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

Tour Overview

Take this tour to southern Israel's top destinations – Masada, the Dead Sea and Ein Gedi. The tour starts when you are picked up in Jerusalem or Tel Aviv and driven south by way of the Judean Hills. Descending the steep desert hills, you'll pass sea level and continue to 420m below sea level. The first stop is at Masada where you'll take a cable car to the plateau sum...

Highlights - Masada, Ein Gedi and Dead Sea Tour

Enjoy a fully guided tour with a local professional guide
Complimentary pick-up and drop-off from Jerusalem or Tel Aviv
Cable car ride to the Masada summit and tour of the remains of Herod's fortress
Spend time in the beautiful desert oasis of Ein Gedi
Have free time on a Dead Sea beach

Availability

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Pickup Places and Prices

From Jerusalem
Pick up time 07:45
Price per person:
Price: $59
From Tel Aviv
Pick up time 06:30
Price per person:
Price: $69

What To Expect - Masada, Ein Gedi and Dead Sea Tour

After being picked up in Jerusalem or Tel Aviv the tour heads south by way of the Judean Hills descending along twisting roads through the desert. On route you'll pass the site where Jesus set the parable of the Good Samaritan. We pause at the sign indicating sea level and continue our descent. The first stop is at Masada; this massive rock outcrop or mesa rises from the desert floor with steep cliffs dramatically dropping on each side. Take a cable car to the plateau summit where Herod built an incredible fortress between 37 and 31BC. Your guide will show you the well preserved remains of Roman baths, palaces, storage rooms, cisterns and guard houses that date back more than 2,000 years. You guide will also tell you of the role Masada plays in Jewish heritage and how it became a symbol of national heroism, freedom and resistance when a group of Jews made a final stand against the Romans in the First Jewish-Roman War of 73AD. The stand-off ended with the Jewish rebels choosing suicide instead of capture by the Romans.
The tour continues to Ein Gedi Nature Reserve where brooks, natural pools and waterfalls are nestled among thick foliage and lush undergrowth all surrounded by the harsh desert environment. This slice of paradise can be explored by following paths alongside the oasis streams. Along the way you'll see small wildlife and ibexes balanced on the surrounding rock cliffs. You'll be able to explore as a group or enjoy this idyllic environment on your own.
Next we head for the nearby shore of the Dead Sea. The Dead Sea is famed for its many health and wellness benefits including the low UV-ray sunshine, the oxygen-rich air and the hypersaline, mineral-rich water. You'll have free time to relax on the beach, float in the water where the salty water keeps you buoyant and even try using the black Dead Sea mud as a natural skin mask. After an exhilarating day the tour comes to an end when you are returned to Jerusalem or Tel Aviv.

Additional Information - Masada, Ein Gedi and Dead Sea Tour

The tour includes:

  • Pick-up and drop-off in Tel Aviv or Jerusalem
  • A fully qualified and licensed tour guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance to the Dead Sea beach 


The tour does not include:

  • Food and drinks


Notes:

  • Guaranteed departure
  • Masada entrance fee and cable car ticket or the Ein Gedi admission fee. The tour guide will use the "Skip the Line" service to purchase these site tickets. (Masada: 31ILS; cable car: 46ILS; Ein Gedi: 28ILS). You may pay in Israeli shekels, US dollars or Euro. 
  • Recommended bringing hats, bathing suits, towels, sun protection and comfortable walking shoes.
  • Booking is subject to terms and conditions

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 22 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.

It is possible to have pick ups/ drop offs in different cities. However, we do not disperse to specific drop off locations. The expenses to get from the drop off location to your final destination won't be covered by Bein Harim.

From $59 Per
Person

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