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$27 Cultural & Theme Tours

 Full-Day Tour of Alphabet Alley, Lori fortress, Food master class, Sanahin and Haghpat from Yerevan

Your tour starts at 9am from the local operators head office in Yerevan. The first stop of the trip is is Armenian alphabet monument located in the village of Artashavan. It was erected in 2005 to the 1600 anniversary of creation of the Armenian alphabet by the design of the famous Armenian architect Jim Torosyan. Your next stop is Lori Berd, a ruined medieval city-fortress located near Lori Berd village in Lori province. Built by David Anhoghin as the capital of the Tashir-Dzoraget kingdom, this impressive 11th-century fort was situated on a northern trade route and a thriving commercial and cultural center in medieval Armenia. The area’s deep canyons made the fortress inaccessible to enemies. Various tools, weapons, jewelry, and vessels made of clay, stone, and glass have been found in the vicinity, indicating that many types of handicrafts and industries were well developed in the region. Participate in national food preparation master class and later enjoy the lunch which is chosen in advance from 4 different lunch options (own expense). After lunch continue to the monastery of Sanahin, on the right bank of Debed River. Explore the architectural complex including the St. Astvatsastin (Holy Mother of God) and Allsaviour churches, the seminary, and the book depository.  Next stop is Haghpat monastery, a significant historical and cultural site in Armenia, built during the reign of King Ashot Bagratuni. Numerous valuable manuscripts and miniature paintings have been produced in the scriptorium of Haghpat for many centuries and in the 18th century the famous Armenian bard Sayat-Nova used to live in the monastery.  The final stop is famous "Gntunik" bakery-shop where one can buy and taste the variety of national cookies and sweets. Your tour ends back in central Yerevan.

$250 Multi-day & Extended Tours

2 nIghts 3 days Tbilisi and Northern Armenia

1st day  L* D*Pick up from hotel in Yerevan then  moving to the Northern part of Armenia . First Stop will be the  stony monument of Armenian Alphabet : In 2005, the Armenian alphabet celebrated its 1600th birthday. In commemoration, it was given a gift of 39 giant, carved Armenian letters, strategically placed near the final resting place of the man who created the alphabet, Mesrop Mashtots. Then we'll continue the tour to Hovhannes Tumanyan home museum in Dsegh village. One of the most impressive museums , where you feel the existence of great poet as if he was alive . Moving to Church  Odzun of 6th century which is located in the village with the same name :   Then you'll be taken to hotel in Haghpat village , for lunch and rest. Afterwards we'll visit Haghpat monastery complex. Besides being one of the most interesting historical cultural places of Armenia, Haghpat got also a very relaxing athmosphere, and is in a perfect harmony with the nature . Returnig to Hotel, where you'll enjoy the dinner with fantastc view to the gorge  2nd day B* L*D* After breakfast we'll move to Georgian Armenian border ( make sure that you can get the Georgian visa on the borfer or you don't need a visa) . The tour continues to Tbilisi. st stop will be  The Holy Trinity Cathedral of Tbilisi ( Known as Sameba ) , which is the main cathedral of Georgian Orthodox church and which is the 3d tallest orthodox building in the world. Then you'll be taken to  the  glass  Bridge of Peace  and visit Narikala fortress by a cable car. The overnight will be in Tbilisi 3d day B*L*After breakfast we'll move back to Armenia  Goshavank monastery will be our first stop ,  then you'll be taken to Lake Sevan -the biggest lake in Armenia and Caucasus region. Visiting Peninsula of Sevan and Sevanavank monastery.  After lunch we'll be back to Yerevan 

$490 Cultural & Theme Tours

4 Nights 5 days Armenia from Tbilisi

1st day Pick up from Tbilisi hotel and moving to Armenian-Georgian border -Visiting Akhtala monastery, then you'll be taken to hotel in Haghpat village for  lunch. after some rest visiting Haghpat monastery comelex-a very impressive monastery which not only one of the important historical cultural centers of Middle ages Armenia but also in a perfect harmony with the nature. Back to Hotel ;2nd day B*After breakfast we'll move to Odzun church (6th century) then you'll be taken  to Tumanyan home museum. Lunch in  Vanadzor ( 3th biggest city of Amrneia ) the tour will be continued to  stony monument of Armenian Alphabet then we'll move to hotel in Yerevan. Overnight in 3+* Hotel .3d day B*After breakfast we'll start the tour to Genocide museum and Central Yerevan. Then you'll be talken to The most ancient Christian cathedral in the world -Holly Echmiatsin . Back to Yereavan (overnight)4th day B*After breakfast we'll move to Lake Sevan and Sevan monastery , then you'll be taken Haghartsin and Goshavank monasteries . Lunch on the road . Moving to Haghpat village to hotel . ( overnight) 5th dayTransfer to Tbilisi

$330 Cultural & Theme Tours

3 nights 4days tour Armenia from Tbilisi

1st dayyou will be transfered from your hotel/accomodation in Tbilisi to Armenian Georgian border ( be sure to have a valid international passport and you can get visa on the border.) Then we'll visit Akhtala monastery afterwards you'll be taken to hotel in village Haghpat for lunch. After some rest visiting Haghpat monastery. overnight in Haghpat.2nd day B*After breakfast you'll be taken to church Odzun (6th centrury) the we'll visit Lori berd in Stpenavan enjoying the fantastic view to canyon. The tour will be continued to Tumanyan museum home , which is one of the most impressive museums of Armenia. then we'll move to Yerevan. On the way we'll have a short stop near the stnony monument of Areniean Alphabet. Overnight In Yerevan 3+*hotel.3d day B*After breakfast we'll have a city tour in Yerevan center, cascade, Genocide memorial, Victory park. Visiting  Holly Echmiatsin which is the most ancient Christian Cathedral. Back to Hotel ( overnight in Yerevan) 4th day B*After breakfast we'll move to Tbilsi by the other road. On the way we'll visit Lake Sevan , peninsula of Sevan and Sevanavank. The you'll be taken to Goshavank momnastery. For the lunch we'll stop at Haghpat village, then you'll be transfered to Tbilisi.

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