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Full-Day Masada and Dead Sea from Tel Aviv

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Leave Tel Aviv for the day and travel through the Judean Hills and on to the Dead Sea on this 11-hour guided tour. In a small group of no more than 19 people, ride a cable car to the mountaintop to explore the ancient fortification of Masada, where King Herod built palaces, and learn the story of its historic siege. Then relax while floating in the mineral-rich waters of the Dead Sea.
  • Experience Masada and the Dead Sea in a day by coach from Tel Aviv
  • Explore Masada’s mountaintop ruins and learn their history from a guide
  • Visit the Dead Sea to enjoy its salt waters and therapeutic mud
  • Includes entry fees and an upgrade option for a smaller-group minibus tour
What to Expect
Book your preferred tour option and depart your Tel Aviv hotel by air-conditioned vehicle destined for Masada, where an ancient ruined fortress lies on a mountain plateau. En route, visit a Dead Sea mineral cosmetics shop and pass the Qumran Caves, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. At Masada, ride a cable car up the slopes to explore the Herodian and Roman ruins. See the remnants of Herod’s fortress-palace and an age-old synagogue, and hear about the Jewish zealots who committed mass suicide here to escape besieging Romans in AD 74. Next, drive to the Dead Sea, located at the Earth’s lowest point. Enjoy time to float in the salt waters and bathe in the mineral-rich mud, believed by many to have healing properties. Finally, return to Tel Aviv, where your tour concludes at your hotel. Please note: The tour does not include a visit to the Qumran Caves.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Your Tel Aviv hotel
Departure Time
7:20 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Bilingual, professional guide
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Traveling solo, I asked my travel agent to book me a day trip to Masada & the Dead Sea. He sent me the confirmation which told me when to be ready for pick up. Rent a Guide was on time, at my hotel, and from...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank COSellenw
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ideally, August is not the month to go - but it was the only chance we had to visit Israel. What made this tour great was the spectacular guide we had, he gave us the history and the insight into all the details at Masada...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank rbloomclu
Reviewed 21 July 2019 via mobile

We did enjoy our tour. The guide was friendly and knowledgeable. The tour gives plenty of opportunities for restroom needs. For lunch we stopped at a local place. The tour is very long. Pick up time was 7:15 for us and we didn’t get back...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank 539rafs
Reviewed 6 June 2019 via mobile

Too much time lost in pick-ups for a speed visit to Massada and Ein Gedi. Both places a lot of mosquitos bitting us. The Dead Sea at Ein Gedi is carelessly preserved... Food at Ein Gedi was though excellent.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Célia M
Reviewed 22 April 2019 via mobile

Great small van adventure with Sylvia as guide and Moshe as driver. Everything we expected and more. Sylvia knows her stuff!! Learned a lot. Would follow her anywhere!!

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Response from superhoops79 | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely!! There’s a short stop en route to stretch your legs and maybe grab a snack and coffee? And when you reach the Dead Sea there’s a restaurant inside the spa and pool centre that serves exquisite food. But... More
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