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Small Group Day Trip to Masada and Dead Sea from Jerusalem
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Small Group Day Trip to Masada and Dead Sea from Jerusalem

By Rent a Guide Israel Tours
About
Combine Masada and the Dead Sea for a full-day adventure from Jerusalem. Masada’s mountaintop ruins and desert views are spectacular, but the sunny site can be hot when temperatures soar. Follow your morning Masada visit with an afternoon at the Dead Sea, and you’ll have free time to cool off, swim, and relax before returning to Jerusalem.
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Ages 0-99, max of 19 per group
Duration: 10h
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Live guide: English
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Highlights
  • Get sweeping views on the cable car ride at Masada
  • Explore the mountaintop archeological site in the cooler morning hours
  • Head to the beach during the heat of the afternoon
  • Convenient pickup and drop-off at Jerusalem hotels

  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Masada National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Dead Sea
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Qumran Caves (entrance is not included)


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • Travelers should be waiting at the entrance of the hotel
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Wheelchair accessible
        • Stroller accessible
        • Service animals allowed
        • Infant seats available
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 9547P6

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • The tour is operated by bilingual guides
        • Most travelers can participate
        • Service animals are allowed only if the person with a disability have a companion with him
        • Disabled visitors that use wheelchair- must have a companion to escort them
        • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 9547P6

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        • Rent a Guide Israel Tours
          2,490
          Tel Aviv, Israel
          Joined in May 2011
        • 697lucios
          0 contributions
          1.0 of 5 bubbles
          They are not honest
          Terrible agency, I made two purchases of two tours and they canceled them due to the conflicts in the Middle East, they only refunded one tour for 140 dollars and the other tour for 136 dollars has not yet been refunded. They don't respond to emails and are not honest.
          Written June 16, 2024
        • Global798329
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Trip of a lifetime
          Amazing history that you read about but to see it first hand is jaw dropping and overwhelming at the same time. To walk the same steps as ancient civilizations is a remarkable experience. Our guide brought the centuries old history to life. Sorry we did not come sooner.
          Written October 3, 2023
        • Jennifer H
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          2.0 of 5 bubbles
          Rushed tours
          Both tours were very rushed but for me, one tour was nicer and the other tour was terrible. Maybe choose a tour w not so much crammed in. Lesson learned. Both tours steer you to shop their far overpriced gift shops. The nice tour was to Masada and the Dead Sea. The tour guide and driver were very nice and knowledgeable and I throughly enjoyed the tour. The second tour, a biblical tour to Nazareth/Sea of Galilee and Jordyn river was terrible. First the tour guide was agnostic and in my opinion dismissive, rude, very controlling and very detached from the groups needs. I think that a biblical tour would be best optimized by a believer of what they are presenting. This tour also did allow for any shop options other than the one they steer you to despite the massive price difference. All in all I would recommend the Masada/Dead Sea tour but not recommend the biblical tour with this company. Also, would caution shopping any of the gift shops they promote. I promise you will find the exact or similar items for well over half the price elsewhere.
          Written September 29, 2023
        • Meander09084781013
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing Israel Experience
          We booked out tour through Shalom Israeli Tours and from the very beginning every single detail was perfect. We were on the 10 day Jewish Heritage tour. When we met our guide Meni Tzabari, we knew we had found somebody special. He was fun, witty, had a great sense of humor and made lots of jokes. His personalized attention to detail with his breadth of knowledge was infectious and he would encourage us to listen, learn and be part of all conversations. He went over and above to make sure that everybody was comfortable, and having a good time. A few people had trouble with some of the walking and he would wait for them, hold their hand and make sure they were safe. He also made my daughter and I feel incredibly safe while touring Israel due to his knowledge and the fact that he is also a police officer. He truly cared about what he was teaching us and what we were seeing as well as he cared about every individual on our tour. When I return to Israel, I hope to use Meni again for my touring.
          Written September 26, 2023
        • O9157KHshawnc
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          1.0 of 5 bubbles
          More about giving to local economy rather than learn
          The guide never finished her thoughts , the ax in the van did not cool off the van. The driver complained of the vans transmission problems. Your was very rushed only allowed to use restroom 1 time. Then brought to a restaurant for lunch around 2 pm and rushed to leave. The buffet was very expensive and the drinks were not included. The guide told us to tip these people. But I get it was very poor of this company. Went on a tour with a competitor a few days back and had such a better experience and atmosphere. Rent a guide in Israel is all about taking tourist money , rushing and making more by patronizing businesses who give money or things back to rent a guide
          Written September 21, 2023
        • colinb894
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Excellent
          We did the Jerusalem/Bethlehem tour and the Galilee /Nazareth tour and they were both excellent from pick up at our hotel to drop off , friendly , professional , informative …
          Written September 18, 2023
        • colinb894
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Excellent
          We had a great experience and learnt a lot from Hava Dorany our guide , was picked up promptly at hotel and enjoyed stops at Nazareth, Magido, Sea of Galilee, River Jordan , great atmosphere , professional , friendly, knowledgeable, the Jerusalem tour was also great …
          Written September 9, 2023
        • marymia1980
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Excellent
          Very knowledgeable and enjoyed the tour. Hava made for a fun day! Lots of smiles and laughter! would highly recommended Hava! Thanks again Hava! Mary C
          Written September 8, 2023
        • NorthStar591742
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Best tour guide
          Hava was the best tour guide. We had an amazing day! So knowledgeable and friendly. I would highly recommend her as your tour guide.
          Written September 1, 2023
        • Yuka M
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          Amazing Israel tour with Meni T!!
          I had a family trip to Israel for two weeks and had Mr.Meni T from Rent-a-Guide. He was the most knowledgeable guide I had ever met in my life. Not only did he explain to us about Judaism, culture and Israeli customs, but he also told us about geographic characters, tribes and Israeli people's life. Whatever I see through the window on a bus, Mr. Meni starts to talk outside views. It was non-stop knowledgeable explanations from him. By his time-organized guide, we were able to avoid all busy traffic and had enough shade on each location. I sincerely thank Mr. Meni for our safe amazing trip. 初めてのイスラエルの旅行で、この"レンタルガイド"を使って安全に二週間、北から南まで家族旅行をする事が出来ました! ガイドはマニーさんで、英語ヘブライ語アラビア語を操り腰にはいつも銃が。小グループの15人で日本人は私だけでしたが、朝6時半から夕方6時まで毎日4-5箇所観光し、またバスの窓から見る物全て彼から説明され、あまりにも貴重な現地の知恵知識の入ったガイドを聴き、気付いたら初日から携帯でメモをびっちり取っていました。 バスもメルセデス・ベンツでとても綺麗に涼しく保たれていてとても快適でした。 また子供達にアイスを与えてくれたり(イスラエルの夏は40度近い)、冷たい水やメロンも頂いたり。ガイドさんの仕事以上の事をして頂きとても感謝しています。 また、ユダヤ教でもイスラエルとアメリカとでは少し違う点も勉強になりました。 この会社、このガイドさんでもう一度聖地のイスラエルに来たいと思いました!
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        • fraychel
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Spiritually Amazing!
          I have never visited Israel before, but came recently as a part of a conference. Since I had some free time, I booked this tour which was recommended by the conference organizers. My tour guide was Daniel and he was a humble yet wonderfully knowledgeable guide, providing in-depth historical and Biblical (both Old and New Testament) context to the places we were visiting. Not only that, he has been doing this a while, so he knows the staff at each site almost like family. We felt like part of family as a part of the tour! Note that it is a long tour because of the distance to drive and traffic. I departed from my pickup at 6 AM and returned at 7 PM - a testament to Daniel's driving / endurance. Also note that you may possibly transfer from your pickup shuttle to the tour shuttle. With that, sites visited included Nazareth - The Basilica of the Annunciation - Saint Joseph's Church - (Time Permitting) Synagogue Church - Time for souvenir purchasing The Yardenit Cana - (Time Permitting) the Church where Jesus turned water into wine Tabgha - The Church where Jesus fed the 5,000 with five loaves and two fishes Capernaum - The Church built upon the home of Simon Peter - The Sea of Galilee Magdal - Lunch with 'St. Peter's Fish'
          Written August 29, 2023
        • Susan H
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Meni Tzabari our guide to our Jewish Heritage Tour of Israel
          Meni Tzubori was our guide on the 14 day Ayelet Jewish Heritage Tour of Israel I can’t say enough about what a superb guide Is Meni. Very considerate, thoughtful and extremely knowledgeable about all the sites we saw. He always answered our questions and also explained the differences between Israeli customs and those in America. Meni picked us up promptly and kept us on schedule in addition to the agenda he always had a surprise site to see. He made certain that we bought from ‘kosher’ state run stores that were honourable and gave us fair prices. Meni has a wonderful sense of humour and could handle the most difficult traveller with grace and warmth and always nicely with control. We had a wonderful experience on our journey and Meni made it so
          Written August 17, 2023
        • hoff1066
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          Meni Tzubari has been the best tour guide I've ever had. I actually don't normally like taking formal tours and usually like going on my own. However Meni Tzubari was extremely knowledgeable about every place we toured. His knowledge and entertaining style made my children excited to learn about their Jewish heritage. I highly recommend using Rent A Guide and Meni Tzubari in particular.
          Written August 16, 2023
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          Israel from the Galilee to Eilat
          Unique experiences in addition to the Jewish heritage tour thanks to our guide, Meni Tzabari. Fabulous time with my granddaughter!
          Written August 16, 2023
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        J0656
        Sydney, Australia45 contributions
        1.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jan 2020
        Masada was excellent. For our once in a lifetime trip to the Dead Sea, our guide took us to the worst part of the Dead Sea where swimming was dangerous and almost impossible. My partner scratched his leg on the rocks as he slipped on the clay trying to get out of the water, because the WAVE hit him in the eye. Dead Sea water is so salty and concentrated that you need to avoid your eyes at all times!!! This is hard when there are waves breaking! There are other still water areas of the Dead Sea and I found out that our guide was in a hurry to get home so took us to the crappiest location. Wouldnt advise this company for this tour at all.
        Written January 29, 2020
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        Daniel M
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        May 2023 • Couples
        Minivan was packed to capacity. Guide did not have our names on list but after a call, allowed us to squeeze in van. My wife and I were separated during all travel. Won't ever book again due to the discomfort. Guide was terrific and we tipped generously $40 because without him, we never would have been able to join tour. Poor communication and over booking. Buyer beware.
        Written May 11, 2023
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        Sightsee227498
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        Sep 2023 • Couples
        Had a great trip with our guide Jerry. Masada was a very interesting place to visit. The views were amazing. And we really enjoyed our swim in The Dead Sea. It was really nice to be with our small group instead of the large buses that were there.
        Written September 9, 2023
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        doodah271
        Zurich, Switzerland4 contributions
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        May 2019 • Solo
        Super informative tour with a very knowledgeable guide. Participants should know, though, that lunch at the spa will cost extra, though worth the price. Also, it is highly advisable to bring your own plastic shoes/flip flops, if you have some, as the beach is stony. The guide was very helpful, knowledgeable and funny. If you are in for a day activity, I definitely recommend booking this tour!
        Written May 22, 2019
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        Jessica_201809
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        Sep 2018 • Couples
        The tour was a great experience. Pickup at the hotel was well organized and on time. The car was a modern minivan for 20 people.
        Our guide provided a lot of interesting background information on the way to our destinations as well as on site at Masada and Ein Gedi.
        Written September 25, 2018
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        jonathan_temoschenko
        Liege, Belgium113 contributions
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        Aug 2023 • Family
        Not only the best, the One! Not only a guide, a Coach! Not only a tour, an Experience! Not only describing, living the History in his heart!
        Written August 5, 2023
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        B&V
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        Jul 2019
        I loved the convenience of a small guided tour and not having to drive. Yossi, our tour guide was enthusiastic and entertaining. Not only did he convey the history and significance of these areas, but also talked about the culture and challenges of modern day Israel.

        Masada in July is quite hot and dry. The tram ride was included. We saw the highlights in 1.5 hours, although it might have been fun to explore a bit more. I felt a bit rushed at the 1.5 hour dead sea stop, which included time for a cafeteria style lunch.
        Written September 21, 2019
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        Stephanie2743
        Lilongwe, Malawi136 contributions
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        May 2018 • Family
        A tour is probably the most convenient way to visit the Masada and Dead Sea as a tourist without a car, but we were a bit disappointed with our guide, who was unenthusiastic and even bored us during the Masada portion - which shouldn't be the case as the history of Masada is quite interesting. He also made unsavory comments about Bedouins during the drive (e.g. how they have so many kids that they don't even know the names of their own children) ... which we found rather unpleasant.

        We also wished we had more time at the Dead Sea, since an hour is not enough!

        Our guide on the full-day Jerusalem tour was much more enthusiastic and a good guide, but she also made some unpleasant comments about Palestinians, which spoiled the tour a bit... regardless of anyone's political views, it would be great if the guides could refrain from making negative comments about Palestinians and Muslims and stay neutral!
        Written August 3, 2018
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        Cristina A
        4 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Mar 2018 • Couples
        We had a spectacular day at Massada and Dead Sea. Our Lea guide made all the difference in having rich information about the tour. She was fantastic, engaging and full of historical details that marked our trip. Congratulations READ for the excentente work, by the company Rent a Guide. Professional guide services Israel. Cristina & Josimar de Campo Grande-MS Brazil
        Written April 11, 2018
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        Fabrizio B
        Bologna, Italy3 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        We visited Matsada and were lucky enough to meet Meni Tzabari, a jovial and knowledgeable guide who tells the history of the place with passion and enthusiasm. If you have the possibility to choose, we recommend asking for Meni, he will involve you during the visit, pushing you to think and observe what surrounds you.
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        Written August 5, 2023
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