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$1300 p.p on DBL $1500 on single
When : Valid Throughout 2017
Duration : 08 days / 07 nights
Welcome to Armenia
Explore the true identity of Armenia etched in its 6000 year history with The World At Her Feet
EXPERIENCE THE FORGOTTEN CULTURE OF ARMENIA, RICH WITH HERITAGE, History AND VINEYARDS WITH THE WORLD AT HER FEET
A land lost in time with enormous legends and mystery, Armenia will give you the chance to journey through periods of its significant history influenced by European civilizations and ancient artifacts. Expect to be intrigued by this complex land awed with its landscape, heritage and wonderful people. Picturesque and unique, every stop is a wonder of years of history waiting to be discovered. Join us as we visit the best of Armenia vineyards for a worldly expedition of taste and flavours.
Highlights of the tour
A land of natural beauty, delicious cuisine and so much to see, a land called Armenia.
Our Armenian tour begins on top at Armenian Tsitsernakaberd, a Memorial dedicated to the victims of the genocide in Yerevan of 1915. The site is also an underground museum of great historical information.
Visit Zvartnots cathedral, an early medieval Armenian architecture built circa 641-662. View monastery Echmiatsin, the dome of the Basilica of Gayane and the Church of Choghagat. After lunch head out to the cellar Maran
Visit Khor Virap, a monastery of Armenian Apostolic Church near the Turkish border. The monastery is known for its location with a view to the biblical mountain where Noah’s Ark landed after the Great Flood. A beautiful vast landscape, the monastery houses the Church of Our Lady
Head out Noravank, a monastery complex, built in the thirteenth century. The monastery is best known for its two-storey Surb Astvatsatsin (Holy Mother of God) church. In the 13th–14th centuries the monastery became a residence of Syunik’s bishops and a major religious centre. Following lunch , head to Areni vineyard, a gorgeous location recommended for all visiting Armenia.
Noraduz a medieval cemetery with the largest cluster of khachkar , near the shores of Lake Sevan.
Sevanavank is a beautiful monastery on a peninsula of Lake Sevan There are two churches on this peninsula. According to inscription found in the area, the monastery was built by Armenian princess Mariam, daughter of Ashot I. Sevanavank is one of the 30 churches that Princess Mariam vowed to build in the memory of her husband.
Visit the village of Oshakan to see Mesrop Mashtots , built as a tribute to early medieval Armenian linguists, and statesman
Saghmosavank is located at a wonderful height and offers great views. It is beleived that in a bygone era,the priest of this local monastery told King Tamerlane he had the cure for his ailment in return of a total of 70,000 prisoners . The priest is said to have turned the prisoners into doves, and then released them through a narrow church window. The doves then flew far to their native mountains, landed on their homes and turned back into people.
Visit the people and vineyard of Voskeváz which uses local oak barrels and clay jars (old Armenian “Karas”) and traditional methods. Tour the vineyard, meet the locals, and have a pairing experience before returning to Yerevan.
Monastery Geghard is a wonderful monument of Armenian architecture in the Middle Ages, an incredible monastery, a fraction of which is inside the mountain. The monastery of Geghard contains a number of churches and tombs, most of them cut into the rock, which illustrate the very peak of Armenian medieval architecture. The complex of medieval buildings is surrounded by towering cliffs at the entrance to the Azat Valley.
Arch of Charents
Charent’s Arch is a great place stop to view the Garni gorge. The arch is an interesting place with local musicians performing in the vicinity that enhance the ambience. Absolutely beautiful.
Built in the first century by the Armenian King Tiridates, Temple of Garni is the best-known structure and symbol of pre-Christian Armenia. After Armenia’s conversion to Christianity in the early fourth century, it was converted into a royal summer house. According to some scholars it was not a temple but a tomb and thus survived the universal destruction of pagan structures
Here’s what’s included:
What’s not included
- International Airfare.
- Travel/Medical Insurance.
- All extra excursions that are not stipulated will be borne by travelers.
- Meals, Drinks & personal items that are not stipulated.
- Tips & gratuities.
- Personal expenses in the hotel and during the tour (including mini bar/ room service/ laundry etc).