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Masada Fortress Tours and Tickets
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Climb if you have the energy but it is very hot at Dead Sea - so we used cable car. The fortress is extraordinary and guides / explanatory boards at strategic locations are useful to explain the history, palaces, Roman siege etc. Do not miss...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Richard B
Reviewed 2 days ago

Our group of 6 (age range 12 - 55) walked the snake path at 5.40am in order to be at the top for dawn at 6.40am. It was challenging, beautiful and most definitely worth it. Watching the sky gradually turn rosy red as you get...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank amandabY4541RC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definitely get there just before 8 am to avoid the heat and the masses of crowds. Fascinating site and worth the drive to get there. See the 7-minute film on offer.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Globaljoan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

King Herod's fortress. Ancient Engineering Marvel at the top of the mountain. Either you take the cable car or climb through the steps. Only remnants left after the destructionby Roman army. Very very hot and a lot to walk. You can get a good view...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank FG3441
Reviewed 3 September 2019 via mobile

Myself and my partner got here early in the morning (before it got to hot), and took the pathway up. It’s a long hike but well worth the effort for the experience. I would recommend waiting for the cable car for anyone carrying an injury...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Murchu25
Reviewed 27 August 2019

Great site. Tons of history. Should pair it with a visit to the dead sea. It was too hot so the Dead Snake Path was closed.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Discover62253749429
Reviewed 7 August 2019

A must-have experience Mythology excites a world heritage site with a fascinating story that has been amazingly preserved and restored. The world's lowest place in the Dead Sea between the Ein Bokek hotel area and the amazing Ein Gedi kibbutz. Another access from the magic...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank EliezerB81
Reviewed 26 July 2019 via mobile

Fascinating history and nice museum. Fabulous views from the top. Good facilities. Very exposed and hot at top so take lots of water but refill points everywhere. This is a must see. We hired s car and plenty of free underground parking

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank AlanH528
Reviewed 21 July 2019

Be well prepared when you visit this site; as it is in the desert, bring a lot of water with you (there is also a fountain up in the fortress where you can refill your bottles), sunscreen and a hat. First you have to visit...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 29 June 2019 via mobile

Definitely one of the highlights of my Israel trip. The cable car access saves a lot of walking. Good introductory video. I liked the fact that those portions that were original are clearly distinguished from portions of walls that have been restored by a black...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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It seems very unlikely that the site would completely close for either archeological work or for maintenance. It may close due to dangerous weather conditions, but that is a day by day variable that you wouldn’t be able to... More
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