Create your own 3-Day Tour Package In Armenia: Transfers, Daily Group Tours, Accommodation, Lunch

Create your own 3-Day Tour Package In Armenia: Transfers, Daily Group Tours, Accommodation, Lunch

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DURATION:
3 Days / 2 Nights
TOUR LANGUAGE:
Russian, English
PICK UP POINT:
Your hotel in city centre
PRICE PER CHILD:
Upon request

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Brief description

3-Day tour package in Armenia is the great chance to explore Armenia during 3 days/2 nights. We offer you the list of daily group tours. Below you find the detailed information about the tour package.

 

Tour

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Garni Temple, Geghard Monastery, “Lavash” baking and treat

Khor Virap, Noravank Monasteries, Areni Cave, “Hin Areni” Winer
(tour and wine tasting), Traditional Lunch

Cultural & Gastronomic Group Tour: Garni Temple, Geghard Monastery,
Lake Sevan, Sevanavank, Traditional Lunch And Dinner

Daily group tour: Echmiadzin (Mother Cathedral, Treasury Museum,
St. Hripsime, St. Gayane churches),Zvartnots Temple

1. Transportation on comfortable vehicles
2. Guide service (Russian or/and English)
3. Traditional lunch and masterclasses during the tours
4. Accommodation
5. All tickets to mentioned historical and cultural sights, museums
6. Bottled water in the vehicle
7. Taxes

1. Additional food
2. Additional alcoholic drinks

1. Please e-mail us if there are children under 3 year with you

Full description of Daily Group Tours

Are you planning to spend your holidays in Armenia? Then don’t miss your chance to take part in one of the famous excursions in Armenia. You will have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful view of the Garni pagan temple, see the Geghard monastery, and then spend a wonderful leisure time around the tonir while cooking and tasting Armenian bread – lavash.

Stop 1: Garni temple

The pagan temple of Garni was built in the second half of the 1st century by King Trdat III. This is the only pagan temple, which has been preserved on the territory of Armenia, as after the adoption of Christianity it became the summer residence of Hosorovduht, sister of King Trdat III. It was destroyed in 1679 by an earthquake. Parts, fragments of graceful columns and wall stones were spread around the temple. It is supposed that the temple was dedicated to Mithra, the God of the Sun.

Stop 2: Geghard Monastery

Geghard Monastery is one of the greatest medieval architectural structures in Armenia. Geghard is completely hollowed out in a cave, it is also called a “cave monastery”. This monastery was founded in the 4th century AD. in place of the sacred spring, originating in the cave. The name of the monastery complex Geghard (spear) comes from the Langin’s spear, which pierced the body of Jesus Christ on the cross. At the moment this spear is kept in the museum of Etchmiadzin. The monastery complex Geghard is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Stop 3: National bread “Lavash” baking and tasting

Not far from the temple of Garni (about 10 minutes’ walk), there is a cozy local restaurant with an amazing view of the temple, where you can relax and take part in master-class of tasting of freshly baked lavash – traditional Armenian flatbread.

Stop 1. Khor Virap monastery

One of the most popular sightseeings included in winter tours in Armenia is Khor Virap monastery, built in 642, translated from Armenian means “deep hole”. Khor Virap is one of the shrines of the Armenian Apostolic Church, a place of pilgrimage. The most interesting fact of this monastery is the fact that it was built on the site of the royal prison, where the Gregory Illuminator – the patron saint and the first official head of the Armenian Apostolic Church was previously imprisoned for 13 years by the Armenian king. In winter from the territory of the monastery there is a peculiar view of the biblical mountain Ararat which is covered by a white thick layer of snow.

Stop 2. Areni Cave

Areni Cave or Bird Cave is located near the tributary of the Arpa River Gnishik: at 30 m height. It is situated in the rock and comprises a range of spaces, hewn in the rock, linked with narrow aisles. The location of the cave allows everybody to visit it even during the winter holidays in Armenia. Since 2007 archaeological researches have been held there. As a result, materials dating back to 4200-3500 BC were found: crockery, plant residues, apricot and grape kernels, knitted of reed, pieces of cloth, women jewelry and so on. Several years ago a place, equipped for wine production was found in Bird Cave. This most ancient winery in the world has 5000-5500year history. During the archaeological excavations the oldest shoe in the world was found which was filled with grass to keep the form of the shoe. The laboratory studies showed that the shoe has history of 5637-5387 years.

Stop 3. Noravank Monastery

Noravank Monastery is located among the wonderful steep red rocks on the ledge of a meandering gorge. It was founded in the XII century on the site of two ancient churches existed earlier. The monastery built by the famous architects Siranesi and Momik and is considered to be the most famous spiritual center and sanctuary in the Vayots Dzor region. It is one of the majestic monuments of the Armenian medieval architecture. It leaves an indelible impression especially in the snowy winter days in Armenia, when the mysterious shade of red rocks is harmoniously combined with white and shiny snow, making the monastery one of the most popular sightseeings during winter tours in Armenia.

Stop 4. Areni Winery

Viticulture on the territory of Armenia originated many years before our era. Areni is considered to be the birthplace of Armenian winemaking. Here is located the oldest wine factory in Armenia, where around 20 grape sorts are being cultivated. The most valuable of these is the Areni grape sort, from which the famous Areni wine is made. It is produced over 300 tons per year and is sold not only in Armenia, but beyond its borders. You can visit Areni Wine factory at all seasons of the year, take part in the cognitive tour and taste delicate wines. Winter vacations in Armenia will surely become warmer due to the delicious taste of Areni wine.

Stop 1: Charent’s Arch

We start our trip from Garni Temple, but before that we stop at the Charents Arch. At first glance, the Arch seems to be the most ordinary and unremarkable, but coming closer, going to the platform inside the arch and looking at the panorama, everything becomes clear – this is the best place to admire the great and sacred mountain Ararat, to be with it in unity and enjoy the beautiful scenery.

Stop 2: Garni Temple

Then you go to Kotayk region to get acquainted with the origins of Armenians, where you will see the Garni Temple, built in the 1st century AD by King Trdat III. This is the only pagan temple preserved in Armenia after the adoption of Christianity! It is assumed that the temple was dedicated to Mithra, the God of the Sun. And nearby you will find the ruins of the palace and the baths, which previously decorated the entire historical and cultural complex!

Stop 3: Noah’s Garden

Then visit Noah’s Garden, which is very close to the Garni Temple. “Noah’s Garden” Gallery presents Armenia with its entire palette. For thousands of years, Armenia is famous for its cultural achievements, cuisine and winemaking. Here you will take part in masterclass on baking national bread “Lavash” in tandyr, as well as you will taste “Brduch” favorite snack – pita with cheese. Also learn the secret of making the most beloved delicacy, known in the world as churchkhela, and in most regions of Armenia as sudzhuh – sharots. You will taste the favorite Armenian pastry baking – Gata.
The Armenian women who cooked the gata tried to convey to the family all the warmth and love of the family, so that they would have luck all year. And also you will take part in master class on fruit vodka distillation and even taste it! Gallery “Noah’s Garden” will introduce you Armenia and make it a part.

Masterclasses and Degustations:

  • “Lavash” national bread,
  • Sweet “Sudjukh” (or “Churchkhela”),
  • “Gata” – Armenian pastry baking,
  • Armenian fruit vodka distillation
  • Pottery,
  • Carpet making.
Stop 4: Geghard Monastery

Then you are heading to one of the most amazing places in Armenia – Geghard Monastery! Geghard Monastery is one of the greatest medieval architectural structures in Armenia. Gegard is completely hollowed out in a cave, it is also called a “cave monastery”. This monastery was founded in the 4th century AD. in the place of the sacred source originating in the cave. The name of the monastery complex Gegard (spear) is derived from Langin’s spear, which pierced the body of Jesus Christ on the cross. At the moment, this spear is kept in the Echmiadzin Museum. The monastery complex Gegard is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Stop 5: Hearty Dinner at rural house “My Garden”

In the rural house “Im aygi”, which means “My garden” you will have your dinner. Here you can taste the most popular traditional dishes as well as Armenian Barbeque in tandoor, traditional soups and taste fresh drinks.

Hearty dinner:

  • Armenian Barbeque (Pork/Chicken),
  • Traditional Soup (Aveluk soup/Alagyaz soup),
  • Potatoes in tandoor,
  • Cheese, Greenery, Matsun, Summer salad,
  • Non alchoholic drink (Tan/Water),
  • Alcoholic drink (Apricot vodka/Armenian wine),
  • Fruits, Tea/Coffee.
Stop 6: Lake Sevan and Boat trip

And here, you reached the blue pearl of Armenia – Lake Sevan. Lake Sevan is located at an altitude of 1,900 meters above sea level in the center of the Armenian highlands, and is the largest of the Caucasus lakes. From all sides, Sevan is surrounded by mountain ranges, from where a stunning panorama of an alpine lake opens up. The lake is famous for its purest fresh water, and the clean mountain air has a beneficial effect on health.
And here you will go for a boat trip on Lake Sevan and enjoy a wonderful evening!

Stop 7: Sevanavank Monastery

At the end of the tour, you will visit the Sevanavank Monastery, which is located on the Sevan peninsula on the top of a hill, from where a beautiful view of Lake Sevan opens. The Sevanavank Monastery was built in the 9th century on the shores of Lake Sevan.

Stop 8: Supper at Kambuz restaurant!

And now it is time to taste the delicious Sevan fish! Fish is baked, boiled with herbs, fried, smoked and stewed in various sauces. You have a chance to feel this juicy unforgettable taste that melts in your mouth! And as Armenia is one of the oldest wine producing regions of the world you will be able to taste the best Armenian wine! Just drink a glass of wine, and you will feel the history in only one glass!
Dinner:

  • Fish Barbecue in tandoor (200 – 250 grams)
  • Rice/Fried potatoes in a rural style
  • Strained Matsun, Greenery, Buried cheese
  • Lemonade/Water
  • Armenian Wine
  • Tea/Coffee

Be sure, that the unique impressions and the variety of flavors will remain in your memory for a long time!

Stop 1: St Hripsimeh church

The Temple of Saint Hripsime was founded in the 7th century by Catholicos Komitas I Aghtsetsi in the place of a sepulcher of Saint Hripsime. Since 2000 Saint Hripsime Temple has been included in UNESCO World Heritage List. Two prominent Armenian Cathlicoses are buried in the court yard of Saint Hripsime Temple. They are Catholicos Astvatsatur (1715-1725) and Catholicos Garaped II Oolnetzi (1725-1729).

Stop 2: Echmiadzin Mother Cathedral

You will visit the city of Echmiadzin and the Mother Cathedral of Echmiadzin. One of the world ancient cathedrals, namely mother cathedral of Echmiadzin was built in the area where the advent of Jesus occurred according to the First Armenian Patriarch (All Armenian Catholicos/Holiness) Gregory the Illuminator’s dream. It is also considered to be the first mother cathedral of the antique Armenia. The church was built in 301-303. The cathedral is included in UNESCO World Heritage List.

Stop 3: St, Gayane church

St. Gayane Temple was built in honor of St. Gayane in the VII century on the place of IV century chapel, which is one of the best monuments of Armenian architecture. The relics of Saint Gayane are kept in the southern wall of the temple, next to the altar niche. Above the western entrance there was preserved the murals of the 17th century on the theme of the birth of Christ.

Stop 4: Zvartnots temple

After studying the history of Christianity you can also pay a visit to the Zvartnots temple/cathedral which is considered to be as a unique architectural structure and is involved in the world list of UNESCO heritage sites. Here the temple/fane of the pagan god Tir was situated. Then in the 7th century the Zvartnots temple or Saint Gregory Cathedral was built. The floor, somewhere the lower wall constructions, capitals, anchors, the sculptured sun-clock and the remnants of fresco, mosaics, etc. are currently preserved here.

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