We offer a budget tour package in Armenia. The prices of the package are calculated for hostel accommodation in a dorm. During the tours you will get acquainted with Armenian culture, architecture, nature, will be in the most visited sights of interest: the closest point to the mount Ararat, the only pagan temple on the territory, the two-storied monastery…
Transfer to the hostel from Zvartnots airport.
Yerevan - Etchmiadzin (Mother Cathedral, St. Hripsime, St. Gayane) - Zvartnots - Yerevan
Breakfast in the hostel. Tour to Etchmiadzin, one of the three saint places in Armenia, the center of Armenian Apostolic church. We will visit Mother Cathedral, St. Gayane, St. Hripsime churches just a few hundred meters away from the Etchmiadzin Cathedral. Then we will take our way to Zvartnots, 7th-century cathedral. Now in ruins, it is located at the edge of Etchmiadzin. Cathedral and Churches of Etchmiadzin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Back to Yerevan.
Yerevan - Garni - Geghard - Sevan - Yerevan
Breakfast at the hostel. Tour to Garni, is the only pagan temple left in Armenia. It is a blend of Greco-Roman and Armenian styles built by King Trdat I in the first century A.D. and dedicated it to the God of Sun. Then will drive to Geghard Monastery (13th century) carved out of the adjacent mountain and initially called Ayrivank (the Monastery of the Cave ) is included in the World Heritage Site. Due to the fact that the famous spear, with which the Roman soldier wounded Jesus, was kept here for 500 years, the monastery was called Geghardavank (the Monastery of the Spear). 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 on the peninsula. Back to Yerevan.
Yerevan - Khor Virap - Noravank - Areni - Yerevan
Breakfast at the hostel. Tour to Khor Virap, one of the three holy places in Armenia and the closest point to the mount Ararat. The notability as a monastery and pilgrimage site of the monastery is attributed to the fact that Gregory the Illuminator was imprisoned here for 13 years. Then we will taste Armenian wine in Areni and will keep our way to Noravank monastery (13th-century) whish is best known for its two-storey Surb Astvatsatsin church (to get to the second floor one need to take the narrow stone-made staircase jutting out from the face of the building) and the breathtaking view to the gorge. Back to Yerevan.
Breakfast at the hostel. Transfer to Zvartnots airport.