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Classic Armenia in 6 days

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Duration

6 Days 5 Nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

15 people

Languages

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Overview

If you only have 6 days to explore Armenia, this classic tour can provide you with the opportunity to make the most out of your trip around Armenia. You can enjoy visiting some of the country’s most popular and magnificent attractions. You can visit the fascinating Khor Virap monastery and several other medieval monasteries. You can explore ancient city of Etchmiadzin and a number of UNESCO sites. On top of this, you can enjoy the beauties of Armenia’s nature while visiting Tatev and Garni village. For more information about the attractions mentioned through this itinerary, you can check out our blogs’ posts.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Enjoy the view of Mount Ararat on top of the Cascade Monument in Yerevan
  • Bake Armenian traditional bread known as lavash
  • Visit the Medieval Geghard Monastery, a complex of rock-cut churches and tombs
  • Discover the prehistoric site of Karahnuj and its mysteries Stonehenge
  • Explore several ancient masterpieces of Armenian architecture

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Yerevan

The Tour begins when your plane lands at Zvartnots International Airport in Yerevan. Our representative will be there to greet you. We will begin the day by visiting the Genocide Memorial Complex. An eternal flame burns at the center of it. Next, we will visit the Cascade Monument. By going to the top of the Cascade, a view of Mount Ararat opens up. From up high, we can see the houses lining up at the same level and several artistic sculptures come into view. By descending down the stairways, we will then visit the Opera House and Ballet theater building. From there, we will walk to the Republic Square, the center of Yerevan, where several main government buildings are located. Then, we will walk through the Abovyan Avenue while our guide recounts the ancient history of Yerevan. We will then head to Ani Plaza Hotel to spend the night in Yerevan.(overnight in Yerevan)

Day 2: Yerevan - Etchmiadzin - Yerevan

On the second day, we will head to the ancient city of Etchmiadzin where the first Armenian Cathedral was built. Etchmiadzin Cathedral is inscribed on the UNESCO list. Next, we will visit the ruins of Zvartnots Cathedral which is also a UNESCO site. We will then head back to Ani Plaza Hotel. For the rest of the day, you will have time on your own to explore Yerevan. You can visit the famous Brandy factory of Yerevan where you can have a taste of Armenian beverage, Cognac. Or, you can visit the large open-air market of Vernissage where you can find a collection of Armenian Art works and souvenirs. Or else, you can explore the Manuscript Museum of Armenia.(overnight in Yerevan)

Day 3: Yerevan – Garni – Sevan - Yerevan

On this day, we will drive to Garni Village and explore this wonderful eco-village and the Greco-Roman Garni Temple. Before having lunch, we will have the opportunity to see the process of baking Armenian traditional bread called lavash. Next, we will head to Kotayk province to visit the Medieval Geghard Monastery. This UNESCO site is a complex of rock-cut churches and tombs which are surrounded by high cliffs. We will head to Sevan Lake and then by climbing a few stairs, we will visit Sevanavank Monastery at top of a hill. We will then head to Ani Plaza Hotel to spend the night in Yerevan.(overnight in Yerevan)

Day 4: Yerevan – Khor Virap - Karahunj – Goris

On the fourth day of our trip, we will head to Khor Virap to visit one of the most visited sites in Armenia which is the Khor Virap monastery. According to the history of this place, the famous saint Gregory was prisoned here in a pit for 13 years. An amazing view of the legendry Mount Ararat is visible from the top of the hills where this Monastery is placed. Then, before visiting a Local Winery, we will make a stop at the Areni Cave Complex. Interestingly, the oldest leather shoe (belonging to the Copper age) was discovered in this area. We will then visit the Noravank Monastery which is a medieval masterpiece surrounded by mountains and lovely plains. We will head to Karahnuj which is considered as a prehistoric site where about 222 huge stones (basalt slabs) are scattered. This mysterious structure holds a Stonehenge in the center of it. We will head to Goris to spend the night in MonteBello Hotel. (overnight in Goris)

Day 5: Goris – Tatev – Yerevan

On our last day of exploring Armenia, we will drive to Tatev. While there, we will get on the famous aerial tramway known as the wing of Tatev which is the longest reversible cableway in the world. After our flight over the beautiful sceneries of the river and the nature, we will arrive at Tatev Monastery Complex. Next, we will head to Khndzoresk to explore this village. This village is famous for its cage and cliff dwellings which we can observe from a suspension bridge. We will drive to Jermuk to spend the night in Grand Resort Hotel.(overnight in Jermuk)

Day 6: Departure

Depending on the time of your International flight whether at midnight or early in the morning, we will take you to Zvartnots International Airport.

Included/Excluded

  • All airport transfers
  • Accommodation in standard 3 or 4 star hotels
  • Private air conditioned vehicle for the whole trip
  • Meals (Breakfast & Lunch)
  • Expert English/Russian speaking local guide
  • All the mentioned entrance fees
  • All wine tasting as per itinerary
  • Daily refreshments
  • A booklet with information on the attractions
  • International flights
  • Visa fee
  • Tips for the Guide and the Driver
  • Other personal expenses not mentioned in the itinerary

Tour's Location

FAQs

When and where does the tour end?
Your tour will conclude in San Francisco on Day 8 of the trip. There are no activities planned for this day so you're free to depart at any time. We highly recommend booking post-accommodation to give yourself time to fully experience the wonders of this iconic city!
When and where does the tour start?
Day 1 of this tour is an arrivals day, which gives you a chance to settle into your hotel and explore Los Angeles. The only planned activity for this day is an evening welcome meeting at 7pm, where you can get to know your guides and fellow travellers. Please be aware that the meeting point is subject to change until your final documents are released.
Do you arrange airport transfers?
Airport transfers are not included in the price of this tour, however you can book for an arrival transfer in advance. In this case a tour operator representative will be at the airport to greet you. To arrange this please contact our customer service team once you have a confirmed booking.
What is the age range?
This tour has an age range of 12-70 years old, this means children under the age of 12 will not be eligible to participate in this tour. However, if you are over 70 years please contact us as you may be eligible to join the tour if you fill out G Adventures self-assessment form.
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