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Hero City Shushi

The 8th and 9th of May on 1992 became a turning point in the liberation war of Artsakh. On May 8th the liberation actions of Shushi were decided. The liberation of Shushi was a turning point for the Karabakh war. It was exactly from here that the Azerbaijani were hitting Stepanakert and the surrounding villages. Regardless the overwhelming forces of the rival due to the Armenian heroic braveness and brilliant fighting efficiency on May 9 Shushi was finally liberated, which allowed us to return our fatherland and to keep moving forward.

The tour dedicated to 19th anniversary of liberation actions of heroic Shushi city, during which you will pass through the historic places of Republic of Mountainous Karabakh and will participate in events dedicated to the anniversary of victory day.

3 days
Type: classic; excursion, event
Accommodation: 3*
Meal plan: FB
Price: 220euro/pppt/(calculated for 8 pax)
Kilometrage: 780km

Day 1./08.05.13 Yerevan- Tatev-Goris(250km)

Arrival to Yerevan,
Meeting at "Zvartnots" International airport,
On the way to the monastery Tatev breakfast in the Cave Restaurant with a spirit of mystery and antiquity. Tour to legendary  Tatev monastery one of the finest in Armenia. To the monastery you will reach by Guinness world records longest(5.7km) cableway. Built in 895, the monastic complex consists of three churches of impressive sizes. In 14th c. Grigor Tatevatci based here the University of Tatev. Lunch at Tatev Monastery area. On the way to Goris, descending to Vorotan gorge you can see one more creation of the nature - Devil's bridge. This not made by hands structure astonishes by its perfection, moreover, from below the bridge is entirely covered by stalactite formations. Drive to Goris. City tour in Goris with visiting st. Grigor church. Check in at the hotel in Goris. Dinner in the restaurant. Overnight at the hotel(Goris).

Day 2./09.05.13 Goris-Shushi-Stepanakert(140km)

Breakfast at the hotel. Check out from the hotel. Drive to Shoushi. Walking tour through the Shushi city. Highly in mountains as an eyrie is stretching the city-fortress of Shoushi with its history of two hundred years, which became the symbol of tireless belief of Armenian people in future. Crystal-clear mountain air, soft climate, woody vicinities, sources of medical mineral water make Shoushi one of favorite vacation spots in Republic of Montainous Karabakh. One of the basic sights of the city is Shoushi fortress. The walls of a citadel which have almost completely kept up to now from the beginning of XVIII century were erected by the meliks (princes) of Varanda and subsequently, the leaders of nomadic Turkic tribes invited here. After connection of Karabakh to Russia there have been reconstructed by Russian military engineers before heroic defense of Shoushi in the Russian-Persian war of 1826. Continue tour with visiting Ghazanchetsots Monastery. Basic architectural dominant of Shoushi is one of the largest Armenian temples in the world - Church of Sacred Jesus Christ, called also Ghazanchetsots, with height about 50 meters. Built in 1888 from white limestone on the wide area in city centre, it is skillfully decorated by the thinnest expressive groove.  Sightseeing tour to Gorge Hunot-one of the most beautiful places in Karabakh. The rocky gorge in the extent more than three kilometers and depth almost 1000 meters, is covered by dense forests and represents a unique natural and historic-architectural complex. Lunch in the national restaurant with tasting of national Karabakhian dishes. Visiting museum of history of Shoushi devoted to the military operation on liberation of Shoushi on 8th May, 1992. Participation in the solemn events organized in Shoushi dedicated to the Victory Holiday, the Day of the Artsakh Republic Defense Army and the liberation of Shoushi. Drive to Stepanakert. On the way stop at the monument "We and our mountains " - the symbol of Stepanakert and of whole Karabakh tenderly called by the inhabitants grandfather-grandmother, which is built on a high hill at the entrance in  the capital. Stepanakert is the capital of the Republic of Mountainous Karabakh. It is a city with population of 55 thousand people, enough big for European measures. Support in check-in at the hotel.  Dinner in the restaurant. Overnight at the hotel(Stepanakert).

Day 3./10.05.13 Stepanakert-Tigranakert-Gandzasar

Breakfast at the hotel. To ur to one of the remarkable architectural monuments of Karabakh, situated 18 km away from Martakert city, at the bottom of the mountain of Vankasar, was discovered by the archaeologists in 2006 Artsakh Tigranakert. It is one of the three cities of the same name built by order of the Armenian king Tigran the Great in the 1c BC. The ruins of fortress wall, surrounding the city, have already been excavated by the archaeologists, a rocky cave church turned into the Christian church later and traces of irrigative system are discovered as well. Continue tour to Gandzasar Monastery. People call Gandzasar differently  - "the greatest miracle of the Armenian architecture", "church similar to the heaven's cupola church", " perfect creation", but the human tongue is powerless to describe this truly grand sight. The construction of the monastery was initiated in 1216 and was finished in 1238. Lunch. Drive to Dadivank monastery(9th-13th). Dadivank monastery is situated on the left bank of the river of Tartar, 100 km south from Stepanakert. This wonderful sample of the Armenian architecture amazingly harmoniously falls in with the surrounding nature. The church with its numerous constructions is situated at the foot of the mountain covered with forests and referred to the south. The monastery was founded by St. Dadi who was the disciple of Thaddeus the Apostle who spread Christianity in Eastern Armenia during the first century A.C. In June, 2007, the grave of St. Dadi was discovered under the holy altar of the main church. Return to Yerevan. Dinner in the restaurant.

Tour package includes:

  • All transfers by program
  • Accommodation in 3* hotel in DBL room
  • Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinners
  • High-qualified guide-interpreter
  • All entrance tickets
  • Professional friendly driver
  • Comfortable mini bus with climate-control system
  • 24-hours tourist support
Tour package does not include:
  • Air ticket
  • Visa to Armenia
  • Medical insurance(1.2$ per day)
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