Armenia tour package - Classic tour (10 days/9 nights)

 

Armenia tour package (10 days/9 nights) 

 

Armenia, Armenia, Armenia ... A country that steals the hearts of anyone who has been there once. Because it is impossible not to submit to the beauty of the nature, taste of Armenian cuisine and hospitality of its inhabitants.

If you have not decided yet how to spend your holiday, this Armenia tour package is just for you! The itinerary gives you opportunity to discover the country: traditions, lots of interesting historic facts, visit the most important historic, cultural and religious centers, communicate with local people. If you choose this Armenia tour package, you will get a lot of new experiences. Spend your vacation exploring historical cities and tasting delicious local cuisine with the best Armenia tour package to this divine country. This tour is filled with warmth and brightness, so make your choice in favor of our country.

 

Prices on Armenia tour package (price per person, Half Board)

2 people4 people
6 people
8 people10 people10 people or more
979 USD
959 USD 789 USD 749 USD 719 USD on request

 

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Program of Armenia tour package (10 days/9 nights)

 

Day 1


Airport - Yerevan City tour

Cafesjian Center of Arts  Institute of Ancient Manuscripts  Tsitsernakaberd memorial complex
 
The tour in Armenia will start with a sightseeing tour in Yerevan. After breakfast we visit the Institute of Ancient Manuscripts - Matenadaran named after St. Mesrop Mashtots. The most ancient manuscripts are dated back to the 5th century AD and are associated with Mesrop Mashtots, who invented the Armenian alphabet.
 
We shall then proceed to the Cascade. It is a 500-meter high staircase (522 steps) from tuff, with fountains and flower beds, as well as an open air museum, which presents about 30 sculptures by famous masters. Inside the complex Cafesjian Center of Arts is located on 5 tiers.
 
We visit the Tsitsernakaberd memorial complex, dedicated to the victims of the Armenian Genocide of 1915, and the Genocide Museum.

Dinner at a restaurant with tasting of national dishes.
 

Day 2


Yerevan - Garni - Geghard - Yerevan

Museum of History of Yerevan  temple of Garni  Gegard monastery complex (IV century)
 

After breakfast, we go on an excursion in the Yerevan History Museum, which is located in the building of City Hall. The museum's collection consists of more than 87 thousand exhibits. The main exhibit is a copy of the cuneiform stone from the fortress of Erebuni, which states that in 782 BC the king of Urartu Argishti I founded a fortress city here.

Afterwards we visit the pagan temple of Garni, built in the I century by Armenian king Trdat I and dedicated to the god of sun Mihr. According to history, the temple was built on the money of the Roman Emperor Nero. Azat River gorge is famous for its basaltic pillars - the result of a volcanic lava flow.

Afterwards we visit the natural monument "Symphony of Stones" or "Basalt Organ". If you look at the valley from a distance, the rocks look like a giant organ. Amazingly strange correct forms of basalt columns catches the eye and causes great delight.

Next stop is Geghard monastery complex (IV century), which is included in the list of World Cultural Heritage by the UNESCO. Its full name is Geghardavank, literally it is translated as "Monastery of the spear." The name of the monastery complex comes from Christ Spear (Spear of Longinus), which the Roman soldier Longinus thrust in Jesus Christ. The spear is now kept in the treasury of Echmiadzin Cathedral.

Back to Yerevan.

Dinner at a restaurant with tasting of national dishes.

 

Day 3


The Republic Square - Echmiadzin - Zvartnots - Brandy Factory
 
Republic Square - Armenia  Zvartnots temple  Yerevan Brandy Factory - tasting  cognac
 

After breakfast, we visit the center of Yerevan – the Republic Square. The area is famous for its monumental architecture in a deeply traditional style. All the buildings on the Republic Square are made of tufa, and the lower parts are made of basalt. Building facades are faced with felsic tuff of white and pink colors. Here is the country's main museum - the History Museum of Armenia. The museum has collected about 400,000 exhibits. The museum exposition is divided into several departments: archaeological, ethnographic, numismatic department, historic architecture department, the Department of Modern and Contemporary history of Armenia.

Next we visit the city of Echmiadzin - the center of the Armenian Apostolic Church, where the residence of the Catholicos is located. We will visit Echmiadzin Cathedral (301-483 AD), which is included in the UNESCO World Heritage list.

We visit the ruins of Zvartnots temple, which was destroyed in the earthquake. In 2000, the ruins of the temple and the archaeological area around it are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

We continue our tour in Armenia and visit Yerevan Brandy Factory, where we have a fascinating tour with tasting of 2 types of brandies (a three-year "Ararat" and a ten-year "Akhtamar").

Dinner at a restaurant with tasting of national dishes.

 

Day 4


Yerevan - Khor Virap - Noravank - Khndzoresk - Goris
 
 
 monastery of Khor Virap  Noravank monastery complex  Khndzoresk - "cave city" 
 

After breakfast, we go to the Armenian monastery of Khor Virap, situated at the foot of Mount Ararat, near the border with Turkey. It is a place of pilgrimage, which is connected with the legend of Grigor Lusavorich (Grigor the Illuminator). According to church tradition, Gregory was imprisoned on the orders of King Trdat III, caught in that he professes Christianity, and was held there for 13 years. Those interested can go down to the prison, which has a depth of 6 m and a diameter of 4.4 m.

Right in front of you, very, very close and in all its beauty you will see the symbol of Armenia - Mount Ararat.

Next we go Noravank monastery complex, built in XIII-XIV centuries, which is located  1.5 kilometers east to the village of Areni. The complex is located on a narrow ledge winding gorge tributary of the Arpa River. The gorge is famous for its steep red cliffs, towering behind the monastery.

Afterwards we visit a village in the eastern part of the Syunik region of Armenia - Khndzoresk. The main attraction of the city is the "cave city".  Here people lived in the caves until 1958. In 2012 there was built "Hanging Bridge" over the gorge that connects the two banks of the old village Khndzoresk. The height of the bridge is 60 meters and its length is 100 metres.

Dinner at a restaurant with tasting of national dishes.

Overnight stay in the city of Goris.

 

Day 5


Ropeway "Tatever" - Tatev Monastery - Karahunj - Sevan - Dilijan
 
  Tatev monastery (IX-XIII centuries)  Karahunj  Lake Sevan
 

The day begins with a visit the journey to the Tatev monastery (IX-XIII centuries), which is located on the edge of a gigantic canyon. Tatev was one of the most famous spiritual and educational centers of the Middle Ages. The complex can be called one of the most noteworthy places on earth. The ropeway "Wings of Tatev" (the longest ropeway in the world - 5752 m, ranked in the Guinness Book of Records) will carry us over the beautiful Vorotan gorge directly to Tatev monastery.

Then we visit the prehistoric complex Karahunj (Zorats Karer), located at an altitude of 1770m, which is also called "Armenian Stonehenge". The complex consists of lots of large standing stones, some of which have circular openings in thier upper part. Karahunj is considered to be one of the oldest observatories in the world.

Afterwards we continue the tour in Armenia to lake Sevan. Lake Sevan is a freshwater lake in the Armenian highlands. It is the largest lake in the Caucasus. It is guaranteed as the largest source of fresh water in the region.

We also visit  Sevanavank - a monastery in the north-west coast of the lake. The monastery is located on Sevan peninsula, which was previously a small island.

Afterwards we visit Tavush Province of Armenia – a small town-resort of Dilijan, located on the picturesque banks of the river Aghstev.

Hotel accommodation.

Dinner at a restaurant with tasting of national dishes.
 

Day 6


Dilijan - Haghartsin - Goshavank - Makaravank - Ijevan wine factory
 
  Haghartsin Monastery  Goshavank (XII-XIII c)  Makaravank monastery
 

After breakfast, we go to the Haghartsin Monastery, which was built in the X-XIII centuries, mostly under the auspices of the Bagratuni Dynasty.

Next, we go to the village Gosh, where the monastic complex of Goshavank (XII-XIII c.) is situated. Goshavank is one of the cultural, educational and religious centers of medieval Armenia. The sources referred to it as a seminary, university, and so on.

Afterwards we continue getting acquaintance with Armenia and we visit the town of Ijevan. To the west of the village of Achajur, on a hillside of mount Paytatap, Makaravank monastery is located. The complex consists of the main church, the porch and the two oldest churches. The oldest church dates back to VII century, and the main buildings date back to XII-XIII centuries. The monastery complex Makaravank occupies an important place in the Armenian architecture. The churches of the monastery were built of dark pink andesite and red tufa.

On the way back we have an excursion to the Ijevan winery, built in 1951. The plant is located between the rivers Aghstev and Spitak յur. Being located on the north-eastern part of Armenia, his organic vineyards have favorable climatic conditions for the growth of European grapes. Ijevan winery is one of the leaders in the export of Armenian wines and brandy. And, of course, after the tour we will taste Armenian wines.

Dinner at a restaurant with tasting of national dishes.

 

Day 7


Sanahin - Mikoyan Brothers Museum - Haghpat - Yerevan
 
Sanahin  Mikoyan Brothers  (Anastas and Artem) Museum  Haghpat monastery
 

The morning begins with a trip to Lori region of Armenia. We visit the village of Sanahin, where the monument of Armenian architecture, the church complex of X-XIII centuries is located. Since 1996 Sanahin monastery has been included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Mikoyan Brothers  (Anastas and Artyom) Museum is also situated in the village of Sanahin. Anastas Mikoyan was a prominent politician of the Soviet era, for many years he was on the top of the Soviet regime. Artyom Mikoyan was a famous Soviet aircraft designer, head of the "Design Bureau Mikoyan." Artyom Mikoyan together with Mikhail Gurevich created a series of fighter aircraft MiG (Mikoyan and Gurevich). The first MiGs (MiG-1 and MiG-3) took part in the Great Patriotic War, the first jet aircraft MiG-9 was created after the war.

We continue the trip and visit Haghpat monastery, which is located on the south-eastern part of the village Haghpat. It was founded in 976 during the reign of Ashot Bagratuni. Haghpat was one of the most important spiritual and cultural centers. In 1996 it was included in the UNESCO World Heritage list.

Return to Yerevan.

Hotel accommodation.

Dinner at a restaurant with tasting of national dishes.

 

Day 8


Free day
 
 

Day 9


Yerevan - Saghmosavank - Fortress of Amberd - Observatory -  Yerevan
 
 Saghmosavank (XII-XIII c.)  fortress of Amberd (Fortress of clouds, VII-XIII century) Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory
 

On this day the tour in Armenia starts with a visit to the Saghmosavank (XII-XIII c.). The monastery is located on the right bank of the picturesque gorge of the Kasagh River, opposite the mountain Arailer (2600m.). These monasteries provide us with an opportunity to feel the power and the antiquity of Armenian architecture.

There will be a stop at Square of alphabet. This is a monument to the Armenian alphabet, which consists of 39 letters of the Armenian alphabet. There are also monuments to Mesrop Mashtots and his disciples.

Then we continue our trip to the fortress of Amberd (Fortress of clouds, VII-XIII century), which is located on the southern slope of  mount Aragats, at an altitude of 2300 m. above the sea level.

We continue getting acquainted with Armenia. We visit the village of Byurakan (Ten Thousand Springs), where the world famous Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory, founded in 1946 by Academician Viktor Hambardzumyan, is situated.

Back to Yerevan.

Dinner at a restaurant with the tasting of national dishes.

 

Day 10


Parajanov Museum - Vernissage - Central Market
 
Sergey Parajanov Museum  Vernissage - the market of folk art products  Dried fruits Armenia
 

We will visit the Sergei Parajanov Museum. Sergei Parajanov is a great film director, who created a new language of cinema, an artist, whose art has no analogues in the world of art. Fellini said: "His contribution to world cinema is primarily in the fact that he created a unique cinematic language. Parajanov's films’ world is a magical combination of color, plastics, music and words. In his films there are an encyclopedic knowledge of Eastern culture and art, a riot of fantasy ... ".

Next we visit the Vernissage - the market of folk art products. Here you will find hand-made chess and backgammon made of wood, ceramic pots, made in national style, handmade ornaments, traditional musical instruments, silverware, paintings and many more things.

A visit to the central market in YerevanDried fruits - a national treasure and the usual accompaniment to cognac. In Armenia, it seems, they can make them of anything you wish. Including watermelon, cantaloupe and even tomatoes!

Free evening.

A farewell dinner at a restaurant with tasting the national dishes.

Return to the hotel, check out from the hotel and transfer to the airport.

 

Armenia is a country to fall in love with!

Матенадаран

Институт древних рукописей имени св. Месропа Маштоца

Большой Каскад

500-метровая лестница (522 ступеньки) из туфа с фонтанами

Цицернакаберд

Мемориальный комплекс, посвященный жертвам Геноцида армян 1915

Музей Геноцида

Почти 1,5 млн армян было уничтожено в Османской Турции

Музей истории Еревана

Коллекция музея составляет более 87 тысяч экспонатов.

Гарни

Языческий храм Гарни, построенный в 1 веке армянским царем Трдатом I

Симфония камней

Если смотреть на ущелье издалека, то скалы похожи на гигантский орган

Гегард

Монастырский комплекс, внесенный ЮНЕСКО в список объектов Всемирного культурного наследия

Площадь Республики

Площадь знаменита своей монументальной архитектурой

Музей Истории Армении

В фондах музея собрано около 400000 экспонатов

Эчмиадзинский кафедральный собор

Входит в список Всемирного наследия ЮНЕСКО

Копье Лонгина (Копье Судьбы, Копье Христа)

Копье хранится в сокровищнице кафедрального собора

Храм Звартноц

Разрушен в результaте землетрясения

Коньячный завод АрАрАт

Увлекательная экскурсия с дегустацией 2-х видов коньяка

Монастырь Хор Вирап

Григорий Просветитель провел в заточении 13 лет

Темница

Темница имеет глубину 6 м и диаметр 4,4 м

Древнейшая в мире винодельня

Производили вино более шести тысяч лет назад

Древнейшая в мире обувь

Древняя в мире обувь в возрасте более 5500 лет.

Винный завод "Арени"

Аренийский винный завод основан в 1994 году.

Монастырский комплекс Нораванк

омплекс находится на уступе узкого извилистого ущелья притока реки Арпа.

Караундж (Зорац Карер)

Комплекс, расположенный на высоте 1770м, также называют «Армянским Стоунхенджем»

Хндзореск

В пещерах жили люди до 1958 года.

Монастырский комплекс Татев

Комплекс можно назвать одним из самых достопримечательный мест на земле

Канатная дорога «Крылья Татева»

Самая длинная канатная дорога в мире- 5752 м, попавшая в Книгу рекордов Гиннесса

Озеро Севан

Пресноводное озеро Армянского нагорья

Монастырь Агарцин

Был построен в X—XIII веках

Монастырский комплекс Гошаванк

В источниках упоминается как семинария, университет...

Монастырь Макараванк

Церкви монастыря построены из темнорозового андезита и красного туфа

Монастырь Санаин

Памятник армянской архитектуры, церковный комплекс X-XIII веков.

Музей братьев Микоян

Артем Микоян - известный советский авиаконструктор

Монастыр Ахпат

В 1996 году включен в список объектов Всемирного наследия ЮНЕСКО

Монастырь Ованаванк

Расположен на правом берегу живописного ущелья реки Касах

Памятник армянскому алфавиту

Все буквы и статуи сделаны из туфа.

Монастырь Сагмосаванк

Монастырь Сагмосаванк славился хранилищем манускриптов.

Крепость Амберд

Расположена на высоте 2300 метров над уровнем моря.

Бюраканская астрофизическая обсерватория

Расположена на южном склоне горы Арагац на высоте 1490 м

Место захоронения Месропа Маштоца

В 405 году создал армянский алфавит

Монастырский комплекс Кечарис

На территории находится небольшая часовня-усыпальница основателя монастыря Григора Магистроса Пахлавуни.

Чудо-пещера

Жителю села пришло видение, что ему предстоит самостоятельно построить некий храм под своим домом

Ковровый завод Мергерян

Ереванский филиал завода был открыт в 1990-х

Музей Параджанова

Великий режиссер, создавший новый язык кино, художник, искусство которого не имеет аналогов в мировом искусстве.

Вернисаж

Рынок изделий народного творчества

Центральный рынок Еревана

Можно купить не только свежайшие овощи, фрукты, зелень, но и восточные сладости

 
 

Attention!

The time and  the order of the excursions declared in the program are subject to change. The excursion program of the first and the last days will depend on your arrival and departure time, and the days of the week. Please note that Monday is a day off in Armenia's museums.

Tour price includes:
  • airport-hotel-airport transfers;
  • accommodation in a 3* hotel;
  • breakfast in the hotel and dinner at various Armenian restaurants;
  • comfortable transport service;
  • accompanying guide service throughout the tour;
  • entrance tickets to the historical and cultural centers;
  • tasting of Armenian Brandy (Cognac);
  • 2 bottles of spring water in the transportation;
  • tourist support service over the phone.

 

Tour price does not include:

  • airline tickets;
  • an entry visa (if required);
  • alcoholic beverages (other than those specified in the tour program);
  • medical insurance.

 

Notes:

  • If you wish you can choose any other hotel in Armenia. Also possible to stay at a hostel or private flat (you should arrange that with the manager). The price of the tour will be reconsidered.
  • children under 5 years old - free;
  • children from 6 to 10 years - 50% discount when placed on extra bed.

 

Prices on Armenia tour package (price per person, Half Board)

2 people4 people
6 people
8 people10 people10 people or more
979 USD
959 USD 789 USD 749 USD 719 USD on request

 

 

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