Ancient Armenia: Seven-day tour to Armenia

It’s high time to be closer to culture, astounding nature and incredibly delicious cuisine!
Savour seven days in an off-the-beaten-track country with a rich history, exceptionally breathtaking monastic complexes and khachkars which are surprisingly different and perfect combinations of the old and new!

per adult from

$1,305

NZD

Duration

7 days

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  • What's included :
    • 1x Breakfast
    • 1x Dinner
    • 5x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 1 night
    • Lavash baking Master class
    • Bottled water
    • Accommodation: 1night in the region
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Transfer from and to the airport
    • Entrance fees and local guides
    • Entry/Admission - History Museum of Armenia
    • Entry/Admission - Yerevan Brandy Factory
    • Entry/Admission - Zvartnots Temple
    • Entry/Admission - Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts
    • Entry/Admission - Garni Temple
    What's excluded :
    • Alcoholic Beverages
    • Tips
    • Accommodation, breakfasts and dinners in Yerevan

  • Day 1: Arrival

    Pass By: Republic Square, Yerevan 0001 Armenia
    You will be met by FeelArmenia team at the airport and taken to the hotel.

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 2: City tour: History Museum- Opera House - Cascade complex -Ararat Brandy factory

    Stop At: History Museum of Armenia, Republic Square 4, Yerevan 375010 Armenia
    Get acquainted with the capital of Armenia, one of the oldest cities in the world which is 2800years old. Live the life of the ideal combination of old and new, lively and quiet sides of the pink city.
    What trip would be possible for a country without the basic knowledge of that very country?
    Well, no trip! That is why we are heading to the History Museum of Armenia located just in the city centre in Republic Square. In the museum, you will get acquainted with a country having thousands of years’ history.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: The Armenian National Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet named after Alexander Spendiaryan, Tumanyan O. str. 54 Azatutyan Square - Kentron District, Yerevan 0002 Armenia
    Then have a light walk to Yerevan Opera House (the Armenian National Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet named after Alexander Spendiaryan) via Northern Avenue. From the Opera House walk to the Cascade Complex which is the stairs to the breathtaking view of the city.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Yerevan Brandy Factory, Admirala Isakova ave 2, Yerevan 0004 Armenia
    And, in the evening something special is waiting.
    A wonderful evening at Ararat Brandy Factory will fulfil the whole day, and you can surely say: ‘Let’s call it a day!’

    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 3: Yerevan-Khor Virap- Echmiadzin-Zvartnots-Yerevan

    Stop At: Khor Virap, Highway 11 - Near the village of Pokr Vedi Artashat, Lusarat 0612 Armenia
    It is morning and what to do this time?
    In the first Christian country, monasteries are undoubtedly magnificent, and every single one is different and unrepeated. So let’s start a journey to Khor Virap, where the very first torchers over Grigor the Illuminator. You will savour the view of the monastery, the biblical mountain Ararat and will know a lot about the origins of Christianity in the world. By the way Khor Virap means ‘deep dungeon’. Do you know why?

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Echmiadzin Monastery Complex, Vagharshapat 1101 Armenia
    The spiritual city is waiting for you. The next stop will be at Echmiadzin where you will touch the roots of Christianity. You will see the first monastery in the world and visit the museum where a lot of valuable and highly important pieces of art are kept there such as the Holy Lance (Geghard) which pierced the side of Christ and the relics of Noah's Ark in a reliquary.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Zvartnots Temple, Yerevan-Vagharshapat Highway Near the Echmiadzin Monastery Complex, Vagharshapat 1101 Armenia
    And not far from Echmiadzin, another piece of artwork stands in ruins but that doesn’t spoil its beauty and perfect harmony with the surroundings. Zvartnots will be in front of you and Ararat.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 4: Matenadaran- Garni-Geghard

    Stop At: Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts, 53 Mesrop Mashots Avenue Kentron District, Yerevan 0009 Armenia
    Let’s start the morning at an amazing depository of books, but not of ordinary books. No, they are ancient manuscripts, valuable pieces of artwork and the brave bearers of the long history. Matenadaran is the place where all those books and pieces of them are preserved and analyzed.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Garni Temple, Geghard Monastery Road H3, Garni Armenia
    Then we go on a special trip to Garni and Geghard where two religions stand side by side. Garni is the only pagan temple existing in Armenia. Just next to it is the bases of a church and behind these two are the breathtaking mountains and the Garni Canyon.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: The Monastery of Geghard, Near Goght Village, Geghard Armenia
    From Garni take the way to Geghard monastery, the amazing construction hidden in the mountains. Geghard is a 13th-century construction on the bank of the Azat River.
    The words are even powerless to describe the flawless assimilation of the surrounding nature and the constructions.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 5: Yerevan-Saghmosavank-Haghpat-Sanahin (overnight)

    Stop At: Saghmosavank Monastery, Artashavan 0211 Armenia
    Next morning is the day to travel to the northern part of Armenia. The first visit will be to Saghmosavank. The monastery has once been an important book depository and educational centre.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Haghpat Monastery, next to Saint Nshan Church, Haghpat 1722 Armenia
    Haghpat and Sanahin monasteries (10-13th century) are situated in the Lori region.
    Haghpat and Sanahin monasteries, the biggest and most important educational centres of Armenia in the medieval period are in the middle of the mountains with lavish vegetation.
    The complexes are the results of the highest flowering of Armenian religious architecture. In the monasteries a number of well-known academicians, calligraphers and illuminators have studied.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in the region.

    Day 6: Goshavank - Haghartsin -Sevanavank-Yerevan

    Stop At: Goshavank Monastery, 15 km of Dilijan, Gosh Armenia
    From Lori to Tavush! You are going to have an incredible trip and discover the other gems of Armenia in Tavush region. Goshavank is a monastery built in the 10th-12th centuries. It has served as a school and a significant cultural centre for centuries.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Haghartsin Monastery, Dilijan Armenia
    Not far from Goshavank, Haghartsin stands in the green-green forest. The monastery was built in the 13th century. The ambience and amazing scenery take you to another world of peace, harmony and inner relaxation.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Monastery Sevanavank, next the Holy Mother of God Church, Sevan Armenia
    Last but not least, you will see and feel the breath of the blue eyes of Armenia, Lake Sevan and Sevanavank on the peninsula. The monastery dates back to the ninth century. The beauty of the lake and the mystery existing in the monastery Sevanavank are compelling.
    Then, you are heading to Yerevan, the capital city. Having an evening walk in the city will be the perfect end of the day and the week.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 7: Departure

    Pass By: Republic Square, Yerevan 0001 Armenia
    After your memory-packed tour in Armenia, you will be transferred to the airport by the team which has been with during the whole tour.

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up the travellers from the hotel they stay at.
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Fairyland LLC

Activity ID: V-56936P32

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