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I will be in Jerusalem with my son (13) and daughter (10) in July and would like to know how much it should cost for a tour guide to take us to the Dead Sea, Masada and possibly another stop?

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What you are looking for is a tour guide that drives. This runs ( give or take) $700! Some may be more and others less. The charge is a full day and a certain amount of milage--so if the stop is enroute, it doesn't change the price. In fact, Masada and the Dead Sea are NOT a full day and the guide would offer suggestions on how to fill it.

What I suggest you do is go to the Israel forum. ( you are in the Jerusalem forum) ON the upper right is the Top Question section. The 8th Question or so is "private guides?" Click the link and 3 additional links come up. The third one contains a guide I wrote on how to find and hire a private guide. The link also includes many names of recommended guides. Some of them ( Oreet, Chana and Dave) post on this forum so you can get an idea of how they think and what kind of people they are.

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If you feel comfortable driving with a guide as a navigator, that's one way to keep the costs down. Many (if not all) licensed guides will do this.

For my trip in March, I spent a lovely day with Oreet (who posts on this forum) as my guide; I rented a car for the day and we went up into the lower Galilee. The driving was no problem.

My understanding is that for the guide to drive, she or he must have a touring car, which is an expensive proposition and adds hundreds of $ to the cost.

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Roman--advertising on this site is not allowed. Your posts have been reported!

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I don't know what your third site might be, but the Dead Sea and Masada are places you can self-tour with a little preparation. I'd use my guide money in other places where you will get more bang for your buck.

If you don't feel like you can drive, you may find that your hotel can arrange for a taxi for the day at a set fee.

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A taxi isn't always less than a guide navigating in your car. Worth checking before going that route.

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8. Re: tour guide

To round out the day usually Ein Gedi will be added to the itinerary and then, considering the driving time to and from Jerusalem you have a full day.

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Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found, is also on that route.

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