Armenia 8 Day Historical and Cultural Tour

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Arrival in Armenia

Welcome to Armenia. Our team will meet you at Zvartnots International Airport and take you to the hotel.

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Yerevan - Etchmiadzin - Zvartnots - Yerevan

Breakfast. We will start the excursion to centuries-old monuments Ejmiatsin and Zvartnots. These sites are listed on UNESCO World Heritage list. The Cathedral of Ejmiatsin, founded in 303, is the official residence of the Catholicos of Armenia. We’ll continue the trip to Zvartnots Temple, which was built on 7th century by Nerses Builder Catholicos. Lunch at a local restaurant. Return Yerevan. Visit famous arts and crafts market Vernisage.

Overnight in the hotel

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Khor Virap - Areni - Noravank - Goris

Breakfast. Take trip to Khor Virap Monastery (4-18th cc.). This monastery is very prominent because of its history, Gregory the Illuminator, who introduced Christianity to Armenia, has been imprisoned there about 13 years as at that time there was a prison in the place of the monastery. Here we can enjoy the spectacular view of the sacred Ararat Mountain - an immortal symbol of Armenia. We will continue our tour to Noravank - a monastery of XII century situated among amazing sheer rocks on the bench of a twisty gorge. This is the only monastery where we may find a unique sculpture of Father God. On our way back we will visit village Areni which is considered to be an important center of wine production industry. You are welcome to taste its excellent wine.

Overnight in the hotel

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Goris - Tatev - Selim - Sevan - Dilijan

Breakfast. We will start our trip visiting the monastic complex of Tatev. The complex was found within the ages of 9-13. Formerly it was a very famous educational center in Armenia and all famous contemporary scientists and philosophers were educated there. It used to accept students from abroad as well. Here we can use the world’s longest rope way, which has length of 5700 m. Today we are going to pass the pathways that have been used by the travellers of Great Silk Road. We will drive through the Selim Caravanserai, which served as an important center of exchange, trade and for overnight during the times of Great Silk Road. Here we can see the immortal tracks of world history. Visit to Noraduz. After here we will drive to Lake Sevan which is one of the largest lakes in the world. It stands out with its sweet and astonishingly blue water. Here we can enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the beautiful lake. Then we will visit Hayrivank monastery and Sevanavank complex, which is situated on Sevan Peninsula. There are 2 monasteries actually one of them is destroyed but the other stands still. They have been built in the middle Ages, around 10th century. Then we will drive to Dilijan. Walking along the Sharambeyan Street, which is one of the oldest streets of the city, we may buy souvenirs and see the life of the small city. During the walk you will breathe the clean mountain air.

Overnight in the hotel

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Dilijan - Sanahin - Haghpat - Yerevan

Today we will visit two unique masterpieces of Armenian architecture of X-XIV centuries, the monasteries of Sanahin and Haghpat which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Literally the name /Sanahin/ in Armenian means /this one is older than the other,/ which probably means that this monastery is older of than Haghpat. These two monasteries are very close to each other and can be easily seen from one to the other. Both are located on an uneven plateau, separated by a deep crack formed by a small river that flows into the river Debed. Haghpat Monastery was one of the largest religious, cultural and educational centers of medieval Armenia. Lunch at a local restaurant. Get back to Yerevan.

Overnight in the hotel

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Yerevan - City tour

Breakfast. We will start the tour with the tour in the capital of Armenia, Yerevan. For ages this city has been known as a /pink city/ because of the color of the stone it has been built with. So we will visit Republic square, Mashtoc Avenue, the House of Opera and Ballet after Aram Khachatryan, the park /Cascad/. Then we will visit the Manuscript Museum of Armenia, which is called Matenadaran, here all ancient Armenian Manuscripts are kept. Then we should visit Erebuni museum and Genocide Memorial known as Tsitsernakaberd. Visit /Ararat/ cognac factory, where we will get acquainted with the long history of Armenian cognac, which is famous in the world. Lunch during the visits.

Overnight in the hotel

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Yerevan - Garni - Geghard - Yerevan

Breakfast. Take trip to Garni. This Pagan Temple built in the 1st century AD. It is the only temple that has been preserves from the Pagan times in Armenia. It was devoted to the god Mihr, who was the god of cleanness. In 1679 it was destroyed by earthquake. In the 1975 the Temple was restored. Then we will continue our trip to Geghard Monastery. Its name came from the legendary lance that was used to pierce the body of Christ. It has been kept here for centuries. Though the exact foundation of the monastery is unknown, the present complex was built in the mid - 13th century. Afterwards we will a local house where you will have the chance to see and participate in the preparation of Armenian national bread, lavash. It is a very thin, usually sold in very large forms. It is usually cooked in a ground oven, /tonir/. In 2015 it has been inscribed in UNESCO intangible heritage list. Here we will enjoy the /Armenian fast food/ with lavash and cheese. Get back to Yerevan.

Overnight in the hotel

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We hope that you will like Armenia and you will return to our country again, after new discoveries.

The Price Includes

 Hotel accommodation in Yerevan and Regions 8 nights

 Transportation according to programs

 Professional English speaking guide

 HB /as indicated in the program/

 Entrance fees

 Master classes of Lavash

 Wine degustation in Areni

 Brandy degustation

 A bottle of water P/P per day


The price excludes

 Alcohol drinks

✘ Meals not specified

✘ Extra charges

✘ Personal wastes


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