Ascend by cable car to the spectacular cliff-top FORTRESS of Masada, and hear how 960 Jewish zealots preferred death at their own hands to the indignity of surrender to overwhelming Roman forces. Around lunchtime, drive through the Judean wilderness to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on the surface of the Earth. Enjoy the scenery along the road between the salty water and majestic desert mountains. Catch glimpses of the caves of Qumran, where the precious Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Later arrive at one of the comfortable Dead Sea resorts to experience the feeling of buoyancy in the heavy water, stay over night in Dead Sea.