Daily Tours

REGULAR DAILY TOURS

Monday               Garni – Geghard (5 hrs)         6000 AMD p/p

Departure for Kotaik Region. Stop at the Arch of Yeghishe Charents to have a bird-eye view of Mount Ararat and Yerevan city. Continue to Bronze Age Garni Village to visit the 1st century Pagan Temple of Garni located in a picturesque position and in perfect harmony with the pure nature. Then visit the UNESCO Heritage site Geghard Monastery  (13th century) carved into solid rock. Return to Yerevan.

Tuesday               City Tour (5 hrs)           6000 AMD p/p

Full day sightseeing tour of Yerevan including the Republic Square, the Opera House, the Parliament, the Cascade as well as the monument ‘Mayr Hayastan’ (Mother Armenia) with a panoramic view of Yerevan and Mount Ararat. Visits to:  Erebuni – archaelogical museum of ancient Yerevan and ruins of the fortress of Erebuni founded in 782 b.C. by the Urartian King Argishti I. Visit to Matenadaran – institute of ancient manuscripts. In the afternoon visit to Tsitsernakaberd – Memorial and Museum of the Armenian Genocide of 1915.

Wednesday        Haghpat- Sanahin (11 hrs)    12000 AMD p/p

Departure to the north of Armenia 3 hours’ drive to visit some of the architectural masterpieces of medieval Armenia. Visit to the Monasteries of Haghpat and Sanahin built between 10-13th centuries and set amidst forest-clad hills close to the town of Alaverdi, a small copper-mining town on the river Debed. The monuments are preserved by UNESCO and included in the World Heritage List. Return to Yerevan enjoying the beautiful landscapes changing completely from region to region. Weatherpermitting, there will be a possibility to see the highest peak of Mount Aragats (4095m).

Thursday              Lake Sevan – Dilijan (8 hrs) 9000 AMD p/p

Full day excursion to the north – east of Armenia to Lake Sevan – the emerald of Armenia situated at 2000 meters above sea level, therefore considered one of the highest altitude lakes in the world. Visit to the 9th century Sevanavank Monastery on Sevan Peninsula (formerly an island). After a short stop at the statue of Akhtamar, the tour will continue on to the beautiful mountainous and forested region of Dilijan and then on to the magnificent and impressive complexes of Goshavank and Haghardzin Monasteries (10-13th centuries). Return to Yerevan.

Friday                   Khor Virap – Noravank (7 hrs)         8500 AMD p/p

Drive towards the south to visit the historic Monastery of Khor Virap (Deep Pit), an important pilgrimage site close to the Turkish border where St. Gregory the Illuminator has been imprisoned for 13 years before the official conversion of Armenia to Christianity in 301 A.D. From the monastery you can enjoy a breathtaking view of majestic snow-peaked Biblical Mount Ararat and the vast Ararat valley. Continue to Vayots Dzor Region to visit Noravank Monastery – the jewel of medieval Armenian architecture set in a marvelous canyon and built in a perfect harmony with the surrounding nature. Return Yerevan.

Saturday              Ashtarak – Amberd (7 hrs)            7500 AMD p/p

Departure for Ashtarak to visit the small gracious church of S. Astvatsatsin dating to the 7th century known also with the name Karmravor thanks to the originally red tiles on the roof replaced with new ones recently. The tour then continues to the fortress of Amberd located at 2300m above sea-level on the southern slopes of Mount Aragats. In the afternoon visit to 13th century monastic convents of Saghmossavank and Hovhannavank both located on the edge of deep Kasakh gorge with a breathtaking view over the canyon. Continue with the visit of Basilica Mughni (17 th century). Return to Yerevan.

Sunday                Echmiadzin- Hripsime- Zvartnots (5 hrs) 6000 AMD p/p

Departure for Echmiadzin – the Holy seat of the Supreme Patriarch – Catholicos of all Armenians. Armenia was the first country to adopt Christianity as a state religion in 301 AD. The Cathedral was built in 303 on the site of a pagan temple after the adoption of Christianity. Visit UNESCO Heritage Sites St. Hripsime Church (7th cent) and ruins of the cathedral of Zvartnots (7th cent). Return to Yerevan.

Tuesday –Wednesday

Day 1. Khor Virap-Noravank-Tatev-Goris

(overnight in hotel – 2 days, 1 night)  48000 AMD p/p

Drive towards the south to visit the historic Monastery of Khor Virap (Deep Pit), an important pilgrimage site close to the Turkish border where St. Gregory the Illuminator has been imprisoned for 13 years before the official conversion of Armenia to Christianity in 301 A.D. From the monastery you can enjoy a breathtaking view of majestic snow-peaked Biblical Mount Ararat and the vast Ararat valley. Continue to Vayots Dzor Region to visit Noravank Monastery – the jewel of medieval Armenian architecture set in a marvelous canyon and built in a perfect harmony with the surrounding nature. Continue the tour to the south of Armenia. In the afternoon visit the Monastery of Tatev. The Monastery is considered one of the biggest and long lasting monastic and cultural – educational complexes of Armenia set in a perfect natural context. Arrival in hotel in Goris, overnight.

Day 2. Goris-Karahunj-Yerevan

Hotel check-out.  Departure to Yerevan. Stop at Karahunj/ Zorats – Qarer, one of the biggest and oldest astronomical observatories in the world dating back to the 5th millennium BC. Arrival in Yerevan.

Saturday – Sunday – Monday

Day 1. Khor Virap-Noravank-Tatev-Goris

(overnight in hotel- 3 days, 2 nights)  79000 AMD p/p

Drive towards the south to visit the historic Monastery of Khor Virap (Deep Pit), an important pilgrimage site close to the Turkish border where St. Gregory the Illuminator has been imprisoned for 13 years before the official conversion of Armenia to Christianity in 301 A.D. From the monastery you can enjoy a breathtaking view of majestic snow-peaked Biblical Mount Ararat and the vast Ararat valley. Continue to Vayots Dzor Region to visit Noravank Monastery – the jewel of medieval Armenian architecture set in a marvelous canyon and built in a perfect harmony with the surrounding nature. Continue the tour to the south of Armenia. In the afternoon visit the Monastery of Tatev. The Monastery is considered one of the biggest and long lasting monastic and cultural – educational complexes of Armenia set in a perfect natural context. Departure for the Republic of Nagorno  Karabagh with its charming mountains and forests.  Overnight in Stepanakert.

Day 2. Stepanakert city tour-Gandzasar-Shushi-Stepanakert

(overnight in hotel)

Departure for the Monastery of Gandzasar (13cent.), meaning ‘Treasure Mountain”, considered the jewel of the architecture of Khachen principality. Both the dominating position and the cultural – religious values make it a real ‘mountain of treasure’. On the way back to Stepanakert stop at the monument “Papik – Tatik”, the symbol of Karabagh. In the afternoon panoramic tour of Stepanakert, the cultural, economical and administrative centre of the Republic of Nagorno Karabagh. The tour includes stops at the Revival Square with the House of Parliament and the Government, the memorial monument to the soldiers killed during the liberation war of Artsakh. In the end free time to explore the authentic fruit market with a chance to taste the famous ‘Jengyal’ bread with herbs baked on spot. Overnight in Stepanakert.

Day 3. Stepanakert-Karahunj-Yerevan

Hotel check-out.  Departure for Republic of Armenia. Stop at Karahunj/ Zorats – Qarer, one of the biggest and oldest astronomical observatories in the world dating back to the 5th millennium BC. Arrival in Yerevan.

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