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DAY 1

Echmiadzin (Saint Hripsime Church, Saint Gayane Church, Zvartnots Cathedral) – Matenadaran (repository of ancient manuscripts) – Tsitsernakaberd (monument to the victims of Armenian Genocide)

Arrival. Transfer to the hotel. Lunch. Visit Matenadaran. Trip to Vagharshapat where the center of Armenian Apostolic church is. Visit Mother Cathedral and Hripsime church. Return to Yerevan. Dinner and overnight.

Echmiadzin

Echmiadzin

Saint Hripsime Church

Saint Hripsime Church

Saint Gayane Church

Saint Gayane Church

ZVARTNOTS CATHEDRAL

Zvartnots Cathedral

Matenadaran

Matenadaran

Tsitsernakaberd

Tsitsernakaberd

DAY 2

GarniGeghardAmberdSaghmosavank

Breakfast. Drive to Garni(the only preserved pagan temple in Armenia dating back to the I A.C.). Visit Geghard- an important monastic complex famous for its sculptures and unique elements of decoration. Family hosted lunch in Garni.

Visit Saghmosavank monastery (XIII c.) on the edge of Kasagh gorge. Drive to Amberd- a medieval complex consisting of a castle, a bath and a church. It had a great role for Armenians untill XIII century. Though the castle is destroyed and we can see only its remnants today, the Roman style bath and church are well preserved.

Garni

Garni

Geghard

Geghard

Amberd

Amberd

Saghmosavank

Saghmosavank

DAY 3

Khor Virap MonasteryNoravankShaki WaterfallZorats KarerKhndzoresk – Overnight in Goris

Breakfast. Drive to the south of Armenia. Visit Khor Virap- the monastic complex where Gregory Illuminator was imprisoned for spreading Christianity as in the place of today’s monastery was the Royal Prison.

Visit Noravank- a XIII century monastery well known for its valuable sculptures and decoration elements, it is a candidate for UNESCO’s World Heritage status as well. Lunch enroot at the restaurant.

Visit Shaki waterfall and Zorats Karer. Zorats Karer is considered to be one of the oldest observatories in the world as well as a center for sun worship.

Visit Khndzoresk cave city. Dinner and overnight in Goris.

KHOR VIRAP MONASTERY

Khor Virap Monastery

Noravank

Noravank

Shaki Waterfall

Shaki Waterfall

ZORATS KARER

Zorats Karer

Khndzoresk

Khndzoresk

DAY 4

Tatev Monastery – Jermuk – Sulema CaravanseraiNoratusSevanavank – Overnight in Sevan

Breakfast. Visit Tatev monastic complex dating back to the 10th century and the world’s longest ropeway. Drive to Jermuk- a resort town and one of the best known places in Armenia where you can enjoy the wonderful nature and hot springs of mineral waters. Drive to Sulema(locally known as Selim’s) mount pass. From here opens a breathtaking view of the valley below.

Visit the medieval Caravanserai dating back to the XIII century. This Caravanserai is the best preserved in Armenia if not the world. Visit Noratus village famous for its southern large cemetery covered with many cross-stones. The majority of them belong to the XIII-XVII centuries, as a group of cross-stones on family cemeteries.

Visit Sevanavank. Dinner and overnight in Sevan.

TATEV MONASTERY

Tatev Monastery

Sulema Caravanserai

Sulema Caravanserai

Noratus

Noratus

Sevanavank

Sevanavank

DAY 5

Akhtala MonasteryHaghpat MonasterySanahin MonasteryHaghartsin MonasteryGoshavank – Gyumri(overnight)

Breakfast. Drive to Lori region where many architectural masterpieces are. Visit Akhtala Fortress inside of which the famous monastery is. The main church of the complex st. Mariam Astvatsatsin is famous for the frescos on its inside walls. Visit Sanahin and Hagphat monasteries. These two monasteries were the first sites in Armenia to be added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List. The famous monastery complex at Sanahin is just outside Alaverdi and can be reached by cable car (the steepest gradient of any in the former USSR). Lunch enroot at the restaurant. Visit Haghartsin and Goshavank monasteries. Both of them are located in Dilijan National Park.

Drive to Gyumri. Dinner and overnight.

AKHTALA MONASTERY

Akhtala Monastery

HAGHPAT MONASTERY

Haghpat Monastery

SANAHIN MONASTERY

Sanahin Monastery

HAGHARTSIN MONASTERY

Haghartsin Monastery

GOSHAVANK

Goshavank

DAY 6

Walking tour in Gyumri – Marmashen MonasteryAruch Temple – Yerevan(overnight)

Breakfast. Walking tour in Gyumri. Gyumri is the second large city in Armenia. Many artists, composers and actors come from Gyumri and many nice films were made in its streets. Gyumri tour includes Dzitoghtsyan museum, Minas Avetisyan Museum, the Town Square.

Visit Marmashen Monastery which is one of Armenia’s most interesting and beautifully situated monasteries. Lunch in Gyumri. Visit Aruch temple. Drive to Yerevan.

Marmashen Monastery

Marmashen Monastery

Aruch Temple

Aruch Temple

DAY 7

Handmade rugs and carpets factory – Cognac Factory – Parting dinner

Breakfast. Visit handmade rugs and carpets factory. Visit Armenian Cognac factory, tour and Cognac tasting.

Short walking tour in the city center which includes Vernissage flea market and souvenir shops, where Armenian souvenirs are sold.

Parting dinner at the restaurant.

Transfer to the airport.


Apartment
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