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

Tour Schedule

Leaving Ashdod Port, travel through the Judean Desert, passing the Inn of the Good Samaritan and a sign stating “You are now below sea level.” In the distance, gaze at Jericho, the world’s oldest city and a true oasis in the desert. Arriving at Masada, an astonishing fortress built by King Herod over 2000 years ago, ascend by cable car, viewing the Snake Path below. S...

Highlights

Meet your private tour guide at Ashdod Port and depart east towards Dead sea
Travel in comfort with an air-conditioned and well equipped vehicle
Enjoy a high-quality touring experience for a fair price
Drive through the Judean Desert, passing the ancient city of Jericho
Visit Masada, the symbol of the ancient kingdom of Israel.
Float in the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth.
Relax in sulphur pools, and enjoy the benefits of the black mud that can be found along its shorelines
Leave the Dead Sea and head back towards Ashdod Port to rejoin your cruise ship

Language Schedule

M T W T F S S
English
French
Spanish
Russian
German

Pickup Places and Prices

From Ashdod
Up to 3 persons: $1050
Up to 6 persons: $1103
Up to 10 persons: $1116

What To Expect

After being picked up by your personal guide at Ashdod port, journey through the extraordinary wildness that is the Judean desert, passing by the Inn of the Good Samaritan and Jericho, the world’s oldest city and a veritable oasis in the desert. Stop at the sign proclaiming “You are now below sea level” and enjoy a photo opportunity. Journey onto the impressive fortress that it is Masada, built by King Herod over 2,000 years ago, and the spot at which Jewish Zealots barricaded themselves in against advancing Roman troops, before committing suicide en masse rather than surrendering. Masada, today, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and, perched on a hilltop, cannot fail to take your breath away.
Take a cable car to the top, staring out at the long, impressive Snake Path below (winding 400 metres up the hill) and enjoying astonishing views of the surrounding area. Atop the fortress, explore the ancient synagogue and bathhouse and gaze at the remains of a church, circa the Byzantine era, used by monks from as far back as the 1st century. Also, feel free to explore the museum there, full of archaeological treasures. Travel onto the Dead Sea, famed for its salty waters, black mud (rich in mineral and perfect for smearing all over your body) and sulphur pools. Truly one of the world’s most unique places. float in the sea. Relax in an environment that is guaranteed to leave your feeling re-energized, whilst enjoying the peace and quiet of the surrounding Negev Desert. Return with your personal guide to Ashdod, enjoying views of the Ein Gedi Oasis and ancient Qumran Caves (where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered by a shepherd boy) along the way. Drop off back at your hotel.

Additional Information

The tour includes:

  • Pick-up and drop-off services at the port
  • Private 10 hour tour led by a fully qualified and licensed tour guide ($40 applies for each additional hour)
  • Transport by a new air-conditioned private car

The tour does not include:

  • Entrance fees
  • Parking and toll roads
  • Food and drinks

Notes:

  • This itinerary is only a proposal; we can customize this private tour according to your wishes
  • On Saturday and holidays, an extra charge of $125 applies
  • Recommended to bring along: Comfortable walking shoes, hats, bathing suits, towels, sun protection
  • Booking is subject to terms and conditions

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellation fee of 4% charged for notification up to 3 days in advance.
  • Cancellation fee of 25% charged for notification up to 2 days in advance.
  • Cancellation fee of 100% charged for notification less then 1 days.
  • Non Show - 100% Cancellation fees

FAQ

This is a service we provide for travelers who arrive in Israel via cruise ship. In essence, it is a private tour which runs directly from the Port of Haifa and Ashdod to the tour destinations offered

The price includes a private car and attached tour guide which will pick you up from the Port of Haifa and Ashdod and return you to the same location. The trip is limited to 10 hours ($40 for every extra hour). Find full information under the "Additional Information" section of each tour.

The price does not include entrance fees, food and drinks, parking or toll roads. Find detailed information under the "Additional Information" section of each tour.

Yes, the mentioned itinerary is only a proposal; we can customize this private tour according to your wish. Please note that if, due to the changes, the tour duration be above 10 hours, you will be required to pay $40 for every extra hour.

Nearly all languages. However, it is advisable to book in advance tours in languages that aren’t English, Spanish, Russian, German or French. Plus, in certain cases, a tour guide in a language not mentioned above may incur an additional fee ($30-100 – depending on the language and the tour).

You don’t have to, but it is appreciated by tour guides as a sign of your satisfaction with the services he has provided. 

Sure, just ask the guide.

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.

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