Full day tour from Tel-Aviv to Masada and back
This is a full day Dead Sea and Judean Desert adventure, with the focus being a visit to the dramatic Masada plateau, site of the final stand of the Jewish rebels against the Roman empire in the year 66 ad, where you will visit King Herod's palace, see the rebel fortifications and hear the stories of the final days of Masada. After the tour of Masada, which will include an introductory film and a visit to the interactive Masada museum, we'll stop at one of the Dead Sea beaches for an unforgettable swim in the lowest (430 meters below sea level!) saltiest body of water on earth.
Please note - I can create a customized tour for you if your group includes more than 4 people, or you would like for this tour to start in Jerusalem, Haifa or other locations in Israel.
1. Pickup at your Tel-Aviv Hotel 8:30 am
2. Stop on the drive to the Jordan / Dead Sea valley, visit observation point overlooking the ancient city of Jericho.
3. Visit to Masada
a. Introductory film
b. Tour of the Mountain - Herod's palace, rebel fortifications, hear stories of the site.
c. Visit the interactive museum in the visitor center.
4. Lunch at Masada
5. Swim in the Dead Sea or visit to Kumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found.
6. Drive back to Tel-Aviv, drop off at your hotel, estimated time of arrival - 6 pm.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: You will be met at your hotel, guest house or place of residence in Tel-Aviv.
End location: At the conclusion of the tour you will be returned to your hotel, guest house or place of residence in Tel-Aviv.
Duration: 9 hours
Transportation will be in my touring car, a 2011 model Hyundai Santa-Fe, clean, well-maintained and fully air conditioned.
All transportation costs throughout the day, guide services in English.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
300 Israeli Shekels - This should cover entrance fees and lunch. Please note that this is an estimate only. It comes to about $75.
Extras would cover meals, entrance fees and any other incidental purchases such as souvenirs.
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We spent nearly 10 hours with Gary traveling and visiting sites on the way to the day at the Masada mountain fortress. We have used TbL throughout the world and NO one has been more on point and tremendously knowledgeable and a really great guide and person. We will always use him on any future time in Israel. He is THE tops! Joe/Connie