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Tel Aviv

Masada and the Dead Sea Day Trip from Tel Aviv

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Discover two of Israel's must-see sights on this memorable day trip from Tel Aviv. You'll explore the legendary ruins of Masada and King Herod's palaces, and enjoy a therapeutic visit to the famous Dead Sea. This unforgettable day trip also passes the setting of one of the New Testament's most famous parables, the Good Samaritan.

Due to maintenance working of the cable car, the site of Masada will be closed between January 13th-27th 2019.

As a substitution, tour will visit at Qumran caves and Baptism site on the Jordan River.
You'll get picked up
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  • Pass by En Gedi Nature Reserve
  • 1
    Dead Sea
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Masada National Park
    Stop: 75 minutes - Admission included
You'll return to the starting point
  • Skip the hassle of renting a car with convenient hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Combine several area attractions into one day trip 
  • Relax on the journey in an air-conditioned vehicle while a driver navigates
  • Learn the in-depth history of Masada, the Dead Sea, and other sites
What to Expect
Begin your day with convenient pickup at your Tel Aviv hotel, where you'll board an air-conditioned vehicle and head for the Judean desert. En route to Masada, you'll learn about the parable of the Good Samaritan from your guide as you pass the famous site. At Masada, a mountain crowned by an ancient fortress, ride the cable car to the top for a tour. Follow your guide to see the highlights and learn about the 2,000-year-old fortress' history. Pause to snap photos of the epic views and get closer looks at the crumbling remnants of the building. Descend to sea level and ride over to the Dead Sea, passing the settlement of Qumran and the oasis of Ein Gedi on the way. Make a visit to the Qumran caves to see the ancient parchments contained there. Once you arrive at the Dead Sea, you'll have two hours to relax on the beach and swim in the super-salty sea, located at one of the earth's lowest points. Float and enjoy the feeling of weightlessness, book a mud bath or other therapeutic treatment, or peruse the selection of Dead Sea bath products. Fully relaxed, board the bus and return to Tel Aviv, passing the city of Jericho on the way. Learn some facts about Jericho from your guide, and then return to your hotel for drop-off.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Departure Time
7:15 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Professional guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Dead Sea
  • Entry/Admission - Masada National Park
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 12 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Please note this tour is not suitable for children under the age of 4
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Popular mentions
His name is Saki , an intelligent young man originally from Southern Israel, but now living in Tel Aviv. His knowledge of the countryside in general and Masada in particular, was outstanding and told with humour and a light touch. Saki managed to recall the names of all 22
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Response from BeinHarim-Israel, Media customer service at Masada and the Dead Sea Day Trip from Tel Aviv
Responded 3 days ago
Wow!! THanks for this 5 star rave review of your tour guided by Zahi!Indeed he is the ultimate guide and you clearly enjoyed this experience to the fullet with him His wealth of knowledge, his passion for what he does and his excellent tour management skills and experience. Yes it is a remarkable skill to remember all the traveler's names., and daily too!! Too long at Dead Sea,?! (unless there was a trasnport logisitc tthat needed to be sorted)we are frequently criticised on this platform that the 1.5 hrs allocated in not enough and to enjoy this resort!! Great that this was a memorable and enjoyable tour experience traveling with Zahi and Bein Harim tourism.
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The Dead Sea experience is definitely not to be missed. They were able to take us on short notice, and it was definitely worth the few extra dollars to be with a smaller group. Our tour guide Reut was wonderful and went the extra mile.
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Response from BeinHarim-Israel, Media customer service at Masada and the Dead Sea Day Trip from Tel Aviv
Responded 4 days ago
Thanks so much fore this rave raview of your tour guided by Reut. She sure is worthy of yoru acknowledgement for the skilleful and professional management of the tour and with the interesting commentary she imparted to all. Glad it was a memorable and enjoyable tour experience to cherish. THanko for your recommendation too. It isi appreciatied by all at Bein Harim.
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This company has its act together. Booked two additional tours with the company after this one, Ami was a fantastic guide.
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Response from BeinHarim-Israel, Media customer service at Masada and the Dead Sea Day Trip from Tel Aviv
Responded 2 weeks ago
THanks for such a succinct! 5 star review. of your satisfaction with Bein Harim Yes we do and appreciate your recommendation of our services and our esteemed and excellent guide Ami.He deserves such mention for his professional efforts and tour management.We ar esure the next 2 tours will be as such too. Thanks for this acknowledgement.
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Rushed, poorly planned with a very late lunch and a tour guide who unprofessionally solicits for tips. Bein Harim are supposed to pick you up and drop you off from your hotel - they DON’T. Instead they dropped me off some significant distance from my hotel, to aid their own
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Response from MariaM16620, Operational representative at Masada and the Dead Sea Day Trip from Tel Aviv
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Jason, The fact is, you were staying at a far off hotel in another town, Bat Yam, which is even another municipality.We don't fetch there or drop off there. Anyone staying there would have to find their own return transport. The actual drop off point in Jaffa may not have been accessible. We cannot be held accountable for the fact that it cost you 100 NIS to Bat Yam!! (that you didn't state). We were not meant to drop you off there, you insinuate that we were? We cannot be held responsible. We understand your frustration, but ,there is public transport which is much cheaper to get back there! Pity you didn't ask the hotel where you staying! Find your mention of soliciting for tips rather out of keeping with any of our guides. Sincerely Bein Harim Tourism Services team
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It's an excellent tour and was made all the more enjoyable by the excellent Danny B (and the Elvis service station stop-off...)
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Response from BeinHarim-Israel, Media customer service at Masada and the Dead Sea Day Trip from Tel Aviv
Responded 2 weeks ago
Great to read that you came away with a memorable tour experience with our guide Danny B. He sure deserves your compliments for he great and professional job he does. Yes the iconic coffee bathroom stop at Elvis is quite a rave too. Your 5 star rating is much appreciated.
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Key Details
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English, French, German, Russian, Spanish
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