Tour Of Masada-Dead Sea And Qumran From Jerusalem

Overview

Visit the Masada fortress as well as the lowest place on earth - the Dead Sea, as you pass by sites such as the Inn of the Good Samaritan, Jericho and the Ein Gedi oasis. Also visit the discovery site of the Dead Sea Scrolls at Qumran on this guided day tour.

Highlights

  • All entrance fees included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city

Details about this tour

Together with your qualified, experienced tour guide, depart from Jerusalem in the morning and descend through the Judean Desert, passing by the Inn of the Good Samaritan and the Sea Level marker. As you descend to the shores of the Dead Sea, view the ancient city of Jericho from the road. Stop for a visit at Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found in the nearby caves.

Drive along the shores of the Dead Sea, passing by the oasis of Ein Gedi en route to Masada. Ascend to the top of the Masada mountain fortress by cable car and walk with your guide around the remains of the ancient synagogue, Roman bathhouses, cisterns and King Herod's winter palace perched on the northern face. Hear the tragic story of the last defenders of the stronghold against the Romans, whose encampments can be seen below.

Return by cable car and continue to the Dead Sea shore, where you can relax, cover yourself with black mud and float in the sea at the lowest place on earth. Return to your hotel in Jerusalem at the end of the day.

    Inclusions

    • Professional guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Entry/Admission - Qumran Caves

    Exclusions

    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities

    Additional Info

    Confirmation will be received at time of booking

    Children must be accompanied by an adult

    PLEASE INFORM WHERE YOU ARE STAYING AS WE NEED TO CONFIRM THE PICK UP TIME AND LOCATION.

    Wheelchair accessible

    Stroller accessible

    Service animals allowed

    Infants must sit on laps

    Not recommended for pregnant travelers

    No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

    Most travelers can participate

    This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

    This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

    Read More

    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

    • Stephen S
      27-Mar-2019

      the guide was in the wrong place from the instructions. Then without warning the trip I paid for wasn't taking place that day. I was substituted with a comparable trip. then because of weather conditions it wasn't possible to see the remainder of the program. the guide did fine substituting alternatives destinations. however after lunch the bus broke down and no replacement was forthcoming for 3 hours. if some clear explanations had been offered it would have made the delay much more bearable.

    • LeeAnne S
      24-Aug-2017

      Incredible experience. Magnificent views. Fascinating story behind this one-of-a-kind landmark

    • Adriana M
      15-Jul-2017

      Amazing trip! Our guide was great, Dead Sea is beautiful!! and the view from Qumran, unforgettable!

    • noleenka
      19-Mar-2017

      Amazing. Service world class. On time drop off and pick up.thank you

    • Guanghong X
      05-Dec-2016

      The tour guide stopped at a shopping place for 45 min while rushed us in Masada, didn't leave us any personal time to wonder around. He also tried sell an add-on tour at night. Unbelievable

    • mdheatingandair98
      06-May-2016

      Very nice trip, our guide was very informative

    • Adriana M
      09-Apr-2016

      I totally recommend this tour for families with children!
      We did this tour last week. We are a family of 5, my children are 2, 4, and 8 and I'm 7 months pregnant. It was hot, but we enjoyed the day very much. Our guide was very knowledgeable and explained the area well. The views from Masada are amazing and getting in the water at the end of the day was refreshing. We stopped by Qumran and had lunch there before heading to the beach. My kids got in the water for a few minutes, but complained they itched. The beach we went to was clean, had plenty of seating areas, and the showers were nearby. There is a bar, shops, and changing rooms available lockers for a fee. Bring a water bottle you can refill in Masada, sunscreen, comfortable shoes, and a towel. We didn't bring a stroller baby push chair, but you can there are some steps in Masada, but it's mostly hills and dirt roads.

    From
    USD 110
    Per Person
    8 Reviews