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Stonehenge - The Oldest In The World

  Duration: 10 days / 9 nights; Tour Type: Cultural, Historical; Best Period: May - October; Distance to be passed: 1300 km; Country: Armenia See more details

Holy Mount Ararat

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Duration: 8 days / 7 nights; Tour Type: Cultural, Leisure; Best Period: according to set dates; Distance: ~500 km; Country: Armenia See more details

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Duration: 8 days / 7 nights; Tour type: Cultural, Historical, Wine; Best Period: March - November; Distance to be passed: ~1150 km; Coutnry: Armenia See more details

ARMENIA UNESCO

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights; Tour Type: Historical, Wine, Cognac, Hiking; Best Period: May - October; Distance to be passed: ~1550 km; Country: Armenia See more details

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ARMENIA UNESCO

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights;

Tour Type: Historical, Wine, Cognac, Hiking;

Best Period: May - October;

Distance to be passed: ~1550 km;

Country: Armenia


Being an ancient land and the cradle of one of the oldest civilizations, Armenia protects UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES, and many are on the tentative list. Despite many invasions and earthquakes during the course of the time, these sites have been standing still in the holy land since times immemorial.

Penetrate into the history and the legend, enjoy the 4th century architectural complexes in a modern presentation, feel the glorious spirit of the Armenian sole and the “character” of firmly standing monastery walls, enjoy the quiet and peaceful atmosphere of the lake Sevan and compare it with the quietness and luxurious nature around the cave dwellings.

All these make the trip to Armenia ESPECIALLY ATTRACTIVE.

Day 1: Arrival-City Tour

Meet and transfer to the hotel. After breakfast at the hotel start the City tour in Yerevan. The pink and ancient and at the same time cheerful city welcomes all its visitors in all its modesty and luxury. This ancient city is older than Rome. The city has witnessed four settlement phases from the end of the 4th millennium BC to the beginning of the 2nd millennium BC. Lying on the main trade routes between East and West, Yerevan was constantly fought back and forth during the course of the time.
The tour will include the following sites:
- Cascade Monument - It has 2780 stairs designating the 2780 anniversary of the capital city. If you walk up the “huge staircase” of 500 meters height and 50 meters width, you can enjoy the wonderful panorama of the city with the spectacular Opera House, Mount Ararat as well as the view to the whole city. 
- Matenadaran - The institution is a major center for study and preservation of Armenian works of ancient literature. Matenadaran now protects about 16477 surviving materials and around 300,000 archive documents, among them about 2500 fragments collected in the depository.
- Оpera House - The Armenian National Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre was officially opened on 20 January 1933. The opening of the theatre promoted the creation of new opera and ballet performances. 
- Lunch tasting traditional Armenian dishes
- Erebuni Museum - 782 BC
- Genocide Museum
- Dinner and overnight in Yerevan

 


Day 2: Brandy Factory-Etchmiadzin-Zvartnots-Yerevan

After breakfast at the hotel, we will start the tour in the region of Armavir and will start the UNESCO tour:
- Brandy Factory in Yerevan - The legendary Armenian land has a long history behind of making wine of really delicate taste. According to a well known legend Noah planted the first vine in the fertile Ararat valley. After that people tasted the first wine, and thus the production began and spread throughout the country. 
- Holy See of Armenian Catholicos (UNESCO)- 4th century. It is the oldest church in Armenia and one of the oldest churches in the world
- St. Gayane (UNESCO)
- St. Hripsime (UNESCO) – one of the oldest churches that has survived basically unchanged.
- Lunch tasting traditional Armenian dishes in a traditional environment
- Zvartnots Temple (UNESCO) – 7th century
- Dinner and overnight in Yerevan

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Day 3: Vernissage-Underground-Garni-Geghard-Yerevan

After breakfast at the hotel start the tour visiting the region of Kotayk.
- Visit the open air market Vernissage. All the souvenirs here are handmade, like natural fruits, which you can keep for all your life as a sweet memory about Armenia.
- Garni Temple – a pagan temple built in 1st century BC. It is the only survival of the Hellenic epoch in the whole territory of the Caucasus. 
- Lunch tasting traditional Armenian dishes. Here in Garni, you can also watch the process of “lavash” making in the traditional underground oven “tonir”.
- Monastery of Geghard (UNESCO)– It was first recorded in a document of 1250. The monastery is also famous due to the relics, among which the most important one is the spear which had wounded Christ on the Cross presumably brought there by the Apostle Thaddeus.
- Dinner and overnight in Yerevan

 

Day 4: Yerevan-Haghpat-Sanahin-Akhtala-Lori

After breakfast at the hotel, visit two of the UNESCO sites of Armenia:
- Sanahin Monastery – 10th century - UNESCO 
- Haghpat Monastery – 10th century - UNESCO
- Lunch tasting traditional Armenian dishes
- Akhtala Monastery – 10th century 
- Dinner and overnight in Lori in famous Tufenkian Chain Hotel

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Day 5: Lori-Goshavank-Haghartsin-Noratus-Yerevan

After breakfast at the hotel, the group will drive to the green region of Armenia, Tavush Region.
- Goshavank Monastery – 1188. Goshavank used to be a medieval university with a depository of manuscripts. Mkhitar Gosh was the one who codified the first book of law and also wrote the fables with moral points. 
- Haghartsin Monastesry - 10-13th century. The complex consists of St. Grigor, St. Astvatsatsin (The Mother of God), St. Stepanos churches and other buildings. 
- Lunch tasting traditional Armenian dishes
- Noratus - cemetery of cross-stones, the largest one in the territory of Armenia. Many khachkhars in the cemetery of Noratus, date back to the 13-17th centuries, and the oldest one was curved in 10th century.
- Dinner and overnight in Yerevan

 

Day 6: Yerevan-Khor Virap-Areni-Noravank-Goris

After breakfast at the hotel we will drive to the Northern part of Armenia visiting the following sites:
- Khor Virap Monastery – this is the very place where Christianity was spread in Armenia in 301 AD
- Areni winery - The winery discovered in the village of Areni quite recently in 2007 is the oldest proved winery facility in the world. It is 6100 years old.
- Noravank Monastery (13th century, tentative UNESCO list) – Enjoy the wonderful panorama from above the rocks at a two-storied monastery, a unique complex in the whole territory of the country. 
- Lunch tasting traditional Armenian dishes in a cave café 
- Dinner and overnight in Goris

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Day 7: Goris-Tatev-Khndzoresk-Yeghegis-Selim Caravanserai-Yerevan

After the breakfast at the hotel, we will start the exploration in the Province of Syunik and then drive back to Yerevan with stops at two wonderful and unique in the entire world sites.
- Tatev Monastery (9th cent., UNESCO tentative list): perched atop the Vorotan River Gorge, Tatev monastic complex was one of Armenia’s most advanced medieval universities hosting students in humanitarian sciences and an important political stronghold. Because of its forbidding location, it was once hard to access. But now a 5.7 kilometer long cableway has been built to connect visitors to the monastery and its surrounding villages, offering an exciting journey with breathtaking views of the river gorge bellow. 
- Khndzoresk cave dwellings - Here in the captivating nature of Syunik Province, 8 kilometers away from the town of Goris, you can find yourself in the past and see the cave dwellings that the primeval people lived in. Surprisingly, though, people have still lived there some 50-60 years ago notwithstanding the development of science and life in general.
- Yeghegis – Medieval Yeghegis was one of the richest cities in Armenia and seat of the Orbelian (Proshian) family in the 13th-14h centuries. Now you enjoy the magnificent view to the noisy river Yeghegis and the gorge just standing near a basilica of an unusual type.
- Selim Caravanserai - In the whole country it is the only well surviving one coming from the depth of the history. Built along the Selim Pass, it once hosted the weary travelers and their beast of burden passing by. This unique architectural monument of Medieval Armenia is a splendid relic of the days when Armenia was a crossroad for economical, cultural and military affairs.
- Dinner and overnight in Yerevan

 

Day 8/Departure

Transfer to the airport. Departure.

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