ASSORTED ARMENIA

Arrival:
Arrival in Yerevan, meeting at the airport, transfer to the hotel, leisure time.

Sacred Day: Echmiadzin – CAU – Zvartnots
Breakfast at the hotel.

Trip to Echmiadzin, so-called Armenian Vatican (the center of Armenian Apostolic Church), Visiting St.  Hripsime church which is a classical masterpiece in Armenian architecture, then  Mother See of Holy Echmiadzin, the first officially constructed church in Armenia. Visiting CAU, a local art center. Visiting  St. Gayane Church (7th century) that will charm you with its wonderful forms and peaceful courtyard.
On the way back visiting Zvartnots Temple (7th century).

Back to the hotel.Leisure time.

CAVE  DAY: Garni – Geghard – “Levon’s divine underground”.
Breakfast at the hotel.

Trip to Garni. The Sun Temple of Garni with its cyclopean fortress is one of the most ancient structures on Armenian territory. The Garni architectural complex was the summer residence of Armenian kings. It is located above Azat river gorge which is famous for its unique geological basalt structure called Stone Symphony. The path descending down the gorge will take us to the symphony. Trip to  Gerhard Monastery which is a fantastic sample of medieval Armenian architecture. The main part of this complex is carved out of rocks and you are going to see these parts which look like a huge rock sculpture from inside.

The last stop at “Levon’s divine underground”.  Here you will see a whole labyrinth complex going down 21 meters under a living house. It took the owner 23 years to construct this huge complex of underground halls and corridors which started after his wife simply asked him to dig a hole for potato storage. Back to the hotel. Leisure time.

Urban Day: Yerevan  City  Tour
Breakfast at the hotel.

Starting the tour from Victory Park which is located high above the city center so that we will have the chance to see the whole panorama of Yerevan and the famous statue of Mother Armenia.  Visit Cascade which is a huge staircase with nice sculpture garden and view of Yerevan. Visit Matenadaran museum which is a unique depository of ancient manuscripts.

Visiting a nice park located on Beirut street where you will see the statue of Gibran Khalil Gibran, walking down to   Republic Square that will surprise you with its pink-colored beauty. Visiting Genocide Memorial Complex. Back to the hotel.

Water Therapy day: Sevan-Dilijan – Lake Parz
Breakfast at the hotel.

Visiting lake Sevan, “the pearl of Armenia”, which is situated at an altitude of almost 2000 m above sea level. We will admire the fantastic view of the lake from the peninsula where we are also going to see churches St. Karapet and Arakelots. Visiting Dilijan, a small resort town called  Armenian Switzerland.  We are going to visit lake Parz located in Dilijan National Park where you can find zip-line and other outdoor activities.

Back to the hotel.Leisure time.

Biblical Day: KhorVirap – Noravank – ARENA
Breakfast at the hotel.

Trip to KhorVirap Monastery, a pilgrimage site for the whole Armenians. Located on one of the nine hills of ancient Armenian capital city Artashat this spot was once a royal prison where  St. Gregory the  Illuminator (the Catholics of all Armenians) was imprisoned for 12 years. This is one of the most iconic places for the Armenian nation because it has a breath-taking view of Biblical Ararat. Visiting the neighboring region where the oldest wine facility and the leather shoe in the world were excavated. We are going to see this in  Arena cave. After this, we will drive through a twisting gorge of the river Arpa, where among fantastic masses of the red cliffs  Noravank Monastery Complex is situated. On our way back we are going to taste wine in “Arena” wine factory. Back to the hotel.Leisure time.

Wine Day: Saghmosavan – Voskevaz wine factory– Yerevan Brandy Factory
Breakfast at the hotel.

Trip to Aragatsotn district, which lies at the foot of Mt. Aragats – the highest peak in Armenia (4090 m). Here we are going to see the greatest tectonic gorge in Armenia-Armenian  Grand Canyon near the slopes of Aragats and Ara mountains that stretches 60 km. The monastery constructed on the edge of the gorge will fascinate you with its beautiful structure and exciting legend. Visiting the mausoleum of the Armenian royal dynasty Arshakid located in the village Aghdzk. Trip to Voskevaz wine factory which except offering us delicate wine will charm us with its artistic beauty. Visiting 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.

Departure
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport. Departure home.

Tour cost:

Rates are net P / Person on BB basis in DBL/TWIN room Historic Yerevan hotel

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Ani Plaza hotel

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Central hotel

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EREBUNI HOTEL

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2 pax 790 $ 740 $ 730 $ 675 $
4 pax 615 $ 565 $ 555 $ 495 $
6 pax 545 $ 490 $ 485 $ 425 $
SGL suppl. 200 $ 180 $ 215 $ 17S0 $

The package includes:

  • accommodation in a hotel on BB basis for 7 nights
  • All transportation
  • Transfer (airport – hotel – airport)
  • Guide service
  • All tours and excursions
  • Entrance fees

Package does not include:

  • Lunches and dinners
  • Additional services

 

HB Supplement. – 20 USD p/p per day

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