From Jerusalem: Masada, Ein Gedi, Dead Sea Guided Tour
- Duration: 1 day
Explore the holiest cities on earth, either in a shared or private, customizable tour. Starting from Tel Aviv at 6:30 AM, travel to three of Israel's highlights. Start your guided tour in the "City of Gold." Visit Jerusalem's Old City including the Via Dolorosa and the Church of the Sepulchre. Explore local Markets, Byzantine Cardo, and Western Wall. Next, embark on a tour of Bethlehem and witness the Church of the Nativity, the city where Jesus Christ was born. Those who are not interested in Bethlehem can instead opt to enjoy free time in Jerusalem while others explore Bethlehem. In the afternoon, begin heading east through the Judean Desert. Enjoy a journey to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth and savor bathing and floating upon the therapeutic waters. At 4:30 PM leave the Dead Sea and return to Tel Aviv. Arrival should be around 7:00 PM.
Excellent guide and excellent day full of historical landmarks with unique stories. Thank you
Start the day with pick-up from your hotel in Jerusalem and head to the Dead Sea, via the Judean hills. Your drive continues from there along the shores of the Dead Sea, to the desert fortress of Masada. Arrive at Masada, where your guide will tell you about the heroic story of the Jewish fighters. You’ll ascend Masada by cable car and then tour the mountain fortress that was built by King Herod. This is the spot where the Zealots of the 1st century made their last stand against the Roman troops. You’ll explore the site to see the remains of the walls, palaces, synagogue, water cisterns, mosaic floors and Roman baths. When you've completed this part of the tour, descend Masada by cable car. Your next destination is the Dead Sea. Its shores are the lowest point on dry land on earth! You’ll have the opportunity to float and swim in the Dead Sea waters that many believe have special ther...
It was a great experience. I recomend this tour! Enough time at Dead sea; 2 hours... Guide was excelent! All the best!
Take a tour to the Dead Sea to laze on the beach and float in the mineral-rich waters during the best part of the day. You will depart from Jerusalem before the hottest part of the day, and spend a relaxing afternoon at the Dead Sea beach. Set in the Jordan Rift Valley, between Jordan and the West Bank, the Dead Sea is the lowest place on earth. Its high salt density provides you with a unique experience as you float unaided on the beautiful aquamarine surface. Cover yourself in the mineral-rich mud at a private beach at the north of the sea, and benefit from the therapeutic qualities of the natural Dead Sea mud. You will be back in Jerusalem in the late afternoon to early evening depending on the season.
Very cool and knowledgeable guide! Everything was relaxed and well organised. Meeting point is in the hostel. We chose this trip because we didn’t want to spent a whole day, and it was excellent. We had 1.5 h at the dead see which was plenty, we didn’t want more. The ‚beach‘ and premises are like a 1 star hotel from the 70s. But you could still enjoy swimming and get mud from the ground of the see. You just need to find a spot approx. 2 meters from the shore and dig. Good value for money. We even got a towel, something to drink and eat as well. The mini bus was in proper condition and modern inside. The guide was driving carefully and we were approx. 15 people. Good value for the money for us.
Begin your full-day excursion with a drive through the Judean Desert to the Dead Sea region. Stop at the foot of Mount Masada, the ancient fortress constructed in Roman times. Ascend Masada by cable car, for an additional fee and explore the site at your own pace. Continue to Ein Gedi, a nature reserve and oasis where you can enjoy a short hike. Next on the itinerary is a visit to the Dead Sea and a private beach and spa. Float in the healing waters and immerse yourself in the therapeutic mud.
The tour does not start as mention in get your guide at 8:30 it starts at 7:30 am. Any way we had to wait for the people from tel aviv to arrive and they where late. The guide was ok
See the most important sights in Jerusalem on a full-day tour of the city. Begin with a drive to the Mount of Olives for panoramic views over the City of Peace. Then stop at Mount Zion to visit King David's tomb, the Room of the Last Supper, and Dormition Abbey. Enter the Old City and walk through the Armenian and Jewish quarters to the recently excavated and restored Cardo; the Roman Road. See the Jewish Western Wall, the Kotel, and continue to the Christian Quarter. Walk along the Via Dolorosa and visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Proceed to the New City to visit Yad Vashem; the Jewish memorial to the Holocaust. On Saturdays and Jewish holidays, instead of Yad Vashem, drive to Ein Karem, traditionally known as birthplace of John the Baptist; stroll in the narrow lanes of the picturesque village stopping by Mary's spring before continuing to visit the Church of Saint John the Ba...
Mount Olive part was great , so was the Western wall , but 10 minutes at the Holy Sepulchre absolutely not enough. This is one the most important churches in the history of Christianity and we were given 10 minutes by our guide to explore. Afterwards , we were spent two hours at the Holocaust museum. I know that Holocaust is very important for Jewish people , but the time spent at different places should be more balanced. This trip wasn’t . Don’t advertise the Holy Sepulchre if you stop in front of the Church for 10 minutes, it is misleading your potential customers , tourists.
This tour of the old city of Jerusalem is completely flexible and can include all the places that you want to see. If you’d like to visit sites of particular interest to Christianity, you'll be accompanied by a guide expert in all the relevant sites. On this full-day excursion you’ll discover the church of the Holy Sepulcher, Via Dolorosa, Garden of Gethsemane, Room of the Last Supper, and much more. If you prefer a Jewish-focused tour your guide will be expert on sites such as the Western Wall, Mount of Olives, Jewish Quarters, the synagogues, and others. You can also visit Bethlehem and the church of the nativity, make a visit to the Holocaust Museum at Yad Vashem, or spend more time in Jerusalem's new city. You might prefer to include a short visit to the Dead Sea for an afternoon float at the lowest place on earth! Whatever you choose to do, you’ll have a full day of travel and s...
David Ringler is an awesome guide. With a group of 7 friends, we needed to leave a little later, no issue. The program was very fluid, adjusting to our needs. He is very upbeat and knowledgeable, speaks 7 languages and is very sociable. Even though no food/beverages were included, he bought water, beer, shisha... He will make sure the car is cool when you get back. He will get you to the quiet beach at the Dead Sea. Make sure to carve ample of time out, his stories might take a little longer than you've planned time for! :-)
Explore Bethlehem, Jericho, and the Jordan River in one comprehensive day tour that visits each historic location with a guide. Starting in Bethlehem, visit the Church of Nativity, which houses the grotto (the birthplace of Jesus). While in Bethlehem, stop in front of the famous Banksy hotel for a quick photo op. Purchase souvenirs from a local artisan shop before enjoying a short presentation about craftsmanship and arts in the area. During the presentation, relax and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea. Depart from Bethlehem and travel down towards the city of Jericho, located in the Jordan Valley. In Jericho, enjoy breathtaking views overlooking the valley from a cable car as well as a guided tour of the Mount of Temptation. While in the area, you’ll take a quick stop at the Gallery of Temptations, with the chance to sample halva, local dates, and other sweets before heading east towards th...
Amazing!!!!I would like to say thank you to George our gid was very good and I am very happy that I choice this trip!was perfect !
Depart from Jerusalem and travel up the Mediterranean coast. On the way, pass Herzilya and Natanya before reaching the first point of interest, the old city of Caesarea. Discover how this city was constructed under Herod and named after the Roman Emperor, Caesar. Among the archaeological excavations, see gateways, a moat, and well-preserved walls and rooms. Visit the perfectly preserved Roman amphitheater which is still used today for performances by Israeli and international artists. Next to the amphitheater, find the remains of the Hippodrome and Roman Temple. Learn about how both buildings stood above the port overlooking the busy commercial ships carrying treasures from the east and the Nabatean caravans which were on route to Rome. Hear stories about how after the Crusade, the city which was was so prosperous sank into oblivion. Continue driving north passing through Haifa where y...
Benefit from pickup at your hotel, and then drive through the Judean Desert and Jordan Valley on the way to the Dead Sea, almost 400 meters below sea level. Travel along the shores of the sea to the ancient settlement of Masada, King Herod's desert fortress perched high on a rock above. Enter what was once a series of castles that formed the final stronghold inhabited by freedom fighters who courageously waged war against the Roman Empire. Listen to the remarkable tale about those who chose to die over enslavement under an enemy regime. Descend by cable car and continue to the shores of the Dead Sea to enjoy the therapeutic properties of the mud and salt-rich water. Experience the unique sensation of floating on water before driving back across the desert to your hotel.
Begin with a pickup in the morning from your hotel in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Haifa, or anywhere else in central or northern Israel. If you are coming by cruise ship you will be picked up from the Haifa port as you exit the ship. After pickup, just explain what you would like to do or what your interests are and you will be taken to all the places that you want to see. If you are interested in particular sites of interest to Christianity, you will be provided with an expert guide who will take you to all the main sites. Discover the Church of the Annunciation in Nazareth, the Sea of Galilee, the Jordan River, Capernaum, and the Mount of Beatitudes. If you are more interested in Judaism, an expert guide will take you to Tzippori, the Sea of Galilee, Tiberias, Safed, and much more depending on your arrival location. Whatever you want to do, you are the boss and we are at your service. Enjo...
Ehud picked us up at a private residence in Natanya for our full day tour of Nazareth and Galilee. He was punctual and had an amazing day planned for us. His car was luxurious, spacious and very well kept. He kept us ahead of the large crowds and made sure we had space to see the sites and hear his knowledgeable and thorough explainations. We had a lovely lunch and were able to try the St Peter fish which was delicious. He surprised us at the end of the tour with a trip to the oldest kibbutz in Israel and then delivered us to our hotel in Jerusalem. An amazing day and an amazing guide! We highly recommend him.
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Well organized tour Transportation was comfortable and punctual Tour guide Mr Tamar gave a lot of information History was well explained by other tour guide Mr Abood in Bethlehem Good value for money
Fabulous tour and guide - it was a shame that Qasr el Yahud was closed as it would have been fab to visit!
we wnt with Elijah Tours. Very nice people with best knowledge
Guide was fantastic. Very knowledgeable and full of details.
Mohammed was a fantastic and informative and fun tour guide!