Get an early start today and drive south to the Dead Sea and Massada, taking the cable car to the top to view the ruins of King Herod’s mountaintop fortress and the last stronghold of the Jewish revolt against the Romans in 73 CE, which has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the new museum at the Visitor Center, which reveals the secrets of the daily life of the rebels, the story of the excavations, and how the site became one of Israel’s most important symbols.
Continue to Ein Gedi Nature Reserve, a biblical oasis with a spring and waterfalls, where David hid from Saul.
In the afternoon, drive north via the Jordan Valley to Tiberias the historic resort town on the Sea of Galilee (Lake Kinneret), and one of Israel's traditional “four holy cities.”
Overnight in the Tiberias area