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7-day tours to Armenia

Day 1 Arrival in Yerevan. Transfer to the hotel. Guided Tour to Yerevan. Republic Square, the Opera Theatre, Victory Park. A visit to one of the largest repositories of ancient manuscripts in the world Matenadaran. Lunch at the restaurant. The architectural complex Cascade. Walk in the center of Yerevan. Return to the hotel.

Day 2 Drive to Echmiadzin the spiritual center of the Armenian Apostolic Church and the residence of the Catholicos of All Armenians. UNESCO World Heritage Site). Temples Hripsime and Gayane. A visit to the ruins of Zvartnots - the greatest temples of early medieval Armenian architecture and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Lunch at local restaurant. Return to Yerevan and visit to Ararat Brandy Factory and tasting.

Day 3 Departure with luggage. Khor Virap ('' deep dungeon ''), which offers one of the most beautiful views of the biblical Mount Ararat. Then we head to the south of Armenia, Noravank monastery complex built in the XIII. Nearby is the Cave of Birds, which recently found the world's oldest leather shoe and a winery. On the road in the village of Areni wine tasting in the cellar of the winery scene. After lunch in a cave we will go to Karahunj - Ancient Observatory in Armenia. Overnight in Goris.

Day 4 Visit to the "Devil's Bridge" and the cave city Khndzoresk. Tour to Tatev monastery complex on the longest cable car in the world "Wings of Tatev". Return through Selivsky pass. Seen in the Caravanserai - Selim Caravanserai is located on the Silk Road connecting East Asia to the Mediterranean. Tour to Lake Sevan. Lunch at a seaside restaurant. Visiting the monastery of Sevan. A trip to the resort town of Dilijan. Overnight in Dilijan.

Day 5 Visit the monasteries Haghartsin (12-13c.c.) And Goshavank (12-13c.c.) Lunch in Dilijan. Return to Yerevan

Day 6 Tour to Garni - Fortress (I-XIII c. AD) in which there is a unique monument of ancient architecture of Armenian pagan temple of the Sun God ('66), the remains of others constructions (I - X centuries). Tour to monastery complex Gegardavank ("monastery spears", founded in the IV. BC.. The architectural complex was built in the XIII century. Gegard - biblical spear, which, according to tradition, the apostle Thaddeus has brought to Armenia in Ic.. Ayrivank name associated with the cave part of the complex (UNESCO World Heritage Site). Lunch at Geghard. Return to Yerevan.

Day 7 Walking through the city, visiting the vernissage. Lunch. Transfer to the hotel and the airport.

Day 1 Arrive Erevan.Transfer the hotel. A visit to the museum of Erebuni, walk through the center of Yerevan, visit to the Cascade, Opera House, North Avenue, the Republic Square with singing fountains. Transfer to the hotel.

Day 2 Visit History Museum of Armenia. Tour to Khor Virap. Lunch in Yerevan. Transfer to hotel

Day 3 Visit to Echmiadzin Cathedral (303) (The spiritual center of the Armenians, UNESCO World Heritage Site). Temples Hripsime and Gayane. Lunch at Echmiadzine.Tur in Zvartnots - visit Archeological Site of Zvartnots (641-661). Visiting Noy Brandy and wine factory and tasting Noy brandy and wine.

Day 4 Tour to Lake Sevan. A visit to the monastery complex Sevanavank. The monastery was founded in the IV. Tour to Dilijan - a resort town, or as it is often called "Armenian Switzerland". Lunch in Dilijan. A visit to the monastery complex Haghartsin. Return to Yerevan.

Day 5 Tour to Garni - Fortress (I-XIII c. AD) in which there is a unique monument of ancient architecture Armenian pagan temple of the Sun God (66), the remains of others. Constructions I - X centuries .. Tour monastery complex Gegardavank ("Monastery spears", founded in the IV. BC.. The architectural complex was built in the XIII century. Gegard - Biblical spear, which, according to tradition, the apostle Thaddeus has brought to Armenia in Ic.. Ayrivank name associated with the cave part of the complex (UNESCO World Heritage Site). Lunch at Geghard. Return to Yerevan.

Transfer to the hotel and the airport.

Day 1 Arrive Erevan. Transfer the hotel. A visit to Matenadaran - the largest repository of manuscripts in the world. Lunch in a traditional Armenian restaurant, walk through the center of Yerevan with a visit to the Cascade, Opera House, North Avenue, the Republic Square with singing fountains. Transfer to the hotel.

Day 2 Tour to Garni - Fortress (I c. BC. - XIII c. AD) in which there is a unique monument of ancient architecture Armenian pagan temple of the Sun God ('66), the remains of others. Constructions I - X c. Tour monastery complex Gegardavank ("Monastery spears", founded in the IV. BC.. The architectural complex was built in the XIII century. Gegard - Biblical spear, which, according to tradition, the apostle Thaddeus has brought to Armenia I c. AD. Ayrivank name associated with the cave part of the complex (UNESCO World Heritage Site). Tour to Lake Sevan. Lunch on the shore of the lake. Visit the monastery complex Sevanavank. The monastery was founded in the IVc.. The surviving church built by Syunik Princess Mariam 874. Return to Yerevan.

Day 3 Visit to Tsitsernakaberd, visit Echmiadzin Cathedral (303) (The spiritual center of the Armenians, UNESCO World Heritage Site). Temples Hripsime and Gayane. Lunch at Echmiadzine.Tour in Zvartnots - visit Archeological Site of Zvartnots (641-661) Visiting Ararat Brandy Factory.

Transfer to the hotel and the airport.

Armenian cuisine, as one of the oldest in the world, unique and unusual. Armenian traditional cuisine are dishes prepared on the basis of local products, flavored with various spices, fruits, mountain herbs and very often they have a festive and ritual origin. Whichever tour you choose from our list, lunches will be organized so that in any region of you had the opportunity to taste dishes typical for this particular area. So you try dishes from different regions of Armenia, without exception, come to taste any gourmet. We also have tour packages designed specifically to get acquainted with the peculiarities of Armenian cuisine and wine. As part of these tours you will have the opportunity in the best restaurants and country houses to try such traditional Armenian dishes like barbecue, a variety of dolma (cabbage or grape leaves stuffed with beef or beans), khashlama (soup, usually beef or lamb), local fish product kyufta (meat balls of beef or lamb), Harissa (dish of chicken and cereals), tanapur (matsun soup and cereals), hash (pork soup), and taste the famous Armenian cognac, unique wines, and each wine region a variety of fruit vodkas. Every guest, who visited Armenia at least once knows the taste of the local food, indicating wonderful sunshine, fertile land and water in Armenia, as well as environmental friendliness.

 

Day 1 It is necessary to start a busy day with a hearty breakfast, for example, donut Grand Candy, that residents of Yerevan called "PONCHIKANOTS" (str. Mashtots 54). Grand Candy - a private interest: the company became famous for its chocolate (they even got into the Guinness World Records, having prepared the largest chocolate bar in the world!), coffee and ice cream. Coming out of the Grand Candy, do not forget to buy souvenirs sweet home: fruits in chocolate, Armenian delight flavored with nuts and roses, coffee candy. Rest at the hotel. You will enjoy the evening walk in Yerevan. My favorite among Yerevan residents and tourists route starts from the Freedom Square, also known as the Opera area and the nearby Swan Lake (in fact it is a small pond in which only a few swans). On summer evenings, this place turns into a movie theater in the open air, and the youth snuggles on a lawn and benches around the pond, treating different kinds of Armenian ice cream. Then stroll through the Northern Avenue, who built a few years ago - is the most fashionable part of town with expensive boutiques, cafes with beautiful summer terrace and street musicians who have already become a local landmark. After a short walk it is time for dinner. Generally, in Armenia the cult of food, so the number of cafes, restaurants and fast food then the number is growing every year. To try the delicious meat or fish, it is not necessary to seek national restaurant - the secret of success of Armenian cuisine in natural and extremely fresh ingredients. In Armenia, in particularly tasty prepared as Armenian, and Georgian cuisine. The last is particularly popular - take the time to go to the famous "tavern" in the main street Tumanyan. In addition to traditional khinkali meat here it is to try boiled and fried with cheese and khinkali Ajarian khachapuri. However, having arrived in Yerevan, the first thing travelers looking for a delicious barbecue. Ask addresses local pointless: every Armenian adamant that he, his brother and father cook the most delicious meat in the world. Perhaps one of the best national cuisine in the city - Restaurant Dolmama (Pushkin str., 10), the most expensive restaurant in Yerevan. Local Khashlama (boiled meat), dolma (minced in grape leaves) and tzhvzhikom (fried liver with vegetables) admired, such as Charles Aznavour and Hillary Clinton. After dinner, the most extraordinary time to continue your evening walk and walk to the Republic Square. Every night, tourists and residents of Yerevan admire here singing fountains.

Day 2: Departure from Yerevan. Visit to Garni pagan temple (I in. To nn. E.) - A unique monument of ancient architecture in Armenia, the pagan temple of the Sun God ('66), the remains of others. IX centuries facilities .. If a clean mountain air has opened your appetite, lunch If desired, you can arrange to look around the restaurant Garni "Sergei." It is located a few meters from the entrance to the complex of Garni and citizens can be broken here in the middle of the day for corporate kebab. Recently Sergei altogether difficult to get after a visit to Armenia had dinner here Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. Wine apricot and mulberry vodka and ghats (Armenian national confection with nuts) Tour Gegardavank monastery complex ("Monastery spear", founded in the IV c. BC.,. The architectural complex was built in the XIII century. Gegard - Bible spear, which, according to tradition, the apostle Fadey Included in Armenia in the I .. Ayrivank name is associated with a part of the cave complex (UNESCO World Heritage Site). Stay in the resort town of Tsakhkadzor (Gorge of flowers). Overnight in Tsakhkadzor.

Day 3 City Tour Tsaghkadzor, visit Kecharis monastery ensemble XI-XIII centuries. Tours in Sevan, Akhtamar peninsula. Visiting Sevanavank. A unique dinner on the shore of Lake Sevan (barbecue: Sevan whitefish, trout, kebabs Sevan crayfish). Rest, swimming / if you wish /.Tour in the resort town of Dilijan (Armenian Switzerland). Overnight in Dilijan.

Day 4 Visit to Monasteries complexes de Haghartsin (X-XIII century) and Goshavank (XII-XIII century). Tour to Lake Parz. Lunch and rest on the shore of the lake. Bake pita. Skewers of chicken, lamb or beef, vegetables skewers kebab. To wash down all the necessary traditional dairy drink Thane. Overnight in Dilijan.

Day 5: Tour to Alaverdi, visit Monasteries complexes de Haghpat (X-XIII century) and Sanahin (X-XIII century). Dinner and overnight in Yerevan. Tasting soups, salads, desserts with ancient Armenian recipes. Return to Yerevan. Overnight in Yerevan.

Day 6 Free day. Visit Vernissage. Buying souvenirs. You can stop for a cup of coffee at any cafe. By the way, the coffee here - a ritual he has time at any time of day or night. Armenians do not recognize the popular latte and cappuccino, and drink only freshly brewed coffee in Turku. Guests can dine at one of the restaurants at the foot of a "cascade". For example, in your favorite coffee shop advanced youth Charles (str. Tamanyan, 3/40), where in the evening live music. Generally the music, especially jazz, Armenians attitude is very anxious. The city has several excellent jazz clubs, the most popular of which Malhas Jazz Club (Pushkin st., 52/1) - Here the ball ruled the famous Armenian jazzman Levon Malkhasyan.

Day 7 Drive to Echmiadzin the spiritual center of the Armenian Apostolic Church and the residence of the Catholicos of All Armenians. UNESCO World Heritage Site). Hripsime and Gayane Churches. Lunch at a local restaurant. Degustation of echmiazinian kyufta. A visit to the ruins of Zvartnots - the greatest temples of early medieval Armenian architecture and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Return to Yerevan and visit to the Brandy Factory Ararat and Noah on a tour and tasting. Rest at the hotel. Transfer to the airport.

Armenia - one of the oldest and most religious countries for the organization of religious tourism, pilgrimage tours and visits to holy places. The most famous natural symbol of Armenia is Mount Ararat, the legendary Noah's Ark berth. Pilgrimage to Armenia - a journey into the history of one of the oldest Christian churches - the apostolic church. In 301 Armenia was the first in the world to adopt Christianity as a state religion. One of the most popular saints of seats in Armenia's Etchmiadzin is considered. This pilgrimage the faithful all over the world. According to legend, y St. Gregory had a vision of Christ, indicating a golden hammer to the place where there should be erected the first church in Armenia. The temple was built and became the cathedral is named Echmiadzin, which means "Came down the only begotten," ie, Jesus Christ. The museum of Echmiadzin are the sacred relics are preserved as a particle of the cross on which Jesus Christ was crucified, a particle of Noah's Ark, Gegard - the biblical lance which, according to tradition, the apostle Fadey has brought in Armenia in the I c..

At the initiative of Gregory were built in Armenia and other Christian churches, basilicas and chapels that were built on the foundations of pagan temples.

Pilgrimage tourism is very developed in Armenia because the Armenian Apostolic church is really unique because it does not belong to one of the branches of other Christian churches. From the middle of V in. The Armenian Apostolic Church has decided to secede from the Eastern and Western churches after the failure of its decisions IV (Chalcedon) Ecumenical Council 451

Khor Virap is one of the shrines of the Armenian Apostolic Church is a place of pilgrimage for Christians and all believers in the world. The monastery is also known that the proximity to Mount Ararat and therefore see the legendary peaks in the vicinity only of this ancient monastery.

 

In addition to these well-known spiritual centers and architectural monuments in Armenia are many other places where we suggest you take a different duration pilgrimage tours.

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Day 1: Arrival in Yerevan. Transfer to the hotel. Guided Tour to Yerevan. Republic Square, the Opera House, the Church of Gregory the Illuminator (the largest church in Armenia). A visit to one of the largest repositories of ancient manuscripts in the world Matenadaran. Lunch at the restaurant. The architectural complex Cascade. Return to the hotel.

Day 2 Drive to Echmiadzin the spiritual center of the Armenian Apostolic Church and the residence of the Catholicos of All Armenians. UNESCO World Heritage Site). Hripsime and Gayane Churches. A visit to the ruins of Zvartnots - the greatest temples of early medieval Armenian architecture and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Lunch at a local restaurant. Return to Yerevan and visit to the Brandy Factory Ararat on a tour and tasting.

Day 3 Drive to Khor Virap Monastery ('' deep dungeon ''), which offers one of the most beautiful views of the biblical Mount Ararat.