Regular Armenia

REGULAR ARMENIA GROUP TOUR Summer 2019

(07 Nights – Full Board)

Departure from Beirut at 22:40 via Armenia Air Company flight (direct flight, 1 hour 50 minutes duration). Arrival Yerevan at 01:30 (local time, on Tuesday or Saturday early morning).

Upon Arrival Yerevan, Meet and Greet at Zvartnots International Airport, transfer to Hotel for check-in.

Breakfast served at Hotel and depart at 10:00.

We embark our Tour with capital Yerevan by visiting the remarkable Madenataran Library and Research Institute of Armenia, which preserves close to 17,000 unique manuscripts – one of the richest depositories for manuscripts in the world. Next, we visit Tsitsernagapert the Armenian Genocide Complex and Museum.

Also visit Megeryan Carpet Factory, where we have the chance to see unique Armenian carpet/rug making.

Lunch will be served in Yerevan.

We continue by visiting Victory Park with its fascinating view of Yerevan city, statue of Mayr Hayastan (Mother Armenia), which symbolizes peace through strength, Gerard Cafesdjian Cascade Art Complex which is Armenia’s largest depository of modern arts.

Breakfast served at Hotel.

We start by visiting Lake Sevan “the emerald of Armenia” set at 1900m above sea level, situated high in the mountains and famed for its glorious and everchanging hues. We will stop by the lakeside churches on the top of peninsula and have a chance to admire a spectacularly picturesque view overlooking the lake and distant mountains.

There is a story which tells that a famous archimandrite had a vision, in which the 12 apostles gave their blessing to this land and instructed the building of churches on this island. Indeed, the vision became true. The churches were built and one of them was after the apostles – Church of the Holy Apostles.

Then we continue to Dilijan “a piece of Switzerland in Armenia”. Earth and sky, woods and fields, rivers and mountains are excellent schoolmasters, teaching us more than we can ever learn otherwise…

The Old Town Dilijan complete with craftsmen workshops, small shops with traditional Armenian products and crafts, museum, showing typical 19th century living with all its local customs. Lunch will be served in Dilijan, at Carahunj restaurant.

We continue our tour by visiting the beautiful 12th century Goshavank Monastery located at village Gosh. We also visit the renovated 13th century magnificent Haghardzin Monastery.

Breakfast served at Hotel.

Today our tour best contrasts the difference between paganism era (pre-Christianity) and the convention of Armenia to Christianity. We first visit 12th century Geghard Monastery architectural complex (UNESCO heritage list), carved out of one monolithic rock.

Due to its extraordinary acoustics, when local singer begins to sing in the chamber it is hard to believe that a large choir is not singing. A visit to Geghard Monastery is truly a spiritual and unique experience…

Next, we visit 2000 years old Garni Temple, the location of only pre-Christian pagan temple still maintained in Armenia.

We will take part in the traditional Armenian lavash bread baking process and have Lunch at Sergey’s Place restaurant (grilled fish). Returning Yerevan, we visit Vernisagge open market for souvenirs at handcrafts.

At evening, we visit Ararat Brandy Factory where we have guided tour and taste 2 types of its worldwide famous cognac.

Breakfast served and check-out from Hotel in Yerevan (main luggage can be kept at Hotel store room).

We start our day by driving through the fertile plains of Ararat valley reaching to Khor Virap Monastery – the beginning of Christianity history in Armenia, which is magnificently set against the towering slopes of the Biblical Mountain Ararat.

You will have some quite spectacular photo shooting opportunities before a landscape of unparalleled beauty and majesty.

The Monastery is the site where St. Gregory the Illuminator was incarcerated, and it is a pilgrimage destination for every believer. It is especially a time for reflection upon the work of our Church’s patron Saint Gregory the Illuminator, who spread the light of Christianity in Armenia and inspired King Trdat to proclaim Christianity as a state religion in 301 AD, becoming the 1st Christian country in the world. This had a determinate impact on the Armenian people and their history.

Next, we visit Hin Areni Winery where we also have the chance to taste local wine and vodka.

We continue by driving through the narrow gorge revealing the wonder of Noravank Monastery, nestled inside deep red landscape of tuf stoned mountains, known for its tall and sheer red-brick cliffs. The 13th century Monastery is best known for its two-stored Sourp Asdvadzadzin church (Holy Mother of God).

Lunch will be served at Victoria restaurant in Vayk region and return to Yerevan.

Breakfast served at Hotel.

Recommended to visit Yerevan Zoo (3$ / taxi), Vernissage open market for souvenirs and handcrafts (walking distance), Yerevan Water World (3$ / taxi), Shopping at Dalma Mall (3$ / taxi), Yerevan GUM Food Market (3$ / taxi).

Transfer to Airport and departure from Yerevan

Breakfast served and check-out Hotel at 12:00.

Transfer to Zvartnots Int. Airport at 17:00, Departure Yerevan at 20:30, Arrival Beirut at 21:40.

HOTELS SINGLE
Occupancy Room
DOUBLE
Occupancy Room
TRIPLE
Occupancy Room
CHILD
(on extra bed)
Superior DoubleTree by Hilton1375 $ / adult1150 $ / adult1100 $ / adult890 $ / child
4* Holiday Inn1375 $ / adult1150 $ / adult1100 $ / adult890 $ / child
4* Best Western Congress1365 $ / adult1130 $ / adult1090 $ / adult850 $ / child
4* Ani Plaza (Ani King Rooms)1365 $ / adult1130 $ / adult1080 $ / adult850 $ / child
3* Silachi1195 $ / adult1040 $ / adult1000$ / adult835 $ / child

This Package Price includes:

  • Armenia Air Company round-trip Economy Class air ticket (direct flight, 1 hour 50 minutes duration).
  • 7 overnight stay at Hotel in Yerevan, with Breakfast
  • 4 Lunch meals, with 1 soft drink per
  • 4 Days Excursion Tours as specified in the itinerary program, via comfortable bus and with passenger insurance
  • 1 bottle of water per person during excursion
  • Entrance fee to all visiting sites/museum.
  • Entrance fee to Ararat Brandy Factory, with 2 types of brandy tasting (10$/person).
  • Wine/Vodka tasting at Hin Areni
  • Participation in Armenian Lavash bread baking process near Garni
  • Armenian/English speaking certified professional Tour Guide
  • Transfers from/to Zvartnots Int. Airport in
  • Ticket on Armenian Air Company

This Package Price does not include:

  • Alcohol drinks during
  • Visa Fee (for Lebanese passport holders, entry-visa to Armenia issued upon arrival at Yerevan Airport, 7$ / person).

 

We hope this offer will meet your expectations.