1st Day: Arrival. Meeting at the airport
Arrival in Yerevan, meeting at the airport, transfer to the hotel, leisure time. Walking tour in the evening - (Cascade • Opera House • North Avenue •The Republic Square • Singing fountains)
2nd Day: Yerevan City Tour
Breakfast at hotel. First, you will be introduced with the whole panorama of the Yerevan city region. You will see the ruins of the fortress Erebuni founded in 782 BC and Erebuni museum, then visit to very impressive monument – the Memorial of Victims of Genocide 1915 visit Matenadaran - one of the biggest depositors of ancient manuscripts, pride of entire Armenian culture.
Lunch in a restaurant. Then you will visit Yerevan brandy factory. The chance will take you to the fairyland of world-famous Armenian brandy. You will discover what the living legend of the Armenian brandy really is. Back to the hotel. Leisure time.
3rd Day: 4th Day: Garni – Geghard, Sevan
Breakfast at hotel. Trip to Garni. The Sun Temple of Garni is one of the most ancient structures on Armenian territory. The Garni architectural complex was the summer residence of Armenian kings. “Lavash" baking ritual in a local house in Garni.
The Gerhard Monastery is a fantastic sample of medieval Armenian architecture. The most original parts of the complex are two churches in the depth of the rock. Lunch in Geghard.
Visiting Lake Sevan, “the pearl of Armenia”, which is situated at an altitude of almost 2000 m. above sea level, and the Churches St. Karapet and Arakelots on the peninsula. Back to the hotel. Leisure time.
4th Day: Echmiadzin – Mecamor - Zvartnoc
Breakfast at hotel. Trip to Echmiadzin (the center of Armenian Apostolic Church), visiting the Echmiadzin Cathedral, the most ancient Christian Temple in Armenia and the Holy See of the Armenian Apostolic Church. A short walk from the Cathedral will bring you to the St. Hripsime and Gayane Churches (7th century).
Trip to Mecamor, visiting Mecamor castle. Lunch in Echmiadzin.
On the way back visiting Zvartnots Temple (7th century). Back to the hotel. Leisure time.
5th Day: Khor Virap – Noravank
Breakfast at hotel. Trip to Khor Virap Monastery, St. Gregory Illuminators underground pit (the Catholics of all Armenians). On the edge of twisting gorge of the river Arpa, among fantastic masses of the red cliffs is situated Noravank Monastery Complex. In the village “Areni” you can taste fine red wine, which made of the same sort of grapes from Eghegnadzor region. Lunch in Noravank. Back to the hotel. Leisure time.
6h Day: haghpat-Sanahin
Breakfast at hotel. Trip to Lori region, visiting one of the largest medieval Monasteries of Armenia, the Haghpat Monastery Complex (founded in 976). The Monastery Sanahin is situated on the wooded mountain slope of Mt. Tchantinler above the village Sanahin, the religious and cultural center in medieval times.
Lunch in Sanahin. Back to the hotel. Leisure time.
7th Day: Departure.
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport. Departure home.