Visit 2 of Israel's must see sights in 1 day. See the ruins of King Herod's palace at Masada and The Dead Sea, the lowest place on earth. The tour also includes a roadside view of the Good Samaritan and the Caves of Qumran.
What to Expect
This full-day tour from Jerusalem takes you to the Judean Hills to the site of one of the most remarkable stories in Jewish history, as well as 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.
The ruins sit precariously on a plateau some 1,300 feet above sea level and measure 2,000-foot long by 1,000-foot wide. They boast extraordinary views of the Dead Sea and the Judean Desert. It is an exhausting climb, but you will ascend by cable car to make life easier!
Explore the fortress built by King Herod in around 37 BC. Visit the remains of the palaces and see mosaic floors, Roman baths and other findings. Masada was also home to the oldest synagogue in Israel, but one of the most remarkable features are the 12 water cisterns, each with a capacity of up to 140,000 cubic feet.
Following the tour of Masada, you will drive to the Dead Sea Mineral Beach. Located in the Jordan Rift Valley, between Jordan and the West Bank, it is the lowest place on earth and its high density of salt makes for a unique experience as you float on the beautiful aquamarine surface. Take a mud-bath and benefit from the therapeutic qualities of the natural Dead Sea mud.
You will then drive back to Jerusalem, with an en route view of the Qumeran cave, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found.
- Entry fees
- Professional guide
- Transport by air-conditioned coach
- Pick-up and drop-off
What's Not Included
- Food and Drinks
- Tips (optional)
Know Before You Go
• Recommended to bring hats, bathing suits, towels, comfortable shoes, and beach thongs
• Tour is not suitable for children under the age of 4