Our final day in this ancient city is a full free day, which is the perfect chance to opt to head out and experience the ancient allure of the Dead Sea and Masada. You'll drive through Jericho and the Judean hills along the shores of the Dead Sea to Masada, the last stronghold of the Jews after the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 A.D. Here, ascend Massada by cable car and tour the mountain fortress built by King Herod, visit the remains of the walls and explore Herod’s Palace. Later, there'll be time to take a dip in the Dead Sea, where you can enjoy the novelty of floating in the unsinkable water and covering yourself with the mineral rich mud. Who needs a fancy spa when you have this?