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Welcome to Armenia!

Symbols of Armenia

 Symbols of Armenia

Day 1.
Arrival in Yerevan. Transfer to the hotel. Walking tour in the evening (Cascade –  Opera House –  North Avenue –  Republic Square –  Singing fountains);
Day 2.
Yerevan – Geghard monastery complex – Garni pagan temple – Yerevan
Day 3.
Yerevan – Dilidjan (Goshavanq, Haghartsin) – Sevan (Lake Sevan, Sevanavank) –Yerevan
Day 4.
Yerevan – Khor Virap – The cave of Areni – Noravank – Yerevan

Day 5.
Yerevan – Etchmiadzin Cathedral  (mother church of the Armenian Apostolic Church) – Zvartnots Cathedral  – Yerevan. Transfer from the hotel to the airport. Departure.
The package includes:

_ Professional guide service,
_ Soft drinks and cakes during trips;
_ Entrance fees to the historical and cultural attractions; 
_ 4 breakfast & 5 meals (if you want you can add supper); 
_ Hotel accommodation (4 nights in Yerevan at hotel Historic Yerevan);
_ Full transportation service (comfortable air-conditioned minibus or bus).

Additional information:

This package will give you an opportunity to

Day 1:
Visit Yerevan’s best-known places, including Cascade, Opera House, North Avenue, the Republic Square and learn
about the city’s Urartian origins. Hear about the history, and culture of Yerevan, which is older than Rome by about 30 years.

Day 2:
Today your first stop will be Dilidjan: one of the most important resorts of Armenia, situated within the Dilijan National Park. This small city usually is called Armenian Switzerland or Little Switzerland by the locals. The forested and reclusive town is home to numerous Armenian artists, composers, and filmmakers and features some traditional Armenian architecture. Continuing the tour You will explore two 12th- or 13th-centuries medieval Armenian treasures: Monastery complexes Haghartsin and Goshavank.

Continue on and pass the blue waters of Lake Sevan, we will arrive at the famous peninsula of Sevan wherein 921 was the battle of Sevan between Armenian King Ashot Iron and Arabs. Marvel at the picturesque Lake Sevan with its crystal clear waters and stunning historic peninsula which is home to the medieval monastery Sevanavank. Nicknamed the ‘Blue Pearl’ this magnificent lake is the jewel of Armenia. The Wonderful Lake that surrounds the peninsula of Sevan and Sevanavank is one of the most beautiful places in Europe.

From Sevan, You will return back Yerevan

Day 3:
In the morning, we will go to the South Gates of Armenia, historic Syunik and Vayots Dzor. The first parking place is the Khor Virap Monastery, the most symbolic place of Christians and Biblical Armenia. This very important place of the Christian world was built in the place where Prison was once and the founder of the Armenian Church, Grigor Lusavorich, was imprisoned by the king. From here opens a unique view of the Biblical Mount Ararat, where the Bible has stopped by the Ark of Noah's patriarch.

Continuing the path you will go to one of the oldest winemaking centres in Armenia - Areni village. According to historical and archaeological sources, wine production has been extremely developed in Armenia. The first written comment on this is found in the Greek author Strabon Anabasis. In recent years, in the cave of Areni, archaeologists discovered a wine factory in the Copper-Stone Age wine area, the oldest known wine drum found in the world. As you come to know, first visit Areni I Cave and then Areni Wine Factory. Get acquainted with the wine production process, taste the local wines, and then go to Vayots Dzor, a medieval gem of Noravank. Roads across the cliffs, beautiful monuments blended with canyons and landscapes. All this will guide you throughout the tour.

Return to Yerevan in the evening.

Day 4:
Continuing our journey we will go to Geghard's unique monastery, which is a spiritual  center not only in Armenia but also in the whole of Christendom.
Gegard which is known as Ayrivank is the spectacular towering, cliffs surrounding the monastery  are part of the Azat River gorge and are included together with the monastery in the World Heritage Site listing. Some of the churches within the monastery complex are entirely dug out of the cliff rocks, others are little more than caves, while others are elaborate structures, with both architecturally complex walled sections and rooms deep inside the cliff.

Travel back to the days of Ancient Armenia and discover the temple of Garni which is the only standing Greco-Roman  collonaded building in Armenia and one of the symbols of pre-Christian Armenia.

Then, you will explore the ruins of the ancient fortress and discover the ancient buildings of great architectural and historic significance, including the iconic Garni at the top of the hill, from where opens a picturesque mountain locality commanded a broad panorama of orchards, fields and mountain slopes which are covered with motley carpets of varicoloured grasses, of the jagged and precipitous canyon of the Azat river.

You will take part in the process of baking Armenian traditional lavash.

At the end of the tour return to Yerevan.

Day 5:
On this day you will discover the secrets of one of the spiritual capitals of Armenia and the Middle East, the Holy Echmiadzin. 
Being considered one of the most important  centres of the Christian world, the Armenian Church is one of the three directions of Christianity. And here in 301 Christianity became the state religion of Armenia, and the country began to storm Christian monuments. In that same year, in Vagharshapat (now Etchmiadzin), the Armenian capital, began construction of the cathedral, and later other famous churches and temples are built such as Hripsime, Gayane, and Zvartnots.

The city of Etchmiadzin is the holy city of the Armenian people and followers of the Armenian Apostolic Church. It is conditionally called the "Armenian Vatican".

Additional information:

The unused portions of the itinerary are not refundable.
Instead of hotels, the participants of the program can choose to be placed in high-quality apartments in the centre of Yerevan. In this case, the price of the program decreases and is subject to additional discussion.
In case of additional services, besides the ones listed in the program, the price is subject to additional discussion.

For additional information write or phone.

Up to 3 people - the price for the package is 2145€
Up to 5 people - the price for the package is 26705€

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5 days in Armenia!