Christian Pilgrimage Tour in Armenia

8 days/7 nights
Small Group (2-13)
Any Date
Half Board
Age: 0+
Price:
1,475AUD
1,931AUD

The Highlights of the Tour

Explore Echmiadzin Cathedral - the mother church of Armenian Apostolic Church and one of the oldest cathedrals in the world Be the eyewitness of the Holy Spear, one of the relics of Christianity Take pleasure in the view of Biblical Mount Ararat Enjoy amazing landscapes of lash forests and rocky mountains where Christianity has a footprint in every corner Admire the exquisite works of Armenian masters - khachkars cross stones
Echmiadzin Cathedral - Yerevan - Khachkar

ITINERARY

Introduction

˝The Cradle of Christianity˝ - that is how Armenia can also be known for among foreign countries. And not just by accident: Armenian people were the first to adopt Christianity as a state religion in 301. That was the start of the development of traditions, culture, and education based on Christian morality. After a millenium, you can still find well-preserved religious monuments and relics in Armenia. By booking our Pilgrimage Tour to Armenia we will make sure that you see all the holy places and sites associated with Christianity in Armenia. With the Pilgrimage tour to Armenia, you will learn many things about the history of Armenian Church, visit the first Christian Church in the World, see one of the holy relics of Christianity – The Holy Spear to name a few. It is obvious that the number of Christians traveling to Armenia increases every year. So be the next one, visit our religious country and get acquainted with our ancient history.

Day 1 - Arrival - Echmiadzin - Yerevan

Day 2 - Geghard - Garni - Genocide Museum

Day 3 - Khor Virap - Noravank - Areni - Karahunj - Goris

Karahunj - Khor Virap - Noravank
After breakfast, the tour will begin with a journey to the south of Armenia. At about 40 km south from Yerevan we will visit Khor Virap – a historic site located amidst the Ararat Valley. Here at the place of the monastery once was a prison where Gregory the Illuminator suffered for 13 years for preaching Christianity in Armenia during. Nowhere else in Armenia does the biblical mountain of Ararat seem within arm’s reach than at the site of Khor Virap on a clear day. Noravank Monastery will be your next stop. A drive through a narrow canyon is in order to reach the valley of red rocks. This region of Armenia has been made famous for its unique grape sort “Areni” hence where “Areni” wines are derived from. One cannot pass through without a stop at a local winery for a tasting of some locally produced, exquisite wines. The tour will continue to the southeast, where you will visit to Karahunj – a 6,000-year-old observatory also known as the “Armenian Stonehenge”. In conclusion to the day’s tour, a visit is made to the town of Goris, encompassed by rocky caves and mountains.
Overnight: hotel in Goris
Duration: 9 hours (270 km)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4 - Tatev - Selim Caravansary - Sevan

Day 5 - Sevanavank - Dilijan - Haghartsin - Haghpat

Day 6 - Sanahin - Aparan - Saghmosavank - Mughni

Day 7 - Free day

Day 8 - Departure

INCLUSIONS/EXCLUSIONS

The tour price includes

  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation in hotels 7 nights (3* / double rooms with free WiFi)
  • Half board (breakfast + lunch)
  • All transfers in air-conditioned vehicles
  • English speaking guide service for all days
  • All admission fees
  • 1 bottle (0,5 litre) of water per day per person
  • Wine tasting in Areni

The tour price doesn't include

  • Flights
  • Medical insurance
  • Visa fee
  • Single supplement236 AUD
  • 4* supplement120 AUD

GUARANTEED TOUR DATES

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from Yerevan
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Oct 17, 2019

to Yerevan

1,622 AUD

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Tuesday

Jun 11, 2019

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Tuesday

Jun 18, 2019

to Yerevan

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Jul 10, 2019

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Wednesday

Jul 17, 2019

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Thursday

Aug 8, 2019

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Thursday

Aug 15, 2019

to Yerevan

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Tuesday

Aug 20, 2019

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days
Tuesday

Aug 27, 2019

to Yerevan

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Thursday

Sep 5, 2019

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Thursday

Sep 12, 2019

to Yerevan

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Tuesday

Sep 17, 2019

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Tuesday

Sep 24, 2019

to Yerevan

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Tuesday

Oct 1, 2019

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days
Tuesday

Oct 8, 2019

to Yerevan

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Thursday

Oct 10, 2019

from Yerevan
8
days
Thursday

Oct 17, 2019

to Yerevan

1,475 AUD

13

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Thursday

Apr 30, 2020

from Yerevan
8
days
Thursday

May 7, 2020

to Yerevan

1,475 AUD

13

Spaces left
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Any Day

Any date

from Yerevan
8
days
Individual

Oct 17, 2019

to Yerevan
Space left

2+

1,622 AUD

Tuesday

Jun 11, 2019

from Yerevan
8
days
Tuesday

Jun 18, 2019

to Yerevan
Space left

13

1,475 AUD

Wednesday

Jul 10, 2019

from Yerevan
8
days
Wednesday

Jul 17, 2019

to Yerevan
Space left

13

1,475 AUD

Thursday

Aug 8, 2019

from Yerevan
8
days
Thursday

Aug 15, 2019

to Yerevan
Space left

13

1,475 AUD

Tuesday

Aug 20, 2019

from Yerevan
8
days
Tuesday

Aug 27, 2019

to Yerevan
Space left

13

1,475 AUD

Thursday

Sep 5, 2019

from Yerevan
8
days
Thursday

Sep 12, 2019

to Yerevan
Space left

13

1,475 AUD

Tuesday

Sep 17, 2019

from Yerevan
8
days
Tuesday

Sep 24, 2019

to Yerevan
Space left

13

1,475 AUD

Tuesday

Oct 1, 2019

from Yerevan
8
days
Tuesday

Oct 8, 2019

to Yerevan
Space left

13

1,475 AUD

Thursday

Oct 10, 2019

from Yerevan
8
days
Thursday

Oct 17, 2019

to Yerevan
Space left

13

1,475 AUD

Thursday

Apr 30, 2020

from Yerevan
8
days
Thursday

May 7, 2020

to Yerevan
Space left

13

1,475 AUD

TRIP REVIEWS (3)

Reginald Tuck

Guide: Our guide was excellent.  Good communication and language skills.  Had a real passion and love for Armenia.  She represented Armenia in a wonderful way and we felt grateful to have her as our guide.  We were most satisfied.
Driver: Excellent driver.  Wonderful person.  Can’t say enough good things about him.
Car: Excellent.
Hotels: Excellent.
What did you like best in your trip? The privilege of visiting the churches and monasteries of Armenia.  The privilege of learning more about the Armenia genocide.  The privilege of visiting a great people and great nation.
What didn’t you like in the trip?
What would you add to your trip? More time and more historical sites.
Would you recommend our company to your friends? By all means.  Your company was GREAT and I am so thankful for all the ways you helped us.  Please use me as a reference.
30.08.2018
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Russell and Vreni Hilliard

What did you like best about your trip? We got an excellent introduction to historical Armenia! Also, we feel we have a much better understanding of modern Armenia and appreciated meeting local people and tasting the wonderful food.
What didn't you like about trip? We could have done without the wine tasting in Areni.
What would you add to your trip? It was great as it was.
Guide: Roza was a very knowledgeable and well prepared guide! She never tired of our questions, was warm, patient and flexible.
Driver: very good
Car: very good
Hotels: The Radisson Blu was wonderful!
Would you recommend our company to your friends? Definitely!
03.06.2017
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Verna Valdez

What did you like best in your trip? The places we've been, they were extra ordinary. The food as well are very good plus the wines.
What didn't you like in trip? The tour guide.
What would you add to your trip? We would have love to see wine making.
Guide: She should be more informative, she seems to be not used to be in her work, she doesn't give us more time to see each places it was like she was rushing all the time. We are tourists so she should allow us to take more photos. We wish we could have other tour guide that time.
Driver: The driver was helpful though at times he drives so fast.
Car: The car was excellent!
Hotels: Our hotel though was not book at arara tours was very good. It was a small but clean hotel.
Would you recommend our company to your friends? Yes definitely.

"Arara" Company's response: Dear Verna, thank you for your feedback. We appreciate your opinion and won't work with this guide anymore.

20.08.2016
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TRIP MAP

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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.

TRIP ACCOMMODATION

Cascade

LucyTour

Lavash

Qefilyan

Silachi

Goris

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 / 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

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