Armenia Highlights 2017

Day 1

Arrival / Yerevan City Tour

-Arrival in Zvartnots International Airport

-Transfer Airport-hotel / Check-in at the hotel. Rest

-Start city tour around vibrant capital of Yerevan: Republic Square, Opera House

-Cascade Monument, which is an open-air museum of modern art with hanging gardens and fountains.

- Atop the monument you will get to Victory Park with the Monument to Mother Armenia gorgeously towering over the city

-Visit Tsitsernakaberd Memorial built in memory to the victims of Genocide

-Visit open-air flea market of Vernissage, where you can find handmade souvenirs, ancient rugs, jewelry and puppets (open only on weekend)

Meals:
 Breakfast

Day 2

Yerevan / Garni / Geghard / Sevan Lake / Yerevan

-Breakfast at the hotel

-Departure to Geghard Monast ery, which is hewn out from the cave and included in the UNESCO World Heritage

Optional: Choir performance of national and spiritual songs in Geghard. The architectural peculiarities of the monastery produce an authentically holy and mysterious reverberation of sound, almost a divine echo (Extra cost)

-Visit Garni Temple from 1st c., the only preserved pagan temple in the Caucasus

-Departure to Lake Sevan "the Pearl of Armenia" and the 2nd highest mountainous lake in the world

-Sightseeing on the peninsula. Visit Sevanavank Monastery and stunning view of the lake

Optional: Boat trip on the lake for an hour (seasonal activity, starting from 10 pax - 150 USD in total)

-Return to the capital

Meals:
 Breakfast

Day 3

Yerevan / Letter Park / Ashtarak / Saghmossavank / Yerevan

- Breakfast at the hotel

- Departure to Aragatsotn region to visit "Armenian Alphabet Monument'' or the Letter Park represents giant stone letters. Set against the backdrop of Armenia's Mt. Aragats it is a favorite photo stop for all visitors.

-Drive to the town of Ashtarak to participate in a Folk Theatre. The main goal of the theatre is the presentation and registration of ancient Armenian songs, dances, games, puppets, legends and instrumental music (min 10 pax in the group).

-Drive to Saghmossavank medieval monastery, situated in the breathtaking site, at the deep canyon of Ashtarak.

-Visit Matenadaran, unique reserve and observatory of ancient manuscripts from all over the world as well as the tiniest and largest Armenian books

-Drive back to Yerevan

-Leisure time.

Meals:
 Breakfast

Day 4

Yerevan / Garni / Geghard / Yerevan shopping

-Breakfast at the hotel

-Departure to the cradle of civilization Khor Virap Monastery (4-17th cc.) which is the closest point to the Biblical Mount Ararat. In clear weather, you will have a chance to take a great picture with the mountain at the backdrop.

-Continue to resort town of Jermuk, popular for its hot springs, recreational resources and mineral water bottling

-Visit to the Jermuk waterfall, the highest waterfall in Armenia resembling shiny hair of a young lady

-Take a cable car up to the mountain of the height 2500 m to admire the panoramic view to the resort

-Drive back to Yerevan.

Optional: En route visit "Taperakan Winery", a family-owned estate in the countryside in Ararat valley, the cradle of old Armenian wine making traditions (Extra cost)

Meals:
 Breakfast

Day 5

Yerevan / Echmiadzin / Zvartnots / Shopping

-Breakfast at the hotel

-Departure to Echmiadzin, the religious center of all Armenians

-Visit Echmiadzin Cathedral (4th c., UNECO), the oldest Christian church ever

-Continue to the ruins of Zvartnots Temple (7th c., UNESCO).

-Drive back to Yerevan

-Transfer to the biggest malls in Yerevan for shopping

-Leisure time on your own

Meals:
 Breakfast

Day 6

Departure

-Transfer to the airport. Departure home

Meals:
 Breakfast


Stay ,Transfer,Sightseeings and Meals as per the above Itineraries.

Airfares,Visa and Government Service Tax.