Armenia Highlights 2017

Day 1

Arrival / Yerevan City Tour

-Arrival in Zvartnots International Airport

-Transfer Airport-hotel / Check-in at the hotel. Rest

-Start city tour around vibrant capital of Yerevan: Republic Square, Opera House

-Cascade Monument, which is an open-air museum of modern art with hanging gardens and fountains.

- Atop the monument you will get to Victory Park with the Monument to Mother Armenia gorgeously towering over the city

-Visit Tsitsernakaberd Memorial built in memory to the victims of Genocide

-Visit open-air flea market of Vernissage, where you can find handmade souvenirs, ancient rugs, jewelry and puppets (open only on weekend)

Meals:
 Breakfast

Day 2

Yerevan / Garni / Geghard / Sevan Lake / Yerevan

-Breakfast at the hotel

-Departure to Geghard Monast ery, which is hewn out from the cave and included in the UNESCO World Heritage

Optional: Choir performance of national and spiritual songs in Geghard. The architectural peculiarities of the monastery produce an authentically holy and mysterious reverberation of sound, almost a divine echo (Extra cost)

-Visit Garni Temple from 1st c., the only preserved pagan temple in the Caucasus

-Departure to Lake Sevan "the Pearl of Armenia" and the 2nd highest mountainous lake in the world

-Sightseeing on the peninsula. Visit Sevanavank Monastery and stunning view of the lake

Optional: Boat trip on the lake for an hour (seasonal activity, starting from 10 pax - 150 USD in total)

-Return to the capital

Meals:
 Breakfast

Day 3

Yerevan / Letter Park / Ashtarak / Saghmossavank / Yerevan

- Breakfast at the hotel

- Departure to Aragatsotn region to visit "Armenian Alphabet Monument'' or the Letter Park represents giant stone letters. Set against the backdrop of Armenia's Mt. Aragats it is a favorite photo stop for all visitors.

-Drive to the town of Ashtarak to participate in a Folk Theatre. The main goal of the theatre is the presentation and registration of ancient Armenian songs, dances, games, puppets, legends and instrumental music (min 10 pax in the group).

-Drive to Saghmossavank medieval monastery, situated in the breathtaking site, at the deep canyon of Ashtarak.

-Visit Matenadaran, unique reserve and observatory of ancient manuscripts from all over the world as well as the tiniest and largest Armenian books

-Drive back to Yerevan

-Leisure time.

Meals:
 Breakfast

Day 4

Yerevan / Garni / Geghard / Yerevan shopping

-Breakfast at the hotel

-Departure to the cradle of civilization Khor Virap Monastery (4-17th cc.) which is the closest point to the Biblical Mount Ararat. In clear weather, you will have a chance to take a great picture with the mountain at the backdrop.

-Continue to resort town of Jermuk, popular for its hot springs, recreational resources and mineral water bottling

-Visit to the Jermuk waterfall, the highest waterfall in Armenia resembling shiny hair of a young lady

-Take a cable car up to the mountain of the height 2500 m to admire the panoramic view to the resort

-Drive back to Yerevan.

Optional: En route visit "Taperakan Winery", a family-owned estate in the countryside in Ararat valley, the cradle of old Armenian wine making traditions (Extra cost)

Meals:
 Breakfast

Day 5

Yerevan / Echmiadzin / Zvartnots / Shopping

-Breakfast at the hotel

-Departure to Echmiadzin, the religious center of all Armenians

-Visit Echmiadzin Cathedral (4th c., UNECO), the oldest Christian church ever

-Continue to the ruins of Zvartnots Temple (7th c., UNESCO).

-Drive back to Yerevan

-Transfer to the biggest malls in Yerevan for shopping

-Leisure time on your own

Meals:
 Breakfast

Day 6

Departure

-Transfer to the airport. Departure home

Meals:
 Breakfast


The rates include:

Accommodation

- 5 x overnights at the hotel in Yerevan

- Airport / hotel / airport transfers

- Transportation as mentioned in the program in comfortable A/C vehicle

- English speaking professional guide throughout the program

- All activities as per program with entrance fees incl. cable car in Jermuk

- Catering BB: breakfast at the hotel

- 1 bottle of water per person/per day

The rates do not include:

- Meals and alcoholic beverages except described

- Optional activities

- Flights

- Travel insurance

- Visa

- Tips & Portage

- Indian G.S.T


Rates are valid till June 2017

Rooms and rates are subject to availability at the actual time of booking

Stay ,Transfer,Sightseeings and Meals as per the above Itineraries.

Airfares,Visa and Government Service Tax.