Our tour guide Ari was great. He was very knowledgeable and helpful. Everything ran smoothly. It was a little cold at the Dead Sea, but not anyone's fault!
A truly enjoyable and interesting day trip to the fortress of Masada, overlooking the Dead Sea. The pick-up and drop-off was convenient and on time and the trip was extremely well-organized, made all the more enjoyable by our guide Rotem, who kept us constantly informed about the sights and the excursion destinations. Both destinations of Masada and Dead Sea are extremely popular so be prepared to share these places with coachloads of other visitors. Having said that, this does not ruin one's own enjoyment in any way! The fortress at Masada turned out to be fascinating, with a fascinating history and a breath-taking location. The tour around the fortress requires a fair bit of walking so comfortable walking shoes are recommended as is a bottle of water. There is a water supply on site so bottles can be re-filled. Walking around the place is not strenuous but do be prepared for some rough ground. The location of the fortress on top of the mesa means that there are opportunities for taking lovely images of the surrounding landscape with the Dead Sea in the distance. The tour of Masada ends at the cafe and this was packed! I'd suggest carrying a packed lunch to avoid the long lines in the cafe more time could be spent at the on-site store or taking photos! The Dead Sea did not disappoint either. It gets fairly busy but the resort is such that coach loads of people disperse and it doesn't feel packed. The tour allowed plenty of time at Dead Sea for a dip and a rest. There is a self-service restaurant as well as other food and drink outlets as well as a souvenir store. For those who have forgotten to carry their swim suits, etc., the store stocks these! Both Masada and Dead Sea were great but I favored Masada over Dead Sea and would have favored more time there. However, that's a personal choice. All in all, a great trip and well worth the money.
Very interesting tour, very well organised except that the pick-up in Jerusalem was late, but I blame that on traffic. We had an amazing guide called Ohad, very sweet, very helpful, very knowledgeable. Would do it again. I only wished the bus would have stopped more often for picture-taking, the scenery along the way is stunning.
Great trip with great and very funny guide named Zahi!
Also, very well organized.
Excellent! The tour guide RikkI I think her name was was very hardworking and knowledgeable. Her English was probably better than mine and I'm a native speaker. Plenty of time left to see sites and ask further questions. The driver was the Israeli Van Damme and very funny. Groups make these tours and ours was very welcoming and got along well. Highly recommended!
A great day out and efficiently organised. The guide was excellent and ran the tour in english and spanish.
I highly recommend this tour to anyone.Thank you once again to Charlie our tour guide as well as to Abasi our driver.
Amazing experience! Masada was incredible and the Dead Sea was relaxing
We had an excellent tour from Jerusalem to Masada and the Dead Sea. Amir was iur tour guide and he was quite informative as well as a pleasure to be with. i recommend this tour and tour guide Amir highly and without reservations
Our tour guide Moody was excellent! The perfect blend of knowledge, stories, and humor. I and #39;d definitely recommend this tour and if you and #39;re luck you and #39;ll get Moody!
My parents and I thoroughly enjoyed our long day with Amir guide and driver touring Masada and Dead Sea. Not only was he a deep weaith of knowledge on all things ancient, he was a philosopher and thought-provoker. In clever and often humorous ways, Amir would set the stage for appreciating the complexities of history and psychology of the people, religion and politics. Bravo!
Good day out with a knowledgable guide and a comfortable tour bus. Long day but plenty of time to stretch your legs and even have a dip in the Dead Sea, would definitely recommend
We took the Masada and Dead Sea tour and it was Amazing!!! Our tour guide Eli and driver Ossi were awesome. Eli was funny and Very knowledgeable in all areas of the tour from moment we left Jerusalem. We DEFINITELY recommend this Tour. We Had A Great Time!!!!
Excellent tour and tour guide. Ossi not sure of spelling did a fantastic job of educating us on the history of the areas we visited and kept it very interesting. He kept things moving on time without rushing us. Highly recommend both him and the tour.
My favourite tour while in Isael. Both Masada and the Dead Sea were stunning.
I was collected from the pick-up point, which was a 2 minute walk from my centrally located Jerusalem hotel, on-time at 8.30am.
The guide was excellent and knowledgeable about the places we visited and those we passed along the way.
Make sure you take your swimming costume and a towel with you as you'll need them for the Dead Sea resort. Unfortunately, I didn't take mine and had to purchase both items from the beach shop for NIS140 about 30. However, it was still worth it as you can't really go all that way and not float in the Dead Sea!
What really made this trip though was the small but friendly crowd of fellow travellers who came from all over the world but seemed to get on really well. In fact, I ended up spending a very enjoyable evening after the tour sharing a few beers with a fellow solo traveller from Australia I met on the trip.
A highly recommended tour.
Excellent full day tour. Our guide was well educated on the places to visit and assisted us in finding the best opportunity to take pictures.
Very enjoyable. Most of the day was travel and touring Masada. We spent a couple of hours at the Dead Sea. I think 2 hours is plenty to enjoy the Dead Sea but if you want more time there maybe consider a different tour. Masada was very interesting and guide provided a good overview of the ruins.
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