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Armenia – 8 days

Total price per person Netto (DBL occupancy)

fromAMD 250000
Duration: 8 days
Departure point: Yerevan
Ending point: Yerevan
Highlights: Please note that Atlantis tour has the right to apply changes in the tour program

INCLUDED SERVICES

  • Transfer airport-hotel-airport on A/C vehicles
  • Accommodation in Yerevan 7 nights in 3/4/5* hotel on BB
  • Entrance fee to museums and historical-cultural centres where mentioned
  • Daily transportation during tours.
  • Professional tour guide
  • Lunch

EXCLUDED SERVICES

  • Airplane Ticket
  • Visa for Armenia
  • Travel Insurance
  • Alcoholic drinks, dinners
  • Additional tours and transfers not included in itinerary

About Package

Day 1

    Yerevan City tour
Arrival in Yerevan early in the morning. Transfer to hotel. Accommodation and rest at hotel. Yerevan City tour- Yerevan is the capital of Armenia and one of the oldest cities in the world. It stretches under the gaze of biblical mountain Ararat and resembles a beautiful gilt bowl to those flying over it. A basalt slab with an Urartu cuneiform inscription, unearthed by archaeologists in the south-eastern part of the city shows the age of Yerevan to be 2783 years old. Street tour including Republic Square, Yerevan State University, Victory Bridge, Tsitsernakaberd (1915 Genocide Memorial), Sports & Concerts complex, Kiev Bridge, Parliament, Palace of President, Academy of Sciences, Opera house, State Museum of History of Armenia. Lunch. Overnight in Yerevan.

Day 2

    Yerevan - Khor Virap - Noravank – Areni - Yerevan
Breakfast at hotel. At 10AM: Tour to South Armenia , Khor Virap Monastery. Khor Virap is a place of pilgrimage for Armenians all over the world which is the closest point to Mount Ararat from the territory of Armenia, the most convenient place for observing and taking pictures of the biblical mountain. Proceed to Noravank Monastery Complex. Noravank monastery is considered to be the pulpit of Syunik bishops. The magnificent landscape of mountains, surrounding the monastery,display a beautiful array of colours from the sun's reflection. Lunch. On the way back to Yerevan visit Areni village and Winery. Tour and tasting after return to Yerevan. Overnight in Yerevan.

Day 3

    Yerevan - Haghpat - Sanahin - Yerevan 
Breakfast at hotel. At 10 AM:  Drive to North Armenia. Monastery Complex of Haghpat (UNESCO World Heritage). The construction of this monastery is associated to the glory of the Bagratouni Royal Family.  Monastery Complex of Sanahin (UNESCO World Heritage). Sanahin is a monastery complex the most prominent structure of which is the Savor's Church (956-967), built by architect Trdat for princes Gourgen and Smbat from the Kyurikian Kingdom. The former village of Sanahin is located on the right side of the gorge. It has become a part of the town of Alaverdi. Lunch. Overnight in Yerevan.

Day 4

    Yerevan - Dilijan - Goshavank - Lake Sevan - Yerevan 
Breakfast at hotel. At 10 AM:  Trip to Dilijan which is a famous spa rich in curative mineral springs, some of which are comparable to those at Vichy in France and Davos in Switzerland. The surrounding mountains are covered by forests and Alpine meadows. Goshavank Monastery Complex which was built in the 12th c. by Mkhitar Gosh, the famous scientist of medieval Armenia, famous author of fables "Trip to Sevan Lake - pearl of Armenia",visit to  peninsula and Sevan Monastery. Lunch. Overnight in Yerevan.

Day 5

    Yerevan - Echmiadzin - Zvartnots - Yerevan 
Breakfast at hotel. At 10 AM- Drive to St. Echmiadzin (Holy See). En route – Hripsime Church which is a masterpiece of architecture and a marvelous example of cross-cupola architecture of the 7th century. Virgin's tomb lies here in the crypt of the church. Cathedral of St. Echmiadzin (UNESCO World Heritage). Liturgy (on Sundays only). This oldest Christian temple was founded in 301 and is one of the first churches in the Christian World. Holy Mass takes place on Sundays in the Cathedral. It is an architectural monument of early Christianity. Return to Yerevan. En route – Zvartnots temple (UNESCO World Heritage). Zvartnots, built as Armenia's main cathedral in 641-661, was to suppress Echmiadzin Cathedral by its grandeur and extraordinary artistic splendor. Lunch. Overnight in Yerevan.

Day 6

    Yerevan - Aragats - Amberd - Saghmosavank - Yerevan 
Breakfast at hotel. At 10 AM- Drive north to Aragats Mountain to Amberd Fortress and Church of Pahlavouni Princes which stands at an elevation of 2300 meters above sea level on the high cape, in the canyon of two rivers high upon the southern slope of Mount Aragats.The fortress, founded in the 7th century by Pahlavouni princes. Proceed to Saghmosavan Village and Monastery Complex of Saghmosavank (Psalm Church). Lunch. Overnight in Yerevan.

Day 7

    Yerevan – Garni – Geghard – Yerevan 
 Breakfast at hotel. At 10 AM-  Half-day trip to Garni Pagan Temple and Geghard Monastery. This pagan temple of Garni was built in 1st. c. AC and was devoted to one of the Armenian Pagan Gods - Mitra. After Armenia converted to Christianity in the 4th c., the rulers of the country used the temple as their summer residence. Proceed to Geghard Monastery (UNESCO World Heritage) which was initially known simply as Ayrivank (Cave Monastery). The present buildings comprising it date back to 10-13th cc., at which time it was renamed as Geghard meaning "lance" (spear) in Armenian. The name refers to the biblical lance used by a Roman soldier to pierce Christ's body to find out if he was alive or not. Lunch. Return to Yerevan and visit Vernissage (souvenirs, arts and crafts market). Overnight in Yerevan.

Day 8

    Departure
Check out, transfer to the airport.
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