Day 1: Yerevan
Yerevan is the capital of Armenia, located at the height of 900 to 1300 m. Being the center of culture and science, the city is identified to be the biggest city of the whole country. Here everyone is able to have a walk along its streets, and find out of the city to be placed in the north east of the Ararat plain. And all of the territory is made in the Caucasus Mountains. The history of the city is known to start from the 8th century BC. Then dinner is offered in the restaurant, where traditional music is playing. The first night in the country is offered in the hotel.
Day 2: Yerevan - Echmiadzin - Yerevan
Today guests are offered to have a tour along the capital of the country, as there are many sites to be seen by us. That is why we get to the observation deck of Victory Park. Little later, the museum under the open air, Cascade, is visited by us. Concerning the Opera and Ballet Theater and Sergei Parajanov Museum, they are visited by the vacationers this day. The other part of the day is made along Echmiadzin city. It is seen to be created in the ancient times. It is the popular place, of religious meaning, with such well-visited sites as the Church of St. Hripsime (7th century) and the Mother See Cathedral of St. Echmiadzin. Of course we need rest and for this the view of Machanents Creative Center is taken. The route then is made to the locality of works of the famous sculptor Kochar - Sasuntsi David. Obviously, we return back to Yerevan, and on the way there is a need to get to know the "Megerian Carpet" factory, with the carpets of 400 years old. Then guests have a walk along the city, seeing the Northern Avenue and the Republic Square, peculiar for unique singing fountains. Hotel is offered for night.
Day 3: Yerevan - Goris
Clearly, day begins with morning breakfast and the further trip to the Ararat valley, and the famous Khor Virap monastery. The religious site is known to be created in the times of the adoption of Christianity, in the 4th century. Then the region of winemaking is visited, and this is the Areni village. It seems to be popular for winemaking since September 2008, evidences of which are found in September 2008 in the cave. Then the visit of Noravank monastery is made. This is the creation of the 13th century. This is presented by the gorge of red stones. In Goris lunch is served, as well as here we have a walk and then night in the hotel.
Day 4: Goris - Yeghegis
Goris is the locality where we start from in order of getting to Zorats Karer (Karahunj). It is the truly historical location, at the height of 1770m. The territory is recognized for megalithic constructions. Karahunj is understood to be the observatory in the 6th millennium BC. There is the special place with the holes denoting the stars in the sky 7.5 thousand years ago. Having investigated this territory, the way is made to Tatev, the home of the longest cable car. It is placed along Vorotan gorge of 320m deep. We have lunch and get to see Yeghegis, where night is taken.
Day 5: Yeghegis - Sevan lake - Dilijan
The Selim Pass is located at the height of 2500m, the sights of which gain great beauty of surrounding. Then guests are taken to the tour along the Lake Sevan. It is a well-known lake as the treasure of Armenia. It is known as one of the highest lakes being at the altitude of 1900m, as well as being freshwater. The route goes to Ayrivank and Noradus Monasteries, then lunch in Tsaghkunk. But we would like to notice the Sevanavank Monastery. It is known as the monastery created in 874 by Princess Mariam. At the same time it is based at the peninsula, gaining the views of stunning landscapes of the mountains. The resort town of Dilijan is our next aim and we are lucky to show the territory of fresh air. Being here means to walk along the 19th century town. Hotel is prepared in the hotel.
Day 6: Dilijan - Gyumri
Be sure to have breakfast in the morning and then get to Lori region. It is the region being the home for the sites of UNESCO World Heritage List, Sanahin and Haghpat monasteries. The monasteries are identified as the greatest educational and cultural centers of the country. Being here we are ready to give the view of good forests, stone canyons of the Debed River. Notice small villages, and then get to local Kefoe restaurant for lunch. Gyumri is a cultural center of Armenia, as well as the second big city of the country. It is famous for the variety of religious locations, as five churches, Orthodox chapel and the most famed the Amenaprkich Church (Church of the Savior). In the hotel night is offered, and the Gvug gastro-yard is the place where dinner is served.
Day 7: Gyumri - Yerevan
Having had breakfast, we leave Gyumri and visit the Sev Berd, the Museum of Crafts and Frunzik Mkrtchyan. Far ahead lunch is taken in Cherkezi Dzor restaurant, with then driving to Mount Aragats, for passing the Saghmosavank Monastery (Psalm Monastery). The monastery is based at the Kasakh River gorge. Notice there is a special wall denoting the 1600th anniversary of alphabet establishing and it was placed in 2005. Night is spent in the hotel of Yerevan.
Day 8: Yerevan - Garni - Yerevan
We are cheerful to show more localities of Armenia, even if it is the last day of the tour, and today the way is made along canyon of the Azat River. The route is made to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the 13th century Geghard monastery. We walk along its territory and notice such places of Garni village as the Symphony of Stones and a pagan temple. The temple was created in the Hellenistic style, as well as the village being made in 77AD. Lunch after the excursion is offered in a local resident's house. As we return to the capital, it is better to visit the Yerevan Brandy Factory and ARARAT Museum. Night later is made in the hotel.
Day 9: Flight
Transfer to airport early in the morning.
Price per person:
02 pax - 2 330 $
04 pax - 1 700 $
06 pax - 1 490 $
08 pax - 1 375 $
10 pax - 1 300 $
Single - 390 $
- Full board
Yerevan - "Apricot" Hotel 4*
Goris - "Mirhav" Hotel 4*
Gyumri - "Grand Hotel" Hotel 4*
Dilijan - "Dilli Jaz" Hotel 4*
- Mineral water
- Shows as per program
- Entrance fees to museums
- Season: From April 15 to October 20
- PCR test
- Single rooms
- Medical insurance
- Visa and visa support