Vacation in Armenia - Classic tour (5 days/4 nights)

 Vacation in Armenia (5 days/4 nights)

 

If you have only 5 days and you plan to spend your vacation in Armenia, choose a program of classical tour to Armenia. During the vacation in Armenia you will get acquainted with the sights of Armenia, visit cultural and historical centers, see how our national bread - lavash is baked, taste the dishes of Armenian national cuisine and the national treasure - Armenian cognac.

You will not regret spending your vacation in Armenia - very attractive and hospitable country and who knows, maybe you will come again and again.

 

Prices on tour for vacation in Armenia (price per person, Half Board) 

2 people4 people
6 people
8 people10 people10 people or more
559 USD
469 USD 409 USD 399 USD 379 USD on request

 

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We draw your attention to the fact that everything that is described in the tour program is included in the price.ExploreArmenia.am

Classical tour program for vacation in Armenia (5 days/ 4 nights)

 

Day 1


Airport - Yerevan City tour
 
Cascade  Institute of Ancient Manuscripts  Yerevan City tour
 
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.

Dinner at a restaurant with tasting of national dishes.
 
 

Day 2


Yerevan - Garni - Geghard - Yerevan
 
Музей Истории Еревана  Языческий храм Гарни  Монастырь Гегард

 

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.

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.

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").

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 3


Yerevan - Khor Virap - Areni - Noravank - Yerevan
 
Монастырь Хор Вирап  Монастырский комплекс Нораванк  Винный завод "Арени"

 

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.

Then we continue our way to the village of Areni in Vayots Dzor region of Armenia. Village of Areni is famous for its wines till now. Every year in October the annual festival of wines takes place there.

Then 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.

Return to Yerevan.

Dinner at a restaurant with tasting of national dishes.

 

Day 4


Yerevan - Sevan - Dilijan - Haghartsin - Goshavank - Yerevan
 
Озеро Севан  Монастырь Агарцин  Монастырский комплекс Гошаванк

 

After breakfast, we continue the tour to the pearl of Armenia - blue Sevan. Lake Sevan is a freshwater lake in the Armenian highlands. It is the largest lake in the Caucasus. It is guaranteed to be the largest source of fresh water in the region.

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

We continue our tour to Tavush Province of Armenia – to a small town-resort of Dilijan, located on the picturesque banks of the river Aghstev.

The next stop will be Haghartsin Monastery, which was built in the X-XIII centuries, mostly under the auspices of the Bagratuni Dynasty. We will also visit Goshavank - monastery complex, built in XII-XIII centuries in the village of Gosh in Armenia. Goshavank is  the cultural, educational and religious center of medieval Armenia. The sources referred to it as a seminary, university, and so on.

Return to Yerevan.

Dinner at a restaurant with tasting of national dishes.
 
 

Day 5


The Republic Square - Echmiadzin - Zvartnots 
 
Площадь знаменита своей монументальной архитектурой  Храм Звартноц  

 

After breakfast, we visit 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.

A farewell dinner at a restaurant with tasting of 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!

 
 

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 tour for vacation in Armenia (price per person, Half Board) 

2 people4 people
6 people
8 people10 people10 people or more
559 USD
469 USD 409 USD 399 USD 379 USD on request

 

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