Did you know that by one visit to Armenia, you can see 9 monuments and sites registered in the UNESCO World Heritage List? You will be surprised to learn that Armenia has its own “Stonehenge” – a stone observatory, dating back to the 5th millennium BC. Karahunj or Zorats Karer (that’s the Armenian version of Stonehenge) remains one of the most interesting prehistoric scientific monuments. You can also visit Matenadaran, the Museum of Ancient Manuscripts, where 17 thousand year old manuscripts are kept. Here you will learn also that the Armenians got their unique writing system back in 405 AD. During this tour you will discover an ancient country with a unique cultural heritage. INCLUDED transportation throughout the program experianced English speaking guide water during the entire program 8 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 1 dinner entrance fees to museums 3 star hotel NOT INCLUDED flight visa to Armenia insurance alcoholic drinks tip to guide and driver
Day 1: Arrival at Zvartnots airport. Here you will meet your guide. Transfer from airport to hotel. Accommodation.
Day 2: Yerevan Breakfast at the hotel. History Museum. of Armenia. Visit to Tsitsernakaberd, memorial dedicated to victims of the Armenian Genocide. Lunch. Visit to Matenadaran, the museum of manuscripts where about 17,000 ancient manuscripts are kept. Leisure. Overnight in Yerevan.
Day 3: Yerevan – Garni – Geghard – Yerevan
Breakfast at the hotel. We start the tour from the fortress of Erebuni founded in 782 BC, the silent witness of the ancient times. We will visit the only pagan temple of Garni (II c.) and looking at the picturesque gorge called Azat (World Heritage of UNESCO). We will visit the cave monastery of Geghard (V-XII c., World Heritage of UNESCO). Lunch at Garni, in a village house. Here we will see how the villagers prepare traditional Armenian bread lavash. Return to Yerevan. National Gallery.
Day 4: Yerevan – Echmiatsin – Yerevan Breakfast at the hotel. Travel to the holy city of Echmiatsin, registered in the UNESCO World Heritage list with its cathedral and churches since 2000. Visit to the Cathedral (IV c.), the temple of Saint Hripsime (VII c.), Saint Gayane (VII c.), and the archaeological site of Zvartnots (VII c., World Heritage of UNESCO). Return to Yerevan. Lunch. Paradjanov Museum, a unique artist, film director of worldwide fame. Overnight in Yerevan.
Day 5: Yerevan – Dvin – Areni – Noravank – Khor Virap – Sisian”]Breakfast at the hotel. Throughout the way from Yerevan to Artashat the view of the majestic Mount Ararat will accompany you and lead you to the ruins of Dvin, the ancient capital of Armenia (V-X c., World Heritage of UNESCO). Afterwards visit to the monastery of Khor Virap near the foot of Ararat, where St. Gregory the Illuminator remained imprisoned for 13 years. We will continue the journey south to the Vayots Dzor region. In the winery, we will taste local wines of Areni, then through a picturesque canyon reach the monastery of Noravank, hidden among red rocks, one of the most beautiful and unique monasteries of Armenia (IX-XIII c., World Heritage of UNESCO). Zorats Karer (or Karahundj), Armenian Stonehenge (V millennium BC). Overnight in Sisian.
Day 6: Sisian – Tatev – Yerevan”]Breakfast at the hotel. Visit the prodigious monastery of Tatev(IX-XI c.), with surrounding areas of Vorotan Valley with Tatevi Anapat, Satani kamurdj (World Heritage of UNESCO). Lunch. Return to Yerevan.
Day 7: Yerevan – Sevan – Dilijan – Sanahin – Haghpat – Yerevan”]Breakfast at the hotel. Journey to the mountain Lake Sevan, the pearl of Armenia, which is at height of about 2000m, and visit to the monastery of Sevan (IX c.) in the Sevan peninsula. Continue the journey to the northeast, the region of forests Dilijan City, often called Little Switzerland. Continue the trip to the north, the Lori region, where we visit the monastery of Sanahin (X c., World Heritage of UNESCO) and the monastery of Haghpat (s. X, World Heritage of UNESCO). Lunch. The road back to Yerevan through the picturesque gorge of the river Debed, and down the mountain slopes and the passage of Spitak. Mount Aragats, 4,430 meters high, is the highest point in Armenia. You will see also the town of Spitak, the epicenter of a massive earthquake with a magnitude of 7.2 degrees, almost completely destroyed in 1988 and rebuilt during the following years. We will go through two villages of Yezidi (national minority). Overnight in Yerevan.
Day 8: Yerevan – Agarak – Talin – Dashtadem – Yereruyk – Yerevan Breakfast at the hotel. On the way to Yereruyk cathedral (VI c., World Heritage of UNESCO), also visit to the archaelogical site of Agarak, a caravanserai (XIII c.), the temple of Talin (VII c.) and the Dashtadem Fortress. Picnic. Return to Yerevan. Farewell dinner. Overnight in Yerevan.
Day 9: Transfer to airport Zvartnots.
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