3 Hours Before Flight Time
Arrival to Yerevan and transfer to the hotel/hostel from Zvartnots airport. Overnight in Yerevan.
Breakfast at a hotel or hostel. Tour to the ancient Temple of Garni, the only (Pagan) temple preserved in Armenia. The monument reflects a blend of Greco-Roman and Armenian architectural styles and was built by Armenian King “Trdat” the First in the first century A.D. It’s been dedicated it to the God of Sun. Following Garni Temple, is a drive to Geghard Monastery (13th century) carved in the rocks of a mountain and initially called “Ayrivank” (the Monastery of the Cave). The Temple is included to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list. According to legend, a famous spear, that a Roman soldier used to injury Jesus Christ, has been kept in this monastery for over 500 years. Initially, the monastery was called Geghardavank (the Monastery of the Spear). Stop and observation of “Charentz” Arch on the way to Yerevan, where one can observe a magnificent and unique view or Ararat valley, Yerevan and finally, Mount Ararat where. Back to Yerevan with overnight.
Breakfast at a hotel or hostel. Tour to Tsaghkadzor, a famous ski and winter resort in Armenia. Visit of Kecharis Monastery, dated back to the 11th century. Observation of touristic and resort areas of Tsaghkadzor. Afterwards, journey to Lake Sevan, one of the famous and most popular destinations in Armenia and one of the gorgeous and greatest mountainous lakes of Eurasian continent. The Lake Sevan represents a fascinating collage of turquoise waves playing with wind and mountains emerging on the backstage of water. Visit of “Sevanavank” Monastery on the Lake peninsula. At the end of the day, a trip back to Yerevan with an overnight in Hotel or Hostel. Overnight at Yerevan
Breakfast at the hotel. Tour to “Khor Virap:, one of the three sacred / holy places in Armenia and the closest point in Armenia to the mount Ararat geographically and for observation as well. The fame of the monastery is due to it’s an international importance as a cultural site and also as a pilgrimage site as well for certain travelers. The monastery is mentioned in all historical records as a place where Gregory The Illuminator was imprisoned for 13 years. At the end of a tour, return to Yerevan with overnight. Brief observation of night Yerevan downtown area before arrival to hotel.
Breakfast at a hotel or hostel. Transfer to Zvartnots airport for departure.
Our holiday in Armenia would not have been so great without Tigran, who took a thorough care of us from the very moment we landed in Armenia and all the way till the last minute of our 5 days stay. He has included us to every tourist attraction in our itinerary, so there is nothing that we have missed. He is knowledgeable of Armenia’s rich cultural heritage and a punctual, proud Armenian.
Five big stars indeed. I would also like to give an extra one to our guide Tigran. He was excellent in every way, very friendly, responsible and courteous. I highly recommend everybody
We have been in Khor Virap and the view Mount Ararat was breathtaking. The mountain proudly looked at us behind the monastery. I will never forget that view. Thank you Travellika for this tour and this unique opportunity to discover Armenia and see amazing places.