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Armenia 8 Days Classic tour Start From Tbilisi and Yerevan

Tour from Yerevan explores Armenia’s rich history landscapes. Discover the monastic complex of Geghard, admire natural wonders including Lake Sevan and and visit historic sites such as Khor Virap Monastery, the cave village of Khndzoresk Armenia is renowned for its rich cultural and spiritual heritage, the most magnificent monasteries and ancient religious sites. Explore all three of Armenia’s World Heritage sites—the cathedrals of Etchmiadzin and Zvartnots, the Byzantine monasteries of Sanahin and Haghpat,, views of Lake Sevan, and a night in the spa town of Dilijan.

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$820

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Duration

8 days

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  • What's included :
    • Air-conditioned vehicle/guide/driver
    What's excluded :
    • /hotel/hostel
    • Entry/Admission - Gyumri's Central Park
    • Entry/Admission - Goris Rock Forest

  • Day 1: Yerevan Monastery Ejmiacin museum Zwartnoc

    Stop At: Yerevan Botanical Garden, Acharyan str. 1, Yerevan 0040 Armenia
    yerevan stop at : Echmiadzin is the residence of the Supreme Catholicos of all Armenians and the center of the Armenian Apostolic Church. the magnificent Zvartnots Temple was constructed in the 7th century. All these churches and the temple are listed on the UNESCO World’s Cultural Heritage Sites

    stop at:St. Astvatsatsin Church in Haghartsin (1281) is the largest building and the dominant artistic feature. The sixteen-faced dome is decorated with arches, the bases of whose columns are connected by triangular ledges and spheres, with a band around the drum’s bottom. stop at : Goshavank was erected in the place of an older monastery once known as Nor Getik, which had been destroyed by an earthquake in 1188. Mkhitar Gosh, a statesman, scientist and author of numerous fables and parables as well as the first criminal code, took part in the rebuilding of the monastery.
    Duration: 4 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 2: Basaltic Organ Garni Gegard Dashtadem Fortress lake Sevan Monastery Sevanawank Noratus return Yerevan

    Stop At: Gegard Monastery, Gorge of the River Gokht, Goght Armenia
    stop at :Dashtadem Fortress ( is a substantial fortress of the 10th to 19th centuries located at the southern outskirts of Dashtadem village in the Aragatsotn Province of Armenia. In a cemetery 1.7 km (1.1 mi) south of Dashtadem, lies the restored 7th-century Kristapori Vank which may be viewed in the distance from the fortress.[1]

    stop at : garni gegard The pagan temple Garni was built in the 1st century AD by the armenian king Trdat. The temple Garni is the only monument connecting with the era of paganism and Hellenism, dedicated to the sun god Mithra.

    sevan sewanawank monasterylakeAccording to an inscription in one of the churches, the monastery of Sevanavank was founded in 874 by Princess Mariam, the daughter of Ashot I[1] (who became a king a decade later). At the time, Armenia was still struggling to free itself from Arab rule. stop at: noratus is first mentioned as a settlement in the Middle Ages, when it was a much larger settlement. The bronze-age megalithic fort near the village points to the notion that Noratus is one of the most ancient continuously inhabited settlements in Armenia

    Duration: 5 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 3: Aragats Amberd Fortress Dilijan

    Stop At: Dilijan National Park, Dilijan Armenia
    Kari Lake in mountain Mount Aragats pronounced [ɑɾɑˈgɑts]; formerly is an isolated four-peaked volcano massif in Armenia. Its northern summit, at 4,090 m (13,420 ft) above sea level, is the highest point of the Lesser Caucasus and Armenia. stop at : Amberd is a 7th-century fortress located 2,300 meters (7,500 ft) above sea level, on the slopes of Mount Aragats at the confluence of the Arkashen and Amberd rivers in the province of Aragatsotn, Armenia. The name translates to "fortress in the clouds" in Armenian.
    Duration: 6 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 4: Dilijan Monastery kecharis GoshawankHagarcin Lori Castle Lori Waterfall Gyumri

    Stop At: Haghartsin Monastery, Dilijan Armenia
    lake bar restaurant stop at :St. Astvatsatsin Church in Haghartsin (1281) is the largest building and the dominant artistic feature. The sixteen-faced dome is decorated with arches, the bases of whose columns are connected by triangular ledges and spheres, with a band around the drum’s bottom. stop at : Goshavank was erected in the place of an older monastery once known as Nor Getik, which had been destroyed by an earthquake in 1188. Mkhitar Gosh, a statesman, scientist and author of numerous fables and parables as well as the first criminal code, took part in the rebuilding of the monastery. stop at sevan lake stop at : stop at :St. Astvatsatsin Church in Haghartsin (1281) is the largest building and the dominant artistic feature. The sixteen-faced dome is decorated with arches, the bases of whose columns are connected by triangular ledges and spheres, with a band around the drum’s bottom. stop at : Goshavank was erected in the place of an older monastery once known as Nor Getik, which had been destroyed by an earthquake in 1188. Mkhitar Gosh, a statesman, scientist and author of numerous fables and parables as well as the first criminal code, took part in the rebuilding of the monastery. stop at:
    Duration: 6 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 5: Gyumri to horomos archiawank Dedropark Stepanavan Monastery Ereruk black castle

    Stop At: Gyumri's Central Park, Gayi Str, Gyumri Armenia
    Yererouk dates back to the 4th and 5th centuries. It is located in the Shirak canton of the Ayrarat province of Ancient Armenia. Not much is known about the founders of the basilica. However, the church was renovated during the 11th century by the efforts of King Hovhannes-Smbat's wife.

    stop at :The fortress was built on top of a hill, and the full fortification took a decade after the first stones were laid in 1834. The fortress is a 360-degree round structure made of black stone, from which it gets its name. After Russia's loss in the Crimean War, Sev Berd was upgraded and designated a "first-class" fortress. It never underwent a siege, but was of strategic importance in victories over the Turks in subsequent wars that lasted through 1878. The fortress was downgraded to "second-class" status in 1887, after the final Russo-Turkish War of 1877-1878 that saw Russia gain strongholds in Kars and Batumi stop at : horomos Some time after 1965, the Monastery of Horomos was partly destroyed, most likely as part of the Turkish government's policy of cultural genocide. A tomb believed to belong to King Ashot III (953-977) which had survived at least up to 1920 is now nowhere to be found.[4] Some buildings have entirely vanished, and most of the surviving walls have been stripped of their facing masonry. The dome of the Church of the St. John collapsed in the 1970s. The site lies next to the Armenian border and gaining permission to visit the monastery is all but impossible.[5
    Duration: 6 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 6: monastery Achtala Sanahin Haghpat Odzun oromair Enoqawank

    Stop At: Haghpat Monastery, next to Saint Nshan Church, Haghpat 1722 Armenia
    stop at : Odzun m,onastery Catholicos St John the Philosopher Odznetsi (717–728) was born in Odzun, a village in the Tashirq province of the Gugarq state. At first he was educated in the parochial school of the church of the Mother of God in Odzun. Then he studied under the teacher Theodoros Qrtenavor in Aragatzotn province of Ayrarat state. He was elected his Holiness Catholicos in 717. In 719 when Caliph Omar heard of Odznetsi's holiness, he invited him to Damascus stop at : monastery haghpat complex, the Cathedral of Surb Nishan, probably begun in 976, was completed in 991 by king Smbat. It is a typical example of tenth century Armenian architecture, its central dome rests on the four imposing pillars of the lateral walls.

    stop at : monastery Between 1887 and 1889 the French archaeologist Jacques de Morgan discovered 576 rectangular stone sepulchers, along with cultural items made of clay, bronze and iron near Akhtala dating back to the 8th century BC.[3][5] The settlement of modern Akhtala was known as Agarak in the 5th century.[3][4] The fortress was almost certainly built on top of Bronze and Iron Age foundations.[3] stop at :Sanahin Monastery is an Armenian monastery founded in the 10th century in the Lori Province of Armenia.
    Duration: 4 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 7: Sevan Ovanawank yerevan

    Stop At: Lori Castle, Stepanavan Armenia
    Lori Fortress is an 11th-century Armenian fortress located near the Lori Berd village in Lori Province, Armenia. The fortress was built by David Anhoghin to become the capital of Kingdom of Tashir-Dzoraget in 1065. stop at : monastery The oldest part of the monastery is the single nave basilica of St. Karapet (i.e. Holy Forerunner, John the Baptist) that was founded at the beginning of the fourth century by St. Gregory the Enlightener, who baptized Armenia into the world’s first Christian nation. The wooden roof of the early church was replaced in 554 AD with a thatch cover, and the basilica itself underwent profound renovation between 1652 and 1734.

    Duration: 4 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 8: Yerevan Chorwirap Areni Vine Norawank returning Yerevan

    Stop At: Goris Rock Forest, Goris Armenia
    King Artashes I, founder of the Artashesid dynasty, established his Armenian capital at Artashat (also known as Artaxtisata) around 180 BC. It is believed that Hannibal, the Carthaginian General who was persecuted by Rome, was also instrumental in establishing Artashat.[5] Artashat remained the capital of the dynasty till the reign of King Khosrov III (330–339) when it was moved to Dvin.[11] Subsequently, Artashat was destroyed by the Persian King Shapur II.[9] Artashat is close to the hillock of Khor Virap.[12] Until its chapel was built, Khor Virap was used as royal prison. stop at : areni vine factory stop at ::Noravank Monastery Noravank is a 13th-century Armenian :
    Duration: 5 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Tbilisi, Georgia
    Traveler pickup is offered
    pick up in airport Yerevan Tbilisi AND hotels city center tbilisi also in yerevanPorts
    • tbilisi
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide, English - Audio

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

14

Organised by Travel-With- Armenia

Activity ID: V-127728P5

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