Masada tours travel south through the Judean Desert past several iconic landmarks like the Dead Sea, the Qumran Caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found, and Ein Gedi Nature Reserve before reaching Masada. Masada is a huge rock outcrop with a plateau-flat summit that holds archaeological ruins dating back more than 2,000 years. This is where King Herod built his hill-top fortress and where years later Jewish rebels made a last-ditch stand against the Romans.
Masada tours are available as part of a one-day tour or a private tour. Masada tours are also often included in package tours that cover several regions over the course of a few days. Masada tours are often coupled with other destinations in the region especially the Dead Sea which is only about 15 minutes away. This pair of outstanding attractions gives you a full day of sightseeing and relaxation.
Masada tours start with a convenient pick-up service from Tel Aviv, from Jerusalem, Herzliya and Natanya. Then traveling in air-conditioned transportation the tour brings you to the foot of Masada. Most Masada tours include a cable car ride to the top of Masada where you’ll be given a tour of the ancient Roman fortress by a knowledgeable tour guide who will accompany you for the day. After the tour of Masada’s plateau summit you are given time to relax and catch a bite to eat at the Masada Visitor Center.
For something special there are sunrise Masada tours where you make an early morning start and hike up Masada’s Snake Path to the summit in time to see the sunrise over the Dead Sea. Masada tours are available most days of the week and in several languages. We have a dedicated customer service staff available 24/7 to answer any questions you may have.