Departing from Tel Aviv or Jerusalem, we’ll roll south-east to the fortress of Masada
We’ll spend half of our day exploring this 2000 year old UNESCO World Heritage Site known for the epic last stand of the zealot Judean rebels against the Roman Legion
Our tour will continue with lunch, shopping for some of best Dead Sea cosmetics and Judean Desert memorabilia, and we’ll take time to bathe and float in the unique Dead Sea, rub ourselves with some natural black mud and take a selfie at the lowest pub in the world.
NOTE: There is no return back to your hotel.
Entrance Fees to sites
Donations at Sites
Departing from Tel-Aviv or Jerusalem, we’ll drive south-east, towards one of the most famous archaeological sites in Israel.
We’ll pass alongside known spots like the Good Samaritan, the Judean Desert, Qumran, the Dead Sea & the Ein Gedi oasis as we head to the Fortress of Masada.
After a quick refreshment, we’ll head out for a day full of adventures.
Masada is best known for the epic last stand of the zealot Judean rebels against the Tenth Roman Legion some 2000 years ago. The dramatic episode described by Josephus Flavius in his account, The Wars of the Jews.
Built by King Herod to serve as his desert fortress, Masada is a UNESCO World Heritage Site occupying a breathtaking, strategic location high on a flat plateau above the Dead Sea, and symbolizes determination and heroism to this day.
Masada is also one of the greatest archaeological sites in Israel and, some say, worldwide. We will ascend the dramatic fortress by cable-car. It’s a huge site, still under excavation by the IAA (Israeli Antique Authority) and it’s highly recommended to listen and enjoy your guided tour here, so you can bring the historical remains into life. Discover the synagogue, the Roman bath-house and the amazing water cisterns, among others.
Some hours later, we will head down to visit the local store of Masada’s kin – Qumran. Here you can find the best Dead Sea cosmetics and many other artifacts, vessels and memorabilia from the Judean Desert.
We’ll dine here as well, and then stroll to the nearest natural beach of the Dead Sea: to float and take a selfie with the natural black mud at the lowest point on earth.
The Dead Sea
- Head covering (hats or shawl are recommended), bathing suits, towels and comfortable plastic shoes.
- Cancellation on day of tour – 100% tour fees charged
- No show – 100% tour fees are charged
|Pick Up Location||Jerusalem – Tower Hotel, 23 Hillel St., Tel Aviv: The Bell Boutique Hotel, 12 Allenby St|
A day tour is a regular tour that we operate on specific weekdays. Tours depart from Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. The tour duration from pickup time to end is approximately 10 hours. You will meet us at the pick-up point (Jerusalem at the parking lot on 23 Hillel street, Tel Aviv at 12 Allenby Street), and at the tour end, you will be returned to the same point.
All of our daily tours are operated in English.
Jerusalem pickup point: parking lot on 23 Hillel street (Jerusalem Tower Hotel)
Tel Aviv pickup point: The Bell Boutique Hotel, 12 Allenby Street
Prices are fix to all.
Due to safety reasons participating in tours is from the age of 5 and up.
You can bring your luggage with you and we’ll store it in the trunk of the bus during the tour. However, please be aware that we don’t take any responsibility for any damage or loss. It is recommended to advise us that you are travelling with luggage.
Yes, but not too much. We definitely recommend bringing some local currency with you to pay for lunch and anything else you may wish to purchase along the way.
We, at Travel Israel, understand that plans can be changed, so you can change dates or cancel at any time. Please make note that cancellation fees will be charged subject to cancellation policy as indicated on the tour page and confirmation e-mail.
It is possible to have pick-up/drop-off in different cities. However, we do not disperse to specific drop off locations. The expenses to get from the drop-off location to your final destination won’t be covered by Travel Israel.
Payment for our tours is made upon reservation in our secure site, at which point you will receive confirmation via e-mail.
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