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Masada, Ein Gedi and The Dead Sea from Jerusalem

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    Make your way to a centrally-located hotel in Jerusalem, where you’ll meet a driver for the trip to Masada, a desert fortress with a history that dates back to Roman times. This is an independent tour so you can enjoy each destination at your own pace.

    At Masada, you’ll have time to ascend the plateau by cable car (own expense), and tour the site's ancient palace walls, synagogue, stepped pool, and other excavations. Continue to Ein Gedi, a nature reserve an oasis where you can hike to a desert pool that supports lush vegetation in an otherwise arid landscape.

    Drive on to the Dead Sea, where you’ll have access to a private beach (included in the tour), where you can float in the hypersaline water or try out the Dead Sea’s mineral-rich therapeutic mud. Then make the return trip to Jerusalem, where this tour concludes. In some circumstances, the order of sites visited may change in order to optimize the tour.
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    This was terrific. We were originally scheduled to go at sunrise but realizing it was not going to happen, we moved it to a 7 a.m. departure. Eli the driver/tour guide was terrific. He was knowledgeable, trustworthy and careful. We started at Ein Gedi and...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank robtheattorney
    ClaireTouristIsrael, Guest Relations Manager at Tourist Israel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

    Thanks, robtheattorney, for your review! We are so happy to know that your private tour of Masada, Ein Gedi and the Dead Sea was enjoyable, informative and fun. It is so lovely to hear that Eli went above and beyond to make the tour extra...More

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    We went on the tour with an uninspiring guide that had problems articulating his stories - both due to insufficient language skills and pure focus. It seemed as if he did not care about his guests - to the point where you thought tourists would...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Thomas W
    ClaireTouristIsrael, Guest Relations Manager at Tourist Israel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

    Thank you, Thomas W, for taking a moment to share your feedback, we really value all customer feedback and take all feedback seriously to continually improve our services. We appreciate your comments but are disappointed to hear you were not satisfied with the guide. All...More

    Reviewed 5 weeks ago

    Took an early morning tour from Jerusalem (David Citidel Hotel) to Masada, Ein Gedi nature reserve and Dead Sea float. Large comfortable bus with short coffee break before Masada. Then cable car to the top for a short hour guided tour. Wished we could have...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank CoffeeGuyz
    ClaireTouristIsrael, Guest Relations Manager at Tourist Israel, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

    Thank you, CoffeeGuyz, for your review! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your Masada, Ein Gedi, and the Dead Sea tour with Tourist Israel! We're happy to hear you enjoyed each of the sites and found the schedule well organized and informative. It is...More

    Reviewed 18 July 2019

    Our guide, Eli, took us to Ein Gedi where we hiked to David’s waterfall then we got to the top of Masada with a cable car that is a must with the heat in summer. Finally we went to the Dead sea ans had a...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Sharon D
    ClaireTouristIsrael, Guest Relations Manager at Tourist Israel, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2019

    Thank you,Sharon D! How lovely to hear that Eli made the tour experience so special and meaningful! We couldn't be happier to hear that you enjoyed the itinerary, the sites and the overall flow of the day. Thanks for choosing Tourist Israel and for your...More

    Reviewed 10 July 2019 via mobile

    We loved our tour to Ein Gedi, Masada and the Dead Sea. Our tour guide Eli Ivgy was great! He did a good job informing us about the history when we were driving. It felt like the drive took no time at all. He had...More

    Thank hellit
    ClaireTouristIsrael, Guest Relations Manager at Tourist Israel, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2019

    Many thanks, hellit, for your review of our Masada, Ein Gedi and Dead Sea tour! We are so thrilled to hear that Eli did a great job and was both informative and friendly. Thanks for your tip to bring water, we couldn't agree more! Especially...More

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    Genesis D
    16 February 2019|
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    Response from MNJohnson | Reviewed this property |
    Jericho was not included in the trip. I believe it is further north and the places we traveled to were south.
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    alimcgahey
    29 January 2019|
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    Response from Paulette S | Reviewed this property |
    Check desert eco tours website and TouristIsrael for specifics about going to Masada,,,it is also possible to go up by car.
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