course of history of Herod, the king of Judea: Masada is breathtakingly beautiful, Dead Sea makes you look 10 years younger, what more to wish for?

Miguel S
United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Our tour guide was amazing. she had such a vibrant energy and she was very fun to listen to. Go with a curious mind because she loves questions.

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.

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