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

Tour Overview

Take this Masada and Dead Sea Tour from Ashdod cruise port for an experience you’ll never forget. The adventure starts when you’re met by your guide at Ashdod Port and driven south past the Inn of the Good Samaritan. We’ll stop for a photo op at sea level, before continuing our descent to the lowest point on Earth. Along the route, there are magnificent views of the J...

Highlights

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

M T W T F S S
English
Spanish

Pickup Places and Prices

From Ashdod
Pick up time 09:00
Price per person:
Price: $125

What To Expect

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. On the way, you’ll pass Jerusalem and continue south viewing the Inn of the Good Samaritan where Jesus set his parable. We take the winding road down through the mountains of the Judean Desert and stop for a photo-op at the sign indicating sea level.

Here there is a viewpoint with vistas across the desert. From this point on we will be traveling below sea level to the lowest point on Earth. Along the way, there are views of Samaria, and Wadi Qelt, a deep gorge where ancient monasteries cling to the cliffs. We drive parallel to the Dead Sea towards Masada and pass Qumran, the site where the 2,000-year-old Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered.

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 one of the Dead Sea’s best beaches and have lunch on the shore. 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, and try some of the Dead Sea mud as a natural skin treatment. After a day packed with adventure, history, and fun, we head back to Ashdod Port and your cruise ship.

Additional Information

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: 

  • The tour is available for customers that arrive with cruise ships to Ashdod port only.     
  • The tour guide will wait at the port holding a sign of "Bein Harim Tours"                          
  • Customers will return to the ship by 18:00.  
  • 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.         

Languages: 

  • English
  • Spanish

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
From $125 Per
Person

Tours You May Like

Masada and Dead Sea Day Tour

From $111

Masada and Dead Sea Private Tour

From $760

Masada and Dead Sea Tour, from Ashdod Port

From $1095