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Masada National Park

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As featured in 3 Days in Jerusalem
| Some 18 km south of Ein Gedi or 12 km from Ein Bokek to the cable car on the east side., Masada 8698000, Israel
+972 8-658-4207
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This was an amazing site to visit. It is a testament to the strength of the human will not to succumb to tyranny and oppression, in this case 960 Jewish zealots stood up to the strength and brutality of the ancient Roman empire. The view...More

Thank HillyB4
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Compared to all the ancient fortresses and palaces I have seen, this one takes it all. Beautiful and scary at the same time, and the journey towards the top of the fortress is worth it all. Make sure to either prepare yourself to know the...More

Thank Laila G
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Totally awe inspiring and a very moving saga of the oppressed Jewish community this time in the Roman era when the last zealots took refuge in King Herods palace on the mountain top overlooking the Dead Sea. The romans brought in 10,000 legionnaires and built...More

Thank northernneckinn
Reviewed 6 days ago

It's a gorgeous site. We went there with the cable car. Also walking up and down is possible. I think cable car is till 4pm. It's really amazing when you are up there, to see the whole desert, Dead Sea and thinking about people's life...More

Thank Altug71
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Masada Snake Path is one of the most iconic hikes in Israel. Starting from the base of Masada, a famous fortress which stands beside the Dead Sea, the Snake Path winds its way up approximately 400 meters from the lowest place on earth, the...More

Thank S9064RCchriss
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tour at the Masada heritage sight was more than awsome! I now have a better understanding of the country and citizens Of Israel.

Thank nobel2209
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Even if you don’t have time to hike to the top, the experience is moving. The cable car option to the top saves time. It is worthwhile to take a tour, to truly appreciate the historical significance of the site.

Thank Alan304
Reviewed 1 week ago

One must visit this amazing site where Jewish rebels committed suicide rather the submit to slavery under the Romans. The site is rich in Roman ruins and the palace of Herod. Enjoy the cable car ride or if fit and adventurous take the walking path...More

Thank ronstagehand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Symbol of Jewish resistance and Imperial Rome in its architectural and military superiority, Masada lived up to its reputation as the highlight of a tour to Israel. The sheer height, scale and sophistication of the fortress in the desert and its palace is breathtaking. When...More

1  Thank Bluesphynx
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Experience the Awesomeness of this strong Refuge of the Jews the views are spectacular from up here as well as the historical perspective of what it was like to be part of the Holy Chosen People of God the Jews.

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Lisa T
September 25, 2018|
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Response from melissa S | Reviewed this property |
Hi. So Herod's by the Dead Sea is great. Its a hotel, spa, and restaurant. They have a private pool as well as beach chairs and umbrellas. There are showers to rinse off. And of course locker rooms etc. On the way to... More
July 23, 2018|
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Response from Floor S | Reviewed this property |
I visited it during thedau. But I saw a sign whichsays it starts at 9pm on weekdays
July 23, 2018|
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Response from 123asb2018 | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so--I didn't see any guides hanging around. There is an audio guide you can rent, and the map they hand out is full of information.