ARMENIA GUARANTEED DEPARTURES 2017
Every Friday starting from 10 April till 06 November 2016 Minimum Participant 2 pax – Maximum Participant 15 pax Step back in time to explore the secrets of the oldest Christian nation in the world.
ARMENIA-GEORGIA GUARANTEED DEPARTURES 2017
Minimum participants 2 pax Experience the unique spirit of Caucasus from breathtaking nature scenarios to magnificent medieval architecture and ancient culture.
WINE & DINE TOUR
These 8 day gourmet discovery combines fine wines and authentic local cuisine with unspoiled sceneries and centuries-old cultural treasures.
Treat yourself to this once in a lifetime hiking vacation seeking out off the beaten, pristine trails and discovering the best of this little known part of the world.
Drive your way through the roads of colorful Armenia with our unique fly-drive tours.
SILK ROUTE TOUR
Journey along this historic Silk Route to explore the modern culture and ancient civilization in one tour.
Armenia in a Week
Armenia have a long list of UNESCO World Heritage. Book this tour and welcome to Armenia. Have a nice time in our country.
Day 1: Departure from home country
Day 2:Arrival-Yerevan city tour-Echmiadzin-Zvartnots-Brandy Factory
Arrival. Transfer to the hotel. Rest. In the morning meet your tour director and start city tour around Yerevan. Visit Tsitsernakaberd: Walk through Memorial park and visit museum of the victims of Genocide. Drive to Echmiadzin – the place where the only Begotten descended. Holy Echmiadzin is the whole Armenians’ spiritual center and one of the centers of Christianity all over the world. Return to Yerevan with a stop at the ruins of Zvartnots temple - the pearl of the 7th century architecture listed as a UNESCO World Heritage. Armenia is world renowned for its brandy, so we’ll visit legendary Armenian Brandy Factory (1887). Winston Churchill was offered Armenian brandy by Joseph Stalin at the Yalta Conference and was so impressed that asked for several cases of it to be shipped to him each year. Overnight in Yerevan.
Day 3:Yerevan-Ashtarak-Amberd Fortress-Saghmossavank-Yerevan
Extension to Fortress of Amberd, 9th century, stands halfway up Mt. Aragats, at the height of 2300m. The fortress stands on a rocky cape formed by the rivers Amberd and Arkhashen. Continue to Saghmossavank medieval monastery, situated in the breathtaking site at the deep canyon of Ashtarak. Proceed to Ashtarak – one of the most ancient Armenian cities, to visit the church of Karmravour. It’s one of the smallest pan-Armenian churches but in spite of its size you can still feel authentic Christianity. Overnight in Yerevan.
NOTE*: Amberd is possible to visit only starting mid-May as it’s 2300 m above sea level and Armenian highland is covered with snow until the end of April.
Day 4:Yerevan-Khor Virap-Areni winery-Noravank-Yerevan
Sightseeing tour to Khor-Virap monastery the importance of which is connected with Gregory the Illuminator, who introduced Christianity to Armenia. It is a wonderful masterpiece situated on top of a hill and a pilgrimage place where every year a lot of tourists and native people visit. It looks like a castle where everybody has the hint to sit and dream while admiring the beauty of the church. The highlight is the best view to the biblical Mt. Ararat. Continue tour to Noravank monastery - religious and cultural center of 13th c. It is situated in a narrow gorge which is known for its tall, sheer, brick-red cliffs, directly across from the monastery. The beauty of this monastery is appreciated by thousands of visitors not only because of its’ architecture and history, but also for its harmony with surrounding fabulous nature. Drive back to Yerevan. Overnight in Yerevan.
Day 5:Yerevan-Noratous-Lake Sevan-Arinj Catacombs-Yerevan
Early departure from Yerevan to Lake Sevan. About 70 miles north of Yerevan sits Lake Sevan, one of the largest fresh-water high-altitude lakes in the world. Proceed to Noraduz village near Lake Sevan. Noratous is famous for an ancient cemetery which is the biggest cemetery housing khachkars (cross-stones) in Armenia, dating back to 7 c. The khatchkars are a part of the Armenian art of sculpture and they express the Christian faith and high culture as well as the aesthetic sense of the Armenian people. Drive to Yerevan on the way with a stop at the catacomb made by simple man in the course of 20 years. It’s impressive to learn that a simple pit for reserving potatoes turned into a piece of art and source of wonder in the course of time and a strong will of a human being. Leisure time. Overnight in Yerevan.
In the morning visit the depositary of ancient manuscripts the Matenadaran which contains historical documents from all over Europe and Asia throughout many centuries. Departure to Garni Temple which was built in the first century A.D. Opportunity to have lunch at a local house in Garni to watch Armenian national bread “lavash” baking and barbeque making process in the underground stove called “tonir”. Northeast of Garni there is a magnificent monument of medieval Armenian architecture - Geghard Monastery inscribed in UNESCO World Heritage list. Geghard is another incredible ancient Armenian monastery, partly carved out of a mountain. Return to Yerevan. Overnight in Yerevan.
Transfer to the airport. Departure home!