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Masada and the Dead Sea Day Trip from Jerusalem
$111.00 per adult
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Dead Sea, Masada and Qumran Private Tour
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Tour of Masada-Dead Sea and Qumran from Jerusalem
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Tour of Masada-Dead Sea and Qumran from Jerusalem

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Discover the highlights of the Judean Desert on a full-day tour of Qumran, Masada and the Dead Sea from Jerusalem. Visit the site where the the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered, then board a cable car to Masada to explore the ancient mountain fortress with your guide. Walk from Roman baths to King Herod’s palace, and hear the legend of the Jewish rebels who held the plateau against the Romans. Descend to the Dead Sea to wallow in nutrient-rich mud and swim in hyper-saline water before returning to Jerusalem.
$110.00 per adult
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Bear H wrote a review Sep 24
Williamsburg, Virginia1,283 contributions375 helpful votes
This National Park is well laid out over the site where the Jewish Essene sect lived and devloped what came to be noted as the "dead sea scrolls" . Stark in its desert
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Alice C wrote a review Mar 2020
Toledo, Ohio57 contributions10 helpful votes
My second time to the area and still not disappointed. Our tour guide was fantastic - it's so interesting to hear about the Dead Sea Scrolls, their discovery and their value and importance to all of us. The ruins are nicely roped off for easy viewing, lots of signs in English and a great shop/restaurant. Admittedly during this visit , they're renovating the gift shop; but I was still able to make my purchases! The food is good and reasonably priced - going a la carte, that is.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Tracy F wrote a review Feb 2020
576 contributions72 helpful votes
This place has is a nice spot to visit with a museum to watch the history of the people. This is the location where some of the dead sea scrolls were found.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Hank H wrote a review Jan 2020
Virginia340 contributions102 helpful votes
Yes, the history here is incredible but so much more can be done to explain it to you and immerse you in it. The only thing I felt immersed in was the gigantic tourist shop hawking everything under the sun. The attached restaurant fed you efficiently but the chicken shawarma tastes more south Asian than Middle Eastern. TIP: Bring your own lunch and your own history book.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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TravelDonCA wrote a review Jan 2020
California214 contributions128 helpful votes
This was a spectacular place to visit. Learn about the history of the Dead Sea Scrolls and see the caves where they were discovered. We were able to hike to one of the caves and go inside.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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