• 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

Denise T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

The tour was absolutely worth it. The guide, Dan Porges, told us with great passion about Israel, the past and the present. We learned a lot!

Irma T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

We enjoyed a wonderful day on Massada and a swim in the Dead Sea. Our guide was excellent,witty and very informative. I was picked up on time at the hotel and dropped off there again. I would most definately recommend this trip.

Ken H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

This tour was amazing because of the tour guide. He was able to eloquently describe the sites and histories when traveling to and from the sites, and while touring the sites. He embraced all of the touring group and answered all questions and provided rich histories of each site. This was the BEST Viator tor that I have been on. Kudos to this exceptional Tour Guide !

corrsplay China

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Thanks to our guide to adjust the travel location quickly.

Allen P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

An interesting and enlightening tour of Masada and an amazing swim in the Dead Sea

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.

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