We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book In Advance
More Info
US$92.14*
and up
Private Tour: Masada and Dead Sea Day Trip from Jerusalem
More Info
US$114.00*
and up
Masada and Ein Gedi Nature Reserve Day Trip from Jerusalem
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good22%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
LOCATION
Masada, Israel
Write a Review
Reviews (106)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 56 reviews

Reviewed 18 October 2017

Herod the Great's western palace in his desert fortress of Masada gave him all the comforts of home. You can still see the remains of the large mosaic floor and the luxurious three tiered living space--plus he had a swimming pool in his desert hideaway!...More

Thank Lancealot13
Reviewed 26 August 2017

Take the extra steps down and you won't regret it. The western palace is gorgeous and offers a slightly different view from above. Some people actually miss it. After you finish visiting the main structure (commander's room, storage room, bathhouse etc), close to the exist...More

Thank Mo C
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit here. The views were great, but the structures constructed on top of the plateau are amazing. The history of Masada is also amazing and worthy of a movie.

Thank Terry S
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Everything about this is fascinating. The seemingly impossible location, the architecture, views of the Dead Sea and history. This should be a must see on your list. We did a day trip from Jerusalem: Masada & Dead Sea. We had a driver guide which really...More

Thank rglaskin
Reviewed 7 June 2017

Masada and the old palace are amazing. A must see while in Israel. About 1.5 hours or so from Jerusalem. Well worth the time and effort

Thank Wayne S
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Herod is such an interesting guy. Can't believe he built a palace in the middle of the desert and no water for miles. Definitely a hubris, paranoid guy. You can see the mosaics, baths, and the views are amazing. You can still see how he...More

Thank Haley L
Reviewed 26 March 2017

The palace is actually facing the north. Located on the edge of the mountain, on two heights levels which can be seen from the distance. Outstanding views and impressive remains of mosaics, painted walls and much more. So when you visit Masada, Just go and...More

Thank gsv516
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Rich history and incredible insight into Herod's life. The planning and incredible ahead-of-its-time accommodations are amazing.

Thank pilgrim1015
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

We had a local guide that explained the rich history and stories of Herod's times which is a rich experience

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 14 February 2017

One of the attraction of Masada National Park is this ”palace” and the views over Dead Sea. If you had time, go visit this part of Masada because worth it.

1  Thank SakinTravel
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Masada National Park Restaurant
58 reviews
1.08 km away
Aroma Cafe
515 reviews
13.05 km away
Kaparuchka
197 reviews
14.29 km away
Kathy's Porch
7 reviews
41.67 km away
Nearby Attractions
Masada National Park
2,596 reviews
.07 km away
Masada Fortress
140 reviews
.08 km away
Route 90
111 reviews
.52 km away
The Masada Museum
203 reviews
1.00 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Herod's Western Palace staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit