Masada and the Dead Sea


Fumes of sulphur exuding from the waters of the Dead Sea.

The lowest place on earth, the Dead Sea has attracted visitors from around the Mediterranean basin for thousands of years. It was a place of refuge for King David and one of the world’s first health resorts for Herod the Great.

Arising out of this world – MASADA – massive fortification – lavish palaces.

Withheld by a small commune of Jews against the mighty Roman army till it finally subdued in a tragic effort in the spring of the year 73 ACE.



WHO would venture deep into the desert in order to build a magnificent fortress on a lifeless mountain top ?
WHY would the Romans, having triumphantly destroyed Jerusalem, direct an entire legion to march on Masada, in order to deal with a small group of rebels that fortified themselves on such a remote mountain ?
WHO were the rebels, who faced the Roman army and fought till the bitter end ?
WHERE did the people of Masada got their water and food in this barren land ?
Ascend Masada for the answers to these questions and more….

Tour Itinerary

Tour Code: AMDS1          

  • Drive across the land of the biblical Philistines, up through the Judean mountains, bypassing Jerusalem, on into the Judean desert.
  • Descend to the Dead Sea, lowest point on earth, driving south along its shoreline to Masada.
  • Ascend MASADA – Israel’s foremost Archaeological Park, via cablecar.
  • A thorough visit gives insight to the rituals, politics and culture of the people who inhabited this desert fortress.
  • Descend to the shores of the DEAD SEA for an afternoon of leisure.
  • Indulge yourselves in the mineral-rich black mud of the Dead Sea, float in its therapeutic waters or simply relax at the spa.
  • Return to Ashdod Port.


Tour Options

Below is a list of sites on the same route and close in themes which can be exchanged or added, depending on personal preferences and time constraints.

The tour may be operated as a JOINT TOUR enabling you to share expenses which allows you the benefits of a private tour excursion at a price competitive with bus tours.GET THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS.

GROUP TOURS can be arranged for large groups enabling itinerary flexibility and adaptability to groups requirements, interests, language etc.

Religious services may also be arranged for all faiths.


Ein Gedi Spa
Mineral Beach Spa
Kalia Beach
Neve Midbar Beach
Ein Gedi Nature Reserve