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5 Days Tour Package For Yerevan Etchmiatsin Lake Sevan & Dilijan

Tour Code:ITARM - 106

Duration:5 Days - 4 Nights

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Yerevan City Tour and Etchmiatsin, Matenadaran Museum , History Museum of Armenia , Khor Virap Monastery - Noravank, - Lake Sevan - Dilijan - Garni Temple - Geghard Monastery .

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 and Etchmiatsin (B + D)
You will have breakfast at your hotel and you will be picked up from your hotel around 10:00 Am for panoramic City Tour of Yerevan. Then we will 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. Afterwards, we will visit Museum of Armenia. 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 you will be invited to our welcome dinner. We will transfer you back to hotel at the end of the dinner. Overnight in Yerevan.


Day 3 - Yerevan - Khor Virap Monastery - Noravank (B + D)
After breakfast at your hotel, we will come and pick you up then We will drive to Ararat Region. We will  visit Khor Virap Monastery. Afterwards 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).

At the end of the tour, drive back to Yerevan and you will be dropped off at your hotel.  Overnight in Yerevan.


Day 4 - Yerevan - Lake Sevan - Dilijan  (B + D)
You will have breakfast at your hotel and you will be picked up from your hotel and start the tour by  visiting 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 in Dilijan before we drive back Yerevan.

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

Day 5 - Yerevan - Garni Temple - Geghard Monastery - End of the Tour (B + D)
You will have breakfast at your hotel and you will be picked up from your hotel at 10:00 for the tour. We will 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, we will continue the tour by  visiting 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.

Our last stop will be the Old Food Market. 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. After have dinner, you will be transferred to Internation airport to take flight back to home.

Includes

  • Arrival airport transfer from Yerevan Airport
  • 4 nights accommodation with breakfast and dinner in Yerevan
  • Guided Yerevan City Tour and Etchmiatsin
  • 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
  • Drinks

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