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Masada Sunrise Ein Gedi and Dead Sea Tour from Jerusalem provided by Tourist Israel

Masada Sunrise Ein Gedi and Dead Sea Tour from Jerusalem

Masada Sunrise Ein Gedi and Dead Sea Tour from Jerusalem
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Tour snapshot
Visit Masada at dawn, and Ein Gedi and the Dead Sea in a day from Jerusalem
Duration:
12h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
30
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Visit Masada, Ein Gedi, and the Dead Sea in one easy day from Jerusalem, complete with an early start to experience the dawn from Masada’s fortress—timing difficult with cabs or public buses. Relax on a coach to Masada and hike to the top (own cost) to see the sunrise before exploring Ein Gedi’s walking trails (own cost) and floating in the waters at a private Dead Sea beach.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Cover three sights in a day, with an early start and transport made easy
  • Hike up Masada for sunrise, roam Ein Gedi, and bob in the Dead Sea
  • Relax with return transport by air-conditioned coach from central Jerusalem
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Cover three sights in a day, with an early start and transport made easy
  • Hike up Masada for sunrise, roam Ein Gedi, and bob in the Dead Sea
  • Relax with return transport by air-conditioned coach from central Jerusalem
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 26254P6
Important information
Inclusions
  • Pickup from Jerusalem
  • Bathing in a private beach in the Dead Sea
  • Return coach to destination of departure
Exclusions
  • Tips for the driver
  • Drinks
  • Masada entrance (29 NIS)
  • Ein-Gedi entrance (29 NIS)
  • Dead Sea beach entrance (35NIS)
  • Entry/Admission - Masada National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Dead Sea
  • Entry/Admission - En Gedi Nature Reserve
Duration
12h
Departure details
  • David Citadel Hotel, King David St 7, Jerusalem, 9410119, Israel Please wait outside the hotel
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for child aged 12 and under
  • The hike to the top of Masada Mountain requires a moderate level of fitness
  • Bring waterproof shoes for the Dead Sea section — the sea bed can be rocky
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
Inclusions
  • Pickup from Jerusalem
  • Bathing in a private beach in the Dead Sea
  • Return coach to destination of departure
Exclusions
  • Tips for the driver
  • Drinks
  • Masada entrance (29 NIS)
  • Ein-Gedi entrance (29 NIS)
  • Dead Sea beach entrance (35NIS)
  • Entry/Admission - Masada National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Dead Sea
  • Entry/Admission - En Gedi Nature Reserve
Departure details
  • David Citadel Hotel, King David St 7, Jerusalem, 9410119, Israel Please wait outside the hotel
Duration
12h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for child aged 12 and under
  • The hike to the top of Masada Mountain requires a moderate level of fitness
  • Bring waterproof shoes for the Dead Sea section — the sea bed can be rocky
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    David Citadel Hotel
    King David St 7, Jerusalem, 9410119, Israel
    Please wait outside the hotel
    See address & details
  • 1
    Masada National Park
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 2
    Dead Sea
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 3
    En Gedi Nature Reserve
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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4.5
42 reviews
Excellent
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Very good
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Leyla Voll
1 contribution
An absolute mesmerizing tour I will never forget! The pick up is quite early, but getting to watch the sunrise over the desert was incredible and so worth it. Everything went to plan and we were very happy with the quality of service. We got to the top of Masada exactly on time to watch the sunrise. We also had enough time to walk around and take photos. The visit at Ein Gedi was very interesting and I'm glad it is included in the tour, as I wouldn't have thought of visiting it otherwise. Getting to float in the Dead Sea at the end was the perfect finish to the trip.
Highly recommend Tourist Israel!
Written 9 April 2020
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Hi bulgarianonthego, Thanks for traveling with us! We are thrilled that your Masada, Ein Gedi & Dead Sea tour with us was unforgettable-we love to hear feedback like yours! We truly hope to be able to welcome you back in the future!
Written 7 May 2020
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Anna B
2 contributions
The bus was late more than 2 hours, so I had to wait outside the hotel in the cold night and I finally didn't see the sunrise. Masada was amazing, but we had not enough time to enjoy it fully. Ein Gedi Nature Reserve was ok. We visited the northern part of the Dead Sea, with the muddy ground. The beach was a little dingy, sunbeds was cracked. For the price, the trip was average.
Written 14 January 2020
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Hi AnnaB4529, thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear that the bus was so late. We have looked into it and see that it was delayed because it broke down. Unfortunately, this is not something we have control over and we did our best to get the bus running and ready to pick up the group as soon as possible. We hope you still enjoyed the tour!
Written 16 January 2020
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Tim S
2 contributions
The trip was mostly self guided, but that was perfect because we got dropped off and picked up at the right time in the right places and in between could enjoy what was one great adventure. History, natural beauty and amazing sights...unforgettable.
Written 11 February 2020
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Hi triathlontim, thank you so much for your review. We are very glad to hear that it was such a great day for you and you enjoyed seeing all the sites. we hope you'll join us again!
Written 12 February 2020
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Lavinia B
5 contributions
Friends
Despite the beauty of the sites and the good combination of spots , I would not recommend this company. I paid in order to be able to see the sunrise on Massada and was very disappointed when our driver told us the road was close . The company didn't even notified us when we bought the tickets, that it could have been a possibility due to the weather condition. We then lost 2 hours in the middle of the road at 4am waiting for the road to open. Those 2 hours that we couldn’t get back and made us rush on every site we have to visit.
I tried to call the company to have explanations and at least a gesture or a refund but the only answer was that they are not responsible for any of this and that it was not their fault. Totally uncommercial of them ! Without even having a notification of those possibilities ! Very disappointing ! Go ELSEWHERE !
Written 27 January 2020
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Hi Lavibu, thanks for your feedback. We are sorry to hear about the situation with your tour. We know it is frustrating when something out of anyone's control, like the weather, has an effect on the tours. This normally does not happen, but we cannot predict the weather and are unable to notify anyone in advance of road closures or site closures. On this day, Masada was closed in the morning to weather conditions which we were not made aware of until the last moment. We wanted our customers to still be able to experience these amazing sites, and since everyone had already arrived for the tour we went to Masada as soon as it opened back up for the day. This is the same situation that would happen with any tour or tour company with such last minute closures.
Written 28 January 2020
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N R
6 contributions
Amazing experience. The bus showed up on time. The tour guide was knowledge, friendly, professional. Really an overall great experience. (Also did a tour with another group the next week and the contrast was pretty crazy and made tourist israel really stand out as the only company to travel with!) Really highly suggest.
Written 3 June 2022
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Ian J
16 contributions
Solo
Thrown away at wrong place and cheated by bad driver

I joined in the Dead Sea, Masada and En Gedi trip on Jan13, and I really had a bad time with the driver of this tour. Overall, I was cheated and thrown away by the driver after the trip was finished.

On website I chose to be picked up and get off at "Gold hotel Jerusalem". In the morning there was only me to be picked up at Gold Hotel Jerusalem, and the driver asked me ask which hotel I stayed and he could simply let me get off there. So I told him that I want to get off at Yehuda Camp train station. And he said no problem.

However, after the trip is finished, he didn't realize his promise and asked me to get off at David Citadel Hotel with all other people, while people staying in Jerusalem all get down there. I argued with him, but he said he didn't have time to drive to either Gold Hotel or the train station. I asked him to drive there but he refused. Moreover, he even tried to cheat on me. He told me that Yehuda Camp station is only 300 meter or 5 minutes to walk from David Citadel Hotel. I didn't believe but he simply asked me to leave asap.

This is ridiculous because I should get what I paid, and the driver didn't let me go down at either Gold Hotel Jerusalem or Mahane Yahuda station. And he said now he would go to Tel Aviv asap, this is the only stop in Jerusalem. I cannot understand why he tried to cheat the guest with such bad lie, and disobeyed what he just said at the morning.

Finally, at the Shabbat there was no store open and no one was on the street, I walked over 30 minutes as I had to find the direction at a dark evening. This was such a horrible experience because I got lost for several times and I have no one to ask for help. He really made an alone tourist as me in trouble and lost the confidence of humanity.
Written 20 January 2018
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Iloveibizamillion
New York City, NY46 contributions
Friends
This is an "UNGUIDED" tour. As long as clients realize that, there will be no complaints about lack of a guide. This is pretty much a transport/transfer service. Their job is to pick u up at a designated spot on time, drive you to the three sites, and bring you back. So for all you you complainers/whiners/haters out there, CHILL> they don't pretend to be anything they are not. They DO NOT provide any instructions/guidance. They are purely there to pick you, transfer you and bring you back.
1. Pick up is at a designated lobby of a local hotel: this works really well as you are not sitting in a bus for an hour going from hotel to hotel picking up the clients: all clients come to one place instead. Time management wise this is excellent.
2. The first stop: Masada: they drop you at ticket office: you buy your own ticket and figure out with the map where to start the climb, it takes a good ONE HOUR even for the fittest of us. the sunrise up top is a hit/miss depending on clouds/haze, but you get some views. the fortress itself is a massive plated so give time to explore.
3. The 2nd stop Ein Gedi: is a nice stop as there is a cafe there for those who do not want to climb any further. this involves tons of hiking with tiny waterfalls along the way- unique in a rocky dessert scape!
4. Dead Stop: there are showers and locker rooms there so it's a perfect end to soak into the water (the best highlight of this day). you will be back in jerusalem by 1230-1P
TIPS: U need not bring your breakfast snacks b/c on way to MASADA they do make a "rest stop" at a gas station that has a huge supermarket type coffee shop to pick up breakfast.
TIPS: proper hiking shoes: Masada climb is legit hike over rocks and mountain (it's not a walk in the park).
TIPS: bathing suit and towel for Dead Sea (locker room and showers are excellent).
Some constructive thoughts-
1. Maybe a little more time efficiency by seriously enforcing the time to be “back by the bus” rule would be great. We had some late folks in the group that held everyone up and if everyone was warned that bus would leave without them then it would help a lot.
2. A little more time at Masada but a little less time at EinGedi bc the uphill climb at Masada takes longer than an hour even for fit people.
3. Dead Sea stop was just perfect as it is.
Written 15 January 2018
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Thank you so much for sharing this thoughtful feedback with us! As the tour indicates, it is "self-guided" which offers travelers an opportunity to explore this amazing sites on their own and use the information provided on site. We are so happy to hear you felt this was a great experience and allowed you to explore at your own pace and on your time. We are glad to hear the driver was on time and friendly and helped with the overall experience. We also appreciate your tips! We too suggest to pack snacks and water and proper walking shoes for the hike. We are also glad to hear the facilities at the Dead Sea worked for you! Thanks again so much for sharing with us, we are so happy to know you enjoyed your Sunrise tour!
Written 16 January 2018
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Pier-Anne B
12 contributions
Couples
Great expenrience, very hard getting up this early but so worth it. Kinka of though hike. Enough time spent in all of the places visited.
Written 27 June 2019
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Thank you, Pier-Anne B, for your feedback and review! We are so happy to hear you had a great experience and enjoyed the hike and view of the sunrise from Masada. It was our pleasure to have you with us!
Written 30 June 2019
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mikemF9537SR
Atlanta, GA17 contributions
Family
This tour started at 3:00 AM and ended at about 1:00 pm. It was a very good value for the number of activities completed in the short time span that was allocated.

I woldl recommend this tour if you want very good value fdor what you pay, are limited on time In Israel and are content to explore these locations without a personal guide.
Written 14 July 2018
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Thank you for your great recommendation! This tour is intended for exactly that purpose to offer travelers transportation and enable you to visit these sites all in one day! It is also a special experience to hike Masada at sunrise, and an amazing way to see the amazing view! Thank you for choosing Tourist Israel for your trip!
Written 22 July 2018
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Prema_C
Mumbai, India824 contributions
We had a very early pick up and stopped an hour later at 4 for a coffee and toilet break at a decent stop. We reached Masada before 5 and started the trek up the snake path. We had to return to the bus by 8 am. The climb up in the dark in the snake path was an adventure. The sun was rising over the Dead Sea before we reached up. Then the sun played hide and seek and we got great views. But to reach back down by 8 we had to leave by 7 giving hardly any time to relax after the uphill trek and look around the fort, enjoy the views. After we got down the next stop was in half hour at ein Gedi to see some waterfalls in the desert. But we didn’t go up as it was tiring after the trek. We stayed at the cafe down which just had some drinks. Those who trekked up said the falls were good. The last stop was the Dead Sea where we were taken to a private beach. It was a good one and crowned our tiring day. We got back on scheduled time by 1. There was no guide accompanying. The driver drove reasonably well and gave instructions in English.
Written 29 September 2019
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