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Masada & Dead Sea Tour from Ashdod Port

$ 195 Price per person
Masada & Dead Sea Tour from Ashdod Port


Enjoy the natural beauty and history of Masada and the Dead Sea, two of the most popular sites in the Judean Desert, on this full-day guided tour from Ashdod port. Take a cable car to the top of UNESCO-listed Masada, an ancient mountain fortress, and explore the excavations of King Herod’s palace complex. View of Qumran, best known as the place where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered not so long ago. Small groups of up to 16 people only.

Discover the Dead Sea at the best part of the day, when the water is cool and inviting, and the beach is comfortable and relaxing. Float on the water or cover yourself in mineral-rich mud at a private beach at the north end of the Dead Sea. The Dead Sea is the lowest point on earth, surrounded by the stunning landscape of the Negev Desert.

  • Judean Desert
  • Inn of the Good Samaritan
  • Masada 
  • King Herod’s fortress and palace
  • Qumran Caves overview
  • Ahava Dead Sea cosmetics store shop
  • Dead Sea Beach
  • Ein Gedi National Park

Masada & Dead Sea Tour includes

Masada & Dead Sea Tour excludes

Detailed itinerary

Pickup from Ashdod port, your guide will be waiting for you at the main meeting deck, after you pass the immigration control. Guide will be standing with the sing you cannot miss. As soon as all group members collected you will proceed to Masada.

Descend to the Judean Desert via the inn of the Good Samaritan. Drive along the shores of the Dead Sea to Masada where you will learn about the heroic story of the Jewish fighters. Ascend Masada by cable car to tour the 2000 year old fortress and palace built by King Herod, where the Zealots of the first century made their last stand against the Romans.  This is the largest and most complete Roman siege camp that remains today. Visit the remains of the walls, palace, synagogue, water cisterns, mosaic floors, roman baths and other findings. In 2001 UNESCO declared Masada as a World Heritage Site. Descend by Cable Car.

Drive via Ein Gedi, passing by Qumran where you will get a side view of the Qumran caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered.

Continue to the Dead Sea. Float in the mineral-rich Dead Sea which, at 400m below sea level, is the lowest place on earth. Take a mud-bath and benefit from the therapeutic qualities of the natural Dead Sea mud. Enjoy the unique opportunity to float in the Dead Sea and cover yourself with the mineral rich mud, that many believe has its therapeutic effects.

After completing the tour, relax and enjoy convenient return transfer to Ashdod port. Our commitment is not only to provide you with the best possible experience during the tour but also to guarantee your timely return, allowing you to board your ship without any concerns. 

You should know before the tour

  • Minimum 2 people per reservation 
  • Lunch break time will be provided during the group tour
  • Start time / Pick up point: Detailed confirmation will be provided 
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements. Dress code is smart casual.
  • Recommended for this tour: Comfortable walking shoes, hats, sun screen and drinking water.
  • Free of charge reschedule up to 72 hours before the tour day. 
  • One step booking system – Book Now Online
  • Detailed confirmation will be sent within 72 hours post booking  

Term & Conditions

  • Booking is subject to terms and conditions.
  • Cancellation at any time 10% of total price is non refundable
  • Cancellation less than two months before the tour day 50% of total price charge will be applied 
  • Cancellation less than a month before the tour day 75% of total price charge will be applied
  • Cancellation less than a week before the tour day 100% of total price full charge will be applied
  • Cancellation / Reschedule terms are the same
  • Any unused services fully non refundable
  • All not mentioned in includes – excluded from the private tour 

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