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Masada
The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Masada, an ancient fortress built by King Herod the Great, dates back to 37 BC. It’s location on a cliff overlooking the Judean Desert and the Dead Sea is a spectacular spot from which to watch the sunrise.
 
The Basics
Ride the cable car up to Masada or hike the Roman Ramp or the Snake Path. At the top, explore remnants of Roman encampments, synagogues, homes, and ruins of Herod’s Palace complex, with its ancient bathhouses and well-preserved mosaics. Most impressive are the views, which span the vast Judean Desert and the Dead Sea.
Full-day tours to Masada run from Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Eilat, or Herzliya, and typically combine a visit to the mountaintop fortress with a soak in the Dead Sea and a hike through the nearby Ein Gedi Nature Reserve.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Snake route is the most popular and easily accessible hiking route to Masada and takes around 45 minutes, but it’s a steep uphill climb with many steps.
  • Wear comfortable shoes, and bring sunscreen and plenty of water, especially if you plan on hiking; temperatures can reach 100°F (38°C) in the summer months.
  • The cable car and viewpoints at Masada are fully wheelchair accessible, although some of the ruins may be tricky to reach.
 
How to Get There
To reach Masada, take bus 486 from Jerusalem or Ein Gedi, or bus 421 from Tel Aviv. Or, travel on either Road 90, which runs along the coast of the Dead Sea, or Road 3199 from Arad by taxi or private vehicle. There’s a parking lot near the Masada Visitor Center at the bottom of the cliff, from where you can set out by cable car or the Snake Path.
 
When to Get There
Sunrise is the best time to watch stunning views from the mountaintop, and an early start is recommended to avoid the midday heat, especially during the summer months (June–August). On Tuesday and Thursday evenings between March and August, the open-air theater on the western side of Masada holds a sound and light show, which tells the story of the ancient fortress.
 
History of Masada
In AD 68, Jews took over the fortress of Masada to seek refuge from the Romans. They held out for several years, until the Romans used a ramp to reach the fortress. Once defeat was inevitable, around 960 Jews chose mass suicide over captivity. Today, the Israeli people look at the fortress as a symbol of bravery and self-sacrifice in the face of adversity.
Address: Masada, Israel
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Masada and the Dead Sea Day Trip from Jerusalem

Masada and the Dead Sea Day Trip from Jerusalem

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Combine a Masada tour and Dead Sea trip into one memorable full-day tour from Jerusalem. Travel through the Judean desert by air-conditioned coach and pass the site of the famous New Testament parable of the Good Samaritan. Arrive at Masada and ride the cable car to the legendary mountaintop ruins of King Herod’s palaces. After a guided tour, drive to the Dead Sea. Relish the surreal Dead Sea floating experience and choose to take a therapeutic mud bath. Then, return to Jerusalem, passing the ancient city of Jericho on route.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$111.00
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$111.00
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Masada, Ein Gedi and The Dead Sea from Jerusalem

Masada, Ein Gedi and The Dead Sea from Jerusalem

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Explore the highlights of the Judean Desert on a full-day tour to Masada, Ein Gedi, and the Dead Sea with transport from a centrally-located point in Jerusalem. Enjoy independent time to learn about Masada’s dramatic history, hike into Ein Gedi, and swim at a private beach by the Dead Sea.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$60.52
Price varies by group size
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$60.52
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Masada and Dead Sea Tour from Tel Aviv

Masada and Dead Sea Tour from Tel Aviv

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Cover two of Israel’s most iconic, history-packed attractions on this double-duty day trip to Masada and the Dead Sea. Full-day tours include pre-booked admission tickets to the famous hilltop fortress, invaded by Romans in 73 CE, and entrance to the nutrient-rich resort, home to salty waters. Travel comfortably between sights by air-conditioned coach, with complimentary hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$120.00
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$120.00
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Dead Sea, Masada & Ein Gedi Nature Reserve Tour from Jerusalem

Dead Sea, Masada & Ein Gedi Nature Reserve Tour from Jerusalem

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Experience mountains, desert and sea all in one day on this full-day tour from Jerusalem. Ride the cable car to the cliff-top Masada Fortress and enjoy spectacular aerial views, then journey to the desert oasis of the Ein Gedi Nature Reserve. After lunch (own expense), continue to the Dead Sea, famously the lowest landmass on earth, where you can take a dip in the mineral-rich muds or enjoy free time to explore independently.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.00
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$80.00

Masada ,Ein Gedi and the Dead Sea tour from Jerusalem

Masada ,Ein Gedi and the Dead Sea tour from Jerusalem

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Leaving from Jerusalem early in the morning, we’ll drive south, to the foot of Masada. the site of one of the greatest tales and heroism. The excavated ruins are fascinating to explore, and the remarkable location high above the surrounding desert and Dead Sea, makes this a might impressive experience. After exploring the magnificent fortress, the next stop is Ein Gedi , a beautiful nature reserve with waterfalls and the last stop is at a 'private beach' on the Dead Sea for a float & enjoy the unique opportunity to float in the waters and immerse yourself in the famous mud.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$55.00
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$55.00

Private Tour: Masada and Dead Sea Day Trip from Jerusalem

Private Tour: Masada and Dead Sea Day Trip from Jerusalem

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Leave Jerusalem on a full-day private trip to Masada and the Dead Sea, and discover Israel’s remarkable history and landscapes. Drive deep into the Judean Desert, explore Masada’s fortifications and palaces alongside your personal guide, and learn about a dramatic, 1st-century battle between Roman troops and Jewish Sicarii rebels. Descend to the shores of the Dead Sea to walk along salt-encrusted beaches, bathe in mineral-rich mud and float in one of the world’s saltiest bodies of water. 
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$380.00
Price varies by group size
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$380.00
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Masada Sunrise Ein Gedi and Dead Sea Tour from Jerusalem

Masada Sunrise Ein Gedi and Dead Sea Tour from Jerusalem

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Designed with the time constraints of travel in mind, this full-day tour allows you to tick off Masada Fortress, Ein Gedi Nature Reserve, and the Dead Sea—three of Israel’s most popular attractions—in just one day. Departing Jerusalem with your driver, you are rewarded with a majestic desert sunrise from the UNESCO-listed Masada Fortress after a strenuous hike. Observe exotic wildlife in Ein Gedi Nature Reserve and bathe and be buoyant in the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth. Entrance to Masada and Ein-Gedi Nature Reserve are not included.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.52
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$60.52
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Dead Sea, Masada at Sunrise & Ein Gedi Nature Reserve Tour from Jerusalem

Dead Sea, Masada at Sunrise & Ein Gedi Nature Reserve Tour from Jerusalem

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Enjoy the natural beauty and history of Masada, Ein Gedi, and the Dead Sea on this self-guided, all-day tour. Early in the morning, head to the top of UNESCO-listed Masada, one of Israel’s most popular attractions, to see, perhaps, the greatest sunrise in the world. Bring a camera to capture the incredible view. Then, hike to one of the most beautiful places in Israel, the Ein Gedi Nature Reserve, followed by a rejuvenating dip in the legendary Dead Sea. Transportation to and from Jerusalem plus printed guiding materials included.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$82.00
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$82.00

Tour of Masada-Dead Sea and Qumran from Jerusalem

Tour of Masada-Dead Sea and Qumran from Jerusalem

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Discover the highlights of the Judean Desert on a full-day tour of Qumran, Masada and the Dead Sea from Jerusalem. Visit the site where the the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered, then board a cable car to Masada to explore the ancient mountain fortress with your guide. Walk from Roman baths to King Herod’s palace, and hear the legend of the Jewish rebels who held the plateau against the Romans. Descend to the Dead Sea to wallow in nutrient-rich mud and swim in hyper-saline water before returning to Jerusalem.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$110.00
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$110.00
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Masada and the Dead Sea Trip from Jerusalem

Masada and the Dead Sea Trip from Jerusalem

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Organizing a trip to Masada and the Dead Sea on your own can get complicated; this day trip from Jerusalem takes care of the details. Travel by coach through the Judean Desert and ascend Mt. Masada by cable car to see the UNESCO site with your guide. After a mud bath and a dip in the Dead Sea, view the Ein Gedi oasis, the caves at Qumran, and Jericho.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$111.00
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$111.00
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Masada, Ein Gedi and Dead Sea from Tel Aviv and Jerusalem

Masada, Ein Gedi and Dead Sea from Tel Aviv and Jerusalem

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If you want to have great moments and experience the Holy Land to the fullest, join us in one of our most popular tours. Start the day with a hike through the Snake Path (about 90 minutes of a moderate/easy trail- depending on your fitness level) or just take the cable cable up to the top and enjoy the view! You will reach to Masada, where you will see the lowest point on earth from above, make unique pictures and live an once in a life time experience. After the breath-taking views from Masada Fortress head to the Ein Gedi Reserve, where you get to see the waterfalls and springs in the middle of the desert landscape. Now it's time to experience the world famous Dead Sea and cover yourself with the mud that is known for it's minerals and rejuvenating properties. Don't forget to relax and float on the salty water and take lot's of pictures of this memorable day. Don't miss out, best price and departures everyday are guaranteed!
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  • 10 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$66.67
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$66.67

Masada Sunrise, Ein Gedi, and the Dead Sea day tour From Jerusalem

Masada Sunrise, Ein Gedi, and the Dead Sea day tour From Jerusalem

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Every year, millions of people visit Israel to experience the world-famous Dead Sea, historical Masada fortress, and astonishing Ein Gedi Nature Reserve. Masada is an ancient fortress in southern Israel’s Judean Desert. It's on a massive plateau overlooking the Dead Sea. The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Masada, an ancient fortress built by King Herod the Great, dates back to 37 BC. It’s location on a cliff overlooking the Judean Desert and the Dead Sea is a spectacular spot from which to watch the sunrise.Hike or take a leisurely walk, through the Ein Gedi nature reserve, cooling waters of deserted oasis, and bath in the beautiful waterfalls and enjoy permanent spring pools amazing desert plants and wildlife Relax yourself in rejuvenating mineral rich mud which are sold worldwide and by floating in the healing waters of the Dead Sea, at the lowest place on Earth.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$55.00
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$55.00

Day Tour to Masada and the Dead Sea from Tel Aviv

Day Tour to Masada and the Dead Sea from Tel Aviv

Check off two of Israel’s signature sights, the clifftop fortress of Masada and the hyper-buoyant waters of the Dead Sea, in just one day on this time-saving guided tour. Learn about Masada’s tragic history as you ride the cable car, then wade in the Dead Sea’s soft clay and float in its mineral-rich waters. Along the way, catch sight of Jericho, Qumran, Ein Gedi, and the Inn of the Good Samaritan.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$120.00
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$120.00
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Masada and Dead Sea Private Tour from Tel Aviv or Jerusalem

Masada and Dead Sea Private Tour from Tel Aviv or Jerusalem

This is a private tour to Masada and the Dead Sea. Discover Israel’s remarkable history ,landscapes and Jordan Valley. Drive deep into the Judean Desert and explore Masada’s fortifications and palaces alongside your personal guide, and learn about a dramatic, 1st-century battle between Roman troops and Jewish Sicarii rebels. From here, stop at the caves of Qumran where the two-thousand-year-old Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. Descend to the shores of the Dead Sea to walk along salt-encrusted beaches, bathe in mineral-rich mud and float in one of the world’s saltiest bodies of water. • Receive the undivided attention of a private guide on this private tour • Full day trip to Masada and the Dead Sea • Visit the Dead Sea and take a therapeutic mud bath in the mineral-rich mud. • Enjoy a scenic drive through the Judean Desert past Jericho and the Inn of the Good Samaritan • Float in the famous salt-rich waters of the Dead Sea
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,130.00
per group
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$1,130.00
per group
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Qumran, Masada & Dead Sea Day Trip from Jerusalem

Qumran, Masada & Dead Sea Day Trip from Jerusalem

Explore the Judean Desert on a full-day tour of Masada, Qumran, and the Dead Sea from Jerusalem. Visit the site where the the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered, then board a cable car to Masada to explore the ancient mountain fortress with your guide. Continu from Roman baths to King Herod’s palace, and hear the legend of the Jewish rebels who held the plateau against the Romans. Explore the Dead Sea to wallow in nutrient-rich mud and swim in hyper-saline water • Full-day tour of Judean Desert sites from Jerusalem • Hear the story of the Dead Sea Scrolls. • Guided tour of the popular sights by local experts. • Ascend to the top of Masada by cable car • Float in the famous salt-rich waters of the Dead Sea. • Includes all entrance fees
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$134.00
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$134.00
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GoKEDEM Premium Off-Road Masada & Deadsea Adventure from Jerusalem

GoKEDEM Premium Off-Road Masada & Deadsea Adventure from Jerusalem

Enjoy a unique 4x4 day trip and enjoy an off road adventure to encounter the Negev wild nature to discover Masada's unique story. Try a Bedouin Feast experience to taste authentic desert food surrounded with a 360 degree panoramic view of the Dead Sea.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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$440.00
Price varies by group size
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$440.00
Price varies by group size

The Dead Sea & Masada Fortress

The Dead Sea & Masada Fortress

Explore Masada- start the tour with a lookout over the Judean Desert and the Dead Sea- the lowest place on earth. Tour the ancient archaeological site and learn how King Herod built this amazing fortress compound on top of the steep mountain, how Masada became a symbol of the ancient Kingdom of Israel and hear stories of its violent destruction and the last stand of Jewish patriots in the face of the Roman army in 73 A.D Relax at the shore of the Dead Sea, Float in the salt-thick, mineral-rich water and experience a rich mineral mud dip - amazing for the skin. 
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  • 6 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,173.00
per group
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$1,173.00
per group

The Judean Desert, the Dead Sea and Masada

The Judean Desert, the Dead Sea and Masada

Discover several of Israel’s top attractions—and natural wonders—in one day: this private tour from Jerusalem offers a flexible way to travel. Depart in the morning from your hotel, and leave the city behind. You can customize your itinerary to suit your interests: head to the Ein Gedi Botanical Garden for a stroll and a swim, see an ancient fortress in Masada National Park, soak in the Dead Sea, and more.
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  • 9 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$700.00
per group
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$700.00
per group

Jerusalem, Masada, Nazareth, Western Galilee and Golan Heights - 5 Days Trip

Jerusalem, Masada, Nazareth, Western Galilee and Golan Heights - 5 Days Trip

Explore Israel’s highlights sites, This 5 day trip covers Israel Bibleland top tour sites. Begin the tour in Tel Aviv make your way to Golan Heights and Galilee to visit Nazareth, Tiberias & Sea of Galilee, Caesarea, Acre & Rosh Hanikra. We continue south to visit Masada National Park and the Dead Sea. Our last stop will be with full day tour in Holy Jarusalem. . • 5-Days of biblical and historical tour of Israel and Holy Land • Explore Nazareth, Golan Heights and the miracle sites of the Sea of Galilee • In Jerusalem, City of Gold, see world famous Christian and historic landmarks. • Explore Masada & Dead Sea UNESCO World Heritage Site
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  • 5 days
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$1,300.00
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$1,300.00
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Private Tour: Dead Sea and Masada

Private Tour: Dead Sea and Masada

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Add a visit to the lowest place on earth to your adventures! We will drive down to the Dead Sea area and stop on the way at the Sea Level Point. The first part of the tour we will spend exploring Masada, the desert stronghold fortified by Herod the Great, which was the venue for the last struggle between Jews and Romans during the Great Revolt. The remarkably well preserved fortress unfolds the shocking story of its end in 73 CE. ​We will continue to the Dead Sea beach, one of the saltiest lakes on earth, where you will experience your body floating on water while you read a newspaper. It is also an opportunity to enjoy a cold beer at the lowest bars in the world (-420 m!). Note: The price is for guiding only. Transportation is not included.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$400.00
per group
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$400.00
per group

Dead Sea, Masada and Qumran Private Tour

Dead Sea, Masada and Qumran Private Tour

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Avoid the crowds and enjoy a personalized experience on this private tour from Tel Aviv or Jerusalem. In the company of just your party and guide, visit Qumran National Park, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found, and the historic but tragic site, Masada. On your return journey enjoy a swim in the Dead Sea. Entrance fees are at your expense.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$903.00
per group
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$903.00
per group

Masada and Dead Sea Group Tour

Masada and Dead Sea Group Tour

Our first stop on this tour is Masada, a “mesa” or flat-topped rock outcrop rising 450m from the desert plains. We take a cable car to the plateau summit of Masada where there are breathtaking views of the Dead Sea. The tour leaves Masada and takes you to the nearby Dead Sea past Ein Gedi and Qumran, site of the Dead Sea Scroll discovery. Our final stop on this tour is the Dead Sea where you can relax on the beach and unwind. Enjoy the natural health benefits of the Dead Sea environment including the salt-rich water, oxygen-rich air and mineral-rich black mud that you can use as a natural skin mask. Don’t leave before you have a shot of yourself floating in the Dead Sea!
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$170.00
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$170.00

Christian Trip to Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Masada & Dead Sea - 3 Days

Christian Trip to Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Masada & Dead Sea - 3 Days

Start a 3 day Journey through the Christian top sites in Israel. Begin in Holy Jerusalem make your way along Western Wall, Church of Holy Sepulchre, Continue to Bethlehem to visit the Church of the Nativity, In the Footsteps of Jesus - Walking tour – Pater Nostre, Garden of Gethsemane, Church of St. Anne and the Pool of Bethesda, Notre Dame De Sion and continue Massada, Dead Sea and then back Jerusalem.Sites across Holy Israel!  . • 3 touring days with a government licensed English speaking guide in an air-conditioned vehicle. • Visit Jerusalem, Church of Holy Sepulchre, In the Footsteps of Jesus • Ascend to the top of Masada by cable car. • Float in the famous salt-rich waters of the Dead Sea. • Explore Bethlehem's Christian landmarks. • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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  • 3 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$640.00
Price varies by group size
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$640.00
Price varies by group size
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Dead Sea, Masada & Ein Gedi Spa , Jericho from Jerusalem

Dead Sea, Masada & Ein Gedi Spa , Jericho from Jerusalem

test the flavor of Israel and Visit the old Fortress of Masada and the healing Time on The Dead sea beach and see the old city in Jericho
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$70.00
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$70.00

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