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

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Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
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Overview

Visit some of Israel’s ancient and scenic highlights on a full-day tour from Tel Aviv to Masada, Ein Gedi oasis, and the Dead Sea. Enjoy independent time at Masada and Ein Gedi, swim in the hyper-saline water of the Dead Sea on a guided tour. This full-day tour includes admission to a Dead Sea beach and round-trip transport from a central location in Tel Aviv.
  • Combine a guided tour with independent time
  • Visit two UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Includes admission to a private, Dead Sea beach
  • Pickup and drop-off from a central location in Tel Aviv
Meet a driver in Tel Aviv hotel for an early-morning departure, then enjoy views of the Judean Desert and the Dead Sea on the 124-mile (200-km) trip to Masada.

On arrival, board a cable car to the fortress and explore on your own, visiting excavations that bring the ancient world to life.

Continue to Ein Gedi, then enjoy an oasis and nature reserve that’s perfect for a short hike; watch for animals such as the Nubian ibex and rock hyrax as you walk. Meet back up for a trip to the Dead Sea, where you’ll have access to a private beach. Float in the salty water, cover your body with mineral-rich mud, and take in the sun at the lowest point on earth.

Your tour concludes at the original departure point in Tel Aviv.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Masada National Park
Take the cable car up the hill to reach the ruins of Masada fortress, enjoy a guided tour of the site
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
En Gedi Nature Reserve
Have a guided walk through a real desert oasis! If you wish, bathe in the wadi (small river) and its waterfalls.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Dead Sea
Enjoy free time on the shores of the famous Dead Sea, including access to private beach, possibility to bathe and apply the muds
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included

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Nice places - terrible guide and organization
John_Peters
, Feb 2020
Masada and the Dead Sea was awesome experiences. Ein Gedi average+, but efficient. What made this trip terrible was the tour operator and the group. Firstly we were very delayed. Both due to certain people that did not keep the schedule and because of the organizer. We were probably a too big group for the guide to handle. This ended up with loosing 5 group members and the guide being grumpy and complaining. The worst thing was the guide. Eli. I don't doubt he is a man with a lot of knowledge and he is clearly able to teach it to others. The problem is that he rather want to be a comedian. I understand that telling bad jokes is a part of being a guide, but you can not tell them over and over again and force us to laugh. In stead of telling us about Israel and the places we passed and we're going to see, he told us a lot of non-related stuff, jokes and made a lot of grumpy noises. I also felt that he was really rude towards other groups and guides at the sides we were. Many people reacted on his behavior. The price on this trip was very low, but I rather pay twice (like I did the days after) for better guides, smaller groups and better organization.
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No pick up, no refund.
michleralenica
, Jan 2020
We did not get picked up at the meeting point and therefore could not join the tour. We did not get refund. Things like that can happen but you definitely give refund then!
star-5
Just perfect
albertgalera
, Jan 2020
Was exactly what we were looking for. Really nice walking with our tour guide Alan, who was explaining us very interesting historical facts with his perfect Peaky Blinders english accent. It ended up with a refreshing bath in the dead sea!
star-5
Bang for your buck
justinj_lee
, Jan 2020
You’ll get to experience Masada, Ein Gedi, and the Dead Sea. You’re covering a lot of ground so be prepared to be on your feet. Because there are three attractions, you do not get too much time at the Dead Sea (the final stop). The tour guide, Orif, was kind, professional, and entertaining. I learned so much history of Israel and each of the locations we visited. He provided very interesting commentary about things we saw as we passed by on the bus (i.e. Jerusalem, Jericho, Jordan, etc). I think everyone on the trip had an excellent time.
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Winter tour
miroslaw2020
, Jan 2020
This trip was excellent. We visited fantastic Masada and heard a lot about its history. Next place, was fabulous En Gedi. In this period it is beautiful, but in spring time must be paradise. At the end we swam in quite warm Dead Sea (about 23 Celcius degrees). Amazing experience/ Wycieczka była doskonala. Odwiedziliśmy fantastyczną Masade i usłyszeliśmy wiele o jej historii. Nastepnym miejscem było cudowne En Gedi. W tym okresie jest piękne ale latem musi być rajem. Na koniec plywalismy w calkiem cieplym Morzu Martwym (około 23 stopni). Zadziwiajace doświadczenie.
star-4
It was a beautiful day & amazing trip.The tour was really good,historical & well organized trip,very good explanations,
Discover32238085306
, Nov 2019
We really liked the way our tourist guide told us the beautiful story of Masada.The tour was excellent!
star-5
Perfect!!!
Clider C
, Nov 2019
The tour duide was sooooo nice and funny! He explain us everything about the places we visit! Certainly I will recomend this visit!
star-5
Amazing experience
Karen077
, Oct 2019
Full of culture, history and magic! As an Israeli living abroad, I have visited these areas before but experiencing it with a tour guide who explains and teaches you the history behind it all is so enriching. The tour guides were friendly and kind and the bus drive is very pleasant as well. I would recommend this tour to anyone.
star-2
Disappointed
janwatanabe
, Oct 2019
My family was disappointed with this tour from Tourist Israel, beginning with check-in. The girl checking in the various groups was brusque and uninformative. People didn't know which group was being checked in or where to wait for the bus. After boarding, our driver Ibrahim never introduced himself or informed us that we would be heading to Jerusalem to pick up our guide Moshe. Moshe provided basic information on Masada and Ein Gedi at the sites but overall, there seemed to be a lot times he could have said more (e.g., on the bus). He seemed more focused on shuttling us around and making jokes.
star-4
Great day trip
Ambassador478894
, Oct 2019
There are many daytours in Israel to do, wo it was confusing where to go and how much time to spend. But this was the prefect desicion for us. Masada is really impressing, alone the view of it is amazing, it was the best part of the trip, the cable car is really pratical to get up the hill, so even elderly people can meke it. The waterfall in Ein Gedi was a nice contrast to it, you could cool down yourself and there were local families with kids, so it was an authentic expreience. Although Dead Sea is the most famous attraction it wasnt at the end a real hightlight, so we were happy that we didnt do a whole day trip there. The beach where we were taken to wasnt really built out well. It was hard to excess the sea, it was extremely slippery and rocky to get in the water, which was so hot that you really didnt want "float" for more than 15 minutes. But it was of course a lifetime experience and the mud made our skin really soft, so Dead Sea, ticked off from the bucket list. Last but not least I would have wished some more and deeper information from our tourguide, she was nice, but some essential inoformation was missing, like recommending to take bathing suits to the waterfall or to tell basic facts about Israel or the part of the country, where she was taking us or the Dead Sea. g. size, temperature, expected drie out time, local activities around the sea. Overal to make sure that everyone is on the "same level" of knowledge.

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