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Book your preferred tour option and depart your Tel Aviv hotel by air-conditioned vehicle destined for Masada, where an ancient ruined fortress lies on a mountain plateau. En route, visit a Dead Sea mineral cosmetics shop and pass the Qumran Caves, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered.

At Masada, ride a cable car up the slopes to explore the Herodian and Roman ruins. See the remnants of Herod’s fortress-palace and an age-old synagogue, and hear about the Jewish zealots who committed mass suicide here to escape besieging Romans in AD 74.

Next, drive to the Dead Sea, located at the Earth’s lowest point. Enjoy time to float in the salt waters and bathe in the mineral-rich mud, believed by many to have healing properties.

Finally, return to Tel Aviv, where your tour concludes at your hotel.

Please note: The tour does not include a visit to the Qumran Caves.
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Traveling to Masada and the Dead Sea from Tel Aviv without a guide means missing insight on both destinations and the surrounding region. This tour provides the full lowdown and experience, with commentary on passing sights including the Qumran Caves, a guided tour of Masada’s ruins, and time to relax at the Dead Sea. Upgrade to tour by minibus in a smaller group, if you wish.
  • Experience Masada and the Dead Sea in a day by coach from Tel Aviv
  • Explore Masada’s mountaintop ruins and learn their history from a guide
  • Visit the Dead Sea to enjoy its salt waters and therapeutic mud
  • Includes entry fees and an upgrade option for a smaller-group minibus tour
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Great Tour

Beny was a terrific guide and gave a lot of helpful information about the cultural differences between the Jews and Muslims. Over all this gets four out of five stars due to normal delays-finding lost tourists or returning passengers to the right bus. This tour...More

Thank Jami W
Reviewed 11 August 2018
Truly Amazing Experence!

If you can only take one Rent-a-Guide tour, this is it! Especially if your tour guide is Sylvia. Not only was she personable and extremely knowledgeable about the events which took place in Masada and the surrounding area, but she was more energetic than most...More

2  Thank edfromnyc2018
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile
Great Experience

My fiancée and I had a great day visiting the Masada and the Dead Sea. Our tour guide Sylvia was very informative, attentive and friendly. We really enjoyed learning or the history not only on the places we visited but as we drove along the...More

1  Thank rodriguezbr1129
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile
Nice places in high speed

Worth to visit these places with a guide who knows the history and the local specialties to maximize a day trip. However the day is quite a rush.

1  Thank Adrienn N
Reviewed 1 July 2018
A great tour at an affordable price

This was our first tour in Israel. The front desk person at our hotel suggested we go on this tour the day after we arrived because it was going to be unusually cool at Masada (about 80 F) so we went. It was a beautiful...More

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Absolutely!! There’s a short stop en route to stretch your legs and maybe grab a snack and coffee? And when you reach the Dead Sea there’s a restaurant inside the spa and pool centre that serves exquisite food. But... More
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