This holiday package will undoubtedly exceed your expectations and provide with unforgettable emotional charge. You will enjoy the delights of local cuisine and taste Armenian wines and cognac to the sounds of Armenian duduk; Visit one of the oldest churches in the world; Take a photo on the impressive background of the biblical mountain Ararat. Visit sites included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Enjoy the hospitality of the Armenians; Fall in love with the evening Yerevan under the notes of jazz.
Day 1: Arrival – Sightseeing city tour in Yerevan
Arrival at the Zvartnots International airport in Yerevan, greeting and transfer to the hotel. After the check-in and a little rest time, the introduction with Armenia begins with a sightseeing city tour in Yerevan. First we visit the Erebuni fortress (782 B.C.) and the local museum. Then, the coach tour will continue with stops at the Davit of Sasun monument, Tsitsernakabert memorial, which is dedicated to the victims of the Armenian Genocide, Victory Park and Mother of Armenia statue that offers a great view of the capital. Last stop - the Opera house and Cascade complex with an open-air art center and cafes, which is the perfect place to grasp what is special about Yerevan.
Day 2: Khor Virap – Areni - Noravank – Tatev - Goris
After the breakfast at the hotel, the tour in the southern Armenia begins with the first stop at the Khor Virap ancient monastery, which is also the closest point to the biblical Mount Ararat and offers a magnificent view. The trip continues towards Areni, where you can taste local wines traditional cuisine, while the cave with excavations of the oldest winery in the world in located nearby. Next is the masterpiece of medieval Armenian architecture - the Noravank monastery, which is surrounded by picturesque red cliffs. From here the ride goes on, reaching the Guinness record-breaker ropeway wings of Tatev (longest in the world and 350m above the gorge) that takes you to Tatev monastery complex located high in the mountains. Then, you have a short drive to the nearby town of Goris and overnight.
Day 3: Goris – Qarahunj – Noratus – Sevan - Yerevan
Breakfast at the hotel is followed by a drive to the ancient observatory called Qarahunj (Armenian Stonehange). From here, the trip continues through the Selim Pass towards Noratus, the largest graveyard of khachkars. Next, you can taste local fish and famous crayfish kebabs by the Lake Sevan, which is the largest water body in the Caucasus. We return to Yerevan in the evening.
Day 4: Garni – Geghard – Ararat brandy factory – Free time in Yerevan
After the breakfast at the hotel, we visit the 2000 years old Temple of Garni and Geghard monastery complex, which is an exemplary architectural monument carved into the rock. Both sights are located not far from Yerevan. This is followed by a lavash-making master class and opportunity to taste healthy local food. Later, in Yerevan, we have an excursion in the Ararat Brandy factory with tasting of two types of famous local brandy. After that, you enjoy the free time in Yerevan with an evening walk, attending one of the local jazz clubs of cafes.
Day 5: Etchmiadzin – Zvartnots – Airport
The last day starts with a visit to the one of the oldest churches in the world and the religious center of all Armenians – St. Etchmidzin (4th c.) after the breakfast. We also attend the Etchmiadzin museum and drive to the ruins of Zvartnots, another UNESCO world heritage site. Here the tour ends with transfer to the airport and departure.
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