A great opportunity to take photos on the background of the country famous for its rich culture and beautiful nature. The photos will be taken by a professional photographer who will accompany you during the whole tour programme. Photos (for every day per 10 professionally processed photos) will be sent to your e-mail at the end of the tour program, within a few days.
Day1: Pick up from the airport and transfer to hotel. Short sightseeing tour in Yerevan, during which you’ll get acquainted with the capital of Armenia. Tour to the only pagan temple left in Armenia – Garni and medieval monastery Geghard (13th century) listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Back to Yerevan. (L)Day2: Breakfast at the hotel. Tour to Tsaghkadzor, the ski resort, with forests and an ancient monastery Kecharis (11-13th centuries). The main group of the complex consists of three churches. Kecharis was a major religious center of Armenia and a place of higher education. Tsaghkadzor is one of the places in Armenia, where people go in summer to get away from the city life and the heat, for the fresh air in the mountains. In winter, the town is completely overtaken by skiers and people who just want to relax and enjoy the snow and scenery. During the tour the ropeway will be optional. Tour to Lake Sevan and Sevanavank the monastic complex located on the peninsula, which was an island until the mid-20th century. Tour to Dilijan spa city, Haghartsin and Goshavank monastic complexes. Back to Yerevan. (L)Day3: 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. Back to Yerevan. (L)Day4: Breakfast at the hotel. Tour to Saghmosavank and Hovhannavank monasteries situated atop the precipitous gorge carved by the Kasakh river. Back to Yerevan. (L)Day5: 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. The cathedral and churches of Etchmiadzin and the archaeological remains at Zvartnots graphically illustrate the evolution and development of the Armenian central-domed cross-hall type of church, which exerted a profound influence on architectural and artistic development in the region. Zvartnots Cathedral (meaning "celestial angels") is a 7th-century cathedral. Now in ruins, it is located at the edge of Etchmiadzin. Cathedral and Churches of Etchmiadzin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. (L)Transfer to the airport.