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5 Nights 6 Days

Looking for a short visit? It’s a captivating mix of mountain scenery, dotted with important and impressive historic sites.

Tour Details

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.

Departure Location

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.

Price Includes

  • Private transportation based on the itinerary by Air - conditioner cars with Arabic Specking Guide Driver
  • 5 Night Accommodation in Yerevan in DBL / Triple room
  • Daily breakfast
  • Air-conditioned transport as per the itinerary
  • Light refreshments (water and cakes)
  • All entrance fees included.
  • Fuel surcharge and parking fee
  • Hotel pickup

Price Excludes

  • Airfare
  • Insurance
  • Entry Visa fee (If required)
  • Single room supplement
  • Lunches & dinners
  • All additional tours not mentioned in the program.
  • Gratuities
Itinerary

Day 1Arrival - Yerevan City Tour

Victory Park – Cascade Complex – Armenian National Opera & Ballet Theatre –
Northern Avenue – Republic Square – Vernissage Ararat Brandy Factory

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

Day 2Yerevan – 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

Day 3Yerevan – 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

Day 4Yerevan – 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

Day 5Yerevan – 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

Day 6Departure

Breakfast; Check out from hotel. Transfer to Zvartnots International Airport.

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