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  • Address: Masada, Israel
  • 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 Dead Sea Daily Tour from Herzliya, Herzliya, null
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Masada and Dead Sea Daily Tour from Herzliya

Masada and Dead Sea Tour – the best seller. Masada and Dead Sea Tour from Herzliya will cover two of Israel’s most impressive highlights.

Location: Herzliya, Israel
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $150.00
Private Tour: Masada at Sunrise, Jerusalem, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Private Tour: Masada at Sunrise

Start your day early and climb up to Masada at the most beautiful time of the day. Explore Masada ruins and hear about the drama that took place 2,000 years ...  Read more

Location: Jerusalem, Israel
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $580.00
Masada and the Dead Sea Day Tour, Dead Sea, Hiking & Camping
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Masada and the Dead Sea Day Tour

Starting your journey at your hotel, Descend towards the lowest spot on the planet and make a stop at Qasr El Yahud and the Qumran Caves right ...  Read more

Location: Masada, Israel
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $850.00
Masada and Dead Sea Day Trip from Eilat, Eilat, Private Day Trips
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Masada and Dead Sea Day Trip from Eilat

Take a tour to Masada, one of the most visited sites in Israel. Alight Masada in a cable car, or take a walk up the winding path. The view from the top is ...  Read more

Location: Eilat, Israel
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $254.00
Ein Gedi and Masada Day Trip from Eilat, Eilat, Day Trips
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Ein Gedi and Masada Day Trip from Eilat

Take a one day trip to Ein Gedi and Masada from Eilat with a professional guide. Alight a cable car to the top of Masada to see beautiful views of the ...  Read more

Location: Eilat, Israel
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $307.00
Masada and the Dead Sea Day Trip from Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Masada and the Dead Sea Day Trip from Tel Aviv

4.5 star rating: Recommended 233 Reviews

Discover two of Israel's must-see sights on this memorable day trip from Tel Aviv. You'll explore the legendary ruins of Masada and King Herod's palaces, and ...  Read more

Location: Tel Aviv, Israel
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $114.00
Masada Ein Gedi Dead Sea and Jericho Day Tour from Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Day Trips
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Masada Ein Gedi Dead Sea and Jericho Day Tour from Tel Aviv

Starting from Tel Aviv, travel on this unique tour to four of the region's highlights. Visit Masada, the desert fortress beside the Dead Sea, Ein Gedi, the ...  Read more

Location: Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $69.00
Private Tour: Masada and Dead Sea Day Trip from Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Day Trips
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Private Tour: Masada and Dead Sea Day Trip from Jerusalem

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Marvel at the natural and historical splendors of Israel’s Dead Sea region on this private day trip from Jerusalem. Traveling in a private vehicle, drive south ...  Read more

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

From USD $92.14
Masada Sunrise, Ein Gedi and Dead Sea Trip from Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Masada Sunrise, Ein Gedi and Dead Sea Trip from Jerusalem

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 5 Reviews

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

Location: Jerusalem, Israel
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $80.00
Masada and Ein Gedi Nature Reserve Day Trip from Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Day Trips
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Masada and Ein Gedi Nature Reserve Day Trip from Jerusalem

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 6 Reviews

Visit Masada and Ein Gedi, two must-see wonders of the Judean Desert, on a full-day tour from Jerusalem, led by a local guide! After traveling past the Dead ...  Read more

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

From USD $114.00

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