Visit 2 of Israel's must-see sights on a full-day tour to the ruins of Masada, and the mineral-rich waters of The Dead Sea, the lowest place on earth. Drive through the Judean Desert, where settlers first arrived during the Stone Age.
What to Expect
This full-day tour takes you to the Judean Hills, to the site of one of the most remarkable stories in Jewish history, before continuing to the shores of the Dead Sea. Perched on a high plateau, the ancient fortified palace of Masada became a refuge for zealots, who took a stand against the Romans, until the mass suicide of the zealots in 73 AD.
You will ride the cable car to the top of Masada, and explore the fortress built by King Herod in approximately 37 BC. See the remains of palaces and mosaic floors, Roman baths, and other findings. Masada is not only home to the oldest synagogue in Israel, but also to 12 remarkable water cisterns, each with a capacity of up to 140,000 cubic feet.
Enjoy the views of the Judean Desert, where the first settlers arrived during the Stone Age. Then, spend some quality time at the famous spa of Ein Gedi, and enjoy the unique experience of floating in the Dead Sea. Enjoy its mineral laden waters, known for its recuperative powers, and buy some unique Dead Sea spa products to take home.
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off
- Entrance fees
Pick-up hotels: Netanya 06:30; Herzliya 07:00; Tel Aviv 07:15; Arlozorov Terminal 7:45; Jerusalem 08:45
Know Before You Go
• Please bring a bathing suit, towel, and hiking shoes