New Year Group Tour to Armenia – 7 days

30 Dec - 05 Jan 2019
Small Group (2-13)
Fixed Date
Breakfast
Age: 0+
Price:
264GBP

The Highlights of the Tour

Winter in Armenia
Enjoy the festive atmosphere of Yerevan Try the most popular Armenian Christmas dishes Have a trip to the rock monastery Geghard, included in the world heritage list of UNESCO Degustate the unique Areni wines Enjoy the stunning view of ultramarine freshwater Sevan Lake

ITINERARY

Introduction

Day 1 - Arrival - ArArAt

The sights of Yerevan
Arrival at the airport, transfer to the hotel. Visit to ArArAt brandy factory. Here you can taste different types of Armenian world known brandy.
Overnight: Hotel in Yerevan
Meals: Breakfast

Day 2 - Echmiadzin - Zvartnots

Holy Echmiadzin - Zvartnots
Visit to the Holy See of Echmiadzin – the religious center of all Armenians around the world. The main sight in this town is the Cathedral – the oldest Christian church in Armenia, one of the first in the whole Christian world. Visit to Saint Hripsime, Saint Gayane churches. Head to one of the brightest landmark of medieval Armenian architecture – the magnificent Zvartnots Temple constructed in the 7-th century.
Overnight: Hotel in Yerevan
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 - Free day

Sightseeing
This day you will have a free day in Yerevan.
Overnight: Hotel in Yerevan
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 - Tsakhkadzor - Sevan

Kecharis - Sevanavank - Rope-way
Trip to the famous ski resort Tsakhkadzor. Visit to Kecharis Monastery built in the 13th century. You will have an opportunity to ski and do other winter sports(optional). Head to Sevan Peninsula, the stunning hilltop where Sevanavank Monastery is located. Stop to admire at Lake Sevan, one the highest and biggest freshwater lakes in the world on 1900 meters above sea level.
Overnight: Hotel in Yerevan
Meals: Breakfast

Day 5 - Azat - Geghard - Garni

Azat - Geghard - Garni
Trip along the picturesque canyon of River Azat. Visit to the cave monastery of the 13th century Geghard, which is located at the bottom of the canyon and is included into the UNESCO World Heritage List. After the excursion, the tour continues to the village of Garni known for its Garni temple – the only surviving example of the Hellenistic style. In Garni complex, there are Royal Baths which demonstrate unique oven along with the well-preserved original mosaics. You will have an excellent opportunity to take part in Armenian lavash baking in family run private restaurant in Garni Village.
Overnight: Hotel in Yerevan
Meals: Breakfast

Day 6 - Khor Virap - Areni

Areni - Khor Virap - wine
Visit to the monastery complex of Khor Virap located at the foot of Biblical Mount Ararat. There is no any place in Armenia where this mount seems so close and majestic! The next stop –Areni 1 cave, where during the archaeological excavations was found the oldest shoe in the world. This region is famous for its unique grape sort called Areni and here at the local wine factory Areni those who wish can taste exquisite local wines.
Overnight: Hotel in Yerevan
Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 - Departure

Transfer to the airport for departure

INCLUSIONS/EXCLUSIONS

The tour price includes

  • Airport transfers
  • All transfers in high standard vehicles (depending on group size)
  • Accommodation for 6 nights
  • Breakfast
  • English speaking guide service for all days
  • All entrance fees to museums
  • 1 bottle (0,5 l) of water per day
  • Degustation at ArArAt cognac factory

The tour price doesn't include

  • Flights
  • Medical insurance
  • New Year Eve's dinner (can be booked for an additional EUR 75 per person)

TRIP REVIEWS

Aleksey Sch. 29.12.2016

Good morning!
I want to thank you for helping in organising the tour. Everything was perfect, I liked very much. Despite the fact that the weather was mainly cloudy during my stay in Yerevan endured 10 days, I received lots of advantageous emotions. Firstly, I could finally see the sun during trips to Garni Geghard, Sevan Lake, Tsakhkadzor, Areni, also Noravank and Tatev, where I ordered individual excursion. Secondly, unforgettable impressions of Armenia are people: honest, friendly and kind. Possibly, it is the most important thing. Thirdly, I was very lucky with the selected guide. I took four from five group tours with the guide Rose. And also, in the last two tours I asked the organisers to join me to the bus where would be Rose. I’ve visited more than 20 countries and there is possibility for comparison. So, I can say with certainty that Rose was one of the best guides all around my historical tours in the world, and I had chance to be in various countries: close and far, such as Brasil, Argentina, Cuba… Just, Rose is a person who not only loves Armenia, but also charges with this love surrounding. Anyway I noticed a wish in her job to share a part of that Armenia with guests which lives in her heart, and exactly thanks to this I love your wonderful country myself. During my tours I don’t have a chance to be twice in one country and in one city. But now I understand that Armenia will be exclusion for me, because I have a big desire to be here in summers for seeing the beauty of nature, fountains of Yerevan and majesty of Ararat. But the most important is again to meet Armenian hospitability, honesty and sincerity of Armenian nation. Once again I express many greetings to You and Your travel agency for advantageous emotions which I’ve been gifted from Armenia.

Best regards,

Aleksey Sch.
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TRIP ACCOMMODATION

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Silachi

Ararat

TRIP MAP

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)

Winter:

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

WHY BOOK WITH ARARA

OWN AGENCY IN ARMENIA AND GEORGIA

With an agency operating in Georgia, we are able to provide clients with the best price and quality services.

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

GUARANTEED TOUR DATES

Start End Price Space left
Sunday

Dec 30, 2018

from Yerevan
7
days
Saturday

Jan 5, 2019

to Yerevan

264 GBP

13

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Sunday

Dec 30, 2018

from Yerevan
7
days
Saturday

Jan 5, 2019

to Yerevan
Space left

13

264 GBP

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