Armenia is a nation, and former Soviet republic, in the mountainous Caucasus region straddling Asia and Europe. Among the earliest Christian civilizations, in the foothills of Mt. Ararat, just across the border with Turkey.
Escape to the beautiful splendor that is Armenia, a landlocked country gifted with some breathtaking landmarks. Explore the many beautiful towns of this country, that embraces amazing scenery, biblical mountains, historical legacy, ancient monasteries and many UNESCO World Heritage sites.
DAY 1. YEREVAN Arrival to Zvartnots International Airport Meet your representative. Transfer to the hotel. Check in. Free evening. Overnight in Yerevan. DAY 2. YEREVAN Breakfast. Start exploring Yerevan, the Armenia’s capital city and one of the oldest cities in the world. Stop at the Victory Park and Mother Armenia monument to get a spectacular view of the Biblical Mt. Ararat with a panorama of central Yerevan. Take a walking tour of Cascade Complex, with its Sculpture Park and Cafesjian Center for the Arts. See Fernando Botero’s sculpture of "The Black Cat" and other renowned artist's works decorating the Park. The Cascade is an Art Deco version of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, a massive white stairway up a hillside of central Yerevan, decorated with green stretches, fountains and waterfalls, that run uphill and crowned with the obelisk of the Revived Armenia. Visit the magnificent building of the Opera House, the postmodern Northern Avenue and the city's main Republic Square, the centerpiece of the architect Alexander Tamanian's master plan for Yerevan. The Republic Square is ringed by the National Gallery, National History Museum and several government buildings. Be sure to return to Republic Square after dark to see the "Dancing Fountains", a choreographed water show synched with lights and music. Continue to the Armenian Genocide Memorial Complex on the hills of Tsitsernakaberd. The Armenian Genocide Memorial Complex houses both the Armenian Genocide Museum, and the Tsitsernakaberd Genocide Memorial. The museum offers an account of the 1915 genocide in which as many as 1.5 million Armenians perished while Armenia was part of the Ottoman Empire. End of the city tour. Overnight in Yerevan. DAY 3. YEREVAN Breakfast. Free day. Overnight in Yerevan. DAY 4. YEREVAN - TSAKHKADZOR – SEVAN - DILIJAN - TBILISI Breakfast. Check out from hotel. Drive to Tsakhkadzor resort (“Gorge of Flowers” in Armenian), which is situated along the southeast side of Mt. Teghenis (2,819m), and approximately 60 km from Armenia’s capital Yerevan. Take a ride on the Leitner ropeway to the top. Continue to Lake Sevan. Lake Sevan is one of the highlights of a visit to Armenia. The lakeshore is lined with sandy beaches, some teeming with activity and resorts, offering water sports such as sailing, jet skiing and windsurfing, and some quiet and secluded. Lake Sevan’s proximity to Yerevan, coupled with its cooler summer temperatures, outstretched blue waters and historic sights make it one of Armenia’s key places to visit. Continue to Armenia-Georgia border. On the way pass through Dilijan, a resort town renowned for its charming nature and some traditional Armenian architecture. Visit the Dilijan’s Historic Center, the cobbled Sharambeyan Street with its collection of stone and wooden traditional buildings, shops, restaurants, souvenir stalls and workshops. Arrive to the border. After border formalities, change the car, corss the border and start the Georgian part of the tour. Drive to Tbilisi hotel. Check into hotel. Overnight in Tbilisi. DAY 5. TBILISI Breakfast. Start exploring Tbilisi, the capital and the largest city of Georgia. Stop by the Abanotubani district, renowned for its sulfur baths. In the heart of Tbilisi’s old town, the district of Abanotubani is perhaps one of the city’s iconic spots. The blue tiles of the Orbeliani bathhouse recall the grandeur of the Silk Road cities such as Samarkand and the domes from the numerous bath houses dot the square, whose purpose is reinforced by the sulfurous scented air in the neighborhood. Visit the 4th century Narikala Fortress and get a superb panoramic view of Tbilisi, with its hanging houses, the historic Metekhi Church and the gold-topped Sameba Cathedral. Views also sweep down to the glass Peace Bridge and the rest of the city. Continue tour to Mtskheta, which was the capital of Georgia before establishment of Tbilisi. Mtskheta is approximately 2,500 years-old and because of the abundance of ancient monuments - which are included in the UNESCO Heritage List. Here you will see one of the masterpieces of world architecture - Jvari Church built in the end of VI century and majestic cathedral of XI century - Svetitskhoveli. Return to Tbilisi. Overnight in Tbilisi . DAY 6. TBILISI – ANANURI – GUDAURI – JVARI PASS – KAZBEGI – GERGETI – TBILISI Breakfast. Take the Georgian Military Road across the Caucasus Mountains. Built by the Russians in the 19th century, the Georgian Military Road was a major route through the Caucasus from Georgia to Russia, and it passes through the narrow gorges, squeezed between colossal mountains, which makes for some awe-inspiring views. Visit the 17th century Ananuri Castle. This fortress with its churches, was the seat of power of medieval Georgian dukes of Aragvi, and presently, it is one of the most scenic fortresses of Georgia. It's lovely to walk around it as well as on the walls of the castle. You may even climb up to the tallest of the fortress towers for fine views. Continue to the ski resort of Gudauri, whose bare hillsides make for Georgia’s best downhill ski runs, and stop at the Jvari Pass. The Jvari Pass starts about 4 km after Gudauri, at 2,379m above sea level, and takes its name from a cross placed here by King David the Builder. Continue to Kazbegi. Kazbegi is a valley town at about 1,750m above sea level, just a few miles short of the Russian border, with the famous hilltop silhouette of Gergeti Trinity Church and the snowy peak of Mt. Kazbek towering to the west. Mount Kazbek is associated in Georgian folklore with Amirani, the Georgian version of Prometheus, who was chained to the mountain in punishment for having stolen fire from the gods and having given it to mortals. Visit the 14th century Gergeti Trinity Church, near the village of Gergeti by local jeeps. Return to Tbilisi. Overnight in Tbilisi. DAY 7. TBILISI Breakfast. Check out from hotel. Transfer to Tbilisi International Airport. Departure. If you have any additional requirements such as single room supplement, Groups, or to add infant, child, or any extras send email to firstname.lastname@example.org we will get back to you within 12 hrs. Or reach us on +965-55971277
Day-1. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 YEREVAN ARRIVAL Arrival to Zvartnots International Airport Meet your Travel Agency representative. Transfer to the hotel. Check in. Take a half day tour of Yerevan, the Armenia’s capital city and one of the oldest cities in the world. Stop at the Victory Park and Mother Armenia monument to get a spectacular view of the Biblical Mt. Ararat with a panorama of central Yerevan. Take a walking tour of Cascade Complex, with its Sculpture Park. Visit the magniﬁcent building of the Opera House and the postmodern Northern Avenue. Visit the Republic Square to see the "Dancing Fountains", a choreographed water show synched with lights and music. Overnight in Yerevan. Day-2 YEREVAN – KHOR VIRAP – NORAVANK – ARENI Breakfast. Drive to the Khor Virap Monastery, where the Mt. Ararat reveals its breathtaking size and splendor. The monastery is located a few hundred meters from the border with Turkey, on the banks of the river Araks, right at the foot of the Mt. Ararat. Khor Virap is one of the most popular destinations in Armenia for a number of reasons, primarily because it is where the St. Gregory the Illuminator, the future head of the Armenian Apostolic Church was imprisoned here for 13 years. Con:nue to the masterpiece of medieval Armenian architecture, the 14th century Noravank Monastery, which is set in the spectacular valley of red rocks, that contrasts with the stark blue sky. Continue in the Vayots Dzor Province, which is Armenia’s most storied wine growing region. Armenia is considered one of the most ancient cradles of grape growing and wine making. Visit the Areni Village and participate in the annual Areni Grape Fest. The interest to the fes:val grows each year involving more and more people, including both wine makers and wine lovers. It is also a great way to discover Armenia, its culture and tradi:ons, as there will be a colorful na:onal games for all ages, folk and tradi:onal music, dance and theatrical performances. Return to Yerevan. Overnight in Yerevan. Day-3. YEREVAN – GARNI – GEGHARD – SYMPHONY OF THE STONES – YEREVAN Breakfast. Drive to one of the most beau:ful monasteries in Armenia, the 13th century cave monastery of Geghard (UNESCO World Heritage Site). The Geghard complex is set in the landscape of great natural beauty, surrounded by towering cliﬀs at the entrance to the Azat Valley. Con:nue to the oldest surviving building on the territory of Armenia, the 1st century Garni Pagan Temple. The Garni Temple was built by the Armenian King Tiridates with the money he received a]er visi:ng Emperor Nero in Rome, and was dedicated to Sun God Mithra. Watch the process of making the tradi:onal bread lavash at the local Garni village house. Take a local 4x4 jeeps to get down to Garni Gorge to see the breathtaking ver:cal cliﬀs, consis:ng of well preserved basalt columns. Those orderly octagonal columns look almost like an organ, that is why they are called the "Symphony of the Stones". Return to Yerevan. Take a tour of an open air “Vernissage” market, where you can buy some gi]s, souvenirs, jewelry and other handicra]s made of wood, semi-precious stones, silver and other materials. Overnight in Yerevan. Day-4. MONDAY, OCTOBER 03 YEREVAN – LAKE SEVAN – YELL EXTREME PARK – YEREVAN Breakfast. Drive to Lake Sevan, one of the highlights of a visit to Armenia. Walk up to the 8th century monastery of Sevanavank on Sevan peninsula, one of Armenia’s iconic landmarks. Con:nue to Yenokavan and visit the Yell Extreme Park to take an adventure zipline tour. Ziplining is an increasingly popular and expanding tourist aerac:on in Armenia. This adventure through the forests of the beau:ful Tavush Province of Armenia, features 5 incredible ziplines (135 meters, 200 meters, 268 meters, 375 meters, and 750 meters long), joined by a network of diﬀerent trails. The all 5 rides take approximately 1,5 hours to complete, and the ﬂights last from 30 seconds to 2 minutes. Return to Yerevan. Overnight in Yerevan. Day-5. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 04 YEREVAN DEPATURE Breakfast. Check out from hotel. Transfer to Zvartnots International Airport. Departure from Yerevan. If you have any additional requirements such as single room supplement, Groups, or to add infant, child, or any extras send email to email@example.com we will get back to you within 12 hrs. Or reach us on +965-55971277
Classification of the Hotels during the tour The tour price is given in USD per person in case of accommodation in TWIN/DOUBLE room Hotel Name: Silachi/similar 3*Price per person
Day 1: Arrival Arrive at Zvartnots International Airport; after you disembark off the flight and pass through immigration and customs formalities, our friendly representative will meet you and transfer you to your hotel. Overnight at a Yerevan hotel. Day 2: Yerevan city tour After breakfast proceed to Yerevan City tour- Yerevan sightseeing including City center, Republic square, Opera, Cascade Complex, Mother Armenia, Walk in the Cascade complex, which is considered the modern art center of Yerevan, with art pieces displayed throughout the whole area: the boulevard and up the stairs, from top of which you can enjoy the panoramic view on the city and Mountain Ararat. Cascade is home to Cafesjan modern art museum. This place becomes even more charming in the evenings, when it is full of people, both locals and tourists from all over the world, enjoying the magic and the warmth of the capital. Overnight at a Yerevan hotel. Day 3: Yerevan After breakfast, day is free for leisure & shopping. Overnight at a Yerevan hotel. Day 4: Departure After breakfast, transfer to the Zvartnots International Airport for your departure flight back home with wonderful memories of your stay in Armenia. If you have any additional requirements such as single room supplement, Groups, or to add infant, child, or any extras send email to firstname.lastname@example.org we will get back to you within 12 hrs. Or reach us on +965-55971277