Day trip

Masada and Dead Sea Tour from Netanya, Herzliya and Tel Aviv

4.4 / 5

56 reviews

Masada and Dead Sea Tour from Netanya, Herzliya and Tel Aviv

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

From US$ 119 per person

Visit the Dead Sea and the desert fortress of Masada on a full-day excursion departing from Tel Aviv. You will have the chance to swim and float in the Dead Sea.

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, German
Pickup included
Hotels in: Netanya at 06.30 ; Herzliya at 07:00; Tel Aviv 07:20. 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.

Experience

Highlights
  • Drive through the Judean desert
  • Ascend Masada by cable car and tour the mountain fortress
  • Float in the Dead Sea
Full description
We start the day by picking you up from your hotel in Tel Aviv and heading to the Dead Sea via the Judean hills. Our drive continues from there along the shores of the Dead Sea, to the desert fortress of Masada. When we arrive at Masada, your guide will tell you the heroic story of the Jewish fighters. You will 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. Explore the site to see the remains of the walls, palaces, synagogue, water cisterns, mosaic floors, and Roman baths. Once we have completed this part of the tour, we will descend Masada by cable car. Our next destination is the Dead Sea. Its shores are the lowest point on dry land on earth. You will have the opportunity to float and swim in the Dead Sea waters that many believe have special therapeutic effects.
Includes
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Transportation
  • Government-licensed tour guide
  • Entrance fees to sites
  • Meals
  • Tips

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Know before you go

  • Comfortable walking shoes, head covering, sun protection lotion, a bathing suit and 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.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 56 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    3.5/5
  • Value for money
    3.9/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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It’s a long trip 10 hours but only at Masada for 1 hour 20 mins and the Dead Sea for an hour and a half. A lot of messing around picking people up and dropping them off on Jerusalem etc. The guide was friendly a d knowledgeable and both locations are a must to visit. Masada is very beautiful and the Dead Sea amazing!

May 6, 2022

Very good trip and the guide-Sylvie was very informative and friendly.

Very good tour, however the final change of buses was a bit chaotic and late and we ended up picking up a group of French people in Jerusalem- which was a waste of our time, not mention having to listen to French translation throughout as obviously none of them speak English:(

March 9, 2019

This tour was very well organized, but the time allowed at the Dead Sea was too short. We only had 2 hours there & that included changing & showering afterwards and lunch. We decided to skip lunch & still didn’t have enough time. I would have preferred not to have gone to the ahava factory & rather spent the time at the Dead Sea. We were also not informed that we were going via Jerusalem to pick up people, which also wasted time. Our tour guide was excellent & very knowledgeable about the area & constantly explained where we were & about the area on the way.

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January 17, 2019

Product ID: 20191