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Highlights of Armenia, Small Group Tour
7 days/ 6 nights
Armenia has it all: ancient cities, mineral springs waters, mountain lakes and vineyards just to name a few. The Highlights of Armenia Tour will show this beautiful country in its full glory. Don’t miss opportunity to see UNESCO World Heritage Site of Haghpat monastery, enjoy the breathtaking view of Mount Ararat, walk historical streets of Yerevan and try famous local wine.
YEREVAN • HAYRAVANK • NORATUS • SEVANAVANK • ETCHMIADZIN • ARENI • NORAVANK • GORIS • TATEV • GARNI • GEGHARD • UPLISTSIKHE
Day 1, Yerevan
On Arrival in Yerevan you will be met at the airport and transferred to the hotel. Enjoy a free time at the hotel or start exploring city by yourself.
Day 2, Yerevan – Hayravank – Noratus – Sevanavank – Yerevan
Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel before meeting your guide and starting your journey by heading to Hayravank Monastery (9-12th centuries). Next stop is Noradus, a village famous for its big khachkar (carved cross-stones) cemetery, where you can see about 900 khachkars of various styles and epochs. Second half of the day you will start heading to Lake Sevan, one of the largest high-mountainous freshwater lakes in the world, enjoying stunning views of coastline with thick woods, white cliff faces, mountain steppes, and Alpine meadows. Surrounded by mountains, Sevanavank Monastery will surely impress you. Overnight at DoubleTree by Hilton hotel.
Day 3, Yerevan – Etchmiadzin
Visit the city of Etchmiadzin, the Holy See of Armenia and the residence of the head of the Armenian Apostolic Church the Catholicos of All Armenians. Afterwards you will come back to Yerevan to explore the oldest capital in the South Caucasus, you will have an opportunity to see Armenian Genocide Memorial Complex on the hill of Tsitsernakaberd and climb the impressive staircase of Cascade Monument (500 meters high and 50 meters wide) - the main symbol of the city’s 2780th anniversary. The prize for such climb will be one of a kind breathtaking city view. Overnight at hotel.
Day 4, Yerevan – Khor Virap – Areni cave – Noravank – Goris
This morning you are going to Khor Virap Monastery. Learn fascinating legends and stories about the monastery. The one of a kind location allows you to enjoy the best views of Mount Ararat. On the way to the town of Goris you will visit red cliffs of Noravank Complex, Areni Cave – the place where the earliest shoe in the world was found, and do not forget to relax and just enjoy the stunning views of the mountain ridges, highland landscape, and villages on the way. Arrival in Goris at around 18:00. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 5, Goris – Tatev – Areni – Yerevan
Today you will have a chance to experience the longest aerial tramway ride in the world (5752 m, 12 min), this will allow you to visit Tatev Monastery. Afterwards, head back to Yerevan with stop in Areni, the world’s oldest wine producing region, for wine and spirits tasting. Arrive in Yerevan at around 18:00. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 6, Yerevan – Garni – Geghard – Yerevan
Take a look into the 4th century by visiting Garni, the only pagan temple in Armenia that survived after the introduction of Christianity. The next example of the incredible architecture of the 4th century is the Geghard (“spear”) complex: decorative art cuts in towering cliffs are the perfect example of Medieval development. Return to Yerevan. Free afternoon to explore more of Yerevan (Ararat Brandy Factory or the souvenirs market “Vernisage”). Farewell dinner at one of local traditional restaurants will give you an example of local hospitality and amazing cuisine. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 7, Yerevan
Free time till transfer to Yerevan International Airport.
Small Group Tour to Armenia Departures and Prices
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order of excursions
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Highlights of Armenia Tour is available all year round on enquiry basis.
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Included in price:
• Transfers per programme
• Accommodation based on double/twin room sharing:5 nights in Yerevan(Double Tree by Hilton), 1 night in Goris (simple local hotel)
• Sightseeing with local English-speaking guides
• Entrance tickets to the sights indicated in the programme
• Farevell dinner in Yerevan (Day 6)
• Wine tasting in Areni wine factory
• Hotel charges for additional services
• Flights (please speak with us to get the best prices on flights added to your tour)
• Travel insurance
• E-visa to Armenia