Conquerors of the Armenian mountains
This is quite a saturated, but not tiring tour program, which includes visits to cultural and historic monuments, elements of active tourism and tasting of the whole assortment of Armenian cuisine, wine and cognac tasting. The main part of the program is comprised of one-day tours with returns to Yerevan; accommodation is at Ani Plaza, one of the best hotels in the center of Yerevan. All dinners are organized at interesting national style restaurants. Classical round trip tour in Southern Armenia is also a part of this program. Within this trip we will stay at Mirhav cozy hotel in the center of Goris city, where you will feel the unique atmosphere, Armenian hospitable soul, the life style of locals. At comparatively small territory we will see the diversity and contrast of nature and weather in Armenia. The tour also includes several small hiking trips, horse trekking in Garni Gorge and climbing
Araragts Mount, the highest peak in the territory of the Republic of Armenia. This is quite an easy hiking and does not require much physical efforts, if you do not have problems with health. During this tour wine tasting and grape harvesting is provided. We put a special emphasis on the cuisine; the meals are tasty, varied, and served at best restaurants.
Airport-Yerevan-City TourMeeting at Zvartnots Airport and transfer to the hotel. Departure from hotel. City tour in Yerevan: statue of David of Sasun; Victory Park and Mother Armenia monument, where the wonderful view of the whole city is opening from; Cascade architectural complex; Gafeschyan Modern Art Museum; Opera House; walking tour from Northern Avenue to Republic Square. History Museum of Armenia. Lunch at Caucasus restaurant. 15:30. Visit to Ararat Cognac Factory: tour and tasting. 17:30 Tsitsernakaberd Memorial, dedicated to the victims of Armenian Genocide. Welcome dinner and folk program at Yerevan Tavern.
Yerevan-Garni-Geghard-YerevanBreakfast at the hotel. Departure from the hotel. Photo stop at Charents Arch. Visit to rocky Monastery Geghard, fascinating example of Armenian medieval architecture (12-13 cc), a UNESCO World Heritage site. Tour to Garni temple, the only preserved monument in the territory of Armenia, dating back to the period of paganism and Hellenism. Lunch in Garni village, at a local house; participation in Armenian bread “lavash” baking; live performance of Duduk. Horse trekking in Garni Gorge: Symphony of Stones, Khosrov State Reserve. Return to the hotel; time for rest. Dinner at Beer Academy Restaurant, local organic beer and crayfish from Sevan Lake.
Yerevan-Amberd-Aragats-YerevanBreakfast at the hotel. Departure for tour. Armenian Alphabet Monument. Amberd Fortress, a historic defensive complex on the slope of Mount Aragats; it includes fortress of 7th century and a church of 11th century. Kari Lake, located almost at the top of Mount Aragats. Lunch, including khash, traditional Armenian soup, with vodka (variant 2: light lunch and climbing Aragats Mount, the highest peak in the territory of the Republic of Armenia). Arrival in Yerevan. Dinner at Malkhas Jazz Club, where you will enjoy high-quality music by famous musicians.
Khor Virap-Noravank-Areni-Tatev-Khndzoresk-GorisBreakfast at the hotel. Check-out from the hotel and departure for tour. Khor Virap Monastery, where one of the most amazing views of Mount Ararat is opening from. Then we are heading for the South of Armenia, to Noravank Monastery, built in 13th century. Not far away is the Birds Cave, where the oldest leather shoe and winery were discovered. Even today excavations are held in the Birds Cave, but it is also possible to get there and see the already found layers. Local wine tasting in Areni wine factory. Lunch at Lchak restaurant. Visit to Tatev Monastery in Halidzor village, on the longest cable way in the world, «Wings of Tatev». Old Khndzoresk. Hotel in Goris. Dinner at the hotel.
Goris – Vardenyats – Noratus – Sevan – Tsaghkunk – YerevanBreakfast at the hotel. Departure for tour. Karahunj – Zorats Karer, the most ancient observatory. Vardenyats (Selim) caravanserai, situated on the oldest Great Silk Road, linking Western Asia with Mediterranean. Noratus, the largest cemetery of khachkars (cross-stones) in the territory of Armenia. Lunch at a shore side restaurant. Tour to Sevan Lake, the largest lake in Caucasus. Sevanavank monastery is on North-Eastern coast. Rest and dinner at Tsaghkunk guest house. Arrival in Yerevan.
Yerevan – Zvartnots – Echmiadzin – Nor Yedesia – YerevanBreakfast at the hotel. Local sweets and dried fruits market. Tour to the ruins of Zvartnots, the greatest temple of early medieval Armenian architecture, a UNESCO world heritage site. Visit to Echmiadzin, the spiritual center of Armenian apostolic church and the residence of catholicos of all Armenians; Treasury of Echmiadzin. Participation in grape harvesting at vineyards of ArmAs company, the producer of premium wines. Lunch and wine tasting. Transfer to the airport.
Individual tour by request
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The price includes:
- Individual transfers airport-hotel-airport;
- Accommodation: 5 nights at 4* hotel in Yerevan, 1 night at 3+* hotel in Goris;
- Tour transportation service on comfortable Mercedes-Benz Sprinter minibus;
- 6 lunches and 5 dinners at the best restaurants with Armenian cuisine, national style guesthouses and rural houses;
- Welcome dinner, including folk program and wine;
- Guide service;
- Entrance fees to the mentioned museums and cultural centers;
- Wine and cognac tasting;
- Unlimited amount of drinking water in the vehicle;
- Tour program and Armenian travel map;
- 24 our customer service by phone.
The price does not include:
- Air tickets;
- Medical insurance;
- Alcoholic beverages.