The country of old legends and Biblical stories
DAY 1: YEREVAN Arrival, meeting at the airport, transfer to the hotel, leisure time.
Day 2: Yerevan City Tour Breakfast at hotel. First, you will be introduced with the whole panorama of the Yerevan city region. You will see the ruins of the fortress Erebuni founded in 782 BC and Erebuni museum; visit to very impressive monument – the Memorial of Victims of Genocide in 1915; visit Matenadaran – one of the biggest depositors of ancient manuscripts, pride of entire Armenian culture.
Lunch in a restaurant. Back to the hotel.
Day 3: Garni – Geghard Breakfast at hotel. Trip to Garni. The Sun Temple of Garni is one of the most ancient structures on Armenian territory. The Garni architectural complex was the summer residence of Armenian kings. The Gerhard Monastery is a fantastic sample of medieval Armenian architecture. The most original parts of the complex are two churches in the depth of the rock. Lunch in Geghard.
Then you will visit Yerevan brandy factory. The chance will take you to the fairyland of world-famous Armenian brandy. You will discover what the living legend of the Armenian brandy really is. Back to the hotel. Leisure time.
Day 4: Echmiadzin – Zvartnots Breakfast at hotel. Trip to Echmiadzin (the center of Armenian Apostolic Church), visiting the Echmiadzin Cathedral, the most ancient Christian Temple in Armenia and the Holy See of the Armenian Apostolic Church. A short walk from the Cathedral will bring you to the St. Hripsime and Gayane Churches (7th century). Lunch in Echmiadzin. On the way back visiting Zvartnots Temple (7th century). Back to the hotel. Leisure time.
Day 5: Tsakhkadzor – Sevan Breakfast at hotel. Trip to Tsakhkadzor sport complex, visiting Kecharis Monastery; cable car (funicular). On the way back to Yerevan visiting Lake Sevan, “the pearl of Armenia”, which is situated at an altitude of almost 2000 m. above sea level.Visiting Churches St. Karapet and Arakelots on the peninsula. Lunch in Sevan. Back to the hotel.Leisure time.
Day 6: KhorVirap – Noravank Breakfast at hotel. Trip to KhorVirap Monastery, St. Gregory Illuminators underground pit (the Catholics of all Armenians). On the edge of twisting gorge of the river Arpa, among fantastic masses of the red cliffs is situated Noravank Monastery Complex. In the village “Areni” you can taste fine red wine, which made of the same sort of grapes from Eghegnadzor region.
Lunch in Noravank. Back to the hotel. Leisure time.
Day 7: ASHTARAK – AMBERD Breakfast at the hotel. Trip to Ashtarak district, which lies at the foot of Mt. Aragats – the highest mountain in Armenia (4090 m). The Churches of Karmravor and Tsiranavor (5th century) are the oldest structures to be found these parts. A short walk will bring you to Karmravor, St. Marine and St. Sargis churches. Then you will visit Amberd castle. Lunch in Amberd. Back to the hotel. Leisure time.
Day 8: Departure Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport. Departure home.
|IMPERIAL HOTEL 4* or Similar||1350 US$|
Above rates include:
– Round trip ticket with taxes economy MEA H class
– Seven nights accommodation with breakfast
– Full six days tours as per above itinerary
– All transfers by shared A/C transportation
– English speaking guide
– Travel insurance
– Entrance fees
Above rates exclude:
– Visa fees USD 50.00
– Half board per person USD 90.00
– Gratuities to guide, drivers & porters
Prices may change without any prior notice depending