Private Tour: Tsaghkadzor city, Kecharis monastery, Lake Sevan, Sevanavank monastery

Private Tour: Tsaghkadzor city, Kecharis monastery, Lake Sevan, Sevanavank monastery

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Private Tour: Tsaghkadzor city, Kecharis monastery, Lake Sevan, Sevanavank monastery

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DURATION
7 hours
PICK UP POINT
At your request
TOUR LANGUAGE
Russian, English

GUIDE SERVICE
(if chosen)

WI-FI

TICKETS
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BOTTLED WATER

LUNCH
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Brief description

During this one-day private tour you will visit Lake Sevan, Sevanavank, Tsaghkadzor city with Ropeway and Kecharis Monastery. Set 1900m above sea level and covering 1240 sq km, the vast expanse of Sevana Lich (Lake Sevan) is the largest lake in the Caucasus and one of the largest freshwater high-altitude lakes in the world. Sevanavank is located on the peninsula of Sevan. In 305, it was founded by St. Gregory the Illuminator, who built the church on the place of a pagan temple. The second stop is Tsaghkadzor city. It is a spa town in Kotayk province of Armenia, it is popular ski and climate destination. Here you will also visit wonderful medieval monastery Kecharis, it was built in the early-mid ages. Choose one of the presented individual tours, customize it or create your private tour in Armenia with Jan Armenia Tours and Travel! Book with us & Let us show you the Land of old Legends, Biblical Stories and Ancient History!

  1. Transportation on comfortable vehicles
  2. All tickets to mentioned historic and cultural sights, museums
  3. Drinking water in the vehicle
  4. Taxes
  1. Lunches during the tour. We can organize lunch by prior request
  2.  Additional alcoholic drinks
  3. Entrance tickets to the Ropeway (2000AMD per person)
  1. Please e-mail us if there are children under 4 years with you
  2. In case the tour is organized in other language, changes of the prices are possible.

Stop 1: 11:00
Tsaghkadzor

Tsaghkadza or is cozy city in Kotayk province of Armenia, a popular ski and climatic resort, which translated from Armenian means “Gorge of Flowers”.Already in the V century BC became aware of the curative properties of the local climate.And the nature here is indescribable! Here you will see mountains, snow-capped peaks, swift rivers, steep cliffs, picturesque valleys covered with flower carpet, dense forests and medicinal springs, among them well-known Arjahpyuru and Ttujur.In Tsakhkadzor you will find all the conditions for a good rest and sport. There are many children’s camps, rest homes. Also the main sports complex of the country was also built, which brought Tsakhkadzor international fame.In Tsakhkadzor You can ride on the aerial cable car and enjoy the beautiful view of the bright blue Sevan, Greater and Lesser Ararat.

Stop 2: 12:00
Kecharis Monastery

Kecharis medieval monastery complex is located in the northwestern part of city Tsaghkadzor. It is noteworthy not only with architectural originality, but also with its interesting story. His formation lasted 220 years, with over 150 years of interruption. Such fate was due to the peculiarities of the historical period. The construction of the monastery began during the reign of the Bagratuni dynasty, and continued by the Pahlavuni dynasty. The first church in the area of Kecharis monastic complex, St. Gregory the Illuminator, was built in 995-1003, and then other sacred places were built. The Kecharis monastery includes three churches, St. Gregory the Illuminator with a domed hall, St. Nshan and St. Cathoghike churches, two chapels and a courtyard. A little further to the west, on the way to the forest there is another church – St Harutiun. Unlike similar monasteries of Armenia, Kecharis’ main structures form a straight corner on their own pillars. Gregory the Illuminator Church is the main, at the same time the largest and tallest building of the monastery. There are numerous khachkars of the 12th and 13th centuries in the complex, which make the monastery more colorful and complete.

Stop 3: 13:00
Lake Sevan

The high-mountainous Lake Sevan is the “pearl of Armenia”. Lake Sevan – located at an altitude of 1,900 m above sea level in the center of the Armenian highland, 63 km northeast of the Armenian capital of Yerevan city and is the largest of the Caucasus lakes. From all sides, Sevan is surrounded by mountain ranges, offering a stunning view of alpine lake.. The lake is famous for its purest fresh water, and pure mountain air has a beneficial effect on health.

Stop 4: 14:00
Sevanavank

The monastery complex Sevanavank is located on the peninsula of Sevan. In 305, it was founded by St. Gregory the Illuminator, who built the church on the place of a pagan temple. In the 9th century the princes of Syunik made Sevan a point of their suppurt. In 874 the wife of the Syunik prince Vassak and the daughter of the king Ashot Bagratuni – Mariam built here two churches – St. Arakeloc and St. Astvatcatcin. They are rich in various wood-carved capitals, a aprt of which is kept in the Armenia State Museum of History and in the Art Gallery of St. Petersburg (Hermitage). In 1869 a spiritual school opened in the complex. On the top of the mountain of the island the remnants of the church with a domed hall are preserved. The teritory of the cloister is rich in khachqars (cross-stones).

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