Day 1: Arrival at “Zvartnots” international airport. Transfer to “Aya Maria” Wellness SPA Resort (15km far from Yerevan center). Check in and rest.
Day 2: Dzoraghbyur – Garni – Geghard – Dzoraghbyur
Breakfast at “Aya Maria”. After morning procedures you will go to Garni village where you can see a unique piece of culture. It is the only pagan temple preserved in Armenia after the Christianity adoption as the state religion. It was a summer residence of Armenian Kings. The next destination of our tour is Geghard (12–13 centuries) monastery complex. According to a legend the spear pierced Jesus Christ’s body was hidden among the rocks of Geghard for a long time. That’s why it was called “Geghardavanq” which is translated from Armenian as “Monastery of spear”. Return to “Aya Maria”. SPA procedures by your choice.
Day 3: Dzoraghbyur – Yerevan – Dzoraghbyur
After breakfast you will have an unforgettable tour around our amazing city. You will see the main landmarks of Yerevan: the Opera and Ballet Theater, the Cascade, which is a walking square full of modern works by famous sculptors; Swan lake, the National Museum of History. The tour day will be finished with an excursion to “Ararat” Brandy Factory, where you will taste some sorts of famous Armenian brandy. Return to “Aya Maria”.
Day 4: Dzoraghbyur
Free day for enjoying interactive folk dances at “Aya Maria”.
Day 5: Dzoraghbyur – Echmiadzin – Dzoraghbyur
Breakfast at “Aya Maria”. Today you will have a great opportunity to see Echmiadzin, the administrative and spiritual center of the Armenian apostolic church. We will visit the Cathedral, one of the oldest Christian churches in the world. The word “Echmiadzin” is translated from Armenian “Only Begotten fell”. The etymology of the word is linked to the vision of St. Gregory Illuminator, according to which Jesus came down from heavens with a golden hammer and showed him the place where the first Christian church should be built. Return to Yerevan and have a walk in Vernissage, an open air market, where the best and most impressive souvenirs are offered. For years it has turned into one of the most significant elements of Yerevan’s cultural life. Return to “Aya Maria”.
Day 6: Dzoraghbyur – Dilijan – Sevan – Dzoraghbyur
Breakfast at “Aya Maria”. This day a beautiful trip is waiting for you. You will visit the monastery complex of Haghartsin (11-13th C.) and Armenian Switzerland Dilijan. Next thing to be admired is the Blue pearl of Armenia – Lake Sevan, (1900 m above the sea level). You will visit Sevanavank. Return to “Aya Maria”.
Day 7: Check out, transfer to the Airport “Zvartnots”.
● Accommodation at “Aya Maria” Wellness SPA resort
● All transfers
● Guide service during the excursions
● Entrance tickets to museums and historical sites
● Brandy tasting at “Ararat” Brandy Factory
● SPA services: capsule, finnish sauna, cedar barrel, salt room, training apparatus.