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

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

Embark on a full-day guided tour from Tel Aviv to the Judean Hills and the shores of the Dead Sea by bus. Visit the ancient palace of Masada, ride a cable car, and admire the Qumran caves on your drive back. Perched on a high plateau, the ancient fortified palace of Masada became a refuge for Zealots who took a stand against the Romans, until the mass suicide of the zealots in 73 AD. The ruins sit precariously on a plateau some 1,300 feet above sea level and measure 2,000-foot long by 1,000-foot wide. They boast extraordinary views of the Dead Sea and the Judean Desert. It is an exhausting climb, but we will ascend by cable car to make life easier. Explore the fortress built by King Herod in around 37 BC. Visit the remains of the palaces and see mosaic floors, Roman baths, and other findings. Masada was also home to the oldest synagogue in Israel, but one of the most remarkable features is the 12 water cisterns, each with a capacity of up to 140,000 cubic feet. Following the tour of Masada, you will drive to the Dead Sea Mineral Beach located in the Jordan Rift Valley, between Jordan and the West Bank. It is the lowest place on earth and its high density of salt makes for a unique experience as you float on the beautiful aquamarine surface. Take a mud bath and benefit from the therapeutic qualities of the natural Dead Sea mud. You will then drive back to Tel Aviv, with an on-route view of the Qumran cave, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found.

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

2. 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.

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Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 1,125 reviews

Actually, after many bus tours in different countries, we had vowed not to do any more bus tours :) But since we wanted to visit the Dead Sea and Masada on a Saturday (Shabbat), this was by far the easiest way. And we have not regretted it. The organization was great, our guide Aviva and the driver Kosta were super nice and the group was really good. Between Masada and the Dead Sea beach, we stopped at a "restaurant" and had lunch in a huge canteen. The food was of course much too expensive and at most okay. But it served its purpose ;) The beach doesn't have the capacity to serve that many people. But you could buy small things there. However, we used the time to swim in the Dead Sea. The time in Masada and at the Dead Sea was enough for us, even if everything had already been calculated.

The tour was great and Siv was a great tour guide. Learnt so much about Masada, the Dead Sea and Israel in general. The tour didn't feel rushed and we felt like we got to spend a decent amount of time at Masada and the Dead Sea - very convenient way to see both sites from Tel Aviv. Maybe bring your own lunch as canteen lunch stop isn't the best for the price...

Very suggestive place, the tour is perfectly organized: there is time to do everything, Masada with the relative explanation of the guide, buffet lunch in a place recommended by the guide and time to swim and sunbathe in the Dead Sea. STRA RECOMMENDED

Masada, impressive and not too crowded. Distribution to the hotels on the return trip, chaotic - the bus driver probably knew where he was himself, didn't know his way around - Ps: Guest with an active phone and Google Maps is probably necessary!

A great day tour into the history of Israel, Masada and the Dead Sea. With 40 degrees Celcius, water and a good mood we went up with the cable car. Cool off in the Salsbad on the way back! 2 beautiful experiences in one day!