Masada and Dead Sea Private Tour from Jerusalem
Cleaning and safety practices
- Ascend in a cable car to the top of a 2000 year old fortress
- Amazing view point over the Judean Desert and the Dead Sea
- Visit the lowest place on earth
- Swim and float in the salty water of the Dead Sea
- Enjoy a mineral rich mud bath
Masada and Dead Sea Private Tour in English
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Masada and Dead Sea Private Tour in French
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Masada and Dead Sea Private Tour in German
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Masada and Dead Sea Private Tour in Spanish
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What's included, what's not
Know Before You Book
- We can customize this tour according to your request and your interests
- You will need to contact the tour provider after the booking to arrange pickup time and location
- Tour duration is 9 hours
What you can expect
Descend 1,200 meters from Jerusalem through the wilderness to the Dead Sea and, with Jericho in the distance. We continue along the shores of the Dead Sea to Masada. As we ascend in the cable car, we look down at the Snake path which was used two thousand years ago when King Herod built this fortress cum palace. In fact, there were two palaces, as well as a swimming pool and a well-preserved beautiful bath-house.
Maintained by a small Roman legion after the death of Herod, it was seized by Jewish zealots at the beginning of the Jewish revolt against the Romans which culminated in the destruction of the Second Temple in the year 70 CE. We stand over the ramp, built for the Romans by their Jewish slaves, which facilitated the breaching of the wall after three years of siege.
On our return journey we pass the oasis of Ein Gedi where David hid from the wrath of King Saul (I Sam 24:1ff) and stop to see the caves at Qumran where the two thousand year old Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered.
At a Dead Sea resort we take the opportunity to cover ourselves with black mud, even our faces and bald spots! As long as two thousand years ago, Queen Cleopatra realised that it was the mud which kept her young and alluring for Mark Anthony! We wash the mud off in the sulphur pool, fed by the nearby springs.
Finally we enjoy a therapeutic swim in the Dead Sea. The water is 35 percent salt and even those who cannot swim can float. Tired but feeling and looking years younger we end the day!
Cleaning and safety practices
Enhanced cleanliness measures
- High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
- Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants
- Vehicles and venues kept vacant between travelers
- Contactless ticket redemption
- Social distancing measures in place
- Personal protective equipment worn by staff
- Temperature checks given to staff
- Temperature checks available
- Masks required
- Jerusalem Hotel Pick Up
- Jerusalem Jerusalem District
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