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Armenia (4 nights, 5 days)
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Armenia (4 nights, 5 days)

Day 1

Meeting at the Zvartnots airport with English – speaking guide.

Transfer to the hotel. City tour.

Dinner at the Armenian national restaurant.

Overnight in hotel.

Day 2

A trip to the cave monastery Geghard (Monastery of the Lance, XII-XIII cc.), where for many centuries was kept the spear that, according to the legend, pierced the side of crucified Jesus (UNESCO World Heritage Sites).

Lunch in a peasant’s house in the village of Garni, where you can watch and take part in, the process of making of lavash. Visit to the pagan temple (I c.), dedicated to the god of sun – Mithra.

A trip to Tsaghkadzor. Visit to Kecharis monastery and Tsaghkadzor ropeway.

Kecharis is a medieval Armenian monastic complex dating back to the 11th to 13th centuries.

Return to Yerevan. Overnight in hotel.

Day 3

A trip to the blue pearl of Armenia – Sevan Lake (1900m). Fish lunch. Visit to the Monastery Sevanavank (IX c.). Initially the monastery was built at the southern shore of a small island. After the artificial draining of Lake Sevan, which started in the era of Josep Stalin, the water level fell about 20 meters, and the island transformed into a peninsula.

A trip through Dilijan to Haghartsin and Goshavank.

Visiting the “Queen of Forests” – Haghartsin Monastery, history of which goes back to 13th century.

Goshavank was built in 1188, adjacent to Getik monastery that was ruined during an earthquake. Built by Mkhitar Gosh it was firstly named Nor Getik (New Getik), while after his death, in 1213, it was named Goshavank, after Mkhitar Gosh.

Returning to Dilijan and walking through the center of the old town, visiting souvenirs shops and artisan – stores. Dinner at the restaurant.

Return to Yerevan. Overnight in hotel.

Day 4

A trip to the ancient capital city of Armenia, Echmiadzin (Vagharshapat). Visit to the Cathedral of Holy Echmiadzin (303 AD). Echmiadzin Cathedral is the mother church of the Armenian Apostolic Church.

Visit to the Zvartnots Temple. Located 5 km from Echmiadzin, is one of the brightest landmarks of medieval Armenian architecture – the magnificent Temple constructed in the 7th century. Together with churches in Echmiadzin, Zvartnots was added to the UNESCO World Heritage in 2000.

A visit to the Institute of Ancient Manuscripts – Matenadaran. Matenadaran or the so – called Mesrop Mashtots Institute of Ancient Manuscripts is the pride of Armenian Culture, rich in historical resonance and inspiration that never fails to dazzle both locals and international travelers. The Armenian Culture would be much poorer without this museum.

A visit to the Yerevan Vernissage. Yerevan Vernissage is a large open – air market in Yerevan. There you can find carved wood and art works, traditional carpets, old collections of coins and medallions, books, jewelry, musical instruments, souvenirs, electronics and even pets.

A visit to the Yerevan Brandy Company. ArArAt has preserved the traditions of the legendary brandy manufacturing since 1887 when a merchant named Nerses Tairyan built the first wine and brandy factory in Yerevan. In 1899 the company was acquired by a Russian industrial company “Shustar and Sons”. At the beginning of the 20th century the company “Shustar and Sons” acquired the status of Armenian brand supplier to the court of His Imperial Majesty Nicholas II.

Day 5

Transfer to the airport. Departure from Yerevan

 

The price includes:

  • Transfer airport – hotel – airport
  • Accommodation in hotel
  • Meals – BB
  • English – speaking guide.
  • Comfortable transport
  • Entrance fees to museums.