ONE WAY TOUR suggests to spend your holidays in May in Armenia, visit he most popular and beautiful places of interest, get acquainted with Armenian culture, architecture, nature, have tours in brandy company, brewery, winery.
Arrival - Observing city tour - Matenadaran - Ararat Brandy Company
Transfer form Zvartnots airport to the hotel. Observing tour in Yerevan, during which you will see the main streets and the main buildings, will visit Matenadaran- repository of ancient manuscripts, which are listed in UNESCO World Heritage, the Armenian Genocide memorial complex, Tsitsernakaberd. We will have a tour on Ararat Brandy Company, will taste two kinds of brandy.
Yerevan - Areni - Noravank - Tatev - Yerevan
Breakfast at the hotel. Tour to Areni, famouse for its wines. We will have a digostation here. Tour to Noravank monastery (13th-century), which 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. Then comes Tatev Monastery (9th century). When in Tatev monastery one can enjoy the splendid architecture of the monastic complex, the breathtaking view to the deep gorge, see the oil press facility built in the 17th century. And last but not least, to get to the monastery one will need to take the “Tatever” cable car, which was recorded by Guinness World Records as the longest non-stop double track cable car. Back to Yerevan.
Yerevan - Garni - Geghard - Kotayk brewery - Lake Sevan (Sevanavank) - Yerevan
Breakfast at the hotel. Tour to Garni,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 comes Geghard monastery (13th century) carved out of the adjacent mountain and initially called Ayrivank (the Monastery of the Cave ), which 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). We will continue our tour to lake Sevan and Sevanavank a monastic complex located on a peninsula at the northwestern shore of Lake Sevan. From here a beautiful view opens on the Sevan. Back to Yerevan.
Yerevan - Etchmiadzin (Mother Cathedral, St. Gayane, St. Hripsime) - Zvartnots Cathedral - Departure
Breakfast at the hotel. Tour to Etchmiadzin, one of the three saint places in Armenia, the center of Armenian Apostolic church. We will visit Mother Cathedral, St. Gayane and St. Hripsime churches. Our last stop will be Zvartnots Cathedral, a 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. Transfer to Zvartnots airport.