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Private Tour: Best of Jerusalem and the Dead Sea from Tel Aviv
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Private Tour: Best of Jerusalem and the Dead Sea from Tel Aviv

By Bein Harim Tourism Services
Recommended by 94% of travellers
94% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
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Get a personalized introduction to some of Israel’s highlights on a full-day, private tour of Jerusalem and the Dead Sea with transport from Tel Aviv or Jerusalem. A private guide will tailor a day of excursions to match the interests of your group, and you'll set the pace as you discover Jerusalem’s Old City, bathe in mineral-rich mud, and float in the Dead Sea’s salt-rich waters. 
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Duration: 10h
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Highlights
  • See Jerusalem’s Christian, Armenian, Muslim, and Jewish Quarters 
  • Customizable tour can be tailored to fit your interests
  • Keep cool in a private, climate-controlled vehicle
  • Convenient pickup and drop-off at Tel Aviv or Jerusalem hotels

  • Pickup and drop-off around the city
  • Professional private guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Parking fees - 15 USD
  • Entrance fees - 20 USD per person
  • Entry/Admission - Dead Sea

Meet a driver in Tel Aviv or Jerusalem, and then travel to Jerusalem’s Old City in a climate-controlled vehicle, learning about local history along the way. This is a great time to discuss plans for the day, as your guide can tailor your itinerary to suit you and your group. The first stop is the Mount of Olives, where you’ll have sweeping views across Jerusalem’s Old City, the Dome of the Rock, and Temple Mount.  Enter the Old City through one of the historic gates, see the restored Byzantine Cardo, and stop at the Western Wall, also called the Wailing Wall. In the Christian Quarter, follow the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Then, travel to the Dead Sea for an afternoon on the beach, with free time to swim or take a mud bath before returning to your original departure point.

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Wheelchair accessible
        • Pushchair accessible
        • Near public transportation
        • Infant seats available
        • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5209PRVISRAEL

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • This itinerary is only a proposal; we can customize this private tour according to your wishes
        • Modest dress is required when entering the holy sites; covered knees and shoulders
        • We recommend to bring comfortable walking shoes, swimwear, water and sun protection.
        • Most travellers can participate
        • On Saturday and holidays, an extra charge of $125 applies
        • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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

        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: 5209PRVISRAEL

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        • Bein Harim Tourism Services
          10,592
          Tel Aviv, Israel
          Joined in November 2010
        • 811martenp
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Masada Dead sea relax
          I really enjoyed the trip! The guide Eyal was very provident and professional! I Learned a lot about the places we passed by. We went through the sites without any hurry. The things were explained in an very eupeptic manner. Although we passed through the Westbank in summer 2024, there was no impression of any danger on the way. Local people we found where very kind at all places. The stay at the beach was about 1.5h, enough to enjoy this extraordinary place. Thanks for a very nice trip!
          Written 26 June 2024
        • 811martenp
          0 contributions
          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          Jerusalem in a rush
          It was a really nice trip! The guide Abu Shai was very professional, a history professor giving courses in US universities, as he stated. And indeed a lot of historical background was given beyond the facts about the sites we visited. Furthermore information was always intended to be in a consistent (not always religious) context. I really enjoyed the discussions. Unfortunately, we went through Jerusalem with a great portion of hurry, not really giving us time to rest and contemplate as I would have preferred for such a magic place on earth. People were also told to don't stop at any stall or photographic site except the ones we were told by the guide. The excuse was that we had to pass by so many places in the given time frame. Finally we finished the tour in around 6 hours. Anyway I learned a lot and enjoyed what I found. Thanks
          Written 26 June 2024
        • esimisrael
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Unforgettable Masada and Dead Sea Adventure!
          This "Masada and the Dead Sea Day Trip from Tel Aviv" was incredible! The convenience of hotel pickup and drop-off, combined with comfortable air-conditioned travel, made the journey stress-free. Our guide's detailed explanations at Masada were enlightening, enhancing our appreciation of this historic site. Floating in the Dead Sea was a surreal experience, with optional therapeutic treatments available. Highly recommended for anyone visiting Israel!
          Written 26 June 2024
        • K3739KIangelar
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Excellent
          Simply the best! The guide was very knowledgeable and informative about all the historical details. Transitions from each site were spot on!
          Written 22 June 2024
        • francotheexplorer
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Jerusalem &Betlehem Tour
          Great experience. Our tour guide is Itamar, and he is so knowledgeable about the whole place and adding some trivias. He is a great tour guide he truly connects with people and can communicate with different languages like english and spanish.
          Written 18 June 2024
        • U5755YDadrianam
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing
          The help they gave us for the process at the border is very supportive, they make it easier in Procedure and all the travel was amazing, or course we’ll return 😊
          Written 4 June 2024
        • F6783QFjimt
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Trip of a lifetime!
          Avi was our driver and tour guide. Easy efficient pick up and drop off. This was a 'return' trip for me after 53 years. Avi made the trip live up to all my expectations and more. We covered the Sea Level pit stop on the way down to the rift valley from Jerusalem. The cable car ascent of Masada and Avi gave us just the right depth of insight without any stress or rush. Then our time at Kalil Beach for our float in the Dead Sea and our self-pasting with Dead Sea mud was the best! A once in a lifetime experience not to be missed. It was a humbling honour to be blazing the trail for the return of tourism to Israel after the devastation wrought on 7 October 2023.
          Written 31 May 2024
        • RLFCYCLE
          0 contributions
          1.0 of 5 bubbles
          Unreliable
          The operator cancelled the tour 12 hours beforehand and all the others were booked. Unacceptable and unprofessional. The guide then did not return text messages. Stay away from this.
          Written 26 May 2024
        • katlinw2024
          0 contributions
          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great tour and amazing tour guide
          This trip was the highlight of my time in Israel. Itamer was an amazing tour guide- his knowledge of history, Israel, and the Bible all fused to make this trip really memorable. All the sites we visited were amazing, there was ample time at each one but it didn’t feel like we were there for too long, and Itamer did a great job conducting the tour in multiple languages for different people. He truly cared about each person having a great experience. Visiting Jesus place where he grew up and did most of his ministry was truly incredible and the price for the tour was great. If you go, download what’s app because they will communicate with you that way for the pick up and drop off.
          Written 21 May 2024
        • shacharg2024
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          I'm an Israeli, love to travel different places in our beautiful little country. Masada is important from me historicall
          Amazing place! I will visit again for sure! The view is astounding, the history background is truly admiring. I loved it so much!
          Written 26 March 2024
        • blancahavila
          0 contributions
          1.0 of 5 bubbles
          Horrible experience with Viator
          Horrible tour to Valle de Guadalupe We bought a tour to Valle de Guadalupe, from a supposed “Tour company.” They sent us 4 people plus the driver in a 4 persons sedan car, my daughter had to go in the middle for 6 hours. The driver was talking on the phone back and forth, when I told him that I thought it was dangerous for us to do it, he said that he had a lot of experience driving 8 wheelers, so he didn't stop. I don't think it's allowed to take tourists this way. So unprofessional, didn't know anything about the area, he just transported us to the destination in the most uncomfortable and dangerous way. At the last point, the vineyard where they gave us a cheese board, he sat at our table and loudly talked on her cell phone, taking away the only pleasant experience of the entire day. What he did share with us, was all the dangerous places in the area. Although the driver tried, this company is not a professional tour company. We brought a bigger and safer truck, if we had known how bad it would be, we would have left on our own.
          Written 1 January 2024
        • _saroshv
          0 contributions
          2.0 of 5 bubbles
          Bad experience!
          This tour was badly organized .First we waited outside the hotel for an hour before we were picked up .No one knew where to go .We thought we were finally starting the trip .But we were taken to this hilly top where we waited another hour in a dingy cafe . The tour was rushed as it was getting late .For lunch everyone is taken to this awful resturant with chaos ,substandard food and fighting crowds . Before going into the resturant you have to go thru a shop and they push coupons to you to buy super expensive products . Guide did not have much knowledge or rather one sided knowledge .We were rushed thru Masada which was the main attraction .I asked him a couple of questions breaking his monologue. He did not like it and was very rude . Do not take this tour .If you do bring your own food . It was a waste of money .
          Written 23 December 2023
        • 619jeffry
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Natural beauty and historical sites in the Heights
          The Golan Heights is an area of outstanding natural beauty and intriguing historical sites It was captured from Syria during the Six Day War in 1967 and is now part of Israel. The Golan Heights is of great strategic importance, it has a commanding view of the northern Galilee. Apart from its military value, the Golan is a fertile agricultural region. The trip from Jerusalem to the Golan takes around two hours by car.
          Written 3 November 2023
        • 619jeffry
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Holy sites appeal deeply to believers
          The Western Wall, often called the Wailing Wall, is sacred to Jews; other denominations are also welcome. It is adjacent to the wall of the Second Temple, which is all that remains of the Temple. The 4th Century Church of the Sepulcher is the site where Christians traditionally gather to commemorate the site of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. The Holy Sepulcher is also an important destination on the Via Dolorosa, Christ's Way of Suffering. These sites appeal deeply to believers.
          Written 2 November 2023
        • sheri0915
          0 contributions
          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          This is a wonderful tour and I pray that Israel be able to offer this again in the near future.
          Note: We went on this tour on 10/5, 36 hours before the Hamas attack. We really enjoyed the drive from Jerusalem and the stops that we made. Masada was a very interesting sight to behold. My only suggestion is to cut the time spent in Masada by about 30 minutes so you can spend that extra time at the Dead Sea. We got less than 30 minutes there, which was not enough. We floated in the sea for about five minutes and then had to get out and shower off to leave.
          Written 26 October 2023
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        David E
        5 contributions
        3.0 of 5 bubbles
        Sept 2022
        Decent experience, Hava was very knowledgeable though the experience felt a bit tourist-trappy at times, particularly at the old markets. Some parts of it we felt we could have done on our own and other parts dragged on a bit. Overall a decent experience.
        Written 19 September 2022
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        Dear davideO1423VL, we are very happy to know you enjoyed your guide. We put a lot of effort choosing our guides. Sure you can travel the old city by yourself, but the the benefits and value of a knowledgeable guide is what makes the difference and what makes the tour great.
        Written 20 September 2022
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        Emily m
        3 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Amazing tour, worth the higher price compared to other tours. Hava was a great guide and very informative. We saw a lot in one day but she did a do good job of not making us feel rushed.
        Written 21 July 2022
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        Much appreciate you sharing this sincere review of the service provided by Bein Harim anad our highly experienced and skilled guide Hava. Happy ;to read you came way with a memorable and satisfying tour experience.
        Written 23 July 2022
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        johnkumler2011
        7 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Oct 2022 • Couples
        Kobie was our guide and we had a grand time. He knew all the great places to go and we modified the tour to meet our desires. His mastery of the history of the region, Israel and Jerusem was impressive and made the tour very interesting. We toured with another Bien Harim guide the next day and had a similar experience. The experience will last a lifetime.
        Written 9 November 2022
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        Ken
        Sudbury, UK92 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        If you are visiting Tel Aviv and want to see the major sights in Old Jerusalem, along with going to the Dead Sea you should book your trip with Bein Harim Tourism Services Ltd.

        The actual trip was in two parts - the morning spent exploring Old Jerusalem's major tourist attractions, including the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and the Western Wall.

        On the way to the Old city, we stopped on the Mount of Olives to admire the view of Old Jerusalem from above. We also passed the Garden of Gethsemane.

        We entered the old city through the Xion Gate and walked through the alleyways. It was fascinating and like stepping back in time.

        Being the Thursday before Good Friday we were told we would not be able to enter the Church of the Holy Sepulcher due to religious processions. However, Lorne's (our guide) timing was perfect as when we arrived the parade had finished and we had the opportunity to go inside.

        Although I am not religious, it was amazing to visit the Western Wall and see prayers talking place at the most holiest Jewish site in the world.

        Following a break for lunch we travelled to the Dead Sea, which is around 45 mins from the centre of Jerusalem and around 400 metres below sea level.

        Once at the Dead Sea we had approximately two hours to explore and do our own thing. It was an amazing experience to float unaided in water which has 12 times the salt of a normal sea and to rub the mud into our skin for its cleansing benefits.

        A big thank you goes to Lorne, our Guide. He was very knowledgeable and told us many interesting facts. I certainly learned a lot from listening to him explaining about the sites we were visiting. He did an excellent job.

        Over all this trip is well worth the money as it was a full day of exploration and you get to see Old Jerusalem and the Dead Sea.
        Written 29 March 2018
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        Tim
        17 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Good tour to learn more about the history / religion in Jerusalem with the guide Zahi. He did his job very well and we enjoyed the time with him. Tour from Tel Aviv: Elvis Gas Station - Mount Olives (view to Jerusalem) - Jerusalem - Dead Sea. Zahi guided us also to non-Touristic route to avoid the crowd. We hade Falafel and Shawarma for lunch which was unfortunately not the best food and it was expensive too (1x Shawarma / 1x Falafel and 2x drinks for 80 Shekel). We would recommend too eat somewhere else. The A/C in the bus was too cold but they managed to fix it during the tour.
        Dead see was very overcrowded, but where is it not...?!
        We felt very safe during the tour and we would recommend Bein Harim for this day trip. Many thanks to Zahi and his driver.
        Written 4 May 2019
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        Thanks for this account of your enjoyable day tour guided by Zahi. He deserves your praise and feedback especially during this very busy peak period that he managed your tour professionally and smoothly. Not always an easy task. That is a pretty standard price for the meals you had. The Dead Sea facilitated veach is also busy right now. It is the only option we have in that region that suits this tour shedule.The tour attracts many Many travelers. Bein Harim appreciates your kind recommendation
        Written 4 May 2019
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        Nancy D
        Denver, CO36 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Nov 2017
        A full day of information about Tev Aviv, Masada and the Dead Sea. The guide was excellent, humourous and personable. I loved the drive and the trip to Masada. I was not happy about the Dead Sea experience as I found the dressing rms to be dirty, no privacy, few places to put belongings, a long line (and this was Nov.) for the shower. So I made a choice NOT to experience the dead sea as the facilities were poor.
        Written 23 February 2018
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        Gabi F
        2 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Mar 2019 • Friends
        Great day trip from Tel Aviv, combining Jerusalem city tour and a couple of hours or relaxation by the Dead Sea. Tour guide was very attentive, knowledgeable and funny.
        Written 1 April 2019
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        Thanks so much for your 5 star rating review of your tour guided by Yoav. He sure is worthy of such praise and compliments for his skill , wealth of knowledge and experience. We are always happy to read when travelers come away with an enlightening fun tour experience operated by Bein Harim.
        Written 1 April 2019
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        Leila S
        Stockholm, Sweden1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Very professional effective and entertaining tour
        We felt very taken care of by our guide Lorne Newman who mixed humour and facts into a fascinating blend
        Written 13 October 2018
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        777Lawyer
        San Francisco, CA23 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Feb 2018 • Business
        I spent 26 hours in Israel on a work trip and the Sheraton Tel Aviv helped our group arrange a tour by using Hallelujah Tours. We had a super knowledgeable licensed tour guide, Avi Hayo. Avi took us to King David's Tomb then to the different quarters of Old Jerusalem. The Western Wall (aka., Wailing Wall) was a highlight for me. After lunch (lunch not included in tour package), the group visited The Church of Holy Sepulchre then a 40-minute drive to the Dead Sea.

        I couldn't say enough good things about Avi Hayo for he is truly knowledgeable about Biblical history and geography. Avi is simply a great tour guide! I would highly recommend Hallelujah Tours and Avi Hayo in particular.
        Written 2 March 2018
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        AnaFdez
        Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates19 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        All my friends and I booked a one day private tour to Jerusalem and the Dead Sea from Tel Aviv. We did not have a lot of time in Israel so this tour was very convenient as it was well organized and we managed to visit the main touristy sites. The best of the trip was our guide Yuval, he was knowleadable, and accomodated all of our group requests when possible. He went above and beyond showing us Israel's hidden gems and giving us local tips. We did our tour in Spanish but I belive he also does the tour in other languages. Highly recommended, thank you!
        Written 4 April 2022
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        Thanks so much for sharing this praise of your guide Yuval and his organisation of the tour to both these locations. We are really happy that you all had a memorable and enjoyable tour experience.
        Written 5 April 2022
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