As you set out for a tour of Tel Aviv, enjoy floating in the Dead Sea, travel to the historic fortress of Masada, an ancient fortress in southern Israel’s the Judean Desert. It's on a massive plateau overlooking the Dead Sea. A cable car and a long, winding path climb up to the fortifications, built around 30 B.C. Catch a glimpse of ancient Jericho, a Palestinian city in the West Bank. It is located in the Jordan Valley, with the Jordan River to the east and Jerusalem to the west.