Classical tour in Armenia
If you are planning your first trip to Armenia this tour package is just for you! The itinerary gives you opportunity to discover the country: traditions, lots of interesting historic facts, visit the most important historic, cultural and religious centers, communicate with people, taste Armenian national dishes, even take part in backing process of Armenian national bread - lavash and making khorovats (Armenian BBQ), be participant of preparation process of Armenian national brendy (Cognac) and taste it. You will enjoy all the above mentioned within a week's stay. The tour is organized in a special way to see interesting variety of the Armenian nature and during almost all your trip have the view of Bible mount Ararat.
Airport - Tour in Yerevan14:00 Arrival at the airport and transfer to the hotel in Yerevan, accommodation and a little rest. 15:30 Tour to Matenadaran – research institute and museum, which holds one of the world's richest depositories of medieval manuscripts and books. 16:30 Bus tour in Yerevan with stops near statue of David of Sassoun and Mother Armenia statue at Victory park with an incredible overview of a city. The Cascade complex, Cafesjian Center for the Arts, Opera house. 19:00 Welcome dinner at “Yerevan Tavern” restaurant with folk program (Armenian national songs and dances). 21:30 Evening walk from the Northern Avenue to Republic Square. Participation in Dancing fountains show. 23:00 Return to the hotel.
Yerevan - Echmiadzin – Zvartnots – YerevanBreakfast at hotel. 10:00 Tour to so called “Armenian Vatican” Echmiadzin – the spiritual center of Armenia, where Pontifical Residence of Catholicos of All Armenians – the head of Armenian Apostolic church is located. The city is just about 20 km from Yerevan. Here we'll visit 4th century Echmiadzin Cathedral, Echmiadzin treasury, where the lance that pierced the side of Christ by the Roman soldier is also exposed. We will visit Zvartnots Cathedral, which is considered as a masterpiece of early medieval Armenian architecture, and listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site. 14:00 Lunch at apricot orchard of “Van” restaurant in the open air. 16:00 Return to Yerevan, where we’ll visit Ararat brandy factory and taste few brands of Armenian brandy (cognac). Free evening in Yerevan.
Yerevan – Khor Virap – Areni – Noravank – Tatev – GorisBreakfast at hotel. 8:00 Check out of a hotel and heading for the South of Armenia. 9:00 First stop – Khor Virap Monastery which offers magnificent view on biblical Mount Ararat. 11. Visiting Trchuneri (Bird) cave, where we also can find 6000 years old winery. Few years ago the oldest shoe in history had been found also in this region. Despite the fact, that the archeological excavations are still ongoing, we have a chance to peak into a mystical cave. It is Areni wine region, where famous red wine Areni is produced. We will not miss a chance to taste it at one of local wineries or at home of local peasant. 12:00 Visiting of Noravank Monastery of XIII century, hidden in mystic red cliffs. 13:30 Lunch at “Lchak” restataurant. 16:30 We will rise from Alidzor village to Tatev monastery on a cableway “Wings of Tatev”. 19:30 Accomodation at Mirhav hotel in Goris. 20:00 Dinner at the hotel.
Goris - Karahunj - Selim - Noratus - Sevan - Tsaghkunq – TsaghkadzorBreakfast at the hotel 8:00 Leaving for the tour 9:00 Karahunj – Zorats Qarer, is a prehistoric archaeological site of VI millennium BC, which is often called as the “Armenian Stonehenge”. 12:00 Vardenyats (Selim) caravanserai – one of the important destinations in Armenia on Great Silk Road. This buildings were built along commercial routes for the accommodation of travelers, who were travelled from Europe to the East. 13:00 Noratus – the biggest khachkar cemetery on the territory of modern Armenia. 14:00 Lunch at seaside Tsovatsoc restaurant, a dish from local sig fish, brand kebabs from Sevan crayfish. 15:00 Tour to Sevan lake – the biggest lake in Caucasus. On the North-West shore we will visit Sevanavank monastery. 17:00 Rest and dinner at colorful guest house Tsaghkunq, the chief will give a masterclass in cooking a lamb in tandoor (for 10+ groups). 21:00 Transfer to Tsaghkadzor, accommodation at the hotel.
Tsaghkadzor – Geghard – Garni – Stone Symphony - YerevanBreakfast at the hotel. 10:00 Check out of the hotel. 10:15 We will rise one level on Tsaghkadzor cableroad. 11:00 Kecharis monastery. 11:30 Photo-stop near Charents arch against the backdrop of Mount Ararat. 12:00 Tour to Geghard medieval monastery – a fantastic example of medieval Armenian architecture of XII century. It is listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site. 14:00 Lunch at village house in Garni, participation in baking Armenian bread lavash. 15:30 Tour to pagan temple Garni – the only preserved monument, referring to the era of paganism and Hellenism. 16:30 A short walking tour to Garni gorge – to the natural wonder "Symphony of the Stones". 18:30 Return to Yerevan and accommodation at the hotel, time for rest. Free evening.
Yerevan – Shopping – Amberd - YerevanBreakfast at the hotel. 10:00 Preparing for the tour. 10:30 History museum of Armenia, where different eras of the Armenian Highland are represented - beginning from the Paleolithic to the present days. 12:30 Time for shopping. You can chose from a big variety of souvenirs and local products, which are in high demand among our guests – wines, brandies, dried fruits, sweets, herbs, jewelry, etc. For this purpose we will visit the souvenir market Vernissage and Tashir – the market of local sweets and dried fruits. 14:00 Lunch at refined restaurant Charentsi 28 of Western Armenian cuisine. 15:30 Afterwards we will go on tour to Amberd Fortress – the historical security complex, which consists of the castle of VII century and the church of XI century. It's one of the fewest preserved fortresses on the territory of Armenia. Free evening.
Yerevan - AirportBreakfast at the hotel. 09:30 Check out of the hotel. 10:00 Transfer to airport.
Individual tour by request
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Group tours with guaranteed departures
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- Airport-hotel-airport individual transfers;
- Accommodation: 4 nights in Nare Hotel in Yerevan, 1 night in Mirhav Hotel in Goris, 1 night in Tsaghkahovit Hotel in Tsaghkadzor (semi-lux rooms), breakfast included;
- All the transfers on a comfortable vehicle;
- 5 lunches and 2 dinners at the best restaurants of Armenian cuisine, guest homes and peasant houses;
- Welcome dinner with folk program and wine;
- English speaking guide (7 guided tours and 2 transfers);
- Entrance fees;
- Wine and brandy tasting;
- Drinking spring water in a vehicle;
- Tour program, tour-map of Armenia;
- Around-the-clock phone support;
- Airline tickets;
- If needed, one can chose any other hotel in Armenia;
- The tour is free for children under 5;
- 50% discount for children from 6 to 10 years with extra bed in a room;
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