Day 1: Yerevan
Upon arrival at the airport you will be met by your local representative who will transfer you to your hotel.
In the afternoon, enjoy a half day Yerevan city tour.
The tour begins with a visit to Mother Armenia, a statue which was constructed to replace a monumental statue of Joseph Stalin. Visit Genocide complex and Dalma Mall. Thereafter, you will head to the Cascade, a giant stairway in the capital city which links downtown Kentron area of Yerevan with the Monument neighbourhood. The stairs afford walkers unobstructed views of central Yerevan and Mount Ararat. From the Cascade, you will be heading to the Opera House. A visit to the Republic Square awaits you next. The Square is famous for the dancing water fountains located at the north-eastern end along the National Gallery. The buildings around the Square are made of rose and white Armenian tufa stones and provide a great insight into the architectural heritage of Armenia.
If you are looking for some shopping during your holiday to Armenia, Vernissage (open only on week-ends) is the place to be. Hundreds of vendors selling a variety of crafts, souvenirs, woodcarving items, antiques, and wool carpets will leave you spoilt for choice.
Day 2: Lake Sevan, Tsaghkadzor Dilijan Tour
This tour takes you to the North of Armenia, where you will be surrounded by beautiful nature. Experience the natural beauty of Tsaghkadzor Resort. Enjoy a visit to Sevanavank Monastery, stunning landscape and cultural heritage of Dilijan City.
Nice weather, mild summer and warm winter attract tourists all year round.
You will be driven to the North-Western part of Armenia. The first stop is Tsaghkadzor city (Valley of flowers) considered to be one of the most popular winter resorts of Armenia. It is one of the places of the mountainous country, where the beauty of nature appears with its whole variety. Opportunity to go up to the mountain peaks by ropeway, where you will catch an unforgettable gorgeous panoramic view of this part of the world . Moving on, pay a visit to the Kecharis monastery . Dating back to the 11th century, the monastery includes four churches and ruins of the mausoleum of Grigorius Pahlavuni.
The next stop is Lake Sevan that is only 30 minutes’ drive distance from Tsaghkadzor. It is known as a blue gem of the Armenian mountainscape. Lake Sevan is considered to be one of the largest sweet water lakes in the world, situated at an altitude of 1,897 meters above sea level. Climb on the peninsula from where the fascinating view on the Lake is open. Visit Sevanavank monastery, built by the princess Mariam to honor the life of her deceased husband in the 9th century. Sevanavank is also home to one of the most beautiful Amenaprkich (all savior) Khachkars of Armenia. This is one of the 13 rarest crosstones depicting Jesus. Afterwards, go to visit Dilijan.
Dilijan is one of the most important resorts of Armenia, famous for its amazing surroundings, situated in Dilijan National Park. This small city, lost in forests and mountains with alpine meadows around, is home to numerous Armenian artists, composers, and filmmakers. Visit to Haghartsin Monastery (X- XIV centuries). Nestled in forested mountains the Monastery creates a magical impression of the lost world.
Then return to Yerevan after this amazing day.
Day 3: Half Day Mt Aragats Alphabet Park Amberd
Half Day Mt Aragats Alphabet Park Amberd
This day trip takes you to explore one of the most beautiful gorges of Armenia: the Gorge of Qasakh River, famous for its beautiful churches standing on cliff edges.
Have a short stop at the Alley of the Alphabet, where you will be given the chance to find the first letter of your name and even snap a picture with it.
On this tour you will visit Alley of Letters that was built in honor to the 1600th anniversary of the creation of Armenian alphabet. This monument is unique not only in Armenia, but all around the world. Next stop is Amberd. Amberd fortress is simply stunning. The site is loved because it is one of the last standing remainders of Armenia's royal past. As you approach it through steel hairpin turns, you realize that you are up for an amazing sight. The fortress and the adjacent church date to the 10th century, the fortress was partially destoyed by Mongol invaders around year 1236. In its golden years it was a primary defense point for the ancient Armenia capital Ani. The view is mesmerizing, as you gaze down into a deep valley, you realize how powerfull the nature is.
Further we will drive to Kari Lake (Stone Lake). Lake Kari is an alpine lake in Armenia, situated on the slopes of Mount Aragats. Mount Aragats is considered to be the highest point of the Republic of Armenia at 4090 m from sea level. The circumference of the base is about 200 km, and the mount occupies 4,000 km2 with its roaring slopes. Aragats has been one of the largest volcanoes in the world.
Then continue the trip to the Monastery of Saghmosavank (XII-XIIIcc). A wonderful view on the gorge of the Kasakh river.
Day 4: Yerevan
Check out from the hotel and get transferred to the airport for your journey to further destination.
- 3 Nights’ accommodation at hotel
- Meal: daily breakfast
- Round trip transfer: airport – hotel – airport
- All transfers during tours
- Half Day Yerevan City Tour
- Full Day Lake Sevan Tsaghkadzor Dilijan Tour
- Half Day Mt Aragats and Alphabet Park Amberd tour
- Assistance of our representative in Armenia
- Visa fees if any
- Personnel Expenses such as minibar at the hotels
- Drinks at meals
- Tips to the local guide and driver
- City Taxes