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

Tour Overview

Leaving the Port of Ashdod, travel through the Judean desert, past the Inn of the Good Samaritan and the "Below sea level" sign. In the distance, you will see Jericho, the oldest city in the world and a true oasis in the desert. Arriving at Masada, an amazing fortress built by King Herod over 2,000 years ago, you will ascend in a cable car and see the Serpents' Path b...

Highlights - Masada and Dead Sea Tour from Ashdod Port

Meet your private tour guide at Ashdod Port and depart east towards the 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



Pickup Places and Prices

From Ashdod
Up to 3 persons: $1300
Up to 6 persons: $1360
Up to 10 persons: $1680

What To Expect - Masada and Dead Sea Tour from Ashdod Port

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 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 meters 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 minerals 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 you feeling re-energized, whilst enjoying the peace and quiet of the surrounding Negev Desert. Then return with your personal guide to Ashdod, enjoying views of the enchanting wilderness.

Additional Information - Masada and Dead Sea Tour from Ashdod Port

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


  • This itinerary is only a proposal; we can customize this private tour according to your wishes.
  • On Saturdays and holidays, an extra charge of $140 applies.
  • Guide in French, Spanish, and Russian is available for additional $75$; in German – for additional 150$.
  • Recommended to bring along: Comfortable walking shoes, hats, bathing suits, towels, sun protection.
  • Booking is subject to terms and conditions.

Cancellation Policy

  • 4% charge for notification up to 2 days or more before the start time of the tour.
  • 25% charge for notification of a day before the start time of the tour.
  • 100% charge for notification on the same day of the tour.


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 pickup point. Please note that cancellation fees will be charged subject to the cancellation policy as indicated on the tour page and confirmation email.

Since packages depend on hotel availability and updated rates, changes may imply an extra fee. For any changes or updates, you are welcome to contact our Operations team at:


Whatsapp messages only: +972 526588837

Phone: +972 35422000

Make sure that you have received confirmation for your change or update request.

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