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Egged Tours - Day Tours
Ranked #91 of 228 Tours in Jerusalem
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Owner description: With Egged Tours you will experience an unforgettable Israel Tour. Our award winning service will guide you through Israel’s most historical and modern destinations. Our certified tour guides will show you Israel through the eyes of an Israeli. Egged Tours is the friend you’d wish for in every destination; providing an insider’s view on the local people, places and cultures you encounter. We offer a variety of guided walking tours, half day tours, one day tours or multiple day tours in the following cities: Petra, Jerusalem, Masada, The Dead Sea, Bethlehem, Nazareth, Haifa, Golan Heights, The Galilee, Jericho, Tel Aviv, Acco, Caeserea and more.
manchester uk
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Very interesting”
Reviewed October 16, 2012

We took the tour from tel aviv via Jerusalem to Masada which was very very hot even in mid October .the guide was very entertaining and informative. We carried on to the Dead Sea where really 1 and a half hours was inadequate but still enjoyable to be recommended. Take your own food as the cafe at Masada is a rip off and the food was poor .all in all a very good trip

Visited October 2012
2 Thank shazb25
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“terrible tour - so disappointed”
Reviewed July 7, 2012

I booked this tour to show my family Israel. This was my one regret during our whole trip. Disorganized tours; terrible food; we got ripped off by everyone we met; and the hotel we stayed in over night was DISGUSTING!

6 Thank bonoliscious
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Weehawken, NJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Masada/Dead Sea”
Reviewed June 25, 2012

A terrific tour! 44 people, which was kind of large but it didnt matter. We left the bus meeting point in Tel Aviv about 8am, traveled to Jerusalem to pick up the rest of the 44 tourists and headed to Masada with a brief stop at the Dead Sea to drop off a few people who were spending the day at the spa there. The tour started about 10am on the bus with Haya, our guide, pointing out sites from the well-airconditioned bus along the way speaking in both English & Spanish effortlessly. Don't miss Masada, which actually takes up most of the day. An amazing historical/religious story. It's helpful to google Masada to get the basic theme of the place so that when you're there it all makes better sense. After an awesome cable car ride to the top of the mountain, be prepared to walk & ascend in the heat, but it's a fabulous, well-thought-out tour w/Haya, an older woman with amazing stamina, who was incredibly knowledgeable. The tour lasts about 2 and a half hours. It was hot but well worth it. At the end, we had an hour to buy a delicious, reasonably priced lunch in the cafeteria and you could visit the gift shop if you wanted.
Then,on to the Dead Sea. INCREDIBLE! Diving thru the desert was astounding. Haya pointed out all the sites along the way: Bedouins living along the sides of the road, camels, kibbutzim, the site of the Dead Sea scrolls, King Solomon's mines, and so much more. A stop at the Ahava cosmetics factory (45 mins) was worth it. I got a lot of gift shopping done. Once we got to the Sea we had about 2 hours which was plenty of time for the experience. We changed into bathing suits (don't wear your best one!) and went in the Sea (you can't stay in more than 10 minutes at a time because your skin starts to tingle!), rubbed the mineral-rich black mud on our bodies, rinsed again/floated some more in the Sea and showered either on the beach or in the changing cabanas. Rent a towel as suggested because it will get soiled fromt the salt & mud. We wrapped the trip & headed back about 4:30pm. A GREAT DAY!

Visited June 2012
5 Thank Donna H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“terrible tour”
Reviewed June 10, 2012

all we did was get ripped off by the tour drivers friends when touring around. 100 shekels for 2 pita!!! are you serious? this tour is beyond terrible!

6 Thank screwyoueggedtours
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Kauai, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed May 20, 2012 via mobile

After 3 incredible weeks in Israel our only regret was Egged. We did their tour to Masada/Dead Sea from Jerusalem. Their Web site promised "Full Day Tour." We had 90 minutes at Masada and 90 minutes at Dead Sea and over two hours at two gift shops - where we later learned our tour guide earnedd 20% of what we spent. I complained to Egged and they offered a refund - which never happened. We saved for many years to visit Israel and it was very upsetting to have to rush from spot to spot atop Masada and not have time for the museum there. Take a taxi or just regular bus service or hire a guide.

15 Thank TripInput
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