Classic Tour 5 days - Winter

Description

Winter is one of the most beautiful seasons in Armenia. It is not less beautiful than the summer or autumn. The mountains are being covered with fluffy snow and the country becomes a winter wonderland. You will walk through the winter Yerevan. Will see the only monument from pre-Christian period and one of the most noble monasteries, which is partially dug into the rock. Will visit one of the most picturesque places of the country – Tsakhkadzor. Will visit the monastery of Khor Virap, situated in the foothills of the mount Ararat known from the times of the king Trdat the Third and Grigor the Illuminator, when the Christianity was just flourishing in Armenia. Will visit Echmiatsin – the religous center of Armenia. You will take with you unforgettable impressions: red rocks are unique, they appear on the way to Noravank as well as homemade wines in the village Areni. And definitely, many traditional Armenian delicious dishes will be waiting for you to try them.

Program

Day 1: Yerevan

  • Arrival in Yerevan
  • Meeting at the airport
  • Hotel accommodation
  • City tour in Yerevan
  • Welcoming dinner
  • Free time

Day 2: Garni – Geghard – Yerevan

  • Breakfast in hotel
  • We will go to Geghard. Beautiful monastery complex, part of which is carved out from a rock. 
  • Then we will go to Garni village, where is the only monument preserved in Armenia belongs to the era of paganism and Hellenism.
  • We will also have a walk through the beautiful gorge to the miracle of nature – “Symphony of Stones”
  • Then we will have lunch where you’ll participate in baking of Armenian traditional bread, intangible cultural heritage – lavash
  • Return to Yerevan.
  • Transfer to Airport
  • Excursion to the “Yerevan Brandy Factory”
  • Free time 

 Day 3: Tsakhkadzor – Dilijan – Haghartsin – Sevan

  • Breakfast 
  • We will leave Yerevan and drive to Tsaghkadzor. It is famous for its ski resort. We will climb to the very top of Teghenis Mountain (about 2900 m) from where you can enjoy breathtaking views of Ararat and Aragats mountains, as well as Lake Sevan. The descent will be carried out on skis.
  • House-museum of brothers Orbeli
  • Visit Kecharis Monstrey
  • Then we go to the famous resort of Dilijan.
  • Lunch
  • After lunch, we will take a walk along Dilijan and visit the monastic complex Haghartsin. It is a pearl of the canyon, one of the most mysterious places of Armenia, drowning in the greenery of mountain forests.
  • After that, we will go to the Lake Sevan, where we will capture the evening Sevan and have a delicious supper – the famous Sevan trout and white-fish and cryfish.
  • Return to Yerevan
  • Rest and free time

Day 4: Khor Virap – Noravank – Areni  

  • We will leave Yerevan early in the morning and drive to Khor Virap Monastery, located at the very foot of Mount Ararat. Khor Virap is the place where the first Catholicos of all Armenians, Gregory the Illuminator, spent many years in prison.
  • Further our way leads to one of the most beautiful monasteries of Armenia – Noravank, which is surrounded by steep red rocks.
  • After capturing Noravank, we will go to the village of Areni, which can be called wine-growing center of Armenia, where we will have a delicious dinner with locals and have a good rest.
  • After lunch we will visit the Areni cave, which is 6000 years old
  • Excursion to a winery and wine tasting
  • Return to Yerevan. 

Day 5: Echmiadzin – Zvartnots

  • Breakfast and departure to the religious center of Armenia-the city of Echmiadzin, where is the cathedral – the residence of the Catholicos of all Armenians, as well as the ancient temples of Saints Hripsime and Gayane.
  • On the back way  we will stop at the ruins of the ancient temple of Zvartnots, destroyed by a strong earthquake at the end of the last millennium.
  • At the end of the program, we will take you to the airport to meet again in the future and organize another exciting journey through our small but rich in beautiful and interesting places of the country.

Tour Price:

Numbers of persons 2-3 pers. 4-5 pers. 6-9 pers. 10-15 pers.
Price per person 580$ 495$ 440$ 415$


Supplement for single accommodation – 85$


The tour price includes:

  • Accommodation in hotel 3* with double accommodation
  • Meeting and transfers Airport – Hotel – Airport
  • Comfortable transport with a driver for the whole route
  • Guide services
  • Entrance tickets to the specified museums and cultural centers
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Lunches
  • Welcome dinner
  • Dinner in 3-rd day
  • Excursion with a tasting at the wine factory in Areni
  • Excursion with a tasting to the Yerevan Brandy Factory

The tour price does not include:

  • Flight to Yerevan and back
  • Other dinners
  • Extra alcohol outside the program
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