All of Armenia in a week. With arrivals on Sundays

All of Armenia in a week. With arrivals on Sundays

5/5 (124 reviews)   Armenia   8 days (7 nights)
Duration

8 days

Group size

30 people

Complexity
Base
Comfort
Above Average
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Overview

During these 8 days you will find a varied cultural and entertainment program in a country known to the world for its rich historical heritage, ancient culture, architectural monuments and Christian traditions.

You will get acquainted with the history and traditions of this ancient country, visit sacred places, enjoy the beauty of the mountain peaks and sip Armenian wine.

During the trip, you will be accompanied by guides who are in love with their country, who will do everything so that the very next day you have the feeling that you have come to visit old and good friends!

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Let's plunge into the Hellenistic era

The majestic Garni Temple is the only pagan temple preserved in the CIS!

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Not to Mars, but to Noravank!

Let's admire the famous steep red rocks in the Noravank gorge!

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Let's admire the mountain pearl of Armenia!

One of our most popular excursions is a tour to Lake Sevan, the second largest alpine lake in Eurasia

Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival in Yerevan. Meeting at the airport with a sign.

Transfer to the hotel.

Night in Yerevan.

Day 2

Breakfast in the hotel

We will go on an exciting journey to get acquainted with both pagan and Christian Armenia.

During our excursion, we will visit:

The Charents Arch is a favorite place for tourists, offering stunning views of the sacred Mount Ararat, and the city of Yerevan can be seen from a distance. The arch is named after the great Armenian poet Yeghishe Charents, who loved and spent a lot of time here enjoying the beauty of the Armenian expanses.

By visiting this place, you will be inspired by the incredible beauty of Armenia, and you will also be able to take a stunning photo as a souvenir.

The pagan temple of the Sun Garni (1st century AD) is a favorite place of the Armenian kings. The temple is a spectacle of extraordinary beauty, sometimes seeming unreal. Built in the Greek style, it occupies a triangular cape dominating a deep gorge, surrounded by the Azat River on both sides. The gorge is notable for its amazing slopes, known as the “Symphony of Stones”.

Cave monastery of Geghard (12th - 13th centuries) translated as “holy spear” in honor of the very spear that was kept there for a long time, which was used to pierce the crucified Christ.

The spear is now in the St. Etchmiadzin Museum. The temple is located high in the mountains in the gorge of the Goght River. This is a masterpiece of Armenian medieval architecture. It is a complex consisting of a main church, two cave churches and a tomb. In the first cave temple, a cold spring gushes out of the rock.

Its holy water is believed to heal diseases and give beauty. Geghard Monastery is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List (sheet 2000).

Here we will also visit local residents to see how real Armenian lavash is baked. By the way, few people know that lavash, this thin, fragrant Armenian bread, is included in the UNESCO list of intangible heritage.

Return to Yerevan.

Night in Yerevan.

Day 3

Breakfast in the hotel.

This tour is a journey from Yerevan to the south of the country - to the Vayots Dzor region, through the Ararat Valley.

During this wonderful trip we will visit the Khor Virap church, which means “deep hole”, a prison - the place of imprisonment of St. Gregory the Illuminator. This is where the baptism of Armenia began - the first state to become Christian before Rome.

The temple is located in the Ararat Valley, offering a majestic view of the biblical Mount Ararat, sparkling with its two peaks. This is the site of the former capital of Armenia - ancient Artashat (180 century BC), built according to a special design by the famous Carthaginian commander Hannibal, who found refuge in Armenia after defeat in the war with Rome.

It is also noteworthy that Khor Virap is the closest place to Mount Ararat. Many believe that this place is the best angle for those who want to capture themselves against the backdrop of the Biblical Mountain.

Next, our path lies along a picturesque gorge, bordered by terracotta rocks, to the Noravank monastery * (13th century). And on the way to it we will visit the Areni winery and wine tasting.

*visiting Noravank and Areni is possible only under favorable weather conditions in the winter season.

Return to Yerevan. Night in Yerevan.

Day 4

Breakfast in the hotel

One of our most popular excursions is a tour to Lake Sevan, which is rightfully considered the pearl of Armenia, the second largest alpine lake in Eurasia.

Here we will climb to the top of the Akhtamar peninsula, so that from the height of the peninsula a blue-eyed beauty will be revealed to our eyes, and we will examine one of the oldest monasteries - Sevanavank (9th century).

On the way to the monastery, many local residents will insistently offer you to release a pair of sacred doves into the sky in order to fulfill your cherished dreams and desires! They say they come true!

There are several legends about the origin of the name “Sevan”. But the most common of them is that once the Armenians of Van, forced to leave their lands, moved to the shores of Lake Sevan, which reminded them of their homeland.

But they did not like the cold and harsh highland climate. Remembering the soft and warm air of Lake Van, they exclaimed bitterly: “Black Van (sev Van) got to us, black Van!”

Tour to Dilijan - Haghartsin Monastery. They say that if there were forests, mountains and mineral springs in paradise, then paradise would be like Dilijan. The Haghartsin Gorge is perhaps the best place in the Dilijan Nature Reserve.

In the upper reaches of the Haghartsin River, the left tributary of the Aghstev River, 18 km from Dilijan and 6 km from the highway, the Agartsnavank Monastery is located. 2 km from the monastery there are the ruins of the medieval village of Haghartsin, which gave the name to the monastery.

Return to Yerevan. Night in Yerevan.

Day 5

On this day you have the opportunity to add an excursion - contact our managers!

Night in Yerevan.

Day 6

On this day you have the opportunity to add an excursion - contact our managers!

Night in Yerevan.

Day 7

Breakfast in the hotel.

A classic tour of the capital of Armenia - Yerevan, one of the oldest cities in the world, which is 30 years older than Rome. The capital of Armenia is already 2,800 years old.

Yerevan is the largest city in the country, the name of which comes from the legendary Urartian fortress of Erebuni, from where the almost three-thousand-year history of the city stretches. Yerevan received its modern appearance thanks to Alexander Tamanyan, the chief architect of the city’s master plan.

Our route will begin with a bus tour of the city, which will cover all the main attractions, main streets and avenues of the city: Mashtots Avenue with the famous “Covered Market” and “Blue Mosque”, Marshal Baghramyan Avenue with the Presidential Residence and the beautiful Parliament building, Sayat-Nova Avenue with a monument to the famous French sculptor Rodin, and much more.

After a 360-degree tour of the city, we will take a walking tour through the small center. It will begin with the Yerevan Cascade - an open-air museum, which is one of the unique components of the Cafesjian Arts Center.

The museum's collection includes works by world-famous artists such as Fernando Botero, Arshile Gorky, Jennifer Bartlett, Lynn Chadwick, Barry Flanagan and others.

Here we, of course, will go up to the observation deck, from where a fantastic view of the pink city opens up, and, of course, if you’re lucky, you will see a majestic view of Biblical Ararat. You can go up either by escalators or on foot, but this is, of course, for our most athletic travelers.

Having taken the most charming photographs and read the stories about why Yerevan is considered the pink city, how the Cascade was built and why the most delicious coffee is drunk in the open cafes of the Cascade, we will continue our walk to Theater Square, where the Opera and Ballet Theater is located and the famous Swan Lake, next to which our beloved Arno Babajanyan proudly “plays” the piano.

Continuing our walk, we will find ourselves on Northern Avenue, with impressive new buildings located on it, where there are many offices, luxury residential buildings, restaurants, cafes and shops.

It is here that you can find a monument to the famous florist Karabala, who always presented lovers with flowers.

The final destination of our walk is Republic Square. This is the central square of the Armenian capital, built according to the design of A. Tamanyan in the middle of the 20th century. Its architectural appearance is formed by five buildings located along the perimeter.

Among them is the Museum of the History of Armenia with a worthy collection of paintings by famous artists. The building of the Government of Armenia, with the famous clock, under which Yerevan residents always make their first love dates.

In the center of the Square are the famous singing fountains, whose shows can be enjoyed from mid-April to the end of October.

The sightseeing tour of Yerevan will end with a visit to Tsitsernakaberd - a memorial dedicated to the numerous victims of the genocide of the Armenian nation in 1915. The memorial was built on the hill of the same name in the 1960s on the initiative of local authorities.

In 1995, the complex acquired an underground museum. Its exhibits tell the story of the terrible tragedy of the Armenian people, who had to endure simply inhuman suffering during the persecution organized by the Ottoman Empire.

Yerevan Brandy Factory Tour with Classic Tasting

Agree that ArArAt cognacs have been considered one of the main symbols of Armenia for many years.

In order to get acquainted with the production of this legendary drink and its 130-year history, we will go to the Yerevan Brandy Factory.

The excursions here begin with the museum halls, which contain personal belongings and photographs of the founders of cognac production in Armenia, Nerses Tairyants and Vasily Tairov, the chief winemaker, the author of the first vintage cognac, Mkrtich Musinyants.

The museum also displays the oldest barrels from Shustov’s times, multiple medals and the first certificate from French cognac makers in 1907.

Next, we will find ourselves in the so-called aging workshop, or in the cognac cellar, where we will learn what the “angels’ share” is, which countries’ presidents have their own barrels on Presidential Alley, how honored guests were weighed, and what cognac Winston Churchill drank.

You can also take memorable photographs here.

Well, the time has come for the long-awaited tasting. We will have a classic tasting, and this means that we will taste ArArAt 3 stars and Ani 7-year-old cognacs.

During the tasting, the distillery master will tell you about the rules and nuances of tasting, after which you will undoubtedly fall in love with this sunny drink for the rest of your life!

Night in Yerevan

Day 8

Transfer to the airport and happy return home!

Complexity
Base
Organizer's comment

The program is not complicated. Tourists travel from place to place by car/bus (depending on the size of the group). There are no particular difficulties for movement in places of interest.

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Sophie – author and travel guide
5/5 (124 reviews)
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Organizer languages: EnglishRussianArmenian

Hello. I am Naira, my task is to make you fall in love with the country that I am madly in love with. After all, Armenia is not just a country, it is a source of inspiration and positivity. Each route with us is an exciting journey into a land of stories, legends and cultural heritage. As local residents, we will show you the most hidden corners, tell you the most interesting stories and take you to visit famous people in the country. Our success is happiness in the eyes of every tourist and an

Accommodation

Comfort
Above Average
Premium

Hotel  Hotel Best View 3*  7 nights

Attention! The tour price is indicated per person based on double occupancy in the BEST VIEW 3* hotel.

The cost of the tour for single occupancy can be seen in the table below, or specified when booking.

You can also choose a tour package with accommodation in another hotel indicated in the table.

Below is a table of accommodation in different hotels with prices - per person:

7 Night

3* hotel, conveniently located away from the city center - with panoramic views of the city and Mount Ararat.

Tour conditions

Included in price

  • hotel accommodation
  • guide services
  • breakfasts
  • all entrance fees
  • tour of the Yerevan Brandy Factory and tasting of ArArAt cognacs
  • master class on baking lavash
  • transfers Airport – Hotel – Airport
  • comfortable transport during all excursions

Excluded in price

  • alcohol
  • tickets before the start of the route and back
  • lunches and dinners not specified in the program
  • personal expenses
  • insurance

It is important to know

Collection for excursions is carried out from the hotel lobby at 09:10. However, you need to take into account that the bus will arrive between 09:10-10:00, since the collection comes from different hotels and there may be delays.

Meeting at the airport in the arrivals area with a bright orange sign. If for some reason you don’t notice the sign, wait at the MTS counter. The waiting time for a transfer driver is up to 30 minutes. If the meeting is delayed by more than 30 minutes. - number to contact the transferman +374 93 36 33 60.

Self-lunch stops are included on all excursions longer than 3 hours.

In case of an emergency, you can contact the host company by phone:

+7(958) 402 54 65 (whatsapp) from 10:00 to 17:30 from Monday to Friday.

+374 95 028 018 (whatsapp) from 10:00 to 16:00 from Monday to Sunday.

+374 55 007 404 (whatsapp, telegram) in case of emergency.

If you cancel your reservation early, we will be forced to charge you a percentage of the price paid:

10 days before the start of the tour - Free cancellation
5 days before the start of the tour - 20% fine
on the day of arrival - 100% penalty
Additional terms:

If there are obstacles to participating in the tour due to COVID-19, the prepayment will be transferred to other tour dates with the issuance of a certificate, or will be returned to the payer’s account minus bank commissions.

250000 AMD /per tourist for 8 days

Number of tourists

up to 30 tourists over 6 years old

Photo Sophie
Sophie
5/5 (124 reviews)
Tour organizer

All review

08 Dec, 2023
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Alexandr Manukyan

" Loved the overall tour for all 7 days covering all of Armenia. worth ur money for sure. thanks. Driver was very good and polite and safe driving for all 6 days. on time pickup and drop overall. Thanks for it. "

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