Med & Red Sea

Trip Highlights

  • 3 nights at Queen of Sheba Hilton Hotel, Eilat
  • 2 nights at Movenpick Hotel & Spa in Petra
  • Flight from Tel Aviv to the Greek Island of Crete
  • 3 nights at Blue Palace Resort & Spa, Elounda

Trip Highlights

This program is designed for vacationers interested in seeing some sights but who really want to concentrate on serious "R & R".

Focusing on sitting by the Red Sea in Eilat and the Mediterranean Sea in Crete, with a flight to connect each leg of the vacation, this itinerary offers some in-land destinations worth discovering, such as the UNESCO World Heritage site in Petra and ancient Spinalonga Island.  You can spice your rest and relaxation with visits to the nearby archaeological offerings or simply "chill in the sun".  It's entirely up to you.

* Rate is per person per night based on double occupancy, depending on time of travel, chosen hotels, availability and number of passengers.

Queen of Sheba Hilton Hotel | Eilat

Days: 1 2

Located in the heart of Eilat, within walking distance to the city center, the Hilton Eilat Queen of Sheba hotel boasts a seafront pool, spa and adjoining shopping mall. Designed as an imaginary biblical palace, the building offers a majestic atmosphere and breathtaking views of the Red Sea. Discover fantastic shopping, dining and entertainments opportunities at North Beach Promenade, just minutes from this beachfront hotel.

Choose from an array of cuisines and dining opportunities at this Eilat hotel. Enjoy authentic Israeli breakfast buffets and international dinner buffets at Makeda restaurant. Refresh with a poolside snack at Ebony or enjoy an evening meal or appetizers at the Chicago Grill Bar. Unwind with an evening drink in Axum, overlooking the atrium and enjoy pool views and live piano music. Sip cocktails or sample light snacks at this late-night Eilat bar.

Movenpick Resort | Petra

Days: 3 4 5

Mövenpick Resort Petra is a 5-star hotel boasting a prime location in the historic world-renowned city of Petra and features a breathtaking view of the enchanting surroundings from its lovely roof terrace.

The David Citadel Hotel | Jerusalem

Days: 6 7

The David Citadel Hotel, with a majestic view of the Old City, is within walking distance from the city center and is situated directly across from Alrov Mamilla Avenue and other major attractions. The hotel boasts impeccably designed suites and guestrooms, fine cuisine, a luxury gym and a holistic innovative spa, year-round heated pool, and private Executive Lounge. The hotel’s exquisite modular banquet halls and reception rooms host a variety of social and business gatherings.

Blue Palace Resort & Spa | Crete

Days: 8 9 10

Nestled on the famed coast of Elounda on the Island of Crete, our luxury beachfront resort offers emblematic views to the relics of Spinalonga Island. A luxury resort in Greece with exceptional charm, architecture and style, Blue Palace Resort & Spa is the perfect hideaway to combine authentic island deluxe accommodations, the finest award winning cuisine and a soothing retreat for the senses. We invite you to discover an enchanting island in Greece.

Day 1: Arrive for Luxury Odyssey

Accomodation: Queen of Sheba Hilton Hotel | Eilat

Arrival at Ben Gurion International Airport and domestic flight to Eilat where you will be greeted by Lifetime Discovery representatives for transfer to one of the most reputed resorts in Israel.  Relax, enjoy the dry desert air and shocking clarity of the blanket of stars in the night sky.

 

Day 2: Relaxation Netto

Accomodation: Queen of Sheba Hilton Hotel | Eilat

Settle down to serious “R & R” on the Red Sea and take a moment to enjoy the magnificent scenery, sea and sun.

Day 3: Journey to Jordan & visit Aqaba

Accomodation: Movenpick Resort | Petra

You will travel via the Arava Crossing to Jordan and may decide to head directly for the gracious welcome at the Mövenpick Resort in Petra to go onto discover Aqaba.

Day 4: Jeep excursion in Wadi Rum

Accomodation: Movenpick Resort | Petra

Get onboard your Jeep and set off for a thrilling 4 hour excursion around the mystical Wadi Rum, UNESCO World Heritage site.

 

Day 5: Petra by day & by night

Accomodation: Movenpick Resort | Petra

Explore the different corners of the city of Petra while waiting the evening and the magical walk to the temple, made famous by the film “Raiders of the Lost Ark”, guided by 1,000 candles on the path through the mythical ravine of this UNESCO World Heritage site.  Few experiences can beat it.

Day 6: Onwards to Jerusalem

Accomodation: The David Citadel Hotel | Jerusalem

Leave the Mövenpick Resort and head back to Eilat to travel to your exquisite accommodation in the Holy City of Jerusalem, which boasts magestic views of the Old City.

 

Day 7: Explore Jerusalem

Accomodation: The David Citadel Hotel | Jerusalem

After your Mediterranean breakfast, begin the day at the one-of-a-kind “Ir David” (City of David) taking you back 3000 years in the blink of an eye .  Continue with a guided walking tour to the Jewish Quarter where we will explore our 6 senses, including the Cardo Davidson Center archaeological park and of course the “Kotel” (Western Wall).  This extremely meaningful moment is followed by an exciting visit to the Western Wall Tunnels. We will walk part of the Via Dolorosa and before returning to the hotel for another overnight in the golden city, we will taste some of Jerusalem’s best pita with hummus & falafel.

In the evening we recommend the “Sound and Light” at the Citadel for an amazing night in the Holy Land.

Day 8: Arrival at Greek Paradise

Accomodation: Blue Palace Resort & Spa | Crete

Leave the David Citadel for a day of travel by land and then air.  Travel back from Jerusalem to Ben Gurion airport where your Lifetime Discovery liaison will arrange boarding your short flight that will take you to Crete.  Here the ultimate luxurious sojourn will begin with the attentive staff of the fabulous Blue Palace Resort & Spa eagerly awaiting to greet you.

Day 9: Cookin’ and Chillin’ in Crete

Accomodation: Blue Palace Resort & Spa | Crete

This day is meant to enjoy the delights offered by the unique resort and experience the superior service provided by the staff at Blue Palace.

Day 10: Day of Spinalonga Exploration

Accomodation: Blue Palace Resort & Spa | Crete

As an added value, Lifetime Discovery will provide a boat ride to the nearby island of Spinalonga, made famous by Victoria Hislop’s novel ‘The Island’.  You can learn the unique narrative of this island or stay close to home and continue enjoying the Blue Palace delights.  As usual, it’s up to you.

Day 11: Homeward Bound from the Seas

It is hoped you will leave Crete satiated in deluxe travel.  Depending on your destination, you will be assisted for your flight directly to you next destination or via Athens.

Have a safe trip home and visit us again for more discoveries in luxury.