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

Tour Schedule

This tour heads to southern Israel through the Judean Hills and past the Inn of the Good Samaritan. We pause at sea level for an unforgettable photo-op then continue our descent further and further down beneath sea level towards the iconic Dead Sea. Our first stop is at Masada where we take a cable car to the plateau summit and tour the remains of Herod’s 2,055 year old palace fortress. We see remarkable structures including palaces and a bathhouse. From Masada the tour takes you past the desert oasis of Ein Gedi and Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. We spend the rest of the day relaxing on one of the Dead Sea beaches. You can float in the salty-water that is 8.6 times more saline than the ocean creating natural buoyance. Use the Dead Sea mud as a natural skin mask and soak up the glorious Dead Sea sun. 

Sites During the Tour

Highlights

Choose your tour language: English, Spanish, French or German
Join the tour directly from your hotel and enjoy a high-quality touring experience for a fair price
Guaranteed departure- Makes your trip planning much easy and gives you complete peace of mind
Ascend to Masada by a cable car
Visit Masada, the symbol of the ancient kingdom of Israel
After the tour of Masada, spend the rest of the day sunning yourself on a Dead Sea beach
Float in the salty Dead Sea and cover your skin with the mineral-rich black Dead Sea mud
End your touring experience back in your hotel

Language Schedule

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
English
French
Spanish
German

Pickup Places and Prices

From
Tel Aviv
Pick up time
07:15
Large Group
$117
Small Group
$133
From
Jerusalem
Pick up time
08:30
Large Group
$108
Small Group
$124
From
Herzliya
Pick up time
07:00
Large Group
$117
Small Group
$133
From
Netanya
Pick up time
06:30
Large Group
$117
Small Group
$133

Travelers Reviews

What To Expect

We start this exciting Masada and Dead Sea tour traveling south of Jerusalem through the Judean Hills. The tour passes the Inn of the Good Samaritan and pauses by the sign indicating sea level. From that point the tour descends beneath sea level to the Dead Sea at the lowest point on the planet. The tour travels along the edge of the Dead Sea where the turquoise water is lined with a white salt crust. Our first stop on this tour is Masada, a “mesa” or flat-topped rock outcrop rising 450m from the desert plains. We take a cable car to the plateau summit of Masada where there are breathtaking views of the Dead Sea. On Masada we tour the remains of King Herod’s palace fortress, built in 37-31AD. Excavation of Herod’s fortress revealed guardhouses, water cisterns, store rooms, palaces and a bathhouse as well mosaic and murals. Thanks to the dry climate and remote location the structures have been well preserved. About 100 years later during the First Jewish–Roman War (66–73 CE), a group of Jewish zealots took refuge on Masada. They held off the Romans for several months until the Romans built an earthen ramp to scale the steep cliffs. When Roman troops reached the plateau they found that all of the 960 Jews had killed themselves rather than be captured and forced to forsake their God. This event in Jewish history has made Masada a symbol of Jewish determination not to relinquish their independence.
The tour leaves Masada and takes you to the nearby Dead Sea past Ein Gedi and Qumran, site of the Dead Sea Scroll discovery. Our final stop on this tour is the Dead Sea where you can relax on the beach and unwind. Enjoy the natural health benefits of the Dead Sea environment including the salt-rich water, oxygen-rich air and mineral-rich black mud that you can use as a natural skin mask. Don’t leave before you have a shot of yourself floating in the Dead Sea!

Additional Information

The tour includes:

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off service
  • A fully qualified and licensed tour guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Cable car and Entrance fees

The tour does not include:

  • Food and drinks

Notes:

  • Guaranteed departure
  • Recommended to bring hats, bathing suit, towels, sun protection

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

A day tour is a regular tour that we operate on specific weekdays. Tours depart from Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Herzliya and Netanya. You have the option to upgrade your tour and ensure for yourself a place in a small group (up to 19 people). The tour duration from pickup time is approximately 10 hours. You will be picked up from your hotel, and after the tour, you will be returned to your hotel.

Almost all of our daily tours are operated primarily in English, in addition to a second language:  Or Spanish, or Russian, or German and or French. You can choose the preferred language of the tour when booking. You can view the tour schedule, as well as the second language schedule in order to make your best suited choice.

When booking your tour, you will need to mark which language you’d like the tour to be in. Note that for certain tours in certain languages, the price may be higher.

A regular group travels in a coach that comfortably transports up to 45 people. A small group travels in a minivan that seats 19 people. Other than that, the tours are identical.

Our tours leave from Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Netanya and Herzliya. We pick up our travelers from most of the hotels in these cities. If you are staying at a private residence address, please choose the closest pick up hotel to your apartment or contact our office to be advised where to wait.

Children under 12 and students (with a valid student card) receive a 10% discount. 

You can bring your luggage with you and we’ll store it in the trunk of the vehicle during the tour. However, please be aware that we don’t take any responsibility for any damage or loss. Recommended to advise us that you are travelling with luggage.

Yes, but not too much. We definitely recommend bringing some local currency with you to pay for lunch and anything you may wish to; purchase along the way.

We, at Bein Harim Tourism, understand that plans can change, so you can change dates, cancel, or change your pick up point at any time. Please make note that cancellation fees will be charged subject to cancellation policy as indicated on the tour page and confirmation email.

From $108 Per
Person

Tours You May Like

Nazareth and Sea of Galilee Tour

From $92

Jerusalem Old and New Tour

From $73

Caesarea, Acre and Rosh Hanikra Tour

From $107