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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.

Inclusions & Exclusions Inclusions & Exclusions
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  • Air-conditioned vehicle
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  • guide/hotel/hostel
  • Entry/Admission - Yerevan Botanical Garden
  • Entry/Admission - Meghri Fortress
  • Entry/Admission - Wings of Tatev
  • Entry/Admission - Dilijan National Park
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Tbilisi, Georgia

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Itinerary

Day 1: Yerevan Garni Gegard Ejmiacin zwartnoc Chorwirap Areni vine Norawank Goris

Stop At: Yerevan Botanical Garden, Acharyan str. 1, Yerevan 0040 Armenia
After Armenia's conversion to Christianity in the early fourth century, it was converted into a royal summer house of Khosrovidukht, the sister of Tiridates III STOP AT:top at:Visit to the Khor Virap Monastery - from here a beautiful view of Mount Ararat opens stop at:Visit to Areni winery , tour inside the factory and wine tasting stop at:(Bird) Cave, Areni, Vayots Dzor Province ancient cave where 5500 years old shoe has been found stop at :Noravank Monastery Noravank is a 13th-century Armenian stop at :Echmiadzin MonasteryJesus Christ descended from heaven and indicated the spot for a church to be built. 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
Duration: 6 hours

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Day 2: Zorac Qarer Karahunj Shaqi Waterfall Khndoresk Kapan

Stop At: Goris Rock Forest, Goris Armenia
In the end of the 19th century Old Khndzoresk was the biggest village of Eastern Armenia. In the beginning of the 20th century the community had 8300 inhabitants (1800 households). In 1913 there were 27 shops, 3 dye-houses, tanneries, 7 schools. The village is famous for taking part in the liberation movement of David Bek

STOP AT:Karahunj (Armenian: Քարահունջ; also Romanized as K’arahunj, Karaundzh, and Karahundj) is a village and rural community (municipality) in Armenia in Syunik province known for archaeological site Zorats Karer, located 4 km south of the city of Goris. The National Statistical Service of the Republic of Armenia (ARMSTAT) reported its population was 1,303 in 2010,[2] up from 1,254 at the 2001 census.[3]


Duration: 6 hours

No meals included on this day.
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Day 3: Kapan Megri

Stop At: Meghri Fortress, Meghri Armenia
STOP AT: CITY KAPAN Kapan is a city in Southern Armenia. Surrounded by steep mountains, built along the river, Kapan is full of pink Soviet apartment blocks, some of them creeping up the mountainside in steps STOP AT:Baghaberd Fortress STOP AT:Vahanavank Monastery STOP AT:Shikahogh State Preserve

Meghri is a city in Southern Armenia. Although the village of nearby Agarak is the crossing point into Iran, this is the last major centre and the gateway for those entering. STOP AT :Fortress Megry. Built in the 17th century STOP AT :Church of St. Sargis Pokr Taha. Built the 17th century STOP AT :Ethnographic houses (17th - 20th centuries.)

Duration: 5 hours

No meals included on this day.
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Day 4: Halidzor Tatew Karabach

Stop At: Wings of Tatev, Halidzor Village, Halidzor Armenia
stop at : Tatew The longest cable-way in the world (approx. 6 km), which was registered in the Guinness book evelopment of the Tatev Monastery began in the 9th century when it became the seat of the bishop of Syunik. In his History of the Province of Syunik, historian Stepanos Orbelian describes the construction of a new church near the old one in 848 through the financial assistance of Prince Phillip of Syunik.

stop at : dadywank Dadivank Monastery, which is the largest monastic complex in Artsakh-Karabakh and one of the true masterpieces of Armenian medieval architecture. It is located in the northwestern part of Martakert district of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic
Duration: 5 hours

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Day 5: Karabach

Stop At: Wings of Tatev, Halidzor Village, Halidzor Armenia
stop at : shushi In Shushi we will visit Surp Amenaprkich Ghazanchetsots Cathedral (St. Savior Ghazanchetsots Cathedral), which was built in 1868-1887. It is considered to be the second most important spiritual center in Artsakh. The church was built by the local residents. The consecration of the church took place on September 20, in 1888 stop at : Amaras Monastery, which is one of the oldest Christian sites in Nagorno-Karabakh. According to the 5th-century chronicler Faustus Byuzand, at the start of the 4th century St. Gregory the Illuminator founded a church in what was to become Amaras Monastery. At the beginning of the 5th century Mesrop Mashtots, the inventor of the Armenian Alphabet stop at : The monastery at Gandzasar was first mentioned in the tenth century.[4][5] The construction of Gandzasar's Cathedral of St. John the Baptist began in 1216, under the patronage of the Armenian prince of Khachen, Hasan-Jalal Dawla, and it was completed in 1238 and consecrated on July 22, 1240. stop at :Tigranakert (Armenian: Արցախի Տիգրանակերտ, Arts'akhi Tigranakert) is a ruined Armenian city dating back to the Hellenistic period. It is one of several former cities in the Armenian plateau with the same name, named in honor of the Armenian king Tigranes the Great (r. 95–55 B.C.),[1][2] although some scholars, such as Robert Hewsen and Babken Harutyunyan, have posited that this particular Tigranakert may have been founded by Tigranes the Great's father, Tigranes I (r. ca. 123–95 B.C.).[3]

Duration: 5 hours

No meals included on this day.
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Day 6: Sevan sewanawank Noratus Dilijan

Stop At: Monastery Sevanavank, next the Holy Mother of God Church, Sevan Armenia
stop at : 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 stop at : lake sevan monastery sewanawank

According 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.

Duration: 5 hours

No meals included on this day.
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Day 7: Enoqawanq

Stop At: Dilijan National Park, Dilijan Armenia
Yenokavan known as Krdevan until 1935, is a village and summer resort in the Tavush Province of Armenia.

The village is a few kilometers north of the regional capital of Ijevan, close to the main highway. The canyon behind the village is lush with forest, river and has caves with interesting carvings.

A group of adventurers called "Yell Extreme Park" team, are planning to install the longest zip-line in Yenokavan, with an
Duration: 5 hours

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

Day 8: Lori castle Dedropark Sanahin Haghpat Akhtala Odzun Oromair Monastery

Stop At: Dilijan National Park, Dilijan Armenia
stop at :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 :Sanahin Monastery is an Armenian monastery founded in the 10th century in the Lori Province of Armenia. 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 :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 :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,
Duration: 6 hours

No meals included on this day.
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Day 9: Gyumri ereruk black castle Sevan Goshawank Hagarcin Dashtadem Fortress Ovanawank Yerevan

Stop At: Dilijan National Park, Dilijan Armenia
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: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 : 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 :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.

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]

Duration: 5 hours

No meals included on this day.
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Day 10: Mount Aragats Amberd Fortress

Stop At: Yerevan Botanical Garden, Acharyan str. 1, Yerevan 0040 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: 2 hours

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

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