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ARMENIA – OPEN AIR MUSEUM

Yerevan - Garni - Geghard - Hayravank - Noraduz - Sevan - Dilijan - Hahgartsin - Goshavank - Sanahin - Haghpat - Alaverdi - Gyumri - Echmiadzin - Zvartnots

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  • Price is for 1 person sharing a double-room/Family room
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fromAMD 398432.4
Duration: 8 days
Departure point: Yerevan
Ending point: Yerevan
Service basis: Individual/Group

INCLUDED SERVICES

  • Transfers according to the program
  • Transportation during Tours
  • 3*,4*,5* Hotels in Yerevan,Sevan,Gyumri
  • Excursions
  • Participation in master classes
  • 8 lunches, 3 dinners and 1 Gala Dinner
  • Professional tour guide
  • Entrance tickets to Museums
  • 24/7 support team
  • Commissions
  • Please note that Atlantis tour has the right to apply changes in the tour program

EXCLUDED SERVICES

  • Air Ticket
  • Visa for Armenia
  • Additional tours and transfers not included in the itinerary
  • Lunches and dinners not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Travel Insurance

About Package

Day 1

    Free day in Yerevan Arrival in Yerevan International airport Zvartnots. Transfer and hotel accommodation. Free day in Yerevan.

Day 2

    Yerevan city tour Breakfast at the hotel. A city tour in Yerevan, one of the ancient cities in the world: Republic Square, History Museum, Opera house then visit Erebuni Museum and the ruins of ancient Fortress, where you can see Yerevan’s “Birth Certificate”. Visit Victory Park to see the panoramic view of Yerevan. Visit Cascade, huge stairway gracefully connecting the downtown areas and the residential areas, located on the surrounding hills. Overnight in Yerevan.

Day 3

    Yerevan-Garni-Geghard-Hayravank-Noraduz-Sevan Breakfast at the hotel. Check out. On the road from Yerevan to Garni stop near Charents Arch for a beautiful view of Biblical Ararat Mountain. Tour to the Pagan Temple of Garni (1st century A.D.) the only standing Greco-Roman colonnaded building in Armenia. Soon after Armenia adopted Christianity, the temple became the summer residence of Armenian royalty. Visit Garni village, where  we will take master classes in pottery, woodworking, carpet weaving and baking lavash.  Next stop is Geghard –cave Monastery, the name geghard, derives from the relics of the Armenian Apostolic church: the spear that one of the Roman guards had used to pierce the rib of crucified Christ. The monastery is included in UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites. Drive to Sevan. Visit Hayravank , which  is a 9th century Armenian monastery located just northeast of the village of Hayravank. Not far from Hayravank Monastery on the shore of Lake Sevan is the settlement of Noraduz famous for its big khachkars (cross-stones) cemetery. There are about 900 khachkars of various styles and epochs there. The last stop in Sevan. Overnight  in Sevan.

Day 4

    Sevan-Dilijan-Haghartsin-Goshavank-Sevan  Breakfast at the hotel. Excursion to “The Emerald of Armenia"- Lake Sevan , which is one of the highest freshwater lakes in the world, lying at 1950m above the sea level. Lake Sevan is home to Sevanavank monastery, located on the peninsula. Drive to Dilijan which is famous for its lovely surroundings, called the "Armenian Switzerland" by the locals, due to the densely forested valleys and mountains with alpine meadows surrounding them. Then visit to Haghartsin Monastery, one of the brightest and unique masterpieces of Armenian Architecture and outing to medieval Goshavank Monastery (12-13th century). Drive to Sevan. Overnight in Sevan.

Day 5

    Sevan-Sanahin-Haghpat-Alaverdi-Gyumri Breakfast at the hotel. Check out.  Tour to the architectural complexes of Sanahin (966 AD) and Haghpat (976 AD) which are among the outstanding works of medieval Armenian architecture and are inscribed in UNESCO World Heritage list. The architectural details and decoration of the monuments, which belong to the same epoch, have much in common and are even exactly alike in some cases, which gives us ground to presume that they were created by craftsmen of the same school. Visit old Bridge in Alaverdi, one of the most significant architectural constructions of medieval Armenia. Drive to Gyumri. Overnight in Gyumri.

Day 6

    Gyumri city tour - Yerevan Breakfast at the hotel. Check out. City tour in Gyumri, which hides mysteries and fascinating undiscovered values. There are many unexcavated archeological sites where evidence of early human history can be found. The city experienced many changes throughout its existence, but the devastating earthquake of 1988 changed the face of the city, dramatically. Gyumri is the city of masters. The craftsmen (stone masons, blacksmiths, jewelers, carpenters) express endless devotion towards their valuable skills, inherited from their ancestors. Art, education and science are the highest values for the people of Gyumri. Visit Black Fortress. Drive to Yerevan. Overnight in Yerevan.

Day 7

    Yerevan-Echmiadzin-Zvartnots-Yerevan Breakfast at the hotel. Tour to Echmiadzin the spiritual and administrative center of the Armenian Apostolic Church. Sightseeing Mother See of Holy Echmiadzin (4th Century) where treasures and relics of the church are preserved.  The cathedral is included in UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites in   2000. Visit the ruins of Zvartnots, which was included on UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 2000. Last stop at Ararat  Brandy Factory where you will have a chance to observe the history of brandy production, from grape to glass, witness the birth of famous Ararat Brandy. Overnight in Yerevan.

Day 8

    Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer from the hotel to the airport and check in for departure.