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Welcome to Armenia! To the land of old legends, biblical stories and ancient culture! Discover interesting facts about the history of Armenia, visit the most important historical, cultural and spiritual centers, taste the exquisite taste of Armenian wine and be inspired by the extraordinary nature of the land of the sun!
In this tour package it is possible to change the days of excursions. All components of the package (tours and transfers) can also be arranged on non-consecutive days. If you choose airport transfer booking, please indicate the details of arrival and departure (flight details, date / time, number of luggages, etc.).
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The tour starting from 1 person
RECOMMENDED DAYS FOR THE TOUR PROGRAM
01.01 - 31.12
Armenian, Russian, English
MEETING POINT FOR TOURS
Pick up at your hotel
Discount for children
Transfer from/to Zvartnots International Airport (if chosen)
Pick up from the hotel
Comfortable vehicles with Wi-Fi and air conditioning
1 bottle of water per person per day
Services of a highly qualified guide (if chosen)
Lunch and dinner (if chosen)
All admission tickets to historical and cultural attractions
SIM card with Internet as a present
Early Check-ins/Late Check-outs
Duration - 3 hours
18:00-21:00 Sightseeing tour in Yerevan
Sightseeing tour in Yerevan is a perfect way to discover the history and culture of one of the oldest cities in the world. We will start the tour from the office of Jan Armenia Tours and Travel. First, we will stop next to the drinking fountain and spin around the towering tuff masterpieces in bustling Republic Square. To the left of the History Museum building, we will stroll up to Abovyan Street and We will pass the city’s few remaining 19th-century black tuff buildings. You’ll soon reach Charles Aznavour Square, named after the French-Armenian singer commonly known as Paris’ Frank Sinatra. There, you’ll find the Moscow Cinema and a friendly-looking spider sculpted in 2008. The next stop is Northern Avenue. It is the most modern place of Yerevan, connecting its two main areas: Republic Square and Freedom Square. Avenue decorated with many luxury buildings, restaurants, offices and commercial properties. Continuing ahead you’ll reach the beating heart of Yerevan, Opera Square, where locals go to see a show or simply to hang out. Circling the opera on the left and we will explore the art market centered on a statue of Armenian painter Martiros Sarian. After, again we will cross the roundabout to a row of open-air cafes that lead to a statue of Alexander Tamanyan, Yerevan’s chief architect. In the Cafesjian Center sculpture garden, we will stop and gander at the disproportionate Roman Warrior and Cat made by Colombia’s Fernando Botero, the seated human made of Latin letters by Spaniard Jaume Plensa and various hares by British artist Barry Flanagan. Finally, you’ll reach the city’s most celebrated monument, the 572-step Cafesjian Center for the Arts aka the Cascade. The last stop will be the top of Cascade complex, where we will enjoy the best view to Yerevan!
Duration / Distance: 8-9 hours / 260 km
09:00 - 10:00 Transfer from Yerevan to Khor Virap Monastery
11:00 - 12:00 Khor Virap Monastery
Khor Virap – Armenian 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 Gregory the Illuminator was previously imprisoned – the patron saint and the first official head of the Armenian Apostolic Church by the Armenian king for 13 years. From the territory of the monastery there is an unusual view of the biblical mountain Ararat.
12:00 - 13:30 Transfer from Khor Virap Monastery to "Areni" winery
13:30 - 14:30 Wine Factory "Areni": tour and degustation (3 types of wine - rose, white and red)
Areni is the birthplace of winemaking. Viticulture on the territory of Armenia originated many years before our era. In Armenia, grows a lot of wild vineyard, and a large number of local varieties of grapes. And here there is the oldest winery of Armenia, where you can taste the most delicious wine from the best varieties of grapes.
14:30- 16:00 Free time
Here you can have lunch in one of the cozy restaurants. We can arrange lunch in advance upon request.
16:00- 16:30 Transfer from Areni winery to Noravank Monastery
16:30- 17:30 Noravank Monastery
Noravank Monastery is among the wonderful steep red rocks on the ledge of a meandering gorge. It was founded in the XII century on the site of ancient buildings. Complex Noravank, thanks to the magnificent creations of medieval architects and its location on the background of a beautiful landscape, leaves an indelible impression. It is one of the majestic monuments of the Armenian medieval architecture.
17:30- 20:00 Transfer from Noravank Monastery to Yerevan
* Approximate time indicated
Duration / Distance: 6-7 hours / 90 km
10:00 - 10:30 Transfer from Yerevan to Charents Arch
10:30- 11:00 The place for the Arch was not chosen by chance, from this point there is the breathtaking view on the Biblical Mount Ararat. The words stamped on the arch belong to one of the most respected Armenian poets, Yeghishe Charents, who sang about this great and sacred mountain. That's why people call this construction "Charents Arch".
11:00 - 11:30 Transfer: Charents Arch - Garni Temple
11:30 - 12:30 Garni Pagan temple
Garni pagan temple was built in the second half of the I century by King Trdat III. It is the only pagan temple preserved on the territory of Armenia. After the adoption of Christianity it became the summer residence of Khosorodukht, the sister of King Trdat III. The temple is believed to have been dedicated to Mitra, the Sun God. The temple is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
12:30 - 13:00 Symphony of Stones natural monument
"If you haven't seen the Symphony of Stones, you haven't been to Armenia." This natural monument is stunning and awe-inspiring. The site is a gorge whose rocks consist of huge basalt columns overhanging the ground at a height of about 50 meters.
13:30 - 15:00 Free time
Here you will have lunch in one of the colorful restaurants. We can arrange lunch upon request.
15:30 - 16:30 Geghard Monastery is one of the greatest medieval architectural constructions in Armenia, founded in the 4th century AD on the site of a sacred spring, originating in a cave. Geghard is completely hollowed out in a cave, it is also called a "cave monastery". The monastery complex is included in the World Heritage List of UNESCO.
16:30- 17:30 Transfer from Garni to Yerevan
* Approximate time indicated
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In case of changing the date of service, no fee will be charged if you inform the organization at least 48 hours before the service is provided, and in case of later notification on change - 10% of the total cost will be charged. It is possible to change the direction or type of service only at least 24 hours before the service is to be provided. In this case, the final calculation is made, the corresponding changes are made, if possible.
In the case of extreme weather conditions or force majeure, the entity has the right to change, reduce or cancel the approved purchase. In case of cancellation by the organization, you are offered another equivalent service.
Without any penalty purchase cancellation is available at least 48 hours in advance. After that, the whole value of the service is non-refundable in case of purchase, cancellation, as well as without the consent of the service provider. For full information on money refund and other costs related to that can be found in the Public Contract.
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