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TOP THINGS TO DO IN ARMENIA
- Lake Sevan,
- Dilijan, Garni Temple,
- Geghard Monastery,
- Republic Square,
- Sanahin Monastery,
- Amberd Fortress,
- Saghmosavank Monastery,
- The Alphabet Monument,
- Zvartnots Cathedral,
- Zorats Karer.
- Individual airport/hotel/airport transfer
- 3 x nights’ accommodation on double room
- Daily buffer breakfast at the hotel
- Transportation for sightseeing tours on private bases
- English speaking guide service
- Entrance fee to sightseeing places
- 1 bottle of water complimentary at the bus
- Air tickets
- Travel Insurance
- Meals and alcoholic beverages
- Visa fee (6 USD)
- Tips and portage
Day 1: Arrival / Yerevan City Tour
Arrival at Zvartnots International Airport. Meet and greet to Yerevan.
Start exploring Yerevan which is also named “Pink City” for buildings with pink color which gives the stone “tufa”. It’s an old and ancient city therewith considered also a modern and splendid city. Start your tour from Republic Square which was build 1950s by the project of Tamanian 20 years of after his death. Walking through the Northern Avenue, which is the modern part of the capital and considers to be the heart of Yerevan. Afterwards we are next to Opera House and Swan Lake where we can have photo stop. Continue to Cascade monument which is an open-air museum. Climbing up the stairs you will enjoy the fascinating view of Yerevan. Walking through memorial park and stop by the Mother Armenia Monument. Overnight at the hotel in Yerevan.
Day 2: Yerevan / Tsakhadzor / Lake Sevan / Yerevan
After breakfast departure to the resort town of Tsakhkadzor (Gorge of Flowers) – town of forested mountains. Walking tour around the city. Opportunity to ride up the ropeway which will take you to the peak of mount Teghenis mount from where opens breathtaking view to the forested town.
The road will take us to Lake Sevan which is going to be one of the highlights if your trip. Climb the stairs up on the peninsula from where opens a fascinating view to the “blue-eyed” lake. Sightseeing tour on the peninsula. Lake Sevan is considered to be one of the largest sweet lakes in the world at an altitude of 1897 meters above sea level. Departure back to the capital. Overnight at the hotel in Yerevan. Meals: breakfast
Day 3: Yerevan / Garni / Geghard / Vernissage
After breakfast departure to Geghard Monastery (13th c.) – a monastery which is hewn out from a cave. The monastery had been originally named Ayrivank meaning “the Monastery of the Cave”. The name commonly used for the monastery today, Geghard, or more fully Geghardavank meaning “the Monastery of the Spear”. The monastery is also included in the UNESCO World Heritage list.
Continue our journey to Garni Pagan Temple from 1st c. The temple was built by Armenia King Tiridates and was dedicated to the God of Sun Mithra. Garni is the only Hellenistic temple existing nowadays in Armenia. The stairs of the temple are made huge and high which means that every human being climbing up the stairs is condescending to God of Sun. Drive back to Yerevan to visit Vernissage flea market which offer many kinds of national souvenirs, jewelry and many traditional items. You can also visit Dalma Garden Mall for some shopping. Overnight in Yerevan. Meals: breakfast
Day 4: Departure
Transfer to the airport according to your flight details. Departure home!