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  • Floating in the glassy waters of the Dead Sea is always a popular activity on all Dead Sea tours.
  • Morning sunshine on the coast of the Dead Sea
  • Beautiful  bright balloons near the Dead Sea
  • The lowest place on earth sign adjacent to the Dead Sea is a great photo opportunity while on your Israel vacation.
  • Salt in the Dead Sea

The Dead Sea is a salt lake that borders Jordan to the east and Israel and the West Bank to the west. The surface and shores of the Dead Sea are 423 m (1,237 ft) below sea level, making it Earth’s lowest elevation on land, something special to be experienced on an Israel vacation.

With 33.7% salinity, the Dead Sea is 8.6 times saltier than the ocean and is one of the saltiest bodies of water in the world. The name comes from the fact that the salinity is so high that animals cannot survive or flourish. The water in the Dead Sea is so dense that anyone on an Isreal vacation can float easily due to the natural buoyancy.

The Dead Sea is famous for the Dead Sea Scrolls, a collection of 972 texts discovered from 1946 to 1956 that contain biblical manuscripts. The scrolls are of great historical and religious importance as they contain the earliest known surviving copies of biblical documents.

The Dead Sea has attracted visitors from around the world because of reported health and therapeutic advantages. People with psoriasis have benefitted from sun bathing for long periods without worrying about harmful UV rays due to the area’s location below sea level. Dead Sea mud pack therapy is believed to temporarily relieve pain in patients with osteoarthritis of the knees. There are many other therapies available making the Dead Sea a popular health tourism destination on Israel trips.

 


 

Israel Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to  an Israel tour.

Learn about the history and culture of Israel, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Israel's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Israel for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Israel tours today!

 

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  • Israel Odyssey: Tel Aviv, Western Galilee, Jerusalem & More

    FIRST-CLASS | SMALL-GROUP: Embark on a first-class journey through Israel that showcases the country’s modern innovations and ancient wonders. Experience the modern pleasures of Tel Aviv before delving into the country’s past in Akko, Galilee, and Nazareth, floating in the waters of the Dead Sea, and exploring the religious treasures of Jerusalem.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,299
    Trip Type:
    Bucket List Travel Ideas, Classics (Bestsellers), Single Friendly, Small Group Touring
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  • Signature Jerusalem & Tel Aviv

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Explore one of the world’s holiest and oldest cities before living it up on the Mediterranean Coast. Discover biblical and historic treasures in Jerusalem, visit Bethlehem and Masada, and take a float in the Dead Sea before spending time in the trendy coastal city of Tel Aviv.
    Duration:
    6 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,552
    Trip Type:
    Private Experiences, Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • The Holy Land Experience: Tel Aviv, Western Galilee & Jerusalem

    FIRST-CLASS | ESCORTED COACH TOUR: Known by millions around the world as the “Holyland”, Israel is a captivating destination and a must-visit for any serious globetrotter. Learn the amazing story of this land and its people.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,047
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Single Friendly
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  • Ancient Treasures of Israel, Egypt and Jordan

    FIRST-CLASS | SMALL GROUP: Embark on a three-country journey encompassing some of the greatest ancient wonders in the world. Explore the religious treasures of Jerusalem in Israel, marvel at the pyramids of Giza before cruising the Nile in Egypt, and float in the Dead Sea and gaze upon the rock-hewn city of Petra in Jordan.
    Duration:
    20 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 5,597
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Multi Country Vacation Ideas, Small Group Touring, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Jerusalem Discovery

    MODERATE | TAILOR-MADE: Discover one of the world’s oldest and holiest cities on this journey to Jerusalem. Stroll the Mount of Olives and Mount Zion before exploring the Old City and seeing the Wailing Wall and Church of the Holy Sepulchre. You’ll also visit the fortress of Masada and float in the Dead Sea.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 761
    Trip Type:
    Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Essence of Jerusalem

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Explore Jerusalem’s biblical treasures on this first-class vacation. Discover the Mount of Olives, the Wailing Wall, and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre on a small group tour. Then head outside the city to explore the fortress of Masada and float on the Dead Sea.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 966
    Trip Type:
    Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Jerusalem Signature

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: A must-visit for any globetrotter, Jerusalem offers an unforgettable blend of history and culture. Explore biblical treasures with your private guide, including the Wailing Wall, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, and Bethlehem. You’ll also tour the fortress of Masada and float on the Dead Sea.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Private Experiences, Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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