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Mother Armenia
13 days
Year-round / 2014
576 eur
Ararat
10 days
710 EUR
May in Armenia
7 days
May 1 / 2014
466 eur
Armenia: Noah's Land
8 days
460 EUR
Weekend Tour
3 days
mar-nov / 2015
285 eur
Yerevan City Tour
1 days
from May 1 / 2015
9 eur
Daily Tours
3 days
15.03-01.11 / 2015
154 Eur
3000 years-old culture of East and West
8 days
April - November / 2014
420 eur / calculated for 15 pax
winter in Armenia
8 days
November
1111 $
FOR RUSSIAN MARKET ONLY
4 days
Every day
312 euro
Yerevan Carriage-Tour
1 days
On request
100 EUR
ARARAT-Armenian dream

During this tour you will see biblical Ararat from different sites of Armenia
You will hear  different stories about Ararat
You will see how often Armenians use this holy word
You will feel the presence of Ararat as close as possible
Which will mean You are close to the Armenian dream...


Duration:
  10 days
Type: Classic; excursion
Accommodation: Ararat hotel 4*
Meal plan: BB, banquet
Price: 790 euro/pppt/(calculated for 8 pax)
Kilometrage:
1020km

Day 1. Arrival(40km)

Arrival to Yerevan,
Meeting at "Zvartnots" International airport,
Transfer to the hotel,
Check-In Support,

Overnight at the hotel (ARARAT) .


Day 2. Yerevan(50km)
 
After breakfast at the hotel meet your tour guide and start city tour round Yerevan which is located in ARARAT valley lying under the feet of the majestic mount ARARAT on the Noah's route. The contemporary capital of Armenia is the 13th and it is one of the oldest cities in  the world founded in 782 BC. During tour visit Erebouni Museum of the History of the Foundation of Yerevan which stands at the foot of the Arin Berd hill, on the top of which the Urartian Fortress Erebouni has been constructed. The next visit is Yerevan History Museum which throws light on the history of the city beginning from ancient times up to our days. Return to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel (ARARAT).

Day 3. Yerevan-Garni-Geghard-Yerevan(70km)

Breakfast at the hotel. Visiting National Gallery of Armenia which has a huge collection of Russian, Armenian, and European works, and is considered  one of the best museums in the former Soviet Union. Here you will see works of the Armenia immortal sea-scapist Hovhannes Ayvazovsky including the famous painting of "Dejection of Noah from Mountain ARARAT". Drive to  Garni temple(1stA.D.) which is the only "witness" of Hellenistic Epoch in the territory of CIS. It's the only standing temple in the territory of Armenia which has been preserved after Armenia addopted Christianity in 301. It's dedicated to the powerful pagan God of sun called Mithra.Continue tour to Gegard Monastery(12-13th centuries). Geghard was initially known as Ayrivank (Cave Monastery). The name refers to the biblical lance with which a Roman soldier pierced Christ's body. Hundreds of Khachkars and caves are built in the rocks surrounding  the Monastery. Geghard and the Upper Azat Valley are inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Return to Yerevan with stop at the Charents's Arch. It is from here that the greatest Armenian poets of the 20th century admired the view of the double-peaked ARARAT. Here you can enjoy one of his poems dedicated to ARARAT: (Pass the whole world, there's no summit as white as that of ARARAT, Like glory road, unreachable, I love as well my Mount Massis). In the evening we invite you to visit a movie club and  watch the film "ARARAT" with Sharl Anznavour as a head actor. It is a 2002 film directed, written, and co-produced by an Armenian-Canadian director Atom Egoyan based loosely on the Siege of Van during the Armenian Genocide, an event that is disputed by the current Turkish government. Overnight at the hotel(ARARAT).

Day 4. Yerevan-Echmiadzin-Zvartnots-Yerevan (50km)

Breakfast at the hotel. Visiting Tsitsernakaberd Memorial Complex dedicated to the memory of the 1.5 million Armenians who perished in the first genocide of the 20thcentury, at the hands of the Ottoman Empire. Tour to centuries-old monuments Echmiadzin(Armenian Vatican) and Zvartnots listed on UNESCO World Heritage list. Visiting the Churches of 3 Virgins: centre-domed cruciform Church of Saint Hripsimeh (618), domical basilica of Saint Gayaneh (630) and 'domed gallery' type Church of Shoghakat (1694). The Cathedral of Echmiadzin(303) is the official residence of the Armenian Catholicos. Continue tour to Zvartnots(7-10th centuries)- a Temple of Vigil Forces. Return to Yerevan. Overnight at the hotel( ARARAT).

Day 5. Yerevan-Ashtarak-Oshakan-Moughni-Saghmosavank-Yerevan (90km)

Early breakfast at the hotel. Visiting Matenadaran-one of the unique institutes of ancient Manuscripts in the world. Trip to Oshakan village which is perhaps best known for the Church of Saint Mesrop Mashtots(1875-1879) which also happens to be the burial place of Saint Mesrop Mashtots, the creator of the Armenian alphabet. Drive to Ashtarak city and take a tour with the historic monuments of Ashtarak: Tsiranavor basilica Church(5th century), Karmravor (7th century), Spitakavor (7th century) Churches, the Ashtarak Old Bridge (13-18th centuries). Drive to St. Gevorg Church in Moughni village. Continue tour to Saghmosavank-renowned religious, academic and cultural centre of medieval Armenia.After you are back to Yerevan wou will visit  ARARAT Cognac Factory (including a tour and degustation). Overnight at the hotel(ARARAT).

Day 6. Yerevan-Sevan-Dilijan(110km)

Breakfast at the hotel. Trip  to the "pearl" of Armenia lake Sevan which is the 2nd high-altitude lake in the world with its sweet and astonishingly blue water. Visiting Sevanavank Monastery in Sevan peninsula which became the royal citadel of the Syuniats kings in the 6th century. Continue tour to the resort town Dilijan. Yu. Kirillova has said: '' If there are woods, mountains and mineral waters in paradise, it will be like in Dilijan''. Trip to Haghartsin Monastery one of the religious and educational centers in medieval Armenia (10-13th centuries). Overnight at the hotel (Dilijan).

Day 7. Dilijan-Odzun-Sanahin-Haghpat-Akhtala--Yerevan (150 km)

After morning meal departure to prominant monasteries of the Lori Region. The first one isthe Church of Odzun constructed in the 6th century. The next one is Sanahin Monastery Complex founded in the 10th century and included in the UNESCO World Heritage List along with the nearby Haghpat Monastery(10th century), an outstanding and magnificent example of medieval Armenian architecture. Continue tour to the fortified Monastery of Akhtala (12- 18th centuries). Drive to Yerevan. Overnight at the hotel(ARARAT).

Day
8. Yerevan-Khor Virap-Noravank-Areni -Jermuk (180 km)

Breakfast at the hotel. First trip to  Khor Virap(4-18th centuries) the importance of which is connected with Gregory the Illuminator, the first Catholicos in Armenia and during whose lifetime Armenia addopted Christianity. On the way to Khor Virap you can enjoy the spectacular view of the sacred Mount ARARAT - the immortal symbol of Armenia. Then excursion to Noravank Monastery (13-14thcenturies) situated among amazing sheer rocks on the bench of a twisty gorge. After that you'll enjoy your dinner in a grotto with a spirit of mystery and antiquity. Near Noravank you will visit Chalcolithic pit in the cave of Areni, where you will get acquaintanted with latest archeological discoveries in the territory of Armenia. A six thousnad-year-old winery has been found in this cave. Archeologists have unearthed the oldest wine-making facility, using biochemical techniques to identify a dry red vintage of the winery. An international group of archeologists have discovered the world's oldest leather shoe in this very cave. The 5500 years-old shoe was perfectly preserved in a cool and dry condition.  On your way back you will visit Areni Church(14th century). The village of Areni is also famous for its excellent wine, which you are welcome to taste. Drive to Jermuk. Overnight at the hotel(Jermuk).

Day 9. Jermuk-Khndzoresk-Tatev-Yerevan(300km)
 
Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Khndzoresk village which is  famous for its canyon with picturesque rock formations and ancient cave settlements. The artificial caves, some of which are currently used as stables and warehouses, used to be inhabited till the 1950s. Tour to legendary Tatev Monastery one of the finest in Armenia. Built in 895, the complex consists of three churches of an impressive size. In the 14the century Grigor Tatevatsi (an Armenian scholar) based here the University of Tatev with more than one thousand students living and studying there.  Back to Yerevan. Banquet in ARARAT restaurant where you will observe the atmosphere of the Armenian traditional interior. Overnight at the hotel (ARARAT).

Day 10: Departure(20km)

Breakfast at the hotel.
Check-out from the hotel.
Transfer to the airport 3 hours before flight. 
Support in airport check-in.
Weepy partingCry.



P.S All tours contain colorful and artistic add-ins, but we do not provide further information about them.

Tour package includes:

  • All transfers by program
  • Accommodation in 4* hotel ARARAT in DBL/TWIN room
  • Breakfasts, banquet in Ararat restaurant(day 9)
  • High-qualified guide-interpreter in the preferred language
  • All entrance tickets
  • Professional friendly driver
  • Comfortable mini-bus with climate-control system
  • 24-hours tourist support
  • Souvenirs as presents from SacVoyage

Tour package does not include:

  • Air ticket
  • HB Supplement is 100 EUR
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