It is in Israel. Visas are not necessary for Russians, but they need the money. To get there. No other way. Trains do not go there, and steamers, too. 'Only by plane can fly ...'
1. Jerusalem, 2. Jordan River 3. The Dead Sea, 4. Jordan 5. The strategic road №90.
You can get buses №№ 421, 444, and 486 in Jerusalem along the western shore of the Dead Sea by a strategic highway №90 to the stop Masada. Current schedule and the number of buses to be specified at Takhana Merkazit (central bus station in Jerusalem).
1. Masada, 2. Snake Trail, 3. Museum, 4. Roman fortifications, 5. Roman siege camp, 6. River Valley Metzada (Metzada-Nahal or Metzada-wadi), 7. Roman ramp 8, The road to Arad, 9. Strategic road №90.
The fortress is opened from April to September 08:00-16:00, from October to March 08:00-15:00. Entrance fee: for Snake trail is 29 shekels, to the cable car - ... I do not know, you need to get there by your foot, I believe and it important. The trail is about 2 km length with height up 400 m ant it about 45 minutes go. Tickets are in the museum. There is a water supply at the top is, but do not forget a flask of water, while you are in the Judean desert, you'll need to have it always...
There is another way on the west side of the fortress by the Roman ramp, which is much faster (15 minutes), but at first you need to get to Arad settlement.