Masada and the Dead Sea Day Trip from Jerusalem | La Vacanza Travel

Masada and the Dead Sea Day Trip from Jerusalem

Duration: 9 hours
Destination: Israel, Jerusalem District, Jerusalem

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  • 9 hours
  • Jerusalem
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable


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.

As a substitution, tour will visit at Qumran caves and Baptism site on the Jordan River.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Harei Yehuda, Israel

Travel through the Judean Hills

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Khan Al-Hatruri - The Good Samaritan Inn, כביש 1, בדרך בין למצפה יריחו, Ma'ale Adumim

Pass by the Good Samaritan Inn

Stop At: Masada National Park, Masada 8698000 Israel

Ascend to Masada and explore the National Park

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Stop At: Herod's Palace (Herodium), Masada 1243500 Israel

Tour the remains of Herod’s palace

Duration: 1 hour

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

  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Professional guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Cable Car up to Masada
  • Entrance fees
  • Entry/Admission - Masada National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Dead Sea

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Recommended to bring hats, bathing suit, towels, sun protection.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please note this tour is not suitable for children under the age of 4
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Please note that our pickup/drop-off is available from a few central hotels only. Please select the hotel closest to your address from the drop-down menu on the tour page. If you are not sure which of the listed hotels is a good fit, please choose the option “I don’t see my pickup location” and insert enter your accommodation address. After the booking is approved by the local tour operator, a confirmation email from Bein Harim will be sent to you mentioning the final pickup point closest to your address. Please read the email with the attached booking confirmation carefully to make sure you are waiting for the pickup at the correct location. Please make sure to wait for the pickup at the hotel entrance.

Departure Time

07:50 AM

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


9 hours

User's Reviews


27 Mar, 2024

Amazing place! I will visit again for sure! The view is astounding, the history background is truly admiring. I loved it so much!


16 Mar, 2024

Beyond disappointing! My son and I signed up for the Masada/Dead Sea tour. We only had one day to see these sights and we had many options, but chose La Vacanza Travel. We were left waiting in front of our hotel for an hour and the tour guide never showed up! We messaged the tour guide twice and he never responded. The La Vacanza Travel operator tried calling the driver and he never picked up the phone. My son was so disappointed as this was to be a highlight of our trip. We’re going back to the U.S. and do not know when the opportunity to return to Israel will be, if ever. I should have looked at the other one star reviews for this trip, but didn’t. Don’t trust this tour in booking this experience.


23 Dec, 2023

This tour was badly organized .First we waited outside the hotel for an hour before we were picked up .No one knew where to go .We thought we were finally starting the trip .But we were taken to this hilly top where we waited another hour in a dingy cafe . The tour was rushed as it was getting late .For lunch everyone is taken to this awful resturant with chaos ,substandard food and fighting crowds . Before going into the resturant you have to go thru a shop and they push coupons to you to buy super expensive products . Guide did not have much knowledge or rather one sided knowledge .We were rushed thru Masada which was the main attraction .I asked him a couple of questions breaking his monologue. He did not like it and was very rude . Do not take this tour .If you do bring your own food . It was a waste of money .


26 Oct, 2023

Note: We went on this tour on 10/5, 36 hours before the Hamas attack. We really enjoyed the drive from Jerusalem and the stops that we made. Masada was a very interesting sight to behold. My only suggestion is to cut the time spent in Masada by about 30 minutes so you can spend that extra time at the Dead Sea. We got less than 30 minutes there, which was not enough. We floated in the sea for about five minutes and then had to get out and shower off to leave.


14 Oct, 2023

I was picked up 1 hour later from the hotel During the waiting hour I didn't receive any text or email saying if the tour is cancelled or I still will be picked up After one hour we where dropped off near Western wall and where regrouping again which took another hour During the drive the driver of the bus and the tour guide where discussing the current political citation in Israel (I think it was in Hebrew or Arabic ) and the driver while driving was showing YouTube clips to the guide It was in time of unrest in Israel before the terrorists attack by Hamas We were brought for lunch to overpriced cafeteria with horrible food where they had beef stew on display but served you meat balls The most horrible and unpleasant experience during my whole trip

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I'm an Israeli, love to travel different places in our beautiful little country. Masada is important from me historicall


Bad experience!


This is a wonderful tour and I pray that Israel be able to offer this again in the near future.


I recommend this tour


Tour of Masada & the Dead Sea


Amazing experience


Dans tour of Masada and the Dead Sea


Great tour.


Dead Sea and Masada Tour


A must-do day trip




A walk back into history.


Spent $110usd to be forced to learn about skincare products


Great tour.


Masada, En Gedi and Dead Sea


Perfectly organized tour


Enjoyable tour


Less shops


Fascinating interesting trip, great tour guide


Masada with a flourish!


Masada comes alive


Dead Sea is an unique experience


Loved it!


Very informative one day trip.


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