Explore Armenia in 5 days

-See the top attractions of Armenia - one of the oldest countries in the world, the contemporary of Babylon and Assyria, with a capital older than Rome, a country with rich cultural heritage and ancient history on the crossroads of East and West
Visit the oldest winery in the world which is 6100 years old excavated in Areni-1 Cave Complex and taste some of the most refined wines in the world in Areni village, the oldest wine making site in the world
Marvel at the beauty of biblical Mount Ararat (5165 m), always snow-capped, where Noah's ark landed after the Great Flood
Explore Yerevan, a magical European capital with thriving nightlife under the gaze of Mount Ararat. There are hundreds of local cafes, wine-houses and restaurants spread all over the sidewalks that will give you a chance to taste the local cuisine, beer, wine and famous Armenian cognac, known as the best in the world

per adult from

$984

NZD

Duration

5 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • Transportation with very comfy modern cars with strong AC
    • English speaking tour guide
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Entry/Admission - Hin Areni Winery
    • Entry/Admission - The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots
    • Entry/Admission - Garni Temple
    What's excluded :
    • Hotel Accommodation
    • Airport Tansfers
    • Meals

  • Day 1: Yerevan city tour

    Stop At: Yerevan, Yerevan
    erevan is the pink “pearl” of Armenia, a beautiful European city mostly built with different shades of local pink stone called "tuff" quarried in Armenia. Founded in 782B.C. Yerevan is reputedly one of the oldest cities in the world to have been continuously inhabited.
    We start our exploration with the Republic Square with it magnificent buildings enhanced by singing fountains. Walking down the Abovyan Street, one of the oldest streets in Yerevan which used to be a part of the Great Silk Road, Northern Avenue, Opera House. Visiting the colossal Monument of Cascade. A visit to the “GUM" Bazaar, a real museum of food.
    We will visit the Victory park where the Statue of "Mother Armenia" is located from where we are going to have an amazing view of Yerevan with the Holy Mount of Ararat. Our trip also will include the visit to Food Bazaar, a real museum of dried and fresh fruits. We will also visit the largest church in Armenia, St Grigory the Illuminator - built in 2001.
    Duration: 6 hours

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

    Day 2: Khor Virap Monastery - Noravank monastery - Areni

    Stop At: Khor Virap, Highway 11 - Near the village of Pokr Vedi Artashat, Lusarat 0612 Armenia
    Visit Khor Virap Monastery. To this day you can visit the underground chamber where St. Gregory the Illuminator, the first Armenia’s Patriarch, was imprisoned for 13 years before curing King Trdat III of a disease. This caused the conversion of the king and Armenia into the first officially Christian nation in the world in the year 301. Its location, near the closest point to Mount Ararat within Armenian borders, offers a spectacular view of the mountain, the national symbol of Armenia.
    Duration: 50 minutes

    Stop At: Noravank Monastery, NoravankMonastery Road Amaghu Valley, Areni 3604 Armenia
    Visit Noravank Monastery (13-14th centuries), an architectural gemstone nestled among brick-red cliffs, just above a deep gorge.
    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Hin Areni Winery, Areni Armenia
    Visit one of the wineries in Areni village to have a wine tasting
    Duration: 30 minutes

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

    Day 3: Lake Sevan - Dilijan - Haghartsin Monastery

    Stop At: Lake Sevan, Lake Sevan, Gegharkunik Province
    Drive the Lake Sevan, the world’s second largest high altitude lake at 1900m above sea level. It’s a huge mountainous lake which takes up 5% of Armenia's surface area. Climb up to Sevanavank Monastery to marvel at the beautiful view of the Lake Sevan, the “blue-eyed” bride of Armenia.
    Duration: 50 minutes

    Stop At: Dilijan, Dilijan, Tavush Province
    Continue to Dilijan spa town in Dilijan National Park, a protected area renowned for its serene lakes, picturesque hill trails and peaceful villages. Dilijan is named "Armenia's Little Switzerland". Take a stroll in the most beautiful part of the town, Old Dilijan Complex on historic Shamambeyan street. Here we experience the town as it was in the 19th century.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Haghartsin 3908, Armenia
    We continue our journey to Haghartsin, a fairy-tale medieval monastery nestled in the middle of the forest.
    Duration: 40 minutes

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

    Day 4: Echmiadzin Mother Cathedral - Zvartnots Ruins

    Stop At: The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots, Manushyan St, Vagharshapat Armenia
    Today we embark on our journey to the lands of ancient treasures of Christian history…Vatican city of Armenia, Holy Echmiadzin with its world’s earliest Christian churches included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Visit Echmiadzin Mother Cathedral. It was originally built by Saint Gregory the Illuminator in 301-303A.D., when Armenia became the first officially Christian state in the world. It’s the most luxurious Armenian cathedral covered by stunning frescoes painted in the 18th century. Continue to St. Hripsime and St. Gayane churches built in 7th century. On the way back to Yerevan visit the Ruins of Zvartnots Cathedral. Zvartnots was a majestic cathedral dedicated to St. Gregory. Zvartnots, built as Armenia's main cathedral in 641-661A.D., was to suppress the Echmiadzin Cathedral by its grandeur. The remnants of Zvartnots, even in ruins, are a majestic sight... It’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
    Duration: 4 hours

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

    Day 5: Garni Temple - Geghard Monastery

    Stop At: Garni Temple, Geghard Monastery Road H3, Garni Armenia
    We drive to Garni Fortress, the royal summer residence of the Armenian kings and visit Garni Temple of the Sun, the only standing Hellenistic temple in the Caucasus and the former USSR. It resembles Parthenon in Greece but its dimensions are smaller as it was built only for the Armenian royal family to worship the Sun God.
    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Geghard, Geghard, Kotayk Province
    We continue to Geghard Monastery (UNESCO), the most beautiful rock-cut medieval monastery in the world with its fascinating natural setting and decorative art carved inside the solid rock. It is the only place in Armenia where you can see a large number of the Armenian exquisite lace-type cross-stones carved on the rocks.
    Duration: 55 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

6

Organised by The Caucasus Tours

Activity ID: V-231728P2

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