Tour Type: Daily Tour
Duration: One-day
Departure days: Every Day
Languages: English, Spanish

Tour Overview

Take a ship-to-shore tour from Ashdod Port and see Masada and the iconic Dead Sea. This Masada and Dead Sea itinerary was created for travelers arriving at Ashdod cruise port. The Masada and Dead Sea tour from Ashdod is offered to passengers when a cruise ship docks in Ashdod port. Take this Masada and Dead Sea tour for an experience you’ll never forget. The adventure...

Highlights - From Ashdod Port to Masada and the Dead Sea Day Tour

Your professional, licensed local guide will meet you at Ashdod Port.
Travel in a well-maintained comfortable air-conditioned vehicle (approximately a 2-hour drive to the region)
Visit Masada, a UNESCO site and symbol of the Israeli nation.
Take a tour of Herod’s palace-fortress built over 2,000 years ago on Masada’s plateau summit.
Enjoy leisurely time on a Dead Sea beach (approximately 1,5 hours)
Float in the mineral-rich Dead Sea, cover your body with Dead Sea mud for natural skin treatment, and wash the mud off in one of the Dead Sea sulfur pools.

Availability

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English
Spanish

Pickup Places and Prices

From Ashdod
Pick up time 08:00
Price per person:
Price: $120

What To Expect - From Ashdod Port to Masada and the Dead Sea Day Tour

Your tour guide will meet you at Ashdod cruise port and your day trip will begin with a drive south in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle. We take the winding road down through the mountains of the Judean Desert. You will be traveling below sea level to the lowest point on Earth. Along the way, we drive parallel to the Dead Sea towards Masada.

At Masada, you’ll take a cable car to the plateau summit of this massive rock outcrop that stands 1,424ft (434 meters) high. Take a guided tour of the remnants of King Herod’s palace-fortress. Learn about the elaborate complex and see the well-preserved archaeological remains including mosaics, storerooms, palaces, and a bathhouse. Also visit the Masada Museum at the foot of the mount, where there are over 500 artifacts found at Masada. And learn about Masada’s history from an audiovisual presentation.

Leaving Masada we drive to Ein Bokek beach at the Dead Sea. You will either have a lunch break at Masada or at the beach. Then spend the remaining part of the afternoon at your leisure, relaxing on the beach and floating in the Dead Sea. Get revitalized by the rich minerals and salts of the Dead Sea water, or purchase some of the Dead Sea mud as a natural skin treatment. After a day packed with adventure, history, and fun, we take the route via Arad back to Ashdod Port and your cruise ship.

Additional Information - From Ashdod Port to Masada and the Dead Sea Day Tour

The tour includes: 

  • Entrance fees
  • Pick up and drop off in Ashdod Port
  • Professional licensed guide for the day


Tour does not include:

  • Lunch
  • Tips


Notes: 
     

  • In the booking process, it is very important to let us know the ship’s name, as well as the docking time. 
  • The schedule shown is for the 9-hour Masada and Dead Sea Tour from Ashdod when pick-up time is 8:00 in the morning and return to the port is by 17:00. 
  • As we are obliged to return you to the port on time, day tours from Ashdod port starting after 8:00 will have to be shortened to meet the ship’s schedule. (A shorter itinerary will not include all the sites listed in the tour description). 
  • When you arrive at the port, a guide from Bein Harim will be waiting for you, holding a sign that reads “Bein Harim”.       
  • The tour is available for customers that arrive on cruise ships to Ashdod port only.
  • Some sites may not be visited and others included subject to accessibility, security, holiday festivities, or other circumstances.
  • Please bring a hat, water, a bathing suit, a towel, and comfortable walking shoes. Bring sandals or other footwear for the Dead Sea as the seabed can be slippery. This excursion is not suitable for guests with mobility issues.
  • If you are interested in a private Masada and Dead Sea tour that includes a guide and vehicle available only to you, you can book from the following link.   

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellation fee of 4% charged for notification up to 2 days in advance.
  • Cancellation fee of 25% charged for notification up to 1 days in advance.
  • Cancellation fee of 100% charged for notification on the day of the tour.
  • Non Show - 100% Cancellation fees

FAQ

Docking time - the estimated time the ship will arrive at the port dock.

Disembarkation time - generally, disembarkation time is 1 hour after docking time. It is the time when passengers get off the ship.

Pickup time - the scheduled time that our tour guides will meet you after disembarkation (8 am).

No worries, you can book the tour and mention your docking time. We will change the pickup time accordingly. Please note that in this case the itinerary will be shortened and will not include all the sites listed

If your docking time changes, we will move the pickup time accordingly. The tour is approximately 8-9 hours but will be shortened if the ship’s docking time is delayed. We monitor the docking times and if something changes we will be notified. However, it’s very important to let us know of any changes in advance via email at info@beinharimtours.com  or reservations@beinharimtours.com or via WhatsApp at +972-52-6588834. 

No worries. Our guide will wait for passengers to disembark at the earliest disembarkation time. There may be several disembarkation times. Please make sure you disembark at the earliest possible disembarkation time, which is approximately 1 hour after docking. Regrettably, the whole group cannot be delayed if you miss the earliest possible disembarkation time.

As we are obliged to return you to the port on time, day tours from the port starting after 8:00 will have to be shortened to meet the ship’s schedule. (A shorter itinerary will not include all the sites listed in the tour description). 

Our guide will be waiting for you at the port after you get off the ship. He will be holding a sign that reads “Bein Harim”.

From $120 Per
Person

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