Let yourself be captivated by magical desert landscapes with this tour which visits the majestic Masada fortress. You will also have the opportunity to magically float on the surface of the Dead Sea!
Tour of Masada and the Dead Sea
After collecting you from your hotel around 9 am, we will head to the Israeli desert. Our first stop is the magnificent Masada fortress - an impenetrable hill where Herod the Great decided to build his palace.
The Romans unsuccessfully besieged the place for many months. For us, it will be a little easier to gain access, as we will ascend in the Masada cable car known as the Cableway. At the summit, we will learn all about the history of the ancient inhabitants who decided to commit suicide rather than surrender to the invader. We will also visit the remains of the synagogue which the Roman troops tried to destroy.
After a free lunch, in the afternoon, we will relax and unwind by floating on the waters of the Dead Sea. We will also be able to read a book or magazine while you gently drift along the surface of this grand expanse of salty water.
After this unique experience on the waters of the Dead Sea, we will next pay a visit to Ahava, a company known for its incredible cosmetic products made using Dead Sea Minerals, before returning to Jerusalem on the bus at around 7 pm.
- This trip departs from Jerusalem, but there is also the option to take the same tour departing from Tel Aviv.
- From January 13 to 27 January, the cableway of Masada will be closed for maintenance work. During that period, we will visit the Qumran Caves and the Ein Gedi nature reserve instead of Masada.
Hotel pick up in Jerusalem
The excursion includes pick up in the majority of hotels in the centre of Jerusalem. If you hotel is not included in the list, you should make your way to the nearest one to be picked up.
Reduced group option
If you prefer to do the tour with a smaller group (maximum 19 people), you can choose the reduced group option. The pick-up times and the itinerary of the tour remain the same as the standard group tour.
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Tour in English
Children under 12 years oldUS$ 105
Tour in English in reduced group
Children under 12 years oldUS$ 120
This is a bilingual (English/Spanish) guided tour.
Hotel pick up and drop off.
Transport by bus.
Official English speaking guide.
Entry to the monuments visited on the tour.
Masada Cableway ride.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up to 2 days before (Jerusalem local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - In Masada can you opt to climb up or down Snake Path by foot?
A - No.
Q - How long is dedicated to each visit?
A - The tour of Masada lasts around 1.5 hours. At the Dead Sea, with the visit and lunch combined, there will be about 2 hours 15 minutes.
Q - Are there showers available on the beach after swimming?
A - Yes.
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility or pushchairs/strollers).