Masada and the Dead Sea Day Trip from Tel Aviv

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Masada and the Dead Sea Day Trip from Tel Aviv
from £101.56
Discover two of Israel's must-see sights on this memorable day trip from Tel Aviv. You'll explore the legendary ruins of Masada and King Herod's palaces, and enjoy a therapeutic visit to the famous Dead Sea. This unforgettable day trip also passes the setting of one of the New Testament's most famous parables, the Good Samaritan.

Due to maintenance working of the cable car, the site of Masada will be closed between January 13th-27th 2019.

As a substitution, tour will visit at Qumran caves and Baptism site on the Jordan River.
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In Brief

Tel Aviv, Israel
12 hours
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: En Gedi Nature Reserve, Route 90 Road 90 Israel

See Ein Gedi natural reserve

Stop At: Dead Sea, Israel

Float and mud yourself at the Dead sea

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Masada National Park, Masada 8698000 Israel

Visit Masada

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes


  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Professional guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Dead Sea
  • Entry/Admission - Masada National Park


  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities

Departure Time

7:15 AM

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 12 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Please note this tour is not suitable for children under the age of 4
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

The Masada site was inaccessible the day of this trip due to flooded roads, but our guide, Daniel, found an assortment of other sites to go to and which proved well worth visiting thanks to Daniel's insightful commentary throughout the day. Daniel was a great guide: patient with questions and thoughtful in his answers and as a result, he was able to turn our initial disappointment into a very rewarding experience. Thanks.
• Submitted 07 Jan 2020
A full, very organised and informative day. Enjoyed all aspects of the trip. Make sure you take water shoes to wear at the Dead Sea as the ground down to the sea is rough and too hot for your feet. Excellent guide. Thoroughly recommend this trip. Good value for money.
• Submitted 15 Nov 2019
Reut, the best guide we had, always customer oriented Just a little bit disapointed by dead sea water, too much mud. Same experience at Cape Verde where sait water is really beautiful But globally, excellent tour
• Submitted 05 Nov 2019
This trip was great. I didn’t know much about Masada beforehand but our guide, Amir, was fascinating and had so much knowledge. He also made adjustments for people in the group, letting them wander round on their own if they had difficulty keeping up with the group. There are quite a few steps but there are places to sit in various locations around the site if you have mobility issues. The cable cars up tend to be very busy and there aren’t many places to sit, though that probably depends on the time of year. However it’s a great view on the way up and there are stunning views from all around when you’re up there. The Dead Sea was really good fun - I was advised in advance to cover up any cuts etc with waterproof plasters as otherwise they can sting. I advise you to take your own towel and also the changing rooms have a lot of mud and salt trailed in on the floor so you may want to bring something to clean this off after the showers. The lockers work via credit card but bear in mind you can only open them again once or you have to pay again. There is apparently a cart to take you down to the beach if you have mobility issues. I managed to miss this and it is quite a long walk down to the beach and a lot of steps. I tried to locate the carts for the way back up but couldn’t see anything. There are various chairs around the shoreline where you can leave your towels, although I wouldn’t recommend leaving personal items unless they’re inexpensive. You could have about half an hour or so in the sea depending on how quick you are to get in or out but that was enough for me and I really enjoyed the experience. The guide leaves you alone during this section of the tour. You do stop at a shop along the way with Dead Sea merchandise and there is also more you can buy at the actual location, plus as part of the tour you get a demonstration of a few products. Overall this was an excellent tour and I’m so glad I did it.
• Submitted 28 Oct 2019
I like the whole Journey from traveling to the west and passing from far the Jericho city all the way along Dead Sea and up to Masada. It was quite hot but Inna our tour guide explained every details of the area in Masada. After that spent our afternoon at Kalia Beach. Nice experience. Well done.
• Submitted 04 Oct 2019
Tour very well organised with buses. But most important, the tour guide was knowledgeable, a bit of humor, and A LOT of organisation. Itamar B was the man. Despite being extremely hot, we covered Masada well with lots of information. The Dead Sea is something to experience .
• Submitted 20 Aug 2019
Masada This trip was amazing and our tour guide Aviv was wonderful She explained everything in great detail I am use to hot weather in So Cal but this was really hot bring water
• Submitted 12 Aug 2019
Really great tour and guide! Guide was exert driver and navigator who made sure we got the full experience of both Masada and Dead Sea. He also took the time to orient the grip to many of the other sites along the road as we traveled and did a great job explaining how geography, topography and history played a role in all of the sites we saw. Would highly recommend tours with this company. We had nothing but great experiences!
• Submitted 31 Jul 2019
Tour guide Daniel’s lead Is good. Bus is good. Overall it was very good. But it is better that the bus should provide wifi service. The bus printed Wifi mark on the bus design.
• Submitted 29 Jul 2019
Zvika and the folks at Bien Harim were AMAZING!!! Informative, fun and friendly. We covered a LOT of ground and Zvika never lost his smile, even when someone lost their backpack and there was a delay. Comfortable bus, knowledge host and a great journey. Five out of five.
• Submitted 19 Jul 2019
They took my booking and made my excursion still happen with only hours of notice after my other tour cancelled on me in the middle of the night. I would recommend this tour! Pack sandals for the Dead Sea. The ground is hot and the floors at the changing rooms are a bit wet.
• Submitted 05 Jul 2019
I appreciate the organization of this tour. We were picked up as scheduled and brought to a park near Tel Aviv from where we took another minibus to Dead Sea. Some passengers got out there to enjoy the sea all day, while the others after a short stop at dead sea cosmetic producer facility went to the Masada. The guide narrated the sights all the way. Massada is amazing, indeed not much to see, but the story of the place, the ancient roman camps and the view is amazing. After Massada we had about 2 hours to swim in the Dead Sea at Kalia Beach (West Bank). We felt safe all the way, so don't worry about leaving the 'official' Israel, I felt safer than anywhere else. The bus has phone charger.
• Submitted 29 Mar 2019
Lorne (our guide) is the best!!! It was probably the bussiest day of the year for visiting Masada, but Lorne kept it together and did his best avoiding the crowds, giving us a good experience. Dead Sea was a lot of fun!
• Submitted 31 Dec 2018
Well organized, brilliant guide with lots of interesting info makes all the difference. The Dead Sea Kalia beach was quite crowded maybe an alternative beach could be arranged?
• Submitted 16 Oct 2018
Great tour. Would love to do it again.
• Submitted 15 Aug 2018
no tour is the same without a great guide. IF you come to israel. you have to take this tour and i hope that IThaman is your guide. the bus has A/C and its comfortable. all the way Ithaman was telling us the story about this place. this was a amazing experience.
• Submitted 12 Aug 2018
great time
• Submitted 29 Jul 2018
YES! This tour is amazing. Masada is unbelievable. It is a must on any Israel trip.
• Submitted 19 Jun 2018
Absolutely amazing!!! I loved it!
• Submitted 30 May 2018
Amazing sites, great tour, and thanks to our guide Itamar!
• Submitted 30 Apr 2018
Will definitely comeback!
• Submitted 22 Apr 2018
Tour Guide Loren gave our tour group a fantastic day touring Masada and the Dead Sea. His nearly non-stop commentary was terrific and brought the old to the modern day and back again for a truly unique historical perspective of both destinations. He also added great local color to the places we passed on the way out, around and back again. What we enjoyed the most was his willingness to address our personal questions each tour guest received his undivided personal attention. You just cannot ask for more than that. Highly recommended. - Gary and Susan c.
• Submitted 11 Apr 2018
Had a great day visiting Masada and listening to our tour guide, Ittimar, who was very knowledgeable. The Dead Sea is something you definitely have to experience when visiting Israel!
• Submitted 04 Apr 2018
This tour was amazing!
• Submitted 24 Mar 2018