Kicking off with drive through the Judean Hills, you’ll wind down the mountainside to the Dead Sea. Lying at the lowest spot on earth, its waters are packed with therapeutic salt and minerals which find their way into products sold all over the globe. Next up is the Massada Fortress. Perched on the tip of a titanic rock face, this Jewish shrine was the last stronghold of the zealots back in the days of King Herod. A cable car will carry you to the top where you’ll explore the ancient ruins, taking in Herod’s three-tiered palace, the synagogue and the baths. You can enjoy a buffet lunch there. Spare some time to soak up the view before we whisk you away to the Dead Sea. You can enjoy a swim or simply lay back. Don’t forget to take a little bit of the magic home with you, snapping up some Dead Sea products on your way. We recommend taking your towel from the ship & some sandals when entering the water.