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Main about Armenia 8 days / 7 nights

(Arrivals everyday)

*Please note, that:

In case of arrival on Thursday, the program is possible in case of early arrival only (before 08:00).

ALL PRICES ARE NETTO, GIVEN IN USD

3* Alba Hotel
 Junior Suite – Double occupancy (min. 2 pax) 495
Junior Suite – Single occupancy  715
 Fee for 3rd adult / 6+ y. o. child on extra bed in DBL room  395
 Fee for 1-6 y.o. child  150
3* Artsakh Hotel / Silachi Hotel
 DBL – Double occupancy (min. 2 pax) 535
SGL – Single occupancy  730
 Fee for 3rd adult / 6+ y. o. child on extra bed in DBL room  490
Fee for 1-6 y.o. child  150
4* Ani Plaza / Diamond House / Imperial Palace
 DBL – Double occupancy (min. 2 pax) 615
SGL – Single occupancy  795
 Fee for 3rd adult / 6+ y. o. child on extra bed in DBL room  515
Fee for 1-6 y.o. child  150
4* Central Hotel
 DBL – Double occupancy (min. 2 pax) 665
SGL – Single occupancy  980
 Fee for 3rd adult / 6+ y. o. child on extra bed in DBL room  495
Fee for 1-6 y.o. child  150

Prices include: ​

  • Accommodation in the selected hotel
  • Breakfasts
  • Transfers and transportation services per program
  • Guide service per program
  • Entry tickets per program

Supplement cost for extra nights (given per room per night on BB)

Alba 3* 60$ Junior Suite (Double occupancy), 60$ Junior Suite (Single occupancy)
Artsakh / Silachi 3*    60$ DBL, 55$ SGL
Ani Plaza 4* / Diamond House 4*   80$ DBL, 65$ SGL
Central Hotel Deluxe 4*  90$ DBL, 85$ SGL

Itinerary

Day 1 – Wednesday: Arrival in Yerevan. Transfer to the selected hotel.

O/N in Yerevan.

Day 2 – Thursday: City tour – Erebuni Museum – Hand-Made Carpet Factory - Brandy Factory

Breakfast at the hotel. Visit to the fortress ruins of Erebuni, founded during the Urartian Kingdom by the King Argishti in 782 BC and the Erebuni museum (1968) with the Urartian period exhibits. The fortress has played a significant role for the Armenian Statehood. Erebuni has been renamed Yerevan since at least the 7th century A.D., when it was the capital of Armenia. Yerevan is currently 2797 years old and still counting.

Visit to Armenian handmade carpet factory with possibility to watch the production of the rugs which involve dyeing of the yarns by using vegetable dyes, weaving, shearing, finishing, etc. The factory has showroom where purchases are offered (shipping of rugs to your country is possible).

Yerevan sightseeing including City center, Republic square, State University, City panorama, Mother Armenia Monument, Parliament, President’s Palace, Opera, Sports & Concert Complex.

Visit to Cascade complex, which is considered the modern art center of Yerevan, with art pieces displayed throughout the whole area: the boulevard and up the stairs, from top of which you can enjoy the panoramic view on the city and Mountain Ararat. Cascade is home to Cafesjan modern art museum. This place becomes even more charming in the evenings, when it is full of people, both locals and tourists from all over the world, enjoying the magic and the warmth of the capital. You will enjoy spending time in one of the cozy open-air cafes surrounded by beautiful sculptures, redolent flowers shining brightly with magic colors. It is also a popular place for open air concerts at summer season.

Very interesting one hour tour around Armenian brandy factory offers tourists familiarization with the history of the plant, process of brandy preparation, showrooms and halls of storages. Visitors will also have degustation of 2 types of brandy of different age in degustation hall. Brandy shop at the factory territory will be available for purchasing of this famous Armenian brandy directly from the factory. O/N in Yerevan.

Day 3 – Friday: Yerevan – Khor Virap – Noravanq – Ancient “Birds’ Cave” – Areni – Yerevan

Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Ararat valley, visit to Khor Virap Church – the place of imprisonment of St. Gregory the Illuminator, who stayed here in the small dungeon for 13 years without any food, accused by the Armenian King of preaching Christianity.

Khor Virap Church was built on the dungeon and now people have a chance to go down into the dark pit themselves. It is one of the holy places for the Christian world. It is also the best point to enjoy the most spectacular view of the gorgeous biblical mountain Ararat shining with its two white peaks.  The hills adjoining Khor Virap were the site of the early Armenian capital - ancient Artashat built by King Artashes I, founder of the Artashesid dynasty, around 180 B.C. It is one of the few ancient towns, built by the special design of the famous Carthaginian general Hannibal. After the defeat in a war against Rome, he found shelter in Armenia…

Drive through the spectacular canyon between the red rocks toward Noravank Monastery (13th c.). There is such an incredibly beautiful scenery along the road to Noravank that the visitors cannot resist stepping out of the vehicle and walk all the way to the Monastery with their cameras to enjoy and record the unique bizarre-shaped precipitous red cliffs.

On the way visit local winery in Areni village - wine testing.  Areni used to be one of the centers of wine production in Armenia. Recent archeological findings makes place worldwide famous.  In September 2010, archaeologists discovered a 6,100-year-old 5 winery and wine cellar in Areni (Vayots Dzor province) in Armenia. Within the underground wine cellar, a wine press for stomping grapes, fermentation and storage containers, drinking cups, grape vines, skins, and seeds were found. This is the earliest winery and wine cellar found to date. The findings indicated large scale wine production, quite possibly the earliest retail winery.

Drive back to Yerevan. O/N in Yerevan.

Day 4 – Saturday: Yerevan - Garni - Geghard - Yerevan

Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to the only remaining pagan temple in Armenia devoted to the God of Sun – Myrth, in Garni, built in 77 AD by King Trdat (Arshakid Dynasty). Photo stop at Charentc Arc. The temple is Greco-Roman style with characteristic pillars. It stands proudly on a rocky ridge with a deep canyon presenting a beautiful view. The temple was a summer residence for Arshakid dynasty. Visit to the ruins of Royal Palace and Royal bath-house nearby. Canyon of Garni -magnificent and outstanding scene which creates the image of falling crags. It obtained the name "Symphony of Stones" due to its view. The fantastic landscape of Garni canyon shakes the human imagination. Drive to the unique caved temple St. Geghard (12th -13th cc.), the name of which means “holy spear” in the honor of the long-preserved spear, the same spear that pierced the body of crucified Christ. It is now exhibited in the museum of Etchmiadzin Cathedral. Geghard Monastery is included in the UNESCO World Heritage list (2000).

Watching of “Lavash” (Armenian traditional flat bread baked in stone-make oven) making process in a local village house.

Drive back to Yerevan. O/N in Yerevan.

Day 5 – Sunday: Yerevan - Echmiadzin (Hripsime, Gayane, Mother Cathedral) - Zvartnots - Yerevan

Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Etchmiadzin City, which is used to be the ancient capital of Armenia. Since 4th century, it is the largest religious center, the residency of Catholicos of All Armenians. Etchmiadzin cathedral is one of the ancient churches in the Christian world, included in the UNESCO World Heritage List (2000), it is the center of Armenian Apostolic Church. It was founded in 301 A.D. by St. Gregory the Illuminator. Later, it was rebuilt and currently it stands as a complex including the Cathedral, Spiritual Academy, residency of the Catholicos of all Armenians, Synod of Armenian Church and a library. The museum of the Cathedral, located behind the Altar, has collection of religious artifacts about Holy Mass, subjects made of gold, silver, precious stones, decorations, colossal silver boiler for making the myrrh and legendary Holy spear.

Before entering in the town of Echmiadzin visit the majestic St. Gayane Church and St. Hripsime Church. The legend of Hripsime dates from the early days of Christianity. Hripsime fled to Armenia to escape persecution by the Roman Emperor Diocletian. A beautiful but totally devoted follower of Christ, Hripsime refused to marry the pagan Armenian King Tirdat III when ordered, and chose the death of a martyr. A small chapel was erected over the spot where she was murdered. In the 7th century a wondrous church - a masterpiece of Armenian architecture - was built in its place by order of Catholicos Komitas.

A trip to one of the architectural wonders of Armenia: Zvartnots temple (641-661 BC) the temple of "Vigil Forces", which got its name from the word "Zwart", which translated from Armenian means "joyful and beautiful." The remaining ruins give an idea of the rare beauty of this temple. The temple is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site (2000). Drive back to Yerevan. O/N in Yerevan.

Day 6 – Monday: Free day in Yerevan

Optional excursion:

Amberd - Aragats (Lake Kari) - Alphabet Alley - Saghmosavank – Master class of national sweets in an Armenian village garden

6-7 h (starts at 09:00), Price is $20 per person

Day 7 – Tuesday: Yerevan - Lake Sevan - Dilijan (Haghartsin and Goshavank) - Yerevan

Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Sevan, one of the greatest high mountainous freshwater lakes of Eurasia, climb on the peninsula from where the fascinating view on the Lake is open. Visit Sevanavank monastery, which stands in its greatness on the peninsula overlooking the lake for centuries.

During the drive you can enjoy the unbelievable change of the surrounding environment and land shaft from the mountainous lake to the green and rich forest mountains resort Dilijan or so called “Armenian Switzerland”, which is well-known for its forests as well as for its mysterious flora and fauna. Visit to Haghartsin Monastery complex, located in the secluded place of the forest. Haghartsin dates back to 11-13th century and represent a magnificent piece of history, culture and architecture. The place is so unique and the scenery with the nature surrounding it is so breathtaking that most of visitors are in awe. Appearing unexpectedly, out of the dense forests, in front of the visitors, the Monastery creates a magical impression of a lost world. Complex includes Church St. Stepanos, St. Mary and St. Gregory’s Church, as well as famous refectory. 

After visit one of the spiritual and cultural centers of medieval manuscript, Goshavank monastery. It was founded by the famous medieval spiritual figure, the jurist and fabulist Mkhitar Gosh on the territory of the ancient monastery of Getik, which was completely destroyed by the earthquake of 1186. Goshavank Monastery (11th -13 th cc), situated in the forest beautiful architectural treasure and is famous for the carved s tone, which is a rare monument that belongs to the series of “embroidered khachkars” (cross stone).

Drive back to Yerevan. O/N in Yerevan.

Day 8 – Wednesday: Transfer to the Airport. Departure.

Breakfast at the hotel. Check-out before 12:00. Transfer to the airport for departure flight.


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