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Armenia in a Week

Location

Armenia

Duration

7 days

Private

This trip is private; included guides and transportation are for you and your group only.
Departure time may be flexible depending on the visit/activity and prices usually depend on group size.
from
$ 603.75
Brief

If you want to explore the city older than Rome

Feel the mystery of the Biblical Mount Ararat...

Experience the freshness of the second highest alpine lake in the world…

Explore the last pagan temple in the whole Caucasus …

Feel the authentic Christianity in the first state Christian church in the cradle of Christianity …

Make your dream come true within a week….

Day 1

Arrival at the Zvartnots international airport. Meeting your tour guide and private transfer to the hotel. Accommodation in hotel.

Overnight at the hotel in Yerevan 

Day 2

Yerevan city tour / Brandy Factory /History Museum:

Breakfast at the hotel. Sightseeing tour around the vibrant city Yerevan. Being established in 782 BC, nowadays Yerevan is a thriving city with the excitement, hustle and bustle of a modern capital. We start our exploration from the Republic Square, the masterpiece of the architect Alexander Tamanian. Continue to the Opera House, a stunning architectural piece and the hub of Yerevan. Freedom Square is just behind, surrounded by parks which have been taken over by outdoor cafes, and finally Swan Lake. We visit Cascade Complex, an open-air museum of modern art with massive stairways leading up to the Victory Park providing a fantastic overlook to the entire downtown from above. The complex links the historic residential and cultural centres of the city with a vast area of waterfalls and outdoor gardens. Visit Tsitsernakaberd Memorial park and the museum of the victims of Genocide. Lunch in a local restaurant. Then we visit Ararat Brandy Company to taste “The Aged Brandies” of different years. The legendary Ararat brandy is considered the pride of many generations and a global symbol of Armenia. For many years, Stalin provided Armenian brandy to Winston Churchill. After all, Visit Armenian History Museum where more than 87,000 objects are exposed telling a vivid story about the past and the present of the capital city and its people (closed on Monday). Dinner at the local restaurant.

Overnight at the hotel in Yerevan ( Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner ) 

Day 3

Yerevan / Zvartnots / Echmiadzin / Alphabet Park / Saghmosavank / Yerevan:

Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to The Echmiadzin Cathedral. On the way stop at the ruins of Zvartnots temple (closed on Monday) - the pearl of the 7th c. architecture (inscribed in UNESCO World Heritage list). The Echmiadzin Cathedral is the oldest standing church in Christendom built in 303 AD over a pagan fire altar. This landmark is also protected by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Lunch at local Art School. Tour through the art salons with creative artworks by children. Drive to the Armenian alphabet park, a huge stones representing each of Armenian letter, the favourite place for the photography lovers. Set against the backdrop of Armenia’s Mt. Aragats, the letters and a statue of Mashtots pay tribute to the complex and unique language, a national point of pride of Armenia. Visit Saghmosavank Monastery- a 13th-century Armenian monastic complex located in the village of Saghmosavan in the Aragatsotn Province of Armenia. Saghmosavank is situated atop the precipitous gorge carved by the Kasagh river. Arrival to Yerevan. Dinner in a local restaurant.

Overnight at the hotel in Yerevan. ( Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner )

Day 4

 Yerevan / Khor Virap / Noravank / Tushpa winery / Yerevan:

Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Khor Virap Monastery, a real piece of history. The religious importance of the monastery is related to the first Armenian Catholicos, Grigor Illuminator who introduces Christianity to Armenia. It stands before the snowcapped flanks of Mount Ararat offering astounding views of the mountain, the national symbol of Armenia. Proceed to Echmiadzin, the spiritual center of all Armenians and the seat of the Armenian Catholicos. Continue tour to Noravank monastery - a great religious and cultural centre of 12th c. Noravank (“New Monastery”) is 122 km away from Yerevan and is located in an inaccessible location throughout the stunning nature. Lunch in a local restaurant. Visit Tushpa Wine Cellar, where you will experience wine degustation. Drive back to Yerevan. Dinner in a local restaurant.

Overnight at the hotel in Yerevan. ( Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner ) 

Day 5

 Yerevan / Noratous / Lake Sevan / Dilijan / Haghartsin / Yerevan:

Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Noratous, a cozy village adjacent to the lake. The village is huge medieval-modern cemetery and an impressive array of early khachkars (Armenian cross stones). Our next stop is Lake Sevan, the so called “Blue Pearl of Armenia”. This huge mountain lake, which takes up to 5% of Armenia’s surface area, is about 2,000 meters above sea level and is the second highest freshwater lake in the world. Visit Sevanavank Monastery. Lunch in a local restaurant. Then we will explore a resort town of Dilijan, often referred to as the “Little Switzerland of Armenia’’. The mountainous areas are all covered with thick forests occupying 94% of the territory. Take a walk in Old Dilijan, photo stop at Sharambeyan street. Visit Haghartsin Monastery a 13th-century monastery located near the town of Dilijan in the Tavush Province. Drive back to Yerevan. Dinner in a local restaurant.

Overnight at the hotel Yerevan. ( Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner ) 

Day 6

Yerevan / Garni / Geghard / Fruit market / Vernissage:

Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Garni village to visit Garni Temple dating back to the 1st century. The citadel and pagan temple of Garni is a picturesque monument of the Hellenistic period and an impressive piece of ancient Armenian architecture. Lunch at a local house in Garni where you will have opportunity to watch Armenian national bread “lavash” baking and barbeque making process in the underground stove called “tonir”. Then we visit Geghard Monastery. The spectacular towering cliffs surrounding the monastery are part of the Azat River gorge, and are included together with the monastery in the UNESCO World Heritage Site listing. Some of the chambers within the complex are entirely dug out of the cliff rocks, others are little more than caves, while others are elaborate structures, with both architecturally complex walled sections and rooms deep inside the cliff. Return to Yerevan. Visit Fruit market full of Armenian fresh fruits and vegetables. Afterwards visit Vernissage flea market, where you can find handmade jewelry, carpets and paintings.(open on weekends) Dinner in a local restaurant.

Overnight at the hotel Yerevan. ( Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner ) 

Day 7

Departure:

Transfer to the airport and departure home.

(Breakfast ) 

package code: AM194633
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