This tour to Armenia includes the tours and a visit to the places of interest. It's a great opportunity to get acquainted with the Armenian culture and history, geography and landscape, churches and monasteries, castles and fortifications. In the towns and villages you will feel the Armenian hospitality, taste delicious food of Armenian cuisine. Learn about the tour below and book it!
FIRST DAY: Your tour guide meets you an the airport in the evening and you will be picked to Yerevan. After check-in at Opera Suite Hotel, you will have free time before your city tour and lunch. You will start city tour from the Square of France, see the Opera house, Cascade and Matenadaran museum. Continue to Mashtots avenue, you will see Blue Mosque of Yerevan, Victory bridge, Tsitsernakaberd complex, Dalma Garden Mall. Then you will see Victory Park and "Mother Armenia" monument, from where panorama of the capital will be seen. The bus will pick you up from the park to the Republic Square, where you will see the fountain show and have a walking tour in North Avenue, Opera House, Freedom Square and Swam Lake. SECOND DAY: Your program usually starts at 9:00. This day first you will visit Garni temple & Symphony of Stones, a natural monument, where amazing rocks are formed in high-pressure conditions, from freezing and crystallization of volcanic lava. Then you are visiting Geghard monastery, which is a carved complex with two churches. The bus takes you to Tsaghkadzor, where you will have lunch and enjoy the local rope-way. You are coming back to Yerevan to have dinner. For these two days you are staying in Opera Suite Hotel.
THIRD DAY: Take your all luggage, you are leaving Yerevan. Your program starts at 10 o'clock. First you will visit Armenian Alphabet Alley placed on Mount Aragats. Then the bus moves to medieval Amberd castle, where you can admire the view to Ararat mountain. After your lunch in Ashtarak town, you will visit Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin Cathedral. Next destination is Gyumri, where you will have a walking tour to see 19th-century buildings of old city and Alexandrapol castle. The dinner is organized here as well, not far from the castle. You are staying here for overnight, at Alexandrapol palace hotel. FORTH DAY: Now you are going to see the places of interest in Northern regions of the country. Leaving Gyumri, we are visiting Lori Berd castle. Next destination are Haghpat and Sanahin monasteries, which are the first to appear in UNESCO world heritage list in 1996. There will be organized your lunch. On the way to Dilijan resort we have a photo-stop in Vanadzor town, at Artsakh square and nearby Byzantine-style Russian church. The dinner is in Dilijan, and you spent here two nights, in Dilijan Paradise hotel. FIFTH DAY: In the morning you are visiting Lastiver, where you can ride a horse, or enjoy the zip-line or rope park (one of those three). After the lunch you are visiting mountainous Lake Parz in Dilijan national park, having another boat trip there. In the evening the bus moves to Lake Sevan, where you will have a boat trip, you have free time to swim or ride a water bike (optional). Back to Dilijan, where you will have free time to take photos in old town, and back to your Paradise Hotel. SIXTH DAY: Pack your valises, you are leaving to Jermuk resort! The road to it passes near by Lake Sevan, and your first stop is Selim caravansary. From there a beautiful panorama is opened to valleys and mountains. You are continuing your trip to a medieval monastic complex Noravank through Amaghu river's gorge with beautiful rose-colored rocks and ancient caves. After lunch you are visiting Birds’ cave & Areni winery. Your overnight is organized again in the best local hotel - Jermuk Hyatt Place. SEVENTH DAY: Get ready, you are going back to Yerevan! Your first stop is Kechut reservoir near by Jermuk, then beautiful Shaki waterfall. Then the bus takes you to ride the longest areal tramway in the world - Wings of Tatev, and see medieval Tatev monastery. After lunch you will see Goris town and Khndzoresk village, where you will cross the swinging bridge. The trip is over, you are returning to Yerevan, Opera Suite Hotel. EIGHTH DAY: Good morning, you are flying back today! If your flight is in the afternoon or later, we shall organize another Yerevan city tour, you will have an opportunity to do some shopping in Vernissage and Food markets. Transfer to the airport. Departure home!
Now about the prices. Your ticket includes the following: * Transfer (airport-Yerevan, Yerevan-airport) * Hotel accommodation in 4+ star hotels (7 nights) * Full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner) * Transportation service with wi-fi and AC (a minibus or a bus) * Professional guide service * Tickets for rope-way (Tsaghkadzor, Tatev) * Boat trip (lake Sevan, Crystal lake) * Tickets in museums (Garni) * Zip-line or other services in Lastiver