Masada was the last Jewish stronghold against the Romans in 70 CE. We’ll ascend Masada and see how the Jews lived on this mountain fortress, holding off the Romans. Elana will take those who want to take the cable car, while Ron will lead the others on a strenuous hike, that the Jewish rebels no doubt ascended.
Then we’ll visit the hiding place of King David, En Gedi (one of Ron’s favorite spots!) where you will see gorgeous waterfalls, wildlife and more. David wrote many of the Psalms here. We’ll visit Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found—an amazing story! And then take a dip (or float) in the Dead Sea—the lowest place on earth.
Next, our dramatic arrival in Jerusalem. :-)
Overnight in Jerusalem.