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Masada National Park

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Address: Masada, Ein Gedi, Israel
Phone Number: 08-6584207
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Activities: Walking, Hiking
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I have to admit that I didn't know anything about Masada before going to Israel. I thought this was a "side attraction" during our Dead Sea tour. This ended up being one the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

I have to admit that I didn't know anything about Masada before going to Israel. I thought this was a "side attraction" during our Dead Sea tour. This ended up being one the coolest parts of our day trip. This mountaintop Fortress is very impressive with an interesting history. We took the cable car up and back, which was really... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Of all that we have seen in Israel, this is one of the most significant stops we have made. We rode the lift to the top and toured the synagogue and learned as much as we could about the siege of Masada. Our visit was just after the snow in Jerusalem which caused significant flooding in this area. Glad we... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

A really excellent visit to a location I have wished to explore for many years. Our guide Helick provided us with great background which helped us understand the events that unfolded.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

amazing engineering in order to people to have survived here. The guides conveniently leave out part of the history where the 'last holdouts' had looted and robbed caravans and nearby villages. This place is well worth the visit. It was included in our tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This is a must-see on any tour to Israel. The story behind this place is heart-wrenching and listening to what occurred here brought me to tears. We took the cable car up and walked around silently trying to take in the history of this magnificent place. This place gave me a new appreciation for the tenacity that oppressed people always... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This was part of our Israel Jordan tour, and the day we went it was extremely hot, we decided we would like to go up, but wouldn't actually walk round the site, so we sat at the top watching the black birds with brown wings getting sips of water from the tap up there, while some of our group did... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

A place of wonder and amazement, So much history here and so well conserved. This place is a must to visit while traveling to the Dead Sea

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We hiked up the trail which only took about 40 minutes. We spent about 2 hours up top - it was spectacular. So much to see and just looking at the view was truly mesmerizing. Just a beautiful and special place .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Historical. Enormous. Stark. High elevation. Unbelievable vista. Heartbreaking. Inspiring. Educational. A must see destination when visiting Israel.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

A place you should see. This is an historic place. An internal conflict and a village overtaken by Romans. We walked to the top and back down. It is a bit strenuous but worth the challenge. The high point is the ruins of an ancient town. You can also ride the tram both ways.

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