Excursion

Masada Flightseeing & Jerusalem Old City Discovery

For exceptional views on the treasures of Israel, we invite you to soar over the ancient cliff-top fortress of Masada by helicopter and enjoy an engaging tour of Jerusalem’s Old CityWith lunch at a quality hotel and transportation by private vehicle and helicopter, this outing is a once-in-a-lifetime treat.

Price TBD
  • Code
    ASH-EY
  • Level
    Soft
  • Walking Type
    Little
  • Activity Type
    All
  • Age
    All ages
  • Duration
This Crystal Adventures excursion MUST be pre-reservedJoin your private car or minivan for the transfer to the helipad, from where you will begin your flight to the ancient, plateau-top fortification of MasadaYour pilot will hover over this archaeological wonder for about ten minutes, allowing you to ponder this UNESCO World Heritage Site from a unique perspectiveAfter a short fueling stop, fly over the Syrian-African rift and the Dead Sea, the deepest hypersaline lake the in worldWith shores and a water surface situated at 1,407 feet below sea level, the Dead Sea is also the Earth's lowest land elevationOther important sights unfolding below are the sulphur hot springs of Ein Gedi and the Qumran Caves, where in 1947 a Bedouin shepherd boy found the Dead Sea Scrolls, the world's oldest known biblical manuscriptsNext, fly west toward Jerusalem, enjoying magnificent views that can only be seen by helicopter, including dramatic glimpses of the Mount of Scopus, the Mount of Olives, the world-famous Temple Mount and the walled Old CitySpeaking of the Old City, on the landing of your helicopter, join your transportation and guide and head to Jerusalem for a guided exploration of the old city streetsEnter at the Jaffa Gate on the western side, then make your way among some of the most sacred sites in religious historyThe colorful bazaar leads to the Christian Quarter along part of the Via Dolorosa, believed to be the route of Jesus as he carried the cross to CalvaryA highlight of your Jerusalem experience is your visit to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher at Golgotha, representing the six oldest Christian sectsYou will also admire the golden-topped Dome of the Rock and encounter the Western Wall, formerly known as the Wailing Wall, the holiest site in the Jewish worldExiting the Old City through the Dung gate, proceed to the American Colony Hotel for a relaxing lunchRefreshed, join your vehicle and transfer to the helipad for the 30-minute flight to Ashdod, where you will transfer to your Crystal ship.