Masada and the Dead Sea

  • Port

    Ashdod, Israel

  • Activity level

    TBC

  • Activity type

    Meal included, TC, Important information

  • Wheelchair accessible

    NO

  • Cost From

    Adults

    USD191.0 per person

  • Minimum age

    2

  • Duration

    Approximately 11.00 hours.

  • Meals included

    Yes

Drive through the Judean Hills to Jerusalem for a panoramic view of the Old City, before continuing through the Judean Desert next to Jerico passing Quamran to Masada.Herod the Great built a fortress and palace on a tabletop mountain that towers 1450 feet above the Dead Sea. It was here that the Jewish Zealots made their courageous last stand against Roman armies during the Jewish revolt. Ascend the mountain by cable car, then explore the site and view Herod�s Palace and the synagogue.At 1276 feet below sea level, the Dead Sea is the lowest point on earth; the mineral laden water is undrinkable and supports no life. Visit a leading resort hotel on its shore and experience a classic moment for visitors to the Holy Land, the opportunity to float in the Dead Sea.A buffet lunch accompanied by wine will be served in the resort hotel. On the return route, travel via Arad, the largest town in the Negev Desert.