1-Day Masada and Dead Sea Tour from Jerusalem/ Tel Aviv
Depart from:Jerusalem, Israel; Tel Aviv, Israel; Netanya, Israel; Herzliya, Israel
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This tour to the ancient fortress of Masada takes you to the site of one of the most passionate historical stories in the region. The drama of Masada is followed by relaxation at the therapeutic Dead Sea!
Children under the age of 5 are not allowed on this tours for safety and insurance reasons.
Today we will begin this day by descending from Jerusalem below sea level through the Judean Desert.
On the way you can view the inn of the Good Samaritan. We will stop to look out across the desert as we pass the point marking "sea level". The ancient city of Jericho can be seen in the distance. Then arriving at Masada, we ascend the mountain by cable car to tour the 2000-year old palace built by King Herod.
Then we will go through the important archeological sites bringing this dramatic historical moment to life for you. Afterwards we leave from Masada and head out to the Dead Sea. The tour concludes with time to enjoy basking in the sun at the beach or floating in the mineral-rich Dead Sea, located at the lowest place on earth (400m below sea level).
One of Israel's most popular tourist attractions, Masada is the ruins of an ancient fortress built by Herod the Great that sit atop a rock plateau in the Judean Desert.
This body of water that sits on the border between Israel, Palestine, and Jordan. The mineral-rich mud of the sea is said to have incredible therapeutic properties, and visitors are encouraged to cover themselves in it from head-to-toe.
Departure & Return
Hotel pick up service is available from Major Hotels in Tel Aviv, Herzliya, Netanya, and Jerusalem. Please provide the full name of the hotel and the address. Departure times vary according to departure point as follows:
Netanya 6:30 am
Herzliya 7:00 am
Tel Aviv 7:15 am
Jerusalem 8:30 am
Please be sure to select the correct rate and departure time according to where you will be departing from. (Exact pick up is subject to reconfirmation).
Return time to Tel Aviv by 6:30pm
Inclusions & Exclusions
Hotel pick-up from all major hotels in Tel Aviv, Herzliya, Netanya, and Jerusalem
Entrance to Masada
Services of a certified guide who speaks English and a second language
Meal and beverages
Passport information (name and passport ID) is required for booking
Children under 5 years of age are not allowed to participate in this tour
Dress regulations for visiting holy places apply
Bathing suit, towel, and hiking shoes suggested
The order of visitation may change, but will include all of the above
All purchases are subject to re-confirmation within 2-3 business days after booking. Please do not book the airline tickets until you received the confirmation.
Complete operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your e-ticket. You must print and bring e-ticket(s) on your trip, as they serve as proof of purchase.