What To Do
Winter, 4 days, 540 km (338 miles)
After a brief rest at the hotel, guests will embark on a tour of Yerevan city that includes stops at Republic Square, Victory Park, Mother Armenia, Cafesjian Center for the Arts, The Cascade, a carpet factory, the monument to A.Tamanyan, Opera House, and Tsitsernakaberd Armenian Genocide Memorial.
(Note: Arrival day activities will be adjusted as needed according to the itinerary of the traveler.)
Travel Distance: 70 km (44 miles)
Yerevan - Geghard - Garni - S. Parajanov House-Museum / Museum of M. Saryan - Yerevan
Geghardavank: Constructed from the 12th to 13th centuries, Geghard means “Monastery of the Lance”. Its name was connected with a lance that, according to the Holy Bible, was used to pierce the side of the crucified Christ. What is believed to be a remnant of the lance is preserved in the museum at Holy Echmiadzin.
Garni: Dating from the 3rd century BC to the 13th century AD, this area not only housed the summer residence of Armenian kings but was also the site of a pre-Christian temple honoring Mithra, god of the sun.
Sergei Parajanov Museum: Known as both a filmmaker and fine artist, Parajanov (1924-1990) was an innovative and controversial figure during the Soviet years. This small and intimate museum houses more than 250 works of art that include assemblages, collages, drawings, dolls, and film sketches.
Martiros Saryan Museum: Born in the Russian Empire, Saryan (1880-1972) traveled extensively in Turkey, Egypt, and Iran before settling in Armenia in the 1920s. In addition to viewing works of art influenced by his travels (landscapes, portraits, sketches, watercolors) visitors will also see his home and studio.
Overnight in the hotel.
Meals: Breakfast Lunch
Travel Distance: 100 km (63 miles)
Yerevan - Sevan – Goshavank – Yerevan
A trip to Armenia’s «Blue Pearl», Lake Sevan and visit to 11th century Sevanavank Monastery, located on the lake’s peninsula. The trip also includes dining on tasty Sevan trout.
Passing through the territory of Dilijan sanctuary and coming up to the Monastery Nor-Ghetik or Goshavank which is an example of 12th-13th century architecture. It was founded by Mkhitar Gosh, a medieval Armenian ruler who was both a scholar and a politician. On the territory of the monastery you can see khachkars (cross-stones) works of the master Pavhos (13th century), one of which is displayed now in the State Museum of Armenian History.
Return to Yerevan.
Meals: Breakfast Lunch
Hotel Accommodations: Regineh
Travel Distance: 310 km (194 miles)
Yerevan – Vernissage – Oriental market - Echmiadzin – Zvartnots - Zvartnots airport
A largely dormant concrete park during the week, Vernissage blossoms at the weekends as all kinds of national crafts, including jewelry, carpets, woodwork, ceramics, canvases, paintings, and many other works of art can be found.
Visiting the Oriental market. Shopping.
Visiting the old capital of Armenia – Vagharshapat. Excursion in the territory of residence of the Catholicos – the head of Armenian Apostolic church, then visit to the First Cathedral of Saint Echmiadzin (303 AD), which means the «The Descent of the Only Begotten Son».
A visit to church of Saint Hripsime (VIIc) as well as the ruins of Zvartnots Temple which is a monument that embodies the centuries old traditions of Armenian architects.
Transfer to Zvartnots International Airport.
Travel Distance: 60 km (38 miles)
Tour price includes:
Entrance to museums and historical-cultural centres
Meals per itinerary
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Daily transportation and hotel transfers
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