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Israel: Masada Fortress Self-Guided Walking Tour

Activity provider: Action Tour Guide

Israel: Masada Fortress Self-Guided Walking Tour

Activity provider: Action Tour Guide

From US$ 9.15 per person

Learn the history behind the Masada fortress on this self-guided walking tour in Masada. Discover a legendary tale.

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Valid 365 days
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Audio guide included


  • Learn about Masada’s storied past and its epic battle
  • Admire mosaic floors, ancient architecture, and more
  • Immerse yourself in the rich history of Herod’s Palace
  • Enjoy the flexibility of a self-guided tour via an app
  • See animated GIFs to visualize hidden parts of the tour
Full description
Explore King Herod’s ancient fortress in Masada and discover the legendary tale of the Roman siege, battle strategies, and the rebels’ ultimate sacrifice. This self-guided walking tour was developed by local guides, creative writers, and professional voice artists. Start by downloading the app that will function as your personal guide, narrator, and map, and head to the meeting point. Then, take a journey back in time with the story of Masada, its rebels, and their battle against the Romans. Begin your walk through the fortress, starting with the iconic Snake Path Gate. Pass the quarry and explore the commandant’s residence and storerooms. Enter the Northern Palace to admire the terrace. Continue farther inside to discover the large bathhouse, columbarium towers, breaching point, and Tanner’s Tower. Move on to explore the other rooms in the complex, including the ritual bath and the southern gate. Take your time admiring mosaic floors, ancient architecture, and the sprawling palatial complex of bathhouses, pools, and storerooms. As you explore these historic spots, uncover the hidden mysteries of the palace that have remained untouched for 2,000 years.
  • Self-guided tour taken via an app
  • Unique password (sent by email) for access to the app
  • Live GPS map on your phone
  • Audio narration
  • Written text explanations
  • Route from stop to stop
  • List of stops along the route
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation
  • Parking
  • Entry to paid attractions
  • Vehicle rentals
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

This is a self-guided experience and not an entrance ticket. It begins at Masada National Park Entrance Gate, Tamar Regional Council, Israel. Be sure to check your email before you begin to download the Action Tour Guide app, enter your unique password, and access your tour. These steps require good data/wifi. From there, simply follow the audio instructions and the route. Have questions? Visit Action Tour Guide’s Help page: https://actiontourguide.com/faq/

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Headphones
  • Charged Smartphone
  • Power bank

Know before you go

  • This is a self-guided tour; no guide will accompany you. The Action Tour Guide app functions as a guide, an audio tour, and a map.
  • After the booking, you will receive an email with a link to the Action Tour Guide app and a unique password to access the tour within the app
  • This tour has been developed by local guides, curated by creative writers, and narrated by professional voice artists
  • Most stops along the tour have animated videos allowing you to visualize what you cannot see, such as snapshots from different centuries or interior rooms
  • This tour is valid forever, from the moment of booking. You will not need to change the booking if your travel plans change

Product ID: 384962