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Masada & Dead Sea Tour: Full-Day from Jerusalem

Activity provider: Rent-a-Guide | est.1985

Masada & Dead Sea Tour: Full-Day from Jerusalem

Activity provider: Rent-a-Guide | est.1985
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From US$ 110 per person

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Visit the Dead Sea and the desert fortress of Masada on our full-day excursion departing from Jerusalem. You’ll also have the chance to float and swim in the Dead Sea.

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, German
Pickup included
Pick up is provided from centrally located Jerusalem hotels only. The supplier will confirm the pick-up time and address. If your hotel is not central, you will be sent the address of the closest meeting point.

Experience

Highlights
  • Drive through the Judean desert
  • Ascend Masada by cable car and tour the mountain fortress
  • Float in the Dead Sea
Full description
Start the day with pick-up from your hotel in Jerusalem and head to the Dead Sea, via the Judean hills. Your drive continues from there along the shores of the Dead Sea, to the desert fortress of Masada. Arrive at Masada, where your guide will tell you about the heroic story of the Jewish fighters. You’ll ascend Masada by cable car and then tour the mountain fortress that was built by King Herod. This is the spot where the Zealots of the 1st century made their last stand against the Roman troops. You’ll explore the site to see the remains of the walls, palaces, synagogue, water cisterns, mosaic floors and Roman baths. When you've completed this part of the tour, descend Masada by cable car. Your next destination is the Dead Sea. Its shores are the lowest point on dry land on earth! You’ll have the opportunity to float and swim in the Dead Sea waters that many believe have special therapeutic effects. Please note: from 17th to 23rd January 2019, the visit to Massasa will be replaced by a visit to Qumeran and Ein Gedi nature reserve.
Includes
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Transportation
  • Government-licensed tour guide
  • Entrance fees to sites
  • Meals
  • Tips

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What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear

Know before you go

  • Comfortable walking shoes, head covering, sun protection lotion, a bathing suit and a towel are recommended.
  • Hotel pick up is provided from centrally located hotels only. The supplier will confirm the pick-up time and address. If your hotel is not central, you will be sent the address of the closest meeting point.
  • Please note: from 17th to 23rd January 2019, the visit to Massasa will be replaced by a visit to Qumeran and Ein Gedi nature reserve.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 302 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Transportation
    4.1/5
  • Value for money
    4/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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The trip was just as advertised -- we got to see Masada and the Dead Sea. Couple quick items worth mentioning: (1) Communication was very good, so I knew what was happening (2) If your pickup is at the Jerusalem Gold Hotel, be aware that the hotel entrance (and lobby) are *not* on Jaffa Street, you have to go up the steps to the left of the building (3) There is no stop near Masada to get a good view of the mountain itself, the bus goes right up to the Masada visitor center. This is not a huge deal, but I think a 5 min stop a half mile away would add a nice view

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July 5, 2022

It is not my first experience with them, wherever I go I rely on experts like them. Punctual, serious, professional. Excellent prepared guide, excellent driver .. the only flaw, however, were the small buses (taken two), which had a stale smell, not clean. This only to be underlined. Otherwise everything is ok

January 1, 2020

There was some poor communication from the local travel company. We would wait at a hotel and according to getyourguide they would pick us up 8: 45-9: 00 But a quarter past 9 they still had not arrived. The hotel had to call and check so they did not forget us. The bus was not in the best condition. The guide was good and the trip was good.

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December 13, 2019

Product ID: 20582