Day 1: Arrival to Yerevan. Yerevan city tour
Duration 3-4 h.
Arrival at “Zvartnots” International Airport. Meeting the guide at the lobby of “Arrivals”. Unforgettable sightseeing tour in the city center, which includes Republic Square, Northern Avenue, Opera House, famous streets of the capital. Walk along the Cascade, which exterior is adorned with fountains and modernist sculptures from the Cafesjian collection. It is an open park whit statues by contemporary sculptors such as Botero, Lynn Chadwick, and Barry Flanagan. From Cascade you can enjoy unobstructed views of central Yerevan and Mount Ararat. Afterward, visit the Victory Park and Statue of Mother Armenia.
Visit to Megerian carpet factory. "Megerian Carpet" is rightfully considered the best factory that produces carpets with the national symbols of Armenia. From the glazed room you can see the whole process of thread dyeing. Visit the main cities of Yerevan and Seasons park.
Visit to Vernissage - a colorful arts and crafts market where you can admire beautiful and creative crafts, experience a little bit of Armenian culture and tradition, and just enjoy its nice atmosphere.
OPTION – Degustation of Armenian Wines in InVino, one of the most popular places of Yerevan, which has a unique philosophy for the development and dissemination of wine culture in Armenia (payment on the spot from 14 USD per person).
Day 2: Yerevan – Tsaghkadzor – Tsaghkdzor Ropeway – Sevan – Dilijan – YerevanDuration full day
Transfer to Tsaghkadzor – a modern ski resort in Armenia. Tsaghkadzor is one of the most popular health resorts in Armenia. This is one of the most beautiful corners of our mountainous country, the nature of which is unimaginable. Here we will take Tsaghkadzor Ropeway to see the beauty of the city from the above.
*Beyond the resort, Tsaghkadzor is home to the Senator Royale Casino, one of the largest entertainment complexes in the country, as well as the Kecharis Monastery, which is a medieval Armenian monastic complex dating back to the 11th to 13th centuries. Kecharis was a major religious center of Armenia and a place of higher education.
Transfer to Lake Sevan. Excursion to Lake Sevan - It is one of the largest freshwater high-altitude lakes in Eurasia. On clear and sunny days it looks like a piece of sky that has descended to the earth among the mountains. A visit to Sevanavank Monastery located on the Northwestern shore of Lake Sevan.
Excursion to Dilijan. Dilijan is often reffered to as the ‘green lungs’ of Armenia and the copious number of trees, lakes, and trails gives visitors plenty of reasons to head there for an escape from city life! This is a traditional spa town with unique architecture and history that is slowly becoming one of Armenia's most desirable places to live. Return to Yeravan.
Day 3: Yerevan – Arch Of Charents – Garni – Lavash Baking Master-Class –– Symphony Of Stones – Geghard – Yerevan
Duration 4-5 h.
Trip to temple of Garni - the only standing Greco-Roman colonnaded building in Armenia. It is the best-known structure and symbol of pre-Christian Armenia. Today, around the temple, you can see the remains of an ancient fortress, the royal palace and, arousing great interest, the royal bath with multi-colored mosaics. Participation in a master class of baking Lavash (Intangible Heritage of UNESCO).
Continue our tour to Arch of Charents, where you can enjoy beautiful view to Mountain Ararat. It was one of the favorite places of the famous poet Yeghishe Charents.
Excursion to Geghard Monastery (UNESCO Heritage) – located in the Kotayk region. The Monastery complex was built in the 12th-13th centuries. The monastery had been originally named Ayrivank meaning "the Monastery of the Cave". Return to Yerevan.
Day 4: Yerevan – Echmiadzin (Unesco Heritage) – Zvartnots (Unesco Heritage) – Wine Museum Of Armenia – Yerevan
Duration 6-7 h.
Echmiadzin is the holy city of Armenia and the Mother Cathedral of Holy Echmiadzin (301-303 AD). It is usually considered the first cathedral built in ancient Armenia, and often regarded the oldest cathedral in the world. Along with several important early medieval churches located nearby, the cathedral was listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2000.
Trip to Zvartnots Cathedral (UNESCO Heritage) famous with its circular exterior structure and uniqueness. Zvartnots was constructed in the Middle Ages between 643 - 652 AD and the ruins can be easily visited today. Ararat makes a jaw-dropping backdrop to the archaeological site on a clear day.
Transfer to Armenia Wine Company, where you will have a chance to immerse into the fascinating world of wine, and step by step discover all the stages of wine production. The unique architecture of the factory, along with the Armenia red tuff, will transfer you to the world, where every corner is fulfilled with Armenian sprit. Visit to Wine History Museum of Armenia. At the museum you will learn about Armenia’s 6000-year-old winemaking history and 8000-year-old viticulture history. Wine degustation (payment on the spot from 15 USD).
Day 5: Departure from Yerevan
Transfer to the airport