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Armenia for second-timers
9 days / 8 nights
Yerevan - Khor Virap - Noravank - Areni - Ejmaistin - Zvartnots - Yerevan - Tegher Monastery - Hayravank Monastery - Dilijan - Haghartsin Monastery - Sanahin Monastery - Yerevan - Matenadaran - Oshakan - Moughni Monastery - Saghmosavansk Monastery - Monastery of Talin - Arutch Monastery - Mastara - Yerevan

Events & Festivals Armenia

Wine & Brandy Tasting - Tours of the wineries and tasting of wine and brandy are very popular.
Early Christian Monuments – The first country which in the world that have addopted Christianity as official religion.
Archaeological Sites & Excavations - The density of archaeological sites is unbelievable.
Armenian cuisine - Noted for its pleasing aroma, as a result of the expert mix of spices employed.
Local Festivals - variety of events for any taste : folk festivals, art exhibitions, chamber music, opera.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 1 Yerevan
Arrival transfer.

Day 2 Yerevan - Khor Virap - Noravank (80km/1,30h) - Areni - Yerevan (110km/1,30h)
Travel to Khor Virap. Enjoy the view of the sacred Ararat Mountain, an immortal symbol of . Continue to Noravank monastery. Travel to Areni. See the church and taste the Areni wine. Back to Yerevan.

Day 3 Yerevan - Ejmiatsin (70km/1h) - Zvartnots (60km/1h) - Yerevan
Departure to Ejmiatsin. Visit the churches of 3 Virgins. The Cathedral of Ejmiatsin is an official residence of Armenian Catholicos. Continue to Zvartnots, a Temple of Vigil Forces. Back to Yerevan.

Day 4 Yerevan - Tegher monastery - Hayravank monastery (110km/1,30h) - Dilijan (60km/1h)
Travel to Tegher monastery. Visit the Sevan peninsula and the popular Hayravank monastery. Transfer to the resort of Dilijan and the Nature Reserve of Dilijan.

Day 5 Dilijan - Haghartsin monastery - Haghpat monastery (100km/1,30h) - Sanahin monastery - Yerevan (150km/2,30h)
Excursion to Haghartsin monastery, a great cultural and spiritual center. Continue to Haghpat monastery. Explore its major churches. Travel to the marvellous monastery of Sanahin. See a house-museum of Mikoyan brothers. Back to Yerevan.

Day 6 Yerevan - Matenadaran - Oshakan - Moughni monastery - Saghmosavank monastery - Yerevan
Explore the Museum of ancient manuscripts Matenadaran. Continue to Oshakan. See St Mashtots churches, the monument to the perished in the battle of Oshakan, the monument to the Armenian alphabet. Continue to Moughni monastery and Saghmosavank monastery, an architectural phenomenon. Back to Yerevan.

Day 7 Yerevan - Monastery of Talin (70km/1h) - Arutch monastery - Mastara - Yerevan (70km/1h)
Travel to Talin monastery and Arutch monastery. Continue to Mastara and Surb Hovhannes temple, built in the 6th century. Back to Yerevan.

Day 8 Yerevan
See Garni and Geghard monuments. Explore the spring-memorial to the Greatest Armenian poet Eghishe Charents. Visit the Republic Square, the Opera House, the Parliament, the Cascade. Visit to Tsitsernakaberd Memorial and Museum of the Armenian Genocide.

Day 9 Yerevan
Transfer to the airport.