• Location: Jerusalem, Israel
  • Duration: 9 hours (approx.)
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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.

Highlights

  • Full day trip from Jerusalem 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

What You Can Expect

Masada and the Dead Sea Day Trip from Jerusalem

Masada and the Dead Sea Day Trip from Jerusalem

Leave your central Jerusalem hotel by air-conditioned coach and travel through the Judean desert, a barren wilderness in the heart of the Israel.
Pass the site of the New Testament’s famous parable, the Good Samaritan, and enjoy views of the Dead Sea as you near Masada. Some 2,000 years ago, King Herod chose this remote mountain as the site of two vast fortified palaces.
Take the cable car up to mountaintop ruins of the palaces, and set out on a guided tour. Hear about the site’s history as you explore and then descend to drive on to the Dead Sea.
As you travel, pass the Ein Gedi oasis and aeons-old settlement of Qumran. Stop to absorb views of the Qumran caves, where the Dead Sea Scrolls —around 900 ancient parchments of religious manuscripts — were discovered in the 1940s and 1950s.
Continue to the Dead Sea, the salt lake located 1,312 feet (400 meters) below sea level. Enjoy around two hours to relax on a mineral beach and float in the salt-rich waters. If you wish, follow your ‘swim’ with a therapeutic mud bath and perhaps purchase some Dead Sea skin care products (own expense) at duty-free prices.
Back aboard your coach, relax on your return journey. On route, trace some of the route of the old Roman road to Jerusalem and enjoy views of the ancient city of Jericho. Your tour ends with a drop-off at your Jerusalem hotel.

Customer Reviews

Pamela R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

This was a wonderful tour, with a tour guide and bus driver anxious to please, ready to stop for a surprise appearance of wildlife. The tour guide was very knowledgeable about both Masada and the Dead Sea, and location of where the Dead Sea scrolls were found. And you cant beat the site and views from Masada. I was so looking forward to this tour, excited about going into the Dead Sea water at Kalia Beach and wasnt remotely disappointed. FABULOUS day!

Ramon V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Excellent tour ! Highlight of our trip! Definitely book !!

TERRY K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Fantastic day! Surely a highlight of our trip. Dan our guide, shared so much about the history of Masada. The Dead Sea was an experience everyone should have. Brilliant! Well organised tour.

Kathryn K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Great tour. Our guide Moody was excellent. It gets very hot at Masada so bring lots of water, sunscreen and a hat

Patricia D United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Great tour and lots of fun at Dead Sea. Guide was well informed and very good at keeping the tour moving. Masada was amazing.

Mike G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Ami was a great tour guide! It was a great excursion away from Jerusalem.

Harmony C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Great tour. Our tour guide Uri and driver Salakh were very accomodating. The camel ride was the highlight. Make sure to eat breakfast and bring snacks, slippers, swimsuit and towel if you don’t want to buy or rent. Make sure to ask if you stay on the same bus or transfer.

horizontaldiplopia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Great tour to see Masada and Dead Sea.

TAMARA J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

What a great trip!! We were able to see historic site and also swim in the Dead sea! There are places to change to bathing suit and you can have about 1.5 to get this Dead sea experience. Recommend this one

Bill United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Excellent full day trip to Masada and Dead Sea. Picking up all the people from different locations in Jerusalem took about 45-60 minutes, which seemed to long, but we were allowed plenty of time to enjoy both locations. Tour guide was good.

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