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Excursion to Massada and Dead Sea - Tour from Tel Aviv

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Key Highlights

  • Visit the ancient fortress of King Herod
  • Float in the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth
  • Overview
    See the majestic desert fortress of King Herod and ‘swim’ in the Dead Sea on this sightseeing tour.

    Drive by Good Samaritan in the Judean Desert, which features in one of the parables of Jesus, on the way to the Dead Sea.

    Gaunt and majestic, the Massada (Hebrew for fortress) fortress of King Herod is situated on top of an isolated rock cliff at the western end of the Judean Desert. It towers 430 m. above the Dead Sea.

    Float in the Dead Sea, the lowest place on earth. Enjoy the famous Dead Sea mud packs and revel in its therapeutic mineral waters.

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?

    English speaking Tour: Daily
    Spanish speaking Tour: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday
    French speaking Tour: Tuesday & Friday
    German speaking Tour: Wedneday


    10 hours

    Start time

    Start time: Tel Aviv hotels: 0715h (07:15am)
    Crown Plaza City Center Azrieli Hotel: 0745h (07:45am)

    Please remember that these schedules are subject to change - please confirm with our local activity operator a day before the tour

    Meeting Point

    Good news! You can get picked up from your hotel, just give us the details at the time of booking. Don’t worry if you have not booked your hotel yet, our customer service executives will get in touch and confirm the details.
    Alternative pick-up: You can join the tour directly at Crown Plaza City Center Azrieli Hotel near Train Terminal.

    Ending Point

    Your hotel in Tel Aviv OR Tel Aviv Arlozerov Terminal.


    You will be picked up from your hotel in Tel Aviv in an air-conditioned coach and taken for an Excursion to Massada and Dead Sea. A bilingual guide (English and Spanish/French/German) will accompany you on this tour.

    En route from Tel Aviv, you will drive on Route No.1 to Jerusalem and continue onwards, passing by Maaleh Adumim, Jericho and the Inn of the Good Samaritan in the Judean Desert.

    Ascend by cable car to tour the 2000-year-old gaunt and majestic Massada fortress and palace of King Herod. Enjoy the view as you travel upwards to this Zealot stronghold as it towers 430m above the Dead Sea. Spend about two hours here.

    Drive to lunch (payable direct) and then float in the mineral-rich Dead Sea - at 400m. below sea level, the lowest place on earth. Take a mud-bath! And benefit from the therapeutic qualities of the natural Dead Sea mud. You have 2.15 hours in which to extract the maximum enjoyment out of this unique experience.

    The tour ends at the starting point.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Transportation in an air-conditioned coach
    • Bilingual guide (English and Spanish/ French /German)
    • Entrance fee to Massada and two-way cable car


    • Meals
  • Please note

    Please call the local activity operator at least 24 hours prior to the start of the tour to confirm all departure details.

    It is mandatory to state your passport (country) and passport number. This is necessary to finalize a booking, as people who hold just Israeli citizenship need to pay 18% V.A.T. on addition to the given price (people of Israeli citizenship wishing to book are requested to contact us).

    If you require a guide who speaks German, French, or Spanish (in addition to English) please state your preferred language when booking. Tour can be run in just one language.

    Please bring your passport with you.

    Animals are not permitted on the tour.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have
  • Customer Reviews
    • Excellent guide, good organisation

      I extended my business trip to see a bit of Israel. As chose this tour because I could be close to nature. Walking through the fortress, wearing the mud mask and bathing in the...

      Gulyás Irén, Hungary
    • Good tour for one day visit Masada and Dead Sea.

      Good one day tour to see Masada and visit Dead Sea....

      Sigitas Bartkevicius, United Kingdom
    • Fantastic tour !!

      Masada was an old ruined city high up which was very interesting - got VERY hot though so you do need water and a hat - the dead sea and spa was really good fun but you do need...

      Jeffrey Thomas, United Kingdom

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