• Location: Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Duration: 12 hours (approx.)
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Visit Masada and the Dead Sea on a full-day trip from Tel Aviv. Travel by air-conditioned coach through the Judean desert from Tel Aviv to the Dead Sea, and visit Masada on route. Ride the cable car to the mountaintop for a guided tour of the 2,000-year-old ruins, and continue to the Dead Sea to ‘swim’ in its salt-rich waters and, if you wish, take a therapeutic mud bath. The day trip also passes the site of the New Testament parable of the Good Samaritan, and ancient city of Jericho.

Highlights

  • Full day trip from Tel Aviv 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 Tel Aviv

Visit the Dead Sea on this private day trip from Tel Aviv

Start your day trip with a pickup from your central Tel Aviv hotel. Settle into your air-conditioned coach and travel into the Judean desert, the rugged wilderness in the heart of Israel.

Enjoy the views of the desert, and pass the site of the Inn of the Good Samaritan. Then, get glimpses of the Dead Sea as you approach Masada, a mountain topped by a ruined fortress-palace built by King Herod more than 2,000 years ago.

Ride the cable car to the mountaintop and take a guided tour of the fascinating archaeological ruins. Soak up the awesome views as you inspect the crumbled remnants and hear about the site’s history.

Descend the mountain and drive to the Dead Sea past the Ein Gedi oasis and ancient settlement of Qumran. Stop to enjoy views of the famous Qumran caves, where approximately 900 ancient parchments, many incorporating the earliest known manuscripts of the Bible were discovered - the fabled Dead Sea Scrolls.

Continue to the Dead Sea and enjoy roughly two hours to relax on a mineral beach. This salt-rich lake sits at around 1,312 feet (400 meters) below sea level — the Earth’s lowest point. Wade into the waters to experience the bizarre floating sensation, enjoy a therapeutic mud bath, and if you wish, take the opportunity to buy some rejuvenating Dead Sea skin products (own expense) at duty free prices.

Afterward, return to your coach and pass the ancient city of Jericho as you travel back to Tel Aviv, where your trip ends at your hotel.

Customer Reviews

Eva S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

I did the Masada and the Dead Sea Day Trip with Amir Call Or and I had an awesome experience. The trip was very well organized and we saw a lot in one day without being in a hurry. Amir has a great knowledge about his country and it's history and he knows a lot of languages. I enjoyed the trip a lot and I would definitely recommend it to everybody!

Rosa N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

The tour was amazing/ The guide was wonderful!! I love the Dead Sea, the mud!

Niel E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Everything about the tour was great! On time pick-up at hotel. The transport was good. What really stood out was the amazing tourist guide. She was fluent in English, extremely knowledgable and friendly. The information provided was rich and interesting. I can highly recommend this tour.

Kanika W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

You get to see alot in such a short period of time . These sites are a must see while traveling to israel.

JOSE A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

It was just and simple the best, thank you so much, i had only two days in Israel and this tour
Will take this tour every time. I also would love to thank our Guide he was awesome.

ALLAN A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Excellent. A long day but well worth it. Had a wonderful time and the Masada was fantastic to see. Our guide Ellie, was brilliant, he knew his stuff and we enjoyed every minute.

Booker K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Great tour of Masada and Dead Sea. The tour guide was very knowledgeable about history of each place. I had great time swimming in the Dead Sea.

jmfleser

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This tour was amazing!

Paul United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

I didn't know much about Masada before the trip as I'd really booked this to see the Dead Sea. However, the guide was both funny and interesting and told the group the history of the mountain and fortress. We had one stop for a break and the obligatory stop to a shop but this thankfully wasn't that long. Some shopping stops can take longer than the tour! Lunch was from the self service restaurant. Then we went to the Dead Sea and had a good two hours to slap on mud and float in the sea. Highly recommended.

STEFAN BOGDAN V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

very satisfied with this tour. the guide Yuval I think it was his name was very professional and entertaining, answering all our questions, providing great inputs on Masada history as well. The bath in the Dead Sea is worth it for sure . We were in December and the temperature outside was 26-27 Celsius. Due to the very salty content, you float like you have never seen before. The desert landscape at Masada is AMAZING, so I totally recommend this tour.

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