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

Tour Schedule

Combine history and archaeology with relaxation and rejuvenation on this private tour that includes time both at the Masada fortress and the shores of the Dead Sea. Drive through the Negev desert, viewing Jericho in the distance, and find yourself below sea level. Ascend the astonishing fortification by cable car, looking down at the magnificent and winding Snake Path...

Highlights

Meet your private tour guide at Haifa Port and depart south towards Dead Sea
Travel in comfort with an air-conditioned and well equipped vehicle
Enjoy a high-quality touring experience for a fair price
Visit Masada, the symbol of the ancient kingdom of Israel.
Enjoy a relaxing hour or two at the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth
Soak in sulphur pools and enjoy the health benefits of the black mud found all along the shoreline
Leave the Dead Sea and head back towards Haifa Port to rejoin your cruise ship

Language Schedule

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

Pickup Places and Prices

From Haifa
Up to 3 persons: $1376
Up to 6 persons: $1430
Up to 10 persons: $1443

What To Expect

After being picked up by your personal guide at Haifa port, journey in your air-conditioned car through the beautiful landscape of the Judean desert. On the way, pass by the Inn of the Good Samaritan and then Jericho, the world’s oldest continually inhabited city and a desert oasis. Stop to take a photograph at the sign stating:  “You are now below sea level."  Drive onto Masada, an ancient fortress built by King Herod over 2,000 years ago, and perched on a deserted rock plateau. Enjoy the cable car ride up to the top of the site, during which you can gaze out at the Snake Path below (long and winding, it runs for 400 metres). Atop Masada, enjoy stunning views of the Negev desert, tour the ancient synagogue and bathhouse and explore the remains of a byzantine-era church. Masada was the site at which thousands of Jewish Zealots decided to commit mass suicide rather than be conquered by the Romans…the details of the siege are chronicled by the commander Joseph Flavius and some parts are inscribed on the walls. Today a UNESCO World Heritage Site, its museum is full of archaeological treasures so stop and take a moment to admire them.
Then travel onto the Dead Sea where you can float in saline-rich waters, smear mineral-rich black mud all over your body (found along the shores) or soak in a sulphur pool. The surrounding views of the peaceful, empty Negev desert are guaranteed to relax and rejuvenate you. Return with your personal guide to Haifa port, passing along the way the Oasis of Ein Gedi and the historic Qumran Caves where the Dead Sea scrolls were accidentally discovered in the late 1940s. The day ends with your being dropped 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

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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