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7 Days Tour

Garni- Geghard, Sevan- Dilijan (0)
from/per person $350.00
  • Saturday Tours
  • Hotel
  • Museum tickets
  • Tour guides
  • Transfer
  • Welcome dinner


Description

Price is for per person in double room -350$

01.04.2021-01.11.2021


The price includes:

  • Hotel accommodation in Yerevan
  • Breakfast
  • Transport services
  • Guide services
  • Welcoming dinner
  • Entrance fees to museums and tourist attractions
  • Local taxes




The price does not include:

  • Single supplement 170$
  • Lunch ( 10$ PP ) , Dinner ( 20$ PP)
  • Additional services in the hotel (telephone, mini-bar, Internet, etc.)
  • Alkohol
  • Flight



  • Welcome to Armenia

    Airport transfer. Arrival in Yerevan, at "Zvartnots" International airport. Pickup at the airport and transfer to hotel for check-in. On the way: sightseeing tour of Yerevan. Based on the arrival time, you will be free to explore the city.In the evening, a welcome dinner in one of the restaurants in Yerevan.

  • Gyumri (Urban life museum, Black Fortress, walking through the old streets), Harichavank

    Breakfast at the hotel: starting from 8:00am
    Tour starts at 10:00am.
    Duration: 11 hours.
    Distance: 320 km
    Requires: Comfortable shoes a jacket, sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat in the summer. Overcoat/raincoat for autumn/winter/spring seasons

    Gyumri is located in the north-western part of Armenia, in the middle of Shirak valley, 126 km far from Yerevan. From the ethnical point of view it is the most colorful city in Armenia. The local traditions are deeply rooted here, national spirit is reflcted in everything. Walking along the streets of old Gyumri one still seems to hear the voice of the smiths' hammers, it seems that a cart will appear from the street corner and the carter will call to show around the city. The old houses, a part of which fortunately resisted the devastating earthquake in 1988, speak of the high architectural achievements of the city. These buildings are notable with their architectural solutions, combination of colorful stone and masterfully elaborated bas-reliefs. Gyumri has always been in the center of cultural events.and were destroyed. The monastery complex ceased to function in the 1930s.

    Urban life Museum of Gyumri. The museum of urban life and national culture of Gyumri, where the everyday life, culture and history of Gyumri are presented. This remarkable mansion was built by wealthy merchant Petros Dzitoghtsyan in 1872 from the famous red tuff of Shirak. The museum was founded in 1984 in this very building. It is included in the list of intangible monuments of history and culture of Gyumri.

    Black Fortress. Built in 1834, the Black Fortress is one of the famous monuments of Gyumri. The fortress is a complex of military and architectural buildings. In the central part there stands the Alexandropol Fortress with 3 gates, in the center - the layout of St. Alexandra church together with the southern and northern fortresses, serving as the General Protection Complex of Alexandropol. Underground roads were built for the Black Fortress and there were roads leading from the fortress to the present Mother Armenia Monument and the Red Fortress. Black Fortress is included in the list of intangible monuments of history and culture of Gyumri.

    Harichavank. The monastery complex of Harichavank is situated on the western slope of Mount Aragats, on a roky cape. According to the architects' studies the complex was founded in the 7th century. In the 13th century the main church was built. In the 19th century the complex became the summer residence of Catholicoses. Not far from the main buildings there is a small chapel which is of great interest. The chapel is built on a piece of rock, which as a result of an earthquake split from the cape and the chapel is now towering over the canyon.

    Refreshments: You will be provided with a bottle of water and some pastries during the tour.
    Lunch: There will be a lunch stop at a local restaurant at noon. Additional payment is required on the spot for lunch.

    Return to Yerevan for overnight stay.

  • Garni-Geghard - Lake Sevan

    Breakfast at the hotel: starting from 8:00am
    Tour starts at 10:00am.
    Duration: 9 hours
    Distance: 240 km
    Requires: Comfortable shoes a jacket, sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat in the summer. Overcoat/raincoat for autumn/winter/spring seasons

    Garni -The only surviving pagan temple in Armenia which was made in Hellenistic style. Having been used as a summer house for the Armenian Royal family, the sight has all the power to take your breath away with its picturesque location, architecture and history. On the way, we will stop by at the “Charents’ Arch,” where you can take in the magnificent view of Biblical Ararat and the open valleys.

    Geghard – Not far from Garni is Geghard, another marvel of Armenian architecture. Geghard is a UNESCO heritage sight named after the spear with which Longinus pierced the side of Jesus on the cross. The monastery complex dates back to the 13th century BC but the location was considered holy starting AD times. Geghard, being carved out of one solid rock, is also considered to be an outstanding architectural composition by international standards.

    Then we will take a voyage to Sevan, one of the most beautiful and largest alpine lakes in the world. We’ll explore around the peninsula and the medieval monasteries which served as an isolation establishment for disobeying monks. Some of the churches couldn’t survive the religious purge of Stalinizm and were destroyed. The monastery complex ceased to function in the 1930s.

    Refreshments: You will be provided with a bottle of water and some pastries during the tour.
    Lunch: There will be a lunch stop at a local restaurant at noon. Additional payment is required on the spot for lunch.

    Return to Yerevan for overnight stay.

  • Khor Virap Monastery – Noravank Monastery - Areni village (winery).

    Breakfast at the hotel: starting from 8:00 am
    Tour starts at 10:00 am.
    Duration: 9 hours
    Distance: 260 km
    Requires: Comfortable shoes a jacket, sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat in the summer. Overcoat/raincoat for autumn/winter/spring seasons
     

    Khor Virap - We will visit the monastery of Khor Virap (4-17cc.), one of the most ancient monasteries in Armenia, 200 meters away from the border of Turkey. It is the closest point to the mountain Ararat. When the weather is clear, the legendary Giant is visible like the palm of your hand.

    Noravank and Areni village - Nestled in a narrow canyon and taking advantage of nature’s natural defense system, it was the religious center for the region of VayotsDzor for centuries. The unique architectural feats and miniature ornaments composed by the outstanding artist, Momik, still amaze the travelers. Make sure you take a seat next to a window so you can admire the ride through the narrow canyon of Amaghu river.

    VayotsDzor region is famous for its unique nature and wineries. We will visit the Areni winery for wine tasting before heading to Noravank monastery

    Refreshments: You will be provided with a bottle of water and some pastries during the tour.
    Lunch: There will be a lunch stop at a local restaurant at noon. Additional payment is required on the spot for lunch.

    Return to Yerevan for overnight stay.

  • Tour in Yerevan-Echmiadzin complex – Zvartnots ruins

    Breakfast at the hotel: starting from 8:00 am
    Tour starts at 10:00 am.
    Duration: 6 hours.
    Distance: 80 km
    Requires: Comfortable shoes a jacket, sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat in the summer. Overcoat/raincoat for autumn/winter/spring seasons

    Yerevan - We do a sightseeing tour of Yerevan, after we go to Echmiadzin.
    Etchmiadzin - The Holy See Mother Cathedral is considered to be one of the most ancient monuments of Christianity. It was built in the 4th century after the proclamation of Christianity as the state religion. Learn the mysterious legends behind the establishment of the Cathedral and see the Holy See of All Armenian Pontiac (Catholicos).The tour will enter  the Treasury-museum of the Holy See where you will be able to observe some of the most  holy relics in Christianity of all times.
    Echmiatzin also accommodates two UNESCO heritage sights: St. Hripsime and St. Gayane churches. These are monuments which maintained their most authentic and original appearance since the 7th century. However, the list of holy sights doesn’t end here.
    You will have a chance to take a look the ruins of Zvartnots Temple. This last one is a manifesto to the amazing architectural school of Armenia in the 7th century.  The “House of Angels,” as the name states, is abundant with silhouette carvings of angels and eagles.
    Refreshments: You will be provided with a bottle of water and some pastries during the tour.
    Lunch:There will be a lunch stop at a local restaurant at noon. Additional payment is required on the spot for lunch.
    Return to Yerevan for overnight stay.

  • Free day

  • Airport Transfer

    Departure from the hotel after the breakfast. Transfer to the airport.


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