Arrives at Yerevan, our representative will meet you and transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day free for your own
Breakfast at Hotel- Arrive Yerevan meet & Greet by Representative Get transfer to Hotel – We will start our visit with Mother Armenia a female personification of Armenia. Her most public visual rendering is a monumental statue in Victory Park overlooking the capital city of Yerevan, Armenia. Then we will go down by giant staircase Cascade to Matenadaran a repository of ancient manuscripts, research institute and museum in Yerevan, Armenia. It holds one of the world’s richest depositories of medieval manuscripts and books which span a broad range of subjects, including history, philosophy, medicine, literature, art history and cosmography in Armenian and many other languages after we will continue to Opera House and by pedestrian rout North Avenue we will reach Republic Square. Then we will continue our tour to Tsitsernakaberd the memorial dedicated to the victims of genocide after we will see President house, National Academy and Parliament house You’ll visit Monument and museum of Genocide-Tsitsernakaberd, Monument of Mother Armenia, Park of victory, Cascade, Republic SquareThe fortress of Garni is situated in the village of the same name in the Kotayk District. That was a mighty fortress well known from chronicles (Cornelius Tacitus, Movses Khorenatsi, etc.).
The structures of Garni combine elements of Hellenistic and national culture, which is an evidence of antique influences and the distinctive building traditions of the Armenian people. Artistic merits and uniqueness of its monuments place Garni among outstanding creations of architecture of world importance. The temple was built in the second half of the first century B.C. and dedicated to a heathen god, probably to Mitra, the god of the sun, whose figure stood in the depth of the sanctuary. After Christianity had been proclaimed the state religion in Armenia in 301, the temple was probably used as a summer residence of the kings. A chronicle describes it as ‘‘a house of coolness‘‘.Garni Canyon lies across the length of the Azat (Garni) River and its confluent Goght. The canyon is attractive for the wonderful natural rocks, formed of regular hexagonal cylinders. These rocks start from the beginning up to the highest point of the canyon. The composition is called “Symphony of Stones” or “Basalt Organ”. “Symphony of Stones” is registered in the list of natural monuments. (this tour cannot be arranged by big bus)We ‘ll continue to Geghard monastery.
Geghardavank (also known as ‘Ayrivank; – the cave monastery) is situated in a picturesque canyon, 28 km south-east of Yerevan. The main church of Katoghike is a domed hall construction built in 1215. The narthex was attached from the west in 1225-1230. The other parts of the monastery were created under the rule of father and son Proshians/Khaghbakyans, and were carved out of solid rock. The first church was carved out by architect Galdzak in 1282. The second church of St. Godmother and the adjacent narthex date back to 1283. On the second level, there is another rock-carved building – the mausoleum of Papak and his wife Rousukan (1288).
Breakfast at hotel day is free at leisure – you may Opt and explore (Parz lake or Haghartsin monastery -concerns of weather conditions in winter time) B Tsaghkadzor literally means valley of flowers or flower canyon in Armenian. The town is famous as an international center of tourism and skiing, where there is an especially significant chairlift with 5 stations and more than a dozen ski runs. The arm chaired ropeway of Tsaghkadzor is located on the western slope of Mount Teghenis 1966-2819 meters about sea level.
Here we’ll take a ropeway and visit Kecharis monastery . Kecharis Monastery, is a medieval Armenian monastic complex dating back to the 11th to 13th centuries, located 60 km from Yerevan, in the ski resort town of Tsakhkadzor in Armenia. Will continue our tour to lake Sevan.The pearl of Armenia -Lake Sevan, is located in the north-eastern part of Armenia at the height of 1900 metres above sea level. In opinion of many experienced travelers the Sevan is the most high-mountainous from the nice lakes and the most beautiful from the high-mountainous lakes of the world,where we’ll visit Sevanavank church. Sevanavank Monastery is located in Gegharkunik region, which is popular in Armenia due to its possession of the blue pearl of Armenians, Lake Sevan. There are two churches on the peninsula of Sevan. These two churches were built in 874 AD and together form the Sevanavank Monastery.Dilijan – It’s billed as the ‘Switzerland of Armenia’, and although that may be a bit of a stretch, alpine Dilijan has undeniably attractive scenery and an extremely pleasant climate.There is certainly enough natural beauty to inspire creative thought: the lush oak and hornbeam forests surround the town with snowcapped peaks in the distance. In summer the villagers herd cattle down from the mountain pastures through the town, and people gather mushrooms and mountain herbs from the rich deciduous forests. The local architecture features a lot of steep tiled roofs and wooden beams, along with some cute gingerbread-style structures.Parz Lich is a small nice lake located in the Dilijan National Park at the attitude of 1400m above sea level.
It is about 7 km far from Dilijan city, so you can drive a car to lake or even walk through the forest. Which is good for me is that this place is very charming all around the year and the forest changes its colors along with the season. Don’t forget to take camera and take amazing photos there. Though it is very calm place and ideal for those who want just to relax and rest, there is also Zip line for adventurers, who can enjoy the beauty of the lake while going along the rope above the sea.Near the Parz lake we ‘ll visit also Deer’s Park (if it’ll be open need to recheck before the guests visit)- This facility’s goal is to breed Caucasian Red Deer and reintroduce them to Armenia by re-releasing them into Dilijan National Park. In March of 2018, three Caucasian Red Deer were transferred to the facility from Iran with more planned transfers later in the year.When guests visit the center, they’re allowed to feed the deer, but only from outside the deer enclosure.
The Khor Virap monastery offers an amazing view of Armenia’s defining symbol – the majestic Ararat. “Khor Virap” translates as “deep dungeon”, and was built of the place of the former royal prison. This was the prison where Gregory the Illuminator, the first Armenian Catholicos was kept for 13 years. Areni – village in Armenia ,known to be the place where the majority of the local Armenian wines are produced. Noravank – “New Monastery” in Armenia, Built in the 13th century, the monastery is a lovely example of the ornate architecture of the period. The spare lines of the church contrast beautifully with the sharp red rock cliffs, and the dramatic scenery is one of the best reasons to visit Noravank.
The monastery is sometimes called Amagu Noravank, to distinguish it from Noravank Monastery in the city of Goris. Amagu is the name of a small settlement which used to stand over the gorge. The most magnificent building of the monastery is the two-storey St. Astvatsatsin Church, constructed in 1339 by Prince Burtel Orbelyan. The building is a classic architectural monument. The rectangular church rests upon a powerful high foundation, which gives it a majestic and monumental air.
Breakfast at hotel check out and fly back home after memorable trip