Soothing Armenia
(05D/04N)
TP/AM01



Day 1

Arrival Transfer / Yerevan Evening Tour

Arrive at Yerevan International Airport (Air Arabia), clear immigration and customs (duration 30-35 minutes). Airport transfer to an Indian restaurant Veda for lunch. Post lunch, check-in to the hotel. Welcome drink on arrival (Non Alcoholic), free time to relax. 5:00 p.m. onwards, Yerevan Evening Tour begins from Cascade to Opera till Republic Square. Transfer for dinner at an Indian Restaurant at Veda /Tigran Palace / Karma / Africyan / Taj Mahal. Transfer to Hotel. Free time – can explore night life activities by yourself. Overnight at Hotel.

Meals:
 Lunch & Dinner

Day 2

Sevan Lake / Dilijan

Breakfast at the hotel. Begin our excursion to Sevan Lake, viz 60 Km from Yerevan on a highway which cuts northward through mountains and rocks. Sevan is so austere and majestic that the gentle turquoise waters are astonishing. They fill the gigantic depression situated at the height of almost 2000 m above sea level. Sevan, with its pure air and sandy beaches, is a popular holiday resort. Sevan has always been famous for its fish "Ishkhan" which means "prince-fish" in Armenian. The fish has graced many Lords' tables in old times.

Packed Indian lunch. (veg / non veg biryani with raita & salads) Next, check-in to Dilijan. Dilijan is a famous spa rich in curative mineral springs, some of which are comparable to those at Vichy in France and Davos in Switzerland. The surrounding mountains are covered by forests and Alpine meadows. The climate is rather mild with cool summers and warm sunny winters. Armenians believe that if there are woods, mountains and mineral springs in paradise, then paradise has to look like Dilijan. Its picturesque locality, healthy climate, mineral springs and rich flora attracts many tourists. Move to visit Tshakhsdzor, Natural Spa Town and enjoy the Highest Cable Car ride in the world.

  • Breakfast.
  • Transfer to excursion.
  • Free time to Look Around!!!!
  • Transfer to hotel.
  • Free time at your own.
  • Transfer for grand gala dinner with free flow of veg – non veg snacks, local vodka, beer, wine, brandy, soft drinks & exclusive belly dance show at Armenia’s best Indian restaurant Veda.
  • Transfer to Hotel.
  • Free time – can explore nightlife activities on you own.
  • Overnight in hotel.
  • Meals:
     Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Day 3

    Vernissage

    Breakfast at the hotel. Sightseeing to Mother Armenia, Yerevan State University, Victory Bridge, Tsitsernakaberd (1915 Genocide Memorial), Sports & Concerts complex, Kiev Bridge, Parliament, Palace of President, Academy of Sciences, Opera house. Transfer to an Indian restaurant for lunch. Next, move on to visit Vernissage Flea Market. Yerevan’s Flea Market is probably one of the best open air markets in world. It is called Vernissage (French word for varnishing) — a term used for a preview of an art exhibition. The Vernissage is the right place to get little taste of Armenia and a special spot to witness the fusion between national traditions and modern taste. It offers various kinds of nice national souvenirs, jewelry and other traditional items. Initially this word denoted the inauguration of a modern exhibition. However, the Vernissage has certainly been one of the most essential elements of Yerevan’s cultural life.

    • Breakfast.
    • Transfer to Indian Restaurant for Lunch.
    • Transfer Back to Hotel.
    • Transfer for Dinner to Indian restaurant.
    • Transfer Back to Hotel.
    • Free time – can explore night activities on you own.
    • Overnight in hotel.
    • Meals:
       Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

      Day 4

      Geghard Monastery

      Buffet breakfast in the hotel. Start our excursion to the Pagan temple of Garni, which was built in 1 st c. AC and was devoted to one of the Armenian Pagan Gods Mitra. After Armenia converted to Christianity in the 4 th c., the rulers of the country used the temple as their summer residence. King Khosrov stayed there often as the area was his favorite hunting ground. Next, we move to Geghard Monastery (UNESCO World Heritage). Geghard was initially known as Ayrivank (Cave Monastery). The present buildings comprising it, date back to 10-13th cc. During that time, it was renamed as Geghard- meaning "lance" (spear) in Armenian. The name refers to the biblical lance used by a Roman soldier to pierce Christ's body to find out if he was alive or not. The lance was kept in Geghard for a long time before being moved to the museum of Echmiadzin Cathedral. The main church, constructed in 1215, is the oldest building in the monastery complex. Avazan church, 1283, is carved right into the solid rock and is an incomparable work of art. It leads to a rectangular portico and then to another church deeper in the rock.

    • Buffet Breakfast in the Hotel.
    • Tour to Garni and Geghaed with an English / Hindi speaking guide.
    • Indian lunch in rustic restaurant with live BBQ.
    • Transfer to the hotel.
    • Time to relax a bit after a long walk.
    • Transfer for dinner at Indian restaurant Veda.
    • Transfer back to hotel.
    • Free time – can explore night activities on you own.
    • Overnight in hotel.
    • Meals:
       Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

      Day 5

      Departure Transfer

      Buffet breakfast at the hotel, move to the airport for the flight back to your home. Depart back with everlasting memories.

      Meals:
       Breakfast

      Package Cost Per Person is 60,500* onwards...

      Return Air Tickets, Stay, Transfers, Sightseeing & Meals as per your Itinerary.

      Visa & GST.