9-Hour Masada, Ein Gedi, And Dead Sea Tour From Jerusalem

Overview

This full day, self-guided, small group tour to Masada, Ein Gedi and the Dead Sea will take you from Jerusalem to the top sights in the Judean Desert. With a hike around an ancient fortress, time to relax and float in the Dead Sea, and a visit to desert oasis, you won't be disappointed.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Family friendly
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Small-group tour by minibus

Details about this tour

Starting out early in the morning, head east from the city of Jerusalem and into the desert hills. As you travel towards the first stop, Masada, you will get an amazing view of the mountains in Jordan across the Dead Sea, and a chance to take a photo at the lowest place on earth.

Once you arrive at the ancient Masada Fortress, your driver will leave you to explore the site as you take a cable car to the top of the mount. With a long history dating back to the time of Herod, this ancient fortress was the site of the last stronghold of the Jewish rebellion, and remains a well preserved Roman ruin.

The next stop is the Ein Gedi Nature Reserve which is a beautiful desert oasis in the middle of Judean desert, and on the banks of the Dead Sea. You will have a chance to explore and time to purchase lunch at the cafe. Ein Gedi is the sitewhere David once hid from King Saul, and with cool streams of fresh spring water, and a large variety of plants and animals, this oasis is rich with history and beauty.

Our final visit is to a Dead Sea beach where you'll be able to float in water, relax in the mineral rich Dead Sea mud, or simply enjoy the sun at the lowest place on earth, before we head back to Jerusalem in the late afternoon.

Inclusions

  • Driver
  • Full transportation
  • Information via our self-guiding App

Exclusions

  • Entrance to Ein Gedi and Masada (29 ILS each)
  • Cable Car (47 ILS return trip)
  • Lunch/meals
  • Guide (this is a self guided tour with a driver)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

In case of heavy rain or bad weather, some sites may be closed and an alternative tour route chosen

This is a self guided tour with a knowledgeable driver leading the tour

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Reviews

  • Glenn B
    03-Jul-2019

    It was very Nice, the driver did some explanation. Could see a lot in a short time. Was a good choice.

  • RAPHAELLE H
    17-Apr-2019

    Really great tour! I was lucky because we were a lot of people and we had 2 buses, one big and one small.. I was in the small one with only around 10/12 people! We started at Masada. Our driver, Sassi, was really nice and interesting, he gave us many explanations about the sites we were going to See. We spent 2 hours at Massada, from 9 to 11am, it was not too crowded yet. Then we drove to En Gedi, its was Way too crowded because it was a day off ( Election Day ) it was nice but because of the number of people and the heat i didn't hike much! Then we drove to the Dead Sea ( in the North ) at Neve Midbar Beach, we stayed for 1 hour and a half. Which is enough I think :) the beach was nice, with cool bars, restaurants and shops ( and camels ) and even swimming pools ).
    I really recommend this tour, its well organized ( oh and they give you towels in the bus before going to the Dead Sea!) , out driver was great. The views of the désert on the road was breath taking.. thank you Abrahams tour!

  • Elzbieta M
    24-Jan-2019

    The trip was very interesting but since the cable car wasn't available the time given to climb Masada was hardly enough to climb up and down again without enough time to take it all in.

  • Marta W
    17-Jan-2019

    Very nice trip. Highly recommended. Just enough time for everything. 2 h in Masada then 1.5 h in Ein Gedi and 1.5 h in Dead Sea. Although our driver was 1 hour late we manage to visit everything and get free drink at the end because of drivers late.

  • jenktruong
    01-Nov-2017

    Great tour. Knowlegable driver. Enough time at each stop.

  • Miklos K
    26-Oct-2017

    Worth the money for this tour, especially to visit Masada and the Dead-sea. Although it was a self-guided tour, our driver Mt Haim
    helped a lot with additional info - whch we appreciated very much,

  • SusanW
    25-Sep-2017

    I think that a guided tour at Masada would have created a better experience for us. It would have given us more information vs. just dropping us there with no direction. On the other hand, strolling through Ein Gedi was fine along with dropping us off at the Dead Sea. The spa that they drove us to at the Dead Sea was packed with people. The dressing and shower area was not clean and was overcrowded as well.

  • james j
    30-Aug-2017

    I suffered in the intense heat and it stopped me from enjoying the tour. That is my issue and no fault of the tour organizers. the tour ran as advertised , scheduled well and ran on time. I felt ein gedi was a waste of time because of the heat and lack of anything interesting there personal view. The dead sea was enjoyable as well as an opportunity to cool off. The one negative I have is that there are no decent food stops, ein gedi has poor food choice, likewise Masada ...so bring your own food!

  • rodney b
    14-Jun-2017

    Certainly the tour stop off in Masada gave more than expected. Wonderful views from the plateau so great for photos as you could see for more than 30kM. Great ride in the cable car but the walk down looked formidable. Just wish we had more time as it was only a quick visit in the museum. Ein Gedi was a disappointment, good snack bar and convenience shop but the waterfall pool accommodated 5 as best and 50 were there. Also the 100 children in the park prevented seeing any animals but we managed that outside the park, question is why go in. The Dead Sea was fantastic and the choice of resort great, had everything needed for a great time 400m below sea level, just wish we had a bit more time. My advice scrap or shorten the Ein Gedi visit. OH great guide although the tour was advertised as un-guided.

  • Christian S
    21-Dec-2016

    An ok tour.

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