Cheap tour is the dream of every tourist. We present you our five-day budgetary trip in Armenia. If you want to spend a full day of sightseeing in Armenia, then these tours are designed special for you. These cheap tours in Armenia will be ideal especially for those who are mostly interested in the country’s history and culture, rather than in luxurious conditions of recreation.
You will have the most intense program of cheap tours in Armenia. During these cheap tours in Armenia you will visit the sights of Armenia, cultural and historical centers, as well as taste the national treasure - Armenian cognac.
We draw your attention to the fact that everything that is described in the tour program is included in the price.ExploreArmenia.am
The program of the cheap tours in Armenia (5 days/ 4 nights)
Day 1 - Airport - A walk in Yerevan
The tour in Armenia will start with a sightseeing tour in Yerevan. 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.
Day 2 - Yerevan - Garni - Geghard - Yerevan
After breakfast, we go on an excursion in the Museum of History of Yerevan, 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 threasury of Echmiadzin Cathedral.
Back to Yerevan.
If you wish (for extra payment) we will visit Yerevan Brandy Factory, where we have a fascinating tour with tasting of 2 types of brandies (a three-year old "Ararat" and a ten-year old "Akhtamar").
We visit the Tsitsernakaberd memorial complex, dedicated to the victims of the Armenian Genocide of 1915, and the Genocide Museum.
Day 3 - Yerevan - Khor Virap - Noravank - Yerevan
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 13years. 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.
After 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.
Day 4 - Yerevan - Sevan - Dilijan - Haghartsin - Goshavank - Yerevan
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 region of Armenia – to a small town-resort 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.
Day 5 - The Republic Square - Echmiadzin - Zvartnots - Airport
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 St. Echmiadzin - the center of the Armenian Apostolic Church, where the residence of the Catholicos is located. We will visit Echmiadzin
Cathedral (301-483), 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.
Transfer to the airport.
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- airport-hotel-airport transfers;
- accommodation in a 3* hotel
- comfortable transport service;
- accompanying guide service throughout the tour;
- entrance tickets to the historical and cultural centers;
- tourist support service over the phone.
Tour price does not include:
- airline tickets;
- an entry visa (if required);
- alcoholic beverages;
- medical insurance.
- 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.
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