Day 6: Masada and Dead Sea
After breakfast, we visit Masadas) – the site of the Zealots last stand against the Romans, which was originally built as a magnificent palace for Herod the Great. At this great fortress, we will visit the bathhouse, the storage rooms, the mosaics and the Byzantine Church. After descending by walking along the ramp built by the Romans, we will drive to a
After descending by walking along the ramp built by the Romans, we will drive to a Bedouin camp and enjoy a special visit with Middle Eastern hospitality. We’ll continue to Arad and on to Beer Sheva, the capital of the Negev. This is the city where Abraham dug the seven water wells.
We will drive by Tel Arad, the Canaanite city conquered by Joshua. We continue via the Negev Desert to the Ela Valley, site of the famous battle between David and Goliath. We continue our ascent to Jerusalem, 2,400 feet above sea level via Beit Shemes and Emmaus.
At the entrance to the Holy City, we will celebrate with a traditional blessing, while overlooking the walls of the City of the Lord. We’ll have dinner and spend the night in Jerusalem.