Travelling to Armenia - Sightseeing tour to Armenia (7 days/6 nights)

 

Travelling to Armenia - Sightseeing tour to Armenia (7 days/6 nights)

Armenia is a country with a very ancient history and centuries-old traditions. During the travelling to Armenia, you will see a magical world, where the story gets even into wrinkles, where everyone has retained their unique identity.

We present you a 7-day sightseeing tour in Armenia. The fertile sightseeing tour program will provide you with an opportunity to learn more deeply about the country with the rich historical and cultural heritage during the travelling to Armenia. You will visit cultural and historical sites, which are now under UNESCO protection, enjoy the unique and original architecture of Armenia, see how the national bread – lavash is baked, taste Armenian national dishes of Armenian cuisine, and of course, get a lot of positive emotions. Travelling to Armenia is the way to feel the taste of life!

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It is possible there will not be anything interesting for you among our offers. So, we are ready to plan a sightseeing tour to Armenia with you for ANY NUMBER OF DAYS and places you want to visit.

 

Prices for travelling to Armenia (price per person, Half Board)

2 people4 people
6 people
8 people10 people10 people or more
839 USD
669 USD 599 USD 569 USD 539 USD on request

 

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The program of travelling to Armenia (7 days/6 nights)

 

Day 1


Airport - Yerevan City tour

Cascade Armenia tourism  Institute of Ancient Manuscripts named after St. Mesrop Mashtots  
 
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

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.

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


Yerevan - Khor Virap - Noravank - Tatev monastery - Yerevan
 
 
Armenian monastery of Khor Virap  Noravank monastery complex  Tatev monastery (IX-XIII centuries)
 

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.

Afterwards 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.
 
Lunch at a restaurant with tasting of national dishes.

Then we continue 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.

Return to Yerevan.

 

Day 4


Yerevan - Sevan - Dilijan - Haghartsin - Goshavank - Yerevan
 
pearl of Armenia - blue Sevan  Haghartsin Monastery  Goshavank - monastery complex
 

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


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

On this day the tour 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.

After 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 6


The Republic Square - Echmiadzin - Zvartnots - Brandy Factory
 
Yerevan – the Republic Square  Zvartnots temple  Yerevan Brandy Factory
 

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 Ecmiadzin - 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").

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 7


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!

 
 

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 for travelling to Armenia (price per person, Half Board)

2 people4 people
6 people
8 people10 people10 people or more
839 USD
669 USD 599 USD 569 USD 539 USD on request

 

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