New Year in Armenia 2018

8 days / 7 nights
Winter holidays in Yerevan.

Exceptional 9.75
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The tour program for those who have decided to celebrate Christmas and New Year 2015 in Armenia.


Tour programm

31 December
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.
1 January
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.
2 January
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.
3 January
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.
4 January
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.
5 January
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.
6 January
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.
7 January
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.

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Tour duration DBL/TWI
31 Dec - 07 Jan AMD 314766

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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;
  • Taxes.

 



Author : Alexander, 18 January 2017, 05:08
A wonderful New Year trip
It was a very wise decision we made at the end of 2016 – together with my friends, we referred to Barev Tour and booked a tour called “ New Year in Armenia” . As a result, we spent the period from December 30th 2016 to January 7th 2017 travelling in Armenia in a group of 6 people (4 from Kursk and 2 from Moscow. We learnt about the tour agency from the Internet. We liked the webpage and numerous positive feedbacks. The tour was very busy, interesting and well-planned – one could not manage to do more during the New Year week. Everything was planned to the detail – from meeting at the airport and transfer to the airport. (Couch “Mercedes” - the car was comfortable, quiet, clean and virtually new). I want to say a special thank you to our guide Irina and driver Arayik. Irina is a beautiful lady who is pleasant to talk to, and she is undoubtedly the best guide I have ever seen in my life. She could easily answer all the questions of our curious group. I am just impressed by her erudition. Exciting stories about the history of Armenia, its architecture, dishes of the national cuisine and many other talks were a routine during our trips. She was not only telling us those stories, she was also making sure everyone has a great mood. We really urge and ask the company to show appreciation of Irina’s excellent working! Though we consider it inappropriate to call what she did a job – Irina was giving a piece of her heart, and we became real friends during the trip. We saw, heard and tasted many interesting things thanks to our guide – one can’t count all. Now let me share a couple of words about an excellent driver and interesting communicator Arayik. Arayik jan, thank you very much! We felt in safe hands with you driving on the tough curvy mountain roads of Armenia. Due to the experience that Arayik had we had the chance to enjoy the views of mountains and serpent roads, as well as town and village roads, amazing beauty that surrounded us everywhere in Armenia. The exquisite sense of humor and good mood of Arayik also made our mood! Arayik deserves appreciation from the administration for the job he does as well! It is worth mentioning that the great atmosphere while travelling in the car was achieved by Armenian musicians of various times and styles. Every day the dinner was included in the tour timetable. And we can’t but mention that dinner is something special in Armenia. Never were we served the same dish for the second time. Everything was very tasty. The restaurants were of the highest quality – fresh fruits, foods, interesting and various dishes. Still, I want to mention the country restaurants in Areni and Sevan separately – just fantastic. And I almost forgot about the New Year Supper, which was included in the program, in a really interesting place called Kami Music Club. A beautiful evening with live music! It just left us speechless! And thanks to Barev Armenia for the extra bottle of wine on our New Year table free of charge. We visited different regions in Armenia during our trip. ..We will remember all of them forever. I won’t even attempt to describe the sights, because I can never do it as beautifully as Irina did, and you’d better come and experience yourself. Our group wants to come back to Armenia , and not just once. Many thanks to the company Barev Armenia and our friends Irina and Arayik in person! P.S. The parallel group, which was travelling simultaneously, was guided by Gor Karapetyan, and our friends describe him as a great guy and super guide!! Gor, warm hellos to you from our group!;)
Author : Lidiya Podolskaya, 10 January 2017, 06:00
New Year holidays in Armenia
I hurry to inform you I had a good vacation in Armenia. The flights were all according to the schedule. Everything was organized on a high level. We were welcomed and accompanied to the airport. The tour was very varied and full. We saw the whole country. We climbed up mountains, and crawled down in the caves, We saw the scope of Mount Ararat and by Lake Sevan. We also visited an international skiing resort. We celebrated New Year happily and in a luxurious restaurant. We made pottery from the clay ourselves. And we spent the last Christmas evening at a jazz club. We had an excellent guide – knowledgeable, caring and attentive. Our group consisted of lively people, and luckily, everyone was punctual. Happily, my worries about accommodation were in vain, since I shared my place with a woman from Piter . We spent our late evening with long conversations around tea till midnight. Thus, I am very pleased with my holiday. Thank you for making it happen.

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