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Masada and the Dead Sea Day Trip from Jerusalem

By Bein Harim Tourism Services
Enjoy two of Israel’s top sights on this full-day tour from Jerusalem, all without transportation hassles or overlooking any details or places of interest en route. Hear about passing sights such as the Qumran Caves, catch a cable car at Masada to explore with a guide, and get ample time to enjoy the Dead Sea. Included entrance fees and central hotel pickup and drop-off make everything super-smooth and convenient.
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Ages 4-99, max of 40 per group
Duration:9h
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Ticket type:Mobile
German, English, French, Spanish

Highlights
  • Hassle-free day trip to Masada and Dead Sea from Jerusalem by coach
  • Tour Masada’s ruins with a guide to learn about its past
  • Unrushed visit to Dead Sea to relax in its waters and mineral mud
  • Extra convenient: includes entry fees, guide, and central hotel transfers

  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Professional guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Cable Car up to Masada
  • Entrance fees
  • Entry/Admission - Masada National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Dead Sea
What's not included
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities

Depart your central Jerusalem hotel or other city-center location by air-conditioned coach and journey to Masada, where a crumbled ancient fortress covers a mountaintop. Along the way, listen as your guide points out places of interest, including the site of the bible’s Good Samaritan parable. Nearing Masada, experience panoramic views of the Dead Sea before riding the cable car for a guided tour of the 2,000-year-old mountain fortress and its relics. View and learn about the must-sees and hear about the mass suicide of Jewish zealots here in AD 74. Then, pass Ein Gedi and the Qumran Caves, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found, and visit the Dead Sea, situated at the Earth’s lowest point. Enjoy ample time to wallow in the salt waters and mineral-rich mud before traveling back to Jerusalem past Jericho and ending your trip at the original starting point.

Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Please note that our pickup/drop-off is available from a few central hotels only. Please select the hotel closest to your address from the drop-down menu on the tour page. If you are not sure which of the listed hotels is a good fit, please choose the option “I don’t see my pickup location” and insert enter your accommodation address. After the booking is approved by the local tour operator, a confirmation email from Bein Harim will be sent to you mentioning the final pickup point closest to your address. Please read the email with the attached booking confirmation carefully to make sure you are waiting for the pickup at the correct location. Please make sure to wait for the pickup at the hotel entrance.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5209MASDSJ

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Recommended to bring hats, bathing suit, towels, sun protection.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Please note this tour is not suitable for children under the age of 4
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5209MASDSJ

Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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  • 1
    Harei Yehuda
    Stop: 60 minutes
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    Pass by
    Khan Al-Hatruri - The Good Samaritan Inn
  • 2
    Masada National Park
    Stop: 75 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Herod's Palace (Herodium)
    Stop: 60 minutes
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    Pass by
    En Gedi Nature Reserve
    Qumran Caves
  • 4
    Dead Sea
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

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Amelia O
Amelia O
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Masada and Dead Sea great, but get rid of AHAVA stop
Overall, this was a good tour. Let me explain step by step how things will work if you take this tour, because I li
shuangbiaoliu
shuangbiaoliu
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Great experience in a day trip from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and the Dead sea
My daughter and I were picked up from Orchid hotel on time (many pick-up hotels to choose from, Orchid is close to
Exploration522482
Exploration522482
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Wonderful Day Trip to Jerusalem and Bethlehem
Wonderful day trip to Jerusalem and Bethlehem from Tel Aviv. Hava our guide was very informative and fun. The day t
UdayaM2
UdayaM2
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Don’t get ripped off at the souvenir shops recommended by Bein Harim
This as well as few of my other tours were booked thru bein harim . The best part were guides . They were knowledge
curth362
curth362
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Tour guide Ziv was amazing; tour good too
We went on three different day tours this trip to Israel, and Ziv, our tour guide, on this visit to Nazareth and Ga
sanjag738
sanjag738
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Amazing tour!
Amazing tour guide Yoav! He was really good and the whole tour was nice. Highly recommend if you go to Israel.
325albertar
325albertar
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Nazareth and Sea of Galilee
Dan Porges proved to be an excellent guide. Well organized and interesting tour. We were able to see many historic
SGSkyes23
SGSkyes23
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Didn’t start well but ended well
We didn’t start the day well due to their internal operations miscommunication and leaving 7 passengers going on th
JudithCharmers123
JudithCharmers123
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Good tour but too much time wasted in shops for tour company to get their kick backs
A great trip, well guided by Tomer. You certainly get to see everything on this trip, only downside were the 3 sh
taoq979
taoq979
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Guide did not show up
I waited for 35 minutes at the pick up address printed on the ticket but the guide did not show up, later got an em
jenniferhY4863GL
jenniferhY4863GL
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Best tour
Did the Jerusalem/Dead Sea tour and it was amazing! Our guide Avi was exceptional! I learned so much about Israel t
hughj623
hughj623
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Outstanding value a wonderful day.
The tour of Masada and the Dead Sea was outstanding. Visually stunning, and a historical lecture from Dan Parges,
alansM4727ZQ
alansM4727ZQ
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Great
The whole experience was excellent. Our Guide Havva was excellent and very knowledeable. Learnt a lot.
A5580WCleec
A5580WCleec
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Hava was amazing
Hava Dorany was our fabulous guide to Nazareth. She was knowledgeable, interesting and had a sense of humour. The
Dawnkeshea
Dawnkeshea
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Bethlehem & Jericho Tour
Yosef was amazing! Very engaged and fun! Funny too!!! He is extremely knowledgeable about the country, is a teache
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rottovaveronika
Prague, Czech Republic1 contribution
Aug 2022
The trip was great, nature was amazing. Everything went smootly, the pick up from the hotel, division into different groups in order to different trips on Mt. Scopus… technically everything was well-managed. The bus was well equiped. And the driver (Hassan) was amazing as well. The tour guide was an amazing guy. Funny, clever, outstanding. His stories were really funny, his english was clear and nice. He used microphone inside of the bus, so it was clear and loud enough for everybody. I would really recommend this tour and especially if you will find Dan Porges as your tour guide you are considered to be very lucky. Tour itself was great as i mentioned - a lot of stops to make photos, enought time to explore places by yourself. We have good time management and we even saw some “extras” on our stops - the dessert or the spiky tree.
Written 2 September 2022
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Jenny E
Thanks very much for this reave review; of your tour guided by our very capable and experienced guide DAn.He deserves your praise for his efforts and professional tour management, always keeping your needs and interests in the highest regard. Happy to read you have an immensely enjoyable and memorable tour to cherish.
Written 3 September 2022
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Mitch N
Ra'anana, Israel1 contribution
This was the first time my nephew visited Israel.
The tour guide was great, but although we were picked up on time (7:50), we were taken to a Cafe place and waited for about an hour and a half because one person had not shown up. Due to this, our visit to Masada was cut short.
It wasn't the tour guides fault and she was upset about it, but mostly everyone waiting was not happy.
Otherwise, the bus was great, but I was surprised it didn't have wi-fi. The bus driver was great.
The wait at the coffee shop for so long, when I woke up early and gave up a breakfast at the hotel (that I paid extra for) so I can be on time , was annoying.
Overall, my nephew enjoyed the sites.
Written 30 June 2022
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Dear Mitch, thanks for this feedback from which we must learn as well as investigate fully. Delays occur, but this is not usual to wait for a single traveler, certainly not 1.5 hrs as you have reported. The coffee shop wait doesn't seem to coincide with the tour schedule, not as you write. We'll look into this via the driver. It is indeed annoying to have to wait. Glad that you were satisfied with our guide and driver. Apologies from Ben Harim that you had to go through this. Sincerely, Bein Harim team
Written 12 July 2022
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G1992M
1 contribution
Apr 2022
The day started quite early in Tel Aviv, but from the moment everyone was on the bus the overall mood was quite lively. We drove to Jerusalem to collect a few more riders, in addition to our incredible tour guide for the day, Dan. We made our way out of Jerusalem and towards Masada, with Dan providing an insightful commentary skillfully interwoven with historical facts, cultural observations, and a decent amount of humour. Masada itself was breathtaking, lunch was tasty, and the 1hr dip into the Dead Sea was definitely a memorable / once in a lifetime experience. I'd highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Israel who wants to experience the country off the beaten path, but who also appreciate history and geographical wonders—Also, aim for Dan to be your guide (:
Written 17 April 2022
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pazio63
Thanks so much for sharing your satisfaction with our guide dan and the whole tour management. Dan sure deserves your complements for his efforts and informative, indepth commentary. We are so happy you came away with a meaningful enjoyable and memorable tour experience with Bein Harim.
Written 18 April 2022
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Noelle M
38 contributions
We booked 3 tours on 3 consecutive days as shore excursions from a Royal Carribean Cruise.
First day Jerusalem & Bethlehem: long story short, it was horrible. They take you to a store that stuff is triple the price of the on street vendor and then they don’t give you time to shop. No time to see the important stuff just a quick run through. Very stressful, packed and guides most likely get kick back from places they force you to go to .

Second day : Massad & Dead sea- Massad is a waste of time, the lines to get in are horrendous, takes forever and you are packed in like sardines. Its alot of walking and just boring and mundane information. It is better seen from a distance rather than wasting time going up. Dead sea was only 20 minutes. Barely enough time to get in. Don’t recommend the massad. I recommend going to spend the day at a resort on the dead sea. Wish I had more time at the dead sea, less time at the massad.

Third day was in Haifa- again, everything is rushed. They only want to show you what they want and skip over important stuff.

Food on all three days was HORRIBLE. Pack a snack because you will go 6 hours without eating. When you finally do go to a restaurant the food is terrible and expensive.

💯 do NOT recommend this tour.
Written 4 November 2022
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Hadar H
Dear noellem218, We are most regretful to learn that this was the nature of your experience. When booking a group tour, you must understand that you are submitted to a tighter and more complex schedule. The businesses we work with are chosen carefully in order to provide warranty (stores, for example) and to serve large groups (restaurants, for another example). To be the master of your itinerary and schedule ,we recommend to book a private tour. We don't have control over lines in national parks and other touristic sites. The "important stuff" is your subjective perspective. All our guides are government licensed and professional and are given the credit and judgment to decide what's important.
Written 6 November 2022
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Gingerwizard5
Cambridge, UK10 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
Masada is without doubt a “must see” spectacular site. The Dead Sea is an unforgettable experience. However beware that this is a very long day tour of 9hrs: taking into account the 1.5hrs set aside to visit Masada and 1.5hrs for the Dead Sea the remaining 6 hours was inefficiently used; 3hours 20 minutes driving time but 3 hours was lost on pickups and logistics. You will most likely be picked up in a minibus and transferred to a larger bus near the University. There were 40 people on our tour which was too large a group. The lunch stop time would have been better used for more time at Masada or the Dead Sea where there were other (and less pricey) lunch options.
The tour guide was ‘efficient’ with her explanations but we were very uncomfortable listening to personal opinions regarding the current tensions in Israel which weren’t helpful, and we didn’t think benefited the tour.
Written 22 May 2022
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pazio63
Dear Ginger, Thanks for this review. Indeed tour and time management is an important skill for all our guides. You can understand in high season (especially after Covid and lockdown of 2 years) when there is demand then tours are certainly run as large groups. This does not in any way deter from the locations visited in the commentary provided. Lunch stops are very few in this deserted region. We stop where it is convenient to cater to groups. We cannot go without a lunch stop and certainly cannot fit into a schedule a drive only for lunch but rather a restaurant on the way. We certainly will reiterate the manner and non-voicing of personal opinions. This is not acceptable. Sincerely; Bein Harim team
Written 24 May 2022
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Fiona R
Chavanoz, France1 contribution
Aug 2022
A great visit for a solo traveller like myself, family or couple visiting the region for the first time. The guide, Dan, was very knowledgeable and fun, which completely made this the great experience it was visiting these must-see sights.

A bit of a tourist trap at times (a lot of 'exit via the gift shop' it was a pity to stop off at Qumeran to eat from their highly overpriced tourist cafe rather than to have some free time to visit the Dead Sea Scrolls caves for example), but this is often to be expected on this kind of day where you are shuttled from one place to the next, albeit with fascinating commentary all the way, making the experience arguably more worthwhile than a solo trip. Thank you Dan for such a memorable experience!

Written 2 September 2022
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Jenny E
Happy to read that you found the tour and ocations intersting with te comentary provided by Dan.He is worthy of such feedback for his efforts.Indeed these lcations cater for tourists and you are on a group tour.. Lunch is what they are able to cater for groups.We have no problem with travlers bringing their own packed lunch
Written 3 September 2022
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thiloortgies
Tel Aviv, Israel1 contribution
Jul 2022
Best tour guide you could ask for. He's a very knowledgeable, witty guy who won't bore you to death like the other guides, and trust me, we came across plenty of them on our tour. Even though he says he hasn't done tour guiding for long, he knows how to entertain the crowd and keep you interested throughout the day. Since he's fairly young compared to the other tour guides, he'll also be able to give you recommendations on clubbing in Tel Aviv amongst other things. Would book again 10/10
Written 15 July 2022
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880crobbins
Little River, SC1 contribution
May 2022
The day to Masada and the Dead Sea was great. Aaron Garcia, our tour guide was very informative and kept everyone entertained. Most also recognize the driver, he was very professional and never took any chances as I've seen other tour buses have. I do recommend Bein Harim Tours.
Written 16 May 2022
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pazio63
Thanks for this rave review of your tour guided by Aaron. He sure deserves your feedback for his efforts and engaging manner. Your sincere recommendation of our services is much appreciated. Come again soon.
Written 16 May 2022
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IMLady_Marion
United States132 contributions
Fortunately, the centralized pickup was less than a block from my hotel. The problem was that there were multiple tour companies picking up at the exact same time from that hotel, so it involved going from one coordinator to the next to find my tour. Buses were parked in front and on a side street. So glad I got there early. Of course, at the end of the very long day, our stop was the last.
The tour itself and the guide and driver were excellent with ample time given at each of the 2 major sites. Because I wasn't hungry, I did not eat at the lunch location. People were complaining about the long lines and limited choices. When we arrived at the Dead Sea, it was clearly the place the tour buses all chose to come to. It was terribly crowded and after changing and finally getting down to the "beach" (actually just mud) it was nearly impossible to negotiate the steep angle into the water. As I watched a few young women and men slip and slide, I decided a fractured hip was not on my personal agenda for this excursion so I passed and returned to the changing room. However, to be clear, the mud and steep angle was not the tour company's fault.
Written 13 November 2022
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Jenny E
Thanks for sharing.These are extremely busy days wirh considerable visitor overload at the locations.For we cannot be held accountable. Lunch stop options for groyps,are minimal in this region, thus the long lines,waiting etc.We have vrought this urgebtly to attention of tourism authorities in the region.as,what you describe is not how we wish to operate.Dead Sea dipping and floating and negotiating ones movement requires attebtion and caution. It isa once in a lifetime experience though!
Written 13 November 2022
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Tim W
London, UK21 contributions
Our guide was very good experienced & knowledgeable. Nice pace to the trip, beautiful sights & a very worthwhile day trip. Lunch venue needs replacing. Not the tour providers fault as many bars & restaurants in the area have not reopened since Covid, but a quick search on TP shows the 5* “Me Casa Restaurant” is nearby, so maybe swap the lunch venue to there ?
Written 12 June 2022
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