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Masada and the Dead Sea Day Trip from Jerusalem provided by Bein Harim Tourism Services

Masada and the Dead Sea Day Trip from Jerusalem

Masada and the Dead Sea Day Trip from Jerusalem
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Tour snapshot
Hassle-free day trip to Masada and Dead Sea from Jerusalem by coach
Duration:
9h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
40
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
About
Enjoy two of Israel’s top sights on this full-day tour from Jerusalem, all without transportation hassles or overlooking any details or places of interest en route. Hear about passing sights such as the Qumran Caves, catch a cable car at Masada to explore with a guide, and get ample time to enjoy the Dead Sea. Included entrance fees and central hotel pickup and drop-off make everything super-smooth and convenient.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English, French, Spanish
Highlights
  • Tour Masada’s ruins with a guide to learn about its past
  • Unrushed visit to Dead Sea to relax in its waters and mineral mud
  • Extra convenient: includes entry fees, guide, and central hotel transfers
What to expect
Depart your central Jerusalem hotel or other city-center location by air-conditioned coach and journey to Masada, where a crumbled ancient fortress covers a mountaintop. Along the way, listen as your guide points out places of interest, including the site of the bible’s Good Samaritan parable. Nearing Masada, experience panoramic views of the Dead Sea before riding the cable car for a guided tour of the 2,000-year-old mountain fortress and its relics. View and learn about the must-sees and hear about the mass suicide of Jewish zealots here in AD 74. Then, pass Ein Gedi and the Qumran Caves, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found, and visit the Dead Sea, situated at the Earth’s lowest point. Enjoy ample time to wallow in the salt waters and mineral-rich mud before traveling back to Jerusalem past Jericho and ending your trip at the original starting point.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, English, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Tour Masada’s ruins with a guide to learn about its past
  • Unrushed visit to Dead Sea to relax in its waters and mineral mud
  • Extra convenient: includes entry fees, guide, and central hotel transfers
What to expect
Depart your central Jerusalem hotel or other city-center location by air-conditioned coach and journey to Masada, where a crumbled ancient fortress covers a mountaintop. Along the way, listen as your guide points out places of interest, including the site of the bible’s Good Samaritan parable. Nearing Masada, experience panoramic views of the Dead Sea before riding the cable car for a guided tour of the 2,000-year-old mountain fortress and its relics. View and learn about the must-sees and hear about the mass suicide of Jewish zealots here in AD 74. Then, pass Ein Gedi and the Qumran Caves, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found, and visit the Dead Sea, situated at the Earth’s lowest point. Enjoy ample time to wallow in the salt waters and mineral-rich mud before traveling back to Jerusalem past Jericho and ending your trip at the original starting point.
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Call the number below and use the product code: 5209MASDSJ
Important information
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Professional guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Cable Car up to Masada
  • Entrance fees
  • Entry/Admission - Masada National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Dead Sea
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
Duration
9h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Please wait at the entrance to the hotel
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Recommended to bring hats, bathing suit, towels, sun protection.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Please note this tour is not suitable for children under the age of 4
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travellers
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Professional guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Cable Car up to Masada
  • Entrance fees
  • Entry/Admission - Masada National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Dead Sea
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Please wait at the entrance to the hotel
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
9h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Recommended to bring hats, bathing suit, towels, sun protection.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Please note this tour is not suitable for children under the age of 4
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Harei Yehuda
    Stop: 60 minutes
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    Pass by
    Khan Al-Hatruri - The Good Samaritan Inn
  • 2
    Masada National Park
    Stop: 75 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Herod's Palace (Herodium)
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    En Gedi Nature Reserve
    Qumran Caves
  • 4
    Dead Sea
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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4.5
263 reviews
Excellent
193
Very good
38
Average
10
Poor
8
Terrible
14

Mitch N
Ra'anana, Israel1 contribution
This was the first time my nephew visited Israel.
The tour guide was great, but although we were picked up on time (7:50), we were taken to a Cafe place and waited for about an hour and a half because one person had not shown up. Due to this, our visit to Masada was cut short.
It wasn't the tour guides fault and she was upset about it, but mostly everyone waiting was not happy.
Otherwise, the bus was great, but I was surprised it didn't have wi-fi. The bus driver was great.
The wait at the coffee shop for so long, when I woke up early and gave up a breakfast at the hotel (that I paid extra for) so I can be on time , was annoying.
Overall, my nephew enjoyed the sites.
Written June 30, 2022
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Dear Mitch, thanks for this feedback from which we must learn as well as investigate fully. Delays occur, but this is not usual to wait for a single traveler, certainly not 1.5 hrs as you have reported. The coffee shop wait doesn't seem to coincide with the tour schedule, not as you write. We'll look into this via the driver. It is indeed annoying to have to wait. Glad that you were satisfied with our guide and driver. Apologies from Ben Harim that you had to go through this. Sincerely, Bein Harim team
Written July 12, 2022
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G1992M
1 contribution
The day started quite early in Tel Aviv, but from the moment everyone was on the bus the overall mood was quite lively. We drove to Jerusalem to collect a few more riders, in addition to our incredible tour guide for the day, Dan. We made our way out of Jerusalem and towards Masada, with Dan providing an insightful commentary skillfully interwoven with historical facts, cultural observations, and a decent amount of humour. Masada itself was breathtaking, lunch was tasty, and the 1hr dip into the Dead Sea was definitely a memorable / once in a lifetime experience. I'd highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Israel who wants to experience the country off the beaten path, but who also appreciate history and geographical wonders—Also, aim for Dan to be your guide (:
Written April 17, 2022
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pazio63
Thanks so much for sharing your satisfaction with our guide dan and the whole tour management. Dan sure deserves your complements for his efforts and informative, indepth commentary. We are so happy you came away with a meaningful enjoyable and memorable tour experience with Bein Harim.
Written April 18, 2022
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thiloortgies
Tel Aviv, Israel1 contribution
Best tour guide you could ask for. He's a very knowledgeable, witty guy who won't bore you to death like the other guides, and trust me, we came across plenty of them on our tour. Even though he says he hasn't done tour guiding for long, he knows how to entertain the crowd and keep you interested throughout the day. Since he's fairly young compared to the other tour guides, he'll also be able to give you recommendations on clubbing in Tel Aviv amongst other things. Would book again 10/10
Written July 15, 2022
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Gingerwizard5
Cambridge, UK10 contributions
Couples
Masada is without doubt a “must see” spectacular site. The Dead Sea is an unforgettable experience. However beware that this is a very long day tour of 9hrs: taking into account the 1.5hrs set aside to visit Masada and 1.5hrs for the Dead Sea the remaining 6 hours was inefficiently used; 3hours 20 minutes driving time but 3 hours was lost on pickups and logistics. You will most likely be picked up in a minibus and transferred to a larger bus near the University. There were 40 people on our tour which was too large a group. The lunch stop time would have been better used for more time at Masada or the Dead Sea where there were other (and less pricey) lunch options.
The tour guide was ‘efficient’ with her explanations but we were very uncomfortable listening to personal opinions regarding the current tensions in Israel which weren’t helpful, and we didn’t think benefited the tour.
Written May 22, 2022
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pazio63
Dear Ginger, Thanks for this review. Indeed tour and time management is an important skill for all our guides. You can understand in high season (especially after Covid and lockdown of 2 years) when there is demand then tours are certainly run as large groups. This does not in any way deter from the locations visited in the commentary provided. Lunch stops are very few in this deserted region. We stop where it is convenient to cater to groups. We cannot go without a lunch stop and certainly cannot fit into a schedule a drive only for lunch but rather a restaurant on the way. We certainly will reiterate the manner and non-voicing of personal opinions. This is not acceptable. Sincerely; Bein Harim team
Written May 24, 2022
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880crobbins
Little River, SC1 contribution
The day to Masada and the Dead Sea was great. Aaron Garcia, our tour guide was very informative and kept everyone entertained. Most also recognize the driver, he was very professional and never took any chances as I've seen other tour buses have. I do recommend Bein Harim Tours.
Written May 16, 2022
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pazio63
Thanks for this rave review of your tour guided by Aaron. He sure deserves your feedback for his efforts and engaging manner. Your sincere recommendation of our services is much appreciated. Come again soon.
Written May 16, 2022
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Tim W
London, UK20 contributions
Our guide was very good experienced & knowledgeable. Nice pace to the trip, beautiful sights & a very worthwhile day trip. Lunch venue needs replacing. Not the tour providers fault as many bars & restaurants in the area have not reopened since Covid, but a quick search on TP shows the 5* “Me Casa Restaurant” is nearby, so maybe swap the lunch venue to there ?
Written June 12, 2022
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JP Vann
Manila, Philippines235 contributions
I booked this tour last minute end of February. I had not heard about Masada before joining this tour thus I was astonished to learn about its great history from our knowledgeable and humorous guide, Hava! The scenery atop the Masada cliff with beautiful views of the Dead Sea was awesome. Hava gave a very good recount of Masada's interesting facts while explaining to our small group what and where the incidents actually happened during the time of Herod the Great.

After Masada, we had lunch and ample free time to relax on the Dead Sea. The beach was crowded during our visit. This was expected as we had a perfect sunny day that time. There were shops selling souvenir items and plenty of Dead Sea products for those who failed to get from the Ahava factory shop at the start of the tour.

This tour is worthwhile. You get to visit 2 significant places, Masada and the Dead Sea, in one day. I enjoyed the views and sites without being rushed. Thanks to Hava and our skillful driver!
Written April 12, 2020
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Thanks SO much especially during these times that you have recalled to share your great experience travelling with Bein Harim and our guide Hava to this spectacular region of our country. She is worthy of your favourable feedback for her professional efforts. We are indeed very happy that you have shared your pleasure with our services with others on this platform. Hopefully you will return soon to so much our country has to offer.
Written April 12, 2020
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Pálma VD
Milan, Italy7 contributions
My husband and I participated at the Masada and Dead Sea tour on February 16. Our guide was Eric and we'd like to thank him again for the wonderful tour! He is simply great, it's easy to see that he loves his job and is enthusiast about sharing his knowledge. He speaks perfect English and Spanish and managed the tour perfectly in two languages. He is always ready to answer questions about history and culture, we learned a lot from him. Masada is a unique experience and we highly recommend to visit it with this organized tour because you will go back home with the feeling that you haven't just seen places but you also learned about them.
The bus was clean and comfortable, pick-up and drop-off times and places were respected, the timing was just perfect. Really recommended!
Written February 18, 2020
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WOW!! thanks very much for this rave 5-star review of our tour and your guide Eric. He is most worthy of this favorable complimentary posting for his professionalism, wealth of knowledge and his fabulous engaging persona. He is highly skilled bilingually, managing capably guiding in both Spanish and English mother tongue, As u mention our travelers did not in any way feel compromised, not on information provided and not on quantity and quality of the day. As you wrote the locations visited were indeed spectacular, and it is great to read you came away with a meaningful and highly memorable tour experience to cherish. Your kind and sincere recommendation of our services is much appreciated by all at Bein Harim tourism. Hope to see you sometime soon again travel with us.
Written February 19, 2020
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awoolner62
Thornhill, Canada1 contribution
Thank you to Dan Porges for making the trip to Masada and the Dead Sea, a fun and informative experience for me and the two "first time to Israel" friends in my party. Even on the bus ride to our destination, Dan took time to reveal facts and tell stories about each site we passed through. What a fantastic tour guide and friendly gentleman. Thank you Dan, for the memorable day!
Written June 26, 2022
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pazio63
Thanks so much for this complimentary review of your guide Dan. Indeed he is a highly experienced, skilled guide with a wealth of knowledge to share through interesting commentary. So happy to read that you have enjoyed this tour immnesely and have come away with a memorable tour experience to cherish.
Written June 27, 2022
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elisaclemente4
Milan, Italy1 contribution
I enjoyed the Day Trip and Leo was a good guide. He tried to show us the right things in a pleasant way, for example inviting us to notice how dramatically the view changed outside Jerusalem: after the shortest time we were in the Judean Desert, and then in Masada. Again, after a few kilometers we were on the shores of the Dead Sea.
Written March 16, 2022
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Thanks so much for sharing your satisfaction with the tour and our guide. You certainly visited o e of the most spectacular landscapes and so glad you took it all in for a memorable experince. Hope to see you again.
Written March 22, 2022
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Dan Porges is the Man! Amazing Tour
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A day to remember
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An enjoyable tour
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