Armenia and Nagorno - Karabakh in 8 days

Cultural & Theme Tours, Yerevan airport or hotels to The tour ends with airport transfer

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When in Armenia you will have tour to one of the holy places in Armenia, where Gregory The Illuminator was imprisoned for 13 years, the Armenian Stonehenge, stand on the swinging bridge in the cave city, fly on the “Wings of Tatev”, enjoy the beauty of the largest body of water in Armenia and the Caucasus region, the city called Armenian Switzerland or Little Switzerland by the locals. Once in Nagorno- Karabakh you'll visit the monastery with the name translated as "treasure mountain", the two main cities, famous for crystal-clear mountain air, soft climate, woody vicinities, sources of medical mineral water and not only.
Day1: Pick up from the airport and transfer to the hotel. City tour in Yerevan, during which you’ll get acquainted with the capital of Armenia. If wanted, museums can be included into the programme. (L) Day2: Breakfast at the hotel. Tour to one of the three holy places in Armenia, Khor Virap monastery, to Areni, a village in the Vayots Dzor province of Armenia best known for its wine production, Noravank, 13th-century Armenian monastery. Overnight in Jermuk. (L) Day3: Breakfast at the hotel. Tour in spa city Jermuk. Then comes Khndzoresk, famous for the 160-meter long swinging bridge and caves. You'll visit the Armenian Stonehenge - Karahunj. Tour to Tatev, 9th-century Armenian Apostolic monastery. The monastic complex stands on the edge of a deep gorge of the Vorotan River. To get to the monastery we'll take the cable car Wings of Tatev, that holds the record for longest non-stop double track cable car. Overnight in Goris. (D) Day4: Breakfast at the hotel. Tour to Nagorno-Karabakh, to Shoushi which has religious and strategic importance, housing the Ghazanchetsots Cathedral, the church of Kanach Zham, Shoushi fortress, Yukhari Govhar Agha Mosque, etc., Stepanakert, the capital and the largest city of the Nagorno-Karabakh. Overnight in Stepanakert.  (D) Day5: Breakfast at the hotel. Tour to 13th - century monastery Gandzasar, Dadivank monastery. Overnight in Sevan. (D) Day6: Breakfast at the hotel. Tour to Lake Sevan  and Sevanavank the monastic complex located on the peninsula. Tour to spa city Dilijan usually called Armenian Switzerland or Little Switzerland by the locals. Overnight in Yerevan. (L) Day7: Breakfast at the hotel. Tour to the only pagan temple left in Armenia – Garni. Nowadays the ruins of the royal palace and the bathroom with a stunning mosaic work can be found near the temple. Tour to Geghard monastery, which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Overnight in Yerevan. (L) Day8: Breakfast at the hotel. Tour to Etchmiadzin, one of the three saint places in Armenia. We will also visit St. Gayane and St. Hripsime churches, Zvartnots Cathedral. Cathedral and Churches of Etchmiadzin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Transfer to the airport. (L)

What’s included

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Bottled water
  • Breakfast
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • Driver
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Air-conditioned vehicle

What’s not included

  • Excess luggage charges (where applicable)
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Visa to Nagorno - Karabakh