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Masada and Dead Sea Day Tour from Tel Aviv

by Bein Harim Tourism
per adult Price is $131
Duration: {0} Duration: 11h 15m Free Cancellation Free Cancellation No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in multiple languages Offered in multiple languages Features animals

Highlights

Ascend in a cable car to the top of a 2000 year old fortress

Amazing view point over the Judean Desert and the Dead Sea

Visit the lowest place on earth

Swim and float in the salty water of the Dead Sea

Enjoy a mineral rich mud bath

Highlights

Ascend in a cable car to the top of a 2000 year old fortress

Amazing view point over the Judean Desert and the Dead Sea

Visit the lowest place on earth

Swim and float in the salty water of the Dead Sea

Enjoy a mineral rich mud bath

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7:15 AM, Masada and Dead Sea Day Tour from Tel Aviv in English

Duration 11h 15m

Live Commentary in English.

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7:15 AM, Masada and Dead Sea Day Tour from Tel Aviv in French

Duration 11h 15m

Live Commentary in French.

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7:15 AM, Masada and Dead Sea Day Tour from Tel Aviv in German

Duration 11h 15m

Live Commentary in German.

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7:15 AM, Masada and Dead Sea Day Tour from Tel Aviv in Spanish

Duration 11h 15m

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Masada and Dead Sea Day Tour from Tel Aviv

Activity Location

Masada

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Tel Aviv Hotels pick ups

    Tel Aviv-Yafo


Description

Descend 1,200 meters from Jerusalem through the wilderness to the Dead Sea and, with Jericho in the distance. We continue along the shores of the Dead Sea to Masada. As we ascend in the cable car, we look down at the Snake path which was used two thousand years ago when King Herod built this fortress cum palace. In fact, there were two palaces, as well as a swimming pool and a well-preserved beautiful bath-house.

Maintained by a small Roman legion after the death of Herod, it was seized by Jewish zealots at the beginning of the Jewish revolt against the Romans which culminated in the destruction of the Second Temple in the year 70 CE. We stand over the ramp, built for the Romans by their Jewish slaves, which facilitated the breaching of the wall after three years of siege.

On our return journey we pass the oasis of Ein Gedi where David hid from the wrath of King Saul (I Sam 24:1ff) and stop to see the caves at Qumran where the two thousand year old Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered.

At a Dead Sea resort we take the opportunity to cover ourselves with black mud, even our faces and bald spots! As long as two thousand years ago, Queen Cleopatra realised that it was the mud which kept her young and alluring for Mark Anthony! We wash the mud off in the sulphur pool, fed by the nearby springs.

Finally we enjoy a therapeutic swim in the Dead Sea. The water is 35 percent salt and even those who cannot swim can float. Tired but feeling and looking years younger we end the day!


Inclusions

  • Local tour guide

  • Transport by new air-conditioned vehicle

  • Pick-up and drop-off from variety of hotels in the city

  • Entrance fee to the Dead Sea and Masada


Exclusions

  • Food and drinks


Know Before You Book

  • You will need to contact the tour provider after the booking to arrange pickup time and location

  • The minimum age for joining the tour is four years old


Masada and Dead Sea Day Tour from Tel Aviv ratings based on 1 Verified Review

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3 out of 5

4/5 Aug 7, 2019

I had to say, especially because I’m not a big fan of riding on a bus, that the driver was skilled and very very professional. Great driver. I would add to the program, suggestions about special events at Masada to encourage return trips. I know I will be planning on going again ... thank you :)