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Masada, Ein Gedi, and The Dead Sea from Tel Aviv

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Masada, Ein Gedi, and The Dead Sea from Tel Aviv

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Overview

Visit some of Israel’s ancient and scenic highlights on a full-day tour from Tel Aviv to Masada, Ein Gedi oasis, and the Dead Sea. Enjoy independent time at Masada and Ein Gedi, swim in the hyper-saline water of the Dead Sea on a guided tour. This full-day tour includes admission to a Dead Sea beach and round-trip transport from a central location in Tel Aviv.
  • Combine a guided tour with independent time
  • Visit two UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Includes admission to a private, Dead Sea beach
  • Pickup and drop-off from a central location in Tel Aviv
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All transportation in air conditioned vehicles
Guide
Short video presentation about the Dead Sea
Lunch
Gratuities
Entry fees at Masada (76 NIS approx.), Ein Gedi (29 NIS approx)
Kaufmann St 2 , Kaufmann St 2, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel

Israeli Textile Center, Kaufman Street 2 (Corner of Shenkar & Kaufman St)

6:30 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
Meet a driver in Tel Aviv hotel for an early-morning departure, then enjoy views of the Judean Desert and the Dead Sea on the 124-mile (200-km) trip to Masada.

On arrival, board a cable car to the fortress and explore on your own, visiting excavations that bring the ancient world to life.

Continue to Ein Gedi, then enjoy an oasis and nature reserve that’s perfect for a short hike; watch for animals such as the Nubian ibex and rock hyrax as you walk. Meet back up for a trip to the Dead Sea, where you’ll have access to a private beach. Float in the salty water, cover your body with mineral-rich mud, and take in the sun at the lowest point on earth.

Your tour concludes at the original departure point in Tel Aviv.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Masada National Park
Take the cable car up the hill to reach the ruins of Masada fortress, enjoy a guided tour of the site
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
En Gedi Nature Reserve
Have a guided walk through a real desert oasis! If you wish, bathe in the wadi (small river) and its waterfalls.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Dead Sea
Enjoy free time on the shores of the famous Dead Sea, including access to private beach, possibility to bathe and apply the muds
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Each traveler is allowed a maximum of 1 suitcase and 1 carry-on bag. Oversized or excessive luggage (e.g. surfboards, golf clubs or bikes) may have certain restrictions, please inquire with the operator prior to travel to confirm if your excess luggage is acceptable
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Tourist Israel
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Masada, Ein Gedi, and The Dead Sea from Tel Aviv?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Masada, Ein Gedi, and The Dead Sea from Tel Aviv.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Masada, Ein Gedi, and The Dead Sea from Tel Aviv?
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
See all safety measures taken by Masada, Ein Gedi, and The Dead Sea from Tel Aviv.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Masada, Ein Gedi, and The Dead Sea from Tel Aviv?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Masada, Ein Gedi, and The Dead Sea from Tel Aviv.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Masada, Ein Gedi, and The Dead Sea from Tel Aviv?
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
See all safety measures taken by Masada, Ein Gedi, and The Dead Sea from Tel Aviv.

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star-5
Amazing
Emilios
, Dec 2020
It was really well organized but the big difference has made our guide , he was amazing!!! Worth it 100%!
icon Response from Host , Dec 2020
Dear Emillios, Thank you for taking the time to share this review! We glad to know you enjoyed your tour with us and especially our guide. We look forward to welcome you again!
star-2
Nice places - terrible guide and organization
John_Peters
, Feb 2020
Masada and the Dead Sea was awesome experiences. Ein Gedi average+, but efficient. What made this trip terrible was the tour operator and the group. Firstly we were very delayed. Both due to certain people that did not keep the schedule and because of the organizer. We were probably a too big group for the guide to handle. This ended up with loosing 5 group members and the guide being grumpy and complaining. The worst thing was the guide. Eli. I don't doubt he is a man with a lot of knowledge and he is clearly able to teach it to others. The problem is that he rather want to be a comedian. I understand that telling bad jokes is a part of being a guide, but you can not tell them over and over again and force us to laugh. In stead of telling us about Israel and the places we passed and we're going to see, he told us a lot of non-related stuff, jokes and made a lot of grumpy noises. I also felt that he was really rude towards other groups and guides at the sides we were. Many people reacted on his behavior. The price on this trip was very low, but I rather pay twice (like I did the days after) for better guides, smaller groups and better organization.
star-1
No pick up, no refund.
michleralenica
, Jan 2020
We did not get picked up at the meeting point and therefore could not join the tour. We did not get refund. Things like that can happen but you definitely give refund then!
star-5
Just perfect
albertgalera
, Jan 2020
Was exactly what we were looking for. Really nice walking with our tour guide Alan, who was explaining us very interesting historical facts with his perfect Peaky Blinders english accent. It ended up with a refreshing bath in the dead sea!
star-5
Bang for your buck
justinj_lee
, Jan 2020
You’ll get to experience Masada, Ein Gedi, and the Dead Sea. You’re covering a lot of ground so be prepared to be on your feet. Because there are three attractions, you do not get too much time at the Dead Sea (the final stop). The tour guide, Orif, was kind, professional, and entertaining. I learned so much history of Israel and each of the locations we visited. He provided very interesting commentary about things we saw as we passed by on the bus (i.e. Jerusalem, Jericho, Jordan, etc). I think everyone on the trip had an excellent time.
star-5
Winter tour
miroslaw2020
, Jan 2020
This trip was excellent. We visited fantastic Masada and heard a lot about its history. Next place, was fabulous En Gedi. In this period it is beautiful, but in spring time must be paradise. At the end we swam in quite warm Dead Sea (about 23 Celcius degrees). Amazing experience/ Wycieczka była doskonala. Odwiedziliśmy fantastyczną Masade i usłyszeliśmy wiele o jej historii. Nastepnym miejscem było cudowne En Gedi. W tym okresie jest piękne ale latem musi być rajem. Na koniec plywalismy w calkiem cieplym Morzu Martwym (około 23 stopni). Zadziwiajace doświadczenie.
star-4
It was a beautiful day & amazing trip.The tour was really good,historical & well organized trip,very good explanations,
Discover32238085306
, Nov 2019
We really liked the way our tourist guide told us the beautiful story of Masada.The tour was excellent!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Perfect!!!
Clider C
, Nov 2019
The tour duide was sooooo nice and funny! He explain us everything about the places we visit! Certainly I will recomend this visit!
star-5
Amazing experience
Karen077
, Oct 2019
Full of culture, history and magic! As an Israeli living abroad, I have visited these areas before but experiencing it with a tour guide who explains and teaches you the history behind it all is so enriching. The tour guides were friendly and kind and the bus drive is very pleasant as well. I would recommend this tour to anyone.
star-2
Disappointed
janwatanabe
, Oct 2019
My family was disappointed with this tour from Tourist Israel, beginning with check-in. The girl checking in the various groups was brusque and uninformative. People didn't know which group was being checked in or where to wait for the bus. After boarding, our driver Ibrahim never introduced himself or informed us that we would be heading to Jerusalem to pick up our guide Moshe. Moshe provided basic information on Masada and Ein Gedi at the sites but overall, there seemed to be a lot times he could have said more (e.g., on the bus). He seemed more focused on shuttling us around and making jokes.

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