If you want to explore ancient culture of Armenia, to experience intercultural dialogue that is the ideal form of intercultural communications and fall in love with Armenia this tour package is for you. During this cultural tour we will visit the most interesting cultural monuments of Armenia: the first state church in the world, the only pagan temple, modern cave and monasteries lost in forests. It’s a good chance to enjoy colors and warmness of the capital, panoramic view of mount Ararat and get acquainted with Armenian traditions of wine-making. Let’s discover the hidden trails of Armenian culture together!
Pick up and transfer to the hotel. Welcome dinner at traditional Armenian restaurant with folk program (Armenian national songs and dances). Evening walk from the Northern Avenue to Republic Square. Participation in Dancing fountains show.
Breakfast in the hotel. Yerevan sightseeing including Republic Square, Opera House, State University, Parliament House, President’s Palace and Cascade complex. Tour to Matenadaran, a repository of ancient manuscripts, research institute and museum. Depart for Etchmiadzin: the spiritual and administrative headquarter of the Armenian Apostolic Church. Visit the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin(302-303 AD), the seat of the Catholicos. Visit St. Gayane and St. Hripsime Churches (7th c.). Return to Yerevan and stop over for Zvartnots temple, 7th century architectural masterpiece, listed among the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Evening dinner in an traditional restaurant.
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Breakfast in the hotel. Tour to Geghard medieval monastery: a fantastic example of medieval Armenian architecture of XII century. It is listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site. Participation in Armenian bread “Lavash” baking. Lunch in garden restaurant in Garni. Tour to the only preserved pagan temple Garni. Return to Yerevan.
Breakfast in the Hotel. Tour to Khor Virap Monastery. The monastery is famous for its location, especially for the view of the Biblical Mount Ararat, on the top of which Noah’s ark came to rest according to legend. Visit Areni Cave complex. In 2010, it was announced, that the earliest known shoe was found in the cave. Tour to Noravank Monastery, 13th century Armenian monastery located in a narrow gorge of River Amaghu. Lunch at the “Garandzav”Cave restaurant. Return to Yerevan.
Breakfast in the hotel. Tour to Tsaghkadzor, famous ski resort in Armenia. Visit Kecharis Monastery founded in the 11th century. Drive to Lake Sevan, one of the greatest high mountainous fresh water lakes of Eurasia. It’s a fascinating collage of turquoise waves playing with wind and mountains reflected on water. Visit Sevanavank Monastery. Visit spa city Dilijan. Usually called Armenian Switzerland or Little Switzerland by the locals, it is one of the most important resorts of Armenia.
Breakfast in the hotel. Dilijan is one of the most important resorts of Armenia, famous for its amazing surroundings. Visit to Haghartsin Monastery (X- XIV centuries). Nestled in forested mountains the Monastery creates a magical impression of the lost world. Trip to Goshavank Monastery (XII-XIII centuries). Lunch in Dilijan. Return to Yerevan.
Breakfast in the Hotel. Check out and transfer to the airport.