Day 1: Yerevan
Arrival at the international airport Zvartnots. You will be met by our English-speaking guide and transferred to the hotel. Check-in and accommodation in the hotel. Then you will have a city tour around Yerevan. You will see all the beautiful sightseeing in Yerevan: the main square of the country –Republic Square, the building of National Opera and Ballet theater, the Swan lake near the Opera House, the architectural complex of Cascade. Then you will go to the Statue of Mother Armenia situated in the Victory Park. From the observation deck a stunningly beautiful view opens over Yerevan.
Return to the hotel. Our guide will give you some tips where to eat and to go in the evenings. Overnight in Yerevan.
Day 2: Yerevan – Garni – Geghard – Yerevan
In the morning after breakfast you will see one of the most ancient buildings in Armenia. It is the only preserved pagan temple on the territory of Armenia, Garni temple, situated in the gorge and surrounded with picturesque mountains. You can have lunch in Garni and taste Armenian national dishes.
In Garni you will have a master-class of lavash (Armenian national bread) baking.
Then you will visit a monastery complex of Geghard which is listed in the World human heritage by UNESCO.
Return to Yerevan, then an excursion with tasting best sorts of Armenian brandy in ” Ararat ” brandy factory. Return to the hotel. Free evening in Yerevan.
Day 3: Sevan –Dilijan – Hagartsin – Yerevan
In the morning after breakfast you will visit Sevan peninsula and Sevanavank monastery.You will see the Lake in its unique beauty. Lunch in Sevan. Don’t miss a chance of tasting fish from the lake. Then you will go to Dilijan where you will have a city tour in Old Diliijan and visit Hagartsin monastery.
Return to Yerevan, to the hotel. Overnight in Yerevan.
Day 4: Echmiadzin – Zvartnots – Yerevan
You will visit the spiritual and administrative center of Echmiadzin which 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. Besides the Cathedral you will visit St.Gayane , St.Ripsime churches.Lunch in Echmiadzin at ”Machanents ”cultural center.
On the way back –another object from UNESCO heritage list – the ruins of Zvartnots cathedral. Overnight in Yerevan.
Before transfer to the airport to your flight home you will have a walking tour in Vernissage, a craftsmen open –air fair, where you can buy various souvenirs.
- All the transfers according to the program inc. airport – hotel – airport
- Accommodation in 3*/4* hotels (4 n.)
- English speaking guide service
- Entrance tickets to Garni, Zvartnots, Echmiadzin
- Brandy tasting in ”Ararat” brandy factory
- Lavash baking master – class
- Meals (full board: breakfast, lunch, dinner)