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Masada, Ein Gedi and The Dead Sea from Jerusalem

Highlights
  • 12-hour Judean Desert tour from Jerusalem
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • Combine independent and guided destinations
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Masada, Ein Gedi and The Dead Sea from Jerusalem
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Masada, Ein Gedi and The Dead Sea from Jerusalem
US$69.00
Overview
Explore the highlights of the Judean Desert on a full-day tour to Masada, Ein Gedi, the Dead Sea, and Jericho with transport from a centrally-located point in Jerusalem. Enjoy independent time to learn about Masada’s dramatic history, hike into Ein Gedi, and swim at a private beach by the Dead Sea, then visit one of the world’s oldest cities with a guide.
What to Expect
Make your way to a centrally-located hotel in Jerusalem, where you’ll meet a driver for the trip to Masada, a desert fortress with a history that dates back to Roman times. The first three stops on this tour are independent, so you can enjoy each destination at your own pace.

At Masada, you’ll have time to ascend the plateau by cable car (own expense), and tour the site's ancient palace walls, synagogue, stepped pool, and other excavations. Continue to Ein Gedi, a nature reserve an oasis: with 1.5 hours at Ein Gedi, you can hike to a desert pool that supports lush vegetation in an otherwise arid landscape.

Drive on to the Dead Sea, where you’ll have access to a private beach (included in tour), where you can float in the hyper-saline water, or try out the Dead Sea’s mineral-rich therapeutic mud. The final stop of the day is a quick overview of Jericho, one of the oldest cities on earth. Learn about the city’s Biblical sites and landmarks, then make the return trip to Jerusalem, where this tour concludes. In some circumstances, the order of sites visited may change in order to optimize the tour.
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Remarkable tour to Masada and Dead Sea

We had a great experience on our tour. It was very well organized and prepared. Our tour guide, Iona was knowledgeable, patient and passionate about the subject.More

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Kylie G, Guest Relations Manager at Tourist Israel, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with Tourist Israel. It was our pleasure to have you join us and we are so happy to hear that your guide, Yona was patient, knowledgeable and passionate about sharing the history and information of...More

Reviewed 4 July 2018
A great visit

We spent about an hour hiking through the Ein Gedi nature preserve, had a full tour of Masada and lunch at the cafeteria there, and then went to the Dead Sea (at the private Neve Midbar beach, which also has ordinary swimming pools). (We passed...More

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Kylie G, Guest Relations Manager at Tourist Israel, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2018

Thank you so much for your great feedback! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the beautiful sites at Masada, Ein Gedi and the Dead Sea! So thrilled to hear that Chaya, Greg, and Michael all helped to make the experience extra special!...More

Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile
Great tour guide, knowledgeable, interesting and friendly

Our tour guide was great, knowledgeable and enthusiastic. He was happy to talk with me and answer questions. Masada is fascinating.

Thank chaya K
Reviewed 14 June 2018
a good tour

we were 7 passengers for this day tour from Jerusalem. We are all satisfied with the tour and the driver.We hag enough time on each site to do what we wanted to do.

Thank Michel PM S
Kylie G, Guest Relations Manager at Tourist Israel, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2018

Thanks for the great review! Happy to hear that you and the other passengers of this group tour to Jerusalem enjoyed the experience! Glad to hear you felt the timing was good and offered enough time at each of the sites. Thanks again!

Reviewed 7 June 2018
An interesting day

This was a well organized trip with a competent and informative guide. On a very hot day parts were a bit trying but the guide worked hard to keep things moving. It covered a great deal of ground in a short time so there was...More

Thank Godberm
Kylie G, Guest Relations Manager at Tourist Israel, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2018

Thanks for the great review of your interesting day! We are so happy to hear you felt the guide was knowledgeable and informative! We love to hear that the guide was helpful and enhanced the overall tour experience! Thanks for the great recommendation!

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