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7 Days Yerevan City Khor Virap Geghard Monastery Tour Package

Tour Code:ITARM - 105

Duration:7 Days - 6 Nights

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Matenadaran Museum , History Museum of Armenia , Yerevan Etchmiatsin Cathedral , Khor Virap Monastery - Noravank - Selim caravanserai - Lake Sevan - Garni Temple - Geghard Monastery

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 - Yerevan - Arrival Day
Upon your  arrivel to Yerevan, you will meet with our local representative at the airport and be transferred 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 then you will be picked up from your hotel at 10.00AM. Firstly we will go to see the panoramic view of Yerevan. Then drive to  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. Then we will visit Armenia Museum. 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.

We will visit Old Food Market before we drive back Yerevan and at 19.00,

Day 3 - Yerevan Etchmiatsin Cathedral  (B + D)
You will have breakfast at your hotel then you will be picked up from your hotel for the tour aroun 10:00 Am. Then we will drive to  Etchmiatsin. When we are 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'.

Then we will continue the tour by  visiting the ruins of Zvartnots Temple where is the architectural masterpiece of Zvartnots was built by the order of the Catholicos Nerses III between the years 641 and 662. It was damaged by an earthquake in the 10th century and unearthed nearly a thousand years later in 1900-1907, in the town of Etchmiatsin.

After we will drive back to Yerevan to visit our last stop for our tour today - Arts and Crafts Vernissage.

At the end of the tour, we will transfer you back to hotel. The rest of the day is yours to explore Yerevan. Overnight in Yerevan.


Day 4 - Yerevan-Khor Virap Monastery - Noravank - Selim caravanserai - Lake Sevan  (B + D)
You will have breakfast at your hotel and check out from your hotel in Yerevan then you will be picked up at 09.00AM. Firstly we will drive to Ararat Region, 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).

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.

And then we will keep driving to where we stay for tonight - Lake Sevan. When we arrive to Sevan, you will be transferred to your hotel. Check into hotel and overnight in Sevan.


Day 5 - Lake Sevan - Dilijan (B + D)
You will have breakfast at your hotel and check out from your hotel in Sevan. We will come to your hotel to pick you up for tour  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, we will drive back to Yerevan and you will be transferred  back to your hotel. Overnight in Yerevan.


Day 6 - Yerevan - Garni Temple - Geghard Monastery (B + D)
Today, after having breakfast at your hotel, you will be picked up at 10.00AM 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 Rustic House will be visited  in Garni.

Then we go to 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.

At the end of the tour, we will be transferred back to your hotel in Yerevan. You will check ito hotel and it will be your last night in Yerevan. Overnight in Yerevan.

Day 7 - Yerevan - End of the Tour (B + D)
You will have breakfast at your hot el adn you will have free time Regarding your flight departure time, You will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to airport to take flight back to home.

Includes

  • Arrival airport transfer from Yerevan Airport
  • 5 nights accommodation with breakfast and dinner in Yerevan
  • 1 night accommodation with breakfast and dinner in Sevan
  • 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
  • Drinks

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