Summer Tour to Armenia – 4 days

09 - 12 Aug 2019
Small Group (2-13)
Fixed Date
Half Board
Age: 0+
Price:
218GBP
283GBP

The Highlights of the Tour

Enjoy bright and sunny days in Armenia Taste delicious golden Armenian apricot Explore Echmiadzin Cathedral - the mother church of the Armenian Apostolic Church and one of the oldest cathedrals in the world Visit the only survived Hellenistic architectural exemplar in Armenia - Garni Temple Spend time on the shores of azure lake Sevan Stroll around cozy and hospitable Yerevan and get acquinted with its architectural masterpieces

ITINERARY

Introduction

Day 1 - Arrival - Yerevan City Tour

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: 4 hours
Meals: Lunch

Day 2 - Matenadaran - Etchmiadzin - Unity Cross - 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 - Yerevan

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 - Departure

Transfer to the airport, departure
Meals: Breakfast

INCLUSIONS/EXCLUSIONS

The tour price includes

  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation in hotels for 3 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
  • Local SIM card

The tour price doesn't include

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

REVIEWS

Anastasia Krujalina 11.08.2017

Guide: All was perfect!

Driver: -

Car: Too large car couldn’t be driven anywhere. We opened the window because air-conditioning didn’t work effectively. That is why my health condition was worsened.

Hotel: The price matches the quality.

What did you like most in your trip? Interesting and qualified tour was organised. Greetings to guide Armine!

What didn’t you like in your trip? Large group of people was inconvenient which didn’t allow to see prohibited sightseeing: wild places in Sevan Lake, geysers in Jermuk and etc (for extra fee).

What would you add to your trip? I recommend to add in the tour programme more visits to natural, prohibited places even for extra fee. People will be happy to visit them with smaller group.

Would you recommend our company to your friends? Yes, by taking account of recommendations.

Sophia Izmaylova 12.08.2016

Hi!

I’m Sophia who came with Grigory and were mixed with English or International group. I would like to thank you very much for help! I couldn’t write too much, because as always returning home lots of affairs have been gathered. Wish your company success, peace in the country and happiness in life! My best wishes to all people who I met with in Armenia! Special greetings to your drivers!

Regards and gratitude,

Sophia

Ari Tatian 11.08.2017

What did you like best in your trip?
punctuality and friendliness of the guide/driver, in addition to the well organization of the tour.

What didn't you like about trip?
traditional meals

What would you add to your trip?
evening activities

Guide: very good in all aspects

Driver: reliability

Car: fine

Hotels: more variety in breakfast

Would you recommend our company to your friends?
yes

ACCOMMODATION

Cascade Hotel

Silachi Hotel

Ararat Hotel

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

GUARANTEED TOUR DATES

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Friday

Aug 9, 2019

from Yerevan
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Monday

Aug 12, 2019

to Yerevan

218 GBP

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Aug 9, 2019

from Yerevan
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Aug 12, 2019

to Yerevan
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218 GBP

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