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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.

Highlights

  • Full-day tour of Judean Desert sites from Jerusalem
  • Hear the story of the Dead Sea Scrolls
  • Step back in time at an ancient fortress
  • Swim and enjoy the mud at the Dead Sea
  • All entrance fees included

What You Can Expect

Customer Reviews

Adriana M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

I totally recommend this tour for families with children!
We did this tour last week. We are a family of 5, my children are 2, 4, and 8 and I'm 7 months pregnant. It was hot, but we enjoyed the day very much. Our guide was very knowledgeable and explained the area well. The views from Masada are amazing and getting in the water at the end of the day was refreshing. We stopped by Qumran and had lunch there before heading to the beach. My kids got in the water for a few minutes, but complained they itched. The beach we went to was clean, had plenty of seating areas, and the showers were nearby. There is a bar, shops, and changing rooms available lockers for a fee. Bring a water bottle you can refill in Masada, sunscreen, comfortable shoes, and a towel. We didn't bring a stroller baby push chair, but you can there are some steps in Masada, but it's mostly hills and dirt roads.

mdheatingandair98

4 star rating: Recommended May 2016

Very nice trip, our guide was very informative

Guanghong X

1 star rating: I do not recommend this December 2016

The tour guide stopped at a shopping place for 45 min while rushed us in Masada, didn't leave us any personal time to wonder around. He also tried sell an add-on tour at night. Unbelievable

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