Armenia 7 April (25 Apr - 1 May 2022)

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Duration

7 Days

Tour type

Group

Before

17 persons

Location

Yerevan

Overview

Day 1.

Arrival in Yerevan. Transfer to the hotel.

2nd half of the day

Free time.

Day 2. (from 10:00 ~ to 16:00)

1st half of the day

Yerevan City Tour

The journey through the capital of Armenia, which recently celebrated its 2800th anniversary, will begin with its geographical center - Republic Square. After that, we will visit the station square, where one of the symbols of Yerevan is located - a monument to the hero of the medieval Armenian epic, the hero David Sasunsky.  Then, passing by the Ring Boulevard, we will go up to Victory Park, which offers a breathtaking panoramic view of the city and the biblical Ararat. Then we are going to walk along with the Yerevan Cascade - an open-air museum, then along the avenue named after the creator of the Armenian alphabet Mesrop Mashtots, we will see the Yerevan City Hall, the Sports and Concert Complex on Tsitsernakaberd Hill and finish the tour at the Theater Square near the National Academic Opera and Ballet Theater after A. Spendiaryan. Here is also Swan Lake and monuments to famous Armenian cultural representatives - composers Aram Khachaturian, Alexander Spendiaryan, Arno Babajanyan, poet and writer Hovhannes Tumanyan.

2nd half of the day | Lunch

Mother Cathedral of Holy Echmiadzin, St. Hripsime and St. Gayane Churches - Yerevan

In the very heart of Vagharshapat – one of the most significant cultural and religious centers of Armenia, like the Vatican in the center of Rome – the Holy Mother See of Etchmiadzin is located. It is not only the spiritual capital of the Armenians but also the first Christian church in the world! As you know, in 301 Armenia was the first in the world to proclaim Christianity as the state religion, and in the same year, the foundation stone of the future temple was laid during the reign of King Trdat III.

Day 3. (from 10:00 ~ to 17:00)

1st half of the day

Matenadaran Museum (the company reserves the right to postpone the tour)

The word "matenadaran" means "repository of manuscripts" in Armenian. The beginning of the creation of this collection dates back to the 5th century and is associated with the name of the creator of the father of Armenian writing Mesrop Mashtots. An avenue is named in his honor, at the end of which is the Matenadaran Museum, which is one of the largest repositories of manuscripts in the world and the largest repository of ancient Armenian manuscripts. The funds of this unique museum number more than 17 thousand ancient manuscripts and more than 100 thousand. ancient archival documents in Armenian, Russian, Hebrew, Latin, Arabic, Syriac, Greek, Georgian, Indian, Japanese, Persian, and other languages.

2nd half of the day | Lunch

Garni Fortress - Geghard Monastery - Yerevan

We recommend going across time and space, from paganism to Christianity, from the pagan temple of the Sun God in the first century to the "cave monastery" Geghardavank, whose name originates from Longinus' spear. The Roman centurion pierced the corpse of Jesus Christ on the Cross with this spear, and the Apostle Thaddeus transported its point to Armenia, along with many other relics. This shrine was once kept in the Geghard monastery complex (which means "spear" in Armenian), but currently, it is kept at the Etchmiadzin museum.

Day 4. (from 10:00 ~ to 18:00)

1st half of the day

Yerevan - Lake Sevan - Sevanavanq

The pearl of Armenia - Lake Sevan! Coming to Armenia and not visiting Sevan, not admiring its enchanting beauty, not visiting the churches on the top of the Sevan peninsula, not swimming (or, if it's not the season, at least washing with lake water), not tasting Sevan fish cooked over coals and crayfish kebab made from crayfish necks is at least criminal. It is worth noting that this is the largest lake in the Caucasus, as well as one of the largest high-altitude fresh lakes on Earth, second only to Lake Titicaca in terms of freshwater resources.

2nd half of the day | Lunch

Dilijan - Goshavank Monastery - Haghartsin Monastery - Yerevan

This city is truly legendary. Tens of millions of people who have watched the film "Mimino", beloved by several generations, have heard about it, and of course, everyone is also aware of the water, which, according to the hero of the picture performed by the great Frunzik Mkrtchyan, ranks second in the world. Dilijan has long been a favorite resort, a place of rest, residence and inspiration for artists, musicians and other creators. And this is not surprising – the most picturesque city, surrounded by wooded mountains, is located on the territory of the reserve and has the status of a national park. People go to Dilijan at any time of the year to enjoy the beauty of the "local Switzerland", explore the masterpieces of medieval Armenian architecture located nearby and, of course, improve their health with the purest air and healing mineral water. The hundred-kilometer road from Yerevan through Sevan generously rewards travelers with a variety of views, observation of the change of climatic zones, and, of course, the famous Dilijan serpentine. At the end of the XII century, in the gorge of the Aghstev River, surrounded by oak forests, an outstanding thinker, the author of the first law book Mkhitar Gosh founded the monastery of Nor Getik. After the death of Gosha, during the XIII century, the monastery complex was completed and named in his honor – Goshavank. The compact monastery complex, consisting of three churches, chapels, a book depository and the ruined crypt of Mkhitar Gosh, is now very popular and loved by visitors and pilgrims. It should be noted separately that there is also a unique khachkar (cross-stone) of the famous master Pavgos – the finest "lace" work (1291), rightfully considered the most beautiful khachkar in Armenia.

Day 5. (from 10:00 ~ to 19:00)

1st half of the day

Yerevan - Khor Virap Monastery

It is no coincidence that the monastery of Khor Virap ("Deep Dungeon") is considered the most sacred place in Armenia – after all, it was in the prison here that Gregory the Illuminator, who later baptized our country, languished for 14 years. It was here that by the power of faith, by the power of his prayer, he was able to resist death, and then gave Armenia a "new life" - this is how the adoption of Christianity as the state religion will be called after 301. Separately, it's worth noting that a beautiful view opens from Khor Virap: this is the closest point from the symbol of Armenia, the biblical Mount Ararat - only 7 km!.

2nd half of the day | Lunch

Areni Winery - Noravank Monastery - Goris (Overnight in Goris)

Red rocks, the picturesque Amagu gorge, and the unique Noravank monastery complex on the top of the mountain, stunning, right? The bas-relief of one of the churches depicts God the Father himself! With His right hand, He blesses the Crucifixion, and with His left He holds Adam's head with a dove hovering over it, symbolizing the Holy Spirit. Panoramic photos taken from a bird's-eye view will remind you of this exciting journey for a long time.

Day 6. (from 10:00 ~ to 20:00)

1st half of the day

Goris - Tatev Monastery, "Wings of Tatev" Ropeway

When talented craftsmen live on such a beautiful land, it turns out such a miracle as the Tatev Monastery - an example of the harmony of nature and architecture, the manifestation of spirit and thought. Tatevivank, a monastery complex of the IX-XIII centuries, located on the steep cliffs of the Vorotan River gorge, was once the largest center of philosophical and scientific thought in medieval Armenia. Not so long ago, the National Geographic magazine included the Tatev Monastery in the list of the 10 most picturesque tourist places in the world. A special pleasure is a flight to the monastery on the Wings of Tatev, the world's longest reversible cable car stretched over the gorge and hills at an altitude of 320 m: 12 minutes of contemplation of the dizzying landscapes of this part of Syunik.

2nd half of the day | Lunch

Karahunj - Yerevan

The Karahunj megalithic complex is perhaps the most mysterious place in Armenia. It also has a second name – Zorats Karer ("stones of the host"). There are several hundred huge basalt stones standing like guards on 4 hectares of a high-altitude plateau in a certain order, some of which have round through holes in the upper part. Is it a settlement with a necropolis, the history of which begins with the XIX century BC? Or the world's oldest, 7000-year-old observatory? After all, some researchers insist that Karaunj is the elder brother of Stonehenge, and holes in the stones were made to observe the heavenly bodies. Perhaps you will be able to find the answer to this question by visiting a truly unique historical and cultural reserve? Who knows…

Day 7. (from 10:00 ~ to 11:30)

1st half of the day

Yerevan Brandy Factory (the company reserves the right to postpone the tour)

Plunge into the holiest of holies of the Armenian brandy industry, try several types of truly noble drink, be initiated into the craft's secrets, meet with angels in the heart of Yerevan, and learn a lot of interesting things – about the secret connection between Stalin and Churchill, how kosher cognac is made, the rebirth of the Erivan fortress, nominal barrels, toasts, and much more – you will never be able to if you miss an excursion.  Do you enjoy French cuisine with chocolate? In Russian, with a squeeze of lemon? Or, as the Armenians would say, with cold delicious peaches? But keep in mind what Maxim Gorky said: "It's probably a lot simpler to climb Mount Ararat than it is to ascend from the Ararat plant's cellars."

2nd half of the day

Free time

We recommend visiting Vernissage and Central Market.

Transfer to the airport.

The price includes

Meeting (With a sign "YEREVAN TRAVEL")
Airport – Hotel – Airport Transfers
Hotel accommodation 3*
Breakfast, Lunch
Comfortable transport with a driver
All specified excursions
Russian-speaking accompanying Guide
Tickets to the specified museums and cultural centers
Tourist map of Armenia
"Armenia Tourism" Magazine
Air Tickets
Medical insurance

Itinerary

Service

Wi-Fi in transport
Tourist support
Refund if canceled
Meet at your hotel

Car

> 18 people Mercedes Sprinter

Available

April

FAQs

Are the tickets included in the price?
Mostly the tours are without air tickets, but we are always ready to help you with the purchase of air tickets or you can buy them by yourself.
Which flight should I buy tickets for?
Buy tickets for any flight, just tell us the arrival time and flight number and we will meet you at the airport.
Do I need a foreign passport?
When visiting Armenia, a foreign passport is not required, but if a child under 14 years old who does not yet have a passport of a citizen of the Russian Federation is flying with you, then you must have a foreign passport with you.
How to choose a tour?
You can choose any tour you like on our website and arrange it online. And if you didn't find what you were looking for, call or leave a request and we will make a program for you based on your wishes.

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