Summer Tour to Armenia – 6 days

09 - 14 Aug 2019
Small Group (2-13)
Fixed Date
Half Board
Age: 0+
Price:
26,736RUR
32,605RUR

The Highlights of the Tour

Summer in Armenia
Enjoy bright and sunny days in Armenia Spend time on the shores of azure Lake Sevan the largest one in the Caucasus region Visit the world’s oldest astronomical observatory Karahunj known as “Armenian Stonehenge” Take the longest rope-way ''Wings of Tatev'' in the world Taste Jermuk healing mineral waters

ITINERARY

Introduction

Day 1 - Arrival - Yerevan City Tour

The sights of Yerevan
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 2799 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
Duration: 3,5 hours
Meals: Lunch

Day 2 - Matenadaran - Echmiadzin - Unity Cross - Yerevan

Echmiadzin - Yerevan
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
Duration: 6 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3 - Geghard - Garni - Sevan - Sevanavank - Yerevan

Sevan - Geghard - Garni
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 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
Duration: 8,5 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4 - Khor Virap - Noravank

Khor Virap - Noravank - Karahunj
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
Duration: 6,5 hours
Meals: Breakfast. Lunch

Day 5 - Tatev - Jermuk - Yerevan

Tatev - Yerevan - Jermuk
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
Duration: 8 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6 - Departure

Transfer to the airport, departure
Meals: Breakfast

INCLUSIONS/EXCLUSIONS

The tour price includes

  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation in hotels for 5 nights (3* hotel/double room with free WiFi)
  • Half board (Breakfasts + lunches)
  • Transfers in air-conditioned cars
  • English speaking guide service for all days
  • All admission fees
  • 1 bottle (0,5 litre) of water per day per person

The tour price doesn't include

  • Flights
  • Medical insurance
  • Visa fee
  • The fee of the cable car “Wings of Tatev”

TRIP REVIEWS

Irina Shevchenko 11.08.2018

Guide: Perfect! He knows Russian language excellent, tells understandable and interesting, has ability of listening tourists: in which level and which information is especially important. The guide George is ‘excellent’! Very erudite and competent. Clever man!
Driver: Super! Our guide was also driver.
Car: It was comfortable. No remarks!
Hotel: Cascade is definitely perfect! But Goris is still in the process of running. Its staff is good and there is potential to grow. It needs time to complete all constructed works.
What did you like most in your trip? Local people
What didn’t you like in your trip? There is nothing.
What would you add to your trip? Tour programme was full, varied and highly qualified. There is nothing to add – all time was used to the maximum. We just need to come for a longer period, then we can catch more.
Would you recommend our company to your friends? Definitely, yes!
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Galina Sukhanova 11.06.2017

Hello, Dear Liana!
I would like to thank you for an excellent organised tour. All was perfect: accommodation, meals and programme. Drivers Hovik and Spartak are not only masters of their work, but also very sincere and respectful people. The guide Armine is above all praise. Little mountainous Armenia left a great warmth of impression in our hearts. Wish you prosperity and welfare!

Many thanks!

Galina
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Raymond Flores 12.08.2016

I would like to commend your company for giving us an experience we will never forget. From the pick up with freshly picked flowers for my wife during her birthday, the food, our historian tour guide Ms Sonia, the Mercedez Benz driver, the timely pick up, everything is wonderful. Thanks for everything and surely we will share our wonderful experience so others maybe able to enjoy this amazing historical journey.

Many thanks and more power to "Arara",

Raymond Flores
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TRIP ACCOMMODATION

Cascade

Silachi

Goris

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)

Summer:

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

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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Friday

Aug 9, 2019

from Yerevan
6
days
Wednesday

Aug 14, 2019

to Yerevan

26,736 RUR

13

Spaces left
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Friday

Aug 9, 2019

from Yerevan
6
days
Wednesday

Aug 14, 2019

to Yerevan
Space left

13

26,736 RUR

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