Explore the Beauty of Spring Colours

Tour duration
14 days/13 nights
Tour Program

DAY 1

Arrival

Pick up from the Zvartnots International Airport, transfer to the Hotel or an Apartment.

Overnight in Yerevan

DAY 2

Trip to Garni Temple, Lavash Baking, Geghard Monastery, Return to Yerevan

Garni is a first century Hellenic temple in Armenia. It is the only pagan temple in Armenia that survived the Christianization of the country in the early 4th century.  Nearby is the Garni Gorge with well-preserved basalt columns, carved out by the Goght River. This portion of the gorge is typically referred to as the "Symphony of the Stones". Across the gorge is the Khosrov State Reserve, and a little further Havuts Tar Monastery (which may be seen from the temple). 

Lunch in Garni upon request

The Monastery of Geghard is a unique architectural construction being partially carved out of the adjacent mountain, surrounded by cliffs. It is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Overnight in Yerevan

DAY 3

Yerevan City Tour

Tour by car in Yerevan: Erebuni Museum and Forest, Railway Station, Yerevan Municipality, Mesrop Mashtots Avenue, Saryan Park, Marshal Baghramyan.

Erebuni Museum: Museum was established in 1968. The opening of the museum was timed to coincide with the 2750th anniversary of Yerevan. The Museum stands at the foot of the Arin Berd hill, on top of which the Urartian Fortress Erebouni has stood since 782 BCE. The City-Fortress was excavated, some parts of the structure were reinforced and restored, and the fortress was turned into an outdoor Museum.

Lunch upon request

Matenadaran – repository of ancient manuscripts, research institute and museum, it holds one of the world's richest depositories of medieval manuscripts and books in Armenian and many other languages.

Visit Tsitsernakaberd Memorial: Museum of Armenian Genocide, Memorial dedicated to the victims of the Genocide

Evening walking tour in Yerevan: Cascade, Opera House, Northern Avenue, Republic Sqaure and Dancing Fountain Show.

Dinner upon request

Overnight in Yerevan

DAY 4

Trip to Echmiatsin Mother Cathedral, Museum Treasures of Echmiatsin, Gayane and Hripsime churches, Zvartnots Cathedral, return to Yerevan, visit Megerian Karpet factory in Yerevan

Echmiatsin is one of the historic capitals of Armenia and the main religious center of the Armenian people with the Etchmiadzin Cathedral, the most important Armenian Apostolic church, located in the city.

Visit cultural center of Echmiadzin.

Lunch upon request

Hripsime Church – Saint Hripsime Church is one of the oldest surviving churches in Armenia. The church was erected by Catholicos Komitas atop the original mausoleum built by Catholicos Sahak the Great in 395 AD that contained the remains of the martyred Saint Hripsime to whom the church was dedicated. The structure was completed in 618 AD. It is known for its fine Armenian-style architecture of the classical period, which has influenced many other Armenian churches since. This church together with other nearby sites is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Zvartnots is a 7th-century centrally planned aisled tetraconch type Armenian cathedral built by the order of Catholicos Nerses the Builder from 643-652.

Visit Megerian Carpet factory: “Megerian Carpet” is one of the largest companies in the world representing Armenian handmade rugs and carpets. “Megerian” company was founded in 1917, in New York, USA. It’s already four generations the Megerians continue to apply their unparalleled skill in the creation of rugs and tapestries of uncompromising artistry and workmanship. Each signed piece represents a rare combination of Old World craftsmanship and the design aesthetics of today’s most discerning clientele, and every Megerian design is copyrighted to ensure its individuality. Megerians’ production has taken hold in several countries including Armenia, Egypt, Romania, Afghanistan, Pakistan and China.

You will see carpet making and old carpets collection in Megerian Carpet factory. 

Overnight in Yerevan

DAY 5

Trip to Tsaghkadzor, Kecharis Monastery, Ropeway, Lake Sevan and Sevanavank

Tsaghkadzor is a paradise for skiers, who come here especially to taste the drive, going down the magnificent mountain slopes. Pistes for all levels of complexity start from the Teghenis top, where you get by means of modern rope-way quick as a wink.

Ropeway is located on a slope of Teghenis Mount. From the height of 2819m, where the speed chairlift will take you in 32 minutes, all Armenia is visible at a glance - in clear weather, it offers a breathtaking view of Mount Ararat.  Now both the ropeway, and the skiing runs armed with the best equipment and the equipment, guarantee to tourists and fans of mountain skiing active and safe recreation. There are also cafes, bars, rescue services, the services of first aid, training services for novice skiers etc. All this becomes perfect in combination with the delightful nature and the clean air of sunlit Tsakhkadzor.

Lake Sevan is the largest lake in Armenia and the Caucasus region. It is one of the largest freshwater high-altitude lakes in the world. The most famous cultural monument is the Sevanavank monastery near the town of Sevan at the northwestern shore. Initially, the monastery was located on an island, but the fall of the water level turned it into a peninsula.

Overnight in Dilijan

DAY 6

Tour in Dilijan, visit Haghartsin Monastery and Goshavank, Parz Lake, transfer to Yerevan

Dilijan is one of the best cities in Armenia. It is a spa town and health resort in the Tavush Province of Armenia. Dilijan lies on the banks of Aghstev River with a length of more than 20 kilometers (12 miles) and at a height of 1,500 meters above sea level. The valley is surrounded with the Lesser Caucasus Mountains from the north.

Goshavank - Goshavank is a 12th - or 13th-century Armenian monastery located in the village of Gosh in the Tavush Province of Armenia. Today the monastery is not a functioning religious complex, although it remains a popular tourist destination.

Haghartsin Monastery - Haghartsin is a 13th-century monastery located near the town of Dilijan in the Tavush Province of Armenia. It is nestled in lush forested mountains about a half hour drive from Dilijan. There are a few different churches, a large gavit, a huge dining hall and khachkars.

Overnight in Yerevan

DAY 7

Free day

Overnight in Yerevan

DAY 8

Tour to Oshakan, Armenian Alphabet monument, Amberd Fortress, Saghmosavank

Amberd is a fortress complex with a church built on the slopes of Mt. Aragats at 2,300 meters above sea level in the XI-XIII centuries. The road leading up to it on Mt. Aragats is virtually uninhabited and has gently sloping hills with the occasional shepherd and beekeeper. Many wildflowers and great views. Amberd is a tall fortress built on a rise in between two streams. The church, built in 1026 by the architect Vagram Pakhlavuni, is slightly down the hill from the fortress, nearer to where the two streams join.

Overnight in Yerevan

DAY 9

Transfer from Yerevan to Jermuk, on the way visit Khor Virap, Noravank, Areni winery

Khor Virap - The monastery is surrounded by green pasture lands and vineyards within the Ararat plain and is in view of Mount Ararat. Khor Virap's notability as a monastery and pilgrimage site is attributed to the fact that Grigor Lusavorich, who later became Saint Gregory the Illuminator, was initially imprisoned here for 14 years by King Tiridates III of Armenia. Saint Gregory subsequently became the king's religious mentor, and they led the proselytizing activity in the country. In the year 301, Armenia was the first country in the world to be declared a Christian nation.

Noravank - Noravank is a 13th-century Armenian monastery, located 122km fromYerevan in a narrow gorge made by the Amaghu River, near the city of Yeghegnadzor, Armenia. The gorge is known for its tall, sheer, brick-red cliffs, directly across from the monastery. The monastery is best known for its two-storey Surp Astvatsatsin (Holy Mother of God) church, which grants access to the second floor by way of a narrow stone-made staircase jutting out from the face of building.

Tour to Areni winery – degustation tour. A unique variety which is the final product of more than 3.000 years of natural selection, grown only in Areni Village, aged in oak barrels Areni Winery to produce the finest dry and semi-dry red wines.

Overnight in Jermuk

DAY 10

Transfer from Jermuk to Tatev Monastery and ropeway, visit Khndzoresk and Devil’s Bridge, Armenian Stonehenge (Zorats Karer/Karahunj)

Tatev (ropeway) – Tatev Gateway, home of the world’s longest non-stop reversible aerial tramway, an unforgettable route to Armenia’s medieval Tatev Monastery built in the 9th century. The tramway was opened on October 16, 2010. Just days later it was recorded in the Guinness World Records Book as the world’s longest non-stop reversible aerial tramway with a length of 5,752 meters.

Devil’s bridge - It is a natural wonder of petrified lava, carved out and polished by water and wind over thousands of years. The width of this natural bridge to Tatev Monastery is 60 meters, and the length is 30 meters. Not far from the bridge you can take a bath in the curing waters of local hot springs surrounded by brilliantly colored stalactites.

Khndzoresnk - Old Khndzoresk is a medieval and early modern village largely hewn into the soft rock. It expendes on both slopes of the mountain. These slopes had no flat areas necessary for construction of houses. And because of this, people used natural and man-made caves on these slope as dwellings. Many of these dwellings were 20-30 m high from the ground, arranged one over the other so that the ceiling for one house was the floor for the other. These cave dwellings are many centuries old and the cave city itself seems to be more than 1000 years old. 

Armenian Stonehenge - is a prehistoric archaeological site near the town of Sisian. The site is rich with stone settings, burial cysts and standing stones - Menhirs. In total registered 223 stones. About 80 of the stones feature a circular hole, although only 37 of the stones, with 47 holes, are still standing. They have been of interest to Russian and Armenian archaeoastronomers who have suggested that the standing stones could have been used for astronomical observation. Seventeen of the stones were associated with observations of sunrise or sunset at the solstices and equinoxes, and 14 with the lunar extremes.

Overnight in Yerevan

DAY 11

Free Day

Overnight in Yerevan

DAY 12

Tour to Sardarapat

The Sardarabad Memorial is located 25 kilometers from Echmiadzin. Sardarapat Memorial is a symbol of pride and survival. It was built in memory of the heroes of Sardarapat Battle against the Turks in 1918. Sardarapat Memorial was opened in 1968 in regard to the 50th anniversary of Sardarapat Battle. It was constructed in the place where the battle took place. The entire complex is made of red tuff stone. In the center of the complex there is the 25 meter high belfry. Three rows of bells are hung in it. Those bells seem to be ready to ring and alert whenever there is some danger. Today they ring to remind everyone of the resounding victory. On the left and right to the belfry there are two winged bulls. Those huge creatures symbolize strength, firmness and loyalty.

Overnight in Yerevan

DAY 13

Visit Ararat Brandy Factory and concert (Armenian dance show in Opera House)

Ararat Brandy Factory – a fascinating tours in the premises of the famous brandy factory in Yerevan, Armenia. The huge barrels with aging brandy, the air that is full of spirits, the guide's interesting tales of the history and present of the factory, as well as the final tasting of all kinds of brandies guarantee great impression and lasting memories.

Visit any concert in Yerevan

Overnight in Yerevan

DAY 14

Airport transfer, departure.

 

 

 

Tour Accommodation
4* Hotel or Apartment
Price includes
Accommodation,professional driver's services, transportation (comfortable car with air conditioning); professional guide’s services, entrance tickets to historical places and museums.
Price Does NOT Include
All personal expenses, such as drinks, telephone, laundry, mini bar, etc, air tickets, travel insurance, visa expenses.
Tour Dates
upon request