Armenia – Visit The Land of Noah

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A Charming country, known by its rich and resilient culture.

 

Rich in breathtaking, natural, historical, and cultural landscapes, Armenia offers countless fascinating attractions to curious and adventurous travellers. With many mountains, rivers, and lush forests to enjoy along with remote regions, forts, and monasteries to discover, the country will never cease to impress. In this 8-day itinerary, you explore the most beautiful landscapes in Armenia that are must-visits. 

Royal Holidays In Armenia

8 days / 7 nights

(Valid from 1st of October 2022 till 31st of March 2023)

 

 

Day 1:

Arrival in Yerevan.

Transfer to the selected hotel. Overnight in Yerevan.

 

 

Day 2:

Yerevan City tour
Breakfast at the hotel. City tour in Yerevan will start with the panoramic view of the city and acquaintance with
the Center of the city, Republic Square, Northern Avenue, the sightseeing of Opera and Ballet building,
the Parliament and Residency of the President of Armenia, State University, Mother Armenia
Monument, Sports & Concert Complex. A visit to Tsitsernakaberd - a Monument to the Armenian
Genocide Victims, as well as the Genocide Victims’ Museum, commemorating the 1.5 million Armenians who
perished during the first Genocide of the 20th century in the Western Armenia and in the territory of Ottoman
Empire.
Visit Cascade complex, which is considered the modern art center of Yerevan. Cascade is home to Cafesjan
modern art museum. This place becomes even more charming in the evenings, when it is full of people, both
locals and tourists from all over the world, enjoying the magic and the warmth of the capital. You will enjoy
spending time in one of the cosy open-air cafes surrounded by beautiful sculptures, redolent flowers shining
brightly with magic colours. It is also a popular place for open air concerts in summer season. A visit to one of
the biggest and oldest mosques in Caucasus “Blue mosque”, which is situated in the heart of Yerevan city.
Overnight in Yerevan.

 

 

Day 3:

Yerevan - Etchmiadzin - Zvartnots - Yerevan

Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Etchmiadzin City, which used to be an ancient capital of Armenia. Since 4th
century, it has been considered the largest religious center, the residency of Catholics of all Armenians.
Etchmiadzin cathedral is one of the ancient churches in the Christian world, included in the UNESCO World
Heritage List (2000). It is the center of Armenian Apostolic Church, founded in 301 A.D by St. Gregory the
Illuminator. The museum of the Cathedral, located behind the Altar, has collection of religious artifacts about
Holy Mass, subjects made of gold, silver, precious stones, decorations, colossal silver boiler for making the
myrrh and legendary Holy spear. A trip to one of the architectural wonders of Armenia - Zvartnots temple
(641-661 BC), which got its name from the word "Zvart", which, translated from Armenian, means "joyful and
beautiful". The remaining ruins give an idea of the rare beauty of this temple, which is listed as an UNESCO
World Heritage Site (2000). Drive back to Yerevan. Overnight in Yerevan.

 

 

Day 4:

Yerevan - Silk Road - Noravank - Tatev Monastery - Yerevan

Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Noravank Monastery complex (13-14 th century). There is such an incredibly
beautiful scenery along the road to Noravank, that the visitors cannot resist stepping out of the vehicle and
walking all the way to the Monastery with their cameras, to enjoy and record the unique bizarre-shaped
precipitous red cliffs.
Drive to Tatev Monastery, which is one of the most unique and beautiful monasteries in Armenia, located on
the steep of deep gorge surrounded with very strong settings. It was built during the 9-13th centuries as an
Armenian intellectual center where philosophers, musicians, painters, calligraphers and monks lived. Ride on
the longest ropeway in the world (5,7 km), recorded in Guinness record book, over the canyons to the
monastery of Tatev. Drive back to Yerevan. Overnight in Yerevan.

 

 

Day 5:

Yerevan - Lake Sevan - “Armenian Switzerland” Dilijan - Yerevan

Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Lake Sevan, one of the wonders in Armenia. This blue lake is one of the
greatest high mountainous freshwater lakes of Eurasia. On a clear and sunny day, the water is often of a deep
turquoise colour. Total surface of the lake is 940 km 2 . Climb on peninsula, from where opens a fascinating and
breathtaking view on Sevan Lake. Visit Sevanavank Monastery (9 th century), which stands in its greatness on
the peninsula, overlooking the lake for centuries.
Drive to mountainous resort Dilijan, or so called “Armenian Switzerland”, which is well-known for its
forests, as well as for its mysterious flora and fauna. Small walking city tour in Dilijan with a visit to
handicrafts’ street, where one can watch the preparation of different national souvenirs from wood, stone and
ceramics. A visit to Haghartsin Monastery complex, located in a secluded place of a forest. Appearing
unexpectedly in front of the visitors, out of the dense forests, the Monastery creates a magical impression of a lost world. After a visit to the monastery in 2005, His Royal Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al
Qasimi made a generous donation for certain renovation works and preservation of this monastery, representing
the rich history of the human kind. Complex includes Church St. Stepanos, St. Mary and St. Gregory’s Church,
as well as a famous refectory. Drive back to Yerevan. Overnight in Yerevan.

 

 

Day 6:

Yerevan - Carpet Factory - Garni - Geghard - Yerevan

Breakfast at the hotel. Visit Armenian carpet factory with possibility to watch the production of the handmade
rugs. The factory has a showroom where purchases are offered (shipping of rugs to your country is possible).
Visit the only remaining Pagan temple in Armenia, devoted to the God of Sun – Myrth, in Garni. Photo stop at
Charentc Arc. A visit to the ruins of Royal Palace and Royal bath-house nearby.
Optional: Family hosted lunch in a private village house, with watching the preparation of “Lavash”
(Armenian traditional flat bread baked in stone-make oven) by countryside Armenian ladies using the same
ancient technology as hundreds of years before.
Continue the tour to the uniquely caved Geghard monastery, which dates back to 12 th -13 th centuries, the name
of which means “holy spear” in the honour of the long-preserved spear, the same spear that pierced the body of
crucified Christ, which were brought here by Apostle Thaddeus. Drive back to Yerevan. Overnight in Yerevan.

 

 

Day 7:

Yerevan - Tsaghkadzor - Shopping in Yerevan

Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Tsaghkadzor (means “gorge of flowers”) town, the magical place of forested
mountains. Short walking tour around the small town. Visit Kecharis monastery.
Opportunity to go up to the mountain peaks by ropeway, where you will catch an unforgettable gorgeous
panoramic view of this part of the world.
Drive back to Yerevan. Visit Fruit Market. A visit to Vernissage, an open-air exhibition-market. Drop to
Dalma Garden, Yerevan Mall or Megamall for shopping. Overnight in Yerevan.

 

Day 8:

Departure

Breakfast at the hotel. Check-out. Transfer to Zvartnots International Airport.

 

Starting price for this itinerary is $935

This is a per person price, based on 2 people travelling and sharing a double room.

 

What’s included

  • 7 nights accommodation at the Holiday Inn Republic Square Hotel 5* or similar in Yerevan with breakfast
  • Transportation as per program with an English speaking guide
  • Entry ticket fees for Etchmiadzin museum, Zvartnots temple, Garni temple
  • Round-trip ticket fee by cable car to Tatev Monastery
  • Tsaghkadzor ropeway ticket fee (1st level and back)

 

What’s not included

  • Air Ticket (discuss your specific requirements with us)
  • Visa Fees
  • Optional excursions
  • Travel insurance
  • Family hosted lunch in Garni – 15 USD per person
  • Meal supplement – 15 USD per person per lunch, 20 USD per person per standard dinner
  • Personal expenses and tips for Guide and driver

 

Tips:

  • Currency: Armenian Dram ֏
  • Language: Armenian & Russian
  • Dialing Code: +374
  • Weather: Highland continental
  • Driving side: right

 

 

This is a guide price. Please enquire and we will provide a full personalized quote for you.  All our itineraries are tailor-made to your own requirements so can be modified however you wish.

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