ARMENIA with free days / 8 days

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Tour description

It’s a pleasure to welcome to Silk Road Armenia Travel Agency.You are welcome to cross the paths of the historical mother land of all Armenians. In fact this is what can be called paradise country. It is the country of Biblical Noah and Biblical Ararat. This legendary country waits to open its hospitable doors for you to give you best memories and impressions ever!

ItineraryDay 1: Arrival Stop At: Yerevan Cascade, Yerevan/ 30 km, 15 min. drive / Arrival at the Zvartnoc airport and transfer to the hotel.Duration: 30 minutesNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: overnight at 3* HotelDay 2: Yerevan - Ejmiatsin - Zvartnoc - Parakar - YerevanStop At: The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots, Vagharshapat, Armavir ProvinceBreakfast. We will start the excursion to centuries-old monuments Ejmiatsin and Zvartnots. These sites are listed on UNESCO World Heritage list. The Cathedral of Ejmiatsin, founded in 303, is the official residence of the Catholicos of Armenia. We’ll continue the trip to Zvartnots Temple, which was built on 7th century by Nerses Builder Catholicos. Drive to Parakar village and at a local house we will have lunch and will enjoy the cooking master class of Armenian desserts “gata” and “Sudzukh”. The show will by run by a famous Armenian TV star. The active participants will get gifts by the host. Drive back to Yerevan. (B, L). Duration: 5 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchAccommodation included: overnight at 3* Hotel Day 3: Yerevan city tour Stop At: Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts, Yerevan50 km 50 min. drive and approx. 6 hours’ tour /Breakfast. We will start the tour with the tour in the capital of Armenia: Yerevan. For ages this city has been known as a “pink city” because of the color of the stone it has been built with. So we will visit Republic square, Mashtoc Avenue, the House of Opera and Ballet after Aram Khachatryan, the park “Cascad”. Then we will visit the Manuscript Museum of Armenia, which is called Matenadaran; here all ancient Armenian Manuscripts are kept. Then we should visit Erebuni museum and Genocide Memorial known as Tsitsernakaberd. Overnight in the hotel. (B)Duration: 4 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: overnight at 3* Hotel Day 4: Yerevan - Sevan - Dilijan - YerevanStop At: Lake Sevan, Lake Sevan, Gegharkunik ProvinceBreakfast. We will drive to Lake Sevan which is one of the largest lakes in the world. It stands out with its sweet and astonishingly blue water. Here we can enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the beautiful lake. Then we will visit Sevanavank Monastery which is situated on Sevan Peninsula. There are 2 monasteries actually; one of them is destroyed but the other stands still. They have been built in the Middle Ages, around 10th century. Then we will drive to Dilijan. Walking along the Sharamberyan Street we will come across with many museums, souvenirs’ markets, small shops and so on. We will also observe two traditional houses built of wood, with tiled roofs and balconies with meticulously carved being typical examples of Dilijan. Get back to Yerevan. Overnight in Yerevan. (B)Duration: 5 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: overnight at 3* Hotel Day 5: Yerevan - Garni - Geghard - YerevanStop At: Garni Temple, Garni, Kotayk ProvinceBreakfast. Take trip to Garni. This Pagan Temple was built in the 1st century AD. It is the only temple that has been preserves from the Pagan times in Armenia. It was devoted to the god Mihr, who was the god of cleanness. In 1679 it was destroyed by earthquake. In the 1975 the Temple was restored. Then we will continue our trip to Geghard Monastery. Its name came from the legendary lance that was used to pierce the body of Christ. It has been kept here for centuries. Though the exact foundation of the monastery is unknown, the present complex was built in the mid – 13th century. Afterwards we will a local house where you will have the chance to see and participate in the preparation of Armenian national bread: lavash. It is a very thin, usually sold in very large forms. It is usually cooked in a ground oven: “tonir''. In 2015 it has been inscribed in UNESCO intangible heritage list. Here we will enjoy the “Armenian fast food” with lavash and cheese. Get back to Yerevan and overnight at hotel. (B)Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: overnight at 3* Hotel Day 6: Free day in Yerevan Stop At: Yerevan Cascade, YerevanFREE DAY IN YEREVAN Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: overnight at 3* Hotel Day 7: Free day in Yerevan Stop At: Yerevan Cascade, YerevanFREE DAY IN YEREVAN Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: overnight at 3* Hotel Day 8: Departure Stop At: Yerevan Cascade, YerevanBreakfast. Transfer to the airport.Duration: 30 minutesMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

What's included

  • 7x Breakfast
  • 1x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 7 nights
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Accomodation in hotels in DBL rooms
  • Professional English speaking guide
  • Transportation / 2-4 pax- Mini van, 5-13 pax- Mercedes Sprinter, 14-20 pax, Mercedes Atego
  • All entrance fees to monuments mentioned in the program
  • A bottle of water per day per person
  • Master class of Armenian desserts
  • Master class of “lavash”
  • Entry/Admission - Yerevan Cascade
  • Entry/Admission - The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots
  • Entry/Admission - Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Sevan
  • Entry/Admission - Garni Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Yerevan Cascade
  • Entry/Admission - Yerevan Cascade
  • Entry/Admission - Yerevan Cascade

What's not included

  • Travel insurance
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Air Tickets
  • Visits outside the program
  • Other meals not mentioned in the program

Itinerary

Day 1: Day 1: Arrival Stop At: Yerevan Cascade, Yerevan / 30 km, 15 min. drive / Arrival at the Zvartnoc airport and transfer to the hotel. Duration: 30 minutes No meals included on this day. Accommodation included: overnight at 3* Hotel

Day 2: Day 2: Yerevan - Ejmiatsin - Zvartnoc - Parakar - Yerevan Stop At: The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots, Vagharshapat, Armavir Province Breakfast. We will start the excursion to centuries-old monuments Ejmiatsin and Zvartnots. These sites are listed on UNESCO World Heritage list. The Cathedral of Ejmiatsin, founded in 303, is the official residence of the Catholicos of Armenia. We’ll continue the trip to Zvartnots Temple, which was built on 7th century by Nerses Builder Catholicos. Drive to Parakar village and at a local house we will have lunch and will enjoy the cooking master class of Armenian desserts “gata” and “Sudzukh”. The show will by run by a famous Armenian TV star. The active participants will get gifts by the host. Drive back to Yerevan. (B, L). Duration: 5 hours Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch Accommodation included: overnight at 3* Hotel

Day 3: Day 3: Yerevan city tour Stop At: Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts, Yerevan 50 km 50 min. drive and approx. 6 hours’ tour / Breakfast. We will start the tour with the tour in the capital of Armenia: Yerevan. For ages this city has been known as a “pink city” because of the color of the stone it has been built with. So we will visit Republic square, Mashtoc Avenue, the House of Opera and Ballet after Aram Khachatryan, the park “Cascad”. Then we will visit the Manuscript Museum of Armenia, which is called Matenadaran; here all ancient Armenian Manuscripts are kept. Then we should visit Erebuni museum and Genocide Memorial known as Tsitsernakaberd. Overnight in the hotel. (B) Duration: 4 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: overnight at 3* Hotel

Day 4: Day 4: Yerevan - Sevan - Dilijan - Yerevan Stop At: Lake Sevan, Lake Sevan, Gegharkunik Province Breakfast. We will drive to Lake Sevan which is one of the largest lakes in the world. It stands out with its sweet and astonishingly blue water. Here we can enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the beautiful lake. Then we will visit Sevanavank Monastery which is situated on Sevan Peninsula. There are 2 monasteries actually; one of them is destroyed but the other stands still. They have been built in the Middle Ages, around 10th century. Then we will drive to Dilijan. Walking along the Sharamberyan Street we will come across with many museums, souvenirs’ markets, small shops and so on. We will also observe two traditional houses built of wood, with tiled roofs and balconies with meticulously carved being typical examples of Dilijan. Get back to Yerevan. Overnight in Yerevan. (B) Duration: 5 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: overnight at 3* Hotel

Day 5: Day 5: Yerevan - Garni - Geghard - Yerevan Stop At: Garni Temple, Garni, Kotayk Province Breakfast. Take trip to Garni. This Pagan Temple was built in the 1st century AD. It is the only temple that has been preserves from the Pagan times in Armenia. It was devoted to the god Mihr, who was the god of cleanness. In 1679 it was destroyed by earthquake. In the 1975 the Temple was restored. Then we will continue our trip to Geghard Monastery. Its name came from the legendary lance that was used to pierce the body of Christ. It has been kept here for centuries. Though the exact foundation of the monastery is unknown, the present complex was built in the mid – 13th century. Afterwards we will a local house where you will have the chance to see and participate in the preparation of Armenian national bread: lavash. It is a very thin, usually sold in very large forms. It is usually cooked in a ground oven: “tonir''. In 2015 it has been inscribed in UNESCO intangible heritage list. Here we will enjoy the “Armenian fast food” with lavash and cheese. Get back to Yerevan and overnight at hotel. (B) Duration: 6 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: overnight at 3* Hotel

Day 6: Day 6: Free day in Yerevan Stop At: Yerevan Cascade, Yerevan FREE DAY IN YEREVAN Duration: 1 day Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: overnight at 3* Hotel

Day 7: Day 7: Free day in Yerevan Stop At: Yerevan Cascade, Yerevan FREE DAY IN YEREVAN Duration: 1 day Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: overnight at 3* Hotel

Day 8: Day 8: Departure Stop At: Yerevan Cascade, Yerevan Breakfast. Transfer to the airport. Duration: 30 minutes Meals included: • Breakfast No accommodation included on this day.