Explore Armenia's rich, colorful history and undiscovered wonders with Best Travel. This package gives you access to all of its ancient and complex history. Armenia`s culture is rich and resilient, which makes visitors keen to discover more. The nation is blessed with lush landscapes and people offer the warmest hospitality. Visit the remarkably well preserved temples. See the monuments, fortresses and medieval monasteries. Experience the dazzling and beautiful Lake Sevan, and taste the mouthwatering traditional cuisine. Despite its size, Armenia has a lot to offer. Thereby making it the perfect destination for any traveller.
Discover this amazing country with us. You will be surprised and amazed by this enticingly enchanting land.
Day 1 Arrival-Transfer to the selected 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.
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- Garni- Geghard-Tsaghkadzor (10am-4pm)
Within our tour we will be in the valley of Azat river where there are many historical and atural 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. At the moment this spear is kept in the museum of Etchmiadzin. Geghard Monastery is included in the UNESCO World Heritage list (2000). Drive to Tsaghkadzor.Tsaghkadzor city (Valley of flowers) is 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.
Day 4 Tsaghkadzor- lake Sevan- Jermuk (10am-5pm)
Today we will check out Tsaghkadzor hotel and drive toLake Sevan – the emerald of Armenia, a beauty under the sky. 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 and head to Jermuk.
is one of the most striking sights of the city. It is located at an altitude of 2000 meters and is the second largest waterfall in Armenia. Water here falls from a height of 68 meters and its hitting creates myriads of shining sprays. It is no coincidence that this waterfall is so popular among tourists.
Jermuk offers activities for people loving active rest as well. One of them is taking a ride on the ropeway. The ropeway meets international standards. It takes you up one of the mountains where visitors are invited not only to enjoy the wonderful view but also ride a horse or have some drink in the cafe up the mountain.
Day 5 Jermuk- Tatev-Jermuk (10am-5pm)
Drive to one of the most spectacular and impressive places in Armenia, the 9th century Tatev Monastery, which hosted one of the most important Armenian medieval universities, whose scholars contributed to the preservation of Armenian culture and creed during one of its most turbulent periods in its history. Take the cable car "Wings of Tatev" from the Halidzor village to the magnificent complex of Tatev. The "Wings of Tatev" built by the Swiss company, is included in the Guinness Book of World Records as world’s longest non-stop double track cable car, clocking in at around 5.7 km. Tatev Monastery is an exclusive masterpiece of Armenian architecture.
Day 6 Jermuk-Noravank-Khor Virap-Yerevan (10am-5pm)
Today we will check out Jermuk hotel and drive to Noravank. Due to its charming medieval architecture and magnificent landscape, the Noravank Complex is a must see when in Armenia. The monastery is best known for its two-storey Surp Astvatsatsin (Holy Mother of God) church, which grants access to the second floor by way of a narrow stone-made staircase jutting out from the face of building.Drive through the pretty Ararat Valley to the 4th century monastery Khor Virap,come closer to Ararat's piedmont near Armenian-Turkish border. As we know, the most famous symbol for Armenians – Mount Ararat isn't located on the territory of Republic of Armenia. Nonetheless, Khor Virap offers the best view to admire the mount.
Day 7 Etchmiadzin-Zvartnots-Ararat Cognac Factory (10am-3pm)
We embark on our journey to the lands of ancient treasures in Christian history, the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin(UNESCO), the religious capital of Armenia, and the seat of the Supreme Patriarch – the Catholics of all Armenians. The story holds that the site upon which the main Cathedral stands today is the place where Noah made the fire after the flood. Where one of the earliest Christian churches, was built. Today, it is located in the lower chamber, underneath the main Altar of the Cathedral.
Zvartnots, a complex of structures erected in the middle of the 7th century near Echmiadzin, is of extreme architectural value. Zvartnots collapsed as the result of an earthquake in 930 and was never restored.
Visit Cognac factory, get acquainted with the legends of ARARAT brandies, learn the 120 years old history of Armenian brandy manufacture, know who has drunk Armenian brandy, and see the oldest Armenian barrels and the medals which decorate the ARARAT legend. Walk around the ageing cellar and see how the brandy spirits are preserved, know who has nominal barrels and enjoy the delicate aroma of the cellar. Spend a lovely and unforgettable time in the tasting hall enjoying the wonderful brandy cognac.
Day 8 Departure
TRANSFER to Airport
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- 6 N accommodation at Double Tree by Hilton Yerevan
- Daily buffet breakfast at hotel
- Return airport transfers
- Tours based on private
- Garni entrance fee
- Zvartnots entrance fee
- Areni winery tour with tasting
- Ararat Cognac Factory tour with tasting
- Matenadaran museum tickets
- 01 welcome dinner at local restaurant with traditional show
- 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 tour
- Jeep tour to Azat Canyon
- Travel insurance
- Items of a personal nature
Note! The first and the last days are subject to changes according to the flight.