Armenia is home to verdant valleys and rugged mountain peaks, a green capital city and a heavenly collection of medieval monasteries. Color and character in country towns contrasts modern edifices in the vibrant capital; scenic landscapes are dotted with rural churches; all enhances by Armenia's culture of hospitality.
Day 1 Arrival, transfer to hotel
Depart from your country and start a nice journey to Caucasus Region. Our guide will meet you at the airport and transfer to hotel, check – in. Free time to relax
Day 2 City Tour Yerevan – Vernissage (10am-4pm)
A variety of options await to be explored during your Yerevan city tour. The tour begins with a visit to Mother Armenia, a statue which was constructed to replace a monumental statue of Joseph Stalin. Visit Tsitsernakaber and shopping at Dalma Garden Mall.
Thereafter, you will head to the Cascade, a giant stairway in the capital city which links downtown Kentron area of Yerevan with the Monument neighbourhood. The stairs afford walkers unobstructed views of central Yerevan and Mount Ararat. From the Cascade, you will be heading to the Opera House. A visit to the Republic Square awaits you next. The Square is famous for the dancing water fountains located at the north-eastern end along the National Gallery. The buildings around the Square are made of rose and white Armenian tufa stones and provide a great insight into the architectural heritage of Armenia.
If you are looking for some shopping during your holiday to Armenia, Vernissage (open only on week-ends) is the place to be. Hundreds of vendors selling a variety of crafts and souvenirs will leave you spoilt for choice. Woodcarving items, antiques, and wool carpets can also be bought from here.
All in all, an enjoyable and exhilarating experience awaits you in Armenia – a highly exuberant and endearing country.
Day 3 Yerevan- Lake Sevan-Tsaghkadzor- Yerevan (10am-4pm)
You will be driven to the North-Western part of Armenia. The first stop is Tsaghkadzor city (Valley of flowers) considered to be one of the most popular winter resorts of Armenia. It is one of the places of the mountainous country, where the beauty of the nature appears with its whole variety. Opportunity to go up to the mountain peaks by rope way, where you will catch an unforgettable gorgeous panoramic view of this part of the world . Moving on, pay a visit to the Kecharis monastery . Dating back to the 11th century, the monastery includes four churches and ruins of the mausoleum of Grigorius Pahlavuni.
The next stop is Lake Sevan that is only 30 minutes’ drive distance from Tsaghkadzor. It is known as a blue gem of the Armenian mountainscape. Lake Sevan is considered to be one of the largest sweet water lakes in the world, situated at an altitide of 1,897 meters above sea level. Climb on peninsula from where the fascinating view on the Lake is open. Visit Sevanavank monastery, built by the princess Mariam to honor the life of her deceased husband in the 9th century. Sevanavank is also home to one of the most beautiful Amenaprkich (all savior) Khachkars of Armenia. This is one of the 13 rarest crosstones depicting Jesus.
Day 4 Yerevan- Garni- Geghard- Charents Arch- Yerevan (10am-3pm)
Within our tour we will be in the valley of Azat river where there are many historical and natural monuments. We will go to the Pagan Temple of Garni. The Pagan Temple of Garni is the only non-Christian temple currently standing in ArmeniaThe architectural complex of Garni was Armenia's foremost center of Hellenistic culture and the summer residence of Armenian kings. Drive to the unique caved temple St. Geghard (12th -13th cc.), the name of which means “holy spear” in the honor of the long-preserved spear, the same spear that pierced the body of crucified Christ.Geghard Monastery is included in the UNESCO World Heritage list (2000). Drive back to Yerevan.
Day 5 Departure
TRANSFER to Airport
Have a nice and safe flight!!!
- 4 N accommodation at Double Tree by Hilton Yerevan
- Daily buffet breakfast at hotel
- Return airport transfers
- Tours based on private
- Transportation service in comfortable vehicles
- Professional driver
- On-tour support to the passengers in Armenia
- All local taxes
- Guide service during the tour
- Meals during the tours
- Tsaghkadzor ropeway fee
- Garni entrance fee
- Travel insurance
- Items of a personal nature
Note! The first and the last days are subject to changes according to the flight.