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duration: 6 days / 5 nights

Biblical Armenia

1days
Welcome to Yerevan
  • Yerevan

Arrival in the airport “Zvartnots”, greeting and meeting, transfer to the hotel. Breakfast in the hotel. Sightseeing tour around the city- an ancient but at the same time modern city. Walking through the central streets of the capital, Opera House, the Cascade Complex, the Republic Square, the statue “the Mother Armenia”, the Bridge of Victory, the canyon ”Hrazdan”, the Armenian Genocide memorial “Tsitsernakaberd” and other main sites. Dinner in the restaurant with the traditional dishes. Overnight in the hotel.

2days
Explore the Southern Armenia
  • Yerevan  |   Khor Virap    |    Areni   |    Noravank   |   Yerevan

Breakfast at hotel in morning. Drive to the Monastery of Khor Virap-originally established in 642 CE, the Monastery did not take on its current and final incarnation until the 17th century, but even before its founding the former prison site was notable for holding the man who would become Saint Gregory the Illuminator in a pit for 13 years before he helped turn the country into the first Christian nation. Stop at Areni village for wine tasting at the famous Areni factory. Continue our trip to Noravank Monastery - built in the 13th century; the monastery is a lovely example of the ornate architecture of the period. The site is comprised of three surviving churches, each decorated in intricate designs and religious reliefs. Lunch in the restaurant. Drive back to Yerevan. Dinner in the restaurant with the traditional dishes. Overnight in the hotel.

3days
The Monastery of the Cave / Flower canyon
  •  Yerevan   |  Garni   |  Geghard    |    Tsakhadzor   |   Yerevan

Breakfast in the hotel. Visit to Matenadaran- the repository of ancient manuscripts, research institute and museum in Yerevan. It holds one of the world's richest depositories of medieval manuscripts and books which span a broad range of subjects, including history, philosophy, medicine, literature, art history and cosmography in Armenian and many other languages. A short drive to Garni Temple/the 1st c./- the best-known structure and symbol of pre-Christian Armenia. It was probably built by king Tiridates I as a temple to the sun god Mihr. Enjoy lunch in the courtyard of a family in Garni with the master-class of lavash. Continue driving to Geghard - the Cave Monastery. While the main chapel was built in 1215, the monastery complex was founded in the 4th century by Gregory the Illuminator at the site of a sacred spring inside a cave. It is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit to Kecharis Monastery-is a medieval Armenain monastic complex dating back to the 11th to 13th centuries, in the ski resort town of Tsakhkadzor in Armenia. Kecharis was founded by a Pahlavuni prince in the 11th century, and construction continued until the middle of the 13th century. Return to Yerevan. Dinner in the restaurant. Overnight in the hotel. 


4days
The Blue Pearl of Armenia / Armenian Switzerland
  • Yerevan    |   Sevan     |   Dilijan   |   Yerevan

Breakfast in the hotel. Visit to Yerevan Ararat Wine Factory with the degustation of the legendary Armenian cognac. Tour to Lake Sevan- one of the highest freshwater lakes in the world at 1897 meters above sea. Stop at Sevanavank – the monastic complex located on a peninsula at the northwestern shore of Lake Sevan. Continue trip to Dilijan-a resort town, admire at changing landscape and weather. Dilijan is a famous spa rich in curative mineral springs, some of which are comparable to those at Vichy in France and Davos in Switzerland. Lunch in the restaurant, here have a chance to enjoy a picturesque locality, healthy climate and rich flora. Visit to Haghartsin Monastery - was built between the 10th and 14th centuries, much of it under the patronage of the Bagratuni Dynasty. Return to Yerevan. Dinner in the restaurant. Overnight in the hotel.

5days
The origin of the Armenian Alphabet
  • Yerevan   |   Oshakan   |   Saghmosavank    |    Amberd    |   Yerevan

Breakfast in the hotel. Drive to Oshakan- visit to Oshakan Church and Tomb of Mesrop Mashtots. The main reason why Armenians visit Oshakan, and, in fact, foreign tourists as well, is because of the tomb of Mesrop Mashtots. One of the core values of any Armenian is his/her language, the alphabet of which was created by Mashtots. Lunch in the restaurant. Visit Armenia Wine Company- with the degustation of the wine or cognac. Continue tour to Saghmosavank Monastery- the main temples of the monasteries erected by Prince Vache Vachutyan — the Church of Zion in Saghmosavank and the Church of Karapet in Hovhannavank. Drive to the Amberd Fortress- is considered to be the only preserved monument of secular type on the territory of Armenia. The complex of Amberd derives its great historical importance from its uniqueness, being one of the best and the largest examples of Armenian fortress construction. Lunch in the restaurant. Return to Yerevan. Dinner in the restaurant. Overnight in the hotel.

6days
The Holy See of Echmiadzin - departure
  • Yerevan   |    Echmiadzin    |   Zvartnots  Cathedral

Breakfast in the hotel. Check-out. Shopping time- visiting souvenir shops in the center of the city: Armenian market or Vernissage. Continue driving to the Holy See of Etchmiadzin - the main religious center of the Armenian people with the Etchmiadzin Cathedral, the most important Armenian Apostolic church, located in the city. Visit to Saint Hripsime Church - the seventh century Armenian Apostolic church. It is one of the oldest surviving churches in the country. Weddings and baptisms are performed here on Saturdays and Sundays. Lunch in the restaurant. Visit to the Cathedral of Zvartnots- the complex consisted of St. George temple or Zvartnots and the palace of Katholikos Nerses Ill, known as «Builder». It was built with the goal to stand firm for thousand years, until the Second Advent or the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, the Cathedral of Zvartnots was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2000. Transfer to the airport. Departure

2 person4 - 6 person8 - 15 person20 and more person
620 EUR / 660 USD
405 EUR / 430 USD 
320 EUR / 340 USD 
270 EUR / 280 USD

*The prices are per person

In the price is included:

Accommodation in a double room at Shirak*** / Hrazdan*** hotels in Yerevan / all breakfasts /  Comfortable transportation with air conditioner with the professional driver during all the trip  / Entry tickets on the mentioned sites  /  Guide service /  all excursions  /  the degustation / Water in the transportation


The price is not included:

Air tickets / extra charge for SGL room  70 eur / 75 usd / alcoholic and soft drinks /  the visa fee / the fees for a photo and video in the museums, tips, personal expenses


Meals:

12 EURO per person for a lunch

17 EURO per person for a dinner


Notices:

  • The choice of hotels in the territory of Armenia according to your wish
  • The tour starts from where you are
  • The tour package for children under 5 years old- free of charge
  • For children from 6 to 10 years old-50% sale for extra bed
  • On Mondays, the museums in Yerevan are closed


Important: the tour program is changeable, depending on the time of arrival/departure, the wish of tourist, the factor of weather

If any of tours does not correspond to Your request, our managers support You to organize the individual tour upon your preferences.


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