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Duration: 21 Sep 2018 - 26 Sep 2018
Location: Armenia
Price: 369 EUR
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Autumn Tour to Armenia – 6 days

 

Day 1

  • Arrival to Yerevan, individual transfer from the airport
  • Lunch in the traditional Armenian restaurant
  • Return to the hotel for the rest
  • City tour around Yerevan – 2795 year- old capital of Armenia
  • Day 1 detailed

    After your arrival, you will be transferred to Yerevan. Lunch will be organized in a traditional Armenian restaurant. Then you will have a city tour around Yerevan, the capital of Armenia that is 2797 years old. Ancient and modern times interlace here in a unique way. During the city tour, you will walk around the center of the city with and visit Cascade, Opera and Ballet Theater building, Mashtots Avenue, Republic Square. You will feel the hospitable atmosphere and the unique charm of Yerevan.

    Overnight: Hotel in Yerevan

Day 2

  • Excursion to Matenadaran – the repository of the richest manuscript collections in the world
  • Visit to the Holy See of Etchmiadzin, the religious center of all Armenians
  • Lunch in the Unity Cross
  • Return to Yerevan, shopping and visit to Vernissage souvenir fair and the grocery market for buying delicious Armenian fruits and dried fruits
  • Day 2 detailed

    The day will start with an excursion to Matenadaran – the repository of one of the richest manuscript collections in the world. The trip will continue to the Holy See of Echmiadzin, the religious center of all Armenians around the world. Here was built the first official Christian church in the world – Echmiadzin Cathedral. It is the catholicosate of the Supreme Patriarch of the Armenian Apostolic Church is located here.  Lunch will be in “Unity Cross” center. After your return to Yerevan, you will visit the souvenir fair Vernissage and the grocery market for buying delicious Armenian fruits and dried fruits.

    Overnight: Hotel in Yerevan

Day 3

  • Drive to the scenic Azat River canyon where Geghard Monastery (UNESCO World Heritage Site) is located
  • The tour continues to Garni village, where the Hellenistic-inspired “Garni” temple lies (66 AD)
  • Lunch in Garni village accompanied with traditional bread “Lavash” baking demonstration in tonir (oven in the ground)
  • Trip to Lake Sevan – one of the biggest freshwater lakes in the world situated at an altitude of 2000 meters above sea level
  • Visit of Sevanavank Monastery
  • Return to Yerevan
  • Day 3 detailed

    After the breakfast at the hotel, you will have a trip to the scenic canyon of the Azat River. The 13th-century Geghard Cave Monastery is located deep at the bottom of the canyon and is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. The monastery is partially carved from the adjacent cliffs that surround it.  The tour will continue by car to Garni village, where the Hellenistic-inspired Garni temple lies. Garni’s complex also possesses a royal bath which exhibits a fascinating hypocaust along with a well-preserved original mosaic tiling. Dinner will be in Garni village accompanied with traditional bread lavash baking demonstration. Then you will head n to Lake Sevan, the “blue pearl of Armenia” and one of the highest freshwater lakes in the world located at 2000 meters above the sea level. The stunning hilltop view of the azure lake framed by the surrounding mountains amazes and inspires its visitors.

    Overnight: Hotel in Yerevan

Day 4

  • Trip to the south of Armenia to Khor Virap Monastery which has the best view of Biblical Mount Ararat
  • The trip continues to Noravank – another jewel of Armenian architecture which stands amidst the red rock valley
  • Day 4 detailed

    Your trip will continue in Southern direction – to Khor Virap monastery, a historic site located amidst the Ararat Valley. The monastery was built on the place of the royal prison of Armenian ancient city of Artashat. In this prison Gregory the Enlightener was sentenced to death by King Trdat for preaching Christianity in Armenia in the 3rd century. Nowhere else the Biblical Ararat has such a magnificent view. On your way, you will head through a narrow picturesque canyon to Noravank medieval monastery (13c.) situated in the valley of red rocks. Trip to Goris – the town of red roofs and green gardens.

    Overnight: Hotel in Goris

Day 5

  • Excursion to Tatev Monastery where you can take the longest Rope Way in the world and fly over 320 m deep Vorotan River Canyon
  • The trip continues to Jermuk town where you will have an excursion to Mineral Water Gallery and Jermuk waterfall
  • Lunch in the restaurant
  • Return to the hotel in Yerevan
  • Day 4 detailed

    Trip to Halidzor village, from where you’ll have the opportunity to travel by the world’s longest cable car “Wings of Tatev” to the monastery of Tatev. The ropeway is recorded in the Guinness Book of Records. It flies has the length of 5752 m and the height of 320 m. Besides possessing a unique beauty, in the Middle Ages Tatev Monastery was the great center for education and science, as the most famous Armenian medieval university was located here. Next you will travel to Jermuk resort-town, famous for its beautiful nature and fresh air, where you will visit the beautiful waterfall and the Gallery of healing mineral water. Lunch in the restaurant.

    Overnight: Hotel in Yerevan

Day 6

  • Transfer to the airport, departure

 

 

The price of the tour is 369 EUR per person

Single supplement – 52 EUR

Why book with Arara?

  • Guides with 5+ year experience
  • Licensed air conditioned transport
  • Central located hotels
  • Accomodation in regions*
  • The best price in the market for high-quality service
  • 3000+ satisfied clients per year

*We provide accommodation in the regions which allows our tourists not to get tired of a long journey, experience the full color of Armenia and minimize driving distance.

Trip Detailed Information

  • The price of the tour includes:

    • Transfer to/from the airport
    • Accommodation in hotels for 5 nights (3* hotel / double room)
    • Breakfasts and lunches
    • Transfers in air-conditioned cars
    • English speaking guide service for all days
    • All entrance fees to museums

    The price doesn’t include:

    • Flights
    • Medical insurance
  • You will accommodate at good level 3* centrally located hotel in Yerevan. In regions we offer family run small hotels with friendly staff. Hotel upgrade is available upon request.

    Hotel in Yerevan: Cascade Hotel city center good standard 3* or similar
    Hotel in Goris: Christy Hotel city center good standard 3* or similar  
    • Documents:
    • Passport, flight ticket (printed or electronic), insurance, visa (if required)

    • First aid kit:
    • bandaids / plasters, special medicine or drugs in permanent use, antibacterial gel/wipes, antiseptic cream, lip balm

    • Essentials:
    • Credit/debit cards, cash (cards can be used in city, cash in regions), moneybelt, laptop/tablet/phone, chargers, camera with extra memory cards and batteries, outlet adapter

    • Dressing:
    • There are no restrictions regarding clothes; scarf or shawl is advisable for churches (obligatory in Georgia for women)

    • Spring / Autumn
    • long pants/jeans, long sleeve blouses, light raincoat, jacket, comfortable waterproof shoes, umbrella

    • Summer
    • T-shirts, shorts, long sleeve blouses for evening, sandals, umbrella, sun protection, sun glasses, sunhat

    • Winter
    • Warm coat, warm wool sweater, long warm trousers, long boots (waterproof), scarf, gloves

  • Summer tour is a small group English guided tour: Groups are up to 14 persons from different countries. Vehicle size depends on number of people. Up to 5 people travel in Minivan Mercedes Vito 7 seats. Starting from 6 – 14 persons travel in Minibus Mercedes Sprinter 17 seats.

Note
  • The tour begins with late dinner at 15:00. Please, choose the flight so that the arrival at the airport in Armenia will be not later than at 14:00. If you arrive the day before, you will have to pay 45 euro for an additional night in the hotel.
  • Please, take into account that the group tour has a fixed date. In case of an individual request,  the price of the tour will increase if the number of people in a group is less than four people. 

Accommodation in Yerevan will be in the Hotel “Capital”

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