Classical Weekly Tour around Armenia

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During this 7-day tour around Armenia, you will discover its capital Yerevan, visit different regions of republic, witnessing the only preserved pre-Christian era monument, a beautiful monastery, caved in rocks of the mountain, enjoy an amazing view of Lake Sevan, (also well-known as Pearl of Armenia), where you can taste famous Sevan craw-fish and trout. Enjoy a nice walk-tour around a sunny resort Dilijan on the north of country, visit Khor Virap Monastery, located at the foot of Mount Ararat, famous for its relation to foundation of Christianity in Armenia. You will also visit nations’ main Apostolic cathedral in Echmiadzin, the official residence for many and current Catholicos of all Armenians. And certainly, we would not let you miss the longest two-way cableway which takes to one of the most beautiful and mysterious temple of the ancient world, Tatev Monastery. Leaving Armenia, you will definitely carry unforgettable memories and impressions of red rocks, raising around Noravank Monastery, breathtaking views of mountains and Armenian nature, and home-made wine in a small village Areni. Besides all that, there are many interesting discoveries, sites and surprises expecting you in Armenia. Welcome!

Pick up/Drop off Location

Yerevan

Departure Time

Price Includes

  • Transfers from the Airport to the Hotel and Back
  • Accommodation in a 3* or 4* Hotel with single/double occupancy
  • Comfortable Transportation throughout the Entire Tour
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Entrance Ticket(s) to mentioned Museums and Cultural Centers
  • Daily Breakfast at the Hotel. Welcome Dinner

Price Excludes

  • Air Flight Ticket
  • Travel or Medical Insurance
  • Other Expenses, much like but not limited to tips, alcohol and non-alcohol beverages, dinner, etc.
  • Excursion to Yerevan Brandy factory, about $20 per person
IMPORTANT INFO
  • Indicated prices are for each person
  • In case of tour package changes, extra charges will apply
Itinerary

Day 1 Yerevan

  • Arrival to Yerevan. Welcome pick-up from the Airport, check-in the Hotel.
  • City tour around the capital Yerevan, visiting major sites and places of interest.
  • Welcome Dinner. Leisure Time.
 

Day 2 Garni – Geghard – Amberd

  • After breakfast, travel to Garni, where you will discover the only preserved Hellenistic and Pagan temple on the territory of Armenia, Garni Temple.
  • Exactly in Garni, we will descent down the canyon and have an amazing tour around, where you can witness a little wonder of nature, so called “Stone Symphony”.
  • Dinner with opportunity for you to participate in famous Armenian bread “Lavash” baking process. You will also have a chance to make barbeque in “tondir’ is a round and deep fireplace made in the grounds for baking/cooking bread and meat.
  • Following Garni, we will move forward towards Geghard Monastery complex (included in the UNESCO World Heritage Architectural Sites), a unique architectural monument, caved in the rocks of a mountain. The name of the complex comes from the spear that pierced the body of Jesus Christ on the Cross, according to some historical sources, brought to Armenia by the apostle Thaddeus among many other relics.
  • Following dinner, we will visit a VII century castle, Amberd.
  • Return to Yerevan, leisure time.
 

Day 3 Khor Virap – Noravank – Areni – Karaunj -Goris

  • Trip to Khor Virap mMonastery, located at the bottom of Mount Ararat. The monastery is famous as a holy site, where the founder of Christianity in Armenia, Grigor Lusavorich (Gregory the Illuminator) was imprisoned for 12 years. He is considered an unofficial, first Catholicos in Armenian history.
  • Further on, our road leads to one of the most beautiful monuments of medieval Armenia, Noravank Monastery, surrounded by high, sloppy cliffs and red, rocky mountains.
  • After Noravank, we will move forward towards Areni Village, so called winery center of Armenia, where we will have a chance to enjoy an amazing dinner with local, true meal.
  • Thereafter, we will visit a cave, where recently ancient jars, vases and shoes were discovered. According to scientists, the artifacts are dating 6000 years back. Following the cave visit, we will visit a local wine factory and taste varieties of offered wine.
  • Upon completion of wine degustation, our journey will continue and move forward to the greenest town of Armenia, Goris. Short before reaching to Goris, we will make a brief stop at a place called “Zoratz Karer - Karaunj”, a unique stone monument, prototype of Armenian Stonehenge.
 

Day 4 Khndzoresk – Tatev – Jermuk – Yerevan

  • After breakfast, we will head towards an old village Khndzoresk, where we will discover an amazing canyon and cross it by walk through a swinging rope-bridge. We will admire a fascinating view, experience unforgettable emotions while on the bridge and will also witness old caves inside the canyon, where people used to live yet a century ago.
  • Moving on, we will proceed towards the most mysterious site of Armenia, Tatev Village and Monastery.
  • The final section of our tour to Tatev monastery will be completed on the world’s two-way longest and amazing ropeway, leading above the Vorotan Canyon. The overall length of the cableway is about 6 km (4miles) and the highest point of the ropeway is 320 meters (1050 feet) above ground.
  • Upon complete study of Tatev Monastery, site and its history, we will head towards Jermuk, famous for its mineral water, and you will have a chance to taste it and preserve more to use during the travel. We will also visit Jermuk Canyon and will admire one of the most fascinating water-fall sceneries from the depth of the canyon.
  • Return to Yerevan after dinner in Jermuk.
 

Day 5 Yerevan

  • After breakfast, this day will be completely dedicated to Yerevan. We will visit museum of ancient manuscripts, unique collection of treasures, Matenadaran. Following the visit, we will make an excursion to Yerevan Brandy Factory.
  • Next, we will make a tour to a unique carpet factory, where we will have an amazing dinner.
  • Leisure time at night; you might prefer to enjoy jazz or have a supreme wine in one of Yerevan restaurants.
 

Day 6 Dilijan – Haghartsin – Goshavank – Sevan

  • After breakfast, we will tour towards one of the greenest towns of Armenia, famous resort Dilijan.
  • Following a walking tour around Dilijan, we will pass through the woods and will go towards a fascinating monastery complex of XI-XIII century, Haghartsin. The place is a real pearl inside the canyon, and is one of the mysterious sites of Armenia, lost in green woods of surrounding mountains.
  • Following Haghartsin, we will visit Goshavank Monastery complex.
  • From Goshavank we will head toward the largest mountainous lake in the region, Sevan Lake. We will enjoy fascinating scenery and colors of the lake, visit the medieval monastery located on the lake peninsula and will certainly taste famous Sevan craw-fish.
  • Return to Yerevan.
 

Day 7 Echmiadzin – Zvartnots

  • Breakfast and tour to the religious capital of Armenia — Echmiadzin, where the main Cathedral of the country and the residence of Catholicos of all Armenians is located. We will visit ancient monasteries of Saint Hripsime and Saint Gayane as well, both are located in Echmiadzin.
  • On the way back, we will make a stop at the ruins of ancient Zvartnots Temple, destroyed from the earthquake at the end of past millennium.
  • Dinner at and excursion to the famous Yerevan Brandy Factory.
  • Drop off at the Airport, with a sincere hope to see you again and create another entertaining tour around our small but full of beautiful and interesting sites country.
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Bianca Corona (Brazil)

Group Traveller

Tour is well organized. Highly recommended. Second day was unforgettable. We visited Garni Temple, Geghard Monastery and Amberd. Very much impressed with historical Garni Temple, which was built by Alexander The Great’s initiative.

November 18, 2017

Viken Soghomonyan (Moscow, Russia)

Family Traveller

I booked the tour to Armenia for my kids. They have traveled all over Armenia’s most visited places. Kids are happy -parents happy as well. Will definitely plan to book another tour for me and my wife.

September 14, 2017

Linda Ross (Washington, DC)

Solo Traveller

I had so much incredible time during these 8 days. Yerevan is full of adventurous and modern places. Really enjoyed our trip with Travellika folks. Our driver and tour manager were well prepared, competent and professional. Big thank you!

September 12, 2017