• Location: Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Duration: 12 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 117.00 View price calendar

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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

jonathanarussell

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

YES! This tour is amazing. Masada is unbelievable. It is a must on any Israel trip.

Martín U United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

Absolutely amazing!!! I loved it!

Kenneth K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Amazing sites, great tour, and thanks to our guide Itamar!

Ricardo United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Will definitely comeback!

Gary C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Tour Guide Loren gave our tour group a fantastic day touring Masada and the Dead Sea. His nearly non-stop commentary was terrific and brought the old to the modern day and back again for a truly unique historical perspective of both destinations. He also added great local color to the places we passed on the way out, around and back again. What we enjoyed the most was his willingness to address our personal questions each tour guest received his undivided personal attention. You just cannot ask for more than that.
Highly recommended.
- Gary and Susan c.

tspcpa

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Had a great day visiting Masada and listening to our tour guide, Ittimar, who was very knowledgeable. The Dead Sea is something you definitely have to experience when visiting Israel!

gsalk

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Our guide was great!

Shannon M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

This tour was amazing!

michael d

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

We had a great day seeing Masada in great detail and a relaxing time in the Dead Sea, I would have liked to spend more of the day up Masada and missed the lunch but that is a personnel choice, our guide Issac was full of some great details of both places and added that bit extra to a great day

Sarah S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

You will not regret this tour. The scenery, the history... AMAZING. Yael was such a knowledgeable and engaging guide. A fantastic day.

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