May Group Tour in Armenia - 6 days

01 - 06 May 2019
Small Group (2-13)
Fixed Date
Half Board
Age: 0+
Price:
609AUD
762AUD

The Highlights of the Tour

Republic Square - Sevan Lake - Echmiadzin Cathedral
Enjoy the pleasant gentle weather in Armenia Stroll around cozy and hospitable Yerevan and get acquainted with its architectural masterpieces Enjoy a stunning view of Mount Ararat from Khor Virap Monastery Spend time on the shores of azure Lake Sevan the largest one in the Caucasus region Degustate Areni wine made of unique grape sort Areni Visit the 6000-year-old astronomical observatory Karahunj known as “Armenian Stonehenge” Have a tour to the only survived Hellenistic architectural exemplar in Armenia - Garni Temple

ITINERARY

Introduction

Day 1 - Arrival - City tour around Yerevan

Cascade - Mashtots Avenue - Opera House - Republic Square
After your arrival at the airport, you will be transferred to the hotel. You will have free time to relax after registration at the hotel. Also, you will have lunch in the traditional restaurant. The tour will start with an excursion around the ancient capital of Armenia, Yerevan, where history and modernity are interwoven harmoniously. You will visit Victory Park and enjoy the view of the whole city. Then, tour direction turns to the extraordinary open-air museum of arts as well as favorite place, called Cascade. Finally, walking along the main street, Mashtots Avenue, you can see the buildings of Opera House and Ballet Theater, Republic Square and several central streets of Yerevan.
Overnight: Hotel in Yerevan
Meals: Lunch

Day 2 - Geghard - Garni - Sevan Lake - Selim Pass

Geghard - Garni - Sevanavank - Selim Pass
The day will start with a trip to the scenic gorge of the River Azat. Here you will visit the-13th-century caved Monastery Geghard, which is in the world heritage object of UNESCO. The monastery is partly carved out of a rock and built with local basalt stones. In Geghard, the spear of Longinus has been kept for many centuries. Next, you will visit the Hellenistic Garni Temple located in the village of Garni close to the Geghard Monastery. Here you will have lunch in the outdoor of local resident's house, later baking national bread lavash will be demonstrated. The tour will continue to Lake Sevan, one of the greatest mountainous freshwater lakes in the world, it is located at 2000 m above sea level. Here you will go to the peninsula for admiring the breathtaking view of ultramarine Sevan Lake surrounded by mountains. Also, you will visit the-9th-century monastery Sevanavank. Further, you will pass the Great Silk Road and move to Vardenyats pass (2410 m). Here you will visit the caravansary of Prince Orbelian (almost preserved in its original form from the 14th century) where medieval merchants and travelers found accommodation during their way.
Overnight: Hotel in Hermon Village
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3 - Tatev - Vorotan - Goris

Tatev - Vorotan - Goris
In the morning you will go to the village Halidzor. After lunch, if you wish you can ride above the gorge of Vorotan River by the longest in the world cable car ''Wings of Tatev''. The end of the route will be the monastery Tatev, was the great center of education and science in the middle ages in as a consequence the most famous medieval Armenian university was situated here. The last stop will be in the city Goris, known for red roofs, lots of fresh and green gardens, where you will have a rest and overnight.
Overnight: Hotel in Goris
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4 - Karahunj - Noravank - Areni - Khor Virap - Yerevan

Karahunj - Noravank - Areni - Khor Virap
The day will begin with the visit of the ancient stony observatory ''Karahunj'', also named as 6000-year-old Armenian Stonehenge, which has kept many secrets and mysteries till now. Later you will visit the-13th-century monastery Noravank located in the indescribable beautiful gorge among the red rocks. The next stop is Areni Village situated in the heart of Vayots Dzor Province, which is the major winemaking region in Armenia. The famous grapes of "Areni" soaked in the sun are grown here, as well as you will degustate variety of wines in the local factory. After lunch, the path will continue through Ararat Valley and lead to Khor Virap Monastery, which history is associated with the adoption of Christianity in Armenia. As Khor Virap is close to the mountain, you can enjoy an amazing view of Mount Ararat. In the end of tour you will return to Yerevan.
Overnight: Hotel in Yerevan
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5 - Free day in Yerevan

Matenadaran - Cascade
This is free day for you to enjoy Yerevan fully. We advice you to have a walk in the city, visit numerous museums, souvenir shops, food market and Vernissage known for its amazing national handmade souvenirs and paintings. In the evening you will have gala farewell dinner in a traditional restaurant.
Overnight: Hotel in Yerevan
Meals: Breakfast

Day 6 - Departure

Transfer to the airport, departure
Meals: Breakfast

INCLUSIONS/EXCLUSIONS

The tour price includes

  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation at 3* hotels in 5 nights (with free WiFi, double rooms)
  • Comfortable air-conditioned transport
  • English speaking guide’s service
  • Breakfasts, lunches and adieu dinner
  • All admission fees
  • 1 bottle of water per day (0.5 litre)

The tour price doesn't include

  • Flights
  • Medical insurance

TRIP REVIEWS

Idea Gilmanova 01.05.2016

Thank you for the nice days spent in divine Armenia. I met all my expectations and my old dream to visit Armenia came true. Everything was immaculate – I say it with all my responsibility as I am an experienced traveler. Experienced guide showed her love to the motherland and attention to the guests, the dinner in restaurants was delicious etc. Especially touching was the farewell dinner in the restaurant "Yerevan Tavern": a full table, the program, sweet face of Armine and dear faces of our group members.

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TRIP ACCOMMODATION

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PACKING CHECKLIST

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 :

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

WHY BOOK WITH ARARA

CENTRAL LOCATED HOTELS

We choose only the best hotels located in the city center close to the main sights

GUIDES WITH 5+ YEAR EXPERIENCE

We work only with professional guides and guides who have experience in tourism for more than 5 years

THE BEST PRICE IN THE MARKET FOR HIGH-QUALITY SERVICE

With Arara you book at first hand from a qualified local Armenian agency. Avoid surcharges applied by intermediaries and save money!

LICENSED AIR CONDITIONED TRANSPORT

We provide our tourists with comfortable air-conditioned transport

3000+ SATISFIED CLIENTS PER YEAR

Every year we get a great number of positive feedback from our clients

Overnight in regions

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.

GUARANTEED TOUR DATES

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Wednesday

May 1, 2019

from Yerevan
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Monday

May 6, 2019

to Yerevan

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Wednesday

May 1, 2019

from Yerevan
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Monday

May 6, 2019

to Yerevan
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609 AUD

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