Classic winter tour to Armenia

7 days / 6 nights
Sightseeing winter tour

Wonderful 9.3
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Tour programm

Day 1

Airport - Yerevan city tour

Arrival 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.
Day 2

Yerevan - Geghard - Garni - Lake Sevan - Yerevan

Tour 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.
Day 3

Yerevan - Kecharis - Tsakhkadzor - Tsakhkunk - Yerevan

Tour 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.
Day 4

Yerevan - Matenadaran - Echmiadzin - Treasury Museum of Echmiadzin - Zvartnots - Yerevan

Visit 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.
Day 5

Yerevan - Hovhannavank - Saghmosavank - winter soup Khash - Yerevan

Tour 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.
Day 6

Yerevan - Khor Virap - Areni - Birds cave - Noravank

Khor 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.
Day 7

Sergey Parajanov House-Museum - Ararat brandy factory - Shopping in Yerevan - Transfer to the airport

Check 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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Tour duration DBL/TWI
03-09 January AMD 262800
20-26 February AMD 252000

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The price includes:
  • Individual transfers airport-hotel- airport;
  • Welcome dinners in Yerevan, including folk program and wine; 
  • Accommodation at 3* hotels: 6 nights in Yerevan, breakfast included; 
  • Transportation service in comfortable vehicles;
  • English speaking guide service (7 tours, 2 transfers);
  • 6 lunches and 1 welcome dinner in the best restaurants with Armenian cuisine at national style guest houses and rural houses; 
  • Dinner in Malkhas jazz club;
  • Entrance fees;
  • Wine and cognac tasting;
  • Tour program and Armenian travel map;
  • 24 hour customer support by phone;
  • Unlimited amount of water;
  • Taxes.
The tour price does not include:
  • Air tickets;
  • Alcoholic drinks;
  • Insurance;
Notes:
  • List of most recommended flights. 
  • Tour package for children under 5 is free of charge. For children from 6 to 11 - 50 % discount with extra bed. 
  • Upon request for accommodation you can choose any other hotel in Yerevan 


Author : Spouses Evgeniy Pugachyov and Natalia Ogneva, 23 January 2017, 14:36
Winter in Armenia is much warmer than Moscow ...
...and it is not all about the geographical location. It is firstly the warm welcome, hospitality and good will of the people, natural landscapes and, of course, unique architecture not only of the ancient historical monuments, churches, temples and monasteries, but modern buildings, too ( we have to mention The Cascade in Yerevan here !). We have traveled in many countries on different continents recently, and we have what to compare to...We are used to travelling independently, but we decided to join a group this time, and we not only never regretted about that decision, but also would like to use this opportunity to express our sincere gratefulness to the company Barev tour for organizing such interesting trips. Everything was planned to the detail, the group was mobile, and made proper use of the time, and our tour guide Lilit was a real master of her job, as well as our driver Arkadiy and his brother Ashot who had to substitute him for a day. We really enjoyed both the gastronomical aspect of the program, and visiting the bin bunkers of Ararat factory...Of course, one cannot tour all around Armenia in 5-6 days, but we actually did not even intend to. We definitely know that we will come back there again, that is why we did not say “Mnas barov” to Armenia (Goodbye), but only “Minch nor handipum” (See you again) and we will be looking forward to saying again “Barev dzez” Armenia. And it is not difficult to guess who will be our guide during our next visit – only company Barev Tour and none else!
Author : Yulia Shemeleva, 19 January 2017, 00:37
Wonderful holiday, hospitable country, reliable travel agency
Just settled back from the memories of our recent winter vacation in Armenia, I am very eager to share my impressions with you. It was my second visit to the country, and I fell in love with Armenia for the second time, and here we have to give credits to the perfectly arranged tour. Now let me put everything in order. First, the round transfers were with no delays and problems, plus polite drivers and good cars. The 14th floor hotel was our temporary warm home during our stay in Armenia. The girls at the front desk were just miraculous- they always addressed our requests and remarks quickly, and wore shiny smiles on their faces all the time. They willingly changed our standard double room for a spacious family suit with no extra payments. All the guests at the hotel were invited to share a special Christmas dinner. The tour itself was very well planned, aimed to grasp the richness of cultural and religious lives of Armenia. A big hello to our amazing guide Lilit and driver Arkadiy! There was a case when one evening the tour company’s prior arrangements were not followed completely, and we had a supper with no folk program. So the following evening the entire group was treated to a nice supper in a restaurant with a program. This tells a lot. Overall, it is worth mentioning that all the dinners and suppers throughout the tour were in authentic and expensive locations. Each of them was memorized for something special. The tour agency does not save on meals. We were just slightly taken aback by the weather – a little cold for Yerevan (though I have to admit that regular degustation and Armenian cognac did help a lot), a consistent smog and haze in the city. Contrary to this, we could embrace the absolutely spring sun in the mountains. In summary, this was one of the most fascinating trips in my life, and I already miss Armenia, its warmth, hospitality, ancient monasteries, and pink tufa stone of Yerevan. We have already purchased our August tickets and we are planning our next tour now. Undoubtedly, we will again turn to Barev Armenia.
Author : ВЕГА лайф, 21 January 2015, 04:59
Наш зимний тур в Армению из Перми
Хотим поздравить Вас и всю вашу команду с прошедшими праздниками и от души поблагодарить за проведенный тур! Наша группа осталась в восторге от грамотной организации тура и теплого отношения! Именно поэтому, мы не задумываясь решили повторить тур в майские праздники.

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