Day 1: Yerevan
When you arrive in Yerevan, you will be greeted at the airport and taken to the city. Depending on the time of your arrival, you will have a walking tour of Yerevan's center after checking in at the hotel. Armenia's capital, as well as the country's primary city, cultural, and scientific center, is Yerevan. The city is located in the northeastern Ararat plain, flanked by the Caucasus Mountains, at elevations ranging from 900 to 1300 meters above sea level. Yerevan has a rich and distinguished history dating back to the eighth century BC. In the evening, dinner at a national restaurant with a music program is provided. The night will be spent at a hotel.
Day 2: Yerevan – Echmiadzin – Yerevan
Your day will begin with a tour of Armenia's capital, beginning with the observation platform at Victory Park and continuing to the Cascade, a one-of-a-kind open-air museum of modern art. Then you'll visit the Sergei Parajanov Museum and see the Opera and Ballet Theater's building. Then you'll go to Echmiadzin, the world's holiest site for Armenians, to see the Church of St. Hripsime (7th century) and the Mother See Cathedral of St. Echmiadzin. You'll stop for lunch and a rest at Machanents Creative Center on the way back. Then you may read about the works of sculptor Kochar – Sasuntsi David. Then, in the "Megerian Carpet" factory's museum, you'll be immersed in the history of carpet weaving, with carpets going back 400 years. Those who want to can create their own carpet with the help of our artisans. At the evening, you may take a stroll down Northern Avenue and see the singing fountains in Republic Square at the conclusion. The night will be spent at a hotel.
Day 3: Yerevan – Goris
Travel across the Ararat valley after breakfast and check-out to the Khor Virap monastery, whose history is tied to Armenia's embrace of Christianity in the 4th century. Because Khor Virap is so close to Mount Ararat, it offers a wonderful view of the top. Next, travel to Areni, a wine-producing hamlet in Armenia's Vayots Dzor region. Wine manufacturing originated on Armenian land six thousand years ago, as evidenced by the discovery in the cave of Areni village, which you will visit. The world's oldest shoe, unearthed in a cave in September 2008, is the most spectacular find to yet. Then you'll go to the breathtaking Noravank monastery (13th century), which is situated among red rocks in an indescribably beautiful gorge. After lunch and sampling, as well as a little break, you will drive to Goris. Check in and grab some shut-eye. Evening Goris and its surroundings enchant all tourists. Then enjoy Goris walking tour. Your night will be spent at a hotel.
Day 4: Goris – Yeghegis
After a quick breakfast in Goris, you will go to an uncommon and lovely location — Zorats Karer (Karahunj). Zorats Karer is a prehistoric archaeological site with an ancient megalithic complex located at an elevation of 1770 meters above sea level. From the road, rows of gigantic red-brown monoliths may be observed. It has been shown that Karahunj was formerly a 6th millennium BC observatory. Many of the steles are carved with holes that correspond to the locations of the stars in the sky 7.5 thousand years ago. Then we go to Tatev, the crown treasure of Armenian medieval architecture. The world's longest cable car, which spans the 320-meter-deep Vorotan canyon, is open to the public. Your tour will take you to Yeghegis, where you will spend the night after a delicious meal.
Day 5: Yeghegis – Sevan Lake – Dilijan
The tour will start with a visit to the Selim Pass, which is located at 2500 meters above sea level. A wonderful view of the surroundings opens up from here. You will visit Lake Sevan, Armenia's blue treasure, on this day. Sevan, located at an elevation of 1900 meters above sea level, is one of the world's largest highland freshwater lakes. Cheeses that have been matured in wine and cognac are tasted. Visit the Ayrivank and Noradus monasteries. Then, in Tsaghkunk, you'll have lunch and a master class with the renowned Chef. In 874, Princess Mariam founded the Sevanavank Monastery on the peninsula, which offers a stunning view of the blue lake surrounded by mountains. Our drive will then continue to Dilijan, a resort town noted for its rich wooded beauty and fresh air scented with pine needles. A walk through the historic center will immerse you in the atmosphere of a 19th-century ancient town. The night will be spent at a hotel.
Day 6: Dilijan – Gyumri
After a hearty breakfast and a cup of hot coffee, go to Armenia's Lori region. The trip includes stops at the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Sanahin and Haghpat, both of which are medieval monasteries. Sanahin and Haghpat were the key centers of education and study in medieval Armenia. Lori has amazing landscape, including lush woodlands, mountainous gorges of the Debed River, and ancient tiny communities strewn throughout the canyon, as well as several architectural treasures. Lunch is served in the local Kefoe restaurant, where Armenian traditional delicacies are prepared using local traditions. Following that, you will go to Gyumri, Armenia's cultural capital and second largest city. The city features a museum of local mythology, a historical and cultural reserve, and five churches, a monastery, and an Orthodox chapel, in addition to five churches, a monastery, and an Orthodox chapel. The most magnificent and historically significant of them all is the Amenaprkich Church (Church of the Savior). Your dinner at the Gvug gastro-yard. Overnight night at a hotel.
Day 7: Gyumri – Yerevan
After breakfast, you'll explore Gyumri, seeing Sev Berd, the Museum of Crafts, and Frunzik Mkrtchyan. Lunch will be served at the Cherkezi Dzor restaurant. Then, on your route to Yerevan, you'll pass past Mount Aragats on your way to the Saghmosavank Monastery (Psalm Monastery), which rests on the edge of the Kasakh River's steep valley. Along the way, you'll stop at a monument commemorating the letters of the Armenian alphabet, which was erected in 2005 to mark the alphabet's 1600th anniversary. When you get at the monastery, you will be greeted with a spectacular view of the canyon. Check in and rest in Yerevan. The night will be spent at a hotel.
Day 8: Yerevan – Garni – Yerevan
The tour will begin with a trip to the spectacular canyon of the Azat River. The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Geghard, a 13th-century mountain monastery, will be visited. This one-of-a-kind monastery is cut into the rock, and the complex includes the surrounding cliffs. After touring the monastery, the excursion continues to Garni, where the Symphony of Stones and a pagan temple built in the Hellenistic style are located. Garni was founded in 77 AD and is the sole intact pagan temple in the vicinity. Lunch will be provided in the courtyard of a local resident's home, where you will have the opportunity to try traditional cuisine. When you arrive in Yerevan, you will be greeted as a guest of the Yerevan Brandy Factory and ARARAT Museum, where you can witness moments of pure artistry and learn about the history of the Armenian cognac industry. You will spend the night at a hotel.
Day 9: Flight
In the morning is transfer to airport.
Price per person:
02 pax – 2 330 $
04 pax – 1 700 $
06 pax – 1 490 $
08 pax – 1 375 $
10 pax – 1 300 $
Single – 390 $
- Full board
Yerevan – “Apricot” Hotel 4*
Goris – “Mirhav” Hotel 4*
Gyumri – “Grand Hotel” Hotel 4*
Dilijan – “Dilli Jaz” Hotel 4*
- Mineral water
- Shows as per program
- Entrance fees to museums
- Season: From April 15 to October 20
- PCR test
- Single rooms
- Medical insurance
- Visa and visa support