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Private Tour: Masada and Dead Sea Day Trip from Jerusalem

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Jerusalem, Israel

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icon10 hours  (Approx.)
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Leave Jerusalem on a full-day private trip to Masada and the Dead Sea, and discover Israel’s remarkable history and landscapes. Drive deep into the Judean Desert, explore Masada’s fortifications and palaces alongside your personal guide, and learn about a dramatic, 1st-century battle between Roman troops and Jewish Sicarii rebels. Descend to the shores of the Dead Sea to walk along salt-encrusted beaches, bathe in mineral-rich mud and float in one of the world’s saltiest bodies of water. 
  • Private day trip to Masada and the Dead Sea from Jerusalem
  • Enjoy a scenic drive through the Judean Desert past Jericho and the Inn of the Good Samaritan
  • Ride the cable car up UNESCO-listed Masada, the mountaintop fortress-palace built by King Herod
  • Inspect the ruins and hear about the Jewish zealots who committed mass suicide to escape the Romans
  • Visit the Dead Sea and take a therapeutic mud bath in the mineral-rich mud
  • Swim in the salt-rich waters to experience the unusual floating sensation
  • Enjoy personalized attention from a private guide on this private tour
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Pickup and drop-off around the city
Professional private guide
Air-conditioned vehicle
Food and drinks
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Entrance fees

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Traveler pickup is offered

Departure Time

8:30 AM
  • 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
  • This itinerary is only a proposal; we can customize this private tour according to your wishes
  • We recommend to bring comfortable walking shoes, swimwear, water, towel and sun protection.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • On Saturday and holidays, an extra charge of $125 applies
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Bein Harim Ltd

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private Tour: Masada and Dead Sea Day Trip from Jerusalem?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during Private Tour: Masada and Dead Sea Day Trip from Jerusalem?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Private Tour: Masada and Dead Sea Day Trip from Jerusalem?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private Tour: Masada and Dead Sea Day Trip from Jerusalem?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Mostly good.
, Dec 2020
Cable car ride, walking tour of Masada, trip from Jerusalem to Masada The place we stopped at the Dead Sea was horrible. I’ve been there before and faked our guide not to go there but he refused to go to another place.
Yael was “Yonderful!”
, Mar 2020
Yael was so lovely! She was a treasure trove of history! She was so professional and friendly. She spoke of her own life on a kibbutz and made us feel like old friends. Can’t wait to recommend her to my friends in the States!
Top notch tour of Masada and Dead Sea
, Jul 2019
Yuval is an incredible tour guide who is a walking encyclopedia and has a great sense of humor. Was absolutely fantastic and highly recommend to anyone.
Our trip to Masada and the Dead Sea
, Jun 2019
Our guide Ellie picked us up at our hotel promptly at 09:00 am. His knowledge of Masada was very impressive and he explained how, even though they were in the desert, the rebels had access to water. It was a very hot day and Ellie kept the A/C in the car at a comfortable level. He was also careful to make sure we had plenty of water to drink. All in all, it was a thoroughly enjoyable day!
This was a great tour. If you have...
Sarah Marie F
, Sep 2017
This was a great tour. If you have 5 people, the cost of a private tour is virtually the same as a group tour. Our guide was Moshe and I cannot say enough good things about my new friend. Not only is he fully versed in the history of the land, sites and people but he can also bring in the relevance and context of the different religious beliefs for any site. Moshe brought the site and struggle into focus and taught us about how the site of Masada survived in such a remote and harsh region. The other advantage to a private tour is flexibility and we were able to view Qasr el Yahud which was important to us because this was the site of the Baptism of Jesus as well as the site where the people entered the promised land. Because we have a small child that could not go into the Dead Sea, there was a different site that offers a fresh water pool to relax in so again, it's great to have the flexibility of a private tour. We will visit again, and we'll only do tours with Moshe in the future!
Tour guide was excellent! Masada and...
Brian B
, Jul 2017
Tour guide was excellent! Masada and the Dead Sea were great and very hot. We had a great time.
This tour is long but is so rich in...
Daniel Ramirez
, Jul 2017
This tour is long but is so rich in sights and history, our guide made it better. he was very knowledgeable and worked with us in our schedule. very very pleased.
Great experience travelling with a...
Sharon B
, Oct 2016
Great experience travelling with a guide that has a thorough knowledge of the country.
The day we went to Masada it started...
Linda G
, Dec 2015
The day we went to Masada it started to rain and so I decided to leave early. Our guide was so nice, he substituted several basilicas that turned out to be as exciting as Masada. One was carved into the side of a mountain. It was breathtaking. The day was very full and exciting despite the dizzle.
, May 2019
Solicitamos un Tour en ESPAÑOL a Masada y el Mar Muerto, el día anterior nos informan que no hay guia en español por lo que cancelamos ya que no entendemos otro idioma. Les escribo que ya nos hicieron el debido en la tarjeta de crédito y nos dicen que no hay problema y que reembolsarán. Hoy un mes después hemos enviado dos peticiones y nadie nos responde acerca del valor de 600 euros cargados a la tarjeta de crédito por un Tour que nunca tomamos.

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