ARMENIEN - 6 DAGAR
6 DAYS/5 NIGHTS
I SAMARBETE MED:
DAY 1 DEPARTURE FROM HOME COUNTRY
Arrival at the Zvartnots airport in Yerevan. Meet and greet transfer, accommodation at the hotel.
DAY 2 YEREVAN CITY TOUR | ETCHMIADZIN | ZVARTNOTS
In the morning meet your tour guide and start city tour around Yerevan. Drive to Echmiadzin – the place where the only Begotten descended. Holy Echmiadzin is the whole Armenians’ spiritual center and one of the centers of Christianity all over the world. Return to Yerevan with a stop at the ruins of Zvartnots temple - the pearl of the 7th century architecture, which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage.
Lunchtime. Visit Tsitsernakaberd - walking through Memorial park and visit museum of the victims of Genocide. Visit Cafesjian Show Room. Visit Vernisage flea market, the place to get a little taste of Armenia, to see the fusion between national traditions, art & crafts with contemporary taste.
Overnight in Yerevan. (B/--/--)
DAY 3 YEREVAN | KHOR VIRAP | NORAVANK | YEREVAN
Sightseeing tour to Khor-Virap monastery the importance of which is connected with Gregory the Illuminator, who introduced Christianity to Armenia. It is a wonderful masterpiece situated on top of a hill. It is a pilgrimage place where every year a lot of tourists and native people visit.
It looks like a castle where everybody has the hint to sit and dream while admiring the beauty of the church. The highlight is the best view to the biblical Mt. Ararat.
Lunchtime. Continue tour to Noravank monastery - religious and cultural centre of 13th c. It is situated in a narrow gorge which is known for its’ tall, sheer, brick red cliffs, directly across from the monastery. The beauty of this monastery is appreciated by thousands of visitors not only because of its’ architecture and history, but for its harmony with surrounding fabulous nature. Drive back to the capital city. Overnight in Yerevan. B/--/--)
DAY 4 YEREVAN | LAKE SEVAN | GARNI | GEGHARD | YEREVAN
Departure to Lake Sevan, one of the largest freshwater alpine mountain lakes in the world. The beautiful landscape and the crystal water serve nice preconditions for excellent rest. Visit Sevanavank Monastery.
Departure to Garni Temple. Garni temple, which towers over a triangular cape, is the unique survived example of heathen culture in Armenia. After adopting Christianity in 301, the pagan temple lost its significance and the fortress of Garni became the summer residence of the kings.Lunchtime
Drive to Geghard monastery inscribed in UNESCO World Heritage list. Geghard monastery is the unsurpassable masterpiece of the 13th century Armenian architecture. Some of the churches of the complex are masterfully hewn in a huge rock. The complex is rich in subtle sculptural embellishments and many striking khachkars (cross-stones). Return to Yerevan. Overnight at the hotel in Yerevan. (B/--/--)
DAY 5 FREE DAY
Breakfast Only (B/--/--)
OPTION 1: Offered additional tours in Armenia* (please see below)
OPTION 2: Extension to Georgia (please see Armenia - Georgia Tour)
DAY 6 DEPARTURE HOME
Transfer to the airport and departure. (--/--/--)
* ADDITIONAL TOURS IN ARMENIA:
> WINE TOUR: Amberd fortress|Alphabet Park|Armas winery
> ACTIVE TOUR IN TAVUSH REGION
> TSAGHKADZOR: Dilijan National Park
> YEREVAN | SAGHMOSAVANK | STEPANAVAN DENDROPARK
> 5 x overnights in hotel in Yerevan
> Transfers airport - hotel - airport
> English speaking cultural tour guide throughout the tour days
> Entrance fees to the sites as per program
> Catering BB: (breakfast at the hotel)
> 1 bottle of water per person per day
> Map of Armenia