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$185 Day Trips & Excursions

3 days-2 nights tour to Artsakh-NKR from Yerevan

Your tour starts at 8:30am with a pickup from your central hotel or a central meeting point in Yerevan. You will be driven to the southern part of Armenia and the first stop on the road to Nagorno-Karabagh is foreseen in Ararat region. Khor Virap is the most famous pilgrimage site in Armenia, as it is directly connected with the adoption of Christianity in 301. From the monastery one can admire the stunning view of the Biblical Mount Ararat. Later on the route passing a narrow road surrounded by rocks of hundred caves one discovers a scene of harmony of architecture with nature. Noravank monastery. After the lunch in the local restaurant (included in the price) we continue our tour to Tatev monastery, where you will reach by the longest ropeway in the World  (5.7 km without stops). Besides being a religious center Tatev was also the important strategical center of Syunik kingdom. In 40 min. after crossing Nagorno-Karabagh border we reach to Stepanakert and have an overnight in one of the previously chosen hotels after group dinner (included in the price). Next morning after the breakfast we start Stepanakert city tour. It is the capital city of Artsakh. You will visit museum, local market and also will see the famous sculptural work "We and our mountains", known in the nation as "Grandma and Grandpa". After that the bus will take you to Amaras. According to the testimonies of Armenian historians Amaras has been a famous religious and cultural center since the 4th century, when Gregory the Illuminator founded a church here. Lunch stop is foreseen in Stepanakert, after which you will visit Shushi town, the former capital city of Artsakh to visit St. Ghazanchetsots church which is built of white limestone and decorated with sculptural works. Next stop in Shushi is Jdrduz cliff with an unforgettable view to Hunot canyon. After return to Stepanakert you will have some free time before dinner and overnight (included in the price). On Thursday morning after the breakfast the bus move to Tigranakert which is the fifth capital city of historical Armenia and which was founded by king Tigran the Great. Next stop is the fortress of Askeran is in the village of the same name, 4 km far from Stepanakert. Among the monuments of Artsakh Gandzasar (mountain of treasures) monastery has its significant and special place. It consists of a church, monk cells and other buildings of economic significance. Here in Gandzasar you will have a lunch stop (included in the price) Then we will continue our route to Dadivank monastery surrounded with dense forests. The last stop of the trip is Lake Sevan, the fascination and the pearl of mountainous Armenia, which is one of the world's greatest high altitude fresh-water lakes. It is about 1900 m above sea level. Conclude the tour with a drop-off back at the central meeting point in Yerevan.

$43.73 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.

$284.83 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Armenia and Artsakh tour for 3 days, 2 nights

Day 1: The very first destination of our trip is Dadivank Monastery, which is the largest monastic complex in Artsakh-Karabakh and one of the true masterpieces of Armenian medieval architecture. It is located in the northwestern part of Martakert district of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic. After we will visit another Monastery in this district - Gandzasar. “Gandzasar” means treasure mountain in Armenian. On site is the Church of St. John the Baptist, which was built between 1216 and 1238.The overnight is foreseen in Stepanakert, the capital of Nagorno Karabakh Republic.Day 2: After the breakfast we will have an observing city tour in Stepanakert, then  leave for Shushi and Amaras. In Shushi we will visit Surp Amenaprkich Ghazanchetsots Cathedral (St. Savior Ghazanchetsots Cathedral), which was built in 1868-1887. It is considered to be the second most important spiritual center in Artsakh. The church was built by the local residents. The consecration of the church took place on September 20, in 1888. After, we will head to Amaras Monastery, which is one of the oldest Christian sites in Nagorno-Karabakh. According to the 5th-century chronicler Faustus Byuzand, at the start of the 4th century St. Gregory the Illuminator founded a church in what was to become Amaras Monastery. At the beginning of the 5th century Mesrop Mashtots, the inventor of the Armenian Alphabet, established in Amaras the first-ever school that used his script. We will come back to Stepanakert for overnight.Day 3: After the breakfast we will for one of the famous monuments of medieval Armenian architecture - Tatev Monastery, which was built in the 9th-13th centuries. In translation from the old Armenian (grabar) "tatev" means "give wings". Indeed, located at a great height, it seems that Tatev stretches upward to the sky. The walls seem to be a natural extension of the rock that raises it so high. Thanks to the construction of the Wings of Tatev, the longest cable car in the world (5.7 km), the complex has become one of the most visited places in Armenia. Our next destination is Karahunj or Karahunj Observatory, also known as Zorats Karer or Zorats Kar, which is a megalithic composition of Bronze Age tombs (cists, dolmens or tumuli) and over 220 standing stones (menhirs).Since ancient days Armenia was famous for the wineries where original traditions were kept until this day. It’s not a secret that a large number of wineries and vineyards are found throughout the provinces of the Republic of Armenia. One of these wineries is in Vayots Dzor province - Areni winery. On our way back to Yerevan you will have an opportunity to visit the winery and  taste armenian wine.

$307.70 Shows, Concerts & Sports

Classical Armenia and Artsakh tours for 3 days, 2 nights

Day 1: The first destination of our trip is Khor Virap. It is where Grigor Luisavorich (St. Gregory the Illuminator) was imprisoned for 13 years before curing King Trdat III of a disease. This caused the adoption of Christianity in Armenia in the year 301. In fact, the name Khor Virap means “deep pit”, named after the prison where St. Gregory the Illuminator was held. The next stop will be Monastery Noravank, which dates back to XIII—XIV centuries. The complex includes the 1339 St. Astvatsatsin (“Burtelashen”) sepulchre-church, St. Stepanos Nakhavka and gavit, the St. Grigor Church and Stepanos Orbelian Sepulchre, the remains of medieval chapels and residential quarters and a modern office and hall. From here we will leave for Stepanakert - capital of Artsakh. Here we will have overnight.Day 2: After the breakfast we will visit The History Museum of Stepanakert, then  leave for the city of Shushi to visit Surp Amenaprkich Ghazanchetsots Cathedral (St. Savior Ghazanchetsots Cathedral), which was built in 1868-1887. It is considered to be the second most important spiritual center in Artsakh. The church was built by the local residents. The consecration of the church took place on September 20, in 1888. The next stop of the tour is Gandzasar Monastery. “Gandzasar” means treasure mountain in Armenian. On site is the Church of St. John the Baptist, which was built between 1216 and 1238. Our next destination is Tigranakert which is a ruined Armenian city dating back to the Hellenistic period. The excavated ruins of this city is revealing evidence of a once-thriving Armenian settlement that dates back to before the time of Christ. On our way back to Stepanakert we will have a short stop by the fortress of Askeran.Day 3: After having breakfast we will for one of the famous monuments of medieval Armenian architecture - Tatev Monastery, which was built in the 9th-13th centuries. In translation from the old Armenian (grabar) "tatev" means "give wings". Indeed, located at a great height, it seems that Tatev stretches upward to the sky. The walls seem to be a natural extension of the rock that raises it so high. Thanks to the construction of the Wings of Tatev, the longest cable car in the world (5.7 km), the complex has become one of the most visited places in Armenia. Our next destination is Karahunj or Karahunj Observatory, also known as Zorats Karer or Zorats Kar, which is a megalithic composition of Bronze Age tombs and over 220 standing stones (menhirs). Since ancient days Armenia was famous for the wineries where original traditions were kept until this day. It’s not a secret that a large number of wineries and vineyards are found throughout the provinces of the Republic of Armenia. One of these wineries is in Vayots Dzor province - Areni winery. On our way back to Yerevan you will have an opportunity to visit the winery and  taste armenian wine.

$322.24 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Tour to Artsakh for 3 days, 2 nights

Day 1: The first destination of our trip is the pearl of medieval Armenian architecture Tatev Monastery was built in the 9th-13th centuries. In translation from the old Armenian (grabar) "tatev" means "give wings". Indeed, located at a great height, it seems that Tatev stretches upward to the sky. The walls seem to be a natural extension of the rock that raises it so high. Thanks to the construction of the Wings of Tatev, the longest cable car in the world (5.7 km), the complex has become one of the most visited places in Armenia. After visitnig Tatev we will drive to Stepanakert, the capital of Artsakh (Nagorno Karabagh), where we will stop for overnight.Day 2: After the breakfast we will have a short observing city tour in Stepanakert. The next stop of the tour is Gandzasar Monastery. “Gandzasar” means treasure mountain in Armenian. On site is the Church of St. John the Baptist, which was built between 1216 and 1238. Our next destination is Tigranakert which is a ruined Armenian city dating back to the Hellenistic period. The excavated ruins of this city is revealing evidence of a once-thriving Armenian settlement that dates back to before the time of Christ. On our way back to Stepanakert we will have a short stop by the fortress of Askeran. Day 3: After having breakfast we will head to Amaras Monastery, which is one of the oldest Christian sites in Nagorno-Karabakh. According to the 5th-century chronicler Faustus Byuzand, at the start of the 4th century St. Gregory the Illuminator founded a church in what was to become Amaras Monastery. At the beginning of the 5th century Mesrop Mashtots, the inventor of the Armenian Alphabet, established in Amaras the first-ever school that used his script. The next stop is the city of Shushi. Here we will visit Surp Amenaprkich Ghazanchetsots Cathedral (St. Savior Ghazanchetsots Cathedral), which was built in 1868-1887. It is considered to be the second most important spiritual center in Artsakh. The church was built by the local residents. The consecration of the church took place on September 20, in 1888. It’s not a secret that a large number of wineries and vineyards are found throughout the provinces of the Republic of Armenia. One of these wineries is in Vayots Dzor province - Areni winery. On our way back to Yerevan you will have an opportunity to visit the winery and  taste armenian wine.

$143.75 Transfers & Ground Transport

Transfer from Yerevan to Stepanakert

You will travel in the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle according to the number of participants (car, minivan, minibus, bus), driven by a professional driver. Our friendly drivers will accompany you to your doorstep with a smile.  This private transfer to Bavra is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and is easy to book ahead. One - way private transferTravel by comfortable private vehicleFuel surcharges and service fees includedRates cover private groups of 1 to 3, 4 to 7 and 8  to 15 passengers We wish you to have an unforgettable time in Artsakh (Nagorno Karabagh). While driving to Stepanakert, enjoy the beautiful landscape of Armenia and Artsakh (Nagorno Karabagh).

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