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$178 Cultural & Theme Tours

Group Tour: 3 days-2 nights in Artsakh/ Nagorno Karabagh

ItineraryDay 1: Lake Sevan, Dadivank, Gandzasar, Stepanakert (overnight)Stop At: Hyur Service, Yerevanstarting pointDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Lake Sevan, Lake Sevan, Gegharkunik Provinceshort stop Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Dadivank Monastery, Vengancient monastery surrounded with natureDuration: 1 hourStop At: Gandzasar Monastery, Aghdara, Aran Regiontranslated as mountain of treasuresDuration: 1 hour 10 minutesPass By: Stepanakert Shuka, Khankendi, Nagorny Karabakhcapital of Artsakh (NKR)Meals included: • Lunch: included • Dinner: includedAccommodation included: Overnight at Heghnar hotel (optional: Armenia or Vallex Garden hotels at an additional price)Day 2: Stepanakert city (History museum, local market), Tigranakert, Askeran fortress, Shoushi (Ghazanchetsots), StepanakertStop At: Stepanakert Shuka, Khankendi, Nagorny Karabakhcity tour visiting history museum and local marketDuration: 1 hour 45 minutesStop At: Tigranakert of Artsakh, Aghdara, Aran Region the fifth capital city of historical Armenia Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Askeran Fortress, Askeran, Nagorny Karabakhold fortressDuration: 20 minutesStop At: Shoushi, Shusha, Nagorny KarabakhGhazanchetsost church and legendary Jdrduz gorgeDuration: 1 hour 50 minutesPass By: Stepanakert Shuka, Khankendi, Nagorny KarabakhovernightMeals included: • Breakfast: included • Lunch: included • Dinner: includedAccommodation included: overnight in Heghnar Hotel (optional: Armenia or Vallex Garden hotels at an additional cost)Day 3: Tatev - Ropeway, Noravank monastery, "Hin Areni" wine factory (tour and tasting)Stop At: Wings of Tatev, Halidzor, Syunik Provincethe longest rope-way in the WorldDuration: 15 minutesStop At: Tatev Monastery, Tatev, Syunik Provincebreathtaking viewsDuration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Noravank Monastery, Areni, Vayots Dzor Provincesurrounded with mountainsDuration: 1 hourStop At: Hin Areni Winery, Areni, Vayots Dzor Provincetour and tastingDuration: 35 minutesPass By: Hyur Servicereturning pointMeals included: • Breakfast: included • Lunch: includedNo accommodation included on this day.

$1200 Cultural & Theme Tours

10 days tour in Armenia &Artsakh BARI TOUR ARMENIA

Having booked a tour to Armenia and visiting Artsakh Republic, you will get acquainted with its cities, local sights and bright Armenian cordiality. The tour is accompanied by a guide with knowledge of Armenian, Russian and English. Armenian cuisine in the best restaurants will leave an indelible impression on fine connoisseurs of delicious food. Day 1 Meeting at the airport of Yerevan, check-in at the hotel. Welcome dinner "Welcome to Armenia". Day 2 Khor Virap, Areni, Noravank, Day 3 Shushi, Tigranakert, Gandzasar, House-Museum of Nikola Duman. Day 4 Hounot Gorge (UMBRELLAS), Karahunj, Jermuk. Day 5 Echmiadzin, St. Gayane, St. Hripsime, Zvartnots. Day 6 Lake Sevan, Sevanavank, Dilijan, Haghartsin, Goshavank. Day 7 Gyumri-Marmashen, Monument of the Armenian Alphabet, Amberd. Day 8 Excursion in Yerevan. Day 9 Garni, Gegard, shopping tour. Day 10 Free day, Transfer to the airport.The cost includes: • • Meeting at the airport. •  hotel in Yerevan - 7 nights • 2 nights in a EUROPE hotel in Stepanakert. • Comfortable transportation services. • Guide services  • 9 breakfasts. • 9 lunches. • Excursion tickets. A tour of Armenia will dip you in a unique mysterious and warm atmosphere. So many historical sites can only have an ancient cultural and spiritual land.

$1195 Cultural & Theme Tours

Armenia - Nagorno Karabakh / 9 days

ItineraryDay 1: Day 1. ArrivalStop At: Yerevan Cascade, YerevanArrival at Zvartnoc International Airport and transfer to hotel. Duration: 30 minutesNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight at 3* Hotel Day 2: Day 2. Yerevan – Ejmiatsin – Zvartnoc – YerevanStop At: The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots, Vagharshapat, Armavir ProvinceBreakfast. Excursion to the city of Yerevan. Vist State Museum of History and Armenian Cognac factory. Departure for Echmiadzin, which Echmiadzin is the Holy See of the Catholicos, the spiritual heart of the Armenian Apostolic Church. Then going ahead visit the ruins of the Zvartnots Cathedral. Return to Yerevan. (B)Duration: 5 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight at 3* Hotel Day 3: Day 3. Yerevan – Haghpat– Sanahin - Dilijan Stop At: Haghpatavank, Haghpat, Lori ProvinceBreakfast. Today we will visit two unique masterpieces of Armenian architecture of X-XIV centuries: the monasteries of Sanahin and Haghpat which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Literally the name ’’Sanahin’’ in Armenian means "this one is older than the other," which probably means that this monastery is older of than Haghpat. These two monasteries are very close to each other and can be easily seen from one to the other. Both are located on an uneven plateau, separated by a deep crack formed by a small river that flows into the river Debed. Haghpat Monastery was one of the largest religious, cultural and educational centers of medieval Armenia. Drive to Dilijan. Overnight. (B)Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight at 3* Hotel Day 4: Day 4. Dilijan - Sevan – Noraduz - Dadivank – StepanakertStop 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. Visit Noraduz, the largest Armenian medieval cemetery, where you can find ancient examples of "khachkars". Departure for Stepanakert, and stop to visit the Dadivank monastery on the way. Overnight in Stepanakert. (B)Duration: 9 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight at 3* HotelDay 5: Day 5. Stepanakert – Gandzasar – Tigranakert - Stepanakert Stop At: Stepanakert Shuka, Khankendi, Nagorny KarabakhBreakfast. We will start our trip having the first stop at the statue of Grandmother and Grandfather, which has become the symbol of Nagorno Kharabagh. We will continue the tour visiting the monastery of Gandzasar. Ganzasar Monastery is one of the most important architectural monument of Artsakh and the entire historical Eastern Side of Armenia. It is said that the head of John the Baptist id buried here. Visit the bazar in Stepanakert for tasting Jingjalov hac, the national meal of Artsakh. We will make a visit to the historical museum of Artsakh. After all we will visit The Archeological Museum of Tigranakert. Get back to Stepanakert. Overnight at the hotel. (B)Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight at 3* HotelDay 6: Day 6. Stepanakert - Shushi –Khndzoresk – Tatev – GorisStop At: Tatev Monastery, Tatev, Syunik ProvinceBreakfast. We will continue our tour driving to Shushi. It’s a small old city where we can observe the oldest streets which will transfer us to 18th century. After Shushi we will drive to cave village Khndzoresk. It’s an old village which has been inhabited until the late 1980s. Now what remains is the old cave spread on the slope of the mountain. Drive to monastery of Tatev. It is amedival monastic compex built between the ages 9-13. Formerly it was a university where very famous scientists, writers and priests have been educated. At that time this university was very famous in abroud as well. After all we will drive to Goris. Overnight in Goris. (B)Duration: 7 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight at 3* Hotel Day 7: Day 7. Goris – Noravank – Areni - Khor Virap - YerevanStop At: Noravank Monastery, Areni, Vayots Dzor ProvinceBreakfast. Take trip to Noravank - a monastery of XII century situated among amazing sheer rocks on the bench of a twisty gorge. This is the only monastery where we may find a unique sculpture of Father God. On our way back we will visit village Areni which is considered to be an important center of wine production industry You are welcome to taste its excellent wine. We will continue our tour to Khor Virap Monastery (4-18th cc.). This monastery is very prominent because of its history; Gregory the Illuminator, who introduced Christianity to Armenia, has been imprisoned there about 13 years as at that time there was a prison in the place of the monastery. Here we can enjoy the spectacular view of the sacred Ararat Mountain - an immortal symbol of Armenia. After all drive to Yerevan. Overnight in Yerevan. (B)Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight at 3* HotelDay 8: Day 8. Yerevan – Garni – Geghard - Yerevan Stop 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. Overnight. (B)Duration: 5 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight at 3* Hotel Day 9: Day 9. DepartureStop At: Yerevan Cascade, YerevanBreakfast and transfer to the airport.Duration: 30 minutesMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

$139.29 Cultural & Theme Tours

Fall in Love with Southern Armenia and Arcax

ItineraryDay 1: Yerevan - Khor Virap - Noravank - Zorac Karer - GorisStop At: Khor Virap, Lusarat, Ararat ProvinceYour morning start with an early pick up in Yerevan from your hotel and heading to Khor Virap where you will evidence sun rise behind Masis. Your guide will guide you through Khor Virap monastery and its influence in Armenian history and culture. Take your time and enjoy the vastness and silence of surrounding view with holly mountain Ararat.1 hour, Admission includedDuration: 1 hourStop At: Noravank Monastery, Areni, Vayots Dzor ProvinceReturn to your coach and travel to Noravank monastery. Have your camera ready for snaps of the scenery and explore surroundings.1 hour, Admission is freeDuration: 1 hourStop At: Zorats Karer, Sisian, Syunik ProvinceFinish day with visit to ancient observatory Zorac Karer. Hear your guide how local with help of special located stones making weather and other predictions. Connect with your inner world and communicate with nature and space.1 hour, Admission is freeDuration: 30 minutesNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Enjoy night stay at cozy Aregak B&B.Day 2: Old Khndzoresk - Stepanakert - Shushi - Jdrduz - GorisStop At: Old Khndzoresk, Syunik ProvinceHead to Old khndzoresk village. Have adrenaline boost while walking through swinging bridge and get lost in ruins of old village abandoned houses.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Stepanakert Shuka, Khankendi, Nagorny KarabakhHave a photoshut next to Tatik & Papik statue. Get visa in Stepanakert. Visit Artsakh State Museum where local guide will guide you through pre and post war history. Try Jingyalov Hatc - famous local flatbread with chopped herb, and see how it's being made. Make a walking tour in downtown.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Shushi Tank Memorial, Shusha, Nagorny KarabakhWalk in post war downtown, visit Shushi Tank Memorial and Ashagi Govhar mosque. Get overwhelmed by the view opening from Jdrduz canyon and enjoy sunset. Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Enjoy night stay at cozy Aregak B&B.Day 3: Goris - Tatev - Areni - YerevanStop At: Goris Rock Forest, Goris, Syunik ProvinceStart out morning with hike to the cave village in Old Goris. Have a coffee break in the nature and enjoy Goris city view from top.1 hour, Admission is freeDuration: 1 hourStop At: Wings of Tatev, Halidzor, Syunik ProvinceHead to Tatev monastery by cable car. Visit oil pressing room, hear your guide about Monastery role for Syuniq's history, legends about broken clock and where name Tatev comes from. Visit devils bridge and view point in the middle of forest.3 hours, Admission not includedDuration: 3 hoursStop At: Areni Wine Factory, Areni, Vayots Dzor ProvinceAreni Village - wine heaven in Armenia comes next. Have lunch in village served by local family accompanied with wine testing. Get to know how locals live. Visit historical Areni Winery and have a tour in wine storage.2 hours, Admission includedDuration: 2 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

$114.17 Cultural & Theme Tours

Jewels of Southern Armenia and Arcax from Yerevan

ItineraryDay 1: Yerevan - Sevan - Dadivanq - GandzasarStop At: Monastery Sevanavank, Sevan, Lake Sevan, Gegharkunik ProvinceHead to Sevan to visit Akhtamar island. While walking around hear your guide love story about this place. Stop by at Sevanavank and enjoy blue treasure view from church Sevanavank.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Dadivank Monastery, VengEmbark on a daytrip to get to know the heart of the Arcax region. First stop will be charming Dadivank Monsatery, lost in the forest.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Gandzasar Monastery, Aghdara, Aran RegionHead to Gandzasar Monastery located in the north, atop the green hill which climbs above the village of Vank. If Dadivank is the most magical Monastery, then Gandzasar is the most exquisite. Take time to explore surroundings on your own.Duration: 1 hourNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 2: Stepanakert - Shushi - Jdrduz - Old Khndzoresk - GorisStop At: Stepanakert Shuka, Khankendi, Nagorny KarabakhMake your camera ready for photoshut with Tatik & Papik statue. Afterwords, Visit Artsakh State Museum where local guide will guide you through pre and post war history. Try Jingyalov Hatc - famous local flatbread with chopped herb, and see how it's being made. Make a walking tour in downtown.Note: Once we arrive in Stepanakert you should go to visa office to make visa.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Shushi Tank Memorial, Shusha, Nagorny KarabakhWalk in post war downtown, visit Shushi Tank Memorial and Ashagi Govhar mosque. Get overwhelmed by the view opening from Jdrduz canyon and enjoy surrounding nature.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Old Khndzoresk, Syunik ProvinceHead to Old khndzoresk village. Have adrenaline boost while walking through swinging bridge and get lost in ruins of old village abandoned houses.Duration: 2 minutesNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 3: Old Goris - Tatev - Jermuk - YerevanStop At: Goris Rock Forest, Goris, Syunik ProvinceStart out morning with hike to the cave village in Old Goris. Have a coffee break in the nature and enjoy Goris city view from top.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Wings of Tatev, Halidzor, Syunik ProvinceGet into cable car and head to Tatev monastery. Visit oil pressing room, hear your guide about Monastery role for Syuniq's history, legends about broken clock and where name Tatev comes from.Visit devils bridge and view point in the middle of forest.Important: Mondays are cable car prophylactic days, therefore cable car is not working. You will drive to monastery by car.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Jermuk Waterfall, Jermuk, Vayots Dzor ProvinceThe most attractive part of the tour is following: Jermuk Waterfall. Breathtaking and relaxing place to be, the sounds of gushing water, the lush forest... it’s all about relaxing your soul and your mind.Duration: 2 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

$43.39 Cultural & Theme Tours

Shoushi - Jtrtuz - Stepanakert

The tour starts at 9:30 am in the morning. The first stop will be Shoushi -  the historic capital of Karabakh and formerly one of the cultural capitals of the Caucasus; has lots to see, although the town is largely in ruins from the war and is a shell of its former self. Not far from Shoushi is located Jtrtuz - the famous lookout of Shoushi with spectacular views of the Karkar canyon cliffs below. After we will move to Stepanakert - the capital of Karabakh. It is a small nice city. Last sightseeing place is ''We are Our Mountains Monument'' (Tatik & Papik Monument). This monument  of an elderly Karabakh man and woman has become the symbol of Nagorno Karabakh. Returning to Goris.

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