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Masada & Dead Sea Tour: Full-Day from Jerusalem305 Reviews
Visit the Dead Sea and the desert fortress of Masada on our full-day excursion departing from Jerusalem. You’ll also have the chance to float and swim in the Dead Sea.
- Drive through the Judean desert
- Ascend Masada by cable car and tour the mountain fortress
- Float in the Dead Sea
DescriptionStart the day with pick-up from your hotel in Jerusalem and head to the Dead Sea, via the Judean hills. Your drive continues from there along the shores of the Dead Sea, to the desert fortress of Masada. Arrive at Masada, where your guide will tell you about the heroic story of the Jewish fighters. You’ll ascend Masada by cable car and then tour the mountain fortress that was built by King Herod. This is the spot where the Zealots of the 1st century made their last stand against the Roman troops. You’ll explore the site to see the remains of the walls, palaces, synagogue, water cisterns, mosaic floors and Roman baths. When you've completed this part of the tour, descend Masada by cable car. Your next destination is the Dead Sea. Its shores are the lowest point on dry land on earth! You’ll have the opportunity to float and swim in the Dead Sea waters that many believe have special therapeutic effects. Please note: from 17th to 23rd January 2019, the visit to Massasa will be replaced by a visit to Qumeran and Ein Gedi nature reserve.
IncludesHotel pick-up and drop-off Transportation Government-licensed tour guide Entrance fees to sites Meals Tips
- Comfortable walking shoes, head covering, sun protection lotion, a bathing suit and a towel are recommended. Hotel pick up is provided from centrally located hotels only. The supplier will confirm the pick-up time and address. If your hotel is not central, you will be sent the address of the closest meeting point. Please note: from 17th to 23rd January 2019, the visit to Massasa will be replaced by a visit to Qumeran and Ein Gedi nature reserve.