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Hugging Armenian Mountains

Hugging Armenian Mountains

123,000AMD [234 EUR, 16876 RUB, 271 USD]

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Hugging Armenian Mountains

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The Armenian mountains from ancient times were the axis for the whole people, its support and the basis of the mentality. Thanks to these mountains, all the rich culture was formed: from customs and traditions to musical and fine arts. And it is thanks to these mountains that you can join all of the above!


Itinanary: Arrival at the airport Zvartnots - Yerevan City tour - Genocide memorial complex-museum - Arch of Charents - Garni temple - Geghard monastery - Khor Virap monastery - Areni wine factory - Noravank monastery - Yerevan- trasnfer to the airport Zvartnots

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Hugging Armenian Mountains

6 days/ 5 nights

Day 1

Arrival at the International airport Zvartnots.

Meeting at the airport with Happy Holidays name plate and transfer to the hotel.

Free time for the tourists.

 

Day 2

Breakfast at hotel.

Tour about Yerevan.

During the tour the tourists will see the main sights of the city: Mother Armenia monument,  Tsitsernakaberd memorial complex, Genocide museum, Cascade, Swan Lake, Opera and Ballet Theatre, North Avenue, Republic Square, Sasuntsi Davit (station Square).

Sasuntsi David is one of the masterpieces of the sculptor Kochar, built in the center of the station square in honor of the hero of the Armenian folk epic David Sasuntsi, who throughout many centuries embodied the freedom-loving aspirations of the Armenian people.

Armenian Genocide memorial complex is Armenian’s official memorial dedicated to the victims of the Armenian Genocide, built in 1967 on the hill of Tsiternakaberd in Yerevan. Over the years a wide range of politicians, artists, musician, athletes and religious figures have visited the memorial.

Victory Park, or, as it is also called Monument by Armenians is one of the most important places of rest among the citizens, from where a magnificent view of the whole city opens.

Cascade is a giant stairway in Yerevan, Armenia. It links the downtown of Yerevan with the Monument neighborhood. The construction of the cascade designed by architects Jim Torosyan, Aslan Mkhitaryan and Sargis Gurzadyan. At the top of the Cascade is the residence of Charles Aznavour, in which he stops during his visits to his homeland. At the foot of the cascade you will discover the sculptures of contemporary artists, Botero, Brechtova etc.

On the way to the Opera House we will admire Jule Bastien's statue, a sculpture by famous French artist Francois Rodin, unveiled on Yerevan's France Square.

Armenian National Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet named after Alexander Spendiaryan in Yerevan was designed by the Armenian architect Alexader Tamanyan. On the east side of the theater the tourists can see Swan Lake.

The Republic Square - central square in Yerevan. It is famous for its monumental architecture in national style. In the evening the tourists can enjoy “the dancing fountains”.

North Avenue is a pedestrian avenue in Yerevan. It is located in the central district. Located in downtown Yerevan, the avenue is mainly home to luxurious residential buildings, high-end branded shops, commercial offices, coffee shops, hotels, restaurants and nightclubs.

We will pass along one of the oldest streets of Yerevan along Abovyan Street, partially preserved the look of the old city.

Day 3

Breakfast in hotel.

Free day for tourists.

Optional excursion at will.

Day 4

Breakfast at hotel.

Yerevan –  Arch of Charents - Temple of Garni – monastry of Geghard – Yerevan

At one of the passes right by the road there is the Arch of Charents (architect R. Israelian, 1957), from which opens a breathtaking view of the Ararat valley with Ararat (aka Masis) soaring on the horizon. The arc of the Arch of Charents bears the following words: "Pass the whole world with its mountains white, to the beauty of Masis equals none!"

The Temple of Garni. It is the best-known structure and symbol of pre-Christian Armenia. It is the only standing Greco-Roman colonnaded building in Armenia.neopaganism. Near the temple there are ruins of an ancient fortress, royal chambers and also baths built in the 3rd century AD. From here you can see a picturesque view of the Azat River and Garni Gorge.

Right at the entrance, local grandmothers sell sweets from dried apricots and a local gata.

 The monastery complex Geghard or Gegardavank is a two-story temple carved in stone and the adjoining church. The name commonly used for the monastery today, Geghard, or more fully Geghardavank , meaning "the Monastery of the Spear", originates from the spear which had wounded Jesus at the Crucifixion, allegedly brought to Armenia by Apostle Jude, called here Thaddeus, and stored amongst many other relics. Now it is displayed in the Echmiadzin treasury.Now it is displayed in the Echmiadzin treasury. Gueghard is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Day 5

Breakfast at hotel.

Yerevan – Khor Virap – Areni wine factory – Bird’s cave Areni – Noravank – Yerevan

Khor Virap is an ancient monastery with a rich history, from which opens a beautiful view of Mount Ararat. Instead of the present fortress-monastery, there was a royal prison here. "Virap" in Armenian is a pit. It is filled with poisonous snakes and insects deep pit, where were thrown convicted prisoners. According to the annals of the famous Armenian historian Agatangeghos, Grigory the Illuminator-the founder of the adoption of Christianity in Armenia-was carrying his torment here.

Areni winery was founded in 1994 in the village of Areni, where for millennia wine is made, which is famous for its rich taste and aroma.

Tasting at the Areni plant includes 16 kinds of wine, vodka and apricot brandy.

Bird's Cave Areni is a karst cave, located at an altitude of about 1080 m above sea level. The researchers found several cultural layers, including the complex of the Copper-Stone Age (Eneolithic), dating from 4200-3500 years before our era.

During the excavations conducted in the cave, the oldest leather footwear was found, its age is 5,5 thousand years, and it belongs to the period from 3627 to 3377 BC.

Noravank - 11th century monastery, located among the delightful sheer cliffs of bright red color on the ledge of a meandering gorge. The Church of the Holy Virgin was built by the famous master Momik. This is a rare two-story church; uniqueness is attached to the staircase without railings, by which the most daring can climb to the second floor of the church - the chapel.

Day 6

Breakfast at hotel.

Transfer to the airport.

The price includes:

  • Transfer from the airport to the hotel and back.
  • Accommodation in the hotel in Yerevan of the selected category
  • Breakfasts in hotels    
  • Moving on comfortable transport with a given driver throughout the tour
  • Professional tour guide services throughout the tour
  • Excursions specified in the program
  • Entrance tickets to historical and cultural attractions
  • The cost of tasting at Areni wine factory

The price does not include:

  • Flight
  • Dinner and supper
  • Medical insurance

*** The company reserves the right to change the sequence of the program without changing the volume of services provided.

Additional Information

Tour duration min. 1 day, min.2 days, min.3 days, min.4 days, min.5 days, min.6 days
Arrival dates No
Type of tour Classical Tours, Cultural Tours, Family Tours

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