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From Tel Aviv: Masada, Ein Gedi, and Dead Sea Guided Tour

From Tel Aviv: Masada, Ein Gedi, and Dead Sea Guided Tour

Activity provider: Tourist Israel Tours
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Get stunning views of the Judean Desert from the ancient ruins of Masada and then float in the mineral rich waters of the Dead Sea. Discover a desert oasis at the nature reserve of Ein Gedi.

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Duration 1 day
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Itinerary
18 hours
  • Tel Aviv

  • 3 hours
  • Masada (guided tour, photo stop)

  • 30 minutes
  • Ein Gedi (guided tour, photo stop)

  • 30 minutes
  • Dead Sea (guided tour, photo stop)

  • 2 hours
  • Tel Aviv

Meeting point
Main stop
Highlights
  • Ride the cable car to the ruins of King Herod’s palace at Masada
  • Take a therapeutic mud bath in the Dead Sea
  • Go for a walk in the desert oasis of the Ein Gedi Nature Reserve
  • Enjoy the services of a guide throughout your tour
Full description

Embark on a guided tour of the Masada Fortress and take in the sweeping views of the Judean Desert. Visit the nature reserve of Ein Gedi before floating in the warm waters of the Dead Sea.

Depart Tel Aviv. Be driven through the Judean Desert to the Dead Sea region, the lowest on earth. Heading south alongside the Dead Sea, reach the foot of Mount Masada, the ancient fortress which was constructed in Roman times and is famous as the location of an iconic story of heroism.

At 9:00 AM ascend Masada by cable car and explore the site. At 11:00 AM continue to Ein Gedi, a beautiful nature reserve and oasis where you will have a chance to take a short hike or walk through the cooling and beautiful surroundings. After Ein Gedi, continue to the Dead Sea where you will access a private beach and have a chance to float in the famous waters and immerse in the mud's that are so famous all around the world.  Return to your hotel in Tel Aviv at 5:30 PM.

Includes
  • Guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if private tour option is selected)
  • Air-conditioned transportation
  • Tour of Masada
  • Tour of Ein Gedi
  • Swim in the Dead Sea
  • Entry fees to Masada (approximately NIS 76) and Ein Gedi (NIS 29)
  • Lunch
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • All participants must also bring a valid form of ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, identity card, student card, etc)

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Meeting point

The meeting point is at the Israeli Textile Center.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen

Know before you go

  • Please wear comfortable shoes, and bring a towel and your swimming costume
  • Please note that this tour is partially self-guided
  • Please note that the order of the tour itinerary is subject to change
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 /5

based on 378 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.1/5
  • Transportation
    4.1/5
  • Value for money
    3.9/5
  • Safety
    4.3/5

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This is the most organised tour I have been in. Allan our tour guide made sure everyone knows what to do (if we want to explore the place ourselves), where to meet and at what time. He’s very knowledgeable and engaging. He has given context to these places and thus made it more interesting.

February 17, 2020

It was a great experience,Allan our tour guide he's very knowledgable,he did he's job well..our group is little bit of weird some people always asked for toilet,some are sick,and some doesn't understand English,but Allan he manage well,he is so patient ,poor Allan he was setting on the bus entrance because one Lady said she's sick and she set on the front row..over all Satisfied and Happy and now I know the story of Masada,and we back in Til Aviv Safe..thanks for the kind driver..Boris Johnson because he's Blondy from the Philippines travelling with my wife so happy

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February 1, 2020

It was great. We left at 6.30 AM from Tel Aviv, arrived at about 10 to Masada, there our all - day - guide Avad told us a lot of informations and facts, then we went to Ein Gedi, this was also very beautiful, and After that we left to the private beach to enjoy the Dead Sea. It was seriously the best day and I highly reccomend it!

January 18, 2020

Product ID: 119053