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duration: 7 days / 6 nights

Barbecue festival in Armenia

The highlights of this tour:

• Armenians do love meat dishes, so you will enjoy this festival dedicated to the “khorovats” – pork barbecue

• Guests and participants of the festival are expected to enjoy theatrical performances, a concert of folk and world music

• The purpose of the feast is to provide promotion and dissemination of traditional dishes of Armenian cuisine, particularly, barbecue


1days
Welcome to Armenia
  • Yerevan 

Arrival in Yerevan, transfer to hotel

Check-in at the hotel

City tour around Yerevan- the ancient capital of Armenia. Explore the uniqueness of the city streets; you will enjoy the warm atmosphere, friendly smiles of local people and unique coloring of this wonderful ancient city-Opera House, Cascade Complex, Republic Square, the Governmental Building, Statue of Victory, the Stadium and the canyon of Hrazdan. Visit to Tsitsernakaberd- the Armenian Genocide memorial complex- dedicated to the victims of the Armenian Genocide.

2days
THE PEARL OF ARMENIA AND BEAUTIFUL NATURE
  •  Yerevan  |  Sevan  |  Dilijan  |  Alaverdi  |  Haghpat

Breakfast at the hotel. Head to Lake Sevan, considering the blue pearl of Armenia. Its only peninsula is home to a medieval monastery- “Sevanavank” . Continue trip to Dilijan, usually called Armenian Switzerland or Little Switzerland by the locals, it is one of the most important resorts of Armenia.  Leisure time in the heart of Armenian nature . 

Enjoy lunch in a local restaurant with Armenian traditional dishes. Continue trip to Alaverdi. Accommodation at the hotel. 

3days
TAKE PART TO THE FESTIVAL OF "Khorovats"
  • Haghpat  |  Akhtala  |  Haghpat

Breakfast at the hotel. Excursion to Haghpat monastery a religious complex founded in the 10th century and included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. The monastery is an outstanding and magnificent example of medieval Armenian architecture that has been attracting increasing numbers of tourists.  Visit to Akhtala where have a chance to participate in the Festival of "Khorovats". Lunch. In the evening return to hotel. Dinner. Overnight at the hotel. 

4days
Armenian Alphabet
  • Alaverdi   |   Aparan  |  Amberd   |  Yerevan 

Breakfast at the hotel.  Return to Yerevan. On the way have a  visit to the Armenian Alphabet Monument. In 2005, the Armenian alphabet celebrated its 1600th birthday. In commemoration, It was given a gift of 39 giant, carved Armenian letters, strategically placed near the final resting place of the man who created the alphabet, Mesrop Mashtots. Visit to the Fortress Amberd (11-13 cc.) – the House of Pahlavuni. Lunch. Accommodation at the hotel. Dinner at the restaurant. 

5days
Garni Hellenistic temple and GEGHARD CAVE MONASTERY
  • Yerevan   |  Garni   |  Geghard  |  Yerevan

Breakfast at the hotel.

Drive to the Temple of Garni /the 1st c./ - the classical Hellenistic temple. On the way have a visit to the Arch of Charents.  Next visit to the Monastery of Geghard (the 13th c.)- being partially carved out of the adjacent mountain, surrounded by cliffs. It is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Lunch at the restaurant with mulberry vodka tasting and have a master class of Armenian national bread ”lavash”. Return to Yerevan. Drive to Matenadaran- a repository of ancient manuscripts, research institute and museum.  Dinner at the restaurant. Overnight at the hotel.  

6days
THE CENTRE OF ARMENIAN CHRISTIANITY
  • Yerevan   |   Khor-Virap   |   Echmiadzin   |  Zvartnots   |   Yerevan

Breakfast at the hotel. Trip to Khor Virap Monastery /17-18 centuries/. Enjoy the impressive view of Mount Ararat.  Visit to Saint Hripsime Church (the 7th c.)- One of the oldest surviving churches in the country.

Continue trip to Etchmiatsin city – the regional center of Armenia. Have a visit to the Mother Cathedral of Holy Etchmiadzin/ the 4th century/. Lunch at the restaurant. Sightseeing tour around the ruins of Zvartnots. Return to Yerevan. The excursion to the brandy factory “ArArAt” with the cognac degustation. Shopping time.  Recommended sites:   Vernissage,   Armenian market.  Dinner at the restaurant. Overnight at the hotel.  


7days
come back home
  • Yerevan  |  "Zvartnots" International Airport

Breakfast at the hotel.  Check-out. 

Transfer to airport. 

2 person4 - 6 person8 - 15 person 20 and more person
820 EUR / 890 USD525 EUR / 570 USD395 EUR / 420 USD325 EUR / 360 USD

*The prices are per person

In the price is included:

Accommodation in a double room at Shirak*** /  Hrazdan*** hotels in Yerevan, Qefilyan*** hotel in Haghpat village /   All breakfasts  /  Comfortable, air-conditioned transport with a professional driver /  Entrance tickets on the mentioned monuments  /  Guide service  /  All mentioned excursions / Master-classes  /  Degustation  /  Water in a transport


The price is not included:

Air tickets / SGL SPL cost: 110 eur / 120 usd / Alcoholic and soft drinks / Cost for visa  /  fee for a photo and video in a museums /  tips  /  personal expenses and other services, which are not mentioned above


Meals

12 Euro per person per lunch

17 Euro per person per dinner


Notes:

  • The choice of hotel in the whole territory of Armenia upon your wish
  • Start of the tour in Yerevan from the location where you are
  • Tour package for children till 5 years- free of charge
  • For children from 6 till 10 years old - 50 % sale for an extra bed
  • The museums in Yerevan are not working on Mondays.


Important: The tour program is changeable, depending on the arrival / departure time of guests, the requests of guests, and the weather forecast.

If any other tour don’t correspond to your inquiry, our managers help you to organize the individual tour upon your preferences. 


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