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

Masada and the Dead Sea Day Trip from Tel Aviv

Visit Masada and the Dead Sea on a full-day trip from Tel Aviv. Travel by air-conditioned coach through the Judean desert from Tel Aviv to the Dead Sea, and visit Masada on route. Ride the cable car to the mountaintop for a guided tour of the 2,000-year-old ruins, and continue to the Dead Sea to ‘swim’ in its salt-rich waters and, if you wish, take a therapeutic mud bath. The day trip also passes the site of the New Testament parable of the Good Samaritan, and ancient city of Jericho.

Highlights

  • 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

Start your day trip with a pickup from your central Tel Aviv hotel. Settle into your air-conditioned coach and travel into the Judean desert, the rugged wilderness in the heart of Israel.

Enjoy the views of the desert, and pass the site of the Inn of the Good Samaritan. Then, get glimpses of the Dead Sea as you approach Masada, a mountain topped by a ruined fortress-palace built by King Herod more than 2,000 years ago.

Ride the cable car to the mountaintop and take a guided tour of the fascinating archaeological ruins. Soak up the awesome views as you inspect the crumbled remnants and hear about the site’s history.

Descend the mountain and drive to the Dead Sea past the Ein Gedi oasis and ancient settlement of Qumran. Stop to enjoy views of the famous Qumran caves, where approximately 900 ancient parchments, many incorporating the earliest known manuscripts of the Bible were discovered - the fabled Dead Sea Scrolls.

Continue to the Dead Sea and enjoy roughly two hours to relax on a mineral beach. This salt-rich lake sits at around 1,312 feet (400 meters) below sea level — the Earth’s lowest point. Wade into the waters to experience the bizarre floating sensation, enjoy a therapeutic mud bath, and if you wish, take the opportunity to buy some rejuvenating Dead Sea skin products (own expense) at duty free prices.

Afterward, return to your coach and pass the ancient city of Jericho as you travel back to Tel Aviv, where your trip ends at your hotel.

Customer Reviews

Nick O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Awesome tour! The guide was fantastic! A must see if staying in Israel.

Ben

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

This tour is highly recommended you see beautiful places. a must see the dead sea very healthy. Tour bus operators are very professional

Mike L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Very good. Nice tour guide

Nelson M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Fantastic tour!!! and fantastic tour guide!!! the accommodations of the bus where exceptional and the timing of travel was great! the Guide was clearly spoken and polite and very informative! Hands down recommend this tour!

NATALIE A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

It's great that you are picked up and dropped off at your hotel. The tour guide knows his history and is very friendly. This has a ton of history. The Dead Sea is not possible to drown for those people that can't swim. The best time of the year to do this tour is between late October - February because it's not to hot on top of Masada and the Dead is at perfect temperatures. Great tour and worth the money.

Graniel G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

This tour was a great day! Masada is quite breathtaking! And the Dead Sea, amazing! Our guide, Amir, was very informative. I recommend this highly!

Twisto

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Very excellent tour with excellent tour Guide Osi. We have seen so many beautiful things and had a wonderful day full of new experiences :

jsc

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

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

Jonathan W

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.

Barbara B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Excellent

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