Masada and the Dead Sea Day Trip from Jerusalem

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Masada and the Dead Sea Day Trip from Jerusalem
from USD $118.80
Discover two of Israel's must-see sights on this memorable day trip from Jerusalem. 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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Due to the impacts of COVID-19, we are currently not taking new bookings for day tours.

In Brief

Jerusalem, Israel
9 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

Pass By: Qumran Caves, Wadi Qumran Palestinian Territories

See Qumran caves where the Dead sea scrolls were found

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
  • Cable Car up to Masada
  • Entry/Admission - Dead Sea
  • Entry/Admission - Masada National Park


  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities

Departure Time

8:30 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
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Minimum age is 4 years
  • 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

I went on this trip with my mom and aunt, both senior citizens. This is my 2nd time on tour and first for my seniors. The story of Masada has always intrigued me. Sagi, our guide has made the tour highly educational and entertaining for me and my seniors. The difference with the other tours is that Sagi has made sure he knows all the names of his 22 tourists and that we are all comfortable with each other. Ending: fantastic tour with people who sre all from Planet Earth, living in different countries like the Philippines, Thailand, Spain, Germany, Japan, Fiji, US, Holland and Cape Verde, among others! With them, i saw a world thats diverse, very happy and full of love!
• Submitted 09 Dec 2019
We had an amazing experience. The driver picked us up on time and made sure we arrived safely. Our guide Daniel(Danny) was very helpful and could explain alot about the region, history and current situation. Pace was good.
• Submitted 09 Oct 2019
My friend and I did this tour 22/09/2019 We had a lovely lady by the name Dorit a jew national as a tour guide. We were really happy with her. She had so much knowledge about the history of the places we visited and happily answered questions about how Jewish people live. Dorit definitely made our tour a very interesting and unforgetable one.
• Submitted 23 Aug 2019
We had a great guide Itama rK and it was a fantastic day trip maybe another 1/2 at the dead sea would work
• Submitted 12 Aug 2019
I was hesitant to book this tour due to some mixed reviews, but I am glad I did. Pick up was a little delayed, but not more than 15 minutes. Our guide, Danny, was EXCELLENT. He was so friendly and informative it made the whole trip come alive. He was very accommodating and made sure to keep the group on track. I did not feel rushed at the Dead Sea as others said, it was enough time.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
This tour was well organized and the bus driver and tour guide were super helpful. We first drove to Masada and along the way the guide did a great job of pointing out other landmarks along the way. We spent about 75 minutes at the top of Masada. We had lunch there then continued on to the Dead Sea. We spent about 90 minutes here. There were towels available to rent and if you are purchasing Dead Sea salt I would recommend doing it here instead of the shop at Masada.
• Submitted 29 Apr 2019
All the details of our trip were excellent . The guide was extremely knowledgeable attentive to our questions and needs
• Submitted 05 Dec 2018
A very well-informed guide and an excellent driver. We learnt a lot of history which supplemented what we'd learnt at the Israel Museum the day before. Masada was amazing even though it was very hot!
• Submitted 29 Oct 2018
This was my 2nd time taking this tour. Masada was okay but the real fun was the dead sea. My wife and I had a wonderful time.
• Submitted 09 Oct 2018
Masada and the Dead Sea are a must see in Israel and this tour did not disappoint us. We had another great guide with Ithamar friendly, engaging and knowledgeable. Masada is such an incredible site and so much history that it must be seen. We had the right amount of time to see it all. It is hot and there is walking so you need good light clothes and good walking shoes. The Dead Sea was fun as well but be forewarned that there is a lot of up and down walking to get there and come back. The water is very hot not not refreshing and it stings the eyes for sure. It's something worth experiencing for sure and we had enough time as you can't stay long in the water. Excellent day trip that I highly recommend.
• Submitted 05 Aug 2018
We’ll run tour from pick- up to drop-off. Definitely recommend and would use again. Our guide explained everything including history of Masada, sites from windows as we drove, politics of the region without being political, and even best practices for preparing for the Dead Sea experience. We made two stops that weren’t advertised but added to the day: a sea level marker on the side of the road and the Ahava shop. Van was well air-conditioned and even had WiFi. We were a multi - generational group of six and all were very satisfied!
• Submitted 10 Jul 2018
The tour was absolutely worth it. The guide, Dan Porges, told us with great passion about Israel, the past and the present. We learned a lot!
• Submitted 09 Apr 2018
We enjoyed a wonderful day on Massada and a swim in the Dead Sea. Our guide was excellent,witty and very informative. I was picked up on time at the hotel and dropped off there again. I would most definately recommend this trip.
• Submitted 04 Apr 2018
This tour was amazing because of the tour guide. He was able to eloquently describe the sites and histories when traveling to and from the sites, and while touring the sites. He embraced all of the touring group and answered all questions and provided rich histories of each site. This was the BEST Viator tor that I have been on. Kudos to this exceptional Tour Guide !
• Submitted 09 Mar 2018
Thanks to our guide to adjust the travel location quickly.
• Submitted 01 Mar 2018
An interesting and enlightening tour of Masada and an amazing swim in the Dead Sea
• Submitted 26 Feb 2018
This was a wonderful tour, with a tour guide and bus driver anxious to please, ready to stop for a surprise appearance of wildlife. The tour guide was very knowledgeable about both Masada and the Dead Sea, and location of where the Dead Sea scrolls were found. And you cant beat the site and views from Masada. I was so looking forward to this tour, excited about going into the Dead Sea water at Kalia Beach and wasnt remotely disappointed. FABULOUS day!
• Submitted 11 Feb 2018
Excellent tour ! Highlight of our trip! Definitely book !!
• Submitted 23 Jan 2018
Fantastic day! Surely a highlight of our trip. Dan our guide, shared so much about the history of Masada. The Dead Sea was an experience everyone should have. Brilliant! Well organised tour.
• Submitted 28 Dec 2017
Great tour. Our guide Moody was excellent. It gets very hot at Masada so bring lots of water, sunscreen and a hat
• Submitted 26 Dec 2017
Great tour and lots of fun at Dead Sea. Guide was well informed and very good at keeping the tour moving. Masada was amazing.
• Submitted 07 Dec 2017
Ami was a great tour guide! It was a great excursion away from Jerusalem.
• Submitted 05 Dec 2017
Great tour. Our tour guide Uri and driver Salakh were very accomodating. The camel ride was the highlight. Make sure to eat breakfast and bring snacks, slippers, swimsuit and towel if you don’t want to buy or rent. Make sure to ask if you stay on the same bus or transfer.
• Submitted 26 Nov 2017
Great tour to see Masada and Dead Sea.
• Submitted 24 Nov 2017

In Brief

Jerusalem, Israel
9 hours