Qumran Tour in Israel

Qumran , is an archaeological site situated northwest of the Dead Sea shore on the West Bank and managed by Israel's Qumran National Park. The site was occupied mostly during the Greco-Roman period (ca. 150 BC-68 AD). The community that lived in Qumran is identified with the Essenes people, a religious sect, that lived in isolation in this region west of the Dead Sea. Qumran became well known in 1947, when a Palestinian shepherd discovered in a cave a series of scrolls, which are known today as the Dead Sea Scrolls.

General Information

Region: Dead Sea
Management: Israel Nature and Parks Authority
Hours: Opened daily from 5AM - 4PM except Friday from 5AM - 3PM
Situated: Qumran, The site is in the north of the Dead Sea on the West Bank.
Phone: +972 02-9942235
Founded: Between 134–104 BCE

Plan a tour

Tours including Qumran

Tour Name Day(s) Quality from Type Starts Ends Select Tour

Dead Sea Tour


Escorted Tel Aviv / Jerusalem Jerusalem / Tel Aviv Excursion Tour

Masada and Dead Sea


Escorted Tel Aviv / Jerusalem Jerusalem / Tel Aviv Excursion Tour

Footsteps of Christ Tour


Escorted Tel Aviv Jerusalem Christian Tour

Where It All Began Tour


Escorted Cairo Jerusalem Christian Tour

Jewish Heritage Tour


Escorted Tel Aviv Jerusalem Jewish Tour

Grand Classic Israel Tour


Escorted Tel Aviv Tel Aviv Classic Tour

Do you know: The surrounding site of Qumran is identified by some scholars as the biblical “City of Salt” unesco.com.