New Year Tour to Armenia – 7 days

31 Dec - 06 Jan 2019
Small Group (2-13)
Fixed Date
Half Board
Age: 0+
Price:
771USD

The Highlights of the Tour

Winter in Armenia
Enjoy the festive atmosphere of Yerevan decorated with Christmas lights Have a trip to the-13th-century UNESCO world heritage monastery Geghard Degustate the unique Areni wines Enjoy a great stunning view of ultramarine sweet-water Lake Sevan from the monastery Sevanavank Explore Echmiadzin Cathedral - the mother church of the Armenian Apostolic Church and one of the oldest cathedrals in the world Take part in a master class of cooking Armenian New Year dish tolma

ITINERARY

Introduction

Day 1 - Arrival - Yerevan City Tour

The sights of Yerevan
Arrival at the airport, transfer to the hotel. City tour around Yerevan, which is an ancient but at the same time modern city with amazing lively atmosphere and beautiful view to the Biblical Mount Ararat. Visit to Christmas Market in the Northern Avenue. Dinner in a restaurant with New Year show.
Overnight: Hotel in Yerevan
Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Day 2 - Free day

Republic Square - Vernissage
Overnight: Hotel in Yerevan
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 - Azat - Geghard - Garni - Yeraz

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 enjoy the dishes of local traditional cuisine in family-run private restaurant in Garni Village. Visit to Yeraz Winter Park. Here you can feel New Year fairytale atmosphere and have fun on ice-hills and the ice rink.
Overnight: Hotel in Yerevan
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4 - Sevan - Tsakhkadzor

Skiing - Rope-way - Sevan - Kecharis
Head to Sevan peninsula hilltop where Sevanavank Monastery is located. Stop to admire the beauty of Lake Sevan, one the highest and biggest freshwater lakes in the world located at an altitude of 2000 meters above sea level. 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.
Overnight: Hotel in Yerevan
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5 - Khor Virap - Noravank - Areni

Khor Virap - Noravank - Areni
Visit to the monastery complex of Khor Virap located at the foot of Biblical Mount Ararat. There are no any place in Armenia where this mount seems so close and majestic! The next stop – the monastery of Noravank which is another pearl of Armenian architecture. 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, Lunch

Day 6 - Zvartnots - Echmiadzin - Ararat Hall

Traditional dishes - Zvartnots - Echmiadzin
Head to one of the brightest landmark of medieval Armenian architecture –the magnificent Zvartnots Temple constructed in the 7-th century. 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. You’ll have the opportunity to take part in the main Christmas service of the country. Christmas dinner and master class of cooking tolma in the restaurant “Ararat Hall”.
Overnight: Hotel in Yerevan
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7 - Departure

Transfer to the airport for departure

INCLUSIONS/EXCLUSIONS

The tour price includes

  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation in hotels (3*, double room)
  • Meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches
  • New Year’s Eve dinner
  • Christmas dinner
  • Wine tasting in Areni wine factory
  • All transfers in air conditioned vehicle
  • English speaking guide service for all days
  • Dolma preparing master class
  • All entrance fees
  • 24 hour office support
  • 1 bottle (0,5 l) of water per day

The tour price doesn't include

  • Flights
  • Medical insurance

TRIP REVIEWS

Olga Scheglova 01.01.2016

Thank you for a great tour, also special thanks to Armine – perfect guide! She is professional, literate and broad-minded who can answer to any question about history and other related fields. Also, she is tolerated, very pleasant and nice person. All were satisfied and thanked to me and you. Of course, we hope to meet in another season in Armenia for seeing those what couldn’t been seen this time, and which was seen, to see again in other colours. We liked Armenia very much! It is very beautiful country and has good hospitable nation. By the way, we didn’t visit Zvartnots because our guide Armine told it didn’t work. So, everything is still ahead. Many thanks.

Best regards,

Olga
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TRIP ACCOMMODATION

Cascade

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

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Monday

Dec 31, 2018

from Yerevan
7
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Sunday

Jan 6, 2019

to Yerevan

771 USD

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Monday

Dec 31, 2018

from Yerevan
7
days
Sunday

Jan 6, 2019

to Yerevan
Space left

13

771 USD

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