Live The History

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Soak up ancient wonders and ambient culture aboard our classic Armenia tour. Explore the country and visit major landmarks and attractions within a short period of time. Immerse yourself in the city’s remarkable beauty, and the stunning nature and heritage of Armenia.

  • Destination
  • Departure
    Yerevan
  • Departure Time
    Please arrive by 9:15 AM for a prompt departure at 9:30 AM.
  • Return Time
    Approximately 8:30 PM.
  • Dress Code
    Casual. Comfortable clothing, hat, light jacket.
  • Included
    Air-conditioned Transport
    Airport Transfers
    Breakfast
    Departure Taxes
    Entry Fees
    Hotel Accommodation
    Hotel pickup
    Light Refreshments
    Personal Guide
  • Not Included
    Air Ticket
    Travel Insurance
    Visa fee
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Day 1: Arrival - Yerevan City Tour
Arrival at Zvartnots International Airport. Transfer to the hotel by our representative and check in. Our Yerevan City tour starts with a visit to Mother Armenia Statue which is the famous victory Memorial of World War II. Here, you can have a panoramic view to Yerevan and biblical Ararat Mountain. Besides, we can visit the military museum underneath the huge statue of Mother Armenia. During the tour we will visit the Cascade complex, famous for being one of the tourist attraction sites and holding many modern art pieces. The complex has a giant stairway made of limestone; it links the downtown area of Yerevan with the Monument neighborhood. Continue our journey to Northern Avenue with a stop at State Opera and Ballet theatre. The Avenue is well known as the home of luxurious residential buildings, high-end branded shops & restaurants. Our next stop will be The Republic Square. It is the central town square in Yerevan. Tourists are advised to visit it at nights to enjoy the dancing fountains. Our next stop will be in Vernissage, the famous flea-market in Yerevan. Visiting this market is a great chance to learn about the Armenian traditional handmade arts and buying souvenirs. Our last stop is the famous Ararat Brandy Factory where we will taste the finest Armenian brandy. Overnight in Yerevan.
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Day 2: Yerevan – Etchmiadzin - Sardarapat Heroic Battle Memorial - Yerevan
Breakfast at the hotel, A short drive will take us to Etchmiadzin religious city. Historically, Etchmiadzin was called Vagharshapat, it was one of the ancient Armenian capitals. Visit Etchmiadzin Cathedral (world heritage site since 2000), the mother church of the Armenian Apostolic Church, it was the first cathedral built in ancient Armenia between 303-307 AD Significant relics and remains of different saints are kept in a special museum in the Cathedral. Our next visit is  Sardarapat memorial and museum which is a memorial complex to the battle of Sardarapat, it was constructed in the place of victorious battle of Sardarapat in 1918 between the Armenians and the ottoman army. Armenians announced the independence of first Armenian republic in the same year. It is worthy to mention that elderlies, women, and even children participated in that heroic triumph. Continue our tour to visit The Armenian Genocide memorial and museum. This was the first genocide of the 20th century and aimed to leave one Armenian man to put him in a museum. Here, you will discover how Armenians resurrected again and have beaten death. Overnight in Yerevan.
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Day 3: Yerevan - Garni Pagan Temple - Geghard Cave Monastery - History Museum of Armenia -Yerevan
Breakfast at the hotel, a short drive will take you to Gari Pagan Temple. The only standing Hellenistic style pagan temple in the whole Caucasus and the Armenian historic highland. Here, we will feel the depth of the history and culture. This temple was a genuine witness of the birth of one of the ancient Armenian kingdoms, Arshakuni kingdom of Armenia, during the first century AD. Additionally, the temple had witnessed the adoption of Christianity in Armenia, 301 AD. Continue to Geghard Monastery which means the monastery of the spear. The story of this holy place is related to the spear that Jesus Christ was stabbed by. The other uniqueness of the abbey lies in the fact that part of it is engraved in the rock. It is worthy to mention that Geghard Monastery is a UNESCO heritage site. Back to Yerevan to visit The History Museum of Armenia it exhibits about 400, 000 art crafts of the Armenian Highlands from the prehistoric times to the middle ages and our days. It publishes works on Armenian architecture, archaeology, ethnography, history and carries out educational and scientific programs on Armenian history and culture. Here, you will learn about the authentic Armenian rug and carpet handmade industry. Overnight in Yerevan.
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Day 4: Yerevan – Lake Sevan – Dzaghgatsor – Dilijan – Yerevan
After the breakfast at the hotel we are heading to Lake Sevan, the largest lake in the Caucasus and one of the highest ones in the world with fresh water, 1900 meters above sea level. There, we can visit Sevanavank, monastery of Sevan, which is situated at the top of a small hill and enjoy a boat tour in the lake, depending on the weather condition. Next, visit Tsaghgadzor, flower canyon in Armenian, a small town located north of the capital Yerevan, Well known by its Ski Resort, rope way and beautiful Kecharis Monastery. After a visit to the Monastery we will enjoy the spectacular view of the surrounding mountains from the rope way and feel ourselves in a unity with the nature. Our journey will go on by visiting one of the greenest parts of Armenia, Dilijan resort town. In this region you will visit Haghartsin Monastery complex in the heart of the nature in addition to old Dilijan, known as Tufenkian Complex. Heading back to Yerevan Overnight in Yerevan.
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Day 5: Yerevan - Khor Virap - Areni -Noravank - Yerevan
Breakfast at the hotel, A morning drive will take you to Khor Virap Monastery in Ararat province, south to Yerevan. Khor Virap's notability as a monastery and pilgrimage site is attributed to the fact that Gregory the Illuminator, the main saint and the first Catholicos of the Armenian Apostolic Church, was initially imprisoned here for about 13 years by the Armenian King, Tiridates III. The word Khorvirap itself means the deep pit, as a reference to the pit where Saint Grigor was imprisoned in. we can also have an impressive view to Mountain Ararat, the resting place of Noah's Ark according to the Holy Bible. Additionally, the site of Khorvirap was part of one of the oldest Armenian capitals, Artashat city, almost 2000 years ago. Continue to Areni village where we will have a break for tasting the Armenian wine. After that, we are heading to Noravank, the 13th-century Armenian Monastery which is built in a hidden place surrounded by red cliffs and mountains. Back and overnight in Yerevan.
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Day 6: Departure
Breakfast, Check out from hotel. Transfer to Zvartnots International Airport.

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