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  • Hours: Apr - Sept 8am-5pm, Oct - Mar 8am-4pm. Fridays and holiday eves, site closes one hour earlier.
  • Admission: Cable Car entrance: NIS 67; Snake Path entrance: NIS 25

The incredible fortress of Masada, located in the astonishing Judean Desert near the Dead Sea, has been symbolic to the Israeli people since the Roman era, symbolizing bravery and self-sacrifice in the face of adversity. The plateau is surrounded by rocky cliffs on all sides, and has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2001.

Upon arriving, you can either walk to the entrance or take a cable car lift. While the cable car is the fastest way to reach the site, you can walk up the two beautitful paths of either the "Snake Path" or the Roman Ramp.

When you have reached the top, explore Herod's palace complex with its amazing ancient bath houses and mosaics. There are also remnants of Roman encampments, synagogues, and homes. Combined with the breathtaking views of the Judean Desert and the Dead Sea, Masada is an experience not to be missed.

Practical Info

If you have a private car, you can access Masada from either Road 90, which runs along the coast of the Dead see, or Road 3199 from Arad. There is a parking lot at the end of the road, from which you can ascend the plateau.

If you're taking a bus, you can take the 486 from Jerusalem or Ein Gedi, or the 421 from Tel Aviv.

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Masada and the Dead Sea Day Trip from Jerusalem

4 star rating: Recommended 96 Reviews

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Location: Jerusalem, Israel
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

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Masada and the Dead Sea Day Trip from Tel Aviv

4.5 star rating: Recommended 104 Reviews

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Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

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5-Day Best of Israel Tour from Tel Aviv: Jerusalem, Dead Sea, Nazareth, and Masada

3 star rating: Worth doing 4 Reviews

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Location: Tel Aviv, Israel
Duration: 5 days (approx.)

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Masada and Ein Gedi Nature Reserve Day Trip from Jerusalem

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

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Location: Jerusalem, Israel
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

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2-Day Best of Israel Tour from Tel Aviv: Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Masada & the Dead Sea

4.5 star rating: Recommended 17 Reviews

Indulge both body and soul on the 2-Day Best of Israel Tour from Tel Aviv.  After an action-packed day exploring the ancient biblical cities of Jerusalem ...  Read more

Location: Tel Aviv, Israel
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

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2-Day Best of Israel Tour: Old Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Masada & the Dead Sea

4 star rating: Recommended 8 Reviews

Indulge both body and soul on the 2-Day Best of Israel Tour. After an action-packed day exploring the ancient biblical cities of Jerusalem and Bethlehem, ...  Read more

Location: Jerusalem, Israel
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

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Masada and Ein Gedi Nature Reserve Day Trip from Tel Aviv

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Masada Sunrise, Ein Gedi and Dead Sea Trip from Jerusalem

Witness an unforgettable sunrise from the top of ancient Masada and enjoy time at beautiful Ein Gedi and the Dead Sea on this morning trip from Jerusalem! ...  Read more

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