Amazing Armenia - Classic sightseeing tour of Armenia
Amazing Armenia

Classic sightseeing tour of Armenia

Amazing Armenia
(Classic sightseeing tour of Armenia)

Armenia is a perfect travel destination. On this tour, you will get acquainted with the ancient culture of the country, its picturesque landscapes, as well as the surprisingly hospitable locals. Armenia is an open-air museum and one of the oldest countries in the world. You will be able to enjoy the most delicious and organic fruits and vegetables, taste delicious Armenian traditional cuisine, discover breathtaking Christian monasteries, temples and churches, experience Armenian culture during the day time and enjoy walking around modern Yerevan at night.

We invite you to visit the majestic Khor Virap that originally was used as a prison, and where Hieromartyr Gregory, Enlightener of Greater Armenia was locked up without food and water for 13 years. You will also visit the mysterious monastery of Geghard, half carved into the rock, dating back over 800 years; walk along the Khndzoresk bridge swinging over the abyss to the Tatev monastery - the pearl of medieval Armenian architecture and look at another masterpiece of medieval architecture, the Noravank monastery, towering among high rocks, keeping a sad love story within its walls.

The hospitality of Armenians is worth a special mention. An ancient Armenian proverb says: “A guest is a messenger of God” and “If a person stays in your house for three days - he is a guest, on the fourth day he is already a younger brother.” Many travelers who have visited different countries note that nowhere else they have seen such kindness, generosity and cordiality as in Armenia. This unique nation, which has endured so many troubles and hardships over many centuries, has not lost its faith in people. Here you are always welcome and you can always find help from any passerby.

Traveling in Armenia, you are traveling in a country with a rich history and a great past. The Armenian civilization stretched from Persia to Eastern Europe and was home to many significant historical events such as the beginning of wine production and the first adoption of Christianity. This country has survived despite dozens of others and although it is now small and often impossible to see on the world map, it will provide you with a lot of uniqueness and will leave a long lasting impression.

Available Dates

  • June, July, Sept | 7-12 pax Book
  • June, July, Sept | 4-6 pax Book
  • June, July, Sept | 2-3 pax Book

Trip details

Intensity Level 1
Season Summer, Autumn, Spring

Price:

Great for Couples Families Individuals

Armenia is a majestic country somewhere in the middle of Europe and Asia. Armenian landscapes are breathtaking, inspiring awe. The untouched nature of the country is impressive. Wherever you go, you will see lush forests, majestic waterfalls, crystal clear rivers, green valleys and amazingly beautiful mountains. And most importantly, you will see the unforgettable beauty of medieval man-made temples and monasteries, which only complement the uniqueness of natural landscapes.

What's Included:

  • Flight tickets
  • Accommodation in 3* hotels: 5 nights in Yerevan and 1 night in Goris
  • Transport services, including transfer to and from hotels
  • Meals - breakfasts
  • Excursions according to the program
  • Services of a professional guide
  • Bottled water and buns during excursions
  • Entrance fees to cultural and historical centers
  • Wi-Fi in transport
  • Master classes and tastings

What's not included:

  • Trips for personnel
  • Meals (lunches and dinners)
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Travel insurance
  • Single occupancy
  • Additional services and excursions
  • Personal expenses
Day
1

Arrival in Yerevan, transfer to the hotel - City tour in Yerevan. We will start our tour from the very heart of Yerevan – the Republic Square. Here you will understand why Yerevan is called the pink city. All the most significant government buildings are scattered around the square. Singing fountains will complement the overall beauty with a unique atmosphere. Walking along the old streets of Yerevan, we will get to the Northern Avenue. At any time of the day cafes, restaurants and shops are crowded with people here.

Next, we will reach the Opera and Ballet building, and then we will get to the Cascade, from the height of which a gorgeous view of the whole city is opened. We will visit the Armenian Genocide Museum, included in the list of 9 memorial museums everyone should visit. Our travel day will end with a fascinating tour of the famous Ararat Cognac Factory. Winston Churchill was very fond of Armenian cognac. During this tour, we will also have the opportunity to taste this divine drink. The duration of the tour is 3-4 hours.

Day
2

Yerevan - Geghard Monastery - Garni Temple - Yerevan. We don’t have to hurry today and will start our tour at 10 am. Our first stop will be at the Arch of Charents, from where there is a stunning view of the symbol of Armenia - the snow-capped Biblical Mount Ararat. Next, we will visit the monastery of Geghard proudly standing over the abyss. Geghard is a spear with which Longinus cut into the hypochondrium of Jesus Christ crucified on the Cross. This monastery was built in the 4th century; it is carved directly into the rock and is listed by UNESCO. We also have to visit a pagan temple of Greek style, the two meters long stones of which are fastened together with one-of-a-kind brackets and pins. After a day full of history, we will have the most exciting and delicious journey for fragrant Armenian bread. We will take part in the tasting and baking of lavash, which will definitely pamper your taste buds. By evening we will return to Yerevan.

Day
3

Yerevan - Khor Virap - Areni wine factory - Noravank - Jermuk - Goris. After breakfast at the hotel, we will drive to the majestic Khor Virap Monastery. Our adventures take us to the Areni winery for a tasting of wines that are famous not only in Armenia but far beyond its borders. Along the hilly roads we will drive further to reach the Noravank Monastery towering among the rocks where we can see the Bezoar goats listed in the book of endangered species.

Our next stop will be in the city of Jermuk - the source of health and youth. Here we will visit the drinking gallery with different sources of mineral water and the Jermuk waterfall. Our final point for today will be Goris or as people call it Armenian Copenhagen. A city with red tiled houses, old streets and colorful people. Overnight at the hotel. The duration of the tour is 10-11 hours.

Day
4

Goris - Tatev Monastery - Khndzoresk Bridge - Karahunj - Shaki Waterfall - Yerevan. After a leisurely breakfast at the hotel, real adventures are waiting for us today. Tatev is the hallmark of Armenia. The monastery proudly standing over the abyss keeps many secrets. Looking down, it seems that you are floating; hence its name comes from this feeling, and literally the name is translated as "Give Wings." Next, we will have to walk by the Khndzoresk bridge swinging over the abyss. It is breathtaking, but by walking on it, one can overcome all his fears. And the unique caves under the bridge will be a great addition to the overall picture. After such an unusual attraction, we will visit the Shaki waterfall. Waterfalls are certainly beautiful natural phenomena but in Armenia such miracles are also created by people. This huge waterfall is artificial, however it is in no way less beautiful than natural ones, and it also delights with the non-standard idea of ​​the author.

Karahunj is another place that we will visit today. The Armenian version of the British "Stonehenge" - a place shrouded in a veil of mystery and controversy. Giant stones have been standing on top of each other for so many centuries without a single fixation. They will surprise you with their grandeur and the atmosphere reigning there. The duration of the tour is 10-11 hours.

Day
5

Yerevan - Lake Sevan - Sevan Monastery - Dilijan - Haghartsin Monastery - Goshavank Monastery - Yerevan. Tour will start at 10:00. Today we are driving to the blue miracle of Armenia - the largest of the lakes of the Caucasus - Lake Sevan hidden among the high mountains. Sevanavank - a monastery built in the 10th century which has seen many wars will offer you a wonderful view of the lake. Then we will continue our journey towards the city of Dilijan, the beauty of which cannot be described in words. We have to visit:

Haghartsin Monastery - a unique white stone monastery in the middle of a wooded valley.

Goshavank Monastery - a spiritual and educational temple hidden in the forests bearing the name of the outstanding thinker Mkhitar Gosh. His collection of the feudal law of Armenia was used later not only in Armenia but also in Russia, Poland, Georgia and India.

The beauty of Dilijan is indescribable, you just have to come here and see these mountain forests for yourself. Return to Yerevan. Overnight at the hotel.

Day
6

Yerevan - Saghmosavank - Amberd Fortress - Lake Kari - Yerevan. After breakfast, we will slowly drive towards the Saghmosavank Monastery towering over the gorge near the Kasakh River. From the banks of this river, a wonderful view of this monastery opens up. We will continue our journey towards the fortress. Majestic Amberd stands proudly on the southern slope of Mount Aragats. It is a medieval fortress with the same severe architecture as the mountains it stands on.

During the excavations, historians found Armenian lavash bread dated to the 12th century and surprisingly it was quite edible. Bypassing the mountain road, we will find ourselves in a wonderful world. Breathtakingly beautiful Lake Kari awaits us on the slope of Mount Aragats at an altitude of 3207m. It’s the highest mountain in Armenia with a height of 4090m. The legend says that the lake was formed due to the tears of a girl named Aragats who was forced to part with her sister Mount Ararat.

Return to Yerevan. Overnight at the hotel. The duration of the tour is 6-7 hours.

Day
7

Transfer to the Airport. Today the car will take you to the airport for your flight home.

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