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10 Days Ancient Armenia Tour Package

Tour Code:ITARM-103

Duration:10 Days - 9 Nights

Departure:Upon Request

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Yerevan City Tours, Etchmiatsin Cathedral Tour, Yerevan-Khor Virap Monastery - Noravank - Selim Caravanserai - Lake Sevan, Dilijan , Lori Region, Yerevan - Garni Temple - Geghard Monastery, Alaverdi- Haghpat and Sanahin Monasteries, Yerevan Amberd and Ashtarak,

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 - Yerevan - Arrival Day
Upon arrive in Yerevan, you will meet with our local representative at the airport and be transfered to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to explore this historial cultural city. Overnight in Yerevan.


Day 2 - Yerevan City Tour  (B + D )
You will have breakfast at your hotel, then then you will be picked up from your hotel. We start the tour by panoramic view of Yerevan. Matenadaran Museum, The Institute of Ancient Manuscripts is one of the oldest and most well-endowed libraries in the world dominates the centre of Yerevan from its location on top of the hill at the end of Mashtots Avenue. The Matenadaran has a collection of more than 17000 books and manuscripts, many from ancient times, covering not only different facets of Armenian history and culture, but also of many other countries as well. Along the way you will get to see the Sports and Concert complex, Kievyan Bridge, Baghramyan Avenue-the Presidential Palace, Academy of Sciences, National Parliament, Writers Union, and the Opera House, Republic Square, History Museum of Armenia. State History Museum of Armenia was founded in 1919. The Museum had Archeology, Ethnography, Historiography and Fine Arts sections. The Museum collections became the main resource for starting up a number of museums (Museum of History of Yerevan, Armenian Ethnographic Museum, etc.). The archeological groups of the Museum conduct excavations on various sites and publish monographs and collections of research papers. Then we will visit Old Food Market. At the end of the tour drive back to your hotel and overnight.

Day 3 - Yerevan Etchmiatsin Cathedral  (B + D )
After breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel Then drive to Etchmiatsin on the way to Etchmiatsin we will visit Hripsime church. Pilgrimage to Etchmiadzin Cathedral which is the first official Christian church in the world, built in 301.Afterwards we will arrive Etchmiatsin, called New City and Vagharshapat in the past, lying 20 km from Yerevan, is the city where the Mother Cathedral - the throne of the Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians - is located. It was founded in the beginning of the 4th century A.D. According to the Revelation of Gregory the Illuminator, Jesus Christ descended from the heavens and pointed to the site on which the Cathedral was to be built. That is why it was named Etchmiatsin which means 'The Only Begotten Descended'. After wards,  visit the ruins of Zvartnots Temple where is the architectural masterpiece of Zvartnots was built by the order of the Catholicos Nerses III. It was damaged by an earthquake in the 10th century and unearthed nearly a thousand years in the town of Etchmiatsin. At the end of the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel and overnight.

 

Day 4 - Yerevan - Garni Temple - Geghard Monastery    (B + D )
You wil have breakfast at your hotel and meet your guide at the hotel then drive to Garni village to visit Garni Pagan Temple where is the ancient architectural complex of Garni (3rd century B.C. - 1st c. A.D.), 28 kilometers away from Yerevan, in the province of Kotayk, includes a fortress, a palace and a pagan temple. On this triangular plateau, plunging from a height of 300 meters to the rushing River Azat, stand the ruins of a powerful fortress with huge basalt slabs designed for defense of the royal summer residence of Armenia. Also we will visit Rustic House in Garni with you. In here we will organize Armenian bread-lavash making ceremony and the visitors will participate in it.

Then  will visit Geghard Monastery with you. The cave monastery of Ayrivank or Geghard. - six kilometers from Garni, dates back to the 4th century. Subsequently destroyed, it was rebuilt in the 12th century. The main Cathedral of the Virgin Mary was erected in 1215. The spear that pierced Christ's body is believed to have been kept here. That is why the monastery was named Geghard ('Spear' translated from Armenian). It is a unique complex of churches carved into the mountain and linked to each other by a series of tunnels and caves. At the end of the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel. Overnight in Yerevan.

Day 5 - Yerevan-Khor Virap Monastery - Noravank - Selim Caravanserai - Lake Sevan  (B + D )
You will have breakfast at your hotel and check out. You will be picked up from your hotel and drive to Ararat Region, visit Khor Virap Monastery. If you want to see Mt. Ararat at its best, we highly recommend you to visit Khor Virap. The latter was a royal dungeon in Artashat (Artaxata), the ancient capital of Armenia which is located just in front of the biblical mountain. Afterwards we will keep moving on, we will drive to Vayots Dzor Region to visit Winery and tasting in Areni Village. Also we will visit Noravank - The architectural complex of Noravank (13-14th centuries).Then we shall keep continue our tour. We will visit Noravank where is the architectural complex of Noravank (13-14th centuries) Afterward we will drive to Selim by passing the Old Caravanserai. The Selim Caravanserai is situated on the celebrated "Silk road" on the way from Gegharkunik to the Vayots Dzor. It located on the Selim Mountain whose summit is 2410m above sea level, this unique inn was founded as a transit point along the most famous of the caravan routes of old. Marco Polo is known to have passed through this locale and described how the local Armenians lived amidst the rugged mountains. At the end of the tour, drive to Sevan. Overnight in Sevan.

Day 6 - Lake Sevan - Dilijan - Lori Region   (B + D )
After your breakfast, check out from your hotel in Sevan. At 09.00AM we will pick you up from your hotel and shall start our tour. Turkey Travel Bazaar will accompany you to visit Lake Sevan and Sevan Monastery on the peninsula. Then we will drive to Dilijan where is a small paradise in Armenia with its charming nature and extraordinary architecture.

In Dilijan, we will visit Sharambeyan street, it has been preserved as an "Old Town Dilijan" complete with craftsmen's workshops, small shops with traditional Armenian products and crafts, museum, showing a typical 19th century home with all its locally made furnishings, guest house and a Tufenkian Restaurant.

Afterwards, we will visit Goshavank Monastery then drive to Lori Region. Upon arrival, you will be transfer to hotel. Check into hotel.  Overnight in Alaverdi.

Day 7 - Alaverdi- Haghpat and Sanahin Monasteries - Yerevan    ( B + D )
You will have breakfast at your hotel and  check out from hotel then you will be picked up from your hotel and  drive to Alaverdi and visit Haghpat and Sanahin Monasteries. It is in the northern province of Lori, in a wooded area near the city of Alaverdi (178 km from Yerevan), there are famous medieval monasteries. The 10th century Sanahin Monastery with its ancestral sepulcher, university, library and scriptorium was the administrative and religious center of the Kingdom of Kyurikians. The complex includes the churches of St. Astvatsatsin, Amenaperkich and St. Gregory. There is a medieval bridge (12th century) built by the Queen of Vanen on the road leading to the monastery.

Afterwards we will visit the Houses Museum of Mikoyan Brothers - Designer of Aircraft MIG.

Afterwards, we will  visit Haghpat Monastery - The Monastery of Haghpat is located eleven kilometers from Alaverdi, on a large and high plateau surrounded by deep ravines. It was founded in 976. Along with the main Cathedral of St. Neshan, there are several churches, a refectory, a scriptorium, a belfry and some tombstones. Both are UNESCO World Heritage sites

At the end of the tour, we will drive back to Yerevan and check in to your hotel. Overnight in Yerevan.

Day 8 - Yerevan Amberd and Ashtarak (B + D )
You will have breakfast at your hotel then your will be picked up for visiting Saghmosavank Ohanavank - The monastery complexes of Hovhannavank and Saghmosavank are five kilometers apart and situated in the villages of the same names of the Ashtarak district. Both monuments perch on the edge of the precipitous gorge of the Kasakh river. Their silhouettes dominate the adjacent villages and rise sharp against the background of the mountains crowned by Mt. Aragats.
Also see Artashavan (A new complex of Armenian Letters) and you will have a chance to take a picture with the letters to record this memorable time.
Visit Amberd Fortress where is located on the picturesque slope of Mt. Aragats, and it is the HIGHEST peak in Armenia.

At the end of the tour, we will transfer you back to your hotel in Yerevan. Overnight in Yerevan.

Day 9 - Yerevan (B + D )
After breakfast, we will pick up from the hotel at 10.00AM. we will visit Yerevan Brandy Company for Cognac tour and tasting. Also we will visit Cafesjian Museum on Cascade Monument-Modern Art Museum. The last stop for today is visiting Old Food Market and only surviving Blue Mosque at Mashtots Avenue in Yerevan.

After the tour, you will have free time to do a little shopping for souvenir for your friends or family. Afterwards you will be transfered back to your hotel. Overnight in Yerevan.

Day 10 - Yerevan - End of the Tour  ( B )
After breakfast, check out from your hotel. Regarding your flight departure time, we will arrange your airport transfer to have your international flight back home. We hope your tour was a memorable one and we would like to see you in future in one of our tours again. Have a nice trip back home and thanks for choosing Turkey Travel Bazaar.

Includes

  • Arrival airport transfer from Yerevan Airport
  • 7 nights accommodation with breakfast and dinner in Yerevan
  • 1 night accommodation with breakfast and dinner in Sevan
  • 1 night accommodation with breakfast and dinner in Alaverdi
  • Guided Yerevan City Tour
  • Guided Khor Virap Monastery Tour and Wine Factories
  • Guided Lake Sevan Tour
  • Armenian bread making ceremony
  • Armenian Souvenir
  • Professional English speaking guide
  • All entrance fees for all museums mentioned in the itinerary
  • Transportation in a Luxury Air-conditioned Coach
  • Refreshments on the coach
  • Return airport transfer to Yerevan Airport

Excludes

  • International flights
  • Visas

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