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From Jerusalem: Masada & Dead Sea Full Day Tour with Pick Up

1. From Jerusalem: Masada & Dead Sea Full Day Tour with Pick Up

Enjoy a full-day bus tour from Jerusalem to ancient ruins in the Judean Hills and the shores of the Dead Sea. See the archeological site of Masada and a fortress built by King Herod. Go for a dip at the Dead Sea Mineral Beach and uncover the cave where the dead sea scrolls were found. Visit the Masada National Park ruins which are perched on a high plateau. View the ancient fortified palace of Masada which became a refuge for zealots who took a stand against the Romans, which ended in the mass suicide of the zealots in 73 AD. Follow your guide and ride up on a cable car to 1,300 feet above sea level to the plateau where the immense Masada ruins rest precariously. Look out at extraordinary views of the Dead Sea and the Judean Desert. Explore the fortress built by King Herod in Masada in around 37 BC. Stroll through the remains of the palaces and see mosaic floors and Roman baths. Uncover the oldest synagogue in Israel and admire remarkable features like the 12 water cisterns that each had a capacity of 140,000 cubic feet. Drive to the lowest point on earth at the Dead Sea Mineral Beach which is located in the Jordan Rift Valley. Experience the high density of the salt in the water as you float with ease on the surface of the aquamarine water. Take a mud-bath and benefit from the therapeutic qualities of the natural Dead Sea mud before heading to the Qumeran cave, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Return to your accommodation in Jerusalem at the end of your tour.

From Jerusalem/Tel Aviv: Jerusalem and Dead Sea Private Tour

2. From Jerusalem/Tel Aviv: Jerusalem and Dead Sea Private Tour

Explore Jerusalem and the Dead Sea on a private, customized tour for you and your family or friends. Visit Jerusalem's Old City including the Via Dolorosa and the Church of the Sepulchre. Explore local markets and the famous Western Wall. Then, head east through the Judean Desert to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth. Enjoy bathing and floating in the therapeutic waters.

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What people are saying about Judaean Desert, Israel

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 429 reviews

I would say that we were really satisfied. We were afraid it was a bit of a rip off, but everything was perfect. The guide Isaac was very good, the bus arrived at the meeting place with a slight delay but seeing the traffic in Jerusalem is there. Truly gorgeous Masada, deserves it! Stop for lunch at a roadside restaurant and then 2 free hours at Kalia Beach on the Dead Sea. There was enough time to do everything calmly and enjoy the day! Super recommended ☺️

Excellent trip. The only thing I’d change is to spend less time at the skin product factory (we spent well over an hour there?) and more time swimming on the Dead Sea or somewhere else more interesting!

Very nice and knowledgeable guide with interesting stories. The tour was well organized and pleasant. The bus seats were a bit small but I am very tall, so that was no surprise.

Um tour muito interessante, muito gostoso de se fazer, guias excelentes, tudo correu conforme programado, gostei muito.

Very nice tour, organized, well prepared. Great tour guide.