New Year in Armenia 2018
The tour program for those who have decided to celebrate Christmas and New Year 2015 in Armenia.
Arrival in Yerevan. Meeting at the Airoport. Transfer to hotel. Lunch at traditional Armenian style restaurant. City tour in Yerevan: Republic Square, Opera House, Architectural complex Cascade. Through the Northern Avenue to the Republic Square on the Armenia's main Christmas tree. Rest at the hotel. Celebrating New Year in a restaurant: New Year show program.
Tour to rocky monastery Geghard, which was built in the XIII century. The monastery is unique because a part of it is carved into the rocks. It is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the territory of the monastery khachkars (cross-stones) are located; many of them date back to the early medieval period. Tour to Garni pagan temple-the only surviving monument in Armenia belonging to the era of Paganism and Hellenism. The temple was dedicated to the God of Sun Mithra. Garni complex includes also remains of old fortress, summer palace of Armenian kings, roman baths. Lunch in the village of Garni, in the rural house, participation in baking Armenian bread Lavash. Live performance of Duduk.
Visit to Nana Manucharyan's pottery workshop in Yerevan, where you will take part in the process of making Armenian traditional salt cellar in the form of a woman. In ancient times these kind of figures had ritual and worship significance. On the departure day you can take the already fired and glazed ware with you. Lunch in Anteb Western Armenian restaurant. Visit to the authentic and eccentric house-museum of famous Armenian filmmaker Sergey Parajanov. Tasting of best Armenian wines at Enoteca wine club.
Breakfast in the hotel. Khor Virap monastery opens one of the most beautiful views of the Biblical Mount Ararat, which is especially beautiful when covered with snow. Under the monastery is located the royal prison where Saint Gregory the Illuminator was imprisoned for 13 years by Armenian king Tiridates III. You can go down to royal prison, the depth of which is 6.5 meters. Next destination is the South of Armenia, the monastery complex Noravank, built in the XIII-XIV centuries. The road to Noravank monastery reaches the Gnishik River canyon, eights kilometers of wonderful territory and rock formations with stunning colors. The canyon is famous for its caves, rare Flora and Fauna. The monastery is located in a spectacular natural environment and is one of the most magnificent monuments of medieval Armenia. Nearby is the Cave of Birds, where recently were found the world's oldest leather shoe and a winery. Local wine tasting in the cellar of Areni. Lunch in a local restaurant.
Tour to Echmiadzin, the spiritual center of Armenian Apostolic Church and the residence of the Catholicos of all Armenians. Participation in the Christmas liturgy. The Treasury Museum of Echmiadzin where remain three of the most important religious relics brought from different monasteries and Dioceses: the Holy Lance(that pierced Christ by the Roman soldier during His crucifixion. It was brought to Armenia by the Apostle Thaddeus when he came to evangelize), a piece of Noah’s Ark and the Right Hand of Saint Gregory the Illuminator. Visit to the ruins of Zvartnots, built in the 7th century. It represents a unique architectural structure. The temple was considered as one of the tallest buildings of its time (45-49 m). It is listed as Unesco World Heritage Site. Lunch at local restaurant. Visit to the History Museum of Armenia, which possesses a large collection attesting of thousand year old Armenian history.
Tour to Tsakhkadzor, ski resort of Armenia. Kecharis monastery, built in the XI-XIII centuries. You will go up with cable car to one level in the mountain Teghenis. Lunch at the restaurant boutique Tsaghkunk. Tour to Lake Sevan – the largest lake in the Causasus, located at altitude of 1900 meters. Then we will visit Sevanavank monastery which offers a wonderful view of Lake Sevan.
Armenian traditional soup Khash in Aragatsotn region. Monastery complex Saghmosavank, built in the XIII century, is located on the edge of stunning Kasakh River gorge. Many valuable parchments were written and painted in the library of the monastery. Trip to village Oshakan, in the center of which is situated a church, where was buried Mesrop Mashtots, creator of Armenian alphabet, founder of Armenian litterature, writing and national school. In the evening visit to Malkhas jazz club in Yerevan.
Breakfast in the hotel. Check out from the hotel with baggage. Tour and tasting in the Brandy Factory. Local sweets and dried fruits market. Vernissage, where you can buy many intersting souvenirs from Armenia. Transfer to the airport.
Individual tour by request
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Group tours with guaranteed departures
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The price includes:
- Accommodation in double rooms (3* hotel in Yerevan);
- Transportation service according to the program;
- Breakfasts in hotel and lunches in the best restaurants of Armenian cuisine;
- Welcome dinner and dinner at Malkhas jazz club;
- New Year show program;
- English speaking guide service (8 tours);
- Entrance fees including tour and tasting in Brandy Factory, baking Lavash in Garni, live performance of Duduk, Tsakhkadzor cable car.
- Travel map of Armenia;
- 2 bottles of water a day;