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3 Days Yerevan Vayots Dzor Noravank Tour Package

Tour Code:ITARM - 104

Duration:3 Days - 2 Nights

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Yerevan - City Tour and Etchmiatsin , Matenadaran Museum ,History Museum of Armenia , Khor Virap Monastery - Vayots Dzor Region - Noravank , Garni Temple - Geghard Monastery ,

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 - Yerevan - City Tour and Etchmiatsin - Arrival Day ( D)
Upon your arrival to Yerevan, you will meet  with our local representative and you will be transferred and check in to your hotel in Yerevan. After check in and little fresh up, we start  city tour. Firstly we will go to see the panoramic view of Yerevan. Then visit 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. Currently the Museum has about 400,000 exhibits, over 5,000 of which are on a permanent display.

Pilgrimage to Etchmiadzin Cathedral, the first official Christian church in the world, built in 301.

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'.

At the end of the tour, we will drive back to Yerevan and visit Old Food Market. On Sundays or Saturdays visit Arts and Crafts Vernisseg instead. After back to your hotel, you are invited to our welcome dinner. We will transfer you back to hotel at the end of the dinner. Overnight in Yerevan.


Day 2 - Yerevan - Khor Virap Monastery - Vayots Dzor Region - Noravank  (B + D)
You will have brakfast at your hotel then you will be picked up fro the tour at 09:00. Or first visit vil be Ararat Region.We will drive to Ararat Region, visit Khor Virap Monastery. If you want to see Mt. Ararat at its best, It is highly recommended 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)

At the end of the tour, transfer back to your hotel and the rest of the day is leisure. Overnight in Yerevan.


Day 3 - Yerevan - Garni Temple - Geghard Monastery - End of the Tour (B + D)
You will have breakfast at your hotel.Today our first visit will be Garni Pagan Temple. You will be picked up from your hotel at 10:00 Am and  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.

Then 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.

Afterwards, we will  visit Geghard Monastery.  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.

The last stop of today is the Old Food Market and you will be given free time to do a little shopping for souvenir for your friends or family.

Afterwards we will drive back to Yerevan and we have arrange a farewell dinner for you before we transfer you to airport for flying back home.

Includes

  • Arrival airport transfer from Yerevan Airport
  • 2 nights accommodation with breakfast and dinner in Yerevan
  • Guided Yerevan City Tour and Etchmiatsin
  • Guided Khor Virap Monastery Tour and Wine Factories
  • 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
  • Drinks

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