Classic winter tour to Armenia
Airport - Yerevan city tourArrival in Yerevan. Transfer to hotel. Lunch in Armenian restaurant. City tour: History Museum of Armenia, Visit to the Tsiternakaberd Memorial complex and Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute, Opera House, Architectural complex Cascade, Cafesjian Modern Art Museum; the aim of the museum is to bring the best of contemporary art to Armenia and present the best of Armenian culture to the world. Rest. Welcome dinner in a national style restaurant with show program (national songs and dances). Walk in the evening Yerevan.
Yerevan - Geghard - Garni - Lake Sevan - YerevanTour to rocky Monastery complex Geghard (XIII), which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Geghard was famous as a school, where manuscript creation was studied; musical academy and a place of pilgrimage. Tour to Garni temple, which is the only surviving monument in Armenia belonging to the era of Paganism and Hellenism. The complex includes fortress walls, the temple of Mithra (I century), the summer palace and Roman baths (III century). Lunch in the village of Garni, in the rural house. Participation in baking Armenian bread Lavash. Live performance of Duduk (by request). Tour to lake Sevan - the largest of the lakes in the Caucasus, which is located at an altitude of 1900 meters. On Sevan peninsula we will visit the Monastery Sevanavank, built in the 9th century. The monastery offers an amazing view of the lake Sevan. Return to Yerevan.
Yerevan - Kecharis - Tsakhkadzor - Tsakhkunk - YerevanTour to Tsaghkadzor ski resort in Armenia. Kecharis Monastery, built in the XI-XIII centuries, was one of the major spiritual centers of Armenia and had its own school. We will go up a level to the mountain Teghenis, on cable car. Lunch in the guest house Tsakhkunk. Return to Yerevan.
Yerevan - Matenadaran - Echmiadzin - Treasury Museum of Echmiadzin - Zvartnots - YerevanVisit to the one of the biggest repositories of ancient manuscripts in the world Matenadaran. Creation of collection started in the 5th century: it is connected with Mesrop Mashtoc, creator of the Armenian alphabet. Tour to Echmiadzin the spiritual center of the Armenian Apostolic Church and the residence of the Catholicos of all Armenians. Participation in the Easter liturgy. The Treasury Museum of Echmiadzin where remain Spear of Longinus (The Holy Lance), a piece of Noah’s Ark. Visit to the ruins of Zvartnots, pearls of Armenian early medieval architecture and Unesco World Heritage Site. The temple with the height of 49m was built in the 7th century. Return to Yerevan. Rest in the hotel.
Yerevan - Hovhannavank - Saghmosavank - winter soup Khash - YerevanTour to Ashtarak. Monastery complex Hovhannavank which is located on the edge of rocky cliffs of the river Kasakh picturesque gorge. The oldest building of the complex - one-naved basilica built in the 4th century by Gregory the Illuminator. Saghmosavank, built in the 13th century. In the library near the main church of the monastery lots of parchments were written and painted. Armenian traditional winter soup Khash in Ashtarak region. In the evening visit to a jazz club Mezzo in Yerevan.
Yerevan - Khor Virap - Areni - Birds cave - NoravankKhor Virap Monastery, which overlooks one of the most wonderful views of the Biblical Mount Ararat, which is particularly beautiful in the winter. Then we are heading for the South of Armenia, to Noravank Monastery. Built in the XIII century, was one of the most magnificent monuments of medieval Armenia. Near monastery is the Birds Cave, where the oldest leather shoe and winery were found. Local wine tasting in Areni cellar. Lunch in the local restaurant.
Sergey Parajanov House-Museum - Ararat brandy factory - Shopping in Yerevan - Transfer to the airportCheck out from the hotel with baggage. Sergey Parajanov House-Museum. The museum operates in a two-storеy building of traditional Caucasian style. The collection consists of about 1,400 exhibits, including various objects, collages, drawings, dolls and hats. Visit to the Ararat brandy factory for tour and tasting. Lunch. Local sweets and dried fruits market. Vernissage – souvenirs market. Transfer to the airport.
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